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Our Favorite Yellowstone Park Area Businesses

 Our Favorite Yellowstone Park
Area Businesses

As you plan your Yellowstone Park vacation, we strongly recommend that you utilize
the following outstanding businesses to help make your trip 
the best vacation you've ever experienced!

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Our Favorite Vacation Planners
Wild West Vacations & Travel                                                                                    888-237-9378

We are a small family owned company, with over a decade of experience in the travel planning business. Our mission at Wild West Vacations and Travel is to provide our clients with the highest level of service possible. We will strive to create positive lifelong memories that reflect and maintain the beauty of our favorite parts of this country, while making every effort to limit the costs and stress to our clients. We have a strong understanding of the stress involved in travel plans and from our experiences we have created a stress-free way of sending you throughout the Wild West.  Whether it be panning for gold in a stream bed, getting up close and personal with the rocky mountains on a trail ride, or enjoying an authentic chuck wagon cookout, Wild West Vacations and Travel vacations offer a step back in time and a glimpse of pure untamed natural beauty. If you want to dig in the dust for dinosaur bones, get soaked on a white water trip or simply relax on the front porch of a secluded log cabin, our one-on-one personalization allows us to customize vacations to your tastes.  What we have seen and grown to love in our part of the country is what we want to share with you. Our deep passion and joy of travel is reflected in our profound knowledge of all destinations, professional and friendly service, distinctive accommodations, new and exciting adventures, attention to detail, and in-depth trip planning.  888-237-9378


Our Favorite Bed and Breakfast
K3 Guest Ranch Bed & Breakfast                                                                              888-587-2080

Welcome to the K3 Guest Ranch Bed & Breakfast! Located only 10 minutes from downtown Cody, Wyoming, we offer our guests a unique and affordably priced alternative to the typical Cody lodging options. The K3 Guest Ranch Bed & Breakfast is located on land that was once an authentic working cattle ranch and we keep the flavor of the Old West alive and well for you to experience and enjoy.  All our rooms have a unique Western theme, such as our Chuck Wagon Room, Family Sheepherders Wagon and Tent, The Teton Room and The Glamour Tent. Each morning starts with a hardy western breakfast that's cooked over an open campfire and served on our spacious garden patio. As you enjoy your breakfast, your eyes can feast upon the beauty of the surrounding mountains and wide-open spaces. The fun begins after breakfast, where you can choose a guided tour to see the Wild Mustangs 20 miles East of Cody which includes a picnic lunch and hay ride and trick horses.  Another fun activity on the K3 is shooting old style Cowboy guns just like the Cowboys shot in the early days.  If you want to see Yellowstone the easy way let us have a tour guide do the driving for you so you will be able to enjoy all the attractions. The Chief Joseph Scenic Byway into Yellowstone National Park is a spectacular drive.  Visit Cody and the Buffalo Bill Center of the West with their 5 museums. K3 is owned by Wyoming natives Jerry and Bette Kinkade, their utmost priority is making sure you have an incredibly fun and memorable stay at the K3 Guest Ranch.. Past guest claim it has been the top highlight of their vacation! And by the way, Jerry is also the Head Wrangler and has two trick horses (Stormy and Zip)and our baby miniature Mule named “Cupcake” who love to perform for K3 Ranch guests! The Old West is here waiting for you, so give Jerry a call at 888-587-2080 and book your reservations today.   888-587-2080



Our Favorite River Rafting Company
Paradise Adventure Company                                                                                   888-722-6505

Come join us for a thrilling whitewater adventure or beautiful scenic float on the legendary Yellowstone River!  Paradise Adventure Company is headquartered in the gateway town of Gardiner Montana at the North Entrance of Yellowstone National Park, and we guide river rafting enthusiasts through the fabled Yankee Jim Canyon for a whitewater adventure of a lifetime, as well as gorgeous scenic floats through the world famous Paradise Valley where the fabled Yellowstone River meanders through one of the most beautiful valleys in America.  Our scenic floats depart at the historic Chico Hot Springs in the heart of Paradise Valley. Our river guides are the best in the industry, and will not only assure you a safe and spectacular river float, but they are passionate about making your river float the best river experience you've ever had in your life! Owned and operated by Patrik and Sarah Ondrus,   Paradise Adventure Company is a 2014 Certificate of Excellence winner by Trip Advisor, and they are committed to making your whitewater or scenic float on the Yellowstone River the highlight of your Yellowstone National Park vacation. Click the link below to visit our website, and then book your Yellowstone River adventure today. Please join us for a day on the river you and your family will never forget!  888-722-6505



