by Karon Warren
Located on the Yellowstone River at the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park, Riverside Cottages put families close to Yellowstone while providing home-away-from-home accommodations, which were remodeled in 2011 and 2012. There are six cottages available, each with a full kitchen, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. The Moose Cottage sleeps four with one queen bed and two twin bunk beds, while the Bear Cottage sleeps four with two queen beds. The Elk Cottage, the Big Horn Sheep Cottage and the Bison Cottage all sleep six with two queen beds and two twin upper bunk beds. Additional accommodations include the “efficiencies,” which sleep up to three guests, and the balcony suites, which sleep up to four guests. The property also has a family suite, known as the Wolf Den, which sleeps up to four, and contains a full kitchen, Jacuzzi tub, and two flat-screen TVs.
Our Editor Loves
- Free Wi-Fi
- Full kitchens
- Close proximity to Yellowstone National Park
- Free Wi-Fi
I really wanted to give YRC a higher rating but the lack of detail with the cleaning crew held that back. The views of the Yellowstone river below and the park in the distance are fantastic. We stayed in three different cabins. A couple of the buildings are fairly new but the floors weren't clean and the wall and ceiling above the bathroom sink in one of the cabins was absolutely covered in dead gnats. The shower drain in the older cabin was plugged and to their credit the management discounted the cost of the room. There is so much potential here if the details were worked out it would be great.
Two families traveling together, we had cabins side by side, for less than we would have paid for a hotel room in the area. Cabins were clean, beds comfortable. They are on the small side, but still larger than a hotel room. Small kitchen that is functional. TV, and internet were good. We would stay again if in the northern part of YNP.