Below are real email reviews from GaperGuide users:
I didn’t find how to leave a review on the app. But the app is a MUST HAVE…I could not imagine touring Teton, Yellowstone or Jackson, WY without it!
We loved it so much we went back with your guidance.
We were lucky enough to see grizzly 399 & her 4 cubs cross the dam, river and run off into the woods…it was the highlight.
Would not travel without it!
Thanks so much!!!!
Renee’ R. 10/22/2020
We loved the tours, we have been traveling through the west, Badlands, Glacier NP, Crater lake, Craters of the Moon, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Nebo Scenic drive and I’ve been forced to buy narrative tours from others. We would have stayed with GaperGuide if you offered more narrative tours. Step up and do more and make more money.
Doug L. 8/17/2020
Two years ago we rented Gaper Guide for our Yellowstone/Grand Teton trip.
What a joy having this “companion” to help us through our trip. Gaper Guide made our trip so easy to see and find all the interesting spots there were to see, even things we weren’t aware of
Last year we traveled to Kona, Hawaii. We bought the Gypsy Guide to help us through the Big Island, thinking we would experience the same kind of trip from a Guide as we did in Yellowstone. Completely wrong!
The Gypsy Guide left us wondering each time we shut the car and started it again, “exactly where are we?” We could never quite figure out where we left off. We always had to back up the guide to figure that out. The GPS did not seem to be in sync with the points of interest.
On future trips to the Big Island, it would be wonderful to have a Gaper Guide available, but if not…Gypsy will have to do.
Thanks again for your wonderful product. Wish we had a Gaper Guide on all our trips to guide us.
Gary n Laura 7/15/2020
Our daughter recommended it after using it last year and just loving it. Four of us adults this time and we all absolutely loved it! Loved the facts, the info the tips, restrooms, etc. just fantastic! Have recommended to others
Gail L 9/22/19
We really only used the guide the one day. Didn’t turn it in until yesterday evening in case we needed it but we spent the whole day doing raft trips. The device was very helpful. Will recommend to everyone.
David W 9/20/19
Using GaperGuide was a highlight of our trip! Driving through Grand Teton and Yellowstone, we heard about what we were seeing as we went, but we had time to talk in between. When a “not to be missed” opportunity came up, we took it and were never disappointed. GaperGuide is absolutely the best way for first-timers like us to tour the parks! We highly recommend using it.
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Bob B 9/12/19
Thank you very much! I would highly recommend this to anyone visiting here. I hate that we couldn’t use it in the Teton. Weather and other time restrictions just didn’t allow a tour of the Teton. Definitely a must on the next trip
I even told the lady when I turned it in that I would highly recommend and it even went as far as telling you bathroom breaks
You did an excellent job with this
Cathy M 9/11/19
OH MY GOODNESS! Best part of our trip was having ‘Will’ along for the ride! So helpful, informative AND interesting! Kept all 4 of us engaged throughout our time in the car. We were sad to drop it off when we left Yellowstone.
Kristen N 8/2/19
Thanks Will. I told all of the people today on the float trip about the Gaper Guide and how much we liked it so I hope that by word of mouth, you get more people to come your way.
Nicole S 6/14/19
Renting the GaperGuide was extremely valuable on our tour of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Very informative! Worth every dollar!
Gary B 6/10/19
One thing I wanted to tell you as a parent. Looking back on our ride to Yellowstone with Gaper Guide and unexpected bonus was it kept a conversation going with the kids rather than being on their phones. A definite upside to a family. A conversation in a car.
Anna O Mother of 3! 5/28/19
Just wanted you to know we totally enjoyed having the Guide travel with us. It was strangely quiet after we turned it back in! Pickup and drop off was simple.
Dan and Tonyia C 10/3/18
Your product was recommended to us by a couple we met in the Tetons who said how much it had enhanced their trip. We picked one up at Hatchet the next day and used it for the remainder of our stay dropping it at Dornan’s on way to Jackson airport. It definitely was informative with geography history and nature as well as what to expect at various turn offs. Loved the fun facts as well on longer stretches of the road. Thanks for adding to our visit. We hope more national Parks will be added!
Becky H 10/3/18
What a GREAT experience we had in Yellowstone, thanks primarily to our little friend we called, “Gape”. It was so enjoyable to have “ another companion” ride along with us filling us with informative and interesting facts a long the way!!! The Gaperguild was not only VERY informative, it supplied GREAT comfort advising us and confirming ever turn we made as we also followed along with the map. When he bid us farewell when exiting the park, we actually missed his voice and knowledge. I would say…it was WELL WORTH the money, in fact, you could charge more! We LOVED IT and have told others about it. I can’t imaging visiting Yellowstone and not having it ride along as our tour director. We surely would have not had the experience as we had and I say THANK YOU to Gaperguild!!!!
