Jardine Retreat is owned and operated by Jardine native, Zondra Skertich. Jardine Retreat currently consists of a lovely relaxing vacation rental cottage, but with future visions of growing into a retreat center with even more accommodations and amenities. Zondra has been a massage therapist for 18 years, and currently has massage therapy locations in both Gardiner and Jardine. Cottage guests get discounted massage therapy prices.
For Cottage rental availability and booking, please visit the Cottage section of this website and make your booking online.
For massage therapy availability and booking, please text Zondra at 406-220-2201.
Truly a Paradise Retreat for nordic skiers!!! This little paradise, up high in the mountains in the very small community of Jardine, is something very special. I nordic skied both classic and skate styles only minutes from the cottage a short drive up even further into the mountains on a trail maintained by the Forest Service where snow was plentiful. The next day I did a beautiful ski in Yellowstone gliding over wolf tracks as the sun set illuminating Electric Peak. The cottage was spotless upon arrival and the fire place warmed the heart and soul after skiing. Located in a remote spot they've thought of everything and have the essentials available (coffee, a quick dinner, wine) in case you've forgotten something or get there and don't want to return the 5 miles back to Gardiner for supplies. A truly wonderful winter escape for nordic skiers... – Mary
It is difficult to overstate how awesome this place is! First off, the setting up in the mountains with close proximity to Yellowstone's north entrance and the views/wildlife up Jardine Road are gorgeous. The cabin is easy to access and the neighbors are all really friendly. The cabin itself is just superb. So comfortable and cozy. Standouts are the tall ceilings, gas fireplace, heated bathroom floor and the very well apportioned kitchen! We cooked each of our nights, getting ingredients from the fabulous little Gardiner Market. Try the ground bison or elk for something different and delicious! Also it's a great place for digital detox - you will not miss having wifi. Can't say enough good things about Zondra's place and she is a great host. We will most certainly be back! – Frank
A gem of a cabin. My husband and I spent several nights in the Jardine Retreat Cottage in late January. What a gem of a cabin in a pristine gorge north of Yellowstone National Park. Its proximity to northern Yellowstone makes Jardine a beautiful vantage point for wildlife viewing, skiing and sightseeing. The cabin is clean, well laid-out and cozy! I cuddled up on the couch by the fireplace with a book after spending the day in Lamar Valley observing wolves, bison and elk. What a relaxing space to reflect on the day. The heated floor in the bathroom makes me wonder why I don’t have that at home. Truly inspirational is the art work in the cabin by Mimi Matsuda. She portrays wildlife in a lovable, humorous way. Zondra and James made very helpful and accurate recommendations regarding ski trails and wildlife watching. They are attentive hosts and I could not be happier with the cabin. - Gunda
This space is seriously an oasis. There’s no better way to be so close to nature and still have the comfort of a cozy rental. It was very easy to find the spot and traverse the road up. Incredibly clean, and well curated. One of those rare Airbnbs that makes you fantasize about quitting your job and asking the owner if they’d sell the property. Would absolutely stay here again. – Darrick
Our stay at the Jardine Retreat Cottage was outstanding. Zondra and James are wonderful hosts. This was one of the best equipped kitchens we’ve experienced! It had everything we needed. The house is new and spotless. They even provide a spotting scope for animal viewing! This house was great for our family’s visit to Yellowstone. – Jeff