Getting Here

The North Entrance of Yellowstone not only provides year round passage to Cooke City, but also allows up close encounters with the park’s majestic wildlife. A short drive from Bozeman International Airport, the North Entrance allows for viewing of the Roosevelt Arch, Mammoth Spring and Lamar Valley.

“The most beautiful drive in America”, is often used to describe the Beartooth Highway, which provides seasonal access to Cooke City from the Billings, MT Airport.  This 68 mile stretch of National Scenic Byway is reopened around Memorial Day each year and provides access into Cooke City through the month of August.

Arriving into Yellowstone Regional Airport in Cody, WY provides seasonal access via The Chief Joseph Scenic Byway.  Named after the Chief of the Nez Perce tribe, the scenic byway provides access into Cooke City through a connection into the Beartooth Highway.


  • 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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