Why You Should Experience Yellowstone From an Explorer’s Cabin

Yellowstone Explorer Cabins offer all the amenities of a hotel, rolled into one perfect cabin-like package.

Yellowstone offers many options for those wishing to explore its vast wilderness. For those who don’t mind the wilderness of camping, sleeping under the stars is a great option. For those who don’t shy away from nature but also want the convenience of a nearby hotel, there’s plenty to find in the towns surrounding this national park. For those who want something in between, there are the Yellowstone Explorer Cabins.

These cabins are still relatively new to Yellowstone and include modern amenities that make them a step above glamping, but are still sturdy enough to feel like they’re one with nature. When visiting Yellowstone, these cabins are one of the best options for those who prefer to wake up in the park and experience it in its entirety.


What to Know About Yellowstone Explorer Cabins

Yellowstone National Park describes its cabins as having “the comforts of home.” The advantages of a hotel. All at the gates of America’s first national park. This is the most accurate way to describe each of the 50 cabins that can be found around the park, all on campsites that correspond to the location of each cabin community. These cabins were built in West Yellowstone and offer the best of both worlds: privacy without feeling too remote, as one might if camping.

Called “CABINEERING™”, these cabins are ideal for those traveling in groups, people who want a higher experience, or couples looking for a romantic excursion in a park. For those traveling with their furry friends, there’s more good news – three of West Yellowstone’s cabins are also pet-friendly!


What comes with an explorer cabin?

You would never guess that a place as wild as Yellowstone would house such opulent cabins. Guests who book an Explorer cabin can expect many of the features they would also get in a hotel, including:

  • Modern and updated decoration
  • Fine and fresh sheets
  • Flat screen televisions
  • WiFi throughout the property
  • A kitchenette for cooking
  • Cleaning for stays longer than three days

Those staying in an Explorer cabin will also receive a complimentary s’mores kit. Guests are encouraged to get their kits out after the sun goes down and huddle around the community fire pits to use them! It’s a great way to engage with cabin neighbors while enjoying the peace and nature that Yellowstone offers, at a time when few people are in the park to appreciate it.


Yellowstone Cabin Explorer Details

The cabins are a short drive from Old Faithful, giving guests a great opportunity to explore the most popular parts of the park. The ride itself is only a few minutes from Yellowstone’s West Entrance and check-in for cabins is at the Gray Wolf Inn and Suites.

  • Registration: 4 p.m.
  • To verify: 11 a.m.
  • Rates: Rates start from ~$172 during low season (winter and spring) and go up to ~$629 during peak high season (mid-summer)

*Customers can book online or call to book.

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What else comes with a stay at Yellowstone Explorer cabins?

Explorer cabin amenities are not limited to the cabins themselves. Customers can also take advantage of these features outside of their hosting:

  • Indoor pool
  • laundry room
  • Fitness Center
  • Community fireplace (gas)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Carrying available
  • Additional Wi-Fi access in community areas

Types of Explorer cabins available in Yellowstone

Yellowstone offers a variety of cabins to choose from depending on a customer’s needs. From cabins that offer multiple sleeping spaces to ones that are more suitable for couples, here are the options.

  • Chalet Montana: These cabins are duplex style with open floor plans. Inside, guests will find two queen beds, a bathroom, and a kitchenette, as well as a sitting area on the porch.
  • Old Faithful Cabin: These one-bedroom cabins offer the privacy of a separate bedroom, which includes a king-size bed as well as an en-suite bathroom. In the living room, guests have access to a sleeper sofa, as well as a kitchenette and a small sitting area on the porch.


  • Yellowstone Cabin: For larger accommodations, these cabins offer two bedrooms. One of the bedrooms has a king-size bed while the other will come with a queen-size bed or twin/twin bunk beds. These cabins also have a private bathroom, a kitchenette, a living room with a sofa bed and a sitting area on the porch.
  • Superintendent’s Cabin: These cabins feature floor-to-ceiling windows offering views of Yellowstone from the salon, which also has a sleeper sofa. These are one-bedroom cabins that feature a king-size bed, private bathroom, kitchenette, and a small sitting area on the porch.

Whichever cabin one chooses for their Yellowstone adventure, Yellowstone Explorer cabins are sure to provide guests with all the comforts they need.

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