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.
Livingston is a classic Montana small town with a strong identity. It’s inspired writers and artists through the centuries, and its historic downtown at the gateway to Paradise Valley makes a great resting place for travelers who love art and culture.
This Travelodge is set near downtown Livingston in Clark’s Crossing, allowing direct access to dining and shopping. You can count on quality amenities, like free parking, WiFi, an indoor pool, and pet-friendly accommodation options.
A budget option that ticks the boxes of convenience, comfort, and amenities, the Super 8 by Wyndham Livingston combines the advantages of leisure travel with business obligations, providing a business center for travelers who need to WFH (work from hotel, we mean).
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.