P.S.: Have you ever thought about making other guilds for other national parks? The ideas are endless!!! 😉
Sharon and Warren B from Courtland, Virginia 10/2/18
Thank you very much for allowing my wife to be able to enjoy the scenery while I drove. GG was a wonderful addition to our Yellowstone and Tetons visit. We drove 800 miles in 6 days and used the GG daily. During stops along the way we spoke with several people about GG and even showed it to some. They were as impressed as we were. Please bring GG to other NPS locations ASAP!
Vance E 10/1/18
Very useful tool. Couldn’t have enjoyed our trip any where as much without it. Thoughtful to include rest stops and restrooms, etc. Had a few glitches where it didn’t seem to recognize where we were and gave out wrong info for our current location, but this was infrequent. Very informative and easy to use. Would gladly pay to use it in any other national park if it ever becomes available. You should be very proud of this product.
Louis E 9/26/19
We totally enjoyed the gaperguide experience. We are not traditional tourists (we will go back-and-forth) and it was awesome how the guide kept up with us. I wish this was available in other parks.
We had one problem. We stopped at Steamboat guiser and the fields. When we started driving again the guide was not responding. No button would reactivate. I finally disconnected the power and followed the startup procedure. This worked and the quide caught up to us. Frankly, it was a minor problem since the area we were driving was under major construction and we did not miss anything significant. But I feel I should report this.
Terry H 9/20/18
Hi We returned the Gaperguide last night and wanted to thank you for providing this product. It was fabulous! We learned so much more than we would have just driving through Yellowstone. We had limited time and this certainly helped us make the best use of our time.
We did think it was a little impersonal so we bought a Ranger and named him Ranger Goodwin. Forever grateful to Ranger Goodwin. If you use the velcro strap around his legs, he’ll stand up for quite a while. Occasionally he falls over and takes a nap.
Lisa W 9/15/18
We learned so much with your guide and marvelled at your knowledge and software innovation. Wrote a grand review on Trip Advisor for you. So glad we used your product.
Patricia A 9/13/18
The Gaperguide definitely enhanced the four days we spent with it in the Tetons and Yellowstone. We learned so many facts from it. So now here is our one suggestion for improvement:
- I believe there were suppose to be about 500 fun facts. Because these facts were random in their playing we heard many of them multiple times and I don’t think we heard all of them. Yes, hearing something multiple times helps in remembering but we really wanted to hear all the facts Gaperguide had to offer. Consider playing all the facts once and then repeating.
I feel like you have probably heard this suggestion before so why haven’t you implemented it?
A happy GAPER in Raleigh, NC 9/12/18
It was awesome!! I can’t imagine doing the parks without it. These 2 suggestions would have made it PERFECT.
It would be helpful to give instructions to help find the Old Faithful Snow lodge, the signs are NOT good. The 2 other couples that checked in when I did had trouble finding it also.
It would have been helpful to know that when traveling between Mammoth and Old Faithful there is no where to stop for food or drinks.=
Stephen G 9/12/18
In summer 2017 we spent 5 days in Yellowstone on a guided tour and had a wonderful time. Friends just went this past summer and used your guide instead of a tour. It sounded like a great experience and I’m wondering what your plans are to have Gaper guides in other national parks. What is your schedule for deployment?
Johanna K 9/12/18
Hope you found the guide we dropped off last night in Jackson.
I also wanted to provide some feedback. We started the day around 6 AM in west Yellowstone. It worked great until about 3 and then after doing all the troubleshooting, it was essentially dead until we dropped off. We drove South from mammoth springs to Jackson. It was silent South of Madison and then said 1-2 things before stopping mid-sentence talking about dishing in Teton NP. We were on the road until 8 PM.
what made it so disappointing was that we got a ton of info while it was working so it was really frustrating when it went silent and we weren’t being educated.
It’s a wonderful concept. The hardware needs to be improved.
Thanks again for being flexible on the pick up. It was waiting at the hotel when we arrived Thursday.
Don F 9/18/18
we enjoyed and appreciated the tips and guidance of the caper guide. a perfect tool to explore the parks.
sven m 8/30/18
Paul R. here. Robin and I rented a gaper guide this week and just wanted to let you know it was a great tool. We will always remember the informative and positive information on the ‘box’ as an integral part of our trip enjoyment. Super job – you have a great ‘radio’ voice. We will definitely recommend to others. Have you investigated using a phone app?
Paul R. 8/29/18
My husband and I took a cross country trip by car in July/August of this year. We allotted two days at Yellowstone and booked a hotel stay at West Yellowstone for three nights. When we arrived in late afternoon, we stopped at the visitors center outside the park. They suggested we stop at the store across the street to look into a Gaper Guide. The representative at the store was very helpful, installed the unit in our car and showed us how to use it. Thanks to the Gaper Guide, our two day experience at Yellowstone and Grand Tetons National Parks was very enjoyable and informative. We would highly recommend your program to anyone.
Eleanor T 8/15/18
Last week, my family and I took a vacation to Jackson. We rented a Gaper Guide for two days, and what a smart decision that turned out to be.
