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Yellowstone's Absaroka Lodge

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310 Scott St, Gardiner, MT 59030-7793
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#2 of 26 Specialty lodging in Gardiner
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4.6
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4.0
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4.0
Value
3.9
Travelers' Choice
Our motel is strategically located directly on the banks of the Yellowstone River.... right at the North Entrance of Yellowstone National Park, two blocks from Roosevelt Arch.Our rooms are extremely clean, come with free wifi and stunning views. In January of 2012 we renovated adding plush new beds to every room, new toilets, and new carpeting in the hall ways and office. Most rooms have a private balcony which is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the views.We have Satellite TV, AC, outstanding hospitality and complimentary in-lobby tea, coffee and hot chocolate.We encourage you to stay with us and make your trip to YNP a trip to remember.Sincerely, Absaroka Lodge Ownership.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Fishing
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Seating area
Telephone
Coffee / tea maker
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
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River View
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Portuguese
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Montana Ranch wrote a review Sep 2022
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We moved to this hotel when the Air BnB we had rented in Gardiner turned out to be pretty bad. We just walked into the Lodge lobby and asked for two rooms in the back with balconies on the river. They were extremely friendly and accommodating. The rooms were light, bright, clean and with the typical amenities, and each one had a balcony. From our balconies we watched elk grazing on the Lodge lawns and bald eagles along the river. Great views of the edge of Yellowstone Nat'l Park. It was totally enjoyable and very reasonable for a resort community.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Room Tip: Rooms in the back are further from the main road to Yellowstone, but the noise of the river...
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Response from Chris Herriford, Owner at Yellowstone's Absaroka Lodge
Responded Sep 27, 2022
Thank you for your kind review and we're glad you enjoyed your stay. Happy to see you were able to see all the wildlife as well. We appreciate your business and feedback.
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Shamber P wrote a review Jul 2022
12 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed in this hotel on a last minute extra night in this cute little town, and don't regret it at all. The view is beyond amazing. The room was clean and updated for the most part. Very comfy beds and bedding. We did find a few bugs in the room, so maybe there needs to be some spraying done, but other than that very nice.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: Best view in town
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Response from Chris Herriford, Owner at Yellowstone's Absaroka Lodge
Responded Aug 16, 2022
Wow thank you for your 5 STAR review and we're glad you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate your business and feedback.
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Leslie H wrote a review Jun 2022
Folsom, Louisiana37 contributions8 helpful votes
We enjoyed our first night in Montana at this lovely little motel on the Yellowstone River. Our room was immaculate with a pretty view of the water. We enjoyed the birds and wild life. We could easily walk to restaurants. Our room was very nice and had been recently remodeled and updated with new carpeting .
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Chris Herriford, Owner at Yellowstone's Absaroka Lodge
Responded Jun 20, 2022
Wow thank you for your 5 STAR review and we're glad you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate your business and feedback.
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eschulz865 wrote a review Jun 2022
Marion, Iowa13 contributions1 helpful vote
The room was clean and modern. The shower and bathroom were great. I don’t usually like the sink outside of the bathroom but it did not bother my family while they slept. The star is the view from the deck and the beautiful lawn. We finished with some free hot chocolate.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Chris Herriford, Owner at Yellowstone's Absaroka Lodge
Responded Jun 9, 2022
Wow thank you for your 5 STAR review and we're glad you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate your business and feedback.
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Wandering_Parents wrote a review Jun 2022
Las Vegas, Nevada161 contributions130 helpful votes
Non-Smoking Rooms all smell like smoke! Just checked in and when asked about the room, the front desk said they can use a different type of Febreeze in the room. The room is average, the beds are average, the view is really nice, and check-in was a breeze. If you have any dislike of cigarette smoke, please avoid. Would not recommend for that reason.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Chris Herriford, Owner at Yellowstone's Absaroka Lodge
Responded Jun 9, 2022
Thank you for your review and we're glad you enjoyed your stay. We have not allowed smoking for what seems like over 20 years so not sure why you smelled smoke. But we are in and out of the rooms every day and I can assure other guests that our rooms do not smell like smoke unless maybe one person broke the rules the night before. We appreciate your business and feedback.
