Yellowstone

Yellowstone, photo by Citypeek
Yellowstone (photo by Citypeek)
 

Yellowstone National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in northwestern Wyoming.

The park is most famous for its geothermal activities, holding roughly half the world’s visible geothermal features – from geysers to vents to heated lakes. Yellowstone has over 300 geysers, the most famous of which is “Old Faithful.”

Yellowstone also provides abundant wildlife, including grizzly bears, wolves, bison and elk. An extensive system of lakes, mountains, and hiking trails is available for outdoor activities.

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
 

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Gallatin Cabin

Set 700 metres from Yellowstone Historic Center Museum in West Yellowstone, this 3 bedroom 2 bathroom holiday home features a patio. The holiday home is 700 metres from National Geographic IMAX Theater. Average score from 253 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$200

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The Pines at Island Park

Situated in the Targhee National Forest, these holiday homes offer private hot tubs. A restaurant is offered in the main lodge. Yellowstone National Park is 20 minutes’ drive away. Average score from 145 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$197 - $389

 
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Travelers Lodge

Just 2 blocks from Yellowstone National Park, this non-smoking motel is opposite the Yellowstone Museum. Guests can relax on the spacious furnished deck. BBQ facilities are provided. Free Wi-Fi is available in the lobby. Average score from 271 guest reviews: 5.5/10.

$139

 
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Jared's Wild Rose Ranch Resort

Offering on-site boat rentals, this Island Park resort is located on Henry’s Lake. Jet skiing and water skiing are also available and guest rooms feature a fireplace. Average score from 551 guest reviews: 6.0/10.

$107 - $389

 
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Brandin' Iron Inn

The entrance of Yellowstone National Park is just 2 blocks from this West Yellowstone, Montana hotel. Brandin' Iron Inn features a coffee bar, 2 hot tubs and rooms with free Wi-Fi. Average score from 253 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$69 - $159

 
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
WorldMark West Yellowstone

WorldMark West Yellowstone

Located just a block from the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park, WorldMark West Yellowstone is a sprawling, rustic and inviting retreat. Average score from 8 guest reviews: 9.5/10.

$109

$1099.5
West Yellowstone Bed and Breakfast

West Yellowstone Bed and Breakfast

Located 5 minutes’ away from the West Gate of Yellowstone National Park, this B&B offers spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi. It serves a daily breakfast and has a children’s playground on site. Average score from 36 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$139

 
$1399.1
Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone

Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone

Located just 1 mile away from the West Entrance of Yellowstone National Park, these contemporary cottages feature kitchenettes and free Wi-Fi. Outdoor fire pits are located on-site. Average score from 121 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$139

 
$1399.0
Eagle Ridge Ranch

Eagle Ridge Ranch

This lodge is located on an authentic old west working cattle ranch. Cottages, furnished with a western flair, feature a kitchenette. Yellowstone National Park is 25 miles away. Average score from 200 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$135 - $125

 
$1358.9
Evergreen Motel

Evergreen Motel

Located just 1 mile from the West Entrance to Yellowstone National Park, this West Yellowstone motel offers air conditioned rooms. Yellowstone Airport is 5 minutes’ drive away. Average score from 267 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$129

 
$1298.8
Timbers at Island Park

Timbers at Island Park

Featuring a 9-hole golf course, tennis courts and a prop shop on site, this Island Park, Idaho resort features apartments with fully-equipped kitchens. Yellowstone National Park is 22 miles away. Average score from 119 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$107

 
$1078.4
Hibernation Station

Hibernation Station

Featuring a hot tub, Hibernation Station is located in West Yellowstone, Montana. A business centre and free WiFi access are available on site. Average score from 226 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$129

 
$1298.4
Angler's Lodge

Angler's Lodge

Offering river access, this Island Park, Idaho lodge is just a 35 minutes’ drive to Yellowstone National Park. A lake-view restaurant and a hot tub are onsite. Free Wi-Fi is offered in each room. Average score from 171 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$109

 
$1098.1
Soda Butte Lodge

Soda Butte Lodge

Offering a sun terrace and views of the mountain, Soda Butte Lodge is set in Cooke City. Free WiFi is provided . All units have a flat-screen TV. There is a private bathroom with a bath or shower and free toiletries in every unit. Average score from 498 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$100

 
$1007.8
Absaroka Lodge

Absaroka Lodge

Located 5 minutes’ drive from Yellowstone National Park North Entrance, this motel features guest rooms with free Wi-Fi. Free coffee, tea and hot chocolate are offered in the lobby. Average score from 735 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$100

 
$1007.7
Al's Westward Ho Motel

Al's Westward Ho Motel

Just steps from the Yellowstone Park West entrance, this motel offers spacious rooms with free Wi-Fi. The Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center are adjacent to this West Yellowstone property. Average score from 784 guest reviews: 7.5/10.

$125

 
$1257.5
Jared's Wild Rose Ranch Resort

Jared's Wild Rose Ranch Resort

Offering on-site boat rentals, this Island Park resort is located on Henry’s Lake. Jet skiing and water skiing are also available and guest rooms feature a fireplace. Average score from 551 guest reviews: 6.0/10.

$107 - $389

 
$1076.0
White Buffalo Hotel

White Buffalo Hotel

Situated 2 blocks from West Yellowstone Town Park, this non-smoking hotel offers free Wi-Fi in all rooms. At White Buffalo Hotel, a lending library and a children’s play room offer indoor entertainment. Average score from 127 guest reviews: 5.7/10.

$104 - $159

 
$1045.7
Yellowstone Country Inn

Yellowstone Country Inn

Just 1 mile from Yellowstone National Park, this hotel offers free Wi Fi in all guest rooms. Old Faithful Geyser is 30 miles away. Cable TV is included in all rooms at Yellowstone Country Inn. Tea and coffee-making facilities are provided. Average score from 365 guest reviews: 5.6/10.

$139

 
$1395.6

Highlights:

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Natural
Unusual Local Feature

World's Largest Geothermic Field

Yellowstone holds the planet's most diverse and intact collection of geysers, hot springs, mudpots, and fumaroles. Its more than 300 geysers make up two thirds of all those found on earth.
Hiking and Trekking
There are a huge number of day hikes available in the park, and since many visitors travel only to the most popular geyser basins these trails can provide an opportunity to see the park in a more natural setting.
Wildlife and Plants
The park is the core of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, one of the largest intact temperate zone ecosystems remaining on the planet, and as a result is an exceptional area for wildlife viewing.
Also of Interest:
Natural
Scenic Waterways
Geologic Formations

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