The Wapiti Bear Den is the perfect place to get away from it all. Situated on 4 private acres, we're surrounded by the soaring Absaroka mountains and the quiet of nature. The Bear Den is located in beautiful Wapiti, Wyoming, just 30 minutes from the East Entrance of Yellowstone National Park and 20 minutes from Cody, Wyoming. This spacious one bedroom guest house has been newly remodeled with rustic western decor and includes air conditioning, a full bath, a fully equipped kitchen and a large living room with a queen size sleeper sofa. After a day of exploring, you can kick back on your own patio and enjoy the mountain views and wide open spaces. If you're in the mood for a movie, wireless internet, DirecTV, a DVD player and a video library are also provided during your stay. During hot summer days, turn up the AC to keep cool and comfortable. The Wapiti Bear Den has all the comforts of home plus Yellowstone country right out your front door.
Our location between Cody, Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park makes the Bear Den the ideal home base to explore the area. The road west to Yellowstone's East Entrance travels through a wide canyon carved by the pristine North Fork of the Shoshone River, where wildlife and rugged beauty abound. President Theodore Roosevelt called this scenic byway 30 of the most beautiful miles in America.
The gateway town of Cody, Wyoming, lies 20 miles to the east of the Bear Den. Cody, known as "The Rodeo Capital of the World", offers a nightly rodeo in the summer months, along with shopping, dining, and the must-see Buffalo Bill Center of the West, a complex of five museums featuring art and artifacts of the American West.
For the horse lover, the McCullough Peaks Herd Management Area, home to over 100 wild horses, is just a short drive from the Bear Den. Located 20 miles east of Cody, Wyoming, McCullough Peaks boasts bands of flashy pintos, colorful sorrels and speckled sabinos, along with pronghorn, sage grouse, prairie dogs, and other native wildlife.
The Bear Den is also a short drive from the Beartooth Highway – a National Scenic Byways All-American Road. This 68 mile byway winds its way through southwest Montana and northwest Wyoming and leads into Yellowstone National Park at its Northeast Entrance. It's a must see!
If fly fishing is your passion, the Bear Den is located less than a five minute drive to fishing access on the renowned Shoshone River. The North Fork of the Shoshone hosts rainbow trout, mountain whitefish, brook trout, Yellowstone cutthroat, brown trout, rainbow-cutthroat hybrids and some lake trout on the lower stretches of the river.
Whether you spend your time exploring Yellowstone or visiting the Cody/Wapiti area, the outdoor recreation possibilities of northwest Wyoming are endless. Hiking, fishing, horseback-riding, photography, bird watching, wildlife watching, and biking are just a few of the many recreational pursuits that you can enjoy during your stay. With their thorough knowledge of the area, Sandy and Steve can answer any questions you might have to help make your stay the best it can be.
***PLEASE NOTE: Due to construction on Fishing Bridge, there will be no access into the interior of Yellowstone National Park via the East Entrance Road from October 15 to November 5, 2018. The East Entrance Road will remain open as far as Sedge Bay. People needing to travel through Yellowstone to or from Cody, Wyoming and beyond will need to use the Northeast Entrance during this closure.