Our Favorite Hotel
Yellowstone Super 8 Hotel                                                                                         406-848-7401

Life's Great at the Yellowstone Super 8 in Gardiner Montana.  Located at the popular North Entrance of Yellowstone National Park, the Yellowstone Super 8 is the perfect base camp for exploring the historic, natural and geologic marvels of Yellowstone National Park, as well as the surrounding areas such as Teton National Park and the local mountain ranges including the Beartooths, Gallatins and Absarokas.  There is even a nearby hot springs for our guests to enjoy in the legendary Paradise Valley, and there are literally hundreds of hiking trails available for the outdoor enthusiasts in the group.   Our accommodations include 66 sparkling clean, comfortable nonsmoking rooms, with many providing an incredible view of the Gallatin Mountain Range, including the towering Electric Peak. There are also adjoining rooms, rooms with special features for physically challenged, color satellite television, free high speed wifi, and a large suite with a full kitchen and three queen beds.  Our Yellowstone Super 8 Hotel in Gardiner Montana is pet friendly has a heated pool and 24 hour front desk service.  Located in the heart of Yellowstone Country at one of the most popular entrances to Yellowstone National Park, the Yellowstone Super 8 in Gardiner Montana is the perfect choice for your Yellowstone Park vacation.  For a Special Discount Call 406-848-7401.




Our Favorite Campgrounds
(West Yellowstone)
Madison Arm Resort Campground                                                                            406-646-9328


Located on the shores of the legendary Hebgen Lake near West Yellowstone Montana, Madison Arm Resort Campground is the perfect Montana vacation headquarters for you and your family.   Only minutes away from the West Entrance of Yellowstone National Park, the Madison Arm Resort is also the perfect headquarters for your Yellowstone Park adventures.  Gorgeous pine trees will surround you as you look upon the amazing Hebgen Lake, which is teeming with trout.  Our marina facilities include boat and motor rentals, kayaks, canoes, docking, launch ramp and fuel. Our campground has complete RV hook-ups with 30 and 20 amp connections, as well as water and sewer hookups.  There are also some pull-through RV sites for larger RVs.  Most of our tents are located on the water front, with a picnic table and firepit provided.  All of our guests enjoy clean modern restroom facilities and hot showers at no additional charge, and WiFi is also available. We also have an on-site convenience store that has groceries, RV and camping supplies, mail drop off, firewood, souvenirs, gifts and propane.... all at very affordable prices.  At Madison Arm Resort, you and your family can experience the Great Montana Outdoors in one of the best "playgrounds" in the west.  So for the Montana vacation of a lifetime in some of the most beautiful country in the west, and just minutes away from Yellowstone National Park, the Madison Arm Resort is your perfect vacation getaway.  Come join us! 406-646-9328


(Cody)
Cody Wyoming Trout Ranch                                                                                        307-578-6757

If you're searching for a high quality RV Park and Tipi Camping/Glamping opportunity in the Cody Area, then the Cody Wyoming Trout Ranch is exactly what you're looking for.  Located only five miles from Cody (toward Powell on US Highway 14A) on 25 acres along the Shoshone River, we provide 38 large RV sites (30' x 60') with fire pits, picnic tables, full hook-ups that are close to our laundry facilities and impeccably clean bath/shower facilities.  We also offer 10 fully furnished Tipi rentals along the banks of the Shoshone River, each having a spacious diameter of 20 feet.  These upscale camping facilities are part of one of the fastest growing trends in the West, which is called "glamping". Glamping is actually short for "glamour camping", where visitors get to enjoy spending the night in the great outdoors without having to rough it!  Each fully furnished Tipi has campfire pits, cooking grates and picnic tables.   And since our campground and Tipi rentals are located at a trout hatchery, we offer our RV/Tipi guests the opportunity to fish on our Catch-Out trout ponds.  No license is required, and you are guaranteed to catch a fish!  And don't forget you're only an hour away from Yellowstone National Park.  The Cody Wyoming Trout Ranch RV Park and Tipi Camp is pet friendly, and we're open from April through September.  So whether you're planning on spending only a few days in the area, or a few weeks, we'll definitely make your stay with us a memorable one.  307-578-6757


