arriving in Yellowstone on Aug. 18th to stay for 2 weeks at the Lake Lodge cabins we arrived to a fire only a few miles away, after 3 days of being on pre-evacuation orders and smoke that at times was so bad we couldn't see the lake only a few 100 yards from the lodge front porch we decided to try and find alternate lodging, if you've ever been to Yellowstone in the summer you know this is almost impossible without a reservation, we called Brandon and he took over, got us the 2 rooms we needed for the remainder of of 11 days, we moved up the next day and he and his wife Paige were so accomadating, even moved one of our party to a cabin when it was available, They are in the middle of construction but all the workers were friendly and respectful that we were there as guests, there are lots of dogs around, which is fine with me, Hi to Raven :) we had a great time and were able to continue on with our vacation as usual, being in the NE area were were able to see wolves and bears everyday after. My parents and i are so grateful to Brandon and Paige for helping us on such short notice. I have read other reviews of people complaining about the rooms and what they come with, if they want the Four Seasons they should look somewhere else other than Cooke City, this is not a luxury resort town, most people know they are coming to a small town and motels like The High Country are common, when i go to Yellowstone i am looking to spend time in the park watching the wildlife and experiencing the outdoors not staying in my room, so as long as it's clean, warm and the bed is comfy i'm good.
If you are looking for a great place to stay just 4 miles from the park entrance that has great hosts, i would definately recommend it, Brandon and Paige are also adding onto their office space to include a store, can't wait to see that, they are always doing things to improve the place, Good luck to you guys
see you next spring !! Bill, Jessie and Karen Johnson
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the HIGH COUNTRY MOTEL AND CABINS. We offer clean comfortable cabins and rooms at afordable rates. We have all new queen beds and new carpet. We offer everthing from your basic room to large suits with full kitchens. We even have 2 CROW TIPIS for the kids to play in. We are located just 4 miles from YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK and near the world famous BEARTOOTH PASS. See you in paradise. Thanks, The High Country ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cooke City High Country Hotel Cooke City
- Cooke City High Country Motel Montana