Although there is no Airbnb in Yellowstone National Park, there are plenty to be found near the west gate in West Yellowstone and just outside the north gate around Gardener. We have reviewed all of the listings and hand-selected a range to suit a variety of budgets and needs.
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Our Pick for the Best Airbnb Near Yellowstone National Park
Our number one recommendation for an Airbnb near Yellowstone National Park is Lionhead and Lake, with sociable living areas, a stunning setting and lots of space.
Why is Lionhead and Lake the best Airbnb near Yellowstone National Park?
Lionhead and Lake is our top pick because of its outdoor setting as well as the stylish, comfortable accommodation within. It offers mountain views, and lies close to a lake for fishing as well as walking trails.
Inside, modern luxuries abound, so you can enjoy a BBQ on the deck before loading the dishwasher. Guests can then settle down on the cozy sofas to watch a movie or sip cocktails on the covered porch as the sun goes down.
Best Airbnbs Near Yellowstone National Park Comparison Guide
These quick reference tables are here to help you decide between different Airbnb Yellowstone Montana options.
Airbnbs vary in terms of their type, price and guest ratings. To make it easier to decide between Airbnbs, the following table lists each place’s key features, so you can see at a glance the main benefits of each.
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A quick overview of the best Airbnb near Yellowstone National Park options
When choosing the best Airbnb in the Yellowstone MT area, we have searched according to location, then narrowed only the best down to a range of different types. Our focus is on those that look great, are well positioned and attract great reviews from fellow travelers.
Types of Airbnbs near Yellowstone National Park
There are four main types of vacation rentals around the Montana Yellowstone area. Which type you will choose depends on other factors listed below. So, let’s take a quick look at the types of accommodation available close to Yellowstone National Park.
Studios – or suites – are like apartments, only a little smaller. They generally have some kind of open plan living, kitchen and sleeping area, plus a bathroom.
Apartments are generally larger than studios. They have separate bedrooms, and the living areas may or may not be open plan.
A house offers more living space for a couple, family or group. This type of Airbnb is also more likely to have a backyard.
Cabins are often situated among woodland, sometimes on a large farm or other spacious site. They offer a natural setting and a feeling of being close to the great outdoors.
Your location can have a huge impact on the type of holiday you can have, so it’s important to consider this carefully. The main accommodation locations in the Yellowstone National Park area are as follows:
A typical vacation rental/ Airbnb in West Yellowstone may be close to town, or may be several miles away. This is a good option for those seeking an Airbnb near Yellowstone south entrance as well as the western one, as there is more choice in this area. Properties here include cabins near lakes, mountains and trees or on farmland, as well as a family house with fire pit and studio close to the park.
It’s also accessible to the oversnow travel options in winter.
Accommodation in the Yellowstone North area is generally located around Gardiner. Staying in this area may offer access to town amenities such as stores and restaurants. Airbnbs listed near the north entrance include an apartment, a studio and a cabin.
This is also a convenient place to stay in winter, since you can drive your own vehicle into the park through the North Entrance.
If you are planning to visit Yellowstone in spring, summer or fall, make your planning easy and stress free with a detailed itinerary. I have 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-day itineraries for Yellowstone that include all the park highlights, give you choices based on your preferred activity level and take all the stress out of planning your trip.
Best Airbnb West Yellowstone MT
Cute Cabin for 2
This West Yellowstone Airbnb is a cozy cabin that’s perfect for one or two guests. Despite its small size, it features a full kitchen and bathtub. It is located in a peaceful part of West Yellowstone, close to the forest as well as town. An impressive range of amenities is offered at this property, including WiFi, TV, dedicated workspace and fully equipped kitchen. A covered deck is also built into the design, and this is furnished with a small table and chairs.
Snug Studio for 2
Just a mile from the park entrance, this Airbnb near West Yellowstone and the National Park has everything you need for a comfortable, self-catering stay. The area is surrounded by Gallatin National Forest, as well as being close to the park’s west entrance.
