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West Yellowstone

Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone

250 S Canyon St, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
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Clustered in five distinct camp settings, this 50-cabin property in the heart of West Yellowstone provides a sense of community without compromising privacy. This makes Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone perfect for family and friends traveling together - as well as romantic getaways. Each private cabin boasts stylish décor, fine linens, a flat-screen TV and a kitchenette for whipping up your favorite meals. WiFi is available in the cabins and throughout the property. Even dog-friendly cabins are available. When you arrive, you'll get a warm Yellowstone welcome in the form of a complimentary S'mores kit. Enjoy and savor by our community fire pit. Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone are just minutes from the Park's West Entrance and a short drive from Old Faithful. Best of all, they're open year-round. Book now and experience Yellowstone in style.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
24-hour front desk
Free internet
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Non-smoking rooms
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Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
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Our visit was between seasons while YNP was closed but regardless our accommodation was cozy and comfortable enough for us to feel like we could relax and make the most of the down time after a busy few weeks prior. The Grey Wolf Inn sister hotel was close by and provided complimentary use of laundry facilities, use of the heated indoor pool/spa and access to complimentary beverages and small snack collection. The only inconvenience which occurred was our room key cards seemed to expire each day which required us to go back to the sister Hotel reception a short walk away to have them reset to gain access to our room again. Overall, very pleasant stay
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Recent 5-night stay at Explorer Cabins in West Yellowstone. Truly impressed with facility...essentially every amenity required for comfort/convenience supplied, including binoculars for use in Yellowstone while staying! All personnel were very courteous, professional, and helpful, especially Ted the night auditor, who went above and beyond in helping with a minor charge snafu. S'mores provided were especially great on the night of several inches of snow! Certainly enjoyed the town of West Yellowstone with it's close proximity to the Yellowstone entrance,it's local supermarkets, shops, and restaurants.Would strongly recommend this cozy, clean, comfortable facility.
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Response from esue0731, Manager at Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone
Responded Oct 22, 2019
Hello Torey1947, Thank you for sharing this great review! We are thrilled to know you enjoyed your stay and that everything met your expectations. I will be sure to pass along your kind words to our team so that they know how much you appreciate their hard work. We hope your overall time in Yellowstone was great, and we hope to see you again soon. Best, Emily S.
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We enjoyed our stay in our cabin. We had no. 11 which is the Old Faithful Disability friendly thcabin, although we didn’t need it for this reason. It was spacious for my husband and I. I wouldn’t recommend this particular cabin for a family, although 1 child on sofa would be ok. There is a little kitchenette which can get a bit crowded and no dining table but It was totally fine for us 2. Unfortunately there wasn’t a bench in the bathroom adjoining the basin but a little fold up table instead, for all our products. It spoilt the nice spacious bathroom. Regardless of being wheelchair friendly, it’s still possible to have a wheelchair friendly bench. The bedroom was nice and spacious and had a beautiful comfortable bed and linen. It’s in the top 3 of comfy beds we’ve had in USA in my 20 or so hotels I’ve stayed in. A Beautiful atmosphere in living area, with a gas fire place. Little deck outside with seating, although too cold for us to use during our visit. It snowed for the 3 days we were here (from 30 September). I felt it was a bit over priced compared to all the other places we have stayed, but I guess being single seperate cabins, like a little house with seperate bedroom (which was great) so it comes with additional costs to that of a hotel room in one big building. You can use the facilities of the 2 hotels close by also. Pool, spa, laundry etc. it’s a convenient location to Main Street. Walking distance. Couple of gripes..... I handed by travel money card over to pay for the $10 per night amenity fee, and without any app roval from myself I noticed on my statement later that day that I had been charged the outstanding 2nights which really impacted by traveling funds. I had previously given my credit card which had been charged one night, so why on earth they thought it was ok to just charge my travel card, with no approval was an extremely frustrating issue. Trying to sort it out with the front desk receptionist was impossible. A week later another amount came off my card, leaving me with NO spending money at all. The manager didn’t bother to reply to any of the 3 emails I sent nor call me back. The upshot was they credited my account back and provided me with 2 nights free accommodation which was great, however it still put me in a very difficult and stressful financial position while traveling with no explanation or apology as to why almost $1,000 was charged to my card without approval. For this reason it’s not a business I’ll ever recommend or deal with again. The fridge made a whistling noise which was extremely irritating. If your in cabin 11, here is a tip. Turn the dial down a little and it will cool down and the noise will stop. But you may have to turn fridge up again, when your not home to ensure it stays cold. Just a tip if management are reading. A paper towel holder and tea towel hook on the bare wall above sink would be very convenient. There is little bench space, so the paper towel could be on wall instead. Tongs would be helpful too as part of the cutlery. If you stay here try to get cabin no.s 1 - 11 as they are a little bit further back on a quieter road off street than the other 2 areas that have the cabins. Those cabins are on the road frontage, where as the 11 cabins in our area, have a car park seperating them from the road. They are located in a half circle rather than all facing towards road. Cabins 12 to 22 are a similar layout but on a corner. See my photo supplied. We enjoyed coming back to our cabin each day after being out in the cold. It was very comfy. Like our own little house. Recommend if your willing to pay the higher costs compared to other Accomodation in town. A nice experience apart from the financial issues. I’ve learnt my lesson. I’ll never hand my travel money card over to a hotel again.
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Response from esue0731, Manager at Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone
Responded Oct 22, 2019
Hello MeganLouise24, Thank you for taking the time to share this feedback, we truly appreciate it. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay but apologize for the issues you had with your payment. I have made note of all your comments and will discuss them with our management team in order to make valuable improvements. We hope your overall time in Yellowstone was great, and we hope to see you again soon. Best, Emily S.
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We are foreigners in a new land and explorer cabins at Yellowstone provided us with a safe, secure place of refuge. It was comfortable, clean, well maintained. There was even a campfire for us to cook s’mores. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely return.
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Response from esue0731, Manager at Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone
Responded Oct 7, 2019
Hello Quan N, Thank you for sharing this great review, we truly appreciate it! We are thrilled to know you enjoyed your stay and that you found your cabins to be clean, comfortable, and well maintained. We hope your overall time in Yellowstone was great, and we hope to see you again soon! Best, Emily S.
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Not a cabin more like a hotel room in a shed. Very close to others, no privacy as ours was next to the short cut to McDonald's. Car parking to rear for another hotel so was a bit noisy at times. When we arrived our booking couldn't be found as filed under wrong name. Very expensive for what it is, would not recommend.
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Response from esue0731, Manager at Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone
Responded Oct 7, 2019
Hello fionai326, We appreciate you taking the time to share this feedback. We sincerely apologize for the poor experience you had during your visit. I have made note of all your comments and will discuss them with our team in order to make valuable improvements. We wish you safe travels and hope you can give us another chance in the future. Best, Emily S.
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$203 - $604 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesMontanaWest Yellowstone
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Frequently Asked Questions about Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone
Which popular attractions are close to Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone?
Nearby attractions include Yellowstone River (0.2 miles), Playmill Theatre (0.3 miles), and Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone?
Conveniently located restaurants include Taqueria Las Palmitas, Espresso West, and Madison Crossing Lounge.
Is Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of West Yellowstone.
Are any cleaning services offered at Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Yellowstone Historic Center (0.1 miles).