(Closed) Yellowstone Honeymoon?

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Hmmm…. how do you feel about cold and snow?  I would double check the weather before you go.  I spent a summer a town few hours south of Yellowstone and it snowed in August.  If this an issue then I say absolutely do Yellowstone!  I only know of the big hotel inside the park, but it’s really beautiful.  If you don’t stay in the park, I think your next best bet is West Yellowstone.  I believe that’s where most people stay if they don’t stay in the park.  You can also check out Jackson Hole, Wyoming (about 2-2.5 hours south of Yellowstone).  I personally think the hiking is better in the Tetons and there are lots of nice resorts.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My hubby and I passed through Yellowstone on a trip we took. We only spent one night and we camped, so I don’t know what the hotel is like in Yellowstone. But I think this is the main lodge and it does book quickly.

http://www.yellowstonenationalparklodges.com/lake-yellowstone-hotel-cabins-94.html

I agree with the previous poster, if you can’t stay in Yellowstone, Jackson Hole is a nice mountain tourist resort type town nearby.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I was thinking of the Old Faithful Inn.  For some reason I had it in my head that it was the only lodge/hotel in the park (I’ve only ever camped in the park).  But now that I think about it, I also had dinner once at Grant Village.  Sorry about the confusion.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

@ADKBride:  

I know Yellowstone and Jackson well.  I’m getting married in Grand Teton National Park.

 

I think you could easily divide your time between Yellowstone and Grand Tetons/Jackson.  If you’re not into going backpacking for extended trips (but more for just seeing the road side attracctions), 7-10 days would be too long for Yellowstone honestly.  Luckily, your park pass will get you into both parks for a week.  Jackson has lots of things to do as well, where as Yellowstone is very big and vast with “villages” every 20-40 miles or so. Jackson Hole has a major airport (JAC) so you could flight right into Jackson Hole.

Keep in mind it can snow anytime of year.  Pack for all weather!

Inside Yellowstone, you have these lodging options, most are rustic, no TVs etc:

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=214482230017669013631.0004b18d014b6bd8d3c25&msa=0&ll=44.682325,-110.750427&spn=1.04283,1.766052

 

Then at Jackson, there are more options, more geared towards romantic and way more places to eat:

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=214482230017669013631.0004ad9e9f102e6781066&msa=0

 

I have these all made for my wedding website since all guests will need lodging.

 

PM me if you’d like help with ideas!

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We’re thinking about going there for our honeymoon as well. We get married in April and we plan to go in late may, early june. So i won’t start planning until after we’re married. Should be exciting! Laughing

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Were just got back from eloping in Grand Teton and then we traveled to Yellowstone for a week. If Jackson hole is an option, definitely check out the rustic inn. Their cabins were amazing. In Yellowstone people don’t go for luxury accommodations. The only hotel that is actually up to modern standards would be the old faithful snow lodge. Even then it feels just like any other hotel. IF you want romantic you’d be better off staying in a gateway city.

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I love Yellowstone!  My fiance and I got engaged there last summer.  We originally thought we might go back there for our honeymoon but we ended up with a May wedding date so the weather would likely not be great.  One of the guides on our horseback ride said she arrived to the Park for the season in June and their first task was to shovel all the snow out of the campground which was as high as the picnic table tops!

Snow could definitely be an issue in September which might limit road access in some areas but it is such a beatiful place – there is always something to see.   We mostly camped in the park but we did stay one night in the Lake Hotel which is very old and beautiful – we spent a lot of time in their huge lounge area looking out the floor-to-ceiling windows, reading and having a few drinks.  We did not stay in Old Faitful Inn but we did have dinner there one night and it is absolutely gorgeous!  

We also stayed two nights at Spring Creek Ranch in Jackson Hole which had great views and a nice restaurant on sight.  

 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

We are thinking about Yellowstone for our honeymoon too!  I’m starting to think that a road trip may be the best way.  I am thinking a few nights here and there in a hotel, and the rest in our tent.  I hear that October is pretty unpredictable weather wise, but my fiance is a outdoorsy guy who likes to rock/ice climb, he’ll just have to keep me warm and help me a lot till I get my fitness level back up.

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