Looking for a place to stay along the road to or from Yellowstone National Park? Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel often has availability since it’s just far enough from the parks to avoid the flood of traffic streaming from them. Browse the gift shop selling Shoshone-Bannock crafts, watch your favorite sports team at the lounge and score a hotel room two hours from Yellowstone’s West Entrance at the Shoshone-Bannock Casino Hotel. Here are seven reasons to visit.
1. Comfy Hotel Rooms
Why go: When hotels near Grand Teton and Yellowstone are full, this hotel has availability since it is just far enough from the parks to avoid the flood of traffic streaming out of them.
Little-known fact: Built in 2012, the 156 rooms and 11 suites have 42-inch flat-screen, high-definition TVs, complimentary WiFi and 24-hour fitness center access.
2. Camas Sports Grill
Why go: Twenty-six TVs enable you to catch your favorite sports team as you dine inside the hotel.
Tip: Try a Native American dish like the fry bread breakfast or the Idaho nachos and bison sliders.
3. Donzia Gift Shop
Why go: You can buy authentic artwork, jewelry and crafts made by Shoshone-Bannock tribal artists here, including items with intricate beadwork.
Little-known fact: The Shoshone-Bannock tribes are known for their beadwork passed down from generation to generation.
4. Cedar Spa
Why go: Offering a full-service salon spa, you can get a facial, massage, pedicure and manicure and more here.
Little-known fact: The spa offers specialized services like aromatherapy inhalation room with essential oil scents like cedar wood that are specific to the tribes.
5. Buffalo Meadows RV Park
Why go: Twenty-seven pull-through spots are available with restrooms, showers and laundry facilities on site.
Tip: Make reservations by calling 208-237-8774, ext. 3030.
6. The Shoshone-Bannock Indian Festival
Why go: The Grand Entry at the Pow Wow is open to the public and showcases different types of Native American dancing performed by dancers from across the country.
Tip: The festival takes place Aug. 6-9, 2020. Check shobanfestival.com for updates.
7. Try Your Luck at the Casino
Why go: Southeast Idaho’s only gaming facility, the casino offers 900 of the most popular video gaming machines along with video poker and virtual blackjack.
Little-known fact: For nearly three decades, Fort Hall has offered gaming, starting in the early days with bingo.
For More Information:
I-15 Exit 80, Simplot Road, Fort Hall, ID 83203