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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #285 on: June 14, 2019, 01:24:45 PM »
We are going on Sunday, June 23 and can stay in one location for three nights until Wednesday
We can stay in one place in between both or stay near Jenny lake Sunday night and near Jackson Monday night and Tuesday night or on Tuesday night near Bozeman Idaho. 10 adults 3 children

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #286 on: July 11, 2019, 08:16:26 AM »
None of the lodging in the park has ac. I am used to sleeping in a relatively cool room (69-70) will nights in August be too hot to stay in one of the park lodges? I've heard they can give you a fan.

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #287 on: January 20, 2020, 11:14:23 PM »
Anyone  with experience snowmobiling in the park?
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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #288 on: June 16, 2020, 10:37:42 PM »
Does it make sense to be based in Big Sky Residence Inn, Montana?
I want to use a Marriott 7 day cert here.

Is there too much time lost driving to the parks?

Family of 7, so one room isn't enough. How likely is it to get upgraded to the 2 bedroom suite?

Are there better Marriott options closer to the park?

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #289 on: June 16, 2020, 10:41:10 PM »
Does it make sense to be based in Big Sky Residence Inn, Montana?

Doesn't make sense to me. You're and hour or two away from the park and a few more from most interesting spots.
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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #290 on: June 16, 2020, 10:41:44 PM »
Does it make sense to be based in Big Sky Residence Inn, Montana?
I want to use a Marriott 7 day cert here.

Is there too much time lost driving to the parks?

Family of 7, so one room isn't enough. How likely is it to get upgraded to the 2 bedroom suite?

Are there better Marriott options closer to the park?

Looks like an hour drive to west Yellowstone. I don't think there are really points options, but I may be mistaken. Also, I haven't been to Yellowstone (been dreaming of it for a while), but from research it seems like you'll be in the car a lot even if you stay much closer. The extra hour each way every day may be a killer
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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #291 on: June 17, 2020, 12:26:05 AM »
Doesn't make sense to me. You're and hour or two away from the park and a few more from most interesting spots.
So something in Jackson or West Yellowstone would be ideal.
What's my best option for a place for 7? Airbnb?
I don't many points options. Just get 2 rooms at a hotel?

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #292 on: June 17, 2020, 12:36:28 AM »
Thereís an Holiday In at West Yellowstone. Just stayed there last week, stay was very pleasant (just donít expect the St Regis). You can book the family room which has two bedroom for the same amount or you can also get a jacuzzi room (executive). Staff was very nice and it is as close as you can get to the park.

Make sure to check pricing for each night, official price is 45k/night but with ihg new pricing system it can fluctuate. I got some for 27.5k

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #293 on: June 17, 2020, 09:06:57 AM »
So something in Jackson or West Yellowstone would be ideal.
What's my best option for a place for 7? Airbnb?
I don't many points options. Just get 2 rooms at a hotel?
How many days are you staying? If itís only 2-3 days and you plan to visit the park every day, Big Sky will be annoying. We stayed 8 days in Big Sky and we went 3-4 times to the park, it was not bad. We were willing sacrifice the hour drive for nice and affordable Airbnb. We also had small kids so there was no way we can do 3/4 consecutive days in the car/park.

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #294 on: June 17, 2020, 09:21:32 AM »
Thereís an Holiday In at West Yellowstone. Just stayed there last week, stay was very pleasant (just donít expect the St Regis). You can book the family room which has two bedroom for the same amount or you can also get a jacuzzi room (executive). Staff was very nice and it is as close as you can get to the park.

Make sure to check pricing for each night, official price is 45k/night but with ihg new pricing system it can fluctuate. I got some for 27.5k
In one of my earlier hotel stays I thought a the Holiday Day Inn was supposed be the St. Regis and I wrote a review as such. I got a nice email from the hotel saying how "Were so grateful you decided to stay but were not a the fancy hotel type and were sorry we disappointed you... "

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #295 on: June 17, 2020, 10:05:29 AM »
So something in Jackson or West Yellowstone would be ideal.

Jackson is ideal for the Tetons, not Yellowstone.
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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #296 on: June 17, 2020, 01:44:36 PM »
Doesn't make sense to me. You're and hour or two away from the park and a few more from most interesting spots.
...says the guy driving 30 hours to get there  :D

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #297 on: June 18, 2020, 12:16:32 AM »
I am planning to stay for a Shabbos in Jackson hole. Is the Chabad house operating in the summer with Minyonim?

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #298 on: June 18, 2020, 12:19:35 AM »
I am planning to stay for a Shabbos in Jackson hole. Is the Chabad house operating in the summer with Minyonim?

Yes, this is what I told @Something Fishy, but since @BCL is asking about August, let me clarify that "at the moment" are the key words. The local Jews are currently terrified about the prospect of summer visitors coming in and bringing Covid with them, so at the moment Chabad is indeed essentially closed.

However, the shaliach there did say that as the summer goes along, attitudes may or may not change, and I could check back with him in July to see what's going on. So if you need to make plans now, you should not count on being able to spend Shabbos there, but if you have some flexibility, you could check in with him in a few weeks to see where they're holding.

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #299 on: June 18, 2020, 11:26:25 PM »
Jackson is ideal for the Tetons, not Yellowstone.

I flew to SLC, drive to Jackson, stayed for two nights, following day spent at grand Teton and the next drove from Jackson to Yellowstone.

(This way I also gained not having a stopover, getting a really good car for a very decent price, beautiful drive to Jackson)