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Leo and Dorothy Keeler
The Monarch Garden Inn...
a Magical Experience!

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Monarch Garden Inn

The Monarch Garden Inn is a vacation rental where guests can learn how to Rescue, Raise, and Release Monarch Butterflies in the morning and visit Yellowstone National Park in the afternoon.

Did you know that Monarch butterfly numbers have crashed over the last 20 years, and they are being considered for the endangered species list? We have Rescued, Raised, and Released over 500 monarch butterflies in the last 3 years, and will teach you how to do it, too! Join us for Monarch Egg Hunts. Watch as Monarchs create and emerge from their chrysalises right before your eyes. Help us tag and release them. Create memories with your family that will last a lifetime.

Later, discover the wonders and wildlife in Yellowstone National Park. We are located 30 minutes from the historic Roosevelt Arch at the North Entrance.

Our home is also 10 minutes to Chico Hot Springs for gourmet dining, swimming in the hot springs pool, massages and pampering at the Day Spa, horseback riding, and the historic saloon, as well as several Yellowstone River fishing access points along Hwy 89.

We invite you to book your next vacation and join us at the Monarch Garden Inn here in Montana. We are eager to share our extensive knowledge of the Park and our success saving Monarchs so you can come to love and hopefully help Monarchs in YOUR hometown, too!

Can't join us in Montana? For easy tips on planting milkweed and growing your own Monarch Waystation, click here.

Now that you know what inspires us, let's focus on what inspires YOU.

Are you looking for museum-quality wildlife photography for that special place in your home or office? We invite you to visit our Fine Art Gallery. Choose from over 1,000 wildlife and nature images here.

You are also invited to check out our fun Monarch Garden Inn Gift Shop. Choose from men's and women's apparel, children and infant apparel and gifts, bags, hats and accessories, home and drinkware gifts, plus wall decor and stationery.

We also offer images with funny captions including the "I AM Smiling!" and the "Bald is Beautiful" Bald Eagle Collections. Aviation buffs will love the "Final Approach" Collection, with its riveting "Flaps Down...Gear Down...Cleared for Landing" caption.

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Jan Giezentanner


In October, 2005, the Keelers were given the honor of being selected as two of the 40 founding members of the International League of Conservation Photographers. The ILCP was initially founded with 40 Fellows considered to be some of the most talented and passionate nature and wildlife photographers of our generation.


Monarch Garden Inn
Guest Reviews

"Our experience at Dorothy and Leo's home reminded me why I choose AirBnB: excellent hospitality and communication, and a beautiful place that tells a unique story."

Stanley - Sept. 2018

"Dorothy & Leo certainly know how to be great hosts among other many talents that they have. They not only have a beautiful, comfortable home but they also share their knowledge of how to be environmentally conscious so that the world is left in a better place."

Easton - Sept. 2018

"Dorothy and Leo are amazing hosts! Their home in Emigrant was in the perfect location to spend several days in Yellowstone."

Michael - Aug. 2018

"it was very heartening to meet warm personalities like Dorthy and Leo. everyone was touched by your effort to conserve the monarchs. "

Pankaj - Aug. 2018

"Dorothy & Leo were great host, they took care of even the smallest details. The place is very beautiful and the views are amazing."

Abhinav - Aug. 2018

"Dorothy and Leo are perfect Airbnb hosts. They are warm and welcoming and their place is beautiful. Highly recommended!"

David - July 2018

"Possibly THE best airbnb stay we have ever had. Leo and Dorothy are extremely welcoming and the space is all we could ask for."

Jennifer - June 2018

"Dorothy and Leo's place is absolutely stunning nestled in the rolling hills with the majestic Emigrant Peak in the background."

Mekhala - June 2018

"Dorothy and Leo were warm and welcoming! We enjoyed our stay very much and would recommend their place."

Tara - May 2018

"Dorothy and Leo were excellent hosts whose knowledge of and passion for the wildlife in and around and Yellowstone helped us have a fantastic first visit to the area. "

Torin - May 2018

"Dorothy and Leo were amazing hosts!! They are so passionate in assuring that we had the perfect stay and vacation trip. They provided super useful suggestions for our trip planning from the time we inquired (before we booked) about their lovely house."

Haichang - Sept. 2017

"Leo and Dorothy are excellent host and very helpful. Our trip was easy and successful because of their detailed direction to Yellowstone."

Silvia - Sept. 2017

"Dorothy and Leo are truly great hosts. Their place is very clean, organized, comfortable, pretty and, more important, like our own home."

Ying - August 2017

"Wonderful hosts and a truly wonderful home! We will be back for sure!"

Andrew - August 2017

"Most memorable stay at an Airbnb."

Paul - August 2017

"We had a great stay at the Monarch Inn. Dorothy and Leo were fabulous hosts and their efforts at conservation were truly inspiring!"

Kathy - August 2017

"Dorothy and Leo are delightful company and wonderful hosts. They have thought of every convenience you'll need from wonderful soaps to great coffee, directions to a convenience store and even a tick removing tool- just in case."

Sue - July-August 2017

"Dorothy and Leo are the definition of super hosts! From booking to the last day, they went above and beyond to make our stay the best possible. Not only will you leave having amazing memories from the park but leave feeling inspired from their conservation efforts, both past and present."

Emily - July 2017

"We were very happy to spend these few days in Yellowstone Park and these two nights in Dorothy and Leo's home which is very comfortable and well placed, with a great view of the mountain and the songs of birds."

Eric - July 2017

"Love this place! Hosts were great! Really hope I get to visit again in the future!"

Tara - July 2017

"If you can, use Leo's park guide services. His knowledge is extensive. He gave one suggestion to us for a day trip and it was the most magical day ever."

Cian - June 2017

"Leo and Dorothy were amazing hosts, they were so considerate of us as the guests. They spent sometime at night talking with us and shared their life experiences as photographers, wild animals reservation advocates, and monarch butterflies gardeners. We really enjoyed the talk."

Lili - June 2017


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Wilderness Inspirations - P.O. Box 433 - Emigrant, Montana 59027 - 406-333-4366