West Yellowstone might be a small town, but that doesn't mean it isn't a fabulous place for a family holiday. Surrounded by mountains and Yellowstone National Park, there is so much for both kids and adults to do. A holiday rental cabin or rental house is the perfect way to stay and enjoy all there is to see and do in West Yellowstone.
West Yellowstone gets its name because the western entrance to Yellowstone National Park is located in the town. Using that entrance takes you right to Old Faithful, the most famous geyser in the world. You can also hike there in the spring and summer and cross country ski the same trails in the winter. And while others are roughing it by camping, you can return to your comfortable holiday rental when you're done at the park.
There is no season that closes West Yellowstone. In the warm months you can fish, bird watch, or hike the trails. Horseback riding is so much fun in the open country. For the more adventurous soul there is white water rafting. Mountain biking is a challenging activity for the physically fit. And, of course, there is golf at the Island Park Village Resort. Whatever activities you most enjoy, you’ll be able to access them conveniently from your rental home.
Just because there are so many outdoor activities doesn't mean that there isn't stuff to do inside. Take a leisurely stroll through town and enjoy the local shops that feature handmade items by local artists. There is a real old-fashioned soda shop. You can buy handmade jewelry from the silversmith himself. There are plenty of benches where you can stop and people watch. You'll enjoy returning to your holiday rental with your new, one-of-a-kind treasures.
West Yellowstone is definitely filled with options for the children. Take them to the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. They will delight in this special preserve and take pride in being a Keeper Kid, hiding food for the bears. Get some time for the adults by taking advantage of the summer day camps just for kids. Or check out the ranger-led activities in Yellowstone National Park that are geared for children. You can be sure the kids will sleep well in the rental cabin after a full day of fun activities. They might even learn something!
West Yellowstone has something going on all year long. Whether you are going hiking in the summer or skiing in the winter, there's no time when there isn't something to do. A holiday house or cabin in West Yellowstone provides the best value and the most fun.