Sunday, July 8, 2012

The Kozy Cabin at Brook Trout Inn, Yellowstone

After a few days of outdoor fun in Rocky Mountain National Park, Grand Teton National Park, and Yellowstone National Park, (write-up on those high-altitude adventures coming soon) we had only one more night to spend on the road before we arrived at my parents’ house in Idaho. We finished our day in Yellowstone and headed for a cabin just outside the park at Brook Trout Inn just outside the town of West Yellowstone. After a day of walking around looking at geysers and bison in the sun, we were ready for a nice relaxing evening followed by a low-stress morning. And we got it. The owner of Brook Trout Inn had the Kozy Cabin all set up for us, so we walked right in. The place doesn't look all that big from the outside, but it has plenty of room and all the log cabin charm you could ever want.

When we pulled in after Yellowstone, the boys were only a little sleepy.
There’s a big kitchen, a living room with a big TV with a million channels and a gas fireplace, a bedroom, a bathroom, and a big deck with picnic table. There’s a covered and walled-off area by the kitchen with a nice grill—you can grill in rain or shine. The bedroom has a King sized bed and the couch opens to a bed. Not only is the cabin charming and much nicer than your average hotel room, but the owners have anticipated every need you could ever have when staying away from home. The kitchen has everything from dishes to a crockpot to a blender to a toaster to a coffee maker with filters to a fully loaded spice rack to any utensil you may ever need. This is a place you could stay for weeks while exploring Yellowstone and any surrounding areas. 

That night we were able to lounge around watching baseball while eating sausages, baked beans, potato salad, and broccoli—a welcome change from eating on the road and hiking in the sun. We got to stay on the proverbial grid with the WiFi, and afterward we all slept like rocks. In the morning we had a leisure breakfast on the deck before we cleaned up and started the last leg of our trip to Idaho. 

Lounging with baseball
The boys played with this broom for about an hour.
Seriously. It was many things including
 a rocket and a hairbrush.
Scratchy and Smoochy enjoyed themselves immensely.

Sunset from the deck
The boys made themselves at home, spiking their hair
with water at bedtime.
Deck breakfast!
I highly recommend Brook Trout Inn as a welcoming, cozy place to stay while exploring Yellowstone. The Kozy Cabin is the smallest of the properties, but I can only imagine that the bigger properties are just as accommodating, especially for multiple families.


1 comment:

  1. I'll have to check it out next time I'm in the area! Sounds like a great spot.


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