No matter where we were, we received useful information on a frequent basis. Our days in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks were enhanced greatly by our Gaper Guide, and we were able to more efficiently and effectively cover the territory because of the educational guidance provided by your product.
Gaper Guide is like having a personal guide in your vehicle, only you don’t have to make small talk or feed it. Win/win!
This is an amazing service that we would highly recommend to all travelers in the GYE (learned this acronym from Gaper Guide, along with tidbits about cutthroat trout, absence of poisonous snakes and many other topics). Thank you for playing such an important role in our wonderful family vacation.
Danny M 8/14/18
We learned of your device through Charley B at Jackson Hole Reservations, and we recently toured Yellowstone with it. We don’t really like the tour bus experience as a rule, but we do like the information that comes with guided tours, and your device proved to be a really good fit for us. The crowds at Yellowstone are a real factor in one’s day there, and your device allowed us to pick and choose what we wanted to see and gave us more freedom of movement and choice, and we really prefer that to being treated as herd animals. We had a two-day rental, but returned the Guide after our first 13-hour day, and when we ended up driving back up into Yellowstone the next day and exploring a few new areas, we wished we still had it with us.
You know that many people talk to their dogs and such, but you may be less aware that some people, at least us, also find ourselves talking to the GaperGuide, and that was part of the dynamic of this trip. We stopped for food at one place, and I remember my wife asking if we should bring a sandwich back for our “Gaperguide”. It became something of a companion, not unlike that movie where the guy falls in love with a computer operating system. And while all of this might sound a bit absurd, it actually underscores the reality that your device truly “accompanies” people on their trip to Yellowstone, and that is actually a big part of its ultimate appeal. It does seem like you have an in-person guide, and yet you end up having the freedom to go where you want and do what you want.
I have written to Charley to let her know how well her recommendation of your device worked out for us. We would not have known about the device if she had not introduced us to it, and we ended up telling a few others about the device, and people tend to think it is pretty cool when they hear about it, because I think a lot of people tend to dread the tour bus experience. Anyway, I hope the good word on the Guide does spread, because I think it would suit a lot of visitors very well.
I don’t know if you have plans to expand the device into other areas or parks, but I could see how it would work well in many instances.
Seeing Yellowstone was a bucket list item for us. Your device enhanced that experience, and so I wanted to pass along our thanks.
Clark R 8/8/18
I wanted to thank you for your help and guidance last week in Jackson, as we picked up a GaperGuide. We ended up entering the West entrance of Yellowstone via ID per your recommendation (on our day 2). We never quite got to Soda Butte. We didn’t have the energy or time.
My family found the audio prompts to be well written, well researched, non-political, interesting, and of course highly informative. It’s obvious why TripAdvisor shows a 5-star rating.
Your voice is well suited for recorded media. I also liked the female voice; almost one of a calming yoga instructor. I especially liked the fiberglass tree joke. There was just enough of the alternative characters in the adult version. The aux jack worked fine in our Jeep Cherokee vehicle.
As one who works in the tech industry, I was interested to learn the GaperGuide ran Windows (you mentioned this in the office). I couldn’t help considering designs of the unit, in my mind, based on a Raspberry Pi. I did have some trouble with the GaperGuide restarting or continuing, especially on the path on the Southward lower loop of Yellowstone. We were simply left wondering why “Gaper” wasn’t talking as much as usual. We didn’t use the buttons much, other than for some fun facts from time to time. 95% of the time, it worked like a champ.
Eric K 8/2/18
Hello! We loved the Gaper Guide for our trip to Yellowstone, it was easy to use and had so much information that was helpful and interesting. We did have one piece of feedback on a stop we made – Sandy Beach I think – we stopped and did the short hike to the beach, and there were SO many mosquitoes, so maybe add to the comment to wear some bug spray before you take the hike. 😉
Thank you! Catherine R 7/30/18
We loved the gaper guide. Only thing is the fun facts said there were a hundred facts but we heard several facts repeatedly. It would be nice to have them in a loop and when all hundred are said then repeat. Also we didn’t know about closed sites and construction within park. You should have that included. Otherwise very awesome product and prices. Loved it thanks!
The Gaperguide was the best spent money!! Absolutely invaluable for our two days in Yellowstone and our day in Teton National Park! Will gave us so much interesting and fun information! He told us about many pullouts and side roads that we would have never known to take. We would have missed so much!! We were fortunate enough to meet Will himself when we pick up the Gaperguide and he spent 20 minutes telling us suggested routes to take and about construction that was going on! An awesome invention and an awesome company! VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!
Thank you so much Will,
Todd and Kay R 7/21/18
Just wanted to let you know how much we LOVED the Gaper Guide. We took every suggestion that was “highly recommended” and were never once disappointed. In fact, we were constantly and continually met with amazing sights and hikes and enjoyed all of the information learned. Thank you for providing this awesome service.
