We stayed here for 6 nights! We had 3 safari tents with wood stoves and 2 cots in each tent. There were 9 of us total ranging from 7 years old to 75 years old. There was plenty of room for us and our gear for our month of travels! We were warm enough in the beds when the temperature dropped down to 28 and 30 degrees. I did keep the fire in the wood stove stoked the entire night. The kids in the cots were not cold, but not as warm as we were in the bed.
The main reason we did not give it a 5 is because each morning there was a wait to use the bathrooms. We recommend that Yellowstone Under Canvas build a set of bathrooms only, without showers in the room with the toilet. In the am, many folks were showering, but many just had to pee and brush their teeth. We think a set of just toilets would alleviate much of this wait.
Yes, this is like camping. Do not go into this thinking you are staying in a hotel. It is not a hotel. If you are a camping lover, the only thing you will miss is the s'mores. Due to bears you can not have any food. You should also put your toothpaste in the car. (We carried collapsable coolers, camping plates, bowls & spoons. We kept milk, cereal, bread, turkey, lettuce & tomato in the car and ate every breakfast out of the back of the car. We made our lunches and packed them into the park. It worked out well and saved us tons of time and money).
As is typical in campgrounds you can here the other guests and all the animals around all night long. We enjoyed this. Except on the 4th of July there were some loud guests, late at night. We spoke to them and the staff did, too. But, all of our children were able to sleep through the night because of all the fresh air and hiking!
One of our favorite memories of Yellowstone and staying at YUC was playing in the shallow creek. We had a cold water challenge. The water felt great. The current was fun to ride. One night on our way to swim in the creek we saw a Mother MOOSE and her BABY. They were on the far side of the river getting a drink of water. It was so cute. The mother was on alert her ears twitching all around as we splashed and played in the creek. They didn't stay long.
The Bar N Ranch restaurant is convenient and they staff works hard to provide a fine dining experience. This was helpful for dinner as we typically came out of the park late after hiking and viewing the park.
Diamond P Ranch is close to YUC as is the Rodeo. We enjoyed both of these.
- 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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