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Specimen Creek Outfitters

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· Gardiner, Montana
45 acres
1 site
1 Lodging
This property was occupied and homesteaded in 1932 by Lloyd's Dad, Vern who began the outfitting business and raised his family here
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Biking
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Forest
River, stream, or creek
Mountainous
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Gardiner, Montana, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Becky J.Joined in June 2019
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42 ratings · 37 reviews
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Angela R.recommends
September 13, 2022
Cabin on bank of mountain stream
Cabin stay
We absolutely ❤️loved our time staying in the cabin! The water sounds were so peaceful and relaxing! The views driving to the property and on site were breathtaking! So many trails to access in the area and is to Bozeman, Livingston for day trips too. Everything we needed to stay off grid was provided for us to use and we would love to come back again! Thank you for sharing your place with us, it was amazing and exactly what we needed!! Thank you Lloyd and Becky!
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John W.recommends
August 19, 2022
Cabin on bank of mountain stream
What a great location! Fantastic host! I slept better than I have in years with that babbling brook next to the cabin in the woods. Clean, peaceful, perfect.
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Brandee W.recommends
July 24, 2022
Cabin on bank of mountain stream
Beautiful spot and very kind hosts.
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Erica R.recommends
July 22, 2022
Cabin on bank of mountain stream
Everything you need, nothing you do
At the edge of wilderness, all quiet with nothing but the buzz of pollinators and the hum of the stream just outside the door. This off-grid cabin was much bigger and more comfortable than pictured, the cots were plenty firm enough and we were never cold or hot inside. The propane burners were better than my gas stove at home. Outhouse was clean and well-maintained. Nestled between two hillsides, with riparian trees and conifers among the grasses and wildflowers, the cabins are a short walk to Specimen Creek Outfitters who have beautifully trained and forgiving horses. Ralph took us novices on a breathtaking an hour's horseback ride n (lead by his able canine, Sage) through the mountain forests, meadows and streams. My city kids are begging for horses no, lol. The cabins are just 20 minutes to lovely town of Gardiner and gate to Yellowstone, but there is plenty enough in the area to enjoy while the Park is closed up north. Be sure to ride the horses, soak at the Yellowstone Hot Springs, raft in the rivers, hike the Gallatin National Forest, take a polar dip in the stream or use the pans provided for gold-panning. Also, just relax and play games or read on the porch and gaze at the stars.
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Angie T.recommends
July 20, 2022
Cabin on bank of mountain stream
Family Getaway
Absolutely perfect! Scenic and private. Good trails nearby. Everything that you can think of is already provided. Great sleep listening to the babbling creek. Very relaxing. A definite to do again. Great hospitality.
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Richa S.recommends
July 15, 2022
Cabin on bank of mountain stream
It was great place to stay, get away from Yellowstone crowd and enjoy nature at its finest. Very peaceful, my dog wasn’t ready to leave the place. Will definitely book again.
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Devon M.recommends
July 5, 2022
Cabin on bank of mountain stream
Pristine and peaceful! We had a multigenerational group and this space was perfect for all of us. The hosts are fantastic. Pray and Lloyd were super helpful with all of our questions and had great insight on recommendations. We over packed; the cabins had everything we needed and more. We would 100% recommend, and will be back!
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Tammy L.recommends
June 11, 2022
Cabin on bank of mountain stream
This place is in an amazing setting, so well stocked and comfortable. Great reprieve from the craziness of the park. The horseback riding was spectacular. Can't wait to go back to this little slice of perfection!
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Jaime R.recommends
September 20, 2021
Cabin on bank of mountain stream
Peaceful, out of the way, we’ll stocked, roomy cabin. If you don’t mind the road to get there, you’ll love the soothing natural setting.
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Sharon B.recommends
September 9, 2021
Cabin on bank of mountain stream
Beautiful cabin with way more amenities than I expected (propane, water in a cooler, linens). Loved the location for exploring Yellowstone during the day and getting away from crowds at night. I was worried about clearance on the country roads in my Honda Fit, but was absolutely fine in dry conditions. Would definitely stay here again.
