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Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone

250 S Canyon St, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 06/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#6 of 40 hotels in West Yellowstone
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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 decor, 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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Game room
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
24-hour front desk
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Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
Private bathrooms
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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tloco1979 wrote a review Apr 18
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma75 contributions45 helpful votes
Stayed in a two queen bed cabin. Very cute exterior, inside it is a glorified hotel room. Small kitchenette but only one chair. Loved the smore kits and coffee supplies. Very clean. Fire pit right out the front door. The parking situation was terrible. The cabins are right on the road. Designated parking for the cabins is behind them but the snow makes it inaccessible. Check-in was a nightmare. The cabins do not have a check-in office of their own. There is a hotel that has the cabin logo on it... sign on door says to go to another hotel. Go to that hotel, there is another sign on the door saying to go to another hotel. Finally after going to the third hotel I was able to check-in.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Vacation236145 wrote a review Feb 2021
9 contributions
The internet pictures do not do these cabins justice. This cabin was so charming. It was perfect. Clean and cozy and more than we expected. The bathroom was spacious and the living room had plenty of space for us to hang out at the end of the day. We will be coming back again!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
luvNY94 wrote a review Oct 2020
California158 contributions92 helpful votes
This is our first visit to Yellowstone, so I can’t say much about the other entrances, but the location of Explorer Cabins at West Yellowstone was perfect! Conveniently, there are several restaurants, souvenir and grocery stores here, but the cabins are far enough away to make it all still feel outdoorsy. And the park entrance was less than a five-minute drive. My husband and I stayed in a Yellowstone Cabin (two bedrooms, one with a king bed, the other with a bunk bed), and the beds and pillows were very comfortable. The kitchenette, with dishes, a pan and a small pot (perfect for soup on those cold nights!) completed our perfect stay. The whole cabin was extremely clean (an important point, especially in today’s times), spacious, and comfortable! A quick note was when our fireplace had stopped working — they came to fix it right away, and that was much appreciated. The bonfire in front of our cabins was a great touch too, but we didn’t get to take advantage of it as we spent full days inside the park. We absolutely loved our visit to Yellowstone, and having Explorer Cabins as our home base was the cherry on top!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
4 Helpful votes
Pinelakemo wrote a review Oct 2020
Oak Harbor, Washington106 contributions67 helpful votes
It’s overpriced for what you get. You would think a cabin with a kitchenette would include a few utensils, glasses or plates? Nothing. And the walls are thin so you can hear your neighbors all night. Way more of a hotel room than a cabin. The check in desk people were rude and not at all helpful to any of our questions. Can’t recommend this place for the price.
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Date of stay: October 2020
3 Helpful votes
Daniel L wrote a review Oct 2020
Aurora, Colorado108 contributions59 helpful votes
My review is mixed. First of all, we found a used bar of soap in the shower. Makes you wonder how thoroughly the room was cleaned. The cable TV package was very basic so no October baseball playoffs on ESPN of FS1. My bed sloped off to the edge so it was an uncomfortable couple of nights. You could hear every word through the wall from the people in the adjoining cabin. Parking and access to the cabin was sketchy – there is a paved path to the front door from the street where you can unload but you can’t park there; parking is in the shared lot behind the building next to the trash bins with a dirt path along side the cabin. I wouldn’t consider it a secure parking area. The kitchenette was a nice feature for a two day stay. The front desk staff were pleasant and helpful. The front desk is at the Grey Wolf Inn so took us a while to find the location. Access to the town was a close drive or a medium walk. Don’t be fooled by the picture they show on their web page. It is not representative of the room we had. It was an OK stay but I wouldn’t stay there again.
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Date of stay: October 2020
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$231 - $644 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 Playmill Theatre (0.3 miles), Yellowstone River (0.2 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, Madison Crossing Lounge, and Book Peddler.
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.
Is Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.