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Yellowstone Valley Inn

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We find it difficult to give a lower review, because the staff and people are friendly. All campgrounds were full in the area, including forest service and state parks, and all full in Cody. This was the only place that had a very few pull thru or back in spots. We know this is seasonal, but it is over priced. The spots are NARROW, but has full hook ups. Most campers are busy during the day, and not at their units, but we chose to only stay a few days, trailers and motorhomes are just too close together.The pool was supposed to be heated but was cold. We state again, the people and staff are very friendly, kind, and helpful. The restaurant? One has to remember this place is away from Cody, and probably hard to get wait staff. They were short handed, but doing the best they could. The meal was just ok, salad bar was empty. We should have eaten at our own trailer. They do have an excellent beer menu.

We loved this place. It had its pros/cons which I will high light but in general this place was perfect for us! We stayed 5 days the 2nd week of June 2019. Showers are BUSY and you better wait in line or have one in your RV. The hot tub was great after a long day hiking in the park of which we saw Bear (multiple times) Elk, moose, Mountain goats and at least a gazillion buffalo! Internet connection was amazing we never had an issue. Didn't really watch cable but there were a few local channels. We have a 36' 5th wheel and a F350 dually and we had plenty of room and were not jammed in so tight that it was "difficult" (spaces 11 & 12) It was fairly close to things meaning you had to drive into Cody and they have a nice walmart several grocery, gas, supplies etc. ok for the cons.... Very little grass in fact the only grass was around the edge lol the parking lot is just that a large parking lot of dirt gravel and oh believe me Cody is like the rest of WY and its always windy! So dust is a big issue. No mature trees or shrubbery just gravel and dirt on both sides of your site. there is a picnic table but we chose to eat inside rather then have dust flavored everything. The other issue is its spendy.... That said location location location. your not far from the East entry of Yellowstone and we throughly enjoyed the hiking and wildlife there and through the lamar valley. WORTH THE RIDE! so some things to do and see or that we recommend ... If traveling with your fur babies and need doggy/kitty day care then check out the Bed and Biscuit! CALL THEM GET THE VACCINATION LIST THOUGH!! OMG our dogs treated us like steamed brussels sprouts dinner when we came to pick them up and at one point the little gal had to walk our Prozac Weimaraner out to the vehicle because he kept trying to go back inside. We suddenly were no longer cool to our pets and this was quite the blow to our egos! GO to the Cody Cattle Company dinner and Rodeo! Do not miss this if you are in the Cody vicinity because the brisket is mind altering good and the show is a blast of wild west wonderment! be adventurous and call the Bill Cody Ranch just a few miles down the road and go for a horseback ride with Rachel! Our 4 person party did the 2 hr ride and our guide Rachel was actually startled by a small black bear on our trail. She handled it like pro! None of our horses startled or freaked out (even if their riders were literally loosing our $#!T!!) and little bear tore off through the underbrush to get away and we moseyed on our way! LIKE this was straight out of a louie Lamour book I swear! The view was just breath taking and one of the highlights of trip. There are several places to ride but the Bill Cody ranch is out in the mountains not along the highway or around the circle park in town and worth every penny for the experience of what this area is all about.

New owners and staff provide outstanding service going to extra lengths to meet your needs. Very early season stay for three nights in a motor home. On the Shoshone River surrounded by the foothills and mountains. Half way between Cody and the east Entrance to Yellowstone. Restaurant on site with bar, breakfast lunch and dinner.

have stayed here several times while out in cody. great place to stay, but won't be again. owners decided to raise price of cabins by 100.00. to bad, was affordable. hope they could change that in the future.

This was a nice distraction to being in town. We requested a room that overlooked the river so our view was nice. The bathroom is quite small but we figured it out. The breakfast was not very good so we passed on it the second day. I don't know that I would stay here again but it worked for our two-night stay in Cody.

We were appalled at the pricing and lack of availability for accommodations inside Yellowstone National Park, so I found good reviews of this place on Trip Advisor and booked a room for 4 nights in August. Except for the lack of a decent chair or two in our room, we thought it was great! The breakfast was exceptional and made fresh daily. Normal motel breakfast fare pales in comparison. We also ate dinner here a couple nights as well and loved the beef! It seemed to be locally sourced black angus beef. The salad bar offerings were fresh as well. We definitely will stay here again! Just be aware that they have you pay in full when you check in and give no refunds if you decide to leave early. (Happened to another patron.)

Great park we went to Yellowstone most days and into Cody 3 to 4 times. There is one place to eat that was close and that was a just going east. The parking lot was graded everyday since it was raining every day. I might add it was muddy as most parks that we stayed at. There were cabins on the property and a restaurant there also but I can't say anything positive of the food and service but it is there. We preferred the Cody Zinn west of the park. We did have a scenic ride every day out of this RV park

My husband and I stayed at YVI for two nights. Very friendly staff in reception, restaurant and bar. We had cabin 9 and it was great! Large and clean. Food and service were really good in both the restaurant and the bar. The breakfast, which was included, was excellent. I had eggs, bacon, biscuits, gravy, and fresh fruit, all of which were very good. It’s a bit of a distance to the east gate of Yellowstone but it was a nice drive. We would definitely stay here again!

Although the RV park itself is just a dirt/gravel lot with no trees or grass, the showers and breakfast buffet are nice touches. Shower rooms are clean and private and they offer a coin op laundry. They also have cabins and a hotel. It is 17 miles outside of Cody and about 34 miles to the entrance of East Yellowstone, so a bit of a drive either way. Stayed two nights and had what we needed. Met some nice people from New York during our stay. I believe it may be under new ownership, and they were busy putting of fences and working on the property. As it is very rural, alot of wind and we could hear coyotes howling at night. Had a bit of an issue at booking with a rude employee and did report to the clerk when we checked in. She was great and very apologetic and comped us a breakfast buffet. Its a great location for the money and a really nice restaurant area. Would stay again if we ever get that way.

Park is rustic. Gravel parking. Beautiful scenery. We intentionally planned to stay outside of Yellowstone east gate. So very glad that we did. The road inside the park is under construction and washboard for miles. So glad we did not pull our RV over it to get to the the campground near Fishing Bridge. Wifi was terrific after having been at some expensive parks with really poor internet recently. That alone is enough to make it a wonderful stay, Hot tub is inside with was really tempting but I only use hot tubs when I know that they are extremely clean.

3324 Yellowstone Hwy Wapiti WY

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Shoshone National Forest, Yellowstone Valley Inn is within a 10-minute drive of Buffalo Bill State Park. This 35-room hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi.


Free buffet breakfast is served each morning from 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM. Enjoy a bite to eat at the hotel's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.


A TV comes with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. The pillowtop bed provides a full night's sleep and the bathroom offers hair dryers. Other standard amenities include a coffee maker and free toiletries.

Property features

At Yellowstone Valley Inn, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. Free parking is available if you drive. Staff members can answer questions about accommodations, and also provide front-desk service during limited hours. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a seasonal outdoor pool, and laundry facilities.

Room options

Deluxe Double Room Single Use, 2 Bedrooms, Accessible

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Premium Room, Multiple Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

Premium Single Room, 1 Queen Bed with Sofa bed, River View

Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Basic Room, 2 Queen Beds

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

69.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 375 reviews

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.