Mammoth terrace in Yellowstone Park

Gardiner Lodging Policies

A few simple rules for a smooth trip.

At Yellowstone Vacations we are focused on creating a great guest experience, and the health and safety of our employees and guests is our highest priority. We are taking appropriate actions to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus based on the guidance of the CDC.

As a result of these actions, and after careful consideration, we have decided to close all Yellowstone Vacations-operated hotels, cabins, restaurants, and tours/rentals in West Yellowstone and Gardiner, MT effective March 22, and re-opening May 1, 2020 (tours/rentals resume on May 22, 2020).

If you have a lodging reservation booked between now and May 1, and would like to change your reservation to another date or discuss alternate lodging, please call us at 406-646-7365. If you are not able to change your reservation to an alternate date, your reservation will be automatically canceled and your deposit refunded.

We hope this temporary closure supports the national and global effort, and we look forward to seeing you here at a more opportune time this year. Thank you for your understanding, and please stay safe.


Yellowstone Vacations Management

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.


Dogs are permitted in designated pet-friendly rooms at The Ridgeline at Yellowstone (with NO PET FEE!). 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.

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.


Change of plans? Requests for cancellation or changes may be made by calling the hotel at 406-848-7311. Bookings made under the Everyday Rate may be canceled 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 room and tax. Bookings made under the Pay Now And Save / Advanced Purchase rate are NON-REFUNDABLE.

Note that reservations can only be changed or canceled online if they were originally booked online. Reservations booked through the call center must be changed or canceled through the call center.

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.