January 21, 2018

Wondering how to book your stay in Yellowstone National Park?

Are you wondering how to book your lodging or camping in Yellowstone National Park?

The one thing that I can HIGHLY recommend is to book your lodging in any national park well in advance.  Six months to a year in advance if you can.  You will not believe how quickly the lodging and camping areas fill up, and cancellations don’t happen as often as one would hope.

Every time I have been to Yellowstone, I have stayed in a hotel.  I haven’t had the chance to camp.

In 2010, Matt and I had booked a few nights at the Bridge Bay Campground near Yellowstone Lake in the park, and we were pretty excited.  We pulled into the campground around noon that day, and stopped to use the bathroom.  Next thing we know, there is a SWAT team that has surrounded a pickup truck, and officers with very large guns had three people out of the truck and on the ground.

We hung around long enough to see that the SWAT team eventually let the people go, but considering that we were about to stay in the campground that night, we decided to head out of the park to find a hotel to stay in.  Something just didn’t seem right.  (Like I said, there was no hope of getting a hotel inside the park that late.)

We ended up heading toward West Yellowstone to find a hotel, and on our way, I turned on my cell phone to receive an email from a family member letting us know that escaped convicts were suspected to be in Yellowstone National Park.  (Turns out, there was.)  The people in the truck at Bridge Bay Campground were not the people they were looking for.  You can read about that story here: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/escaped-arizona-convicts-tracy-province-john-mccluskey-hiding-yellowstone-national-park-police-article-1.202008.

We will be giving it another try this summer, though!  We will be camping this summer in Yellowstone, as I just booked our stay.  I am very excited to experience camping in Yellowstone.

Keep in mind, too, that camping is MUCH less expensive than hotels in Yellowstone.

Here is your one-stop website to book your stay in Yellowstone:  http://www.yellowstonenationalparklodges.com/

Or you can call: 1-866-GEYSERLAND (439-7375)

Get your lodging in Yellowstone National Park booked now, and I hope to see you there!

Warmest Wishes from Big Sky Country,

Alex Neill

Montana Vacation Blog

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