In high season, park rooms are at a premium and sell out quickly. These fine alternatives, located in the park gateways.
- In Jackson, Wyoming: The Wort Hotel (tel. 307/733-2190) is a Jackson landmark with comfortable “New West”–style rooms and a town institution of a watering hole, the Silver Dollar Bar. The newish Hotel Jackson ([tel] 307/733-2200) marries high design with comfortable Western touches.
- In Gardiner, Montana: The Riverside Cottages (tel. 406/848-7719) overlooking the Yellowstone River feel more like the artfully decorated guest cabin of a friend than a hotel, and the prices are reasonable, too.
- In Cody, Wyoming: Centered on a serene and green courtyard, the new-and-improved Chamberlin Inn (tel. 307/587-0202) features charming, historic rooms and apartments with serious literary cred: Ernest Hemingway once stayed here (and you can sleep in his room).
Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.