Charissa P 7/11/18
My boyfriend and I used your GaperGuide during our tour of Yellowstone and Grand Teton. It was wonderful, amazing, and awesome! Very informative and easy to use. I hope you make tours for other areas in the near future.
Sylvia H 7/1/18
Just a quick note to tell you personally how impressed we were with GaperGuide. I did write a review on your website and for Trip Advisor, highly recommending the technology to travelers who want to tour Yellowstone and Grand Teton on their own. Thanks to your guide, we took side trips that were often the highlight of the day, side trips that we would have driven right by without your guide, plus we always knew just what it was we were viewing, where bathrooms were available and which way to go when we came to the main intersections in the park.
The four of us who were travelling together did, however, have a question for you. Have you developed this guide for any other national parks? We hope to visit some of the national parks in Utah in the not too distant future and would jump at the opportunity to use your technology in those parks or any other parks if it is available.
Thanks again for GaperGuide. We had a very special three days in Yellowstone thanks to its help.
I dropped it off early. Last night around 7pm. Really enjoyed it. Entire van mesmerized from Yellowstone and back to Jackson. Since I brought it back earlier than expected will it be cheaper?
Kevin C 6/30/18
We really enjoyed the tour, it was perfect for our family and young children and I highly recommend.
Our children liked to ask for a fun fact and a suggestion I have would be to develop fun facts for children in addition to what you already offer.
This was our first time in Yellowstone and grand Teton and the guide provided us great info and directions. One thought and have no idea how you would incorporate into the guide but it would be great if somehow Gaperguide could identify road delays due to animal crossings??
Martha K 6/29/18
My children miss you. We started our trek home from Yellowstone and today while traveling on I-90 through Wyoming and South Dakota, they said they wished Will was here to tell us about what we were seeing.
That shows that your product is awesome.
GaperGuide is a fantastic device. All four of us thoroughly enjoyed using it. Thanks to GaperGuide, we took side excursions that we would have otherwise driven right by plus we always knew where we were and which way we wanted to go next when we came to one of major intersections of the park. It was the perfect tool for us to tour Yellowstone at our own pace. It is also very affordable and easy to use. We were really impressed with the technology and its usefulness. We highly recommend it to those who want to tour the park on their own. Thank you.
Dick U 6/23/18
Just wanted to let you know we did pick up the guide and enjoyed it through Teton Park on our last day. It worked well and we enjoyed hearing your tips. Thank you again for helping us through this and refunding our charges.
Cindy S 6/23/18
This tool is amazing. We love it. We had one day where the unit quit working. We suspect a bad wire… But the folks at Free Heel and Wheel exchanged it when we returned from the park that day.
The whole family loved Will and the other characters. We actually liked keeping it multiple days and having it repeat when we visited areas more than once.
I hope you have plans to expand this to other areas of the US. I really liked how you suggested areas to visit and back roads to take to see the hidden gems while all the other tourists raced by me to get to Old Faithful.
We finally saw Old Faithful on our last day and it was very anti climatic. My daughter even said, Wil’s suggestions were so much better than this.
Thanks again for a Wonderful product. How about Historic Williamsburg, Gettysburg, major cities other sites of other historical significance? We learned more about Yellowstone than we would have ever learned if it was not for Gaper Guide.
With Yellowstone you had to use your GPS hardware because there was no cell service. But in other parts of the country, you could sell it as an APP for use with cell phones and their GPS.
I would recommend this product and use it again.
Carlisle, PA 6/23/18
The GaperGuide was a wonderful addition to our Grand Teton/Yellowstone vacation! Thank you for creating this educational and entertaining service! I have posted a glowing review on TripAdvisor and will highly recommend your device to anyone I know that is heading your way!
We made it back to Florida last night but will cherish the memories we made in Wyoming!
Wishing you a great day!
Valerie P 6/21/19
I just wanted to let you know that the GaperGuide was the BEST thing we could have lined up for our trip!
We saw things off the beaten path that we NEVER would have known about if I weren’t for the Guide! The commentary was great- and when we heard about the great Huckleberry margaritas at String Lake Lodge…well you had us! We had packed lunches in the car but ended up having a delightful afternoon lunch with those highly suggested margaritas- the packed lunches were saved for dinner back at the condo that night!
Our last night there, we were having dinner at Piste Restaurant at top of the Gondola, and met a couple who had just arrived. We were telling them about the GaperGuide and how helpful it was and they planned to rent one too. We have some friends heading out there next week and they plan to rent one for the whole week- they are staying in both Yellowstone and Teton parks, and are doing lots of hiking- I told her how you pointed out various hike suggestions and they can’t wait!
Our only question- do you plan to expand this concept to other parks? The fact that it’s a separate unit from a phone app, and the fact that it works even in “no service” zones makes it an ideal partner to any trip!
