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“Just what I was looking for!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Grizzly Lodge

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Grizzly Lodge
Bozeman, Montana
1 review
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“Just what I was looking for!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2013

This area is rustic and just what I was looking for. 5 Star accommodations is not my style when staying in the remote mountains of Montana. So, if you are looking for that, bring your own luxury motor home. Grizzly Lodge or any of the surrounding cabins or motels are older and have lots of character. The cabins were clean and quaint. The grounds were beautiful with a wonderful fire pit that everyone sat around each night. You can hear and see the Soda Butte Creek that winds past and around the the lodge. The views are peaceful and will put you in a calming state-of-mind. Silver Gate as a whole, is friendly and relaxing.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

We have stayed at Grizzly Lodge several times over the past several years. The proprietors are wonderful and very accommodating and the prices are good. The Lodge was built in the 50's era but many of the rooms have been updated. The rooms are clean and beds are good. Don't expect a brand-new hotel but the rooms are cozy and pleasant and the lodge is rustic and blends with the setting. There is a large grassy area adjacent to the rooms with a picnic table and a large firepit for bonfires in the evening. Upon request the lodge will have a bonfire in the evening for the guests to enjoy and sit around. Frequently we have seen wildlife around at the lodge or in the close proximity. We have enjoyed our stays at the Lodge and will continue to stay there when we are in the area.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Fishtail, Montana, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

We had a reservation here for two nights but arrived in a two wheel drive vehicle at 6.00 p.m. with the first winter storm forecast to be coming in later that night. Scrambled explanations to Jay, the proprietor, were met with total understanding, and he scubbed our reservation with no cancellation fee, giving us a recommendation of where to stay in Cody on our way out. He didn't have to and we appreciated it so we will be back as soon as possible.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

With all of the campsites full and hotels in the area booked we found one last vacancy here. We were pleasantly surprised. Our room had a single bed, sitting area, and kitchenette. For the money we spent we definitely got a great deal. The staff was very pleasant and got us settled in even though it was later in the evening. This facility is relaxed and was a great fit for us for the night.

Bonus: They are only a few minutes from the park! In which was significant because we were rising before the sun to go spying for animals in the Lemar Valley. The location saved us time and allowed us to come back for a nap before check out time.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stayed here one night in early July 2013. We were hoping to snag a campground or cancellation in the park, but we were out of luck so we headed to Silver Gate or Cooke City. Everything was booked for that night except one last room at the Grizzly Lodge.

The location is good, you can head up Beartooth Pass (in the summer) or west into the park, Lamar Valley, and beyond. You can walk to a couple small shops and restaurants. Nothing fancy in this area, but good burgers and beer.

The room was dated, the carpet was tired, the beds sloped a little. Nothing fancy or pretentious for sure. That said if you have been out camping in the weather for a few days, or are just plain beat tired, then you can appreciate a roof and a bed. I have stayed at many place like this in Montana and Idaho, and they are all basically the same, as long as it doesn't smell bad and the water tastes good and you have cold beer in your cooler it is a fine place to spend a night. Just don't expect city-slicker type accommodations.

There is a fire pit and Soda Butte Creek on the property, so the setting is nice. Also the staff are good, typical Montana...friendly and they let you dictate how much you want them involved in your story. Same with the owner's dog.

You probably won't find anything much nicer or different in the Cooke City/Silver Gate area, and most accommodations in the park are similar, so if they have room, give them a try, enjoy the fire pit and sound of the creek.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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4 Thank jpellan
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Jaime K, Owner at Grizzly Lodge, responded to this review, October 16, 2013
Thank you for your tripadvisor comments. I am proud to say we are getting all new beds this winter for summer 2014, new bedding, and are currently renovating 3 rooms. Call in advance to get one of our newer rooms.
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San Francisco, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

The Grizzly Lodge is the way to go. Located only a mile away from the park, prices are excellent. The rooms are super basic but there is so much to do that we didn't lack for anything. Great hiking trails in every direction!!! Easy walks to 2 different waterfalls. Plus the property is surrounded by the Soda Butte river. After spending a few days in the park surrounded by people, it was so nice to escape to the Northeast entrance. Silver Gate is right outside park boundaries but you can hardly tell. Nature and wild life abound. We made friends with 2 different foxes and watched a buffalo grazing through our window! The owners are wonderful. They let us use their phone to call and check in at home. (It was so refreshing to be without cell service!!!) The camp fire was such a wonderful way to end an evening under the stars. Everything was so perfect, my friends and I are already planning our trip next summer!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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4 Thank Charlie S
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Monument, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

We just got back from a 7 night stay at the Grizzly Lodge (right outside Yellowstone. Jaime was such a great host and very friendly. The room was great, the people were great, beautiful setting, cool lodge, Bon-fire every night! Can't wait to go back!!! Thanks Jaime and Jay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 Thank Debbie Y
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Additional Information about Grizzly Lodge

Property: Grizzly Lodge
Address: 102 US High 212 W, Silver Gate, MT 59081
Location: United States > Montana > Silver Gate
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Silver Gate
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Grizzly Lodge is open during the summer months, from June 1st through the first of October. Our close proximity to the park makes us your perfect choice. Located in Silver Gate, Montana, we are only 1/4 mile from Yellowstone's northeast entrance and 5 miles from Montana's highest peak. Plus, you're just steps away from restaurants and recreational goods and services to help you enjoy the area to its fullest. ... more   less 
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Grizzly Hotel Silver Gate
Grizzly Lodge Silver Gate, Montana

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