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Old 06-12-2011, 05:59 PM   #1
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Yellowstone recommendations- lodging, etc?

Any tips on how to get there or where to stay? Thanks!
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Old 06-13-2011, 10:21 AM   #2
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When are you planning on going? A lot of the in park accommodations fill up almost a year in advance. There are 5 main places to stay in the park, depending on which part of the park you want to explore. We stayed in the Canyon and Old Faithful areas. You should try to find some guide books to help answer your questions. You can also try the Yellowstone NP website.
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Old 06-13-2011, 11:44 AM   #3
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Are you camping or staying in a hotel?
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Old 06-13-2011, 01:49 PM   #4
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Are you camping or staying in a hotel?
Either. We're aware that hotels in Yellowstone book far in advance, weren't sure if anyone had stayed anywhere on their way in or out that they'd recommend or stopped anywhere special to eat or check out the view.
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Either. We're aware that hotels in Yellowstone book far in advance, weren't sure if anyone had stayed anywhere on their way in or out that they'd recommend or stopped anywhere special to eat or check out the view.
Where are you coming from?
Where are you going?
How long will you be there?

If I don't answer PM me.

I've stay in hotels in 4 of the 5 entrance towns, the remaining one has a populations of a couple hundred people.

I've camped in evey campground in the parks but have been in most of the hotels many times. I've also camped all over outside the parks.
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Old 06-14-2011, 06:52 PM   #6
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We love staying in Cooke City., the Beartooth Cafe had great homemade food when we were there 2 years ago. We usually rent cabins, we have in west Yellowstone and in Cooke city. If you want the names just pm me and I can give you more info.
We have also flown to SLC and drove to West Yellowstone and flown into Idaho Falls and drove to Jaxkson Hole because they closed the entire airport for resurfacing and then flew home from Bozeman.
Our next trip I am looking into flying into Billings since we are going to stay near Cooke City again.
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Old 06-15-2011, 06:11 PM   #7
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Where are you coming from?
Where are you going?
How long will you be there?

If I don't answer PM me.

I've stay in hotels in 4 of the 5 entrance towns, the remaining one has a populations of a couple hundred people.

I've camped in evey campground in the parks but have been in most of the hotels many times. I've also camped all over outside the parks.





We are likely camping as we haven't booked anything yet......Can you give me the names and numbers (if you have them) of some camp grounds close to Old Faithful keeping in mind that we likely only want to pay $50 per night to camp. We have our own gear and don't want to stay in a cabin or anything like that. Any advice would be great and will keep me from my inclination of just happening upon the place and talking my way into a last minute place to stay If this fails then my plan B often includes making my own campground
Thanks in advance for sharing your experience in this area as I have only been there once before and it was years and years ago.....stayed in a cabin back then....
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Old 06-13-2011, 01:37 PM   #8
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You should try to find some guide books to help answer your questions. You can also try the Yellowstone NP website.
I've done both, but I've found that asking on the DIS usually provides better info for a trip than just guidebooks or websites; often people have located a special gem in their own travels that makes for an amazing experience.
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I've done both, but I've found that asking on the DIS usually provides better info for a trip than just guidebooks or websites; often people have located a special gem in their own travels that makes for an amazing experience.
If that's the case, then everything that I could share with you is in my Yellowstone trip report in my sig.
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Old 06-13-2011, 05:35 PM   #10
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We stayed at the Lake Yellowstone lodge. It was nice but somewhat dated. Very convenient for touring the park. We spent part of our trip in Jackson which has a ton of options and good dining. Its not too far from Yellowstone and very close to the Tetons.
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We stayed at the Lake Yellowstone lodge. It was nice but somewhat dated. Very convenient for touring the park. We spent part of our trip in Jackson which has a ton of options and good dining. Its not too far from Yellowstone and very close to the Tetons.
While some places in Yellowstone are more modern than historic, only one place is truly modern.

The almost new Snow Lodge in the Old Faithful Village.
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