Destination guide

Wilderness on your doorstep in West Yellowstone

A truly year-round destination, West Yellowstone is a charming small town that’s home to the western entrance to the vast Yellowstone National Park, and the closest entrance to the Old Faithful geyser. In the summer, hikers flock here to kick off their Yellowstone vacation by dining at the town’s restaurants, stocking up on camping equipment, and soaking up the authentic Wild West ambience. In the cooler months, West Yellowstone vacation rentals are a magnet for winter sports fans, who come to explore the 400 miles of trails on snowmobiles, or cross-country ski in nearby Gallatin National Forest.


Happy trails in West Yellowstone

Fans of the great outdoors will be in heaven in West Yellowstone; there are few outdoor activities that you can’t do here, so whether your idea of the perfect vacation is mountain biking along rugged trails, kayaking through unspoilt wilderness, fly-fishing in the sparkling waters of Quake Lake, or simply listening to the bugle-like calls of elk from the porch of your West Yellowstone vacation rental, this town has it all. Winter blankets the park in snow, making the trails ripe for cross-country skiing and snowcoach tours, while summer brings horseback rides past majestic geysers and waterfalls.


Highs and lows in West Yellowstone

West Yellowstone’s weather, like many other things in this one-of-a-kind frontier town, is varied and awe-inspiring. The sub-arctic climate gives rise to cold winters which blanket the town in twinkling drifts of snow; temperatures plunge precipitously between October and March, and the coldest temperature in the lower 48 states—minus 54 degrees—was recorded here. But spring brings the land back to life, and summers are pleasantly warm, with highs in the top end of the 70s—perfect hiking weather.

Natural features

Park yourself in West Yellowstone to enjoy stunning scenery

The most notable feature of West Yellowstone’s location is, without a doubt, its proximity to Yellowstone Park; it’s adjacent to the most popular entrance, and a West Yellowstone vacation rental puts you in the ideal spot if you’re planning on hiking to the Old Faithful geyser, just over 30 miles away. The land here is rugged and wild but stunningly beautiful, marbled with ice in winter and strewn with wildflowers in the summer, and is home to a dizzying variety of animals, including elk, bison, and bears.


Transportation to and around West Yellowstone

Fly into West Yellowstone, MT (WYS-Yellowstone), the closest airport, located 2.5 mi (4.1 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around West Yellowstone, MT?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 440 vacation rentals near West Yellowstone. From 201 Cabins to 99 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near West Yellowstone for a holiday or a weekend are on VRBO.

What are the popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to West Yellowstone?

VRBO offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in West Yellowstone. From VRBO travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Yellowstone National Park - West Entrance: 619 vacation rentals
  • Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center: 428 vacation rentals
  • Yellowstone IMAX Theatre: 427 vacation rentals
  • Yellowstone Big Gun Fun: 424 vacation rentals
  • Playmill Theatre: 426 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around West Yellowstone listed on VRBO where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in West Yellowstone?

Yes, of course. VRBO has 201 Cabins in West Yellowstone. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in West Yellowstone include:

  • Houses: 99 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 62 rentals available
  • Lodges: 13 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in West Yellowstone?

Yes, you can select your prefered vacation rental with pool among our 74 vacation rentals with pool available in West Yellowstone. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.