Lodging In

Gardiner, MT


Whether you are searching for that mountainside cabin or a more “roughin’ it” experience, we will point you in the right direction. From Yellowstone to Paradise Valley, you will find the perfect place to bed down during your stay.


$350/ADULT, $350/CHILD AGES 4-12

This journey begins at 9:30 AM for check-in at our Wild West Rafting Office. You will be transported to the Yellowstone River just minutes away. At the river, you will meet your expert guide. After a brief talk about safety, we board the raft and paddle off! This white water section of the Yellowstone River has several class II & III rapids, beautiful mountain scenery, and wildlife. Prepare to get very wet!

During a calm stretch of river, we land on a river bank filled with tall cottonwood trees. You are served a hearty picnic lunch. Take this time to do some exploring before boarding the raft for more white water action. Yankee Jim Canyon is the next thrilling section of the river. The deep, narrow canyon offers an up close and personal feel of nature.

18 miles into your trip, the river begins to meander through Montana ranch land. It is a unique section of river that only our overnight guests experience. At approximately 4 p.m., you arrive at our destination camp. During your river trip, our staff has been busy preparing your overnight stay. A campfire, hot or cold drinks, your dry clothes and gear are waiting upon arrival. You will learn a bit of Crow and Cheyenne Indian history at tipi camp!

With the campfire glowing, guests will be treated to a real Montana Country dinner. Dinner includes a variety of tasty sides guaranteed to satisfy the hungriest rafter! Other menus are available upon request.

Relax after dinner, take a walk along the riverbank, fish, or just sit by the fire for the evening.  As the night winds down, prepare for stargazing in Big Sky Country! Enjoy stories and roasting marshmallows before it’s off to a cozy night’s sleep. 

Guests will sleep in a comfortable Crow Indian or Cheyenne Indian tipi or tent equipped with a cot, pillow & sleeping bag! A fully equipped bathroom with a shower is provided.

The next morning you will be served a country breakfast* of farm fresh eggs, bacon and pancakes before departing for the day!

  • *Hearty Picnic Lunch includes a fresh sandwich roll filled with turkey or beef slices & cheese, watermelon, chips and a cookie!

  • *Montana Country Dinner includes a steak or pork or chicken grilled to perfection! It includes hot roasted potatoes, fresh asparagus & salad! Homemade dessert too!

  • *Country Breakfast includes farm fresh eggs, bacon and pancakes!

Included: Depending on the time of year, wetsuits, water shoes, & splash jackets. Lunch, dinner, breakfast the following morning. Wall tent or teepee with sleeping bags/pillows. Shower. Fishing equipment




    Nightly Rates Starting at $225/night | Weekly Rates Starting at 1,400

    Ranch and cabin-style vacation rentals located near Yellowstone National Park.  You can choose to stay  in Tom Miner Basin, Gardiner, Suce Creek, or Paradise Valley.  If you’re looking for an extended stay with a large group, one of the MonTanya Properties will suit your needs!


      Nightly Rates Starting at $425/night + $100 cleaning fee

      The Sunny Slope Lodge is a custom log lodge, and just the place to hang your hat after a long day of Yellowstone adventuring. This 4 bedroom, 3 baths, 3,000 square feet custom cabin/timber frame home luxuriously sleeps up to 8.

      True plaster, slate, hardwood flooring, and unique western touches ornate this vacation rental. Enjoy a cup of coffee or a gourmet meal on the expansive deck while soaking in the immense views of Yellowstone, specifically the steam from Mammoth Hot Springs. Let the sounds of Bear Creek soothe your soul.


        Nightly Rates Starting at $35-130.00/room

        Private Rooms for 2 people: $90 (plus taxes and fees)
        Clean, bright, furnished rooms overlooking the Yellowstone River, finished with slate floors and wood wainscoting. Room features Queen Bed with linens and two bath towels. Private entrance. Rooms lack TVs and phones to fit in with the rustic Yellowstone setting. Full use of Lodge. Bathrooms are “down the hall.”

        Private Rooms for 2 – 4 people: $109-130 (plus taxes and fees).
        Clean, bright, furnished rooms overlooking the Yellowstone River, finished with slate floors and wood wainscoting. Room features Queen Bed and Twin Bunk Beds with linens and 4 bath towels. Private entrance. Rooms lack TVs and phones to fit in with the rustic Yellowstone setting. Full use of Lodge. Bathrooms are “down the hall.”

