10 Cheap Places to Stay Near Major National Parks
For an alternative to in-park lodging, there are several hotels in West Yellowstone, Montana. The Holiday Inn on Yellowstone Avenue is a good bet, with high ratings on Expedia and nightly rates for two adults staying a few days starting at less than $110. A park entrance is less than a mile away, and it's only 3 miles to Lake Yellowstone.
Another out-of-the-park lodging option can be found in nearby Gardiner, Montana, at the Yellowstone Gateway Inn. Pleased reviewers note that the inn is within walking distance of Yellowstone's north entrance. All but one of the 15 rooms offer a kitchen, along with other amenities, and there's a small grocery store across the street for longer stays. While rates go up as summer approaches, they're still on the inexpensive side ($99 and up) through mid-May.