Made our stay!!
I was looking for a reasonable place to stay for one night of a three day, two night Yellowstone Natl Park trip and decided to try the Alpine Motel. Talked to Patty, who owns the motel along with her husband Brian, and made our reservations. The very reasonable nightly rate was appealing after checking rates at most of the other local chains.
We arrived in West Yellowstone after a very snowy day in the park, tired and ready to be out of the car. What a pleasant surprise to reach the motel! The motel is easy to find just off the main drag and looks like it should be tucked away by a mountain lake. Patty was at the desk and greeted us like old friends. There is hot chocolate, tea, hot cider and coffee available in the office until 10 PM.
Our room was comfortable with a queen bed, small table with two chairs, dresser, bedside table, cable tv and a mini fridge. The bathroom is small, shower only, no tub, but neat as a pin. There were plenty of towels and pillows, little extras like liquid soap at the sink and the usual small courtesy bottles of shampoo, conditioner and lotion. Patty also gave us treat bags that had a disposable razor, more shampoo and conditioner, toothpaste and granola bars in them.
The most outstanding part of the rooms, besides the new carpet and new furnishings, was the cleanliness! The room and the bathroom absolutely sparkled and it was the best smelling motel room I've ever stayed in. The rooms don't have phones but do have alarm clocks and wifi. Ours was decorated with what looked like recovered barn wood on the walls and bathroom door and was beautiful. While it's a rustic motel, Patty and Brian have definitely spent time and money updating this gem to today's standards. Patty offered us ice for personal use and to fill up the cooler in the morning. Brian recommended Pete's Rocky Mountain Pizza Company, just around the corner, for dinner. The pizza and the hospitality were a hit!(To date, the best pizza I've ever eaten, and the rest of my group of 4 agreed.)
We are already talking about planning another trip just so we can stay with Patty and Brian again. Definitely don't miss this little motel if you have the opportunity to stay in West Yellowstone. It's a bargain and much, much more colorful than the cookie cutter chains you'll find scattered around this quaint mountain town.