Cable TV and a fireplace ensure cozy, restful evenings after exploring the area by day. You can also cook up a storm, thanks to the well-equipped kitchen.
Rustic Rodeo for 4
This Airbnb near Yellowstone west entrance is a real one-off find. A stay here offers guests a true outdoors experience, with activities within walking distance including horse and wagon rides, fishing, hiking and a rodeo.
Modern conveniences like WiFi, cable TV and Netflix are also provided. The cabin shares a 50-acre woodland site with the owners’ property and borders national forest. West Yellowstone and the park entrance are just 7 miles away.
Lionhead and Lake for 8
This vacation rental near West Yellowstone is perfect for families or groups who want to experience all that this cabin’s setting close to mountains, trails and lake offers. Hebgen Lake is just a short drive away, and there are views over Lionhead Mountain from the property.
With four bedrooms, three bathrooms and 2,400 square feet of space, this cabin has sociable living areas, a covered porch and outdoor deck with Weber BBQ.
Best Airbnb Yellowstone North Entrance
Riverside Suite for 4
Hosted by an Airbnb ‘Superhost’, past guests praise this property for its kitchen, washer and dryer. Its location is also highly convenient, right next to a local market as well as several restaurants.
Close to the river as well as Yellowstone’s north entrance, this squeaky-clean suite in Gardiner boasts a private entrance, two Queen beds, WiFi, heating and air-conditioning.
Park Gates Apartment
This stylish apartment for up to 4 guests is really close to the north entrance of Yellowstone National Park. There are also useful amenities like a gas station, grocery store, post office, bank and restaurants in the neighborhood. The hosts provide many modern conveniences too, including WiFi, flatscreen cable TV, coffee maker, washer/dryer and they even supply laundry detergent.
Scenic ‘Gardin’ Cabin for 8
Anyone seeking an Airbnb Yellowstone cabin would surely be pleased with this property. With vaulted ceilings, there are stunning views from the vast second-floor windows. Wildlife such as bison, deer and elk can often be spotted grazing outside.
A well-equipped kitchen makes self-catering simple and the family can gather around the large farm-style table. There is a 65-inch cable TV and the 1,600 feet of living space includes a laundry room, log beds and two bathrooms.
Which is the best Airbnb around Yellowstone National Park for you?
We rate all the vacation rentals listed here very highly – as do numerous satisfied travelers. To read more reviews, click on the links below each listing.
Which is the best place for your vacation will depend on factors such as the size of your party, whether or not you have a pet, if you want to self-cater or be close to restaurants and stores, and the amenities you are looking for. Whether you’re a couple looking to spend most of your time outside, a family looking to self-cater and keep the kids happy or a group traveling together, we hope this guide makes the selection process a little simpler and faster.
Wherever you decide to stay, I hope this handy guide to selecting the best Airbnb near Yellowstone National Park helps you to have an incredible trip.
If you are planning to visit Yellowstone in spring, summer or fall, make your planning easy and stress free with a detailed itinerary. I have 1-, 2-, 3-, and 4-day itineraries for Yellowstone that include all the park highlights, give you choices based on your preferred activity level, and take all the stress out of planning your trip.
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James Ian is a national park, camping and hiking expert.
He has dedicated his life to travel, visiting more than 80 countries, all 7 continents and all of the main national parks in the United States. With over 35 years experience in the travel industry, James has worked on cruise ships, at resorts and hotels, and as a travel planner who’s helped hundreds of people plan successful trips to US national parks.
Based on his experience visiting our national parks multiple times, in-depth research and expertise as a travel planner, James has published detailed itineraries for most of the major national parks in the US. These itineraries, as well as in-depth park guides, comprehensive camping and hiking gear reviews and buying guides, and helpful packing lists and gift guides will help you have your own incredible trip to US national parks without stress and hassle.
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