Cool accommodations at national parks: Rooms with a view
If you like $200/night rooms, by all means enjoy these hotels. I don't know it's prices now, but I see the Range Rider Lodge is still operating in Silvergate, Montana, 1.5 miles from the Northeast Entrance of Yellowstone National Park. It has a bar with country music and dancing - a rarity in the area. I stayed there admittedly 2 decades back, but a quick google indicates it's much the same. It was $21/night when anywhere else was $60. You got a room with a common restroom & shower down the
hall and it was not heated in the summer, though there were more than enough blankets to stay warm. Meals in Silvergate or two-mile away Cooke City were huge and cheap. The only drawback was to have to drive across the Lamar Valley to get to the figure 8 road and that adds 1/2 hour each way to see the main sites. Of course, the other main outside-the-park options are either Gardner, where you're about equally away from the main sites besides the headquarters area, or West Yellowstone, where there's a long, slow line waiting to enter each morning (I've also stayed in those places). So if you expect to be spending most of your energy exploring the park and are adults only, Silvergate's Range Rider Lodge is the ideal option for me.