Lastly, may I suggest that you include a little note on the guide itself to let people know not to leave it sitting on the dash while the car is not running. Twice our guide stopped working- we called after the second time and was told about it getting too hot on the dash. Holding it in front of the air vent cooled it quickly and was back working again, but it would be good to have some sort of instruction included (although it’s SOOO easy, no instruction is really needed!)
Thank you for making our trip so effortless! Once we turned it in, we all were saying “We miss Will!” when we drove anywhere else.
We will continue to promote your great Guide to friends and family when asked about out trip!
We rented your gaperguide last week while in the area and I believe it to be one of the smartest moves I made during my vacation! The unit worked flawlessly. It was full of pertinent info and great recommendations. My wife and I especially liked it when we first started out driving north from your Jackson location. When we passed the hills and first saw the Tetons, the music started, and the guide said “there they are”, we both got huge kick out of it :)! I thought I had planned pretty well for our trip, but there were several times when your guide informed us of things that I had never heard! From a financial standpoint, we were debating using the gaperguide or a cheaper phone app. I can’t comment on the app, but I feel the gaperguide was worth every penny. We’ve already told several folks about the guide and will definitely recommend it to anyone visiting the area. Thanks again, and keep up the good work!
Suffolk, Va 6/14/18
My wife and I thoroughly loved the Gaper Guide. We feel it was key to our enjoyment Yellowstone. We would heartily recommend to everyone visiting the park.
My next comments are meant to assist in enriching the Gaper Guide experience and not meant to be a criticism. First my reservation confirmation said I could pickup the device a 0830. Freeheel and Wheel, however, do not open until 0900. A disappointing start when I anxiously showed up at 0830.
Secondly, when there is planned/scheduled major construction and /or renovation it should be noted. Two examples are Uncle Tom’s Cabin closure and the road construction between Norris and Mammoth Hot Springs.
We were saddened to turn in the Guide as Will and his friends had become our traveling companion for the more than 600 miles we toured through Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. The knowledge of the geological phenomenon we saw along with the history and anecdotes will be memories forever.
Tom and Diana
ps I almost never review anything but felt the Gaper Guide deserved it.
Will! Thank you SO much! We kept saying yesterday how we felt like you were our friend! Ha! We did 16 hours from GTNP through the grand loop of YNP and absolutely loved the gaper guide. It was amazing!!!! I am from Dallas and another Mom friend told me about it or I never would have known about it. I will highly recommend it but you have an amazing product so invest in marketing and you will go far!! You asked for feedback at the end so we had 2 questions we had to look up…otherwise you covered everything beyond our highest expectations!
1) why is it called Yellowstone?
2) difference between buffalo and bison
Thanks again!! Oh, and the lady at the front desk of Jackson Hole resort lodging didn’t really seem to know what to do with it…hence why I followed up via email!
Julie W 6/8/18
We recently rented the GaperGuide for our trip to the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone. We absolutely loved it! The whole experience was easy. We picked up the guide on Saturday, June 2 in Jackson. I don’t remember the name of the lady that gave us instructions, but she was wonderful. She was friendly and had a ton of knowledge about Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. She gave us a map and highlighted the routes we should take which was so useful. The Gaper Guide was excellent. The mans voice was pleasant, he was so informative, and there was some humor which was fun. We did occasionally use the replay button so that was a nice feature. We really enjoyed being able to go at our own pace rather than going on a set tour.
Thank you so much for this excellent experience.
Mike and Carolyn C 6/8/18
We loved the gaper guide and I left positive reviews on google and trip advisor!
Thank you so much! Awesome product!
Jolene K 5/24/18
My husband and I rented the GaperGuide from the sports shop in Teton Village for our day long trip to Yellowstone national park on July 14 th, I think. We loved your guide. It was one of the best things created for tourists, who want to be informed about the history and special features/sights one can see, while touring a national park. The description of what we were seeing during our whole trip was spot on, and extremely informative and kept us on track. We felt very secure, knowing exactly where we were going and seeing at all times. We were really impressed with the GPS associated gadget you have developed, and wish such as gadget is available to us for all our tours through different cities and National parks, throughout the world, so that we can just rent a car, plug in your gadget and feel safe and well informed as we tour through different parts of the world.
Enjoyed the GaperGuide tremendously. Keep it up and make some more. It was well worth the cost.
Pam S. 7/20/2017
Using the Gaoerguide for our trip to Yellowstone & Teton national parks was the best idea we had. It guided us to areas we would have missed on our own. It was like having our own tour guide in the car. I would highly recommend anyone going to the parks to use Gaperguide. I am looking forward to having it in other places. Thanks for making it so easy to find and use.
Dan M. 7/17/2017
Fabulous guide & made trip so enjoyable!
M.A. Sikes 7/11/2017
Having the guide with us was awesome! We would have missed things and we learned a lot. We recommended it to every one we talked to.
