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Reviewed August 1, 2010

Hillcrest offers both cottages and "motel" rooms. The former were already booked when we made our reservation, so we settled for the latter -- a room in a one-storey duplex with a comfortable bed, a fridge and microwave, and a sizeable bathroom (seemed designed to accommodate a wheelchair). There was no daily housekeeping service, which I would have understood had we been in a cottage but was surprised to find in a motel. However, as we were staying only two nights, it wasn't really an issue to make up our own room and re-use our towels.

Hillcrest sits directly above Scott Street, the main road through Gardiner, just before the bridge leading to the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park. There are a number of restaurant options nearby. Outlaw's Pizza, at the far end of Scott Street, makes decent if unexciting pizza at a very reasonable price. The Tumbleweed Cafe and Bookstore, also on Scott Street but closer to Hillcrest, offers tasty, healthy meals and snacks and good coffee prepared and served by personable staff. You have a choice between eating inside or on their deck. We also enjoyed Rosie's, near the Roosevelt Arch entrance to the park, for dinner. Doesn't look like much from the outside -- or the inside, for that matter -- but the food is good. And there's a well-stocked supermarket on Scott Street. We were heading into Yellowstone to camp, so this was a convenient place to load up on groceries and ice.

Also recommend Montana Whitewater on Scott Street if you feel like trying whitewater rafting on the Yellowstone River. They outfit you with a wetsuit, neoprene boots, PFD and helmet to keep you dry and safe, and the guide works hard to make sure everyone has a fun time, especially kids.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed July 27, 2010

I stayed there for 5 nights with my two teenage daughters as we explored Yellowstone Park & area. I felt the the value received was more than fair for the price charged. We stayed in a unit that had 2 double beds and a twin complete with a kitchenette.The cabins provide modern washroom facilities, but the only minor issue was the smaller showers. At $80.00 per night I was provided a clean room, clean towels, and the owners were very personable and more than willing to provide you with area information regarding what to see, where to eat and what to avoid. I would definely recommend this as a great option to stay...and will do so in the future again.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed June 18, 2010

Rented the duplex which is a cottage of 2 rooms connecting. Clean, good price and location. The owner, Art and his sons very nice and helpful with local and yellowstone information.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed May 9, 2010

This is a nice little place close to Yellowstone. The owners were very friendly and accommodating (we were on a long roadtrip & had to change our plans a couple of times)
Rooms very clean with basic amenities. Would stay here again!

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed May 5, 2010

We stayed here for three nights. It was the cheapest place to stay in Gardiner, & for the price we were not disapointed. The cottage had a microwave and fridge. We did not hear any noise from neighboring cottages. There was a parking spot right next to our cottage. There was a beautiful view of the mountains from the front porch of our cottage. When pulling into the cottages there is a road off the the right (jardine road) that heads up to Gallatin National Forest and the tiny town of Jardine. Jardine is the site of an old Gold mine. There are still pieces of old railroad track and mine shafts on the hillside. There is a horse back riding stable North Yellowstone Outfitters on the right side of the road, they have a carved wooden sign. For $55.00 per person my husband and I went horseback riding, it was a 2.5 hour private ride with just our guide. It was a wonderful experience. Our guide even pointed out the names of the mountains around us. I highly recommend it if you are staying in the area.

  • Stayed: June 2009, travelled as a couple
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