I've been visiting the Livingston/Paradise Valley area for many years and have usually stayed in Livingston. A friend suggested I try the "YVL" because of the cabins on the river, proximity to the spring creeks(flyfishing) and the amazing food. I was there on opening weekend and expected there might be a few kinks to work out but everything went smoothly. I was very pleasantly greeted as I checked in and found my cabin to be comfortable and cozy. Without in room tv's you'll listen to the sounds of the Yellowstone as it runs past your cabin. Please keep in mind this is rustic comfort and not a Four Seasons Resort
The food and wine service was exceptional! I stayed for a few nights so I was able to try a wide variety of menu items and literally enjoyed everything that was put in front of me. The idea of sourcing local ingredients is not a new one but the execution in an area like that is impressive. The wine list is tight and well thought out and provides something for almost everyone and a thoughtful range of price points as well. The wait staff was as friendly as you'll encounter and was attentive and knowledgeable. I ordered a bottle of Cabernet with some age on it and was immediately offered the option of decanting.....great quality touch!
I'll be back as soon as I can(hopefully in June if there are reservations available)...whatever you do don't miss out on the local smoked lamb ribs with house made cucumber kimchi!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We're a small, off-the-beaten-path collection of contemporary cabins and one exceptional five-star gourmet restaurant, tucked along the banks of the Yellowstone River on a ranch style property in the Paradise Valley of Montana. Our passions: Falling asleep to the sound of the river (we've also got a weak spot for high-count linens, fly-fishing, and microbrews—you'll see.), anything locally grown (if Chef Marcos prepares it, it's good) and showing off Yellowstone National Park (and the Valley's other endless outdoor opportunities). With our local knowledge, upscale amenities, and taste for both fine food and outdoor adventure, we're a natural base for your Yellowstone-area experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Yellowstone Valley Lodge Livingston, Montana