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Booking things in advance?

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Booking things in advance?

My mom and I are planning kind of a last-minute trip to Yellowstone. We'll be there for two nights mid-September, and I was lucky enough to get a room in the Park, though unfortunately it looks like it's at the lowest rated lodging (Grant Village). We'll also be spending several days in Jackson Hole to explore that area and Grand Teton.

While there, I'm mostly interested in just exploring the natural wonders of the park (we'll have a car) and doing some outdoorsy activities, like boating and hiking.

My question is - do I need to look into booking things now, such as rental boats and restaurants, or are we alright just going and doing things as we find them? This goes for both Yellowstone and Jackson Hole. Thanks!

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1. Re: Booking things in advance?

I would call, and check website everyday and try to change your lodging. Something else could come up!!!! I personally vote for doing things as you find them....especially with only 2 nights. As long as you have even a small cooler in your car so you can toss in some snacks and drinks....we found we were just toooo happy with watching wildlife to stop and go somewhere to eat!!! Just my 2 cents!!! have a BLAST!

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2. Re: Booking things in advance?

As September starts things begin closing. The boat tours and probably rentals close September 8 at Bridge Bay in Yellowstone.


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3. Re: Booking things in advance?

Keep checking Xanterra- saw some openings at OF area in September just yesterday. That would be a great area as well as the Lake area.

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