John H. 7/3/2017
Gaperguide: I am 62 years old and the wife and I wanted to take a trip through Yellowstone and finish up in Jackson. We have never been and now was a good time for both of us. I got maps and I bought maps, but none really let me know other than directions. Then I saw your info @ one of the visitor centers and thought this is great! Just what I need. We used it for 2 and a half days as we explored the parks. It was fantastic! We heard of names and history and stopped and explored the places that interested us. Thanks so much for having such a great tool!! We had a great time and enjoyed our trip even more because of our “guide”. Thanks again! Sincerely, John F.
People need this product! It’s excellent! It’s very affordable, and better than a tour. GAPERGUIDE was a God-send for us. We’ll do our part to get the word out here in Texas.
Marsha B. 6/3/2017
We enjoyed using the Gaperguide very much. We felt the $80 was a very fair price for having a tour guide essentially riding with you in your car. We loved that we could go anywhere and it responded to where we were rather than having to follow a prescribed path. At the very beginning it seemed as though a little more warning that a turn out or picnic area was coming up would have been helpful, but as time went on it did seem as though more lead time was given. Overall we were very glad we rented it for the two days. Thanks for thinking of it.
Kathy H. 6/2/2017
Gaper Guide is a wonderful service and so easy to use. I enjoyed it very much.
Jane W. 5/16/2017
Our recent trip to Grand Tetons and Yellowstone was our first experience with GaperGuide. We were very impressed with the idea and found it incredibly useful. We learned so much we would not have known otherwise. The info on side roads and trails was very helpful and in many cases, lead us to take routes we would otherwise have bypassed. We felt we could relax more and enjoy the scenery, without fear of missing a roadside sign, because we knew the guide would tell us what was coming up. We have used CD-based auto guides in the past but they were cumbersome, having to hit play and pause over and over, and sit by the side the road to listen after you get to something. The GaperGuide is miles above anything else. I only wish it was available for more places!
Thanks again for enhancing our visit to the parks!
Martha K. 10/10/2016
I just want to say that we really enjoyed having the Gaper guide with us in Yellowstone.
It was easy to operate for technically challenged people like us.
We enjoyed all the information it shared as we drove along and prepared us to stop.
I hope you have stores in all the National parks as we plan to visit Yosemite next year.
Gary and Gail W. 10/9/2016
I want to personally let you know how much we enjoyed the Gaper Guide on a recent trip through Grand Teton and Yellowstone. It was very informative and easy to use. Mattie, your rep at the Jackson Hole location, was a pleasure to meet and was very helpful in giving suggestions for our trip. Gaper Guide is a must!
A happy gaper,
Melissa H. 10/5/2016
Gaperguide – What a great program – It’s like having your own personal guide in your car that you can turn off & on when you want – We were able to stop whenever we wanted & then restart the guided tour – We could go at our own pace – No other tour participants to contend with – The rental was much cheaper than going with a “person guided tour”
We were discussing the possibility of going on a guided tour of the park but came onto a brochure at the visitors centre on the GaperGuide- what a fantastic tool- did a tour of the park on our own pace – suggestive places to stop and the information provided by the GG were excellent – we were extremely happy with our decision to rent this device- very affordable and reliable – would suggest to anyone to consider this optiion
Richard A. 9/29/2016
We found the Gaperguide incredibly informative and well worth the rental fee. We particularly the narrators sense of humor! Thank you!
I read about The Gaperguide as I was researching things to do and see in the Yellowstone & Grand Teton area. There were lots of tours for specific and general areas/activities and with the two of us wanting to experience the same and different things, it was difficult to choose which tour was the best for our money. Voila! Gaperguide to the rescue and the voice of Will, our new and very pleasant and informative BFF, made sure that we were informed as to our locations, things to see and do and hikes to take. The GPS technology was accurate and on point and it was wonderful to drive around and have someone inform us as to what was ahead or around the corner. He also provided an enormous amount of entertaining science and education. Do you know how many calories a Grizzly bear needs to eat on a daily basis in order to prepare for hibernation? We do. And he was a respectful car mate. He didn’t feel the need to yap incessantly and was quiet from time to time.
All in all, it was a great vacation asset and a great value! Our only regret is that Gaperguide was unable to accompany us to Glacier National Park, but we do hope Will is working on this.
Gloria & Phillip V. 9/27/2016
What a great idea! I saw your ad on the West Yellowstone Summer Map 2016,
so decided to give it a try.
We were so impressed with “our private guide” in our car. We could go at our own pace, replay info if needed, and discovered things we would not have seen without our Gaperguide! I hope your business is successful as it made our trip around Yellowstone and the Tetons so enjoyable and informative.
As a side note, we saw a mama grizzly and her cub, big horn sheep, prong horn and antelope, coyotes eating at a wolf kill, many bison, very large full rack elk, a large grizzly going up a hill and three black bears as we traveled through the park. It was very exciting.We got the full story of the wolf kill from someone who had seen the wolves eating the elk that morning, then the coyotes showed up later.
