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Rustic Yellowstone Rentals

As America’s oldest national park, Yellowstone continues to attract millions of visitors each year, many in search of a nature-driven respite from their busy lives. After a day of hiking the park’s winding trails, it’s only natural to want a cozy cabin to come home to. These popular Airbnb and Vrbo rentals embrace their proximity to Yellowstone with western decor, log cabin vibes, and floor-to-ceiling windows that allow guests to take in breathtaking mountain views. Hang around on their outdoor decks and you’ll likely spot an abundance of wildlife that could only be found in Yellowstone country.


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Luxury Yellowstone Chalet
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Luxury Yellowstone Chalet

Cooke City, Montana | Sleeps 12

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If you’re looking for luxury digs in a mountain setting, this upscale chalet delivers. Located 4 miles from Yellowstone’s northeast entrance, the rental also offers quick access to Beartooth Highway, one of the most scenic highways in America. Spread over 3,000 square feet, the sprawling cabin features two fireplaces, a bathroom suite with a Jacuzzi, a flat-screen TV with multiple streaming services, an outdoor dining area, and two kitchens. There are plenty of accessories for little ones, too, including a pack-n-play crib, high-chair, board games, and puzzles.


Jim Mountain Lodge
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Jim Mountain Lodge

Wapiti, Wyoming | Sleeps 12

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Find solitude in the mountains at this Wyoming lodge, located a little less than an hour from the east entrance of Yellowstone. An abundance of windows give guests panoramic views of the surrounding Wapiti Valley, and you can get up close and personal with nature by hopping on the Jim Mountain Trailhead just steps away. The five-bedroom, four-bathroom log cabin is rife with western decor — think antler chandeliers and plenty of taxidermy — and features a spacious living room, kitchen, and dining room that lead to a fenced-in patio. 


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Electric Peak Cabin
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Electric Peak Cabin

Gardiner, Montana | Sleeps 6

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Cozy, rustic, and just 5 miles from Yellowstone’s North Gate entrance, this charming log cabin offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains from a covered deck. Go fishing in Yellowstone River a couple hundred yards away, or lounge in the homey living room decorated with antlers on the wall. The cabin offers two bedrooms and sleeps six people, though you’ll likely get a few more visitors: Park wildlife, including buffalo, bighorn sheep, and horses, often frequent the property.


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River Rim Ranch
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River Rim Ranch

Tetonia, Idaho | Sleeps 12

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Located an hour and a half drive away from Yellowstone’s west entrance, River Rim Ranch is situated above the Teton River, offering exceptional views of both the river and the surrounding Teton Mountains. Activities in the area include Blue Ribbon trout fishing, skiing, horseback riding, and hiking, while the ranch offers a hot tub, two fireplaces, a wraparound deck, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Cook up a feast in the fully stocked kitchen, and set your alarms to watch the sun rise over the Tetons.


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West Yellowstone Townhome
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West Yellowstone Townhome

West Yellowstone, Montana | Sleeps 8

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This luxury townhome offers quick town and park access, with a central location that’s close to downtown West Yellowstone and a short walk to Yellowstone National Park. With three bedrooms and three bathrooms, the rental has enough space to host eight people and offers plenty of amenities: a jetted tub, a wine refrigerator, a gas fireplace, and a spacious deck featuring a grill and patio furniture. Fishing enthusiasts will love the selection of rivers within a short drive.


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Yellowstone Beauty Loft House
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Yellowstone Beauty Loft House

Gardiner, Montana | Sleeps 12

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Come for the cozy bedrooms and loft — stay for the breathtaking mountain and river views that are visible from this charming rental’s back deck. Located a half mile from Yellowstone’s Roosevelt Arch, the house is a quick jaunt to local restaurants, food trucks, whitewater rafting, hiking, and more. Up to 12 people can comfortably call this place home for vacation, all while enjoying a fully stocked kitchen, spacious living room, grill, fire pit, and lawn chairs where you can relax and take in a stunning sunset.


