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“Charming Gardiner cottages 5 miles north of Yellowstone Park”
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Hillcrest Cottages
Ranked #8 of 8 Hotels in Gardiner
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We loved our Hillcrest Duplex (#6)! Full bed + twin bed = just perfect for 2 or 3 people. Full standard-size refrigerator, microwave, 2-burner stove, coffee pot (no utensils but hosts Art & Annie will gladly furnish fying pan, ice trays, or whatever you need). Attractive bedspreads, shower curtain, wall stencils, and large TV. We sat on our porch swing to watch the sun set over the mountains (& Roosevelt Arch) about 8:30-9.00 p.m. This small Montana town has restaurants, souvenir shops, gas stations & one grocery store at west end of town. The 5 miles to Yellowstone Park is a beautiful drive. Very, very pleasant 3-night stay--plenty of time to see Yellowstone well. Enjoy!

Room Tip: Cottages are different sizes so ask for larger one if you need extra space. All well furnished and...
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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Carol C
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

Annie and her husband are wonderful people. We had 4 nights accommodations, but with the weather - snow coming in -we wanted to leave two days early. They let us do this without charging us. Because of this we left them a tip because they didn't have to do this. We were with another couple who had the room next to us. There was a common door between us. This was very convenient. When we cooked, we had to ask for the utensils from the office. They are quick to please. The deer roamed the parking lot freely in the morning and evenings. It is fun to watch them even from the porch. There are a lot of eating places there. We ate at the cowboy restaurant and the pizza place in town as you come in from Yellowstone. The pizza place was delicious and I don't care for pizza. You can't go wrong here because of the owners.

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

We booked a cabin for two nights. The e-mail and phone contact were very pleasant. On the day of arrival, the roads in Yellowstone towards Gardiner were closed due to snow. We had to find a hotel elsewhere. In the evening we called Hillcrest Cottages to cancel, although it was much too late to cancel with a refund. However, they did not charge us anything!!! This made us very happy! They could have charged us two days, but did not do that.

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

This is the perfect base location to explore the northern part of Yellowstone National Park and still come "home" to civilization. We were warmly welcomed by Annie, who will graciously answer any questions you may have about the area. The accommodations were simple and clean, offering all you could need to need to refresh, relax, and plan for your next day's journey. The are plenty of eateries with in walking distance and well as a fully stocked grocery store. Do check out Eat Cafe. The bison burgers are yummy!

Stayed: September 2016
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Reviewed 4 October 2016

Had really no Big issues here. Small room with cable TV, stove,microwave, sink, and small refrigerator. They also have dishes to use at the front desk if you wanna just run across the street and buy some groceries. Great location and plenty to do during the evening. Restaurants, stores, bars etc. within walking distance. Water pressure a little low in the shower but worked fine. Bed comfy and heat/air worked fine. Would stay here again...worth the price.

Room Tip: All rooms away from road...very quiet town.
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  • Stayed: September 2016, 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
Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #8 of 8 Hotels in Gardiner
Price Range: $105 - $135 (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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