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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #300 on: June 19, 2020, 03:20:42 AM »
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?

Definitely not. It's around 1.5 hours to get to the closest attraction.

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?

Just have in mind that even West Yellowstone is an hour+ each way to get to East side of the park ( Hayden Valley or the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone). That's 2+ hours round trip. The nearest geysers are around 40 min, but that's your best option other then staying in the park.

The Marriott in Jackson is a nice option for the Tetons

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #301 on: June 19, 2020, 11:16:18 AM »
I know this sounds sacrilegious on DDF, but I think for Yellowstone it's worth just staying in the park for 1-2 nights, especially if your time in the park is limited. (Even in the park some places aren't great locations, so do research)

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #302 on: June 19, 2020, 11:56:33 AM »
I know this sounds sacrilegious on DDF, but I think for Yellowstone it's worth just staying in the park for 1-2 nights, especially if your time in the park is limited. (Even in the park some places aren't great locations, so do research)
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It's not like the options in West Yellowstone are that much better.   

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #303 on: June 19, 2020, 02:34:00 PM »
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It's not like the options in West Yellowstone are that much better.   
And prices aren't that much lower. There's only one points option in west Yellowstone, and it fills up fast

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #304 on: June 19, 2020, 03:06:03 PM »
I know this sounds sacrilegious on DDF, but I think for Yellowstone it's worth just staying in the park for 1-2 nights, especially if your time in the park is limited. (Even in the park some places aren't great locations, so do research)

Yellowstone lodges are all closed right now. Only option in the park would be your RV or ⛺️...

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #305 on: June 19, 2020, 03:11:17 PM »
And prices aren't that much lower. There's only one points option in west Yellowstone, and it fills up fast
There's actually 2 with the Days inn..

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #306 on: June 22, 2020, 12:58:31 PM »
Yellowstone lodges are all closed right now. Only option in the park would be your RV or ⛺️...

Not true. They're open... availability is a diff story

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #308 on: June 24, 2020, 11:53:23 AM »
I am planning on going to Yellowstone this summer and have a few questions. Tentatively I am planning Sun morning thru Thu afternoon.

1) Are there any shabbos options anywhere in the vicinity? (traveler718 commented about a Chabad that is currently closed).

2) It doesn't seem that I would be able to make it back on time for shabbos leaving any later than Thursday afternoon. Any Ideas?

3) I was considering flying into FCA and spending Sunday and Monday at Glacier and the heading to yellowstone Mon evening and spending Tue Wed in yellowstone and Flying back Thu from JAC (maybe stop in Teton on Thursday). Am I trying to do too much? Should I just do Yellowstone? I'm not the type that needs to see every sight in the parks.

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #309 on: June 24, 2020, 12:02:24 PM »
1) Are there any shabbos options anywhere in the vicinity? (traveler718 commented about a Chabad that is currently closed).

Maybe look into chabad of bozeman montana.
That might also warrant a switch in direction, meaning starting in teton and ending in montana
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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #310 on: June 24, 2020, 12:05:56 PM »


I am planning on going to Yellowstone this summer and have a few questions. Tentatively I am planning Sun morning thru Thu afternoon.

1) Are there any shabbos options anywhere in the vicinity? (traveler718 commented about a Chabad that is currently closed).

2) It doesn't seem that I would be able to make it back on time for shabbos leaving any later than Thursday afternoon. Any Ideas?

3) I was considering flying into FCA and spending Sunday and Monday at Glacier and the heading to yellowstone Mon evening and spending Tue Wed in yellowstone and Flying back Thu from JAC (maybe stop in Teton on Thursday). Am I trying to do too much? Should I just do Yellowstone? I'm not the type that needs to see every sight in the parks.

1. Boseman MT. It's around 1.5 hrs from the northern gate. I'm not sure how they are functioning now.

2. Travel to SLC...it's a 5 hr drive though..

3. Everyone has a different pace. You definitely can do it, with skipping some attractions.

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #311 on: June 24, 2020, 12:07:20 PM »
I am planning on going to Yellowstone this summer and have a few questions. Tentatively I am planning Sun morning thru Thu afternoon.

1) Are there any shabbos options anywhere in the vicinity? (traveler718 commented about a Chabad that is currently closed).

2) It doesn't seem that I would be able to make it back on time for shabbos leaving any later than Thursday afternoon. Any Ideas?

3) I was considering flying into FCA and spending Sunday and Monday at Glacier and the heading to yellowstone Mon evening and spending Tue Wed in yellowstone and Flying back Thu from JAC (maybe stop in Teton on Thursday). Am I trying to do too much? Should I just do Yellowstone? I'm not the type that needs to see every sight in the parks.
Did you look into flying in and out of BZN? Rental car will be cheaper if you return to the same location as pickup.

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #312 on: June 24, 2020, 12:24:09 PM »
Did you look into flying in and out of BZN? Rental car will be cheaper if you return to the same location as pickup.
Highly recommend Autoslash for any one way rentals.

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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #313 on: June 24, 2020, 12:25:27 PM »
Did you look into flying in and out of BZN? Rental car will be cheaper if you return to the same location as pickup.

You can also play around with different locations as the pickup and drop off that will have wildly different prices for each direction.
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Re: Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park
« Reply #314 on: June 25, 2020, 12:19:25 AM »
I settled on flying into FCA Sun morning and flying out of JAC Thursday afternoon. Flying into Bozeman would have made doing Glacier not practical. Car rentals are very expensive at FCA so I'll see what I can find.

I plan on staying Sun night in Kalispell Mon night somewhere between Glacier and Yellowstone (possibly Helena or Bozeman) Tues and Wed nights in the Yellowstone area. I found Tue night at the Holiday Inn west Yellowstone with points but Wed wasn't available with points.

Any input about what sights I should make sure to see, about the car rental and about where to stay would be greatly appreciated.