The 9 Best Cabin Rentals Near Yellowstone National Park in 2020

Armchair beside stone fireplace in log cabin

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If you’re passionate about wilderness, you’ll find plenty of it in Yellowstone, the first and most famous of America’s national parks. In a vast expanse of pristine nature that’s larger than Rhode Island, dense swathes of pine vie for space with alpine rivers, petrified forests, and lakes, while the famous geysers periodically erupt over 100 feet into the air. Herds of bison and elk roam freely and, if you’re lucky, you may catch sight of wolves and grizzly bears. There is so much to do that you’ll want to stay for several days, at least. The cabin rentals listed below are all ideally located within easy reach of the Yellowstone gates.

Our Top Picks

01 of 09

Best Overall: Riverview Cabin in Gardiner

Riverview Cabin in Gardiner

 Airbnb

Bedrooms (2)
  • 3 Queen Beds

  • 1 Full Bath

  • 6 Guests

Amenities
  • Kitchen

  • TV

  • WiFi

  • Laundry

This restored 1920s cabin receives the top score on Airbnb for its ideal location in Gardiner, Montana, just a few minutes away from the park’s North Entrance by car. It also stands out for its exceptional view. While preparing your meals, look out of the kitchen picture windows and admire stunning panoramas of the Yellowstone River, Rattlesnake Butte, and Mount Everts. The same vistas provide the backdrop for languid meals and relaxed afternoons on the handcrafted deck, which comes with dining furniture and a barbecue grill. Inside, the cabin boasts two bedrooms, a full bathroom, and two living spaces. Find your favorite movie on TV or curl up with a good book in front of the fireplace.

02 of 09

Best Runner-Up: Artisan Studio Cabin Near Emigrant

Artisan Studio Cabin Near Emigrant

 Airbnb

Bedrooms (1)
  • Studio

  • 1 Queen Bed

  • 2 Guests

Amenities
  • Kitchen

  • TV

  • Laundry

  • Free Parking

Located in Montana between Emigrant and Gardiner and roughly 25 minutes from the North Entrance, this quaint studio cabin is the ideal choice for solo travelers and couples. It is beautifully decorated with artisan and antique furnishings, and includes a main living area and separate bathroom. The living space is cleverly designed so that there are four distinct sections: a seating area with comfy leather armchairs and an oversized TV, a dining area, a modern corner kitchen, and a sleeping section with a queen bed dressed in quality bamboo linens. On fair weather days, fire up the grill and eat al fresco in the garden that's lined with colorful rock terraces and a perfectly groomed lawn.

03 of 09

Best Budget: Single Room Cabin on the Snake River Near Chester

Single Room Cabin on the Snake River Near Chester

 Airbnb

Bedrooms
  • Studio

  • 1 Queen Bed

  • 2 Guests

Amenities
  • Kitchen

  • Heating

  • Hot Water

  • Free Parking

Budget cabin rentals are almost non-existent in the immediate Yellowstone area, but those who are willing to drive for an hour to reach the park can save significantly with a stay at this charming single room farm cabin on the Snake River across the state line in Chester, Idado. It’s also conveniently located for visits to Grand Teton National Park, which is roughly an hour and a half away. The cabin itself has few frills, being little more than a single room with rustic decor, a bathroom and kitchen, and a queen-size bed. Nevertheless, it receives top reviews from past guests for its value and cleanliness, and for the beauty and tranquility of its location. The farm has friendly dogs and horses nearby, plus world-class river fishing.

04 of 09

Best Location: Eco-Friendly Cabin in Cooke City-Silver Gate

Eco-Friendly Cabin in Cooke City-Silver Gate

Airbnb

Bedrooms (2)
  • 1 Double Bed

  • 1 Sofa Bed

  • 1 Floor Mattress

  • 2 Guests

Amenities
  • Kitchen

  • WiFi

  • Heating

  • Hot Water

If your main priority is being as close to the park as possible, you’ll love this tiny home in Silver Gate, Montana. It’s just one mile from the Northeast Entrance in a location that’s almost as peaceful as the park itself. Built in 2019, the cabin is characterized by abundant natural light, organic textiles, and minimalist nature-inspired decor. There’s a tiny brook running adjacent to the property, and you’ll likely be visited by the local wildlife. When you’re not watching moose or keeping an eye out for indigenous birds, cook for yourself in the downstairs kitchen. Upstairs, a huge sleeping loft overlooks beautiful alpine views and is accessed via a ladder. WiFi is available, although reliable cell reception isn’t.

