When we decided to drive to Montana from British Columbia to show our son the wonders of Yellowstone, I knew I wanted to find a place to stay that was close to, rather than inside the park. We tend to prefer smaller, quieter places like inns and B&Bs, especially if we can find one with local charm. We found exactly what we were looking for in Yellowstone Basin Inn.
From the moment we arrived and noticed the stunning view from the inn overlooking Yellowstone river to the mountains beyond, we knew we were in for a treat! Greg, the owner/host was there immediately to say hello and check us in. He offered us some cold soft drinks and asked us questions about what we wanted to see and do. He was very knowledgeable, not only about the park and the nearby town of Gardiner, but a large part of the surrounding area as well. He and his wife Sabina were available every day to help with itineraries, as well as making arrangements for other available activities such as horseback riding, fishing and whitewater rafting. Since most of our time was taken up with sightseeing in the park, we didn't do much else, but Sabina arranged a horseback ride with a stable way up in the mountains that was just breathtaking!
Our room was lovely, spacious and spotlessly clean with several amenities including a television with many channels available, and wireless internet. It had a tasteful western decor right down to the lampshades! The beds were incredibly comfy with excellent linens, and the towels were the fluffiest I think I have ever had in an inn! At the far end of the inn, there is a large hot tub, and fresh towels were brought to our room for its use everyday. One of the most thoughtful things was the assortment of chairs, rockers and cafe tables placed outside each door on the front porch. It was so nice to sit and read, have a cool drink or talk to your 'neighbours'. Very relaxing.
Breakfast, which was available from quite an early hour each day, was a delicious assortment of baked goods, with options for heating/toasting, and several kinds of cereal. Along with juice, milk, tea, and Greg's super coffee, set us up nicely for the day's activities.
We spent five glorious days here, and can't imagine staying anywhere else, should we return to the area! Absolutely wonderful stay!
- 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