You would never guess this little mountain cottage setup with what looks like a diner from the outside is an elegant (yet totally informal) gourmet restaurant inside. I have eaten around the world, and doubt I have ever had a better meal. The menu titles may appear somewhat plain, but the actual dishes are anything but with crusting, sauces, and amazingly flavorful presentation garnishes. We had a berry pie made in a pecan sandie crust with mixed glazed fresh berries...amazingly good. Fresh baked unusual, magnificent breads. I just wish I could get this restaurant close to home.
The double cabins are cute and functional with great views of the mountains rising up from both sides of the cabin area and a fast rushing river just across the road. Cabins included TV and internet, just in case you get stuck in bad weather or can't be without. Also included is a small frig, microwave, and coffee pot. Frig was stocked with breakfast baskets of fresh muffins, oatmeal, granola bar, orange, and juice. Friendly and clean. About a half hour beautiful drive from the east gate of Yellowstone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Trail Shop Inn & Restaurant offers fine dining and lodging in a beautiful western atmosphere. The restaurant is open year round for dinner and private parties. The newly restored cabins are available for nightly or multi-night stays from May thru November. Trail Shop is located 23 miles west of Cody, Wyoming and 27 miles east of Yellowstone National Park on the western edge of the scenic Wapiti Valley. ... more less