The Best Places To Stay In Yellowstone National Park
BY: Annie Fast |
MARCH 31, 2023
Yellowstone National Park, the United States’ original national park, is a bucket list trip for visitors from around the world due to its otherworldly geothermal features and western lore. Over 4 million people on average visit the park each year, and there are many ways to experience it, from wildlife spotting on the road to hiking through the wilderness and finding solitude in nature.
Lodging options in and near the park immerse guests in the magic of its pristine landscape. While at times rustic, park hotels place guests next to the national park’s greatest treasures, like Old Faithful and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Properties just outside the park—still within the greater Yellowstone ecosystem—offer additional amenities, from gourmet dining and spa treatments to guided experiences like horseback riding, whitewater rafting and fly-fishing.
Visitors can access the park by flying into Yellowstone International Airport in Bozeman, which is an hour and a half drive from the North entrance. Here are the best places to stay in Yellowstone near the popular North, West and quieter Northeast entrances.]
Best Luxury Hotel in Yellowstone National Park: Montage Big Sky
Who Will Love It: Luxury vacationers; golfers; spa seekers, skiers and snowboarders
All-Star Amenities: 10,000-square-foot Spa Montage; private Tom Weiskopf Signature Golf Course; bowling alley, ski-in, ski-out resort access; Kids Paintbox Program
What Not To Miss: The slate of daily events from culinary to live entertainment; creating a bespoke hat at Montana Territory Hat Co.; curated local art throughout the interior
Location: Big Sky, Montana
When the Montage debuted in 2021, it marked a new high point in luxury Montana lodging. The expansive half-a-million-square-foot ultra-luxury resort is on the slopes of Big Sky Resort just an hour from the park’s West Entrance. The hotel has 100 guest rooms and suites and 39 residences featuring modern wood and stone décor and all the luxe amenities travelers could wish for. The hotel’s seven restaurants range from casual fare to exceptional cuisine with open spaces for taking afternoon tea or sipping craft cocktails with a view.
Beyond local guided hikes and outdoor activities, the resort also offers private guided Yellowstone safari tours coordinated through the concierge. Additional Montage Hotel experiences include the private 18-hole Tom Weiskopf golf course, indoor and outdoor pools, a bowling alley and in the wintertime, ski-in/ski-out access. Families will appreciate the hotel’s signature Paintbox program with outdoor and indoor crafts and games for kiddos. The 10,000-square-foot Spa Montage and fitness center stands alone in the region and hels travels adjust to the arid mountain West. The treatment menu includes a variety of massages, facials and Performance Recovery treatments geared towards strenuous outdoor activities and High-Altitude Acclimation.
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