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Yellowstone Valley Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Wapiti
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Reviewed 2 September 2017

We found the staff very friendly and helpful. The property and the rooms are clean. We had a double twin room and it was spacious. Very nice to have a refrigerator and microwave in the room. I found the shower stall a little tight, which would be my only complaint. The property is very quiet. I stuck my head out around midnight and it looked like a quaint suburbia with everyone's cars parked outside each cabin. We ate in the restaurant several times and found the food good and the wait staff helpful and friendly. It was nice to see the same people a few times. The breakfast in the morning was a very helpful start because there are scant food options in the area. I'd like to encourage the management to perhaps add yogurt or oatmeal or other healthful options. I liked the days where hard boiled eggs were available. We stayed three nights and wanted to avoid the very high cost of the hotels in the park. It is a 30 mile drive to the East entrance to the park and it is a 30 mile drive once you enter the park to get to the "loop". The drive is amazing and beautiful, but a lot to do at the end of a long day or a big up front investment. It is a very good closer option than Cody, where many people stay. As a gay couple traveling we felt comfortable and welcomed.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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nor56001, Owner at Yellowstone Valley Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Thanks so much for taking the time to write such an indepth review. All of us here greatly appreciate it. I've noted your suggestion about our breakfast offerings. We do keep fruit available for breakfast at all times but some more healthy options is a good idea. Hope you'll come stay with us again. Ron

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Reviewed 31 August 2017

The accomodation was rustic and comfortable, but there wasn't any hanging space for clothes or any hooks to hang towels. The hot and cold breakfast choices weren't extensive, but reasonable enough. We ate twice at the on-site restaurant and the food quality was surprisingly good. It was approximately 40 minutes scenic drive to Yellowstone Park's east entrance, so it wasn't the most convenient location to visit the park. In hindsight, we would not have based ourselves here to visit the Park because the driving distances were much longer than we'd expected. However, the motel was only 25 minutes to Cody. Staff were friendly and welcoming.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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nor56001, Owner at Yellowstone Valley Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Thanks so much for the 4 stars. When planning a trip to the Yellowstone area it's important to plan on visiting more of our attractions than just Yellowstone Park. The park is over 2 mil acres so you should plan on doing a lot of driving where ever you stay but we are the most accessible to all the attractions on the east side including Cody and the best day trip in the west... the drive over the Beartooth Mountains to Red Lodge, Montana! It takes approximately 4-5 hrs to drive over the top of the 11000' peaks but only 1 1/2 hrs to get back to our lodge by another route with no mountains on the return trip. There is no more breathtaking day trip anywhere in the west. Thanks again, Ron

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

It is quite a jaunt from Cody to Yellowstone National Park on Hwy 20, so it nice to stay a bit closer than to avoid a 52 mile drive, plus the 27 mile mountain drive from the entrance of the Park to the first "town" - Fishing Bridge - located in the park. Yellowstone Valley Inn is about 22 miles from the entrance. First of all, it is summer and lodging is few and far between Cody and the Park, so the prices are high for the convenience. It is basically located in a valley with no other resources close by. It has a great RV park with a pool etc. Seems like RVs like it here. The hotel is very basic. You are located right on the highway, so it is noisy into the late evening hours. The view in the back along the Shoshone River is pretty and refreshing. The room was warm, so it was nice to sit outside until our room cooled down. There was a AC, which was nice.The beds were comfortable, the pillows were not. It has a small bathroom. I didn't feel real welcome at check-in. They seemed like they were in a bit of a hurry and weren't interested in explaining much to us other than here is your key. We were fortunate to have a room on the first floor or it would have been a pain to carry luggage and food up the steps to the second floor, especially on this hot, rainy day. WIFI was spotty, but really didn't expect much as you are pretty much out in the wide open plains. They had a restaurant, which was pricey. There again not much of a choice unless you want to drive back to Cody for dinner. We were disappointed in our food to say the least. The steak had to be cooked and re-cooked three times to get it medium well. By that time, everything else was cold. It was warm in the restaurant. My drink was lacking ice and actually tasted warm and old, if that is possible. Maybe a beer would have been a better choice. They did comp our meal by 50% for the inconvenience, which was nice. A very good hot breakfast in the morning was included in our stay, which was nice. It is serve yourself, but there is a note on the table that asks for tips. Overall, our experience wasn't the best. I noticed the hotel was for sale, which might be why they were not all that interested. I believe they cater to the RV customer. But the good news, it did shorten our drive on a busy highway. The room was clean.

Room Tip: first floor as far away from the highway as possible
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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nor56001, Owner at Yellowstone Valley Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

I was surprised to hear of your experience in our restaurant as we've become accustomed to much better. As you discovered nothing is cheap in the greater Yellowstone area and all new facilities in our valley have been zoned out so it takes people like us to take on the job of rebuilding and remodeling older facilities. Sorry it took a couple tries to get medium well on your steak but our chefs are always striving to not over cook steaks. We are interested in all our guests as shown in most of our reviews. Many say they leave feeling like family! We've had the property for sale for a couple yrs. Big investments like this don't usually sell quickly so we're planning ahead. I know of no one who has invested in their property the amount of money my wife and I have the last 13 yrs. ($1.3 mil) and this yr we've had our 13th straight increase in sales. Not to many places like ours can boast a record like that and it's due to reinvesting every cent back in the property and our attention to our guests. Thanks again for staying with us. Ron

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Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

I only stayed one night on 8/17 but I wish I stayed a few more nights. Like others said, my room had a spectacular view from the backyard. They had very friendly staffs working there and the breakfast was awesome. I highly recommend this place. Their internet is based on the satellite service so don't expect to download movies and videos. Good for emails.

Stayed: August 2017
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nor56001, Owner at Yellowstone Valley Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Thanks for the great review! Concerning our WIFI I've increased our bandwidth every yr to the max available to me but when I checked a couple weeks ago with our provider I was told at that very moment we had 168 people using our internet and if anyone tries streaming it slows the speed for everyone. We'll keep trying to improve it like we do with everything here at our resort. Hurry back! Ron

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Reviewed 26 August 2017

The view was perfect, patio looking over the river. The staff was extremely friendly, but due to the location there was no cell connection for my phone and the way they have their internet set up the connection wasn't reliable.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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nor56001, Owner at Yellowstone Valley Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2017

Thanks for the 4 stars. All us here greatly appreciate it! We switched our entire business here to Verizon Wireless several yrs ago with great success but I know people with other providers may have trouble. As I said previously if people stream on our wifi it can overload the system but we're constantly looking for ways to improve it. Thanks again, Ron

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Address: 3324 Yellowstone Park Highway, Wapiti, Cody, WY 82414
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Region: United States > Wyoming > Cody > Wapiti
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Wapiti
Price Range: $217 - $258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Yellowstone Valley Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
360 degree mountain views. high desert location means low humidity and few mosquitos during our summer season. World class trout fishing, river rafting, horse riding, hiking and site seeing. 30 minutes from Yellowstone's east gate and 20 minutes west of Cody, Wyoming.Heated pool, indoor hot tub, restaurant, saloon and public laundry. 35 rooms and 60 large, level RV sites. moderately priced. ... more   less 
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