This lodging was selected by our forum group. I didn't know what to expect. Our lodging last year was pretty stinko. This one, though, was really nice.
First impressions may not be what you're expecting if you only stay in plush chain motels. This is a privately owned and operated lodge; but one of the best I've been in.
My accommodation was one of the four little cabins. Little is a key word, but it turned out to be totally adequate. The flat screen TV on the wall was definitely a plus. The how shower was also a plus. The cabins are perfect for two people that spend most of their time outdoors anyway. The bed was comfortable No air conditioning, but at night the open screened windows provided natural air conditioning. Apparently AC isn't really needed in these climes.
The next morning was a surprise. The owner of the establishment cooked breakfast to order. Eggs any way you want them, pancakes, waffles, hash browns . . . . they choice is yours. He is a very good chef and the breakfast is complimentary. I looked forward to eating breakfast outdoors every morning of our stay.
Don't be surprised if he calls you by name on that first morning and every time he greets you thereafter. He has that gift . . . to remember faces and names; even out of context. He's a wonderful host.
He even provided a special treat. He cooked pulled pork one evening, including potatoes, corn, cole slaw, and all the trimmings. The desert was delicious, too. His price was too low for such a meal. I probably gained three pounds at the Alpine Lodge.
If you want to stay in Red Lodge, Montana; near Beartooth Pass, riding distance to North Yellowstone, Cody Wyoming, Cook City, Little Big Horn, et al, I highly recommend this spot.
Unfortunately for bringing my family some day, they do not allow pets at the Alpine Lodge. We always travel with our little Nikki-dog. He told me some of the horror stories from back when he did and I understand.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Best place to stay in Red Lodge. Outstanding Staff. American family owned and operated. We have happily served you since 2003. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Alpine Lodge Red Lodge, Montana