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ute_fan wrote a review May 2022
Salt Lake City, Utah99 contributions151 helpful votes
We've stayed at Absaroka Lodge several times in the past few years and recently returned again for another trip. I was pleased to see that they had upgraded the carpeting and flooring in the rooms as the last time we were there it was feeling rather dated. Absaroka Lodge isn't a fancy hotel, but it's always been clean and has a great location. We enjoy being close to the river and frequently see elk or deer browsing on the hotel grounds. Their wi-fi is spotty -- especially in the evening when most guests are back in their rooms -- but with the location in Gardiner there may not be much they can do about it. There are small fridges, microwaves, and coffee makers in the rooms. We had precooked and taken meals to heat up either in Yellowstone on a camp stove or in our rooms, and took advantage of the microwaves. We knew that food service both inside the park and in Gardiner had been spotty and since we were traveling with my daughter's family, including 4 young children, we were glad we weren't trying to find a restaurant they'd enjoy when they were hungry upon our return to the hotel. I don't know if they upgraded their mattresses during the other room upgrades, but my mattress this time wasn't particularly comfortable. It was too soft for my taste, so if they haven't recently been changed this may be something it's time to look at. The main reason I gave 4 stars instead of 5 was due to the billing for the rooms. My credit card was charged in full a week prior to our stay. I wasn't expecting that as it's usually been a guarantee only. More confusing was when I checked in, the desk person asked for a credit card for payment. I told her my credit card had already been charged and she said that wasn't a charge, just a guarantee. It wasn't a pending charge and was the actual room charge. Since I didn't have the same credit card with me, I gave her a different one. The charge is still on the first card and the 2nd card hasn't been charged, but they need to make sure the front desk personnel know if they're going to prebill the room before checkout. If they'd even said they needed the card for incidentals I would have been OK with it -- but it left me feeling rather confused about whether I would be charged twice for the room and have to try and straighten it out, I'm sure we'll be back again!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Response from Chris Herriford, Owner at Yellowstone's Absaroka Lodge
Responded May 31, 2022
Thank you for your kind review and we're glad you enjoyed your stay. Happy to hear you were able to enjoy the wildlife that frequent our property. Also thanks for noticing our upgraded carpet along with a few others. I will check in to this CC problem as we don't charge a week in advance. We appreciate your business and feedback.
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cheetahguy wrote a review Mar 2022
tucson697 contributions100 helpful votes
A very nice place to stay overlooking the river and about two blocks from Yellowstone's historic Roosevelt Arch entrance. They look like upscale condominiums. I had a two queen bed room which had a table, television, refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker. The balcony overlooks the river, but all the balconies are in a line with only a waist level divider, so there is no privacy if your neighbor is on the balcony as well. That was not an issue for me and I would stay here again.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Response from Chris Herriford, Owner at Yellowstone's Absaroka Lodge
Responded Mar 29, 2022
Wow thank you for your 5 STAR review and we're glad you enjoyed your stay. You will also be happy to hear that we are currently installing new carpet in all of the rooms for this upcoming 2022 season. We appreciate your business and feedback.
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Wesley G wrote a review Feb 2022
Dalton, Georgia64 contributions33 helpful votes
I feel like this place is under rated. It is convenient to the whole town of Gardiner. You can walk to several nice places. Gardiner itself is just a great place. The view of the river from the room as well as deer right in front of your room is something we will not forget. Our room also had a full kitchen and a patio.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Chris Herriford, Owner at Yellowstone's Absaroka Lodge
Responded Feb 22, 2022
Thank you for your kind review and we're glad you enjoyed your stay. You will also be happy to hear that we are currently installing new carpet in all of the rooms for this upcoming 2022 season. We appreciate your business and feedback.
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Rob Y wrote a review Oct 2021
San Diego, California22 contributions20 helpful votes
The exterior of the motel, especially on the river side, is lovely, and the location is great. The rooms are basic, utilitarian, and have a “budget” feel to them. My mattress was soft on one side and hard on the other; not a great mattresses. Biggest plus is the balcony with a river/mountain view.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Chris Herriford, Owner at Yellowstone's Absaroka Lodge
Responded Nov 1, 2021
Thank you for your review we appreciate your business and feedback. Our property is about 30 yrs old but we keep it really clean and have done quite a bit of upgrades the last several years. This off-season we have many more upgrades planned to really spruce up the inside of the rooms.
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OrlandoGator wrote a review Sep 2021
Orlando168 contributions80 helpful votes
Hotel is located close to the north entrance of the park. There are a few restaurants within walking distance. The lady who checked us in could not have been any less friendly. We had to walk downstairs with our suitcases. ( no elevator) It was an odd layout. Our room looked out toward the river but we were too low to see it. The room appeared clean but we killed two spiders on the bed. In the middle of the night, a small critter of some kind ran across the bed. It made for a sleepless night. After traveling for two weeks, this was our least favorite hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Responded Sep 24, 2021
Thank you for your review we appreciate your business and feedback. Sorry to hear you didn't have an enjoyable experience like most of our guests.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Yellowstone's Absaroka Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Yellowstone's Absaroka Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Roosevelt Arch (0.3 miles), Parks' Fly Shop (0.1 miles), and Yellowstone Gifts & Sweets (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Yellowstone's Absaroka Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and fishing.
Which room amenities are available at Yellowstone's Absaroka Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Yellowstone's Absaroka Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Yellowstone's Absaroka Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Wonderland Cafe & Lodge, Gardiner Market, and The Corral.
Is Yellowstone's Absaroka Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.04 miles away from the center of Gardiner.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Yellowstone's Absaroka Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Portuguese.
Does Yellowstone's Absaroka Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Yellowstone's Absaroka Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.