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Craig B.recommends
August 14, 2021
Cabin on bank of mountain stream
Amazing cabin on mountain stream.
This cabin and setting were absolutely amazing. Everything we needed for a whole week was provided. The hosts even borrowed us a ranch vehicle when we had trouble with our van battery. Such a neat experience with much privacy, decent fishing, and so much we could enjoy within an hour of the cabin. Thank you to Becky and Lloyd!!
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Jaime K.recommends
August 12, 2021
Cabin on bank of mountain stream
We loved this cabin ❤️
Beautiful property with a clean and well-kept cabin. The stream is awesome. There is a trailhead nearby we hiked. The staff at the horse ranch on the way to the cabin were very friendly and accommodating as well.
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Kim L.recommends
July 27, 2021
Cabin on bank of mountain stream
A stream runs by...off-grid cabin!
This was a true off-grid cabin experience. The stream is right aside your window, making it a wonderfully peaceful place to rest your head. Well-equipped and clean cabin. Basic cots with thick mattress pads. Outhouse. Lanterns. Very away from it all - yet super close to North entrance of Yellowstone. We loved it. But note: We have a 4WD Jeep so making it to the cabin was easy. The road up is quite rough - be aware!
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Danielle E.recommends
July 14, 2021
Cabin on bank of mountain stream
Secluded getaway
This cabin was WONDERFUL. The surrounding scenery was beautiful, we had the use of two cabins, and she supplied us with everytging we needed for our stay! We were close to Yellowstone and the town of Gardiner which made our stay convenient as well. The out house was clean and well stocked with TP. We felt very secluded at this cabin, and loved every minute of it! 10/10 recommend and we would love to visit again someday!
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Jordan O.recommends
July 6, 2021
Cabin on bank of mountain stream
What a great escape…beautiful setting and plenty of privacy. Our family enjoyed the stream and nearby hikes while also using the cabin as a base camp for Yosemite. No electricity, no running water, no problem…the stove, lanterns, outhouse, potbelly stove & water jug were plenty for our two nights. Do note that cell service is nonexistent after you depart Gardiner, which is about 15 min away.
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Keith R.recommends
June 25, 2021
Cabin on bank of mountain stream
Amazing property and the cabin was perfect. Clean, comfortable, with everything needed for a great stay. Owners were easy to work with, good communication overall. Ralph was so kind and great with our boys for a quick and unexpected horse trail ride. It was just a perfect stay, thank you! Just a 10 minute drive to the N. park entrance. We would choose this over staying in the park any day.
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Liz G.recommends
June 22, 2021
Cabin on bank of mountain stream
This place was better than we could have imagined. Absolutely beautiful, great cabin and friendly staff. We will be back for sure!
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Zac E.recommends
June 21, 2021
Cabin on bank of mountain stream
A place to recharge.
After over a year of working remotely and spending days on end in front of a laptop screen, Becky’s cabin was exactly what we needed to recharge. It’s minimalist inside, peaceful water, and “off-the-grid” location was more than we could have hoped for. Our most favorite part was the toasty wood burning stove.
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Sarah K.recommends
June 20, 2021
Cabin on bank of mountain stream
Beautiful and remote
Great cabin with every detail considered. Beautiful space and super close to yellowstone but away from the crowds. Beds are comfy and the outhouse was clean. Definitely reccomend this space for people wanting tobget away feom it all.
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Gary P.recommends
September 9, 2020
Cabin on bank of mountain stream
Perfect.....
Absolutely perfect for what we were after. Rustic, remote, clean, and quiet. We LOVED staying here.
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Kelly P.recommends
September 7, 2020
Cabin on bank of mountain stream
Super private spot just outside Yellowstone. Had everything we needed and more. Would stay again when in the area.
