Yellowstone Valley Inn - On the Road to Yellowstone Park
Yellowstone Valley Inn is a rustic resort with a log lodge, 20 cabin rooms, 17 hotel rooms, 60 RV sites and a restaurant and bar located in the beautiful Wapiti Valley between Cody, Wyoming and the east gate to Yellowstone Park. We're a seasonal business open from early May until mid-October. We pride ourselves on our commitment to customer satisfaction, great food, and ice cold beer!
YVI is 18 miles west of Cody and 32 miles east of Yellowstone at an elevation of 5400 feet. Probably the most beautiful valley in America and arguably the best summer weather as well! We never tire of the 360* mountain views or the beautiful Shoshone River that runs along our property.
About Yellowstone Valley Inn
Become a team member of our family owned and operated lodge. We are located in a high desert location at 5450' elevation so we have beautiful sunny summers with mild temps, low humidity, and no mosquitos!! Arguably the best summer weather in America! Everyone enjoys our panoramic 360* mountain views and an abundance of wild animals. We are located on the North Fork of the Shoshone River which has world class trout fishing and river rafting. There are numerous trailheads for hiking and we have 14 lodge neighbors that offer horse riding as well.
The Employee Experience
The first thing you'll see is our 360* mountain views! Most of our employees live on the property so you walk to work. We have many employees that return every year because they love working here. We like to have fun and there's a lot of laughing going on around our property. The weather is some of the best in the country and there are so many things to see and do. Visiting Yellowstone Park 33 miles west. Visiting Cody, Wy. 18 miles east. Fishing in the river. Hiking in the mountains. Rafting the river in our raft or taking my boat on the reservoir 15 mins from my garage to the boat launch! You don't need a car since there's someone going to Cody or the park frequently and you can hitch a ride. Breakfast served in the lodge is a buffet and we have an employee lunch daily where we solve any problems that may have come up. We have a pool and hot tub that our employees can use when they're not busy with guests.
We look for clean-cut, enthusiastic, outgoing, friendly and honest team members. People who get along well with others, and communicate well. We are a fast-paced business with tourists from around the world.
Room and Board
Come with friends and room together! Free room and board! All of our rooms have a private bath, wifi, DirecTV, A/C and Heat. Towels and linens are also provided. You are responsible for your own laundry in our on-site laundry building.
Hourly wages are paid for all hours worked. Bartenders and servers start at $7.00 hr. plus tips. Housekeepers and reservationists start at $9.00 hr. Chefs and line cooks are negotiated separately.
Getting Here and Getting Around
If you own a car bring it as there's so much to see and do in our area. If you're flying in the airport in Cody, Wy. is Yellowstone Regional Airport and is located about 30 mi from our lodge and we'll arrange to pick you up. There are connecting flights from Denver, Co. and Salt Lake City, Ut.
We have nine dude ranches on the road between Cody and Yellowstone, so horse riding is always available plus hiking, fishing, pool, hot tub and all there is to do in Yellowstone and Cody.
Our season runs from early May when the park opens too late Sept. or early Oct. depending on bookings and the weather. We offer a season ending bonus to all who stay until we agree their duties are completed for the season.
I'm looking for professional bartenders and servers with experience and good references. Due to housing constraints, I need women but will consider all. We're a busy lodge during the season so expect great tips along with an hourly salary.
We look for good cooks who can handle the pressure of a busy summer restaurant. Even-tempered and good with co-workers is a necessary trait. We're open for a buffet breakfast and a la carte dinner. No lunch. We've changed from a fancy food menu from previous chefs to a more popular comfort food menu. Our open-faced hot beef smothered in gravy is really popular! We, of course, offer a couple of steaks (Ribeye and filet) so we need cooks that can cook a perfect steak! In fact, everything on our menu is our most popular items from previous years. We want to add some healthy items this season for our health-conscious customers and us as well. If you have a friend you work well with and want to room with that's a plus. Clean cut, honest and dependable are qualities we look for as well as great references. I pay better than the average so I expect quality people.
With our simplified comfort food menu we require great cooks that are not necessarily chefs. If you have a friend you work well with and would room with that's a plus.
Using our reservation system and answering telephone calls for reservations. Assisting guests with any information they require or needs they might have. Shifts available for mornings, afternoons and evenings. Front desk hours are from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00-10:30 p.m. depending on busy periods during the season. Attention to detail a must. Compatibility with fellow team members important. The night shift is very important since many travelers don't quit driving until after dark. We need to be open until at least 10:30 unless we are full.
Is there an experienced Karaoke DJ out there that can multi-task in other areas of our lodge business? We have a stage including a DJ stand and the flat screen and some of the equipment and will buy whatever else is needed. We've had Karaoke for the last 10 yrs and recently lost our DJ so looking for a new one for the summer months.
How to Apply
We have openings for all jobs listed above.
Email owner Ron with questions and application instructions.
All applications must be accompanied by a resume with reference phone numbers and a current photo in order to be considered.