Yellowstone National Park is usually at the top of most US bucket lists. Between the fantastic hikes, endless things to do, and jaw-dropping natural attractions like the Grand Prismatic Spring, it’s easy to see why. Yellowstone almost guarantees you a trip of a lifetime on its own. However, one of the best ways to experience Yellowstone is by staying in a private cabin.
You’ll find cabins all over Yellowstone. Yellowstone cabin rentals are typically rustic, with either luxurious amenities like jacuzzis or simplistic facilities for an off-the-grid experience. You can choose whether you want a luxury or wilderness experience in Yellowstone cabins.
Top Yellowstone National Park Cabins
Either way, these Yellowstone National Park cabins are the best of the bunch. Let’s look at the best cabins the park has to offer.
Cabin Rentals Near The West Entrance of Yellowstone National Park
1. Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone
Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone is a vast campground containing an assortment of three-star cabins. The layout is the perfect place for a pleasant, family-friendly experience of Yellowstone cabins. For those wanting a campground-style experience, Explorer Cabins are really worthwhile booking.
Explorer Cabins also features an indoor swimming pool and fire pits dotted around the campground. While its layout caught our eye, the facilities certainly helped bag it a spot on our list.
Another tick for your checklist is Explorer Cabin’s location near Yellowstone’s West Gate. In the center of West Yellowstone, Explorer Cabins have that ‘final outpost’ feel. West Yellowstone is one of the best locations to choose from when visiting Yellowstone and has a fun, expeditionary atmosphere.
Because of its popularity, lots have been invested in the West Yellowstone tourist experience. You’ll find a giant screen theater, a zipline course, and the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center. Look no further for a fun, conveniently located spot near Yellowstone National Park.
2. Remote West Yellowstone Cabin with Mountain Views and Wrap-Around Porch
This cabin is a luxurious private getaway. Get your friends together to book this property, as it sleeps up to nine guests and has a mix of outdoor and indoor living spaces. Outside you have a fire pit, a wrap-around lodge with views of Mt Two Top, and parking. Inside, you can enjoy spacious rooms set over multiple floors.
The owners have kept the interior classic, with chunky wooden furnishings and log walls intact. One of the best things about Yellowstone cabins is how traditional they are. And for this cabin, the scenic location, spaciousness, and classic design are winning factors.
Location-wise, you are just a fifteen-minute drive from West Yellowstone and the West Gate to Yellowstone National Park. While if you want to visit the Continental Divide, it is just a short 1.5-mile drive. This cabin rental is a fantastic choice if you want to be near all the main attractions and amenities of West Yellowstone but stay more rurally.
This cabin rental is set back from all the business of West Yellowstone, and you’ll have your own private views of Idaho’s gorgeous scenery.
3. Idyllic Cabin with Large Decking on the Madison River
Luxury comes in different forms; some people want two queen beds and a jacuzzi, and some want decks where they can fish straight into the river. This idyllic cabin is located right on the banks of the Madison River – so close that you cast off directly from your outdoor furniture.
The colossal cabin rental has floor-to-ceiling windows to maximize the scenic riverfront location. And when you aren’t fly fishing, you can keep cozy inside with wood-burning stoves and three different TVs to choose between.
The master bedroom has a queen bed, a private bathroom, and a jacuzzi overlooking the river. There are two more bedrooms, with twin beds and another queen bedroom. This lodge has a great location and is just a thirty-minute drive from the West Yellowstone entrance.
It perfectly balances a country escape with easy access to major towns and the national park. And if you are looking for cabins with fishing spots nearby, it really doesn’t get better than literally fishing from your doorstep. The place where a family fishing holiday can be combined with a trip to Yellowstone Park is definitely worthy of a spot on our list.
4. Pines Homes at Island Park
Pines Homes at Island Park has a stunning collection of log cabins set in Targhee National Forest. While being just a 30-minute drive from the West Yellowstone Entrance, you also have access to Island Park Reservoir and numerous nearby waterfalls. You are ideally situated to the west of Yellowstone. This cabin is perfect for those who want a diverse range of natural areas to visit.
The cabins are gorgeous, with cozy low lighting and traditional yet sleek decor. You can select from options of one, two, and three-bedroom cabins – with the three-bedroom cabin sleeping up to eight guests. Every cabin features a BBQ, and certain options have a fully furnished kitchen. Otherwise, you can head to the iconic Phillips Lodge for a catered experience, providing lunch, dinner, and a full bar.
Cabin Rentals Near The North Entrance of Yellowstone National Park
5. Modern Cabin Just One Block From Yellowstone National Park
As the saying goes, location, location, location. Location is the winning factor for this cabin, and it is situated in tiny Gardiner – surprisingly home to its own airport. Gardiner is a scenic place built on either side of the Yellowstone River. From your cabin, you will be able to drive straight across the national park boundary.
