Best Places to Stay in Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park, America’s inaugural national park, is a must-visit destination for travelers from across the globe. This renowned park is famous for its surreal geothermal wonders and rich Western history. On average, it attracts over 4 million visitors annually, providing numerous ways to soak in its beauty, whether observing wildlife along the park’s roads, embarking on wilderness hikes or seeking solitude in the natural surroundings. Accommodation choices within and near the park immerse guests in the enchantment of its unspoiled scenery. Although some lodgings may have a rustic charm, they position visitors close to Yellowstone’s most iconic treasures, such as Old Faithful and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. Additionally, properties outside the park’s boundaries but within the broader Yellowstone ecosystem offer amenities ranging from gourmet dining and spa treatments to guided adventures like horseback riding, whitewater rafting, and fly fishing. 

Let’s count down the five best places to stay when visiting Yellowstone!

5. Old Faithful Inn

The Old Faithful Inn is arguably the park’s most beautiful choice, with good reason. This designated historic gem, perched above the Old Faithful geyser, offers guests a journey through time. You’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in history when you stay here. Head up to the mezzanine balcony for a front-row seat to witness the geyser’s majestic eruptions. Afterward, take a moment to compose a letter to loved ones at one of the vintage writing desks, symbolizing the commitment to preserving the inn’s authentic charm throughout the establishment.

4. Canyon Lodges And Cabins

In the vicinity, you’ll find a variety of trails to explore. Options include a 4-mile round trip adventure along the Cascade Lake trail, an ascent to the Mount Washburn fire lookout, or a visit to one of the park’s favorite hikes, the Grand Canyon Rim Hike. Starting this 6-mile loop is a quick eight-minute drive from Canyon Village, where visitors can explore independently or arrange a guided hike through Yellowstone Hiking Guides.

3. The Wilson Hotel

In 2019, The Wilson Hotel made its debut, featuring 129 guest accommodations, including studios and one- and two-bedroom suites, all equipped with kitchen facilities. This high-end establishment additionally boasts a 24/7 fitness center and a heated pool and hot tub, providing stunning vistas of Lone Peak. Families will find the game room, outdoor playground, and laundry amenities particularly appealing.

2. Cargill-Earl Guesthouse

The Cargill-Earl Guesthouse offers an idyllic, secluded retreat for those seeking solitude. Nestled in the remote wilderness of Paradise Valley, this independent Airbnb accommodation is conveniently situated only 45 minutes from Yellowstone’s North Entrance. Enthusiasts of architectural design will be captivated by the contemporary styling of the two-bedroom, two-bathroom residence, skillfully maximizing its surroundings with expansive glass windows and sliding glass walls that provide breathtaking 360-degree mountain views.

1. The Hatchet Resort

Strategically positioned as a gateway to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park, the Hatchet Resort blends Western allure and a genuine Jackson Hole adventure. Just step out your door to access the region’s finest fishing, biking, hiking, horseback riding, and wildlife safaris.

Secluded yet readily accessible, the Hatchet occupies seven stunning acres of national forest land, featuring captivating views of Mount Moran to the west. It’s a coveted choice for corporate gatherings, board retreats, family reunions, and weddings from May through October. For those seeking pure relaxation, it’s an ideal setting to unwind amidst the magnificent Teton Range vistas.

What distinguishes The Hatchet Resort is undoubtedly the Whetstone Grill. Our restaurant offers an array of culinary delights, ranging from trout and premium steaks to our renowned Hatchet Burger. For a unique dining experience, consider indulging in a buffalo burger, a nutritious salad, or savory elk medallions. If you join us for breakfast, notice our towering stack of pancakes or our delectable Huckleberry French Toast. Energize your day with one of our signature breakfast burritos; they’ll keep you satisfied until dinnertime. To book the most convenient and comfortable Jackson Hole stay, don’t hesitate to contact us at 307-543-2413 or book online now!

The Hatchet Resort leaves nothing to be desired and gives you the raw experience you’d expect.