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Our Favorite Guest Ranch
Elephant Head Lodge                                                                                                     307-587-3980

Elephant Head Lodge is your family's vacation home near Yellowstone Park!  This charming log cabin mountain resort was started in 1910, and is AAA Double Diamond approved.  Built by Buffalo Bill's niece, the lodge and most of our cabins are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Located just 11.7 miles east of Yellowstone National Park and 40 miles west of Cody Wyoming in the Shoshone National Forest, our central location is an ideal base for touring Yellowstone National Park, Cody Wyoming and the Shoshone National Forest. And if you're looking for peace and quiet, the Elephant Head Lodge is the perfect mountain retreat to get away from it all. This historic lodge is owned and operated by a 4th generation Wyoming native with a ranch family background, and whose charming guest ranch is a wonderful place to relax, fish, view wildlife, hike, and take beautiful scenic horseback rides.  Nestled in some of the most beautiful landscape in the west, the Elephant Head Lodge offers the ultimate western vacation, with campfires, western music, and story telling. And even though these historic cabins were built in 1910, we've modernized them to include their own bathrooms and some kitchenettes. However, we were very careful to retain their original western charm. The Historic Elephant Head Lodge is the perfect place to enjoy your western vacation.  The charm, the scenic beauty, the experienced owner and staff, the central location, and the great food all make Elephant Head Lodge the best choice.  So come join us at our AAA Double Diamond approved Elephant Head Lodge for the western vacation of a lifetime!  307-587-3980




Our Favorite Resort
Sawtelle Mountain Resort                                                                                                208-558-9366

Welcome to Sawtelle Mountain Resort! Our Island Park Idaho Resort is centrally located near tons of outdoor activities, and has a spectacular view of the Sawtelle and Jefferson Mountains, just 5 minutes away. We are also just 20 minutes from West Yellowstone Montana, Yellowstone National Park, and right down the road from Idaho's Henry's Lake and Island Park Reservoir. If you enjoy fishing, hiking, snowmobiling, four-wheeling, boating, mountain biking, or just exploring the outdoors - Sawtelle Mountain Resort is the perfect place for you. Our property has a number of facilities to meet all of your lodging needs including a 36 room hotel, 55 RV spots, newly built cabins, tent sites, indoor swimming pool, hot tubs, and bunk house rooms. Our Island Park hotel's 36 spacious, cozy hotel rooms will make you feel comfortable and at ease. Our beautiful Sawtelle Cabins are very spacious and look similar to a condo with an upstairs, downstairs, and a loft. Each cabin has a private hot tub to relax in after a long day. Our cabins each sleep 6 people, but 3 cabins can adjoin to sleep 18 people for large families and group events. In addition to the hotel and cabins, Sawtelle Mountain Resort has some of the best Island Park camping. We offer a beautiful campground with amazing Island Park RV spots and tent sites. Our Island Park campground is deep in the woods with a lot of privacy. The RV Park has 65 RV sites with 20/30/50 AMP service, full hookups, and plenty of room for big rigs, pull-outs, and extra vehicles. And our campground is the only campground that has an indoor swimming pool in Island Park! While staying with us, we'll meet your needs and make your stay extremely enjoyable. Stay with us and enjoy our pool, indoor and outdoor guest hot tubs, horseshoe pits, pavilion, and volleyball net. Make Sawtelle Mountain Resort your choice of Island Park resorts.  208-558-9366




Our Favorite Wildlife Tour Company
Yellowstone Tour Guides                                                                                              888-439-2260

