Yellowstone is in South Montana, although the national park actually spills over into the neighbouring states of Wyoming and Idaho. Staying in a holiday rental in Yellowstone offers an exceptional opportunity to see some of the world’s most stunning natural wonders.
Yellowstone holiday homes make the perfect base for exploring Montana’s stunning scenery and great outdoors attractions. In winter you can go cross country or downhill skiing, snowshoeing or snowmobiling. In the warmer months fly-fishing is popular. Hiking, mountaineering, wildlife spotting, white water rafting, horseback riding and kayaking can all be enjoyed beneath blue skies and snow-capped mountain peaks. Yellowstone is packed with natural wonders and things to do. Spot hot springs and geysers and keep an eye out for bears, wolves, elk and buffalo. The best way to learn more about this splendid natural area of unspoilt beauty is to join in some of the excellent ranger-led programs.
Livingston is a delightful place to visit with one of the loveliest main streets in America. The town is the northern gateway to the Yellowstone National Park with a historic residential district. Yellowstone National Park is a must-do for anyone staying in a Yellowstone cabin or holiday home. It is considered the first ever national park in the world and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy hiking, spotting wildlife and waiting for Old Faithful, a natural geyser, to spout. It erupts faithfully every 65 minutes, hence its name, and it spouts water at a terrific force lasting for 2.5 minutes. Yellowstone Lake is one of the largest high-altitude lakes in North America and sits in the huge Yellowstone Caldera, the largest supervolcano on the continent. Other highlights within the national park are the huge petrified forest of trees that were buried under ash and soil. Over time they were transformed into minerals. The park also has 290 significant waterfalls and three deep canyons.
Yellowstone holiday cabins experience warm summers reaching 82°F (28°C) in July. The area has plenty of sunshine with 10 hours per day on average in summer. Winters are very harsh and cold with deep snow and temperatures remaining below freezing for many weeks at a time. The area has rainfall or snow year-round which is governed by the altitude and lee of the mountains.
The main international airport serving Yellowstone holiday rentals is Salt Lake City International (SLC) Airport which is about 324 miles from West Yellowstone. Local airports closer to Yellowstone have connecting domestic flights from major cities. Yellowstone Airport (WYS) is at West Yellowstone and Stanford Field (UXF) is at Saint Anthony in neighbouring Idaho. Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport is just 35 miles from Livingston.