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While Yellowstone National Park has a number of campgrounds and lodging options, you might want to consider staying in your own cabin instead. Just imagine enjoying all the park’s top attractions like Old Faithful and the paint pots, viewing wildlife like bison, elk, and maybe even bears, and then coming back to unwind, perhaps on a private deck with a spectacular view and the opportunity to spot more creatures. Some are located on world-class rivers or have lake frontage for fishing right outside your door.
Whether you want to be just minutes from a park entrance, or a little farther to enjoy plenty of privacy and seclusion, there’s something on this list that’s sure to make for the perfect stay.
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Often ranked among the best cabin rentals in the area, the Beaver Springs Chalet is 31 miles from Yellowstone, providing a tranquil setting while being just a short drive from the park. Located on a two-acre property, you’ll be surrounded by stunning beauty, with views of lush meadows and ponds while enjoying a comfortable high-end retreat. A three-bedroom chalet-style cabin, it accommodates a group of up to 10 guests and includes all the modern comforts from a full kitchen to a 50″ HDTV and a cozy gas fireplace. You’ll have a fire pit with plenty of firewood supplied, ideal for marshmallow roasting under the stars, and you’ll want to spend time unwinding on the deck too, watching for wildlife like moose, deer, owls, hummingbirds, and the occasional bald eagle,
Located just a few minutes from the northeast entrance to Yellowstone, the MTNLUX House is nestled in the woods overlooking Soda Butte Creek, providing a comfortable stay for up to six. It sits right on the Bannock Trail, providing easy access to hiking or snowmobiling in the park and surrounding area depending on the season. After a day of fun come back and soak in the hot tub that overlooks the creek, enjoy the sauna, or relax while watching a movie with a big-screen satellite TV, DVD player, and DVD library all included. There’s a washer/dryer and a very well-equipped kitchen too.
Ideal when you’re traveling with a group that requires plenty of space and privacy, this rental includes a three-bedroom home plus a guest house, accommodating up to 12. Just six miles from the park’s west entrance, you’ll get a two-in-one here. When you aren’t visiting the park, enjoy walks in the national forest right out your door or hanging out on the furnished deck which includes a BBQ for grilling. You’ll have a gas fireplace, a 50″ TV, and a full kitchen. In the guest house, the family room has a Nintendo Wii, cards, and board games for indoor entertainment.
Located 30 minutes from the northern entrance to the park, this historic schoolhouse offers a unique stay in Tom Miner Basin. It’s the perfect spot for those who are looking for serenity and seclusion, accessed via a 5.5-mile drive on a well-maintained dirt road. Enjoy plenty of privacy, magnificent mountain views, and excellent wildlife watching, including frequent bison sightings and the occasional moose and bear too. Hiking, fishing, and cross-country skiing are all enjoyed nearby along with hot springs for a relaxing soak afterward. This is a place to unplug and immerse yourself in nature as there is no Wi-Fi or TV, but it does include a fully equipped kitchen.
Just minutes from the north entrance of the park, this cozy cabin is located in downtown Cooke City, offering picturesque mountain views for up to two guests. Ideal for a couple’s stay, you’ll be steps away from shops and restaurants too. Enjoy relaxing on the front deck with a view of Mount Republic and watching the bison that roam by. You’ll have free Wi-Fi, a full kitchen, TV, and washer/dryer too.
Look forward to stunning views from this cabin on Henry’s Lake that’s just two miles south of the Continental Divide, six miles west of the entrance to Yellowstone National Park in West Yellowstone. It sleeps up to 12 with five bedrooms and a huge gas fire pit that’s ideal for sunset watching and S’mores making. Among the many highlights inside is a gourmet kitchen and a big dining table surrounded by large windows that showcase lake and mountain views.
Enjoy bed-and-breakfast accommodation in this cabin that has a spacious, quiet guest area upstairs that includes two bedrooms for up to six guests. You’ll have spectacular views from every room of the Wapiti Valley along the North Fork of the Shoshone River and the mountains, all while being able to hear the sounds of the rushing water. There’s a covered space on the back deck with a small hot tub and you’ll have a small personal refrigerator along with access to Wi-Fi. While there are no cooking facilities, a delicious, complimentary meal is served every morning. You’ll be close to Cody and Yellowstone, with the park just 25 minutes away, while enjoying helpful tips from your knowledgeable hosts.
You won’t find many lakefront cabins this close to the park, but this one is only a 15-minute drive from the west entrance. Tucked along the shores of Hebgen Lake, it accommodates up to 10 guests in three bedrooms and comes complete with a porch where you can relax with fabulous sunset views over Grayling Arm. You’ll have a beautiful stone fireplace to cozy up to, a full kitchen, Wi-Fi, and a washer/dryer too.
Located 35 minutes from the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park, this two-for-one includes a custom-built cabin on the famous Madison River, renowned for its world-class fly fishing, plus a separate studio-sized apartment, accommodating up to eight guests. Highlights include the master suite with its own Smart TV and French doors that open to a Jacuzzi tub that overlooks the river. The open loft has a TV with a DVD player and a Game Cube system, and you’ll also have a full, custom kitchen, wood-burning stove, and floor-to-ceiling windows for soaking up the views. Right along the river, you’ll have a large fire pit, ideal for gathering under the stars.
This romantic cottage for two is tucked among fruit and flower trees in the owner’s backyard, offering plenty of privacy despite being in the heart of Gardiner at the north entrance to the park. Shops, restaurants, and coffee houses are just steps from your door and you’ll have all the essentials for a comfortable stay, including a small, full kitchen and a TV/monitor with a DVD player and DVDs for movie nights.
This log home sleeps up to eight in one bedroom plus a loft and additional sofa beds. You can even bring your four-legged friends as it’s pet-friendly too. Located six miles from Gardiner which sits at the north entrance of the park, you’ll have easy access to it all, including outdoor adventures and wildlife watching, while enjoying a private, secluded space. It includes a large yard with a picnic table, fire pit, trees, and native wildflowers where birds and other wildlife like to roam. Just a few of the other notable features include an old working piano, a full kitchen, and a bathroom with an antique clawfoot tub.
Just a quarter-mile from Henry’s Lake State Park with its world-class trout fishing lake and less than 20 minutes from the west entrance of Yellowstone, this three-bedroom sleeps six comfortably and comes with spectacular views that include the lake and Black Mountain. Relax on the large deck and watch the myriad of wildlife, like fox babies that play in the yard in the spring, the occasional moose, antelope, elk, and bear, along with many different birds, including bald eagles, pelicans, and sandhill cranes. You’ll have all you need inside, including a well-equipped cook’s kitchen and a living area with a 65″ TV and cozy gas fireplace.
If you plan to spend most of your days in the park, this cabin is just five blocks away. Bordering the Gallatin National Forest with shops, restaurants, and grocery stores within walking distance, it sleeps four in one bedroom plus a queen-size sofa bed. You’ll have a deck with a BBQ for cookouts after your Yellowstone exploits along with a full kitchen, washer/dryer, gas fireplace, and a Smart TV.
Located on Duck Creek Lake, this cabin borders West Yellowstone and offers plenty of privacy on a three-acre lot. Relax while enjoying a view of the surrounding mountains that are reflected on the water, watching the trumpeter swans, geese, ducks, and beavers as they go about their day. Your host even includes complimentary canoes, lifejackets, and fishing poles with the opportunity to catch three different species of trout. You’ll have a full kitchen, laundry facilities, and a living/dining room area with a SmartTV that includes satellite channels, and a fireplace with wood supplied.