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Cheap motel near West Yellowstone please, dog friendly a plus

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by DrPepper, Apr 18, 2021.

  1. DrPepper

    DrPepper Friend of Leo's

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    I'm looking to get away late this summer. It will be on a very meager budget and my dog might go.

    I prefer motels, I do not like hotels. I have mobility issues and walk with the aid of a cane.

    Looking to beat the heat for a couple of weeks and heard the weather there is mild late August...

    First leg of Journey is to Trinidad, CO for a couple of nights then on to MT.
     
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    When I travelled through the states I loved Motel 6. I had a 85lb boxer with me and (at least at that time) all Motel 6 locations were pet friendly with no silly weight restrictions.

    Only complaint about Motel 6 is that they often don't have carpet and the old boy with arthritis was not too happy with laminate. We literally rolled out the carpet for him (shoulda got red stuff).

    Also, I found in terms of cleanliness and upkeep they were usually shooting above average for the price range.
     
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    Not sure what you’d consider cheap around Yellowstone in the summer.
     
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    I don't know what your $$ budget is, but we stayed at the Holiday Inn West Yellowstone a couple of years ago. Their website says they take pets, although a phone call is probably a good idea. I remember nothing bad about it. It is a straight, easy shot to Yellowstone's west gate from there. Hit it right at opening and you'll get to see the bison repositioning across the roads for their morning graze. For the big bears at the NE gate, plan ahead...it's a pretty good drive over there.
     
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    We stayed at the Yellowstone West Gate Hotel a few years ago and it was fine, nothing fancy. It *might* be one of the cheaper options since it is a few blocks away from the shops and restaurants (except for a pancake house). Good luck!
     
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    I'm talking LOW budget... The kind of motel you might not normally stay... Unless broke and homeless type place where people might be living... Doesn't bother me, I want cheap, dirt cheap... Motel, not hotel...

    Motel 6 would be high on the hog for this trip...
     
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    Maybe Mack's Inn in Island Park?
     
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    Have you considered some of the accommodations or cabins within the Park? Roosevelt Lodge offers some very rustic cabins that are affordable. I don't know about COVID restrictions though. Outside the Park, I prefer the Cooke City/Silver Gate area, but there are a lot fewer amenities. However, a LOT fewer people!
     
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    Wanting one star prices in one of the most popular American summer tourist destinations are mutually exclusive. Plus, gas, meals, everything are more expensive. Look at the map and find a small mountain town up in the pines and try that...
     
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    i have a feeling that the crowds at YNP are going to be crazy this summer..

    good luck drpepper, be prepared for anything..
     
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    May not be much to look at but the showers are something you'll never forget.

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    I was just looking on Expedia. Not very promising. Most places to stay raise their rates $100 per night from June to October. Not all, but most. The rest of the year is a crapshoot with weather and road closures.
    I’ve planned this trip many times and never went. Even booked a suite one time, but the friends who “WANTED TO GO” both pulled out by May. Other than what others have said about finding lodging farther away (which I haven’t looked into), it’s a pretty expensive trip.
     
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    If you can swing it, MY recommendation is to go in early-mid September when the kids are back in school (hopefully!). Prices and temperatures drop. Elk & bison are hormonally amped and fewer lines at EVERY boardwalk, outlook, services, and fewer gawkers along the roads creating bison/bear-jams. I was very frustrated with a short mid-July stay once.
     
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    If I make it as far as Morrison, CO I will be happy. I plan to center the trip around a concert at Red Rocks... Motel 6 in Trinidad would be better then staying home.
     
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    To me, a cheap motel is a $25 to $40 a night walk-up...and I highly doubt there will be any around Yellowstone at that time of year. I was going to say to pitch a tent somewhere, but your physical ailments would not make that very enjoyable. Maybe driving a bit out to a less traveled town would be the way to go.
     
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    Something to think about: Can you take dogs into the park?

    "Pets are allowed in public areas, parking lots and within 100 feet of any road. They must be on a leash that is not longer than 6 feet in length at all times. ... Pets are not allowed on any boardwalks or trails. Pets are prohibited from all of Yellowstone's backcountry."
     
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    Buster probably wont go this trip, would like to but, he's not ready to travel yet...
     
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    I hope you like bedbugs... :eek:
     
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    I'll take precautions...
     
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