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Meet the Innkeepers

Come join us in Montana, the last best place, on the famed waters of the Yellowstone River and with Yellowstone National Park in our backyard!
The innkeepers, Pete and Carol Reed

Pete & Carol Reed

We have had the privilege to live and explore Montana’s beauty and rich resources for 50 years. With this experience, we take pride in helping our Yellowstone inn guests create a memory, while discovering off the beaten path recreational areas of Montana. With Yellowstone National Park as our backyard, our family has a rich history of what Mother Nature offers.

It is our goal for each guest to grasp a memory of the beauty and depth of Montana. Please give us your specific interests and we will gladly help you link to great adventures of the West.

Jeff Reed up to his chest in water and holding a large fish

Jeff Reed

Raised on the Yellowstone River in Paradise Valley, Montana, I hunted, fished, foraged, and many times got lost in the Absaroka (aka “People of the Crow”) Mountains that ramble through Yellowstone National Park and along the back yard of Rivers Bend Lodge.

After careers as a Greek language and linguistics professor, author, and IT executive, my unfeigned passion is now to share our knowledge of the local waters, mountains, and prairies to the countless fly-fishers and outdoor-seekers who travel to our neck of the Montanan woods.

Our Mission and Purpose

Derived from the Latin word hospes, meaning "host", "guest", or "stranger", hospitality is rooted in the act of generosity and friendly treatment of visitors and guests. That being said, our sole purpose is to provide pleasure for our guests in the most beautiful, gracious, warm, personal, comfortable, and clean environment possible. We pay homage to the magnificent land that we live in, the beloved people that we work with, the history that has graced our territory and the art and culture that has continually blossomed in this part of the world. Our home is stylish with modern technology complementing the rustic and lovely charm of our architectural and interior designs. Our people are knowledgeable, capable, curious, thoughtful and warm, and we support each other first, as we believe putting our stakeholders (employees, guests, partners, then investors, in that order) first is the key to running a meaningful and sustainable business. We also believe in doing everything possible for our guests and subscribe to the philosophy of Enlightened Hospitality - which is very akin to the Golden Rule - we aim to care for our guests, doing unto others as we would have done to us, and for us.
"We discovered this little gem several years ago. My wife and I so enjoy a little stay there as we drive out west. The room, the breakfast and the hospitality of Peter and Carol are so wonderful! The place near the Yellowstone River is a gem!" - Review

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