The town of West Yellowstone is located in the state of Montana, just to the west of Yellowstone National Park which is actually across the border in Wyoming. Your self catering accommodation in West Yellowstone will be no more than a few miles away from the state line. If you choose to spend your holidays in West Yellowstone, you will be in a particularly beautiful part of the world and will have perfect access to the main national park. The self catering properties in this part of the world will always be warm and cosy; coming equipped with all of the modern conveniences you will ever need.
The majority of visitors spending their holidays in West Yellowstone will tend to focus on the national park that is only a short drive to the east of the town. After all, this is easily one of the most famous national parks in the United States of America. Activities to consider in this part of the world include nature walks and long hiking tours (it is always recommended that you have a good map and details of the best walks from a local tourist information office); horse riding expeditions, fly-fishing, mountain biking, abseiling, canoeing and kayaking and white-water rafting.
Whilst enjoying your holidays in West Yellowstone and the Yellowstone National Park area in general, there are a myriad different places to visit. There are a number of attractive towns and villages in the Rocky Mountains for you to explore and it is always a good idea to make sure you have access to your own transport. Some of the closest towns to your self catering accommodation include Old Faithful, Canyon and Gardiner. You are also only a stone’s throw away from a third state - Idaho and the towns of Island Park and Ashton are reachable within a short time. In Yellowstone Park, some of the top attractions include Old Faithful geyser, Mammoth Hot Springs and there is even a canyon area for you to visit - known as The Grand Canyon of Yellowstone.
You might be shocked to discover that the climate for your holidays in West Yellowstone is actually described as sub-arctic. This is down to the fact that the town is nearly 7,000 feet above sea level. Therefore, expect bitter winters but summers that are actually far warmer than you might expect - during the day - as nights can still be a little parky! Average temperatures in July reach around 26 degrees Celsius and fall down to -4 degrees in January. Average minima range from 6 degrees in July to a very cold -17 in January and snowfall is very common.
The nearest airport for your holidays in West Yellowstone will be located north of the town, at Helena Regional Airport (HLN). You could firstly arrange a flight between the UK and cities such as Denver or Seattle, through British Airways and from London Heathrow (LHR). Then catch a domestic flight to Helena with either Alaska Airways from Seattle and United Express from Denver.