Yellowstone - The First National Park

Yellowstone Monument

It seems that everyone knows of Yellowstone National Park.  Even young children have heard of it.  It is truly a natural wonder that we continually work to preserve here in the USA.

Many envision gushing geysers, like Old Faithful, when they think of Yellowstone.  It is after all sitting atop an active volcano and has over 10,000 hydrothermal features.  These include not only the geysers, but also the steam vents, hot springs, and mud pots.  They are a sight to behold, so beautiful and inviting.  But don’t be fooled!  Beautiful as they can be, many features can also be harmful, so pay attention to the signs in the park.  This will protect you, as well as the fragile ecosystem that surrounds the area.

Another image we have of Yellowstone National Park is an abundance of wildlife.  Here is a place where animals, even some that are quite deadly when provoked, are free to roam.  This is a place that visitors can go to view grizzly bears, black bears, wolf, deer, moose, elk, antelope, bighorn sheep, and bison.  They can be seen from the safety of your car or perhaps, at a distance along the hiking trail.  Be safe and remember that these are wild animals and not pets in a zoo.  Visit the Lamar valley for some of the best wildlife viewing.  Remember that most of them like to come out at dusk or at dawn, but can be seen during the day too.

Did you know that Yellowstone National Park has a lake with 141 miles of shoreline?  Fishing is a favorite pastime there.  Cutthroat trout and Lake trout are in abundance.  Fishing is permitted from June 15th until early November and all cutthroat must be released.  Visitors also enjoy the lake with their kayaks, canoes, motor boats, and sail boats.

Located toward the center of the park is the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.  This is a gorgeous pink, yellow, and beige canyon, home to the Yellowstone River.  The crown of the canyon is the Lower Falls, with a drop of over 300 feet.  There are multiple viewpoints that you can get to from your car, or do a bit of hiking.  You can stop at Canyon Village visitor center to help get oriented and to learn more about the area.

From talking to one of our innkeepers, I realize that if you want to see the whole park, your need 3 days.  Actually, he recommends 4, so that you can also experience the Beartooth Highway.  If you haven’t allotted that many days, make sure to talk to the innkeeper at your B&B to find out how you can make the most of your time in the park, and see what interests you the most.

We have several Bed and Breakfast Inns located near the entry gates to the park.  After a full day at Yellowstone, wouldn’t it be nice get away from the crowds and come home and relax at a nice quiet inn?  Check out our listings below to see which ones are in the area.

Yellowstone Suites Bed and Breakfast

Gardiner
Yellowstone Suites
Historic home, homemade breakfasts, with a view to Yellowstone

Quaint historic inn constructed from left over stone from the Roosevelt arch.  Quick access to Yellowstone National Park north gate.  4 rooms with queen beds, free wifi, TV, and a delicious breakfast served daily.

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 0.2mi

Paradise Gateway B&B and Cabins

Emigrant
Paradise Gateway
Luxury Lodging near Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park Lodging that is open year round at the North Entrance.   A choice of a Charming and Comfortable Bed and Breakfast, or a Lodge featured on the cover of Mountain Living Magazine or/and five lovely deluxe vacation homes to claim as your home away from home.

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 9.5mi

Johnstad's B&B and Log Cabin

Emigrant
Johnstad's
eat, fish, sleep, breathe: life’s better in Paradise

The B&B offers 3 spacious rooms with views of mountai peaks and the Beartooth-Absakora wilderness.  Private bathrooms, first level entry, fireplace, microwave, and refigerator.  Access to hiking, hot springs, fishing, and the north enterance to Yellowstone National Park.

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 10mi

A Stone's Throw Bed & Breakfast

Livingston
A Stone's Throw
Adult Relaxation with Contemporary Craftsman Lodging

Comfort and tranquility are yours within our custom home designed specifically with your needs in mind.  Within our home, you have multiple social rooms at your disposal to read a book, unwind and socialize.  Have a cup of coffee or tea, or experience the elements on the sun deck or front porch.  Feast your senses in the morning with sumptuous sights and smells from the kitchen. 

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 18.2mi

Bozeman's Lehrkind Mansion Bed and Breakfast

Bozeman
Lehrkind Mansion in Bozeman
Country living right downtown

A Victorian home, complete with period furnishings, yet complete with modern amenities.  Each room is carefully restored to bring out the history of this home.  The parlor provides space for meeting other guests, or enjoy the privacy of a sitting area in your room.  The gardens and trees will feel like the country, yet you are within walking distance to downtown Bozeman.

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 27.5mi

Voss Inn

Bozeman
Voss Inn Bozeman
Elegant yet comfortable Victorian Inn

Only 3 short blocks to Main Street Bozeman, this is the perfect place for business travelers, vactioners, and college parents alike.  After a busy day of outdoor adventures, business meetings, or college football, come home to comfortable elegance.

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 27.9mi

West Yellowstone Bed and Breakfast

West Yellowstone
West Yellowstone B&B
Your Home away from Home in West Yellowstone

The West Yellowstone Bed and Breakfast is located on Highway 20, just 4.5 miles west of the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park.  Conveniently located in the Gallatin National Forest, this quiet B&B has quaking aspens and abundant birds to start your morning and end your busy day.  Offering 3 western décor rooms with private baths and private entrances, all rooms have the comforts of home with microwave and fridge, coffee maker with coffee and tea, tiled bathrooms with special needs accessibility and handmade log furniture throughout.

Average Rate: 
$100 - $199
Distance: 35mi

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