Yellowstone Tour Guides is committed to providing the highest quality adventures and safaris in Yellowstone Park and Grand Teton National Park. Based out of West Yellowstone and Big Sky Montana, our absolute priority is to make sure that you and your family take home memories that will last a lifetime.  At Yellowstone Tour Guides, our expertise sets us apart from the other tour companies.  Our knowledgeable guides have a deep understanding of the wildlife and their habitat, which greatly enhances the likelihood of seeing animals! Our guides also feel that it's important to learn about Yellowstone National Park as a whole, which includes not only wildlife, but also geology, the hot spring biology, forest ecology and history.  Every single one of our experienced guides are completely fascinated by these parks, and are always striving to continue their education to further enhance your adventure with us.  Our summer adventures include our Lower Loop Adventure, Upper Loop Adventure, Grand Loop Adventure, Grand Teton National Park Adventure, and the Beartooth Highway & Wildlife Safari.  All of these exciting adventures are full day trips, and all of these options are available to private groups.  Our winter adventures include the Old Faithful Snow Coach Adventure, and the Winter Wildlife Adventure (which includes the fabled Lamar Valley). We also offer incredible multi-day packages. Our respect and admiration, as well as our complete fascination with these great parks shine through in everything we do.  Click the link below to learn all the details. At Yellowstone Tour Guides, we are committed to making your adventure with us the highlight of your Yellowstone Park and Grand Teton Park vacation.  888-439-2260




Our Favorite Guided Horseback Rides
Yellowstone Horses                                                                                                          208-558-7077

Welcome to Yellowstone Horses at the Eagle Ridge Ranch!  During your Yellowstone Park vacation, add a little excitement by enjoying a day of quality horseback riding with your family. Conveniently located near the West Entrance of Yellowstone National Park, Eagle Ridge Ranch is nestled about 10 minutes south of the Mack's Inn Area on Old Shotgun Road.  Privately owned, the Eagle Ridge Ranch has provided outstanding horseback riding with the renowned Yellowstone Horses through pristine mountains for over 20 years.  And not only will you be riding some of the best horses in the entire Yellowstone Area, our rates are also the best in the Yellowstone Area!  At Yellowstone Horses we have horseback rides for everyone including young children, folks who have never ridden before, and for those who are experienced horse owners themselves.  And by the way, there are no age or weight restrictions! At no additional charge you can also fish, paddle boat and swim in a lake and pond right on the ranch... and we'll provide the canoes, fishing poles, rope swing, paddle boats and trampoline. In addition to enjoying incredible scenery and abundant wildlife, your will also thoroughly enjoy our entertaining, friendly and experienced guides along with our well-trained, trusted horses. They will ensure that you and your family have a terrific day... And always know that we make your safety and satisfaction our number one priority.  We take great pride in our privately owned Yellowstone Horses at Eagle Ridge Ranch, and we'll do everything in our power to make your horseback riding experience with us one to remember and cherish for the rest of your lives.  Give us a call or visit our website to book your Yellowstone Horses horseback ride today!  208-558-7077




Our Favorite Fly Fishing Guides
Missouri Riverside Outfitters & Lodge                                                                            406-468-9385

