There’s nothing like arriving at your vacation destination and checking into a fresh hotel room, walking into a grand mountain lodge, setting up camp in nature’s finest, or lighting the woodstove when you arrive at your secluded rental cabin. Part of the allure of taking a vacation is not just where you’re going, but where you’re waking up and turning in for the night. Accommodations are part of the adventure, and it’s important to consider just what kind of adventure you’re in the mood for.
Yellowstone National Park itself has hosted curious visitors (officially) since 1872. The accommodation options are diverse and many—from luxury guest ranches to campy motels to romantic B&Bs. Stay in a timbered lodge or pitch a tent close to steaming geysers. Or stay outside of the park for a little Yellowstone Country culture in one of our small gateway border towns of Cooke City, Gardiner and West Yellowstone.
West Yellowstone is the biggest entrance town and has the most lodging options. It’s also about 30 minutes from Old Faithful. Gardiner’s diverse lodging options all have two things in common—a western flair with the hospitality to match, and, it’s about 10 minutes from Mammoth Hot Springs. Or, stay in Cooke City at a rustic lodgepole cabin or small lodge, just 45 minutes from Roosevelt Lodge.
Venture further outside the park and stay in one of our basecamp towns of Bozeman, Red Lodge, Big Sky and Livingston, with access to three of Montana’s four largest ski areas, arts, culture and endless opportunities to recreate under the big sky. If you want to stay in paradise, it’s around every bend, including right in our very own Paradise Valley.
For ideas and suggestions about where to stay in Yellowstone Country and where to stay in Yellowstone National Park, read all about your lodging options here: