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5 reasons to plan a west yellowstone getaway

There are few things that can fill your cup, energize your spirit, and bring more laughs than a getaway. West Yellowstone, Montana, offers a unique winter location for both fun and relaxation. Check out five reasons why you should start planning your West Yellowstone getaway.

Days Filled with Action

With over 150 inches of annual snowfall and nearly as many days of sunshine, West Yellowstone, Montana, has earned its place on the list of “11 Coolest Winter Places in America” (Budget Travel) and as one of the “Top 10 Winter Towns” (National Geographic Traveler). It also has been voted as one of the top snowmobile destinations with over 400 miles of groomed trails to explore.  Snowmobile rentals are available at many local businesses with national forest guide services available. Winter adventures like cross country skiing and snowcoach tours through Yellowstone National Park mean there’s an activity for any age and experience level.

Evenings Filled with Relaxation

After the day’s activities, imagine peaceful snow falling, cozy sweaters, and your drink of choice in front of the fireplace as you reminisce with your friends. West Yellowstone offers accommodations to suit any style, including cabins with plenty of authentic western charm.

Yellowstone National Park Out Your Front Door

Experience a side of Yellowstone National Park that most people don’t ever get to see. With the entrance right in town, you can witness the park’s icons such as geothermal features that include hot springs, mud pots, geysers such as Old Faithful, and wildlife like bison, elk, and wolves, all with the beauty of a blanket of soft snow. Plus, fewer crowds means space for your group to enjoy the sites!

Great Eats, Drinks, and Time to Catch Up

West Yellowstone offers a variety of dining options to suit any taste. From casual to formal, our restaurants feature regional specialties like trout, elk, bison, and huckleberry treats! And, let’s not forget lodges and bars where you can enjoy a glass of wine, signature cocktails, or local brews over great conversation.

Memorable Attractions and Shopping

As if the natural surroundings and winter activities aren’t enough to fill your days, West Yellowstone is also home to a quaint downtown with unique stores, galleries, and speciality shops. Plus, we boast attractions like the Yellowstone Giant Screen and the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center, an animal sanctuary with live grizzly bears, wolves, and raptors.

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With multiple direct flights into Bozeman, Montana, getting here is quick, easy, and affordable! The Bozeman Airport is 90 miles from West Yellowstone – click here to discover flight options.

Idaho Falls, Idaho, is only 110 miles from West Yellowstone and also offers multiple flight options. Click here to find flights.


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