About Gardiner MT

About Gardiner Montana

Gardiner is a small town situated at the North Entrance of Yellowstone National Park. It is easily accessed (all year) from Mammoth WY via a winding 5 mile road. It has about 1,000 year-round residents and serves over 2.5 million guests visiting Yellowstone and the surrounding area each year. We love our town and we would be grateful if you would support our local businesses. Here's information about some of our favorite places to stay and eat. We also have suggestions for activities.

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Where to Stay

Gardiner Hotels, B&Bs and Inns

Yellowstone River Motel (May-October, locally owned, pet friendly) yellowstonerivermotel.com

Gardiner Guest House (year-round) gardinerguesthousebb.com

Wonderland Café and Lodge (year-round) wonderlandcafeandlodge.com

Yellowstone Village Inn and Suites (year-round) yellowstonevinn.com

Yellowstone Gateway Inn (year-round) yellowstonegatewayinn.com

Yellowstone Basin Inn (year-round) yellowstonebasininn.com

Dreamcatcher Tipi Hotel (May-September) dreamcatchertipihotel.com

Park Hotel (year-round) parkhotelyellowstone.com

Absaroka Lodge (year-round) yellowstonemotel.com

Gardiner Cabins and Houses

Wanderlust Haven (superb views in a stunning 2 bedroom house) – ask us, we can book you directly or click HERE

Jardine Retreat (secluded and cozy 2 bedroom in historic Jardine) jardineretreat.com

Lilac Cottage vrbo.com/602487

Yellowstone Riverside Cabin (Year-round, especially for photographers) yellowstoneriversidecabin.com

North Yellowstone Cabin Rentals (May-September) northyellowstonehostel.com/vacation-cabins

Lodging in Silver Gate and Cooke City MT

Elkhorn Lodge elkhornlodgemt.com

Gray Wolf Cabin greywolfcabin.com

The Fox Den on Soda Butte Creek airbnb.com/rooms/20917498

High Country Motel and Cabins highcountrymotelandcabins.com

Beartooth Cabin in Cooke City beartoothpowder.com/the-downtown-cabin

Living Waters vrbo.com/169165

Creekside at Yellowstone vrbo.com/805103

The Wolf Den vrbo.com/327027

Lamar Valley Cabin lamarvalleycabin.com

Blackford Mountain House vrbo.com/1069408

Woody Creek Cabin (just a 2.5 mile hike into the splendid backcountry!) beartoothpowder.com/woody-creek-in-the-summer

Restaurants in Gardiner

These are the local places we enjoy. In addition to offering great food, the staff and owners are great people.

Local Advice (excellent paninis, smoothies, outdoor seating, summer only) Food truck at Second and Main.

Follow Yer Nose Smoke Wagon ( summer only, lunch & dinner Southern style BBQ, sides, vegetarian options, consistently great food truck at gas station, mile 4 on highway 89)

Bear’s Brews (coffee kiosk, cold drinks, baked goods, breakfast sandwiches and burritos, locally made gifts) website

Gardiner Market (groceries, pre-made meals & sandwiches) gardinermarket.com

Wonderland Café and Lodge (coffee, bakery, lunch, dinner – gluten free and vegetarian options) wonderlandcafeandlodge.com

Tumbleweed Café (coffee, tea, quick breakfast and lunch, bookstore, locally made art) tumbleweedbooksandcafe.weebly.com

Yellowstone Pizza Company yellowstonepizzacompany.com

Restaurants in Cooke City and Silver Gate

These are the local places we enjoy. In addition to offering great food, the staff and owners are great people.

Cooke City Coffee (Year-round café, espresso, excellent breakfast and lunch options, books, locally crafted items) Website

Stop the Car Trading Post (coffee, ice cream, local art, books) Website

Beartooth Café (Summer only, good food, lots of different local beers)

While you’re in Silver Gate, stop by Wildlife Along the Rockies, Dan and Cindy Hartman’s extraordinary wildlife photography gallery. Website

Gardiner, Montana is a great place to base yourself for part or all of your visit. This is the only entrance to Yellowstone that is open all year long. In the winter, there is no better base for wildlife watching. Roads are plowed and skiing/snowshoeing opportunities are abundant.

Spring, summer, and fall in Yellowstone offer so many possibilities! We offer guided hiking opportunities in Yellowstone National Park, and on many miles of trails in the Gallatin National Forest surrounding Yellowstone.

Go horseback riding with long-time local wildlife lovers at Specimen Creek Outfitters

Go white-water rafting on the beautiful Yellowstone River with our friends at Wild West Rafting. No experience necessary!

Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned fly-fisher, contact Parks Fly Shop, the best and one of the oldest fly shops in the state, for guided trips along the Yellowstone and Gardiner Rivers.