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Under Canvas Yellowstone
ChrisN6 from: Denver, Colorado
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jul, 12, 2019 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
Incredible Stay - First Time, Will Definitely Do Again
My family of four (kids age 5 and 11) recently spent 4 nights at Under Canvas Yellowstone and had a fantastic experience. It's been said in other reviews, but the staff is phenomenal. It's evident that they are trained to treat guests like they are staying at a luxury full service hotel. Lena, Kayla, Eric, Charles, and several others went above and beyond multiple times during our stay. Hospitality is truly a priority here.
We stayed in a suite tent - very comfortable king bed and sofa bed, plus a private 3-piece bathroom with plenty of hot water for the shower. We enjoyed lighting a fire each night to keep the tent warm, and there were plenty of blankets (we ordered extra for the kids, which were brought to the tent immediately). My wife and I spent time outside each night on the deck enjoying a glass of wine and the jaw-dropping Montana night sky. The stargazing was truly breathtaking, lots of shooting stars, and the nights were so quiet and peaceful (quiet hours are from 11pm-7am). The sun didn't fully set until nearly 10pm so it was fun to socialize around the fire with other guests each night, roast s'mores, and play games like badminton with live music in the background. The kids also got a kick out of the golf carts that the staff drove us around in all over the property. Bugs were never an issue for us.
The restaurant was great as well - we ate dinner all four nights there and took a few lunches to go (you can pre-order the night before so you don't need to worry about finding a place to eat in the park). Chicken with wild rice, blackened salmon, quinoa bowl, and the ribeye were great, and they have good options for the kids as well, plus a full bar with local craft beer options. The comp breakfast each morning helped us get our day going quickly, with new selections each day and plenty of coffee to fuel up as we headed into the parks or activities (ziplining nearby that we booked through the Activities desk was a hit, as was the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center, both just 10 minutes from Under Canvas).
There are lots of charming motels near Yellowstone, but this glamping experience allowed our family to really bond, be outside, enjoy nature, and spend quality time together without giving up the comforts of a hotel stay. There are certainly differences between hotels and glamping, but it was always comfortable, and the staff was always available to help with anything we needed.
Perhaps the most obvious sign of a successful trip was how sad the kids were to leave, and how we spent our drive home discussing which Under Canvas location we wanted to to go next.
- Location: 5
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 5
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jul, 10, 2019 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2019 Rating: 1
The idea is great. Pictures also. The reality faaaar from the two first.
1. Tent and everything in it smells like camp fire due to the fireplace inside the tent. Not to be misstaken;
2. The smell does not scare away mosquito. There will be plenty trough the night.
3. The Tents Are placed in a field- grass everywhere. If alergic- stay away.
On the pluss side, the Staff is polite, and the atmosphere good, but the first 3 was a killer for us. Never again!
Trip Type: Solo travel
Published Date: Jul, 9, 2019 Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2018 Rating: 5
Clamping was a hoot !
Very comfortable beds. Good socializing at the campfire. Bring your repellent in the summer. Smores were great. Loved the hospitality tent. Staff was accommodating and friendly. Make sure to walk up to the nearby restaurant. Good food.
- Sleep Quality: 5
- Location: 2
- Service: 3
Paco L from: Mexico City, Mexico
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jul, 7, 2019 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2019 Rating: 2
Areas of opportunity to become best class glamping
Concept has a lot of potential; however still some work to be done to claim a great glamping experience. I stayed for 4 days during 4th of July with my family. First and most important is the activities organization. I did plan my trip with 2.5 months in advance with all the activities confirmed. By the time I got to the location 50% of the activities were not confirmed and cancelled. Big disappointment to travel from far and not being able to perform the activities. Every day I had to call around 4 pm to front desk because housekeeping had not shown off and tent was not done. Again to fulfill the promise of best glamping all details are critical and very important. I got a dinner coupon for one night and when I got to the restaurant I found out that specials were not included. Another example to lack of premium service.
- Rooms: 4
- Location: 4
- Service: 2
Bank_Nerd from: Chicago, Illinois
Published Date: Jul, 2, 2019 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2019 Rating: 5
What’s not to love...
We stayed for one night during our 10 day stay in Yellowstone/Teton holiday. I was a little apprehensive because of some of the reviews...but it goes to show some people will always have something to complain about. With that said I have camped and this is definitely glamping. We arrived early and took advantage of the river - the kids tried out the fishing poles and waded in the cold water. There are plants of outdoor games to keep everyone happy ~ badminton / bags etc. and s’mores by the firepit at night!
As everyone has already mentioned the staff here are unbelievable - I mentioned that we were celebrating our daughter’s 8th graduation and they went above and beyond with giving her special attention with dinner at Embers and a card to remember this special occasion. They also decorated the tent with balloons!
Our family of four stayed in a deluxe tent and they had our cots set up already. We didn’t have our own bathrooms but we were close to the communal bathrooms which were perfectly clean. The construction did not bother us at all. The dinner at Embers was the best meals we have had so far (We are on Day 5) ~ I had bison risotto which was amazing. And yes they have a full bar!
Special shout out to Melissa who welcomed us at the front desk and Keirra and Austin who drove us in the golf carts to / from our rooms.
While there was a thunderstorm in the morning ~ not a drop in the tent! Yes it’s not inexpensive to stay but it is worth it...come with a good attitude - and expect the mosquitoes...you are living in nature. Do not hesitate to book ~ it is amazing!