Hotel at a Glance: Best Western Yellowstone Inn & Conference Center
Best Western Yellowstone Inn & Conference Center lies in the rural mountain town of Livingston, an hour's drive from the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park. It's also within a mile of the Yellowstone River—an idyllic spot for fly-fishing—and historic downtown Livingston, where you'll find museums, galleries, restaurants, and an Old West vibe. After a long day of sightseeing, guests can retire to standard rooms featuring 25-inch TVs and high-speed WiFi.
- Free continental breakfast: breads and pastries, hard-boiled eggs, cereal, fruit, yogurt, and juice
- Go swimming in the heated, indoor pool
- Stay for dinner: The onsite Copper John's Bar & Grill serves American classics for breakfast and dinner.
- Bring Fido: Up to two dogs can stay in pet-friendly rooms for an additional fee of $10 per day.
- Distance to Yellowstone National Park: About 50 miles.
Livingston, Montana: Gateway to Yellowstone on the Banks of the Yellowstone River
Livingston is almost entirely ringed by mountains, with the Crazy, Absaroka, and Bridger mountain ranges bordering it on three sides. The small town sits on the banks of the Yellowstone River in southern Montana, acting as a gateway to Yellowstone National Park just 50 miles away. Yellowstone is open all year long, but spring and summer are the most popular times to visit, when you can spend long, warm days hiking on more than 1,000 miles of trails. Summer is also a nice time to fish for cutthroat trout, and swim in a large hot springs known as the Boiling River, and watch the Old Faithful geyser erupt every 91 minutes. Before you go, learn more about the history of the park at the Yellowstone Gateway Museum in downtown Livingston.
Livingston is just down the road from Bozeman, southwestern Montana's largest city. Bozeman's historic downtown is well worth a visit for its coffee shops, bookstores, art galleries, and restaurants. A couple of miles south lies Montana State University, where you’ll find the Museum of the Rockies and its massive collection of dinosaur fossils. Among the holdings are 13 Tyrannosaurus rex specimens—the world's largest collection of its kind.