Why choose us? Because you deserve this!

We offer many homemade meal options to make your stay unique, easier and more convenient all while you get to experience a local delicacy!

We live on site here at Little Trail Creek Cabins. Jim has lived in Gardiner for over 30 years. We are both very familiar with the the area and can assist you with recommendations ranging from activities to dining. We know what is happening in and around town. We want our guests to experience the best of the Gardiner Montana area, like a local!

Each cabin has a unique and breathtaking view of nature, Paradise Valley and Yellowstone National Park! You will not get wildlife or views like this in town or most other places in this area!

By choosing to stay with us at Little Trail Creek Cabins you are supporting a local Mom and Pop Small Business and save you on the large corporations third party fees by booking directly though us.

For every direct booking with Little Trail Creek Cabins please enjoy a complimentary package of elk burger or a bottle of wine!


We are situated on a 10 acre property that boarders Little Trail Creek. Our backyard is hundreds of thousands of public acres of land to explore and enjoy. It is only a 5 minute drive to Gardiner at the North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park. If you are coming out West to get away and experience nature, this is the place to be! Not in a town in a cookie cutter box.

This is a view of our property circled in yellow. Our backyard is hundreds of acres of public land with a creek, hiking trails and very limited access.

Reference for colors:

Yellow - Our property
Green - Gardiner, Montana
Orange - Yellowstone National Park

Stay & Play Custom Package

For an additional fee, we can build you a custom Stay & Play Package!

For a truly stress free and relaxing vacation let us plan your trip. Just let us know which activities you are interested in, such as: horseback riding, llama experience, white water rafting, guided site seeing tours, fishing, zip lining, hiking, hot springs, massages, sip n paint, art workshop, catered meals and more! Just let us know and we will make all of the arrangements for you.

The Extras

  • We provide a toy shack with indoor and outdoor activities for all ages.

  • Horseshoe pit.

  • Corn Hole and washers.

  • Trampoline.

  • Creek.

  • We provide a swim bag with swim towels & bags for wet suits ready for the river or hot springs.

  • We provide stroller, pack-n-play, kid carrier backpack and more.

  • We have a walker and wheelchair available for use.

  • All of our kitchens are very well stocked with everything that you will need. Call us prior to your arrival and we will send you a photograph of the spice cabinet and condiment selections.

  • And much more!

Spotting Scope - $50 per day
Vortex 10x42 HD Talon Binoculars - $30 per day

Local Library

• Yellowstone In a Day- (to plan day trips).
Photo History of Gardiner & Jardine MT.
Yankee Jim’s National Park Road.
YNP Past & Present.
Paradise Valley History Park County MT. History.
National Geographic DVD’s.
YNP for kids.

Fly Fishing the Yellowstone.
Who Pooped in the Park- scat identification.
Animal Track Identification.
• 400 Years of Imaginary friends - written about the Church Universal Triumphant some refer to as a Cult.
• Prophet’s Daughter.
• Montana Watering Holes.
• History of Montana.
• Ghost Towns of Montana.
A few books on Charlie Russel.
• Hot springs of Montana

• Birds of Western Montana

And many more books on Yellowstone, Gardiner and the surrounding areas.


Save $43 per can of bear spray as we provide this to our guest.

Each cabin has two cans of bear spray. If you are flying, bear spray is NOT allowed on any aircraft.

It is also highly recommended that you watch a YouTube video on how to correctly use bear spray.