FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Did you sustain any damage in the recent flood?
The Jardine Retreat Cottage did not receive any damages during the recent flood. Roads have reopened and we are open for business. The only damage we've gotten is in lost bookings due to people canceling their trips after the flood.
What can I do to help out after the recent flood?
You can book a stay at the Jardine Retreat Cottage, get a massage, and enjoy the services of other local businesses. We had numerous cancelations after the flood, making it hard to make ends meet. The road to access Yellowstone reopened on November 1st, 2022. The number one thing you can do to help our community survive this catastrophe is to visit this amazing place. We are open for business and Gardiner is open and ready for you! After a very difficult summer, your support this winter will be more helpful than ever.
Can I still get into Yellowstone Park to view wildlife?
Yes! The north entrance road reopened on November 1st, 2022. The road between Gardiner and Cooke City has been repaired, and full access to Lamar Valley has been restored. This road is open year round.
I heard you didn't have WiFi?
We didn't have WiFi until the end of 2022. You may not have had WiFi last time you stayed here, but you'll be able to stay connected on your next stay.
Will my cell phone work in Jardine?
Only if you have Verizon, or a phone that uses Verizon towers.
What is the road to Jardine like?
The Jardine road is is an improved gravel road. Your vehicle will get covered in dust while driving the road. Park county does a nice job maintaining the road. In the winter, the road is plowed right to Jardine Retreat. In the winter, snow tires are highly recommended, or a 4WD or AWD with good all season tires.
What amenities does the Cottage have?
Couch & love seat
Dining table with 4 chairs
TV with DVD player and a small selection of DVDs
Puzzles ranging from 100 pieces to 1000 pieces
Informative books about Yellowstone & Montana
Spotting scope to use in Yellowstone for wildlife viewing
Full Kitchen: refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher, range, microwave, toaster, coffee maker & coffee, electric kettle, tea/cider/cocoa, pots & pans, plates/bowls/glasses/mugs, cutlery, cutting boards, bagel cutter, spices
Bathroom: bathtub, heated floors, blow dryer, shampoo/conditioner/body wash, bath towels/hand towels/wash cloths
Bedrooms: nightstands with USB chargers, closets with luggage racks & hangers, extra pillow, extra comforter, individual thermostat/heater for each room
Iron & ironing board
Do you have a fire pit or BBQ grill?
Sorry, but there is no fire pit. Although located in a beautiful location, with great views out the windows, and recreational opportunities on public land, the lot that the cottage sits on is small, and there is no space for a fire pit. There is a BBQ grill that can be provided upon request.
Do you allow pets?
We do not normally allow pets at the Jardine Retreat Cottage. Winters have special exceptions - please inquire with Zondra to discuss options.
How do I book a stay at the Jardine Retreat Cottage?
Please visit our secure Booking page to book your stay. Please do not call to book, as you will just be directed to the same booking page. We are a small business with just one person (Zondra) doing all the booking. Your host, Zondra, is not always able to get on the computer to make bookings, but luckily our online booking system is secure and straight forward to use. Questions about your booking can be answered via email or text.
How far from the Cottage do I have to go to get a massage?
You can get a chair massage right in the Cottage, or walk less than 100 yards away, just across the way and down the street to Zondra's Jardine Massage Studio for a table massage.