Welcome to the Missouri Riverside Outfitters & Lodge!  Established in 1990 and regarded as one of the top fishing lodges in North America, Missouri Riverside Outfitters & Lodge is nestled along the banks of one of the top fisheries on the planet and is surrounded by some of the most scenic landscape in the Northern Rockies. Located between Great Falls and Helena, Montana on a gorgeous 30 acre parcel, our renowned lodge provides easy access to world-class fishing opportunities on a legendary stretch of the Missouri River and its tributaries.  Our fishing opportunities on the Missouri River tailwater runs from mid-March till mid-November below Holter Dam. Medium-sized rivers, private waters and a great spring creek add versatility and variety to your angling adventure.  Missouri Riverside Lodge provides you with maximum comfort... having six spacious guest rooms with two full beds, large private baths, stunning solid oak furnishings, refrigerators, satellite TV, and ample areas for hanging your fishing equipment.  A short hallway connects our fly shop with the main lodge, where our delicious meals are served... with comfortable furniture, large window wall and a welcoming bar as the social center.  Interesting and savory Montana cuisine is served in the morning and evening with times set to maximize the best fishing times and hatches. The spacious covered patio adorned with log furniture is our guests' favorite place to enjoy their meals... and of course to tell a few fish stories too!  Getting to the Missouri Riverside Lodge is very simple and easy as Delta, Alaska, United and Northwest Airlines serve Great Falls and Helena, which are both only about 35 minutes away from our front door.  At Missouri Riverside Outfitters and Lodge you will find everything you've always dreamed about in a Montana fly fishing adventure. And once you hear your reel sing when you set your hook on a strong, wild Missouri River rainbow trout, you'll be "hooked", making you want to come back again and again.  So give us a call or send an e-mail and make your fly fishing dreams a reality.  406-468-9385 / mobows@mcn.net


North Fork Anglers                                                                                                           307-527-7274 

Featured on ESPN, TNN Outdoor, and many other popular fly fishing TV shows, North Fork Anglers is known nationwide for having the most experienced and courteous fly fishing guides and fly shop staff in the Rockies.  Headquartered in Cody Wyoming, North Fork Anglers provide its fly fishers the best fly fishing guide service in the region, as well as the absolute latest information on water conditions, hatches and equipment before they head to the legendary waters of Yellowstone Park and Wyoming.  Tim Wade, outfitter and owner of North Fork Anglers, has been guiding, assisting and instructing fly fishers in the Cody Wyoming and Yellowstone Park region for over 25 years.  And not only is Tim and his staff extremely knowledgeable about the fabled waters of the Shoshone River, Yellowstone River and Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River, but also many of the other amazing waters of Wyoming such as the Snake River of Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole Area, the North  Platte River and Green River.  Some of the finest trout fishing in the entire United States of America are located near the Cody Wyoming area.  Known as "The Golden Ring", you will find big beautiful rivers providing the best angling experiences of a lifetime.  At North Fork Anglers, you will enjoy and savor the incredible solitude, and be stunned at the abundant wildlife with our experienced guides as they place you into the perfect spot, at the right time, for the right fish. So come join us at North Fork Anglers for the fly fishing experience of a lifetime! (307) 527-7274.

 
Trout On The Fly                                                                                                                406-580-7370

Trout On The Fly provides a wide range of guided fly fishing adventures on the most legendary rivers in Montana.  From the Madison, Gallatin, Yellowstone, Missouri, Bighorn, Jefferson rivers to those of Yellowstone National Park, Trout On The Fly will have the exact adventure you've been dreaming about. Owner and licensed Montana outfitter Nate Stevane is committed to providing you with the ultimate fly fishing experience, whether you are a brand new angler or a seasoned fly fishing veteran.  Headquartered out of Butte, Montana, centrally located Trout On The Fly only works with the finest guides in Montana to ensure that you have the best fly fishing experience. And not only are these professional guides extremely knowledgeable and skilled, but they know these waters intimately, which will further ensure that your fly fishing adventure is one that far exceeds your expectations.  Owner Nate Stevane has deep Montana roots, as his great great grandfather was a cook on a late 1800s cattle drive to the area, and his family has lived in Montana ever since.  With this history comes a wealth of knowledge of the great rivers of Montana.  So for your Montana fly fishing adventure of a lifetime, let Trout On The Fly lead you to the fish, and to an experience you will remember and cherish for forever!  For all the details, please click the link below.   406-580-7370

Our Favorite Dinosaur Center
Wyoming Dinosaur Center & Dig Sites                                                                              800-455-3466

