Stay tantalizing close to the park but within walking distance of West Yellowstone’s shops and restaurants at four lodging options under the umbrella of Yellowstone Vacations.
The bonus for dog lovers? The popular family hot spot Holiday Inn @ West Yellowstone, fun Gray Wolf Inn & Suites and upscale Explorer Cabins have pet-friendly rooms without additional fees (note: the park itself has strict rules regarding pets). The fourth, Yellowstone Park Hotel, home to a gorgeous lobby with a fireplace, does not allow pets. All are in walking distance to West Yellowstone’s shops and restaurants.
Stay at the cozy Explorer Cabins and get a free s’mores kit to use in the outdoor fire pits near your cabin. You’ll also discover a small kitchenette, binoculars, a flashlight and walking sticks in your cabin. At Gray Wolf Inn & Suites, you’ll find an indoor heated pool and fun facts about wolves in the elevator and hallways. You may even hear real wolves howling from the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center across the street.
Want to see more of the park and less of the parking lot? Take a Yellowstone Vacations Tours summer bus tour or winter snowcoach tour and leave the driving to certified guides who know and love the park. In the summer, choose between an Upper Loop Tour, which covers sights like Yellowstone’s iconic Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces and Tower Fall or the Lower Loop Tour that brings you to Old Faithful, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and more. Tours will stop for significant wildlife sightings, allowing you to get the shots of the park’s incredible animals.
“What’s nice is you hear so many facts and stories that you would never have gotten if you were driving yourself,” says Shelby Budler of Yellowstone Vacations. “And you may see hidden spots you didn’t know about.”
Learn more about the tours and lodges of Yellowstone Vacations at www.yellowstonevacations.com.