Mammoth terrace in Yellowstone Park

Gardiner Lodging Policies

North Entrance Lodging and Road Status

The North Entrance is open, and visitors can enter through the historic Roosevelt Arch, then take Old Gardiner Road directly into Mammoth.

The Ridgeline Hotel® at Yellowstone and The Jim Bridger Explorer Cabins are OPEN! The Indoor Pool and Hot Tub are also back in service.

The Yellowstone Mine Restaurant and Rusty Rail Lounge are also open. Food service is available 4 PM - 9 PM daily.

For additional information, please visit the National Park Service website

A few simple rules for a smooth trip.

Gardiner Cancellation Policy

All Lodging reservations at The Ridgeline Hotel® at Yellowstone or the Jim Bridger Explorer Cabins may be changed or canceled at no charge* by 4:00 pm MDT 2 days before the scheduled arrival date. Please note that changes to the reservation will be subject to availability and any rate differences.

Cancellations and changes for Tour reservations must be received 14 days or more prior to your scheduled tour.

​*Excludes reservations booked under the Advance Purchase / Book Early and Save rate, which are non-refundable.

The following terms and conditions of The Ridgeline Hotel® at Yellowstone apply to your reservations. By making your reservations using our online reservation system, you understand, acknowledge, and agree to our terms and conditions. We reserve the right to cancel a reservation without notice if we become aware of or are notified of any fraud or illegal activity associated with this reservation. Availability can change at any time during the booking process. Your reservation is confirmed when you receive an e-mail confirmation.

  • Reservations may be made up to 1 year and 1 month in advance (13 months)
  • Minimum Stay Requirements: We reserve the right to implement minimum stay requirements, which will be dictated by business levels and needs.
  • Cribs are available upon request at no additional charge.
  • Rates are based on single or double occupancy. Children age 17 and under do not affect the rate, but the rate will increase by $10 (not including package components) per additional person age 18 and older in the room.
  • Check-in 4:00 PM, check-out 11:00 AM. Late checkout may be requested, but is not guaranteed.
  • Must be age 18+ to make a reservation and check in.


Dogs are permitted in designated pet-friendly rooms at The Ridgeline Hotel® at Yellowstone. The Jim Bridger Explorer Cabins allow service animals only. Please see our pet policy for additional information.

Non-Smoking Areas

The state of Montana has designated all restaurants, bars and public restrooms as non-smoking areas.


Everyday Rate

A valid credit card is required at the time of booking to hold your reservation booked under the Everyday Rate. Cancel for free up to 48 hours prior to arrival. Cancellations made inside 48 hours of arrival (including "no-shows") are subject to a fee equal to the first night's stay.

Pay Now And Save / Advance Purchase Rates

Full pre-payment of the entire stay is required at the time of booking. Reservations booked under the Pay Now And Save rates are NON-REFUNDABLE.

Fees and Taxes

Some packages and special events require full pre-payment at the time you make your reservations. Daily rates do not include applicable taxes.

Gardiner Resort Tax

A Gardiner Resort Tax of 4% is collected from June 1 to September 30. Funds are used for property tax relief, community services, cultural grants, community infrastructure, and visitor services.

Amenity Fee

A daily amenity fee of $10 per night will be added to all The Ridgeline Hotel at Yellowstone and the Jim Bridger Explorer Cabins reservations from May 15 through October 1. In addition to our regular hotel amenities, the Amenity Fee includes:

  • S'mores Kit
  • Use of Hiking Sticks and Binoculars
  • Bicycle Rentals
  • Two Bottles of Water per Stay

The Amenity Fee is not reflected in the deposit on your reservation; it will be charged on arrival. If you have questions about the Amenity Fee, please inquire at check-in. Added values are subject to availability and may be substituted at any time.

Child Ages

  • 17 years and under: no charge
  • 18 years and older: we charge an extra $10 per day

Yellowstone Park Entrance Fees

The fees for Yellowstone National Park 7-day passes, which are not included in your room rate, are as follows:

  • $35 per private, non-commercial vehicle
  • $30 per motorcycle
  • $20 per visitor entering by foot, bicycle, skis or snowshoes

Yellowstone National Park annual passes are available for $70 and lifetime senior passes are available for $80 for guests over 62. Rates are subject to change. All rates are subject to applicable state and county taxes and resort fees, which may change without notice.

Special Requests

Special requests are noted and maintained in the reservation system. However, specific room numbers or locations cannot be guaranteed.

Third Party Reservation / Credit Card User

If you are making reservations on behalf of another person ("credit card holder"), you can make the following representations and warranties and further agree to comply with the terms and conditions stated below: (1) You have obtained legal authorization from the credit card holder to make reservations on behalf of the credit card holder, to guarantee all reservation(s) using the credit card holder's credit card, and agree to our terms and conditions on the credit card holder's behalf and thereby bind credit card holder to our terms and conditions; (2) The Guest Information you have provided above, e.g., name, phone number, and address, is that of the credit card holder; (3) You have advised the credit card holder that we do not impose any third-party booking charges and we will accept reservations directly from the credit card holder; and (4) You will inform the credit card holder of all our Terms and Conditions, and provide the credit card holder with reservation confirmation(s) and any other information or correspondence pertaining to the credit card holder's reservations.

Lost Items

The hotel is not responsible for lost items left in guestrooms. Please do a sweep of your room prior to checking out to make sure that you have all of your possessions.