Good part - Not just good, but awesome - Location, location, location!!! you pay for that and you get that. Beautiful picture perfect white tents and teepees (conical tents) near the madison river. Breathtaking scenery especially in the morning and sunset. You can literally count the stars at night.
William (from the front desk) was awesome - real Man Friday and Superman for anyone in the camp. He was excellent and left no stones unturned to keep us comfortable.
The sundowner concept is good and we liked it. The campfire gives a opportunity to exchange notes with other guests.
Only 7 miles from the park entrance, that was very helpful. 6 miles from west Yellowstone town.
Not so good - You have to go there expecting that you are not staying in a 4 star hotel even though you pay that much...in case you opt for deluxe tents!! Well, here are the negatives if you stay in the deluxe tents - no mirror in bathroom tipi, spiders and flies inside the bathroom tipi. we had the deluxe tent with a bathroom tipi attached. The tent tariff and quality of service and cleanliness should be directly proportional. I found that missing, especially in the bathroom.
Also another reviewer mentioned that there is no place to hang your clothes in the bathroom tipi. I agree to that, maybe a folding towel/clothes rack would help. Also please get a mirror.
You have to opt for the wooden stove as that is the only thing that can keep you warm and toasty in the Montana night time. If you go in the peak season, you may find it a bit busy. I expected little bit more space between the individual tents. I heard people complaining but I had taken it lightly earlier...but then hey...you pay over 340 a night to stay "deluxe". I think the mgmt should have bit more privacy and seclusion for the deluxe tents so that it is bit more quite and peaceful. I could have stayed for $80 a night in the standard tipi, but if one pays $340, I would definitely expect better quality of service. Please do something for this!
The owners should plan to get small stoves running on propane and rent them out at an additional fee even for the standard/normal tents. That way if one does not want to stay in deluxe they can opt for the standard to normal tipis and rent a heater for the night.
Bar N Ranch - few other travelers said it was good, but the food quality was not anything out of the ordinary. we ordered a two pastas in the menu. The Argentinian wine was excellent, but the server forgot to serve us the first time around. Again there too the owners made sure the place is 5 Star quality but the service was not so great. I saw one gentleman working hard, but the other two hosts were trying to keep it up.
In fact I headed to the Ernies in West Yellowstone for their fabulous selection of breakfast items
Overall - I would love to go the 2nd time, if the bathrooms for the deluxe tents are managed better, and the space between the tents are increased a bit more to give an impression of more seclusion and privacy. Sundowner concept was perfect. People (William and Rebecca) were awesome. Scenery was breathtaking.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Imagine waking up to the sights, sounds and smells of nature in one of the most spectacular places on earth, relaxing in your luxurious safari tent. Comfortable enough to rival a hotel room yet with the great outdoors all around you. If you ever liked the idea of doing the outdoors thing, but didn’t like the idea of roughing it, now you don’t have to! Visit the world famous Yellowstone National Park and enjoy the great outdoors in a way that’s not possible anywhere else. Just 10 minutes from Yellowstone National Park entrance our luxury camp boasts fantastic uninterrupted views, a quiet secluded location, an onsite restaurant, a host of on-site activities, and of course, Yellowstone right on your doorstep. This isn’t camping as we know it. ... more less
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