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Yellowstone Valley Lodge
Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Livingston
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
“Best stay of our trip!”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

My husband, twin brother and his wife were on a two week vacation visiting several National Parks during this time. Livingston was our last and best stop when it came to our accommodations. Everyone working for the Yellowstone Valley Lodge is friendly, helpful and informative. Our beds were comfortable,, the common area had more than enough room for four adults and the view from our deck was lovely and peaceful. We saved going to the restaurant until our last evening and the food was beyond delicious. The trout was the best I had ever eaten. We will highly recommend the lodge to friends and family who might be visiting the area and hope to return one day ourselves.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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YVLodge, General Manager at Yellowstone Valley Lodge, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
I'm glad that you were able to enjoy our Absaroka Deluxe cabins, perfect for 2 couples. Thanks for voting us best accommodations on your National Parks tour, it's what we like to hear. I'll be sure to let the restaurant know that you loved the trout, and thanks for any recommendations you can give. See you next time!
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Chester, New Jersey
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

9 years ago my husband and I traveled to Livingstone MT to Yellowstone Valley Lodge, same name different owner. 7 years ago we returned to Yellowstone Valley Ranch, different owner. We just returned from the Yellowstone Valley Lodge, new owner. We keep coming back because it is that good. Rooms are simple and comfortable, with a small fridge. A deck with 2 Adirondack chairs overlooking the Yellowstone River, which sings you to sleep at night. Views of mountains and plains. Not far from Yellowstone Park it is an oasis of comfort. The staff is top notch. Every little thing was handled with ease. The restaurant, Yellowstone Valley Grill is beyond what most would expect from a location like this. Read my review, "dinner in Paradise". We go to fly fish and the fishing guide service is one of the best. The fly fishing in the area is spectacular. YVL is our choice in a destination vacation

Room Tip: leave the sliding door open to be lulled to sleep by the sounds of the river passing by
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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YVLodge, General Manager at Yellowstone Valley Lodge, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
It was a pleasure to meet you both. We're glad you decide to come back here every vacation for some great fishing. As usual, thank you for all your comments and suggestions. Looking forward to seeing you again next time you have the itch for some blue ribbon fishing. Thank you!
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Helena, Montana
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Stayed two night at this wonderful getaway in Paradise Valley. We loved our accommodations and the manager, Jim, was a peach. He was so helpful, friendly and accommodating. We spent hours on our deck looking for wildlife and watching the rafts float by.... We will be back!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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YVLodge, General Manager at Yellowstone Valley Lodge, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Thank you for your kind words. The private decks on all of our cabins is one of the best parts of our Lodge. People watching on the river is a great way to pass the time.
See you next time you're out this way!
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Duluth, Minnesota
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

We spent the last three days of our vacation at Yellowstone Valley Lodge. I can't say enough about the service and the accommodations. Jim, the manager, was excellent and helped in any way he could. The cabins were so comfortable with a well designed lay out. The beds were very comfortable. Listening to the river as you fall asleep is wonderful. The view is so nice and the private deck is the" frosting on the cake". The restaurant is first class. Breakfast is wonderful. Ben couldn't do anything more to make us feel at home. He is an awesome chef. The dinner was probably the best meal I have ever eaten. It was my birthday and I chose Marlin flown in from Hawaii in a green banana coconut curry sauce. Do not miss it. The chef knows how to make the curry mild but fantastic.I can't say enough about meal except. The chai tea crème brulee was the perfect ending. Keep up the good work, we will be back.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jim A, General Manager at Yellowstone Valley Lodge, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Thank you for your kind words. We'll be sure to let Ben know that you enjoyed his company and food, as well as the restaurant staff at dinner. The chai creme brulee is my favorite too (but you can't go wrong with the almond chiffon cake, yum!). We're glad you were able to join us this summer, and we look forward to seeing you next time!
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toronto
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

The cabins were neat and clean and the staff were very courteous and professional. We have travelled all over the world and the quality of food in the restaurant at Yellowstone is definitely World class. We drove down from Canada and had a wonderful experience.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Jim A, General Manager at Yellowstone Valley Lodge, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
We're glad you were able to stay with us for your vacation. We always welcome our international guests. Thanks for coming to visit us, and stay with us again next time you're in the States!
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

When reading this, take into account that my girlfriend and I are spoiled/blessed with the finer things in life...ie 5* hotels, restaurants. Fantastic staff that give their time selflessly.....all former park employees that know the ins and outs, times and tricks to navigate the parks and crowds. The cabins and place are represented honestly by it website pictures....basic, well decorated and clean. We are foodies (chefs) and picked YVL because of it's fresh organic local cuisine. That which wasn't local (ahi tuna) was flown in by Federal express. When we posed the question of, "how fresh was the tuna?" the prompt of answer of "It was swimming off the coast of Honolulu yesterday morning" was enough to show us the pride the chef had in his art. We ate here 4 out of 6 nights and walked away in bliss each time. Alright enough said...I need to get back to work. Yes we would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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YVLodge, General Manager at Yellowstone Valley Lodge, responded to this review, October 1, 2013
Thanks guys, we thought you were having a good time while you were here. It was nice to meet you both. Reading your review is making me hungry!
Thanks again for you comments, and see you next time. Don't forget to bring better shoes!
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San Diego, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2013

We booked expecting the location to carry the day, but the cute cottages in a dramatic setting were just the beginning of a wonderful stay!! The cottages were nicely done with fixtures and furnishings designed for a cozy night of sleep on the river! The cottages each have a private deck that makes the river seem to be all yours!! The view of this river valley is incredible!
We had heard about the Yellowstone Valley River Grill, and we were NOT DISAPPOINTED! The setting is intimate and lovely. The staff is knowledgable and professional. The food prepared using locally grown ingredients. The wine list is sophisticated, and the staff knows the wines and their nuances very well. The food was AMAZING! The presentation was elegant, but the preparation was quite simply...perfection! We haven't had a meal that good in a long time! We want to go back again next summer!

Room Tip: We had one of the first cabins. We liked our cabin. I wouldn't say there was a bad cabin in th...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jim A, General Manager at Yellowstone Valley Lodge, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
We've said it before and we'll say it again, those private back porches on the river are really nice. And all of our cabins have one. We'll be sure to let the restaurant staff know about your great experience there. Your kind reviews really keep us going. THANK YOU!
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Property: Yellowstone Valley Lodge
Address: 3840 Highway 89 South, Livingston, MT 59047
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Location: United States > Montana > Livingston
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 10 Hotels in Livingston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — Yellowstone Valley Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We're a small, off-the-beaten-path collection of contemporary cabins and one exceptional five-star gourmet restaurant, tucked along the banks of the Yellowstone River on a ranch style property in the Paradise Valley of Montana. Our passions: Falling asleep to the sound of the river (we've also got a weak spot for high-count linens, fly-fishing, and microbrews—you'll see.), anything locally grown (if Chef Marcos prepares it, it's good) and showing off Yellowstone National Park (and the Valley's other endless outdoor opportunities). With our local knowledge, upscale amenities, and taste for both fine food and outdoor adventure, we're a natural base for your Yellowstone-area experience. ... more   less 
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