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Where is closest to Jackson to set as base camp for YP?

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Where is closest to Jackson to set as base camp for YP?

We will be arriving in Jackson for 8 days by flight. We booked 3 nights at Flagg Ranch. I read from the forums that Jackson is not the best place to set as base camp to explore YP. Is it a good idea to drive and stay at another town for 2-3 days to explore Yellowstone? Which will be the closer towns for more choices of lodging? Our budget is about $150/night (I know it is not much for this time of the year in YP area). All lodging inside YP is booked even if we're ready to spend more. We are open to condos beside motels/hotels. We need to return to Jackson to take the flight home.

Thanks!

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1. Re: Where is closest to Jackson to set as base camp for YP?

Check out West Yellowstone and Gardiner. We prefer West Yellowstone for choice of lodging and restaurants.

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2. Re: Where is closest to Jackson to set as base camp for YP?

And to add-

Check here on TA for reviews of hotels, etc. in West Yellowstone.

Chamber of Commerce in West Yellowstone has always been very helpful-

http://www.destinationyellowstone.com/

Have seen advertised and someone posted about staying at some new cabins in West Yellowstone-

visityellowstonepark.com/…

Let us know if you have other questions. Good luck!!

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3. Re: Where is closest to Jackson to set as base camp for YP?

I would suggest continuing to check inside the park as reservations are very dynamic with a loose cancellation policy. Not unusual to pickup a place just a few days out. As noted, both West Yellowstone and Gardiner are options. Gardiner is further for you but significantly cheaper (Absaroka Lodge). $150 isn't a lot in West Yellowstone but you'll find some options there, too.

Have fun.

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