List of the Best Yellowstone Winter Lodging

You’ll find all types of Yellowstone winter lodging options to choose from in the park, as well as in the towns near the park entrances. Whether you’re seeking rustic cabins or luxurious hotel rooms, Yellowstone provides a variety of winter lodging options to suit every taste.

Use this Yellowstone National Park travel guide to plan an unforgettable winter experience at Yellowstone!

Yellowstone National Park winter lodging

Finding a place to stay is one of the first things you need to decide when planning a winter vacation to Yellowstone. Winter accommodations in Yellowstone are a magical experience, offering visitors a chance to enjoy the park’s stunning snow-blanketed landscape in comfort.

Visiting Yellowstone in the winter is a magical experience, but it’s crucial to be prepared for the unique challenges that the season brings. Packing for a winter vacation in Yellowstone National Park requires some careful planning.

Use our winter Yellowstone packing list to make sure you’re prepared for the extreme cold and snowy conditions. Grab a free copy by clicking the graphic below!

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bison at Yellowstone in the winter
Bison at Yellowstone in the winter

Visiting Yellowstone in the Winter

The top reason to plan a Yellowstone winter vacation: it’s a destination like no other to experience steaming geysers amid a snowy landscape.

All roads except from the north entrance in Gardiner to the northeast entrance in Cooke City are closed. Be sure to read the fall and winter Yellowstone road closure dates for the most updated year-to-year information.

You can access the park from West Yellowstone and the south entrance near Grand Teton by snow coach tours, snowshoeing, cross country skiing or snowmobile tours (more info about non-commercial snowmobile access).

Check out what it’s like to visit during these winter months and the fun Yellowstone winter activities you can do:

You’ll find a variety of Yellowstone National Park winter tours. Many of the tours will provide hotel pick up and drop-off. Most Yellowstone winter tours do NOT include gratuity for the guide.

Yellowstone National Park may require all guests to pay the entrance fee or show your National Park pass.

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Old Faithful Snow Lodge in the winter

Yellowstone Winter Lodging Inside the Park

If you’re looking for an intimate winter experience, check out the two Yellowstone lodges that are open in the winter.

Old Faithful Snow Lodge

All rooms include heat, alarm clock, hair dryer, safe, and fan. There is no TV or radio and neither pets nor cooking are allowed. All upper-floor rooms are accessible by elevator. All rooms and cabins are non-smoking/non-vaping.

The deluxe rooms feature 1 King bed or 2 Queen beds and full bathroom. The Western Cabins feature 2 Queen beds and full bathroom. The Frontier Cabins feature 2 Double (full size) beds and a bathroom with shower only.

Enjoy the lobby area fireplace, unfinished puzzles, and ample space for board games. Access ski and snowshoe trails or skate on the outdoor rink with free skate rentals!

IMPORTANT: In winter, over-snow transportation is required to reach the Old Faithful Snow Lodge! You’ll need to make arrangements for your snowcoach winter transportation to the hotel. Seating may be limited. Pets (with the exception of service dogs) are not allowed on snowcoaches due to federal law.

Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel and Cabins

All rooms include heat, alarm clock, hair dryer, safe, and fan. There is no TV (except the Suites) or radio and neither pets nor cooking are allowed. All upper-floor rooms are accessible by elevator. All rooms and cabins are non-smoking/non-vaping.

The Suites feature 2 Queen beds in the bedroom, separate sitting room, full bathroom, safe, refrigerator stocked with complimentary soft drinks and snacks, coffee maker, and telephone. Mammoth Hotel suites are the only in-park rooms with satellite television.

The deluxe rooms feature 1 King bed, 1 Queen bed, or 2 Queens, full bathroom or bathroom with shower only, safe, mini-refrigerator, and coffee maker.

The hot tub cabins are located behind the hotel and feature 1 Queen bed, bathroom with shower only, coffee maker, telephone, and hot tub located in an enclosed patio.

Roosevelt Arch at Yellowstone in the Winter
Roosevelt Arch in Gardiner, Montana

Yellowstone Winter Lodging Outside the Park

Here’s a list of places to stay at Yellowstone National Park in the winter near the park.

West Yellowstone Lodging in the Winter

Holiday Inn, West Yellowstone – Each room includes satellite TV, a microwave, refrigerator, and coffee maker. Other amenities include an indoor pool, hot tub, and on-site gym.

ClubHouse Inn, West Yellowstone – Room amenities include a flat-screen TV, refrigerator, microwave, and coffee machine. An indoor pool and hot tub, free WiFi, and complimentary breakfast are featured at this hotel.

Kelly Inn, West Yellowstone – The guest rooms include a satellite flat-screen TV, a microwave and a refrigerator. An indoor pool and hot tub, free WiFi, and complimentary breakfast are included.

CHECK OUT more West Yellowstone hotels!

Gardiner Winter Lodging

Yellowstone Gateway Inn, Gardiner – Upscale apartment-style suites, like a vacation rental without the cleaning fee! We love the fully equipped kitchens with dining table, living room area, separate bedroom(s) and full bathroom with tub/shower. Free Wi-Fi, satellite TV, and Blu-ray/DVD players.

Park Hotel Yellowstone, Gardiner – Guest rooms with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV, and a coffee maker. Charming place to stay and loved by guests!

Absaroka Lodge, Gardiner – Each room includes free Wi-Fi, a microwave, a refrigerator and a coffee machine. Beautiful location with river views!

CHECK OUT more Gardiner hotels!

Cooke City or Silver Gate Lodging in the Winter

High Country Motel and Cabins – Local owners who love what they do, and make you feel so welcome!

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Yellowstone Vacation Planning Guide

Plan your dream vacation to Yellowstone! Click the graphic below to get your Yellowstone planner includes a 4-day itinerary of things to see, do, and photograph in all the regions around the park!

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