Getting to Know West Yellowstone – a Town of Natural Wonder and Charm

West Yellowstone is a small town situated at the southwest of Montana. Despite its small size – a bit over 360 acres – the town is a tourist hot spot. Surrounded on all sides by the wild, breathtaking lands of two national areas, the Gallatin National Forest and the Yellowstone National Park, West Yellowstone is an activity wonderland offering the best of nature in all seasons.

During the long summers, activities abound. Horseback riding, hiking, scenic driving, whitewater rafting or wildlife viewing are only a few of the options available. Offering a place to center yourself and your camp during these excitable months, Yellowstone Holiday has some of the coziest West Yellowstone cabins. Facing the serene waters of Hebgen Lake, the rustic cabins provide a camping experience with all the basic comforts you need for every member of your family during your stay. Boating at Hebgen Lake is a popular activity as well and Yellowstone Holiday’s marina offers rentals for your convenience.

West Yellowstone’s autumn is majestic and noted for its rich foliage painted against vibrant green forests. Its winter is a time of stark contrasts and wonderment, of snow-white slopes and steamy geysers, and romantic snowcoach tours. Snowmobilers and cross-country skiers also come out at this time to explore the unending paradise of the wild public lands.

Spring is a time for new life – flowers are blooming, fields become fresh green, trout are biting, and fishermen get ready for a season of great angling. Fishing at Hebgen Lake, is in fact a prime activity. The lake is filled with rainbow and brown trout measuring whopping sizes close to 18 inches.

Throughout the year, there are some charming activities that go on in the town, and if you are making your Yellowstone Holiday visit during one of these, you should make every effort to attend. In the summer months, the town hosts July 4th Celebrating America with a barbeque benefit for the local fire department, a parade, music and fireworks. Shakespeare in the Park is a must for any theater buff that wants to have a good old time with the local community. Other festivals and events abound, featuring historical demonstrations (of making butter, leather working, and spinning wool, and more), and performances of Cowboy Poetry, and storytelling. There’s also rodeo and square dancing!

For such a tiny town, West Yellowstone is really packed with the largeness of life’s beauty, and Yellowstone Holiday is the perfect center to experience it all. Your next Yellowstone vacation will be so memorable you will likely make the trip here a regular pilgrimage, and we will be happy to see you each time you come.

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