Staying near Yellowstone, rather than inside the park, gives you flexibility, amenities, and often a more affordable price. But where should you set up your national park basecamp? Here are a few options in nearby cities that offer comfortable stays with easy access to Yellowstone.
West Yellowstone connects you easily to famous spots like Grand Prismatic and Old Faithful, with the shortest drive time to the park entrance. It also links you to other treasures of Southwest Montana, like Quake Lake and the resort town of Big Sky.
Three Bear Lodge offers a premium experience at the border of the wilderness. The adventure includes an assortment of room types to suit a diverse set of travelers, and you’ll discover onsite dining and a historic feel that sets you back into Yellowstone’s unique history as a travel destination and natural wonder.
The Stage Coach Inn is a landmark hotel boasting over 70 years of history serving park goers. Their unique lobby, with its cabin-like feel and trophy mounts, gives visitors a look into the rugged West. Here, you’re just a few blocks from the park entrance, so it’s easy to get up and start exploring in the morning, beginning your day with a continental breakfast and a dip in the indoor pool.
Bozeman makes a prime stop as you travel around Montana. With easy access to wild areas, coupled with plenty of things to do in town, you won't run out of activities and attractions here. This is what you need to know about planning a stay in Bozeman.
Highline Adventures was created as a way for our family to serve those that come to visit our great state, and there's no location that does exactly that, like the Baymont by Wyndham in Bozeman. Our greatest claim to fame is our 90-foot indoor waterslide, perfect for entertaining kids, especially during the glorious summer months. Explore Montana from Bozeman, whether you take the Main Street to the Mountains trail, or opt for a day trip to Yellowstone, Threeforks, Big Sky, or somewhere further out.
Summers in Bozeman, Montana, are an ongoing celebration of fun, sun, and outdoor adventure, and Bozeman Trail Campground is the absolute closest RV park and tent campground to all the action of downtown Bozeman. From our driveway, you can easily reach scenic spots like Palisade Falls and even Yellowstone National Park. You can also take a short walk to catch a show at The Ellen Theatre, a historic venue, or get tickets to an event or exhibit at the Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture.
Another great Bozeman option, this motel has had a loyal following since its early beginnings. Western Heritage Inn by Travelodge sits atop a hill overlooking downtown Main Street in Bozeman. Within an easy walk to all the downtown activity, we offer one of the most affordable options for those that want to stay close to town. If you're here to explore the great outdoors, you'll love our proximity to Bridger Bowl Ski Area, Gallatin River, and Gallatin Canyon. You'll find a beautiful way to stay at the Western Heritage Inn.
Gardiner, Montana, is the northern gateway to Yellowstone National Park, a special spot with the easiest access to wildlife-viewing hubs like the Lamar Valley, a healthy handful of small-town amenities and options for fun in the park or in nearby national forests and wilderness areas.
A recent facelift by new owners Highline Adventures gave the Super 8 in Gardiner a fresh update and cozy atmosphere. Free breakfast and WiFi are just the start of the amenities, and you can’t beat being so close to the park entrance. The property also offers free parking, with outdoor plugins for your RV or bus.
An award in the TripAdvisor hall of fame reflects the consistency and quality at the Yellowstone Park Travelodge. The lobby feels like a log cabin, and the cozy vibe extends to free hot breakfast and stylish rooms. Request the fourth floor for unbeatable views that will remind you why you came here in the first place. You’ll also find laundry services and comfortable rooms to set the scene for your national park stay.
Whether you are coming for an adventure, or just passing through, we have eight properties in Gardiner, Livingston, Bozeman, and Bigfork to help you feel at home while you are on the road. Click here to book now.