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05 of 09

Best Family: 3-Bedroom Cabin in Island Park

3-Bedroom Cabin in Island Park

 Airbnb

Bedrooms (3)
  • 2 Queen Beds

  • 2 Double Beds

  • 2 Single Beds

  • 10 Guests

Amenities
  • Kitchen

  • TV

  • WiFi

  • Laundry

This cabin in the woods, constructed in 2017, puts you within 25 minutes of Yellowstone’s West Entrance in laid-back Island Park. It’s made for families, with three bedrooms—one with cozy bunk beds—and an open-plan kitchen and living area. Here, the chefs in the family can whip up tasty meals while everyone else lounges in front of the TV and fireplace. Outside, there’s a porch with rocking chairs and a fire pit perfect for evening s’mores sessions. Parents with small kids can minimize their packing list because the cabin comes with a crib, bathtub, toys, and children’s dinnerware, while a dishwasher and laundry facilities take care of the practical elements of family life.

06 of 09

Best Romantic: Studio Cabin With Hot Tub Near Cody

Studio Cabin With Hot Tub Near Cody

 Airbnb

Bedrooms
  • Studio

  • 1 Queen Bed

  • 2 Guests

Amenities
  • Kitchen

  • Hot Tub

  • TV

  • Indoor Fireplace

Located within easy reach of the park’s East Entrance, this romantic studio cabin is also a short walk from trailheads and fishing holes in Shoshone National Forest. It’s made from hand-hewn logs and pairs contemporary mountain decor with sweeping views of Carter Mountain. Take in the splendid setting while sipping coffee on the porch each morning or while cooking dinner in the full kitchen. Inside, the focal point is the huge stone fireplace which provides both heat and ambiance whether you’re watching TV or relaxing together in the cozy reading area. For the final romantic touch, indulge in at least one starlit session in the private hot tub.

07 of 09

Best Luxury: 4-Bedroom Cabin in Cooke City-Silver Gate

4-Bedroom Cabin in Cooke City-Silver Gate

 Airbnb

Bedrooms (4)
  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 1 King Bed

  • 4 Queen Beds

  • 10 Guests

Amenities
  • Kitchen

  • WiFi

  • TV

  • Hot Tub

From this ultra-luxurious cabin in Cooke City-Silver Gate, Montana, you can drive four miles to Yellowstone’s Northeast Entrance while also enjoying sled-in/sled-out access to the Bannock Trail. It has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and 3,000 square feet of immaculately decorated living space (not to mention a year-round sauna and hot tub). The open-plan kitchen boasts state-of-the-art appliances and looks out into the living area with its authentic stone fireplace and large screen TV. You can grill out on the wraparound covered deck or play ping-pong in the garage. All rooms have underfloor heating, while the beds spoil with compression foam mattresses and down comforters.

08 of 09

Best Views: Mountain-View Cabin Near Cody

Mountain-View Cabin Near Cody

 Airbnb

Bedrooms (2)
  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 3 Queen Beds

  • 6 Guests

What We Don't Like
  • Kitchen

  • TV

  • Indoor Fireplace

  • Free Parking

This log cabin is located roughly 30 miles from Cody, Wyoming, in one direction and 30 miles from Yellowstone’s East Entrance in the other. It is made special by its elevated setting, which affords stunning panoramic views of the Yellowstone Valley and its surrounding mountain peaks. Make the most of these vistas by spending as much time as you can on the wraparound porch (with its outdoor furniture and grill) or on the first-floor deck. There are two bedrooms: a master on the main level and a loft bedroom that’s perfect for kids and accessed via a ladder. In the evening, cook dinner in the kitchen before unwinding in front of the living room’s satellite TV or, even better, eat it on the deck underneath the nighttime sky.

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09 of 09

Best for Larger Groups: 16-Sleeper Fishing Cabin Near Emigrant

16-Sleeper Fishing Cabin Near Emigrant

 Airbnb

Bedrooms (4)
  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 1 King Bed

  • 3 Queen Beds

  • 5 Single Beds

  • 1 Bunk Bed

  • 16 Guests

Amenities
  • Kitchen

  • WiFi

  • TV

  • Laundry

If you’re planning a family reunion or a getaway with friends, this custom log home comfortably sleeps 16. Located 20 miles from the park’s North Entrance, it occupies more than a quarter-mile of Yellowstone River frontage, providing access to a private boat launch and Blue Ribbon trout fishing. In summer, you’ll spend much of your time on the wraparound deck, with its views of the Absaroka Range and Emigrant Peak. It has an outdoor sound system and barbecue grill and, while you relax, the kids can have fun in the nearby playhouse and swing area. Inside, the cabin includes four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a great room, and an open-plan kitchen and dining area.

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