|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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This property is the original 'McDonald family homestead', 20 minutes from Yellowstone Park line, 25-30 minutes to pay shack in Gardiner. It consists of a log lodge on the hill and log cabins down by the creek all private from each other; all of which are now rental properties. On this listing is the lodge which is 5 Bedroom / 4 Bathroom home that sleeps 12, more if needed; 6500 square feet.
King Master suite with walk in rock shower and big jacuzzi tub with views, double sink,walk in closet, and upper deck.
3 quality Queen bedrooms with a bath/shower, double sinks, twin bed in 1 of the queen bedrooms with 16' climbing wall and rope.
Antique full bedroom with bath attached, very comfy/cozy.
Twin bed in loft Workout area.
Downstairs is 1 queen bed in rec room area. 1 bathroom downstairs. Downstairs is main floor area with kitchen, great room, walk out to decks, yard, parking, etc.
Large kitchen with multiple stations, all equipped with everything, 2 sinks, 2 refrigerators, double oven, lots of sitting in area opens to dining room with 6 chairs at table.
Open great room with large couches, leather recliner chair and big rock fireplace. There are 72 windows in lodge, the views are beautiful and plentiful.
Laundry room with LG front load washer/dryer.
Lodge made with logs up to 40 inches in diameter.
Big deck out front opens to nice green yard with automatic sprinklers, a fire pit, more land to stretch out on, & a very large trampoline.
Views of Yellowstone Park mountains, meadows, wildlife, forests, and the company of our ranch's friendly horses, cats, dogs, cows.
We like to think you are coming to get away from it all & hoping you don't get too tempted with the cable and wifi. Let us know if you need it disconnected. Families who have done that say they bond more. Cell service is not the best in Montana or Wyoming area of the park, & Verizon is the best coverage.
We do have a log barn and attached indoor arena above the lodge higher on the hill for private use only. Many guests come watch the ranch girls ride and rope in the arena when they happen to be between rodeos, visit the cats in the hay, and the miniature cows in the pens. The smaller animals are penned by the barn and arena for their protection from the wildlife.
We have a resident elk herd of a few hundred. They have their babies throughout the basin, as well as in and around the cabins, lodge, & along the road. Howl for the wolves at night, enjoy no city lights up here and many a bright stars and beautiful big sky!
We are open year around. The beauty never stops!
Lodge & log cabins private from each other in the mountains outside of Gardiner next to Yellowstone Park, quiet, beautiful 5 generation family ranch with a few of the old log cabins to look at.
Complete with friendly animals, wildlife on the ranch and during your drive, and still close to many activities including Yellowstone Park.
We are like an extension to the park. Our road Cinnabar Basin runs into Old Yellowstone Trail on the Yellowstone River that leads you to the park a few miles before Gardiner. Or you can take the highway parallel to it, reach Gardiner first, then go into the park.
We are 20 minutes to park line, 25-30 minutes to Yellowstone Park Entrance Station on other side of Gardiner.
1 hour to 1.5 to Old Faithful
4 hours one way to Jackson Hole Wyoming.
Lodging is quality, comfy, cozy, with everything you need, big yard & fire pit, creeks and ponds, animals that visit, beautiful scenery. 6000' lodge with massive logs, spacious & comfortable for family get togethers.
Our neighboring ranch has zip lines, horseback riding, and barbecue lunches. These activities can be arranged when you get here, or in advance. They also have packages to include white water rafting.
We have a wonderful fresh and fair priced restaurant 'The Lighthouse' near the same location at bottom of our road right off the highway, easy for going or coming back from Gardiner. My family's favorite place to eat as well as our guests.
We have dogs & cats that like to visit you, as well as friendly horses and cows that all love attention and treats too. They are outdoor animals not allowed inside.
I encourage an easy hike along the Old Yellowstone Trail in Yankee Jim Canyon approximately 10 miles from our place going opposite of the park. You have the crashing river below which sometimes has sandy beaches for a picnic, and you can view the old signage on the rocks meant for the park's visitors traveling by stagecoach.
There are many public accesses to Yellowstone River to do your own fishing or floating right from the Old Yellowstone Trail at bottom of our road.
We have a creek that flows all the way through our place and down along our road to the river. You can try to fish some of those spots as well, It's a bit trickier fishing due to willows for the moose, and the fish are more skittish.
I can send you an email detailing areas of interest and whom to contact.
We are a like an extension to Yellowstone park.
5 minutes to horseback riding & zip lining
10 minutes to Yellowstone River, river rafting
15 minutes to park line on Old Yellowstone Trail
15 minutes to Lighthouse Restaurant (fresh incredible food)
15 minutes to Devil's slide-natural rock formation
20 minutes to Gardiner
25 minutes to Yellowstone Park Entrance Station
25 minutes to Yankee Jim Canyon, stagecoach trail-historic
30 minutes to boiling river, natural hot springs right inside the park
35 minutes to Mammoth Hot Springs, ice skating, cross ctry skiing
40 minutes to Chico Hot Springs
60 minutes to Old Faithful
Of course, these times could be interrupted with animals getting in your way, or you driving slower in awe of the beauty.
The lodge has satellite wifi. If you need high usage, it will be additional $10 per GB which is our cost.
Email anytime for any questions or information needed of the area.
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|cleaning fee / damage fe||C$328|
Cancellations are refundable minus $75 fee IF I can re-book exact dates.
Check in is 5pm, and check out is 10am for all properties.
extra charges if excessive cleaning is needed, if garbage is not bagged and littering lodge/cabin, ranch grounds, in cans/dumsters without bags.
We have satellite wifi. Not city wifi, but mountain wifi, can be slow. good for emails and occasional surf web. Netflix cannot be accessed, nor should utube or anything else be streamed. satellite dish network cable too.