        Shared Dorm Rooms for up to 4 people: $35/person (plus taxes and fees).
        Dormitory-style rooms with two Twin Bunk Beds. Bring your sleeping bag and towel, or linens are available for an additional $5. Private entrance. Full use of Lodge. Bathrooms are “down the hall.”

        Tent Camping Sites: $15/night (plus taxes and fees).
        Riverside tent sites nestled amongst the trees. Include use of showers and full use of Lodge.


          Nightly Rates Starting at $135-205/night (3 night minimum)

          All three cabins sit on 4 acres of property just outside of Yellowstone.  The old Jardine mine site is part of the beautiful and unique mountain view looking out the front, as well as being able to see and hear Bear Creek right across the street!

          If you are looking for a mountain getaway to be able to escape from the crowds after a busy day of activity in the park, then these cabins are the perfect place for you!

          1 Bedroom Cabin:  A 518 square foot cabin for $175/night or $1,100 weekly.

          2 Bedroom: A cozy 436 square foot cabin for $189/night or $1,300 weekly.

          2 Bedroom: A lovely 586 square foot cabin for $205/night or $1,400 weekly.


            Nightly Rates Starting at $190-205/night (2 night minimum)

            Sleeps 6-7 people comfortably.

            Paradise Ranch Retreat is a comfortable, 3 bedroom cedar cabin in the heart of Paradise Valley, along the Yellowstone River. There are many amenities, including a Concierge service to help you plan your activities.

            The cabin is 18 miles south of the quaint and historic town of Livingston, Montana, on highway 89. A great retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city, this cabin has it all; access to the tourist areas of Southwest MT, and proximity to some of the towns and activities that will put you in touch with the wonderful locales that make this place special.

            We are 30 miles from the north entrance of Yellowstone National Park.

            Enjoy a Montana rodeo and visit many of the fine art galleries year round. Experience great horseback riding, visit Chico Hot Springs, whitewater rafting, skiing, fishing, and see an abundance of wildlife along the way.

              THE ELLIOT HOUSE

              Nightly Rates Starting at $145/night (3 night minimum)

              A well kept historic home with a location that is unbeatable! The Elliott Guest House is a completely restored home built in 1916. Fine linens, regional art, and a fully furnished kitchen grace the home. The Elliott Guest House is distinguished as one of the area’s first vacation homes. It is a premiere place for fly fishers to stay. We love to host our guests. This is our only home that we manage, so your stay will not feel like a corporate booking or distant management company experience.

              Our home is ideally suited within walking distance to shopping, restaurants, and live theater. Fish or sightsee during the day (within a 15 minute drive) and come home to a charming home near restaurants and live theater at the end of the day.

              Enjoy the sunny front porch and walk to breakfast just two blocks downtown. Relax in our air conditioning and well kept furnishings.

                THE RENNELLS HOUSE

                Nightly Rates Starting at $314/night (2-5 night minimum)

                You will love the soaring ceilings and spacious feel of this attractive stucco home just a few miles east of Livingston. Enjoy the mountain views and a barbecue from the front deck or sit a spell in the rocking chair on the back porch.

                The interior has a real Montana feel with large exposed wooden beams. In contrast, the walls, finished by local artisans with a special kind of plaster in soft, warm tones, impart a soothing feel to the interior.

                This house offers the convenience of being near Livingston with the spectacular views that aren’t normally found without a much longer drive


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                  MORE CAMPGROUNDS

                  Don’t Just Take Our Word For It

                  Awesome trip! Jake was an amazing guide. We did the 2 hour float on a hot Summer afternoon. Exciting rapids mixed with leisurely floats. Saw some wildlife along the way

                  Stephen D.

                  We loved our riding experience! Our guide was awesome, so friendly and knowledgeable. The whole ride was fun. The scenery was beautiful!!!

                  Liz S.

                  We had such a great time on the river! Everyone on staff was so friendly, kind, patient and helpful! We enjoyed having all the mountains and points of interest shown to us.

                  Heather B.

                  Excellent half day trip. Our guide was knowledgeable and she had great suggestions for other things do to in town. The river had great conditions. We got to see a lot of wild life!

                  Arian A.

                  Great rafting company! We did the full day whitewater which I highly recommend. It was a really fun experience! All the guides were a lot of fun!

                  Susie L.