Due to flight delays, my wife and I had experienced a grueling 16 hour trip the day before we arrived at Paradise and were exhausted. We arrived in Emigrant an hour and a half before check in time (4:00pm), and thought we would see if we could have access to our room a little early. As I was getting out of the car a woman (Carol Reed) yelled from the house and asked if she could help me. I told her who we were and she replied "check in is not until 4:00". I instantly felt uneasy about our choice for a B&B. One of the employees from inside the house told her our room was ready, so she invited us to come into the office to check in. We checked in, and Carol spent about one minute with us to give us an information packet and to tell us that the upstairs was private and not to come up there until breakfast the next morning. Her husband Pete said hello from across the room and that was it from him.
The rest of our stay was delightful. One of the employees was a young lady who is a student from Jamaica and she was very gracious. We were treated to a wonderful breakfast and interesting conversation the next morning by a woman from Germany. It was joy to be able to meet both of these ladies and to spend that morning with them.
As for the Reed's we never saw them again after our arrival. Perhaps something is going on in their life that makes it dificult to deal with the public and if so I apologize for my crticism. Even if that is the case, then perhaps it should be left to their employees to be their face to the public.
It is a beautiful place that is very relaxing, just don't expect hospitality from the owners.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located at the North gate to Yellowstone National Park Paradise Gateway Bed and Breakfast and Guest Cabins give our guests a choice of lodging. The scenic facilities are nestled in the majestic Absaroka and Galitan Mountain ranges in the heart of Paradise Valley. Your front yard is the pristine Yellowstone River! ... more less