What was good:
Accommodations for Yellowstone are really, really, really pricey. For the amount of money you pay, the Yellowstone Village condominums give you a huge amount of space compared to other possible options. This is especially nice for a family.
We have three children and really enjoy being able to put them to bed and still have lights on, converse with each other, read, etc. without disturbing them. We booked a two bedroom unit and it was amazing! It was a duplex and it was wonderful to have that kind of privacy. Two big bedrooms with queen beds, a decent sized laundry room with full size appliances (not coin-op, totally free) a good sized bathroom with a shower and tub, large storage closet totally stocked with towels, full kitchen (older appliances, but still quite functional. Very well stocked with dishes & pots, pans, and all the equipment you would need) and a living room and dining room. It was great!
What was bad:
The office is often closed, so it can be difficult to reach the management if you have a question. Be sure you have directions on how to get there ready, because you don't want to call and ask directions and find the office is closed. One thing we didn't realize is that they do provide a way to get into your unit when they aren't there. We wish we had known that--because we skipped seeing a big portion of the park as we hurried to make it there by 5. As it turned out, no one was even there at the time of our check-in.
The mosquitoes! This location (not inside the house necessarily--except for what you let in) but outside--I have never seen so many mosquitoes. I went outside to retrieve something from the car one night and inadvertently let a cloud of mosquitoes into the unit. Urgh! We had envisioned on going on some quiet family walks around the property--no way!
The pool--ice cold! An earlier review mentioned that they couldn't swim when they went. This was not a one time event. We couldn't swim either. The pool looks beautiful--it is nicely maintained, but the water is not swimmable. We were there in the hottest part of August and we tried but it was just too cold. We don't know why they bother to maintain the pool when they don't pay to heat it. It is a shame. The hot tub is still available, but keep in mind you will be worrying about those omnipresent mosquitoes.
The TV--rabbit ears. Only one channel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nice one bedroom one bath condo in Yellowstone Village, approx. 10 miles from Yellowstone National Park. Full size refrigerator, stove, microwave, dishes, pots & pans. Linens provided as well. Comfortable and clean. Nice views of Hebgen Lake and the mountains. Relaxing and quiet. Ask for Gray Wulff #204 when making reservations please. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Yellowstone Village Condominiums Hotel West Yellowstone
- Yellowstone Village Condominiums West Yellowstone, Montana