When we visit Yellowstone, we often choose to stay in towns just outside the park rather than in the park itself. Outside the park, you’ll find more dining options, more lodging availability and unique Airbnb stays you won’t find inside Yellowstone’s borders. We’ve rounded up 13 Airbnb rentals near Yellowstone in towns like Jackson, Wyo., and Gardiner, Mont., that we can’t wait to stay in on our next trip to our country’s first national park. They range from cozy glamping accommodations for couples to chalets that sleep 12.
Note: All Airbnbs on this list had a 4.5 rating or higher as of March 2022 besides two that were too new to have ratings yet.
Price Per Night
$ – Under $150
$$ – $150-$300
$$$ – $300-$450
$$$$ – $450+
Airbnbs in Jackson, Wyo.
The chic ski town of Jackson, Wyo., has no shortage of Airbnbs. Located an hour and 15 minutes from Yellowstone’s south entrance and on the doorstep of Grand Teton National Park, Jackson is full of restaurants and shopping.
Cozy Cottage Along a River
This cozy cottage is walking distance from the antler arches of Town Square and feels a bit like a ski lodge with its sheepskin and plaid accents. Nestled along a creek, you can enjoy the sunset from a pair of Adirondack chairs on the lawn or soak in the hot tub after a day spent exploring. It sleeps up to six people.
Beautiful Modern Cabin
While the listing dubs this property as a “cabin,” its luxurious furnishings feel much more like a swanky resort than a summer camp. Sleeping up to six, this property is located in the heart of Jackson with a wood-burning stove and a big deck with great views of Snow King Mountain.
Rustic Cabin Along the Snake
This cabin is located outside of Jackson right on the edge of Grand Teton National Park. It’s set on two acres in the trees, so you’ll experience a sense of solitude, with elk, moose and foxes as frequent guests in the yard. Big windows and vaulted ceilings pair with cozy décor to make the cabin feel both luxurious and homey. A short stroll from the cabin, you’ll be on the banks of the Snake River with stunning views of the Tetons. It sleeps four.
Airbnbs in Cody Wyo.
Home to the famous Cody Nite Rodeo and the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Cody is located just an hour from Yellowstone’s East Entrance. There’s plenty to do in this quintessential Western town, along with dining and shopping, making it a great basecamp for your visit to the park.
Downtown Tiny House
Tiny houses manage to efficiently pack everything you need into a small space and this modern studio in downtown Cody is no exception. Perfect for a couple looking for a cozy getaway, this property built in 2021 has both a kitchen and a washer and dryer, making it convenient for longer stays. Relax on the porch on nice evenings or walk to Cody’s restaurants and bars.
Log Cabin Ranch Stay
Located southeast of Cody on the Almosta Ranch, this classic log cabin with taxidermy on the walls and log furniture is a charming getaway. It sleeps up to seven and has plenty of living space for the whole family. Guests are free to wander the ranch which is home to teddy-bear-like Highland and Hereford cows. There’s also a small pond on-site.
Airbnbs in Gardiner, Mont.
Gardiner, Mont., is located at Yellowstone’s North Entrance and is a charming small town with easy access to the park and a handful of shops and restaurants, along with both wild and resort-style hot springs. If you want to explore Mammoth Hot Springs or the Lamar Valley, Gardiner is an excellent choice.
Cozy Apartment with Game Room
This unique stay is a second-floor apartment above a private garage that’s been turned into a game room. Upstairs, you’ll find sleeping space for four, a full kitchen and great views. The apartment is cozy and modern. Downstairs in the garage, you’ll find foosball and air hockey tables and a TV providing plenty of entertainment for kids and parents alike.
Cabin on Yellowstone River
Relax on the banks of the Yellowstone River in this charming cabin with stunning views. The interior is a bit rustic-feeling with quilts on the beds and wood-paneled ceilings. It sleeps four. Outside you’ll find a big deck overlooking a yard that ends at the Yellowstone River. Head down to your own beach after a day spent in the park and keep an eye out for wildlife.
Glamp in a Tepee
Enjoy a glamping experience in a tepee village just outside of town. You’ll sleep on a comfortable king-sized bed inside a 22-foot tepee with a private bathroom nearby. The on-site lodge offers free continental breakfast for guests each day and there’s a shared backyard with a fire pit. The tepees don’t have heat or air-conditioning, but the property does provide fans and portable heaters.
Airbnbs in West Yellowstone, Mont.
Stay at Yellowstone’s West Entrance in the bustling gateway town of West Yellowstone. This town is full of Western charm with plenty to do from seeing wolves and grizzlies at the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center to learning about the park at the Yellowstone Giant Screen Theatre.
This sprawling home is perfect for big families or groups. It sleeps eight and has a three-car garage and two living rooms to fit the whole crew. Stone fireplaces, wood accents and a large deck make this home, which is walking distance to the restaurants and shops downtown, feel cozy.
Bright and Cozy Getaway
This modern space is perfect for couples as it’s small and cozy. Even though it’s a ground-floor unit, it’s very bright. A full-sized sleeper sofa allows families to squeeze in and details like a beautiful walk-in shower and well-appointed kitchen make it a great deal.
Airbnbs in Cooke City, Mont.
The tiny town of Cooke City, at Yellowstone’s Northeast Entrance, has a handful of dining options but its close proximity to Yellowstone’s Lamar Valley at 18 miles and location nestled in the mountains makes it a great basecamp.
If you’re traveling with a big group, this beautiful chalet that sleeps 12 is an excellent choice. Stone fireplaces, log-furniture and antler chandeliers are given the upscale treatment at this property, making it feel both rustic and luxurious. Enjoy the gas fire pit on the deck and take in views of the surrounding peaks.
Cozy Guest House on a Creek
This classy cabin is located on the shores of Soda Butte Creek. Inside you’ll find luxury details like feather beds, stone countertops and vaulted ceilings. Outside, you can enjoy a hot tub with creek views, a sauna and expansive decks.
Tip: If you’re looking for accommodations for a larger group, the MTNLUX Refuge located on the same property sleeps 10. $$$$ www.airbnb.com/rooms/20804951