Alternatively, make the most of having hundreds of activities at your fingertips – Gardiner is known for its activity and tour operators. While quiet and still relatively sleepy, it has many restaurants and cafes, so you can eat out to save cooking. And similarly, if you’d prefer to relax as a passenger and not drive the national park, Gardiner is great for organizing tours with transport.
Inside, the property is bright and modern. The owners have invested in a contemporary aesthetic with feature walls painted distinctively orange. If you aren’t as keen on the traditional lodge aesthetic, this Yellowstone cabin is a great place to stay.
With one bedroom and one bathroom, this cabin rental is ideally suited to a couple wanting a conveniently located getaway. Guests even receive a complimentary bottle of wine on arrival – perfect for starting your stay with a romantic atmosphere.
6. A Cabin Surrounded By Mountains On An Organic Cattle Ranch
Fancy a bit more of a unique cabin experience? This cabin has the perfect location, right in the middle of a cattle ranch overlooking the Absaroka and Gallatin Mountains. Each morning you can head to your coffee maker and grab a hot drink to take outside and appreciate the views.
This cabin is a peaceful spot – ideal for guests who want to recharge and take a break from the urban world. Its cattle ranch location makes it one of our most unique lodging options. Still, it definitely has a lot to offer.
The cabin sleeps up to four guests across one bedroom and a bed sofa in the living room. However, it is best suited to two guests if you want to have enough space and enjoy the property to its fullest. The porch outside is the property’s best feature and has two deck chairs where you can sit and unwind. Those that like animal watching will adore the plethora of hiking trails on your doorstep.
Location-wise, this VRBO rental is a 40-minute drive from the north entrance and its towns. In our opinion, this is a small price to pay for the stunning views and agricultural atmosphere. After all, how often do you experience life on a cattle ranch in Montana?
7. Secluded Cabin With Huge Patio Overlooking Beat Creek
This cozy little lodge is one of the most peaceful properties in this guide. The cabin is in a huddle of three neighboring cabins at the end of a forest service dirt road. Guests are surrounded by forest wildlife and sweeping views of the Montanan countryside.
Below the cabins, there’s also a creek for fishing and paddling. If you want a romantic setting in nature, this cabin has a great location. Its forest location and quiet entrance road are standout features.
Of course, there’s the large patio as well. The private patio is the ideal place to appreciate the surrounding views. It even features a BBQ with complimentary propane. And at night, swap wildlife watching for stargazing, as this VRBO rental has almost zero nearby light pollution. In terms of amenities, the cabin provides everything from a coffee maker to essential cooking ingredients and extra treats like hot chocolate. Calm and cozy, it is a dreamy place to relax, just a short drive from Yellowstone’s north entrance.
Cabin Rentals Near The Northeast Entrance of Yellowstone National Park
8. Wolf-Themed Rustic Cabin
This cabin is basic but comfy. With just one bedroom, it’s perfect for couples or solo travelers. The cabin is within walking distance from a small nearby town and restaurant. However, it has all the facilities you need to cook up a storm, plus satellite TV and internet – so you should be pretty happy staying around the house to relax. The home is handmade and is a rustic base to enjoy during your visit to Yellowstone. We love its simplistic yet beautiful design.
Silver Gate is a tiny village with a few cafes and shopping essentials. The village is right on the national park boundary; you could practically walk into Yellowstone National Park. Silver Gate is a short drive from Cooke City, which has a bit more going on. You’ll find multiple attractions, including the Cooke City Montana Museum. This Silver Gate lodging choice is ideally situated to enjoy the best of the surrounding urban areas and its proximity to Yellowstone.
9. Yellowstone Cabin With Horse Boarding Facilities And Hot Tub
This property is a dream for anyone who loves horseback riding. And if you are lucky enough to own your own horses, your pets are welcome as guests, too – with horse boarding facilities onsite. There are tons of horseback trails along the creek and surrounding meadows. Even if you don’t want to bring a horse, this cabin rental is a prime spot for wildlife watching. You can sit on your private patio watching wild deer and bald eagles. This cabin made our list thanks to its fantastic animal opportunities, whether you want to bring your horse or spot wild animals.
This cabin sleeps up to six people across two bedrooms and a converted loft with a king bed. Its most eye-catching features are its hot tub and outdoor deck with a campfire. However, you won’t be spending much time here with all the things to do nearby. You are minutes away from the Red Lodge ski area and golf course, plus just a short drive from the main attraction – Yellowstone.
10. Historic Cabin with a Jacuzzi
If you are looking for a historic spot to base yourself in Yellowstone, this property is a great choice. It is somewhat of a micro home, with just one bedroom and one bathroom. But if you visit between May and October, you can book an adjoining bunkhouse that caters to two extra guests. With the bunkhouse as well, you have two queen beds, so it is perfect for couples holidaying together. The best features of this cabin are its jacuzzi and private decking – perfect for a quiet sunset. We love the traditional, historical aesthetic, and the extra luxuries are just the cherry on top.
The cabin has free parking, so you can easily use a car to drive to the park entrance or the nearest urban area, Roberts. Roberts has a few amenities, including a supermarket, cafes, and restaurants. Despite being located relatively remotely, this cabin lodging is handy for reaching basic comforts.
