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Best view in Gardiner, a stones throw from Yellowstone

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,100 sq ft
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 1 Bath with mountain and river views via a large wrap around deck

This beautiful 1920s cabin situated on the Yellowstone River has been recently restored into the ultimate getaway. It contains all of the comforts of home with 2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, a full kitchen, laundry services, two living spaces (one with a TV) and a porch. To take full advantage of the beautiful scenery there are picture windows in the kitchen and a panoramic view from the beautiful, hand crafted deck. The cabin can sleep 4-6 people. Please no pets.

Property Manager
Shane Quimby & Jess Nelson
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Shane Quimby & Jess Nelson

Hi! We are Shane, Jess, little Owen and pup Samara. Together we own, enjoy and run ‘The Quimby Cabin.’ Shane has been busy remodeling, restoring and hosting guests in this cabin for the last 4 years, Owen has been giving directions (and taking naps) for the last 2 years and this is Jess’ inaugural season with the rental. We are all so excited to welcome you in!

Shane is from a small farm town in Illinois, however Montana was always on his mind. After life and work took him from Illinois, to a home within Yellowstone National Park and then to Minnesota, he made his way out to Gardiner to reside full time in 2012. In addition to the rental, Shane runs a woodworking business, Badger Creek Rustic Furniture, which has created not only most of the furniture in this home, but in homes and businesses around town.

Owen is Shane’s main man who will be celebrating his second birthday this summer. When he’s home, he helps out by providing smiles and giggles and has a real passion for driving his dump trucks around the yard.

Jess hails from the great state of Minnesota and while she has been out to spend time with Shane during the 7 years they’ve known each other, it wasn’t until this summer that it made sense to move out. She loves solo traveling, arts and crafts, baking, photography and most certainly, cats. Since quitting her desk job 5 years ago, she lived in New Zealand, photographed dairy cows in Portugal, cooked for a family in France and served pizza and beer at a top restaurants in Minneapolis. Sitting still is not her forte, so she’s funneling that crazy energy into projects at home and around Gardiner, including family photography sessions through her business Chocolate Moose Images.

Together we hope our active, passionate and hospitable natures come through during your stay with us. We are available should you want to chat about life and the area or else we make ourselves scarce should you want to focus on the peace and solitude of the view.

Shane Quimby & Jess Nelson purchased this cabin in 6

Why Shane Quimby & Jess Nelson chose Gardiner

Gardiner and the surrounding ecosystem is magical. It was through a lot of hard work and a little bit of serendipity that the property came to be in my hands, however I put everything I have into it to yield a magical retreat for others to enjoy.

What makes this cabin unique

We think the view from our property is the best in Gardiner. The cabin sits above the Yellowstone River and looks directly into Yellowstone National Park with views of the Black Canyon of the Yellowstone, Rattlesnake Butte, and Mount Everts all from the kitchen window. We’ve been known to have elk, bison, bighorn sheep, mule deer, marmots and other critters walking around the property and even bedding down in the back yard. Other animals spotted in the surrounding hillsides includes black bear, wolves, coyotes, foxes, waterfowl, and various song birds. We feel this property is within comfortable walking distance of everything in town; restaurants, adventure companies, the North Entrance of Yellowstone and even to the super market (.5 mile away).


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation cabin rental in Gardiner, Montana

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen , Includes a picture window and walk-in closet
    Bedroom 2 - 2 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
If you are looking for personal wildlife tours, we can highly recommend two local biologists who provide some of the best experiences Yellowstone can offer. Cara McGary, In Our Nature MacNeil Lyons,


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Best view in Gardiner, a stones throw from Yellowstone
average rating of 5.0 based on 46 reviews

Truly a stunning view and great location

  • 5 of 5

Shane couldn't have been more welcoming and his cabin is comfortable, spacious and beautiful.

  • Submitted: 24-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great way to spend a Fall weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Shane's house is welcoming and feels like a home.

We had a wonderful trip. So close to YNP you can yell over to it.

He stopped to answer any questions or help with advice on Gardiner and the area.

  • Submitted: 17-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Loved Quimby Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Our favorite parts were the views and the snowfall! The cabin was very comfortable and had many amenities. It was just right for our family. We loved Shane's rustic furnishings throughout the cabin. We wish we could have stayed longer, and hope we can return again.

  • Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect in every way!!!

  • 5 of 5

Great accomodations, great location, superb host! Cannot say enough good about the Quinby Cabin...will be back next year!!!

  • Submitted: 17-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quinby Cabin was just what we wanted

  • 5 of 5

Cabin was close to the park, had great views of the Yellowstone river and had all the things needed for a great stay....also, being able to get to the Yellowstone River part of the park was great-the fishing was very good and there were no other people around-not even a bear.

  • Submitted: 14-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This is a perfectly located home for a trip to Yellowstone. Gorgeous views, well maintained!

  • 5 of 5

Well stocked home with everything you could think of. Kitchen supplies, condiments, BBQ, ice chest for day trips. Gorgeous view, we Bbqed a couple night, it made the trip so much more enjoyable than eating over priced, unappetizing National Park food. The home was clean, well stocked with homey furniture, blankets, towels, paper supplies. We couldn't have been happier with our choice of staying at this property! We would rebook in a minute!

  • Submitted: 12-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Wonderland Cafe
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
The Wonderland Cafe
Car: recommended

Gardiner, MT is the only year-round entrance to America's first national park, Yellowstone. Stay with us any season and see what this wonderland has to offer. From skiing and snowmobiling in the winter, to hiking and white water rafting in the summer, it has something for everyone.

If you are looking for personal wildlife tours, we can highly recommend three local biologists who provide some of the best experiences Yellowstone can offer.

Emil McCane

Cara McGary, In Our Nature

MacNeil Lyons,


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation cabin rental in Gardiner, Montana

Rental Basis:
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee C$157.84
Damage Insurance C$74.5

3% resort tax and 7% state tax. The damage insurance covers up to $1,500 in damages (lost keys, broken lamps, marks on the wall, ect.). If you have any questions, please email Thanks

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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