Yellowstone National Park is known for its sceneries and wildlife. Indeed, you should prepare yourself for drop-dead gorgeous views, the opportunity to view wildlife (elk, coyotes, cranes, bald eagles, bison and even grizzly bears!) up close and personal and to immerse yourself in the wonders of nature – as well as the park’s many hot springs. Yellowstone boasts of active geysers, spectacular waterfalls, rivers and mountains – the perfect playground for nature lovers and sports enthusiasts. Bring the whole family and enjoy one great and unforgettable Yellowstone National Park vacation!
There are plenty of activities that you and your family can enjoy – you can go wildlife watching, hiking, fishing, swimming and stargazing. After all, nearby Hebgen Lake in Montana is known as one of the best fishing fly-fishing grounds. During the winters, you can try cross country skiing or snowshoeing.
Once you’ve decided to visit one of the most visited national parks in the country, one of your next decisions will be your lodging in Yellowstone Park. After all, if you’re going to spend a few days in this glorious natural playground, your accommodations will be an integral part of your experience. You can rough it out and go camping in one of the designated sites. However, if you want to also have the comforts and still get that rustic atmosphere, you can opt to stay in the many cabins for rent in Yellowstone Park and nearby.
Cabins right inside Yellowstone National Park ensure that you are right where the action is. You are permitted to stay inside the park even when the public has to leave at the end of the day. However, there may be restrictions when you are staying inside the park. For instance, the cabins inside the park usually have no television or airconditioning. It also does not have internet or telephone service. Also, cabins in the park will have higher rates. You can expect to get the same kind of cabins nearby for half the price.
Here are some of the choices you can look into when considering your accommodations:
Cabins at Yellowstone Holiday: If you want to be near the national park but want more affordable and cozier accommodations with soft and comfortable beds then you can opt to rent a log cabin outside the park. Yellowstone Holiday cabins allow you to relax and rest after your Yellowstone adventures. The cabins boast of great views of the majestic mountains and they are right at the north shore of Hebgen Lake! Yellowstone Holiday’s resort center is within walking distance from boat slips, a launch ramp, paddle boats, canoes and fishing boats. You can also get your fishing license directly at the resort center. Your family will also spend enjoyable hours at the swimming beach and horseshoe area. If you are up to it, you can also play a round of tetherball or volleyball or try your hand at shoreline fishing.
Yellowstone Cabins: There are Yellowstone National park cabins for rent – these are located inside the park itself. These cabins are within walking distance of the park’s chief attractions. It also provides you with excellent opportunities to enjoy nature at its finest – breathtaking mountain top views, elks or eagles easily seen from your balcony, the cool mountain air – plus privacy for you and your family. However, you must remember to book well in advance, since Yellowstone National Park cabin rentals are usually booked and reserved for as early as six to 12 months. You should also note that a number of the cabins are not equipped with private bathrooms.
Flagg Ranch Resort: This resort is very near the south entrance of the park and sits close to the Snake River banks. The log cabin rooms have telephone service and a private bath. The resort serves meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner). However, these cabins are only available during summer months.
Faithful Street Inn: This is comprised of nine cabins for large groups – the smallest of which sleeps six guests. The cabins are equipped with kitchens, televisions and Internet. For the smaller cabins, you are required to stay for a minimum of three nights. For the larger ones, the minimum stay will be longer.
Pine Edge Cabins: The cabins are located just one mile from the parks East Gate. This is open all year round and cabins are equipped with kitchenettes and bathrooms. Kitchenettes are equipped with stove, coffee pot and refrigerator.
Have a Great Yellowstone Family Vacation! Make sure that you and your family have what you need for holidays that you will recall with fond memories for years to come. Start with getting the accommodations that is just right for you and your family’s needs.