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House on Yellowstone River and Border of Yellowstone Park

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Property Details

Updated: Jan 15, 2017
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, 6 Sleeps

Located less than 1 mile from the Norh Entrance to Yellowstone National Park in Gardiner, MT. Few Vacation rentals are on the Yellowstone River and the border of Yellowstone Park.

This single family home on almost 1 acre has breathtaking views of the Yellowstone River and Mountains. Perched above the Yellowstone River, this very comfortable home offers the perfect vantage point for spotting buffalo, elk, deer and antelope within the Park's boundaries right across the River. Enjoy morning coffee and fantastic evening sunsets on the deck while the magnificent Yellowstone River rushes below your feet.

Recent Review

About the Owner

Belinda Story
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

About Belinda Story

We have owned this property 10 years. We live 30 miles north of Gardiner on a large cattle ranch. We bought the house so we could send our daughter to school in Gardiner.

Gardiner school is the best in the state of Montana.

Belinda Story purchased this house in 2005

18 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(18 traveler reviews)


Rare Five Star Gem In Gardiner

  • 5 of 5

This is the first five star rating I have ever provided to any property or establishment of any kind. Gardiner is a very small town whose claim to fame is its proximity to the northern entrance to Yellowstone. Did not see anything there that would come close to matching the privacy, beauty and full complement of amenities offered at Buffalo Bluff. The fifth star is earned by the attentiveness of the owner, Belinda. She clearly does not want to be intrusive, but does want to be certain that the expectations of her guests are met or exceeded. Terrific!

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful home, great location, terrific host!

  • 5 of 5

We were so happy with our stay in Gardiner. Belinda was a lovely host. She provided useful information, answered all of our questions, and was incredibly welcoming, kind, and thoughtful. The house was beautiful, and very, very spacious. It was neat as a pin and immaculate. We prepared lunches each morning for our full days in Yellowstone and cooked all of our suppers, and the kitchen provided everything we needed. The house was also very bright, which is important to us. It was just a few minutes walk from a local grocery store, and minutes from the North entrance to Yellowstone. It is also very close to the Boiling River and Mammoth Hot Springs. We spent 5 nights in West Yellowstone, and 4 nights in Gardiner, and thoroughly enjoyed out visit to Yellowstone. It is a breathtaking, magical place, and we would definitely return to Belinda's home.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This property was perfect for our family holiday in Yellowstone.

  • 5 of 5

I'm always nervous about booking accommodation as one never really knows beforehand quite what one will find on arrival.... However, any fears were totally unnecessary in the case of Buffalo Bluff.

This house has been perfect for our family..... Four adults and two children -aged 5 and 7 months.

The outside matched the photos we'd seen but the inside was much better than we'd expected and I don't think the photos do it justice.

The location was extremely convenient - not only for access to the park but also for the local supermarket and restaurants. The outside deck, right over the river, was a delight.

We had plenty of space and were impressed with how well equipped the house was. The beds, bed linens, towels etc were high quality as were all the appliances.

The house was also well maintained and spotlessly clean.

All in all, it made us feel really comfortable and 'at home'. We loved it!

The Internet was rather slow and perhaps a few hooks on the backs doors would have been useful .... But I don't want to sound critical in any way, as overall we were thrilled with our accommodation.

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect place to stay when visiting Yellowstone

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfectly located right on the river and on the Main Street of town. We were 5 minutes away from everything in town and from the entrance of the Park. The house itself is a great place to stay as well, with a large deck to sit on while enjoying the sounds of the river. We are a family of 4 and had plenty of room and, although we went out for most meals, the house and kitchen is fully stocked. There was a grill on the deck with the starter disengaged, and my husband called Belinda to see if there was an issue starting it. The next day she had brought a brand new grill to set up on the patio!! Wow, talk about a great, responsive, owner. Keep in mind, the old grill still worked, it was just more difficult. Belinda was also very responsive with any questions I had prior to showing up, and she made the entire transaction very easy,

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Buffalo Bluff

  • 4 of 5

We just returned from our vacation and enjoyed our stay. The house was clean and very well kept and Belinda was kind enough to have some basic necessities on hand. The location is perfect for visiting the north end of the Yellowstone, luckily we were more into the wildlife than geysers. Old Faithful was a 7 hour round trip that included other stops along the way. Lamar Valley was about a 45 minute drive one way. I do have a couple of suggestions for Belinda, the house needs at least a window unit in the bedrooms. Although mountain nights are cool, daytime temps are warm enough to heat the house and it takes a while to cool it off in the evening. The other suggestion would be to upgrade the router, the wifi was painfully slow and we ended up using data and exceeded our plan limits for the month because the wifi was so slow. Belinda was very nice to deal with and I would recommend her property to anyone looking to explore Yellowstone. If you go, don't miss the boiling river and take a long a pair of old tennis shoes to forge the river to the hot spot, the rocks are brutal on bare feet.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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A real gem

  • 5 of 5

Belinda's house was fabulous! Very clean and well stocked with everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The house was right on the Yellowstone River and the beautiful double deck overlooked the river. We spent quiet private evenings on the deck after busy days at the parks. Belinda was accessible at all times if we had any questions. I would definitely rent again! It was so nice to come home and get away from all the crowds. Highly recommend!!!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : at 80 Miles Car: recommended

Gardiner is small and the house is located on the north edge of town. Numerous Restaurants, galleries, coffee shops and stores are within walking distance. You can be inside Yellowstone's North Entrance in about 5 minutes making this a perfect base for touring Yellowstone's Old Faithful, Grand Canyon, Lamar Valley, even the Beartooth Highway.

Rafting and horseback riding are available in Gardiner.

Rates & Availability

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4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Nightly Rate: $350.00

Weekly Rate: $2300.

Monthly Rate: $4000 - $7000

Rates include Montana 7% bed tax and the cleaning fee

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Property Type

  • house


  • Adventure
  • Family


  • Dining Area


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront


  • autumn foliage
  • museums

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting


  • Bathroom 1
  • Bathroom 2


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3


  • Guests provide their own meals


  • The deck is a great gathering place for barbeques and sundowners. The large yard is fenced and offers plenty of room for children to burn off energy. The house is very comfortable, offering a fully equipped kitchen, washer & dryer, two baths and three bedrooms. TV, DVD player and internet are provided.

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