Unforgettable Experiences!

A trip to Cooke City and Yellowstone can provide a plethora of real experiences for you and your family. Check out some of the activities that will provide lifelong memories!

Hunting: Cooke City offers big game hunting at its best! From game to fowl, we can pair you up with area outfitters for guided hunts for elk, mule deer, moose, black bear and bighorn sheep and mountain goats.

Fishing: The Cooke City area boasts outstanding fishing and ice fishing opportunities. There are plenty of lakes…and fish! Catch beautiful cutthroats, brook trout and rainbows.

Wildlife Watching: America’s premiere wildlife park boasts the best collection of animals on display in the country. You will find bison, elk, moose, bighorn sheep, mule deer, grizzly and black bears, as well as gray wolves. The 142 mile Grand Loop Road and 1,000 miles of trails provide endless viewing opportunities. The rare Bison herd has grown to back over 5,000 head. The gray wolf population has swelled to 99 in the park.

Hiking: Cooke City is a hiker’s paradise with a myriad of spectacular trails, pristine wilderness and breathtaking views. There are thousands of miles of hiking trails in the beautiful Gallatin National Forest surrounding Cooke City and the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness features some of the world’s finest hiking.

Backpacking: The Absoroka-Beartooth Wilderness and national forests offer the best in backpacking opportunities with lakes, rivers, streams, waterfalls, vistas, fishing, animals and gorgeous wildflowers waiting for you.

Horseback Riding: Horseback riding is a great way to slow down and experience the natural beauty of the area. Excellent outfitters and guides in and out of the park can give you an unforgettable experience.

You will leave after an exhilarating visit with a suitcase full of memories.


  • Great location    A little less traveled area around Yellowstone, Cooke City is high on atmosphere. It's just the right size for a stroll around town. This motel is very basic, but it was clean and we slept well here. The staff was very friendly.


  • Good base-camp  - We stayed in 2 bedroom suite. It had full kitchen with lots of room. Two bedrooms with comfortable beds, one nice bath. We brought our own food and enjoyed great meal. The acccess to Yellowstone is great- only minutes from Lamar Valley for elk, bison, wolf viewing. Definitely recommend as comfortable, value priced base camp for Yellowstone adventures.

    Tom J

  • 5.0
    We arrived at 8:30pm and they were waiting for us---we were the last to arrive for the day. We stayed for 3 nights. The surrounding area is delightful and although our rooms were dated, they were clean and the beds were very comfortable. The location was perfect for our needs---we were there to watch for moose, bear, and wolves in the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone. It was a 30 minute drive between our hotel and this area. The bar across the street had amazing pizza and buffalo burgers. The Soda Butte hotel about a block up the street had good breakfasts and we also enjoyed the bakery about another block up. Ashley, the clerk on duty, provided me with great info about where to go to spot moose as well as good places to eat. The town is about 140 people and most things close up around Sept 15th because the weather starts to turn bad. We would definitely stay there again. We are from a small town ourselves and found everyone to be very friendly. We just fit in. If you are looking for amenities, this is not a place for you:) We had all the basic creature comforts but it is rustic and we found it to be charming. We were there to sleep and did not need much beyond a warm shower each morning:)

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