We stayed here for 2 nights to be closer to the sites of Mammoth and Tower, as the road between Madison and Norris was closed for roadworks. Far enough from the road to have no noise at all, stay wax very pleasant. Friendly staff, although overwhelmed when there were too many at breakfast. There was more than enough for breakfast, even enough cakes and fruit to take for a picnic.
Rather expensive for this time of the year, we paid 115$ per night inc. b'fast, although certainly cheaper than in the park.
Directions: Last motel on the right upon leaving the park and travelling north on Hwy 89.
Very happy with our stay. Five nights here while we explored Yellowstone. Rooms are slightly small, but clean. Some rooms done in "themes". We had the Deer Room. Not a lot of amenities (soaps, lotions, etc.), but we got everything we asked for immediately such as extra blankets and pillows. Great staff! Thank you Linda, and of course, Mom and Dad (the owners who live on site). Breakfast very simple but enough to get you going with coffee, juice, fruit, muffins and donut holes.
Unique Quality: We felt like we were staying at someone's home. Guests would gather on the deck, the front porch, or in the lobby in the evenings and exchange stories of their adventures during the day. The kids loved the basketball hoop outside. Laundry on site is large and very clean. SUPERB view of Electric Peak right across the road. Other hotels didn't come close in terms of a view. Owner brought out one of her antique cars one evening and gave rides to kids. Had a great time!
Directions: Coming from Livingston to the north, this is the first hotel you will see when entering Gardiner. It is on the east side of Highway 89.
Staying in Gardiner for our "basecamp" for five days in Yellowstone. Have reservations at the Yellowstone Village Inn in Gardiner. Any comments? Thanks.
I grew up in Gardiner and I think that you made a great choice to use it for your base! The Yellowstone Village is a nice hotel. It is right at the start of town (opposite end from the park enterance). There are some shops and places to eat right by there in a little "mini" mall. Gardiner is really small so even the front street area where most of the shops and restaurants are is within walking distance. I would reccomend that you eat at least once at Helen's Corral Drive-In. Don't let the sight of it scare you and if you are lucky, Helen will be working! Ask any local person while you are there and they are bound to have stories about the Corral! But they have great and huge burgers and shakes! If you are a meat eater you have to try the buffalo burger! Let me know if you have any other questions!
I think that you made a great choice by choosing Gardiner as your base. I actually grew up in Gardiner and the Yellowstone Village Inn is a nice hotel. You are right by the little "mini" mall. Since Gardiner is so small, you can walk to everything. I was not sure if you had ever been there, but if not, I would reccomend for you to eat at Helen's Corral Drive-In. Don't let the first sight of it scare you, and if you are lucky, Helen will be working! They have the best and biggest burger and shakes. If you are a meat eater you have to try the buffalo burgers! Ask any local in town about the Corral and they are bound to have some story! Let me know if you have any other questions!
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Thanks for the great info. We've already planned a visit to the Corral. It's been written up in every article or travel book I've found. Have two boys, ages 12 and 13, so the burgers will be a big hit. After doing a lot of research, we decided that Gardiner was the best choice. After exploring all day, the last thing we want is to have to wait in line at a restaurant or fight crowds of people. Really looking forward to the trip. Thanks again!
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Address: 1102 Scott Street, PO Box 297, Gardiner, Montana, 59030, United States