Montana Journals

Yellowstone Territory

An October 2004 trip to Montana by Wasatch

Quote: Some of North America’s finest scenery is in Yellowstone.

Yellowstone Territory

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Overview

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Yellowstone National Park offers an unparalleled collection of natural oddities, but for greatscenery, the sights are better outside the park. Don’t miss the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway (WYRt 296), the Beartooth Highway (US 212), the Cody Highway (US 14/16/20), the AbsorokaRange, and, above all, next-door Grand Teton National Park.US 191, south out of Yellowstone and the Teton Parkway (no longer US 191) to Moose Junction,WY, is arguably the most spectacular mountain road anywhere (however, Charles Osgoodpreferred the Beartooth Highway). It runs mostly in the valley. Three essential stops are 1]Oxbow viewpoint, a short way south on US 191 after the turn-of...Read More

Comfort Inn Yellowstone North

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Hotel | "Comfort Inn "

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Gardiner is one of three small Montana Towns located at the gates of Yellowstone National Park. Rooms here are generally less expensive than in the park. Gardiner has lower a little rates than West Yellowstone and it’s closer to major park features. Mammoth Hot Springs nearby. Gardiner’s disadvantage is that it is much smaller than West Yellowstone, has only a few restaurants and limited nightlife.This was one of the best Comfort Inns we have encountered. Room rates vary greatly depending on the season, ranging from $50-$175. The motel sits well back from the road and uphill, minimizing traffic noises, not that there is much nighttime traffic here. With no neighboring buildings blockin...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 22, 2007

Comfort Inn Yellowstone North
107 Hellroaring St
Gardiner, Montana 59030
406-848-7536

Buffalo Bill's Irma Hotel

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Restaurant | "Irma Hotel"

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Buffalo Bill built the Irma and named it after his daughter. The very popular restaurant still hasthe original stamped steel ceiling and the grand bar Queen Victoria presented to Buffalo Bill. Thelast two times we ate there, the buffet had expanded to every night from weekends only.The first time we ate at The Irma, I ordered buffalo steak, as I had never eaten buffalo. We werenot impressed--it was tough and chewy. Later we came to like buffalo meat a lot by learninghow it should be cooked and sticking to properly cooked dishes. Buffalo is almost totally fat-free,so it has no fat to internally baste it and keep it moist while cooking. There are three ways to ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on December 5, 2005

Buffalo Bill's Irma Hotel
1192 Sheridan Avenue
Cody, Wyoming 82414
(307) 587-4221

4B's

Restaurant | "4Bs"

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The 4Bs, a small Montana chain, is one of our favorite examples of the classic Western café. Youwill not get a great meal at the 4Bs, maybe not even a good meal, but you will get decent comfortfood at such low prices that you will love the joint. When we are traveling in Montana, we go outof our way to eat at a 4Bs, both a cultural and culinary treat.A 4Bs breakfast will carry anyone except construction workers over until dinnertime. I’mespecially fond of the 4Bs pancakes, and I don’t much care for pancakes. For lunch, stick with a sandwich; meals are too big. For dinner, stick to steak or chicken or shrimp, out of respect for the tradition the 4Bs keeps alive--res...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 5, 2005

4B's
Main Street
Butte, Montana
(406) 543-8265

Bubba's Bar-B-Que Restaurant

Restaurant | "Bubba's BBQ"

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Bubba’s in Jackson Hole is famed for good BBQ at reasonable prices, and the Cody branch, westend of the main street, on the left, heading toward Yellowstone, is every bit as good, larger, and amore pleasant scene. Dinners feature chicken, pork, ham, and beef, long smoked over a wood fire, and three levels ofheat in Bubba’s own BBQ sauces. The chicken is quite dry from the long cooking, so we bury itin BBQ sauce. Beef, pork, and ham are best just accented with a little sauce. Ask the waitress ifcurly fries are available. There is an optional limited, but varied, salad bar. At diner, we usually go for the amazingly low priced sandwich with salad bar...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 5, 2005

Bubba's Bar-B-Que Restaurant
515 S Us Hwy 89
Jackson Hole, Wyoming 83001
(307) 733-2288