Montana April 05, 2018
There’s A Themed Motel In The Middle Of Nowhere In Montana You’ll Absolutely Love
Drive just a few blocks south of downtown Red Lodge on Broadway and you’ll see a nice, residential neighborhood… and that’s where you’ll find the Yodeler Motel, Red Lodge’s only theme motel. This historic gem is nothing fancy, but it’s a nice, comfortable place every Montanan will enjoy.
The Yodeler Motel started out as an apartment building in 1909.
Daniel O'Shea was the original owner, and the tenants were primarily European immigrants who worked in the Rocky Fork Coal Company's nearby East Bench Mine.
After the mines closed in the 1920s, most of the apartment residents stuck around to help build the Beartooth Highway.
In 1961, this property was purchased by Al Sloulin and converted into a Bavarian-themed motel.
The decorative woodwork and charming German motifs attracted tourists who were in town to ski or on their way to Yellowstone.
The guest rooms are fairly simple, but they have all the amenities you'll need -- coffee makers, mini fridges, microwaves, and free WiFi.
Most of the rooms even have private steam saunas.
The onsite hot tub feels amazing after a long day enjoying the great outdoors.
This quirky little motel is no longer new, but the Bavarian details can still be seen around the property.
The Yodeler Motel is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
If you're ever passing through Red Lodge, book yourself a stay at this little chalet.
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