There may be no better place to stay to access Yellowstone than Gardiner, Mont. Just minutes from the park’s North Entrance, staying in Gardiner has you perfectly poised to explore the otherworldly travertine terraces of Mammoth Hot Springs and Lamar Valley, home to herds of roaming bison, packs of elusive wolves, majestic grizzlies and more – it’s one of the most wildlife-rich areas of the park.
Stay at The Ridgeline Hotel at Yellowstone in Gardiner to experience all the park has to offer during the day and charming accommodations at night. Many of the Ridgeline’s rooms even offer views of the stunning Yellowstone River.
After a long day exploring the park, relax in the heated indoor swimming pool and hot tub, or one of two on-site saunas. Your sore muscles will thank you. Once you’ve unwound, head to the Yellowstone Mine, the on-property restaurant. With a variety of dishes to choose from, there’s something for everyone from the Wild Game Burger to Crispy Fish Tacos to Mile High Meatloaf to Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto. Kid’s meals include favorites like chicken tenders and mac and cheese. Yellowstone Mine is also open for breakfast and lunch.
Stick around for a nightcap at the Rusty Rail Lounge and Casino and try your luck at video poker or keno. Seasonal cocktails, beer and wine await.
Guided Tours of Yellowstone
Lodging isn’t the only thing you can book with the Ridgeline’s parent company, Yellowstone Vacations. In the summer months leave the driving to an expert and board a Yellowstone Vacations Bus Tour to see all of Yellowstone’s best sights from paint pots to geysers to wildlife. In the winter, snowcoaches are the only way to explore the interior of the park. Book your snowcoach tour with Yellowstone Vacations to see the uncrowded magic of winter in the nation’s first park.
The Ridgeline Hotel at Yellowstone
905 Scott Street W
Gardiner, MT 59030