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“Highly recommended cute and great value cottage”
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Hillcrest Cottages
Ranked #8 of 8 Hotels in Gardiner
Reviewed 19 September 2010

This is a nice little cottage and just near the north entrance of Yellowstone National Park.(about 1 minute driving).The place is right off the main strip but it’s so quiet. The staff Michael was very friendly and accommodating. (His dog is so cute, too.) Rooms were very clean with basic amenities. The room had TV with cable, table with 2 chairs, kitchenette, coffee maker, wifi , air conditioning. microwave and small fridge. It’s enough to cook the basic food. Some reviews mentioned about that the bathroom is small but it’s O.K. for me because it’s the same size with the cabins in the Yellowstone National Park.. The most important thing is that “IT WAS THE CHEAPEST PLACE TO STAY IN GARDINER.” I reserved a cottage with one queen bed at $78 per night plus 7% tax at Summer season and it’s just the half of the hotel in the park. Hillcrest Cottages has’t its own internet reservation system. You must make a reservation via E-mail or telephone. It’s a little inconvenient to foreign visitors like me. But to the local person, it is totally not the problem I think .The little cottage is the secret garden and greatest value cottage near by Yellowstone National Park.. Highly recommended..

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 August 2010

This was our first stay at the Hillcrest Cottages in Gardiner. We usually stay at a diffferent establishment , but they weren't any vacancies. I am sooooo glad they didn't! We usually go to Yellowstone every summer and we always stay in Gardiner, MT ( very friendly town!) We did not know what to expect with the cabins. We have a 9 year old who does not react to change very well. We drove up and our son was crying, as he loved the other establishment we normally saty in. My husband brought out the key and we went in and my son was so excited! He ran from room to room happy! We were elated! We will be staying here from now on! Clean rooms, exceptional owners, roomy cabin...LOVED IT!

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with family
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6  Thank heatherchris99
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Reviewed 2 August 2010

Hillcrest offers both cottages and "motel" rooms. The former were already booked when we made our reservation, so we settled for the latter -- a room in a one-storey duplex with a comfortable bed, a fridge and microwave, and a sizeable bathroom (seemed designed to accommodate a wheelchair). There was no daily housekeeping service, which I would have understood had we been in a cottage but was surprised to find in a motel. However, as we were staying only two nights, it wasn't really an issue to make up our own room and re-use our towels.

Hillcrest sits directly above Scott Street, the main road through Gardiner, just before the bridge leading to the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park. There are a number of restaurant options nearby. Outlaw's Pizza, at the far end of Scott Street, makes decent if unexciting pizza at a very reasonable price. The Tumbleweed Cafe and Bookstore, also on Scott Street but closer to Hillcrest, offers tasty, healthy meals and snacks and good coffee prepared and served by personable staff. You have a choice between eating inside or on their deck. We also enjoyed Rosie's, near the Roosevelt Arch entrance to the park, for dinner. Doesn't look like much from the outside -- or the inside, for that matter -- but the food is good. And there's a well-stocked supermarket on Scott Street. We were heading into Yellowstone to camp, so this was a convenient place to load up on groceries and ice.

Also recommend Montana Whitewater on Scott Street if you feel like trying whitewater rafting on the Yellowstone River. They outfit you with a wetsuit, neoprene boots, PFD and helmet to keep you dry and safe, and the guide works hard to make sure everyone has a fun time, especially kids.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 July 2010

I stayed there for 5 nights with my two teenage daughters as we explored Yellowstone Park & area. I felt the the value received was more than fair for the price charged. We stayed in a unit that had 2 double beds and a twin complete with a kitchenette.The cabins provide modern washroom facilities, but the only minor issue was the smaller showers. At $80.00 per night I was provided a clean room, clean towels, and the owners were very personable and more than willing to provide you with area information regarding what to see, where to eat and what to avoid. I would definely recommend this as a great option to stay...and will do so in the future again.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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4  Thank Ritzmank
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Reviewed 18 June 2010

Rented the duplex which is a cottage of 2 rooms connecting. Clean, good price and location. The owner, Art and his sons very nice and helpful with local and yellowstone information.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with family
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2  Thank sandytntn
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Reviewed 10 May 2010

This is a nice little place close to Yellowstone. The owners were very friendly and accommodating (we were on a long roadtrip & had to change our plans a couple of times)
Rooms very clean with basic amenities. Would stay here again!

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank NandanT
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Reviewed 5 May 2010

We stayed here for three nights. It was the cheapest place to stay in Gardiner, & for the price we were not disapointed. The cottage had a microwave and fridge. We did not hear any noise from neighboring cottages. There was a parking spot right next to our cottage. There was a beautiful view of the mountains from the front porch of our cottage. When pulling into the cottages there is a road off the the right (jardine road) that heads up to Gallatin National Forest and the tiny town of Jardine. Jardine is the site of an old Gold mine. There are still pieces of old railroad track and mine shafts on the hillside. There is a horse back riding stable North Yellowstone Outfitters on the right side of the road, they have a carved wooden sign. For $55.00 per person my husband and I went horseback riding, it was a 2.5 hour private ride with just our guide. It was a wonderful experience. Our guide even pointed out the names of the mountains around us. I highly recommend it if you are staying in the area.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hillcrest Cottages

Address: 400 Scott St, PO Box 430, Gardiner, MT 59030-7761
Region: United States > Montana > Gardiner
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 8 Hotels in Gardiner
Price Range: £59 - £76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hillcrest Cottages offer modern, distinctive individual cottages at the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park. Cottages vary in size for singles, couples or larger 2-room units to comfortably accommodate 1 - 7 people. All units include their own bathroom with shower, linens provided, heat and A/C, satellite TV, non-smoking rooms, and kitchenette facilities of microwave/fridge/coffee maker with larger units offering more complete kitchens. Dishes are available at the office for guests. Wifi is available on site. To reserve, we ask for name, address and credit card as guarantee with no advance charges made. Cancellations are 24 hour notice. Please call for available dates & rates. Located just 1/4 mile from Yellowstone's north gate, we have views of the mountains, and many cottages offer outside seating. Hillcrest Cottages is family owned and offers accommodations at a great value to enjoy Montana, and Yellowstone. ... more   less 
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