• Closest Lodging to Yellowstone's East Entrance

Yellowstone & Wapiti Valley Maps

Dramatic landscapes of northwestern Wyoming

A little about Big Wonderful Wyoming

Wyoming's license plates feature a man on a bucking bronco. The Horse on the Wyoming license plate has a name, "Old Steamboat". It is named after a bronc that could not be ridden back in the late 19th century. The first Dude Ranch in Wyoming was the Eaton Ranch, near Wolf. The Eaton's also came up with the term "dude". 

Wyoming was the first state to give women the right to vote. 

Yellowstone is the first official National Park (1872) 

Devil's Tower was designated as the first National Monument (1906) 

The largest coal mine in the USA is Black Thunder located near Wright. 

Wyoming leads the country in coal production in 1994 with 3 million tons/week. Wyoming has the lowest population of all 50 United States.

Yellowstone National Park, Est. 1872

Established on March 1, 1872 by an act of the U.S. Congress and signed by President Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th president of the United States, Grant Village in Yellowstone Park, was named in President Grant's honor.

• Square miles - 3,472 / 8,992 square km
• Acres - 2,219,790.71 / 898,321.11 hectares
• Highest point: 11,358 feet / 3462 meters - Eagle Peak
• Lowest point: 5,282 feet / 1610 meters - Reese Creek
• Thermal features: 10,000 (approximately)
• Active geysers: 200 - 250 (approximately)
• One of the world's largest calderas, 28 mi x 47 mi / 45 km x 75 km
• Tallest waterfall: 308 feet (94 m) - Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River
• The largest concentration of free-roaming wildlife in the lower 48 states.

Cody, Wyoming

Cody, Wyoming was named for William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody. Many tourists come to the area because of his Wild West Show's depictions of the "Old West".

"The Colonel and several friends came to the area to purchase land & develop a community. At the insistence of Colonel Cody's fellow developers, the site was named Cody in 1895. Streets were laid out and named for General Phil Sheridan and the originators of the community.By 1902 incorporation of the town was Colonel Cody's opening for the famous Irma Hotel in the Rockies, named after his youngest daughter."

Wapiti Valley

As its Indian name implies, The Wapiti Valley is home for the wapiti, or elk as well as the grizzly bear, bighorn sheep, moose, deer, and other wildlife. A sharp eye might spot these animals feeding along the banks of streams, on grassy bench lands, and on brushy slopes. The Wapiti Valley is home to fourteen beautiful, historic lodges offering full-service accommodations, nightly or monthly. Any of these lodges may be used as home-base while touring all of Cody Country and enjoying Cody's many fine attractions.

Wapiti Ranger Station Built in 1903, this was the first forest ranger station erected at Federal expense. It is situated within the first national forest reserve (Shoshone National Forest), which was established by President Benjamin Harrison in 1891.

The Road from Cody, WY to Yellowstone

The Cody Road to Yellowstone!

Travel 50 miles of mountain grandeur and scenary through the valley of the North Fork of the Shoshone River. A trip to Yellowstone is not complete without a stop at the historic Pahaska Tepee.

This illustrated map of the road from Cody, Wyoming to Yellowstone Park's East Entrance was part of the original Pahaska Tepee Brochure!

Closest Lodging, Cabins & Dining to Yellowstone's East Entrance

We have it all! From small efficiency cabins to our 2-story Reunion Lodge

1 Queen Standard

Single efficiency rooms, 4 rooms to an A-Frame cabin.

1 Queen Suite

2 Room private cabin, sofa & a small porch.

2 Queen A-Frame

A-Frame rooms in our duplex cabins & mountain views.

1 King Jacuzzi

Located in our duplex Honeymoon Cabin.

1 Queen Deluxe

Rooms located in a front duplex cabin.

2 Queen + Kitchen

Full kitchen and porch - "The Housekeeping Cabin"

The Hill Cabins

Log cabins with a variety of bed size combinations.

Deluxe Condo

Spacious 2-story modern house with fireplace and full kitchen.

Reunion Lodge

Great location for weddings, reunions & corporate retreats.