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Timeshares close to Yellowstone

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Are there any timeshares that would be close to Yellowstone?
 

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Island Park is the closest, I think. Near the West Yellowstone entrance. Ten miles or so? There are others, but not so close.

There has been a lot of discussion on this topic. Maybe a Forum Search would turn up some information?

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Well, there you go! I didn't know it was that close. Nice to know.

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Island park is a 22 mile enjoyable ride to the West Gate of the National Park. We were there in June and drove there 5 days and always enjoyed the ride. Especially once you get to the Park itself. We saw a countless number of Bison, deer mule, and elk. We promised ourselves to stop taking pictures of the bison as we took well over 200 of them but couldn't help ourselves. No matter where you stay you will have a great time. Island Park Resort is a nice place. You can check my review of it on the resort review database.
 

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RCI #0269: "Yellowstone Village" :)
 

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Any timeshare inside yellowstone?

Is there any timeshare inside yellowstone?

I think Lake yellowstone hotel has the best location. It is right by the lake and in the middle (south side) of the whole national park. It would make driving to all the places very convenient.

I wish there are timeshare inside the park. Anyone know?
 

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Is there any timeshare inside yellowstone?

I think Lake yellowstone hotel has the best location. It is right by the lake and in the middle (south side) of the whole national park. It would make driving to all the places very convenient.

I wish there are timeshare inside the park. Anyone know?

Since it's located on Federal land inside a National Park, I don't believe so. I agree Lake Yellowstone is a great location, but it's not too convenient to other services. West Yellowstone has the best infrastructure in the area. That's probably why that's where the timeshares are located. ;)

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Actually I think the new World Mark is closer now. I believe it is just outside the West Gate in West Yellowstone. There is also Big Sky Resort ( II ) and Lake Condominiums at Big Sky (RCI). Those are about 30 minutes away from the West gate.

http://www.worldmarktheclub.com/resorts/wym/

http://www.bigskyresort.com/Lodging/index.asp

http://www.lakeatbigsky.com/Ammenities.html
We stayed in Lake Condomiums a number of years ago - it is more like a 45 min to 1 hr drive to Yellowstone. But the timeshare were lovely and very spacious. It is fun staying in the park for a night or two. We stayed at the Old Faithful Inn one night while transitioning between Big Sky and Jackson Hole timeshare - it was so awewome being there when all the daytrippers were gone. It was not really that expensive - well worth it - as Yellowstone is such a large park and so many things to see.

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Thanks for all the good advice. I put in an ongoing request with RCI for Worldmark and Island Park for June and July, 2009.
 

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Karen,

Yellowstone Village is closer to the entrance than Island Park (tho not as close as Worldmark), and if you add it to your request, maybe you'll get a match for the same week 2 of us other TUGgers will be there!

By the way, I believe Trading Places manages Island Park, and you may be able to do a search-first request with them.
 

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Yellowstone Village is closer to the entrance than Island Park
Laurie, have you stayed there before? I was looking at the reviews and it didn't seem to have a lot to offer other than its location.
 

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No, never have stayed at Yellowstone Village, but I believe you're correct about that - we rarely use amenities when we're close to large national parks, so in our case that's not a consideration. If you want more of a resort experience, the 2 you requested do look better. (But it would be fun to have 3 TUGgers there at the same time!)
 

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Laurie is correct Island Park is managed by Trading Places, and if you call them they usually are able to get inventory there.
 

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(But it would be fun to have 3 TUGgers there at the same time!)
That's for sure! If we are able to be in the same area at the same time, I'll definitely try to connect with you.
 

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Don't forget to request the TUG banner before you go!!! :cheer:
It'd almost be worth trying to have a TUG get-together there. Anyone want to make the drive just to meet up with these folks? Imagine the photo-op. That would REALLY make that banner fly! ;)

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Karen,

Yellowstone Village is closer to the entrance than Island Park (tho not as close as Worldmark), and if you add it to your request, maybe you'll get a match for the same week 2 of us other TUGgers will be there!
However, Y. Village is near the North entrance, in Gardiner, MT, which is a little farther from the geysers than the West entrance. You may want to base your decision on which direction you are driving from. Jackson Hole, WY, is another option. They have 2 or 3 t/s there.

http://www.yellowstonevinn.com/directions.html
 
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We stayed at Yellowstone Village a few years ago and yes, it was quite close to the entrance of the park, but it is far from a resort. We had a 2 bedroom house, the Paintbrush, I believe. It was anything but fancy and the swimming pool was closed (in aug), because it needed repairs. There is not much else to do. It's on the lower end of the VEP scale, I'm sure. We were glad to be so close to the Park and really enjoyed our days in the Park. By the way, another family in a unit next door left the second morning. I think they were "not happy" with their accomodations.
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We stayed at Lake Condominiums at Big Sky last summer. We stayed one night inside the Yellowstone Park and the next one inside the Grand Teton. That gave us 3 days for the two parks. It worked out well. Big sky is a lovely area.
 

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I will be at Island Park the last week of July 2009. Will any TUGGERS be there at that time?

I plan to fly into Jackson Hole, spend two days at Grand Teton (non-timeshare), then on to Island Park (may spend a night in the park) with a final week at Crestwood to see Glacier.

Do you recommend that I rent a 4-wheel drive?

Maria
 

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Do you recommend that I rent a 4-wheel drive?

Maria
Even though we still have Cowboys & Indians out here most of our roads are paved. No 4WD needed. :hysterical:
 

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However, Y. Village is near the North entrance, in Gardiner, MT, which is a little farther from the geysers than the West entrance.
http://www.yellowstonevinn.com/directions.html
That's actually Yellowstone Village Inn, a different entity than Yellowstone Village ... Yellowstone Village is close to the West entrance, maybe 10 or 12 miles?

Pat - we'll be in Paintbrush too, a 3-BR, which I believe is a duplex. Pix did look very basic ... OK with us since we'll be out doing stuff during most daylight hours, and I'm sure driving plenty of miles inside the park. Is the immediate scenery around Paintbrush pretty? Anything else you'd like to add would be appreciated!
 
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