The mama grizzly and cub was of course the highlight of our tour. She was crossing the road and stopped to look at us and slowly continued on her way with her cub by her side. An experience not many people will ever encounter!
Thank you for making so many memories with us!
Jeanne O. 9/25/2016
What a wonderful product. I can not imagine driving through the Park without it. It is informative, educational and entertaining. Also it’s extremely accurate. I would recommend it to anyone driving through on their own. So glad we found out about it.
Dean R. 9/25/2016
Thanks again for educating, entertaining and informing us on our vacation. Like we said, the day without you was too quite.
Laura K. 9/22/2016
Wanted to let you know we loved the guide. It had so much really good information – made our trip complete.
Deidre L. 9/22/2016
The best!! Would highly recommend. It’s like having your own personnel guide throughout your trip. Went thru Yellowstone for 5 days & then down thru the Tetons for 2 days. We would not have seen half what we say without Gaper Guide
This is my reveiw, I don’t do yelp or facebook
Mike D. 9/22/2016
Raz and I very much appreciated having the Gaperguide with us on our first tour of Yellowstone. Raz even asked me whether you might offer a season pass. So much would go unnoticed without the commentary, and even that which is seen can be meaningless without the context you offer. Thank you for all of that.
We’ll likely pick up a box again for another trip.
Bill R. 9/21/2016
Your gaper guide added so much to our experience!!!! We would not have had the high level of enjoyment without it! We will absolutely mention it as we talk about our trip to friends and family! Your guide eliminated us taking wrong turns and of course saving time looking for food and bathrooms!! Thanks for the experience!!!!
Senator and Mrs. Pat W.
New Mexico 9/7/2016
Just wanted you to know we loved the Gaperguide! Everything about it was fantastic-the information about the parks, trails to take, places to stop and different voices added to our enjoyment. I’ve been recommending it to the guests staying at the Snake River KOA as well as my fellow Work campers. Thanks so much! We will definitely use the Gaber guide again and continue to recommend it to everyone we talk to.
Sandi and Bill B. 9/6/2016
We loved having the Gaper Guide for our trip through Yellowstone and Grand Tetons. It was like having our own personal Tour Guide.
Thanks! We have already recommended this device to others.
Karen V. 9/4/2016
We usually do not submit reviews, but needed to take time to tell you how much the Gaperguide enhanced our trip. We absolutely LOVED our Yellowstone experience and it was because of your tour. We will be telling everyone we know about your company. We honestly cannot think of anything you could do to make it better. Maybe make one for every big Nationall Park? Good luck!
Steve A. 9/3/2016
We loved the gaperguide. We returned it and after that we kept waiting for it to tell us what we were seeing. We missed it. Wish you would have had one for glacier national park. We have recommended it to everyone that we know are going.
Mary H. from Oklahoma. 9/1/2016
I would love to see it in all of the National Parks. It was very informative and helpful. Great idea, and I hope you will be able to get the kinks worked out. We will recommend it to all of our friends.
Suzanne G. 8/31/2016
Great gadget…. Very informative
Bill K. 8/27/2016
My husband and I really enjoyed using this audio guide…Will and company did a great job of keeping us posted on all the things to see and helpful hints. If ever this way again will most surely use and will pass the word on to family and friends. Also, thanks for not charging us an extra day because of the fires.
Have a good day..
George and Judie S. 8/26/2016
We loved the guide; made a big difference in our learning and the quality of our trip to Yellowstone. Would not choose to do the trip without it in the future. Nice work!
Julie M. 8/26/2016
We loved it. The best money we ever spent. Missed hearing what was around us after we got out of the park.
Do you have one for glacier national park?
Mary H. 8/19/2016
I have to say we immensely enjoyed using your guide in our car. It was extremely informative, humorous and not to invasive. It struck a good balance overall. It was invaluable to our journey and supplemented it superbly. The whole system worked well and smoothly. It was incredibly easy to hire, use and drop off at the end of our journey in Yellowstone. It was worth every penny (dollar) and we would advise all future travellers to purchase it. I wish you every success with your business venture.
Sarwan S. 8/16/2016
Also, we LOVED it!! Man that is the ONLY WAY to do Yellowstone park!! WOW!
We ran into several others visiting the park and told them about it, as well as several rangers and mentioned they should recommend the Gaper Guide to anyone who wants to understand and learn about the park!!
Thank you for an awesome service that you provide!
Dennis W. 8/3/2016
Thank you for all your help with the guide & Yellowstone. We had a great day, learned a lot plus would have missed so many things without the guide. Of course we couldn’t do all of them because of time or snow. We would definitely rent again if we ever get back to Jackson Hole.
Cheryl & Vanessa D.
I would just like to say that my wife and thought gaperguide was fantastic. It was full of very interesting information about the areas we were visiting in both Grand Tetons & Yellowstone.
We found it very informative in regards to what areas to go for great scenery, as well as the types of trails, ie, difficult, moderate or easy.
