It is hard to tell on a website just what a site is like. In spite of the reassurances and pictures on the website, my wife and I approached Yellowstone Under Canvas with great trepidation. We had spent the night before in a pup tent, we had spent all day hiking in the Tetons, and we were dirty and tired. As we waited in line, surveying the small village of canvas teepees and tents, I could feel my wife's incredulity and disappointment.
But after we registered, the manager walked us to our teepee, helpfully explaining safety issues and amenities, and he opened the flap to our teepee.....and behold! Clean and comfortable cots with layered sleeping bags that can keep you warm in frigid conditions, a powerful electronic lantern, and bear spray. And as we gathered our toiletries and marched to the bathroom trailer with dread in our hearts, we entered opened the doors and....my goodness! Clean and tidy toilet, sink, and shower, and yes, the hot water was good. And that night, a terrible storm blew through, and the teepee stood strong and kept out the rain. The next morning, the bathrooms were rather gross with the mud that got tracked in, but we definitely understood that it would be near impossible to stay on top of that.
It's a bit off the beaten path and inconvenient for accessing Yellowstone (a few miles beyond West Yellowstone), but for its price, novelty, and comfort, you should at least do one night in Yellowstone Under Canvas. Then again,, short of actually staying in the park, what exactly is quick and convenient for coming in to Yellowstone?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Imagine waking up to the sights, sounds and smells of nature in one of the most spectacular places on earth, relaxing in your luxurious safari tent. Comfortable enough to rival a hotel room yet with the great outdoors all around you. If you ever liked the idea of doing the outdoors thing, but didn’t like the idea of roughing it, now you don’t have to! Visit the world famous Yellowstone National Park and enjoy the great outdoors in a way that’s not possible anywhere else. Just 10 minutes from Yellowstone National Park entrance our luxury camp boasts fantastic uninterrupted views, a quiet secluded location, an onsite restaurant, a host of on-site activities, and of course, Yellowstone right on your doorstep. This isn’t camping as we know it. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Yellowstone Under Canvas West Yellowstone, Montana