Traveling is something everyone should do, if you can. If you never travel you might never come across unique places like the Pahaska Tepee Resort on the east entrance side of Yellowstone National Park.
One one of our vacations we headed to South Dakota for the yearly Sturgis rally. After Sturgis we planned to visit Yellowstone National Park. We are the “fly by the seat of our pants” travelers usually and had no idea where we would stay once close to or in Yellowstone. Luckily we happened upon this cute and unique place to stay.
Just before the east entrance to Yellowstone National Park is a place called Pahaska Tepee Resort. It is a total must stop and see or stay place if you ever travel to Yellowstone.
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Pahaska Tepee Resort Yellowstone’s East Entrance
The views on our way to Yellowstone National Park’s East Entrance were breathtaking for sure. Lot’s of winding roads and mountainous views.
Where to Stay
Traveling is always fun and for us a lot of the fun is booking on the fly. As we were driving toward Yellowstone National Park and not having a clue where we would stay, we came across this super neat resort. While there is a lot of lodging inside Yellowstone National Park, we wanted to stay just outside the park.
After pulling in, looking around and finding that they had one last room (must be meant to be), we decided it was the place we wanted to stay. Never being to Yellowstone before we didn’t know what to expect for lodging inside the park and didn’t want to miss out on this one. When in doubt you can always check with Booking.com to see what’s available where you are going.
Pahaska Tepee Resort
If you are a history buff you will understand why finding this place was meant to be. Hubby and I love history stuff especially when it comes to things like the old west and all that went on in those days.
Pahaska Tepee Resort is the closest lodging to Yellowstone’s East Entrance and is Buffalo Bill’s original lodge. Combine food, lodging and adventure all just 2 miles from Yellowstone and you have a great place to call home for a couple days.
Views of Pahaska Tepee Resort
Wondering around the Pahaska Tepee Resort was like taking a step back in time. All the cabins and out buildings are so old or old looking it makes one think you are back in late 1800’s.
This is inside the main lodge where you can almost feel the presence of those who used to frequent it back in the day. Hearing whispers of stories of long ago. It is so beautiful in all it’s original glory. A true must see.
Eat and Drink at Pahaska Tepee
After we got back from our quick (very quick) motorcycle ride up into Yellowstone National Park, we decided to check out the little bar that was on site. Walked in, bellied up to the bar and had a night we will never forget.
We met people from all over the place but the ones we had the most fun with were from Italy. Which is crazy, as my husband is a 1/4 Italian. They were a riot and we laughed and told stories and had fun for hours.
Next morning we hit up the restaurant for an amazing breakfast, old west style. What a perfect way to start our day, which was going to be a long one. One can’t go wrong dining at Pahaska Tepee.
Off to Yellowstone National Park
After a great night sleep in our cozy cabin, we got up early to head into Yellowstone National Park and were prepared for a full day of fun. We took our vehicle instead of the motorcycle this time as we knew we were going to be gone all day.
Of course the first thing we did was stop to get a picture of me in front of this sign to say we made it to Yellowstone National Park! We didn’t stop the night before as getting on and off the bike is always a pain when you are all leathered out.
There was a really neat rapids along our ride that night that we had to stop and walk along a bit. People at the Pahaska Tepee had said that earlier in the day a bear was spotted along that rapids, fishing. So of course we had to check it out.
What a beautiful sight, and again me being silly forgot to take pictures. This trip was done before I became a travel blogger so taking pictures wasn’t something I did a lot of. I told hubby we now need to go back, so I can get pictures.
There is so much to do and see in Yellowstone National Park!
What did we see in Yellowstone National Park
Because we only had one full day to really see all we could see it was a lot of stop, look, go, stop, look, go. But, we did put on a lot of miles and got to see things that were truly natural wonders.
We checked out Mammoth Hot Springs, Old Faithful and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone National Park. All absolutely beautiful and such neat land creations. We basically just bopped in and out of places to see all we could see.
Yellowstone National Park is a absolutely beautiful park and one that you really need more than a day and a half to get the most out of. Our next trip there we will stay inside Yellowstone. Because it was our first trip, we just had no idea what to expect.
Yellowstone National Park Family Fun
Even though our son is on his own and we travel kid free, it is so nice to see families traveling and kids experiencing all the wonders of the world. Traveling with kids can be a challenge but there are many fun things for kids to do in Yellowstone National Park.
Book Your Trip
Are you planning on a trip to Yellowstone National Park? You can check out rates and places to stay on our Book Your Trip page. Don’t forget to check out Yellowstone National Park website for all things Yellowstone.
That Traveling Chick takes great pride in providing honest feedback on places we visit. I don’t fluff my posts, and I don’t babble on and on about things that might not be of interest.
However, do ask any questions of me you might have about my trips, as I am an open book and here to help you enjoy your travels like I do. If you have other questions about Yellowstone National Park or Pahaska Tepee drop a comment for me.