Welcome to East Yellowstone Lodges
East Yellowstone Lodges offer Yellowstone lodging, guest ranches, cabins, inns, RV parks, and adventure near Yellowstone National Park and Cody, Wyoming
Yellowstone National Park and Cody, Wyoming just scratch the surface of all you can experience during your vacation in East Yellowstone.
Located in Wyoming at the East entrance to Yellowstone National Park, East Yellowstone is home to many family-owned lodges, guest ranches, and dude ranches known collectively as The Lodges of East Yellowstone. Nestled among towering pines and sparkling mountain streams, you can vacation for a day, a night or a week.
East Yellowstone is an area rich in history. Trace the steps of Buffalo Bill Cody or follow the paths of early mountain men like Jim Bridger and John Colter. Make us your destination while vacationing in the Yellowstone area.
East Yellowstone Lodging Map
An untouched corner of the Old West between Yellowstone National Park and Cody, Wyoming
THINGS TO DO NEAR CODY, WY
Enjoy the Wild West, complete with Western museums & outdoor recreation
Right outside the East entrance to Yellowstone, you'll enter dude ranch country. Wide, lush valleys, rivers, lakes, and the signature rocky peaks and cliffs of Yellowstone Country and Wapiti Valley greet you.
Like adventure? Take a horseback ride through pristine cowboy country, where you'll take in fresh air and big mountain views from your gently swaying saddle. Ride the largest zipline in Wyoming, clipping along at up to 35 mph and ending with a holler-inducing assisted free fall. Get wet and wild with a bucking whitewater rafting trip through the stunning Shoshone Canyon. Or tower above the river at the Buffalo Bill Dam, once the highest dam in the world.
Expect the best Western dining in and around Cody with mouth-watering cuts from locally sourced beef. Explore a cultural scene that includes the Smithsonian-affiliated Buffalo Bill Center of the West.
THE HISTORY OF THE AREA
Discover the dude ranches in the "Fifty Most Beautiful Miles in America"
Legendary showman Buffalo Bill Cody established the town of Cody in 1896. Within a handful of years, he managed to attract a rail line to the area, get the world's highest dam built just upstream, and pioneer the road to East Yellowstone.
President Teddy Roosevelt called the corridor from Cody to Yellowstone through the stunning Wapiti Valley the "Fifty most beautiful miles in America."
New infrastructure, area attractions, and abundant outdoor opportunities allowed dude ranches and guest ranches to flourish between Cody and Yellowstone. Many of those early ranches remain today as a lasting testament to the Wild West spirit.