Since we were flying into
Salt Lake City with as our destination, we
were going to be socked with either a 5 hour drive each way to and from the
airport to stay closer to the park or break it up by staying 2 hours from the
park. We chose the latter and decided on
Yellowstone National Park for
our home base and another state to check off from my quest to see all 50. Idaho Falls
Since I needed accommodations for both us and my dad, I chose the Best Western Driftwood
for its 2 bedroom suites
and its location right across the street from the Snake River Belt and the Falls
that lulled me to sleep each night through the open windows. With an extensive complimentary breakfast like waffles,
a made to order omelette bar
and freshly baked banana bread
that was a great mid-day snack for the park, it was the perfect choice.
There is definitely more to
than just potatoes and Copper Rill just a few blocks from the Best Western is
the perfect example of that. Because the
weather was absolutely beautiful we got one of the tables outside with the
glimpse of the falls just across the street. Idaho
Appetizers of crab cakes and curry chicken skewers,
you would think that we were dining at some fusion restaurant back in SF but without that big city price tag and entrees coming with soup or salad.
We followed it with grilled haddock topped with a lobster mango salsa that actually had chunks of lobster in it making it an immediate favorite of my dad’s.
The mashed potato that came with my husband’s apricot chutney rib eye was excellent and I guess to be expected in
Returning just 2 days later to try their black and blue filet mignon
and red curry Thai lamb chops,
the only complaint is I wish they were open for lunch so we could come back one more time before leaving the next morning.
Before leaving, my husband did take advantage of the complimentary bikes at the Best Western
to ride around the
and over to the temple on the other side
that had been our room view for 3 nights.
I only wish we had another night.