Elk River Art, Lodge & Studio

Elk River Art, Lodge & Studio

Beautiful Yellowstone Art and Creative Luxury Lodging…

Two artists, Shirl Ireland and John Stacy, are the owners of Elk River Art, Lodge & Studio and have been professional artists for over 20 years. Shirl paints and draws a variety of Yellowstone inspired landscapes, wildlife and still life. John creates bronze wildlife sculptures. Together, they design and create hand-built lighting from sconces to massive chandeliers for exemplary residential and fine commercial projects throughout the nation. They have been artists their entire lives and their creativity runs deep.

Taking their artistic endeavors even further, John and Shirl have personally designed and built their luxury guest accommodations on the banks of the Yellowstone River and overlooking Yellowstone National Park. Their lodge is located at the edge of Gardiner, MT…charming, friendly, and eclectic. It’s a short walk to local restaurants, the great Gardiner Market, and you can even walk to the park’s entrance to inspect the historic Roosevelt Arch. Businesses in town offer all kinds of fun adventures for guests including: river rafting, wildlife tours, horseback rides, fly fishing trips, guided hiking, ski rentals and more.

This beautiful lodge can accommodate 13 guests with one additional toddler or infant. There are 5 private bedroom/bathroom suites in over 3,700 sq. ft. with WiFi throughout. The bedrooms all have high-end mattresses with high thread count linens, down comforters and fluffy down pillows. All rooms have a different personality with calm, mellow colors, nice furnishings and of course Shirl’s paintings. You’ll sleep well in the guest lodge! The common areas have room for a large group with a spacious, modern kitchen made for multiple cooks, a huge custom-made dining table with views of Yellowstone for inspiring group dinner conversations and seating/conversation areas that are comfortable, roomy and inviting.

The lodge is perfect for:

  • Art/writing/photography/Yellowstone Park workshops
  • Retreats
  • Business meetings
  • Non-profit and for-profit organizations
  • Schools/researchers 
  • Family/friend gatherings
At a glance
1007 Scott Street West
Gardiner, MT 59030
Published In: Galleries / Art Classes
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