February 16, 2014 4:28 PM Subscribe
Yellowstone lodging and other Yellowstone-related suggestions
posted by youdontmakefriendswithsalad to Travel & Transportation around Yellowstone National Park, WY (10 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Thinking about an early Fall (October 2014) or if that isn't possible, a next summer (July 2015) five to seven day vacation in Yellowstone. I've been before and stayed in Jackson Hole but because we will have kids, I would prefer to stay in the park to avoid the drive to the park. I'd like to mix up the lodging options because 1) it will be fun and 2) probably can't afford to stay in a nice lodge the entire time. I imagine we will be flying into Denver (though Salt Lake is a possibility if I get a great deal), renting a car, and driving to the park which means I expect that taking camping equipment with us on the plane wouldn't be possible because of the cost and the hassle. Looking, then, at the other options but I'm unable to get a good read from the websites what the lodging is actually like. I think we'd like to skip around in the park and stay 2 or 3 different places and my preference would be staying someplace that has a mini-fridge or a kitchen as an option so we don't have to eat at a restaurant for every meal. Do any of the cabins in the park have this as a possibility? Would you suggest a particular lodge in the park over another because of the amenities, location, or price? Anything else you wish you would have known before hitting the park or a particular travel guide that you found helpful?
I am not interested in renting an RV and I have read this question
and the responses already. Thanks very much for any help you can give.