Working in the travel industry, it always seems that your standards for service and quality are set quite high - so when I find a place that exceeds my expectations, I have to share! We picked at the last minute after a storm had us rethinking our camping adventure in Yellowstone. It's situated about eight miles outside the park entrance, but worth the ten minute extra drive through Gardner. Greg, the owner greeted us and that's when the great hospitality experience began! With only 11 rooms - we weren't sure what we were getting, but we got: clean, kitchenette, quality bedding and towels, and bonus: an organic breakfast buffet in the morning. It was quality all the way! Everyone there cared about the guest experience - and were willing to share their favorite advice about visiting the park. We know our trip there was much more efficient and comprehensive because of their tips on what to do and where to park, etc. We definitely recommend that you take the option of the lunch sandwich to go - again, it was quality all the way. The next morning, Greg saw me taking pictures of the "straw longhorns" and he gladly came out to give us a quick roping lesson - and help us take some memorable pictures. I will recommend this place to anyone as an alternative to brand names - that aren't quite as personal!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a family-run Inn just a few miles north of Gardiner. Our first priority is to welcome you as friends and help you have an unforgettable Yellowstone experience. Comfortable, clean and inviting rooms. This is the Yellowstone you came to see: quiet, scenic mountain views, with wild animals roaming freely. •Enjoy our complimentary hot local/organic breakfast buffet May-Oct. •One-on-one personal Yellowstone itinerary planning included. •Smoke-free and pet-free property •Certificates of Excellence 2011-2016 •Free Wifi, HDTV, private bath, air-conditioning. •Some kitchenettes and full kitchens • Incredible views of the park • Porch with bistro tables/rockers (May-Oct) • Free calf roping lessons on the front lawn (May-Oct) •We make green choices: We recycle. We use earth-friendly laundry soap and natural cleaning products. Free organic toiletries in room. Duvet-style bedding for extra cleanliness. Sustainable bamboo towels. Eco-harvested Made in Montana log furniture. We are active in our local area to help keep the Yellowstone ecosystem loved, cared for, protected and valued. Savor your time with us: Relax and watch a mountain sunset. Calf roping (lassoing) with the owner right in our front yard. Tell stories to other guests on the front porch and listen to theirs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Yellowstone Basin Hotel Gardiner