We stayed in a kitchenette suite on 7/22/08 & 7/23/08 with two queen beds. It was on the lower level (down a flight of stairs) with a view of the river. The large room was very clean. A little foot noise could be heard from the room above. The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful. Coffee, tea & hot chocolate are available anytime the office is open (7am - 10 pm). Great location just a couple blocks North of Yellowstone. Great value. This town did not seem very crowded even during this peak time. I think this is a great "secret" location to base your Yellowstone trip! This room was such a better value than the room we booked in the Grand Tetons the next day!
We used this location as a base to travel 2 days around Yellowstone. On day one, we got up early and drove straight down to the Old Faithful area, except for a quick detour along the southbound only Firehole Canyon Drive. We beat most of the crowds (luckily) and some of the heat. We took a couple hours to walk the upper geyser basin trail (up to the Mornign Glory Pool) and saw lots of active geysers. Then, we traveled back North, stopping at Midway Geyser Basin (Grand Prismatic Spring is amazing), northbound only Firehole Lake Drive, and Lower Geyser Basin. We arrived at the hotel very sun-burned and tired! We used sun-screen but big floppy hats are a MUST - as there is not much shade! The second day we traveled down the east loop of the park - visiting the Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone Grand Canyon, the upper and lower waterfalls, and Yellowstone Lake. The view of the canyon is AMAZING at "Artist Point" and should not be missed! Over the course of the two days we saw lots of buffalo, a black bear, elk, lot of wildflowers.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our motel is strategically located directly on the banks of the Yellowstone River.... right at the North Entrance of Yellowstone National Park, two blocks from Roosevelt Arch.Our rooms are extremely clean, come with free wifi and stunning views. In January of 2012 we renovated adding plush new beds to every room, new toilets, and new carpeting in the hall ways and office. Most rooms have a private balcony which is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the views.We have Satellite TV, AC, outstanding hospitality and complimentary in-lobby tea, coffee and hot chocolate.We encourage you to stay with us and make your trip to YNP a trip to remember.Sincerely, Absaroka Lodge Ownership. ... more less
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- Yellowstone`s Absaroka Hotel Gardiner