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Big Diamond Ranch
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Big Diamond Ranch

Dubois, Wyoming | Sleeps 10

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Spend some time in the countryside at this luxury Wyoming ranch, roughly an hour drive from Grand Teton National Park and a two hour drive from Yellowstone National Park. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom abode sits at the top of a hill, offering stellar views of the Absaroka Mountains and the Wind River, including a private stretch of river where you can go fishing. High ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows let plenty of light into the ranch, and a Ping-Pong table can make for some spirited afternoon competitions. 


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Snow Creek Lodge
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Snow Creek Lodge

Lazy Acres, Montana | Sleeps 14

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This five-bedroom, five-bathroom condo has serious western vibes, from its wooden beams to a taxidermied moose head mounted above the stone fireplace. Located 8 miles from Yellowstone, it serves as a sprawling home base to come back to after a day spent hiking through the mountains (or snowshoeing in the winter). Hang around the gas fire pit on the back patio or, if you’re visiting November 15 through May 1, take a soak in the outdoor hot tub. From the front porch, guests can enjoy expansive views of Lionhead Mountain in the distance.


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Elk Run Ranch
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Elk Run Ranch

Emigrant, Montana | Sleeps 10

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You won’t have to go far to find wildlife at Elk Run Ranch — plenty of Yellowstone’s native animals roam the property, which is located north of the park’s Gardiner entrance. Take in dramatic views from the ranch’s wraparound deck, try your hand at fly fishing nearby, or relax within the expansive cabin, which features five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and lots of wood. Taxidermied wall hangings abound, as do antler chandeliers and other wildlife decor. 


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Life of Riley Lodge
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Life of Riley Lodge

Island Park, Idaho | Sleeps 13

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If lakefront living is what you’re after, this 3,060-square-foot cabin on Henry’s Lake at the Idaho/Montana border should do the trick. Featuring four bedrooms and three bedrooms, the lodge boasts TempurPedic mattresses, air conditioning, a theater with a gas fireplace, and a fully equipped kitchen. But it’s the outdoor amenities that really make the place: a lakefront promenade that includes a new outdoor kitchen, hammocks, fire pits, and plenty of Adirondack chairs. Yellowstone is a quick 30-minute drive away — though you might be hard-pressed to leave after a night at Life of Riley.


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Rigler's River Rest
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Rigler's River Rest

Gardiner, Montana | Sleeps 12

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Bright and airy, this modern 3,000-square-foot house sits along the Yellowstone River — a fisherman’s dream. Inside the rental, which is located 10 miles north of the park, there are four bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, a kitchen that opens up into the living room and dining room, and a gas fireplace. Take in 360-degree views of the park and mountains from multiple decks, which also host a fire pit and lounge chairs for late night hangs under the stars.


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Hillside Hideaway
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Hillside Hideaway

Gardiner, Montana | Sleeps 12

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Sauna? Check. Fire pit? Check. Local artwork decorating the walls? We’ll take it. This modern house is ideal for group getaways, with five bedrooms, three bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen, and a fireplace. Enjoy the downstairs rec room stocked with a pool table and a flat-screen TV, or take in the Montana night sky from the sweeping deck. With room for 12 people, it’s a great option for multiple families looking to enjoy nature together.


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Western Mountain Lodge
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Western Mountain Lodge

Wapiti, Wyoming | Sleeps 14

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You’ll have 87 acres to play on at this Wyoming lodge, a 5,600-square-foot estate sporting huge log beams, antler chandeliers, and views for days. The rental is less than an hour drive away from Yellowstone’s eastern entrance, and just a short jaunt to the Shoshone River, which offers premium fly fishing. Ideal for families, the house offers a master suite with a jetted tub, along with futons and a bunk bed for the kiddos. Three distinct patios offer unobstructed views of the mountains, and if you need to head into town, Cody is roughly 30 miles away.