The Wyoming Dinosaur Center, labeled the 6th best dinosaur museum in the world by CNN.com ,is located in the picturesque town of Thermopolis, Wyoming. This museum has over 30 mounted skeletons on display and hundreds of displays and dioramas. See our newly mounted all real bone Camarasaurus. This giant plant eater was found right here in Thermopolis. See "Stan" the T-Rex, "Jimbo" the giantSupersaurus and see "Mary" the Albertaceratops just to name a few. Also new to the gallery is a feature wall representing the newest and greatest finds from the dig sites. The Wyoming Dinosaur Center offers many programs to suit the dinosaur enthusiast. The Dig for a Day program is a one day program starting at 8am and finishing at 5pm. We provide the tools for digging, transportation to and from the siite and your lunch for the day. Feel what it's like to discover your first dinosaur tooth or bone. It's a thrill you'll never forget. The Shovel Ready program is for those on a tighter schedule. This program runs daily from 1pm to 4pm. Also offered are hourly dig site tours that take visitors to an Allosaur feeding site. Make us a stop on your way to or from Yellowstone. This is one adventure you'll never forget! The Wyoming Dinosaur Center 110 Carter Ranch Road - Thermopolis, WY 82443 - Ph: 800-455-3466 - wyodino.org.



Our Favorite Cabin Rentals
The Pines at Island Park                                                                                                       208-558-0192

The Pines at Island Park is the perfect lodging option for vacationers looking for a quiet getaway and adventure near Yellowstone National Park.  Our cabin resort provides secluded luxurious log cabin rentals nestled in the Targhee National Park near Island Park Idaho.  As our guest, you will enjoy all the modern conveniences a cabin resort could offer, including the Historic Phillips Lodge, The Lodgepole Grill (our onsite restaurant with full bar service) and of course our charming cabin rentals. The location of The Pines at Island Park is perfect for visitors wishing to explore Yellowstone Park and the Island Park Area, as we are only minutes away from the West Entrance to Yellowstone Park at West Yellowstone Montana, Harriman State Park, Henry's Fork River, Mesa Falls and Henry's Lake. The surrounding area offers seemingly unlimited outdoor recreational opportunities such as blue ribbon fly fishing, lake fishing, snowmobiling, boating, hunting, horseback riding, river floating, golfing and much more. Our luxurious cabins range from one bedroom to three bedrooms, each of them loaded with all the comforts of home and much more.  Our goal at The Pines at Island Park is to provide every single guest access to superb service, clean and comfortable lodging and a huge array of outdoor activities. Our friendly staff is committed to this goal, and they will make you feel right at home. Come stay with us at "The Gateway To Yellowstone National Park", as we will do everything possible to make sure your Yellowstone Park Vacation is the most enjoyable trip you've ever experienced!  Give us a call at 208-558-0192 or visit our website at www.pinesislandpark.com to reserve your cabin today.    208-558-0192



Electric Peak Cabin                                                                                                                888-640-7927

 Welcome to the charming Electric Peak Cabin, located just above the historic Roosevelt Arch near the North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park. Unlike any other vacation rental in the Gardiner Montana Area due to it’s amazing location and wonderful amenities, our two bedroom, one bathroom cabin sleeps 5 to 8 guests comfortably and is only 5 minutes from one of the most popular entrances to Yellowstone Park. Resting on 26 acres of private property below the iconic Electric Peak of the Madison Range with the Yellowstone River nearby, the log-framed Electric Peak Cabin is placed in the perfect spot for Yellowstone vacationers, providing great views and easy access to the world famous Lamar Valley (known as “America’s Serengeti”) where bison, grizzly bears, wolves, elk, bighorns and deer thrive and create some of the best wildlife viewing on earth. This amazing area also provides some of the best trout fishing found anywhere in the world. Nestled at the end of an easily accessed well-maintained 300 yard private drive, our cabin’s setting provides you with total solitude and yet you’re only minutes away from the fun entrance town of Gardiner, Montana with its wonderful restaurants and shopping. Our cabin’s enormous windows offer a stunning view of Electric Peak and where wildlife such as deer, elk, antelope, bighorn sheep and bison are commonly found grazing in the open fields right next to the cabin!  You’ll love our kitchen, covered deck, hard wood floors and modern amenities, as well as the rustic charm the Electric Peak Cabin provides you. Give us a call today and make Electric Peak Cabin your headquarters during your Yellowstone Park vacation, where the views are stunning, the wildlife is abound and the location is perfect! 888-640-7927



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