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where to stay

looking for ideas of somewhere to stay early june 2012 in jackson. we are hoping to see the grand tetons and yellowstone and use jackson as a base.... is this a good idea? we are hoping to spend 5 nights in the area and are looking for somewhere mid priced but not expensive, any ideas would be apprieciated

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1. Re: where to stay

Using Jackson as a base for seeing Yellowstone will create too much driving. I would split it up. A couple nights in Jackson or Teton Village to see Grand Teton, and then three nights in Yellowstone to get the most out of the park. We did a trip concentrating on the Tetons a few years back, stayed in the Village, and decided to make a "quick" day trip to Yellowstone to see a few sights. Definitely not the way to go!

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i agree if u want to see the teton, ys jackson hole is to far. There are a few places to stay in the teton and then there are places in yellowstone. we did the same trip and stayed at 5 or 6 different places.

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Do not stay in Jackson to tour Yellowstone NP. It is way too much driving. In YNP a lot of people opt to stay at least 3 days in the park, especially if spending 2 days in GTNP/Jackson area. I would spend 1 night at Old Faithful and 2 in the Canyon or Lake area. Need to call Xanterra ASAP for lodging. Here is a website with must sees for the park-

www.yellowstone.net/topten

If you want out of the park lodging in YNP then check out West Yellowstone.

For GTNP check out Signal Mt. Lodge or Colter Bay. In Jackson then check out the Ranch Inn, Super 8, Motel 6 and Lexington Inn. These hotels seem more affordable.

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As noted by others, the distance to any major YNP site from Jackson, or even from inside GTNP, is great; you'll spend too much time driving, taking away from your pleasure of YNP. YNP is huge, you'll be doing plenty of (fascinating) driving there. Advice on lodging for YNP follows:

Lodging in the park - http://www.travelyellowstone.com/

The above website represents the Official and Only Authorized Lodging Vendor for Yellowstone National Park Don't use other agencies, they charge a service fee and they have to contact Xanterra themselves which you can do for free.

Call at least once a day and monitor the website continuously, cancellations occur. Lodging locations, costs, reservations, camping, things to do and much more are here.

Lodging location options to best see YNP If you have 3 or more days, split lodging locations, the park is vast. Have the park interactive map at hand as you look at the following suggested lodging combinations. These splits will minimize your driving. Also, it could be safer because after dark driving makes it difficult to see wildlife.

West Yellowstone, MT and either Canyon or Lake

• Old Faithful and either Canyon or Lake

• OF and either Roosevelt or Mammoth and if not Mammoth, then Gardiner, MT.

Study the Xanterra website carefully re: the types of lodging and costs. Go to the Montana Forum for West Yellowstone and Gardiner and select "Hotels" to see a list of their lodgings, including reviews and some with lodging rates.

Edited: 24 February 2012, 00:44
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thanks for the advice, having looked at the distances we have decided to spend 2 nights in jackson and 4 nights at yellowstone. having looked at the accomodation within yellowstone we realise we have left it to late to book anywhere inside but can anyone suggest any places to stay around the area.

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6. Re: where to stay

You may not be too late to book in the park. Call and see what is available. There are cancellations, so you can book (check cancellation policy) outside the park and keep trying for in the park.

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True, cancellations occur frequently. Just be sure you know which area(s) of the park in which you wish to settle as you keep calling as advised earlier - if you choose to do so. Advice on splitting your lodging was provided in post #1.

You can find much information on lodging in West Yellowstone and Gardiner, both in Montana, by going to those pages on the forum, and selecting "Hotels".

Edited: 25 February 2012, 19:21
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Yes call Xanterra and check on lodging in the park then check out West Yellowstone or could check out Gardiner- but we prefer West Yellowstone.

In West Yellowstone check out Three Bear Lodge.

Toll-free within the U.S. 866.GEYSERLAND (866.439.7375)- Xanterra for Yellowstone.

Edited: 25 February 2012, 20:20
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Agree with other poster, diligence pays off with Xanterra. Call every day for a week or so and you'll find things pop up. In the meantime book something that you can cancel elsewhere.

West Yellowstone and Gardiner are good options. There is also lodging at Flagg Ranch, just outside the South Gate, its under new management.

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