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Shelterwood Lodge Home
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Shelterwood Lodge Home

Gallatin County, Montana | Sleeps 8

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It’s a splurge, but this luxury home just 6 miles from Yellowstone is worth the price. Each of the four beds feature Purple mattresses dressed in Brooklinen Luxe Egyptian cotton sheets, and guests can enjoy a seven-person hot tub, a game room with air hockey and foosball, and an outdoor grill with deck seating. Activities abound: In the summer, go hiking in Yellowstone, check out the rodeo, or ride the Yellowstone Aerial Adventures Zipline; in the winter, take a ride on a snowmobile or enjoy skiing and snowboarding at Big Sky Ski Resort, which is less than an hour drive away.


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Rainbow Point Sabo Cabin
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Rainbow Point Sabo Cabin

Gallatin County, Montana | Sleeps 8

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This cozy, three-bedroom cabin sits at the edge of Hebgen Lake, offering easy access to fishing and boating opportunities during your Yellowstone vacation (the park is 15 minutes away by car). A roaring fireplace anchors the high-ceilinged living room, while an open kitchen allows for a seamless transition into the dining room. Kayaking, horseback riding, skiing, snowmobiling, and other outdoor activities are all a stone’s throw away, or you could relax on the porch as the sun sets over the water.


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Creekside Cabin
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Creekside Cabin

Island Park, Idaho | Sleeps 10

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Gather around the outdoor fire pit at this rustic rental in Idaho, a 30-minute drive from Yellowstone’s west entrance. Outdoor enthusiasts will feel right at home, with horseback riding, sledding, fishing, ATVs, and hiking all within reach, though you’ll want to spend plenty of time relaxing at the cabin, too. There’s a foosball table to conquer, and a spacious kitchen to tackle your next cooking project. 


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Luxury Mountain Refuge
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Luxury Mountain Refuge

Cooke City-Silver Gate, Montana | Sleeps 10

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Treat yourself to a spa-like stay at this luxury chalet located a few miles from Yellowstone. A year-round sauna and hot tub overlooks Soda Butte Creek, while a wraparound deck boasts a grill for outdoor cooking. Perfect for large groups, the cozy living room features floor-to-ceiling windows and a stone fireplace, and a Ping-Pong table in the garage makes for friendly competition. Whoever claims the primary bedroom is in for a treat: there’s a soaker tub, a rock fireplace, and French doors that lead to the covered deck.


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Three-Bedroom Lodge
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Three-Bedroom Lodge

Gardiner, Montana | Sleeps 12

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Sleek and modern, this Yellowstone lodge is less log cabin and more contemporary condo. You won’t find taxidermied animals on the walls, but you will enjoy a comfortable dining room with mountain views, a living room sporting mid-century modern furniture, and a deck where you can take in the sights of roaming wildlife. Plus, the lodge offers restaurants and grocery stores within walking distance.


Elk Ridge Cabin
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Elk Ridge Cabin

Livingston, Montana | Sleeps 4

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It may be pint-sized, but this one-bedroom, one-bathroom cabin is one of Condé Nast Traveler’s best Airbnbs and vacation rentals in the world. So what’s to love? Near Yellowstone and Chico Hot Springs, the rustic rental features a custom log bed, stunning mountain vistas, a stone fireplace, and wildlife that roam freely around the property. Bonus: It’s dog-friendly, so feel free to bring your four-legged friend. 


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Teton Foothills Retreat
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Teton Foothills Retreat

Victor, Idaho | Sleeps 12

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With easy access to both Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, this Idaho getaway is a luxurious home base for mountain biking, hiking, golfing, fishing, skiing, and more. Up to a dozen guests can fill out the five-bedroom home, which also offers a Jacuzzi tub and high-speed Wi-Fi. A fully stocked kitchen allows for cozy communal cooking at the end of a long day spent outdoors.


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