Lazy G Motel
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... activity, and of course, wildlife! Initially we planned to hike this afternoon, but some very large, dark clouds changed our minds. Instead, we ended up driving the "big loop" around the park. Took about 9 hours, which included a few quick stops for museums & sites, a sit down dinner, and of course a few stops to watch & take pictures of critters. Today we saw buffalo (finally!), elk, deer, two marmots, a black bear, a ...
... and looked for pups… we’re told that it’s too early for the female to bring the pups out… they’re too small… so after some time… we loaded up and headed down the road…
A number of the roads are still closed.. we made it to one of ...
Arriving at the park entrance, Bill has his "Jr Ranger Badge" in hand and ready to show the ranger. Oh, we didn't tell you about Bill's Jr Rnger Badge? Well, when you get to a certain age, you can buy a lifetime Interagency Pass for $10 allowing you and anyone accompanying you to enter any national park. Interagency Pass sounds too bureaucratic, so we dubbed it Bill's Jr. Ranger Badge.
As we round the corner toward ...
... br> We didn't plan to spend much time in this neighbouring National park but we wanted to check it out and it was also known for its moose sightings - a animal we hadn't yet spotted. It was a very scenic drive throughout the park and we were lucky enough to come across a moose - after getting some good photos we continued on our way.
The next morning we planned to do a relatively short walk in Grand Teton and were recommended one with a giant rock you can jump off ...
Yellowstone National Park really is something everyone should see. Places like this create a connection with the planet we live on, its complexity, the life we share it with and its place in the universe. I don't mean that in any spiritual, or even tree hugging way. It is solidly grounded in observation, science and discovery. In Yellowstone, even the ground beneath your feet is alive. There are car parks where steaming fumaroles have burst through the ...
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Good but overrated...
Stayed at the Lazy G for 3 nights based on reviews on this site. The Motel is very clean and is a good value (we paid $69/night in early August). HOWEVER, it is *not* as exceptional as the other reviews would have you believe.
The motel is at least 5-6 blocks out of the main part of town in a scruffy residential area, and a pretty hefty walk is required to get to the attractions and eateries (after a day of long hikes, this is not good). If you have kids, add $7 each. Add $15/day for a kitchenette. The walls/roof are thin and there is no air-conditioning. The decor is 60's kitsch. Etc...
I do agree that the Lazy G is a good value, but make sure that you are calibrated to a lower end motel type accommodation before booking this one.
A great value
My husband and I just recently spent 5 nights at the Lazy G Motel while exploring Yellowstone National Park. The Lazy G has to be the bargain of the year! Our room was extremely clean and comfortable. There were lights on both sides of the bed for reading and wonderful lighting and mirrors in the makeup area. The room also had a mini-refrigerator and there was a picnic table right outside of our door. The motel is very quiet because it is several blocks away from all of the noise of the "downtown" area. Also, the owner/manager could not have been any more accomodating and helpful. I would recommend this motel to anyone looking for a quality motel at a budget price.
Very quiet, affordable
What a fantastic surprise! The hotel staff are very friendly, and down to earth. The rooms were very clean. It's nice to find a "no-smoking" room for a change! The hotel is a few blocks away from the main strip, and it's very quiet. The rates are very affordable. You can be sure I'll be back!
We stayed there for 4 nights, nice and freindly.
the location was quiet, the rooms were clean, the price was reasonable and the staff was friendly
Love this place
We have stayed here three times and its a great place. The owners are wonderful and helpful. The price is right, believe me. Rooms are clean and roomy. Park entrance is about 5 blocks. Am going back for the 4th time in a row and this is where I will stay, if they have a place for me.
We stayed 6 nights at this little gem--what a deal! Extremely clean, a frig, no smoking, quiet, tub & shower, helpful, friendly staff all for $43 a night! Further note--avoid the Texas Rose restaurant.
A quiet Retreat
Recently my wife and I spent three nights at the Lazy G motel in West Yellowstone, while touring the park. Although the kitchenette was tiny, featuring a combination sink, refrigerator and stove all in one, the room was clean and comfortable and the service was friendly and accomodating. The Lazy G is tucked away from the commercial hubbub of the myriad other motels and hotels that give West Yellowstone a Jr. Las Vegas feel, making Lazy G a pleasant and quiet retreat. For 2 of our 3 nights we grilled our own dinner on a gas barbecue grill in a common patio area adorned with well cared for flowering plants. It was so inviting we ate our dinners and enjoyed our wine at one of the picnic tables provided for the purpose. Other guests were quiet and respectful. Lazy G offers an outstanding value for a very modest price.
Nice and clean and very quiet. Off the main streets in an area of town of mainly residences.
Room was big and beds very comfortable. Staff very friendly and helpful concerning where to see a moose!
QUIET, Comfortable, Inexpensive
WARNING: for its size, West Yellowstone is a very NOISY town, mainly due to the many large diesel truck owners there.
The Lazy G Motel is off the beaten path on a quiet side street toward the opposite end of town from the YNP entrance. Since it's off the main streets, it's very quiet.
For the money, you can't get a quieter room or a more comfortable bed :-)