I would not hesitate to recommend gaperguide to friends who are visiting the area and are unfamiliar with the parks.
Joe Van Z.
Great tool, we met another group on a raft trip and told them of your equipment. The only problem I see is getting it in front of the people. Maybe at the entrance gates?
Worked great for what we wanted.
Clifford E. M.
Thoroughly enjoyed using the Gaper Guide in Yellowstone. Saved us alot of time knowing exactly what to look for and where. Wish we would have had one to rent in Glacier National Park. It is such an exceptional product that you are offering.
What a great product! Combined with the suggestions you gave us in your office in Jackson on the map of the Parks, we used Gaperguide for the last three days and it made our trip much more enriching. From the side-road suggestions to the fun facts, it gave our family of four (46, 45, 15, 12) interesting history and science that we all enjoyed at every point we visited. We would have missed some of what turned out to be favorite stops. Had we researched the Parks for 6 months, we would still not have been as prepared. The only issue we had is that the suggestions sometimes came very close to the turn-off. Maybe I was driving to quickly.
We will definitely recommend it to anyone headed your way. Good luck!
Enjoyed the GaperGuide experience greatly. It was more than we expected. I recommend anyone traveling Yellowstone/Grand Teton area to get one in Jackson or any other entry point. It was invaluable for the info it contained. Example: We would have passed a little log cabin by the side of the road with just a glance if GaperGuide had not told us that cabin was the one used in the movie Shane. Now we have a picture of us next to this historical (Hollywood) place.
Bob S., Brentwood, California
This is a very useful and handy device. It was completely accurate in pointing out the different sites we were approaching. I would recommend this to other travelers particularly those traveling in RV’s or multi-passeneger vehicles.
Additionally, the person in Jackson from whom I rented the device was also extremely helpful with tour suggestions as well as technical advice.
The guide was great!! We enjoyed it and got so much more out of our trip around Yellowstone because of it, o will be sure and tell friends about it.
LOVED IT! See the attached picture with my kid 🙂
So helpful. Driving through Yellowstone and Grand Teton in one day. Gave us a lot of info ahead of time so we didn’t have to stop and every sign post. We heeded the “strong recommendations” and weren’t dissapointed. The story about the man with the wife who played the violin in the tree while naked was a nice touch. The info about getting into the Old Faithful Geyser parking area was great, you were right It can be confusing”. I liked the info on the petrified trees, I didn’t see a sign marker for that, so I probably wouldn’t have known otherwise.
I appreciated when it told us we were about done and led us generally into the area where we were supposed to drop it off. But there could have been a little more information (the jackson hole drop off site) because was kind of looking for a gas station right in the middle of the parking lot. But it turned out to be way on the side. But maybe I was tired by then.
I saw in W. Yellowstone a machine for another GPS guide. Did not check it out.
I wanted to let you know how much we loved the Gaperguide. We used it on Monday through the Grand Tetons. It was so informational and we loved the fun facts. We already had a guided tour scheduled for Yellowstone on Tuesday. I wish I had know how good the Gaperguide was going to be and we would not have scheduled the guided tour. The Gaperguide is great in the fact that you can stop and take as much time as you want and then it picks right back up when you start driving again. I would highly recommend using the Gaperguide to anyone touring the parks – skip the guided tours and save your money!
One question – one of the fun facts mentioned a hurricane in Jenny Lake back in the 70s. Coming from Houston, we couldn’t understand how a hurrican could hit a lake. I’ve googled a hurricane for Jenny Lake but haven’t been able to come up with anything. Can you provide more information – we found that very interesting.
Good Morning Will.
It’s Lisa here- the one with the million questions and loud excitable father from yesterday.
We dropped the GaperGuide and cable in the box last night. I think that’s all we needed to do right?
My father and I had an awesome day in Yellowstone and we were so glad we had the GaperGuide. We both thought you have done a fantastic job with it.
To my relief, my father was glad I talked him out of a guided tour and went with you and a rental car instead. We covered a lot of ground and although he was hurting by the end, he was so happy he had the time to get out and hobble out to all the lookout points (something he probably would not have done on a tour since he walks so slow).
As a photographer I really appreciated the heads up on places to stop- not to mention my father wouldn’t object to us stopping if you recommended it. And just when he started freaking out and second guessing my navigation…you would come on and confirm that we were indeed going the right way!
It was a great way to spend his birthday and our last day.
We caught the beginnings of sunrise on the Tetons on the way out this morning which made it that much harder to leave….en route now with a 4 hour layover at LAX.
I looked for a fan page on Facebook and a “like” button on your website. I was going to “like” your page and write a glowing review! Well I’m going to give you guys the big thumbs up to the hotel desk and will definitely recommend the GaperGuide to people visiting the area in the future.
Best of luck and I hope to see you in other National Parks soon! (I think the Kings Canyon/ Sequoia parks and general area is in desperate need.)
Thanks for taking the time to get us squared away yesterday.