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Experience the Magic of Monarchs!

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Monarch Garden Inn

Experience the Magic of Monarchs at our vacation rental near Yellowstone National Park.



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 5 years, and, weather permitting*, will teach you how to do it, too! Join us for Monarch Egg Hunts. Watch as Monarchs emerge from their chrysalises right before your eyes. Help us tag and release them. Create memories with your family that will last a lifetime.

* We have Rescued, Raised, and Released Monarchs for 5 years now. If the weather conditions are right, Monarchs have arrived as early as June 7th and 8th. However, if we have a cold, rainy Spring, they have arrived as late as June 29th, July 12th, and July 22nd. They migrate to Mexico beginning mid August through mid September, and that's when we tag them.

Later, discover the wonders and wildlife in Yellowstone National Park. We offer Free Travel Planning! Learn from professional wildlife photographers. 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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Photo credit:
Jan Giezentanner

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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.

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Monarch Garden Inn
Guest Reviews

"Absolutely everything you could ask for, amazing hosts, spotless home, and beautiful location. Best place I have ever stayed, attention to detail and lots of very thoughtful extras. The owners commitment to preserving the Monarch butterflies was contagious, truly amazing, wonderful memories, thank you both!"

Wendy - Sept. 2019

"Beautiful, large space with deck and great views. Everything you could need is provided. Learning about the monarch butterflies and tips for Yellowstone was a terrific bonus. Dorothy and Leo are amazing hosts, one of the best AB&B's I've stayed in."

Damita - Aug. 2019

"Dorothy and Leo are great hosts. The check-in was smooth and easy and Dorothy gave a detailed tour of the property. Dorothy and Leo provide a lot of information about the local area (which cannot be found online). The property was clean and as described."

Harish - July 2019

"Monarch Garden Inn was the nicest place we have ever rented - ever."

Noel - July 2019

"Our stay in the home of dorothy and leo is certainly one of our best experiences with Air BNB. everything was perfect: good beds, kitchen fully equipped, a lot of space, very very clean, and a absolutely wonderful view on the landscapes and mountains. And.. Dorothy and Leo are this kind of person that you never forget: friendly, open, interesting, helpful and always laughing. "

Jean-Jacques - July 2019

"This is the best Airbnb that we stayed and experienced till date. Host: Dorothy & Leo are wonderful, very responsive; they took care of us like a family and assuring that we had the perfect stay and the trip, such an excellent hospitality. Facilities are very well described in their listing. Kitchen: I would just say that it has everything :) House: Perfect location, beautiful, spacious, comfortable, very well maintained and safe."

Vikas - July 2019

"Would highly recommend this beautiful home. Beautiful view, great hosts, and nice location away from all the hustle and bustle of Gardiner."

Melissa - June 2019

"Dorothy and Leo's beautiful Monarch Garden reflects their personal warmth, love of nature, and care for its protection. The views from.the bedroom and livingroom are fabulous...elk meandering, hawks flying with mountains as backdrop. Kitchen has all you need, and the jacuzzi tub is wonderful after a day of exploring. The butterfly garden is inspirational! I highly recommend spending some time reviewing the wonderful Yellowstone tips and guides they provide. Those special places made our visit fascinating and full of wildlife sightings. We can't give enough gold stars! "

Megan - May 2019

"Dorothy and Leo were such great hosts and lovely people that shared their upstairs with us. They provided great tips for routes to take and where to find the wildlife. The view outside the windows are breathtaking."

Yu - May 2019

"My time with Dorothy and Leo couldn’t have been better, especially with it being my first Airbnb experience! As our hope was to see many animals, Dorothy suggested we drive straight to Yellowstone while the weather was still nice. Boy am I sure glad we did! We saw many animals the first day."

Suzanne - April 2019

"If you are looking for a place that is convenient to Yellowstone and the airport, this place is situated perfectly."

Melanie - Oct. 2018

"This place is an amazing hidden gem in Emigrant! Beautiful view, great location, and the hosts are so personable and fun! I loved all of their pictures, we watched all of their slideshows and they were just beautiful. Highly recommended!"

Doc - Oct. 2018

"I have stayed at a LOT of AirBnB's, and Dorothy and Leo are by far the best hosts I have ever had. they are incredibly warm and welcoming. We suffered a serious setback during our trip and they went out of their way to help us get back on our feet."

Thomas - Sept. 2018

"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

"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

"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 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

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