Cabin Rentals Near The East Entrance of Yellowstone National Park
11. Cozy Cabin in Private Woodland
This cabin is set in 1.5 acres of woodland and sits right next to a private creek. With mountains all around, it is a natural getaway situated in the middle of the east entrance and Cody. While there’s one main bedroom, an air mattress is available to cater to larger groups of up to four people. The cabin is traditionally decorated and features indoor and outdoor dining facilities – perfect for making the most of beautiful surroundings. And for those fancy cooking outside, there’s a propane grill. You could enjoy a barbecue outside or make your morning coffee with the coffee maker inside and head out to catch the sunrise. We love the natural setting and laid-back facilities.
Cody is a historic place to base yourself near and is excellent if you want a few urban facilities within easy distance. Cody is home to Old Trail Town and Buffalo Bill Center of the West; both are fantastic immersions into the Old West. Cody is also where most people fly into to visit Yellowstone. Yellowstone Regional Airport has regular charters to and from destinations throughout the US.
12. Studio Cabin With Stunning Mountain Views
This cabin is where to stay for stunning views. Only a mile from Shoshone National Forest, you’ll be surrounded by trees, mountain ridges, and wildlife – all viewable from your private patio. This cabin rental is a place for simple pleasures. Its old worldly chunky log exterior is a classic picture of old Western living. With one bedroom and a private bathroom, it is relatively small but definitely cozy. If you want a peaceful base, this is one of the best cabins with easy access to the east entrance of Yellowstone. The east entrance is just 25 miles away, making this a really convenient location.
We were most impressed by the property’s views and proximity to Shoshone National Forest. This lodge is well-suited to those who love all things outdoors, from hiking to fly fishing. It has a real base camp feel and is perfect for getting ‘off the grid’.
Cabin Rentals Near The South Entrance of Yellowstone National Park
13. Comfy Cabin On Horse Property
Another simplistic cabin for your list, this lodge is set amid a private equine property. You’ll be waking up and looking straight out at the goings on of a horse barn, with horses being exercised or grazing sedately at pasture.
This lodge is a fantastic option for animal lovers or those wanting a taste of ranch life. The cabin also boasts a hot tub and private patio – gorgeous at sunrise and sunset. This VRBO rental has spectacular views of the Grand Teton National Park and the surrounding countryside.
It’s worth noting that the cabin is a short distance from the main cabin, which belongs to its owners. Solo travelers wary of staying completely isolated may appreciate this, as it adds a bit of security.
14. Huge Timber-Frame Cabin With Grand Teton Views
This gorgeous cabin is stunning with a capital ‘s’. The timber frame cabin has vaulted ceilings and massive windows with views over the Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. There’s even a spotting scope to admire the scenery up close, despite being at a distance. With three king-sized bedrooms, the lodge sleeps up to six people. Each bedroom also has a private bathroom – a real added homely comfort. With three bathrooms, there’ll be no arguments about getting ready in the morning. Outside, guests have a fire pit, propane grill, jacuzzi, and a covered patio.
The design is our favorite part of this lodge. From the stone-feature fireplaces to the floor-to-ceiling windows with snow-capped mountain views, every effort has been made to make this lodge as much of an experience as possible. The location is pretty impressive, too, though, and while you are rurally set, you are just 4.5 miles from a small spot called Driggs.
Driggs has basic amenities, including a grocery store and a selection of restaurants. You are 40 miles from Grand Teton National Park and 90 miles from the Yellowstone south park entrance. It is well located if you want to spend a few days in each park.
15. Lakeside Cabin Near Mountains
Outdoor lovers looking for stays of a week or more, this cabin rental is a beautiful getaway spot. The lodge is closer to Grand Teton than Yellowstone but within an easy day trip of both. You are ideally situated to explore both national parks. If you have a longer time, it makes sense to stay between the two. And in winter, the surrounding neighborhoods come to life with snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and skiing.
The lodge sleeps up to four people across two bedrooms – one king room and one converted loft with two twin beds. There are classic features, such as a stone fireplace and exposed wooden beams. Outside, you have free parking and a covered patio. There’s also a small creek that is dreamy for fishing just minutes from your lodge.
Jackson Hole is just 20 miles away when you feel like heading back into civilization. There are plenty of things to do in Jackson for more traditional sightseeing. You can check out many art galleries, a historic town square, the National Elk Refuge, and even the Jackson Hole Rodeo. This lodge is an excellent place to dabble in culture and nature.
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Sure, we’ve already covered where to stay in Yellowstone National Park, but we hope you now see how special it is to choose one of the cabins near Yellowstone National Park.
Staying in one of these cabins offers a much more unique, immersive, and relaxing experience of Yellowstone. Whether you opt for a luxe cabin with a king bed and jacuzzi or a basic cabin and fire pit, you’ll have a wonderful time connecting with Yellowstone.
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