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Jacob M.recommends
August 15, 2020
Cabin on bank of mountain stream
This was a beautiful property and stayingnhere was definitely one of the highlights of the trip!
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Mason S.recommends
August 12, 2020
Cabin on bank of mountain stream
Beautiful, private creekside cabin
This beautiful, private creekside cabin made for the perfect overnighter. The hosts provided more than could be expected (firewood, drinking water, sanitizing wipes) and the setting was beyond imagination. The hosts were very welcoming, the location (and directions) perfect. Very highly recommended!
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Courtney P.recommends
August 1, 2020
Cabin on bank of mountain stream
Amazing cabin
Our stay at the cabin was amazing and very private. Everything we needed to “camp” was provided! Select pots/pans, dishes and utensils, firewood/ kindling, a propane stove, dish soap, fresh water left in jugs on the porch and much more! We were so impressed that we left a gift of a hammock for others to use during their stay. The cabin was comfortable and clean, and the stream next to it was beautiful. We can’t wait to come back and stay longer!
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Adrian E.recommends
July 25, 2020
Cabin on bank of mountain stream
Secluded and scenic getaway
Incredible cabin — very very secluded and fastidiously cleaned and managed. Easy to get to town and there was a great hiking trail within walking distance. It was the perfect private repose for a group of travelers that really needed it! Thanks, y’all!
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Pippa M.recommends
July 23, 2020
Cabin on bank of mountain stream
The PERFECT get away
We could not have been happier staying in this idyllic cabin and the location is absolutely stunning. Becky has thought of everything and left extra's just in case. It was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. We had a wonderful trail ride from the property though flowering meadows and forests and it's only 15 minutes from the entrance to Yellowstone so the perfect place to be away from the crowds yet close enough to get into the park early. If we're ever in Montana again we would make the effort to visit again - it was the highlight of a great 3,500 mile road trip.
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Ginger L.recommends
September 10, 2019
Cabin on bank of mountain stream
Perfect for what we were looking 4.
We loved out stay at this cabin on the creek. So enjoyable to stay so snug in the mountains and listen to the creek each night. Becky provided everything and more for all our needs while there. Unforgettable.
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Krista E.recommends
September 3, 2019
Cabin on bank of mountain stream
Cozy Cabin in the Big Woods
We LOVED this little cabin! The area was quiet and secluded and so incredibly beautiful! The cabin was fully stocked with everything we could possibly need--even things we hadn't thought about. The location, though it feels remote, is very close to the north entrance to Yellowstone and the town of Gardiner so it was quite easy to "get to town" when we needed to. We only spent two nights but it was so enjoyable we hope we can come back for longer and take a horseback tour with Specimen Creek Outfitters. One thing to note is that the horse flies around the cabin were awful and made it so we couldn't just sit outside in the afternoon without being swarmed. I don't know if that's a seasonal thing or a temperature thing (it was quite hot the weekend we were there) and I don't know if there is a repellent for horseflies, but you may want to keep that in mind when packing or planning your days. Despite those darn flies, we were content and happy to enjoy relaxing indoors for the afternoon. We really can't recommend this cabin enough!
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Makaela P.recommends
August 20, 2019
Cabin on bank of mountain stream
The cutest little cabin! I loved that it was a few feet from the water and had a nice outdoor space for a campfire and picnic
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Thomas P.recommends
August 14, 2019
Cabin on bank of mountain stream
Very Lucky Find!
We had a fantastic time at Becky’s cabin. We got in late, but earlier in the day Becky texted me very clear directions to the cabin from the nearest town and we were able to find it with ease. The cabin was immaculate and everything we needed was readily available. The surrounding area is gorgeous and very private. We were only two people, but there were enough supplies (cots, bedding, silverware, etc) and space for a party of ~8 comfortably. The location is also impeccable, being only 20 minutes from the entrance to Yellowstone. It was a privilege to stay here and I look forward to returning! Note: there is no refrigeration in the cabin so a cooler is a good idea if one wishes to preserve perishables. 5/5 no question!
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