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Trip to Yellowstone and Teton National Parks

Author: Terry Marsh
Date of Trip: May 2007

Outpost Restaurant - We had dinner here one night. My sister-in-law and I both got the grilled beef liver with bacon and onion and my partner got a steak. If you like liver, and I do, theirs was delicious. My only complaint here was that I couldn't clean my plate. The liver was done perfectly, bacon was crispy, onions grilled to perfection. Although my experience with this restaurant was limited, from what I had there, I recommend it completely. One reservation I have is they only have booths. They will tell you they have two tables that are not booths, but all they mean by that is the table can be moved around a little bit, that it is not attached to the wall, but it is still a booth. If you don't like booths, you will not like this place.


Snake River Lodge and Spa, Teton Village - This hotel is located at the base of a Teton Mountain and is a very pretty lodge. Our room was the smallest of the deluxe King rooms offered but was adequate. My biggest concern was storage. Our room was so small we could only have one of our suitcases opened at a time. Our balcony had the view of a brick wall of the hotel next door. If you walked out on the balcony, tilted your head 145%, twisted yourself to where your shoulders were sticking straight out in front and behind you, you could see the tip top of the mountain. The people we were with all had nice big rooms and beautiful views, so I guess it is just luck of the draw. Another concern I have for this hotel was their elevators for the towers. They have a north elevator and a south elevator (I believe that is how they are labeled). These are the old fashioned kind of elevators, small, only two people, maybe three , can fit in them comfortably, and you have to close the outer door, then pull the folding door close, then push the button to your floor. That's no big deal really, however the smell in our elevator was HORRIBLE. And finally, the towels in the room were so thin and cheap I honestly could not believe it. I can tell you this. No slam against motel 6 or that caliber of hotel, but I am sure their towels are as good or better than the towels we had at Snake River Lodge. Other than those concerns I was very pleased with the hotel, the room, etc. The staff is very friendly. In fact, when we checked in, not only did the bellman greet us at our car to help with luggage, but while we were gathering our belongings from the car, the front desk person came out and got our info so they could start checking us in and have our keys ready for us by the time we walked in the lobby.

With all of my "concerns" of this hotel, I have to say I would stay there again, I would just make sure I got a better room the next time.

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