Destination guide

Enjoy Yellowstone in vacation home rentals

Aside from the charming country taverns, the old frontier vibes, and the small-town character, Red Lodge vacation rentals offer something altogether priceless for many an American traveler – access to the iconic reserves of the Yellowstone National Park. With that great volcanic field of spurting geysers and carved granite mountains hiding just over the Wyoming state border to the south, you can look forward to a whirlwind of country enjoyments, from skiing on the peaks of the Rockies to discovering the lost wildernesses on the Beartooth Highway.

Things to do

Attractions near Yellowstone vacation rentals

Although you'll need to head just across the Wyoming state border to the south of Red Lodge to get there, Yellowstone National Park is the bona fide jewel in the crown of this Montana town. Packed with spurting Old Faithful Geyser and the steaming Mammoth Hot Springs, it's home to wolves and bears and buffalo. Even closer to the door of those Red Lodge vacation rentals is the vast Custer Gallatin National Forest. A more untrodden place, it offers campgrounds and over 2,000 miles of hiking trails, not to mention the breathtaking Beartooth Scenic Highway.

Activities

What to do near Yellowstone vacation homes

Eager to carve up the powder plumes on fir-shrouded black-diamond runs? Skiing is just a stone's throw from the town center here. Prefer hitting the hiking trails and seeking out grizzlies in the Douglas fir forests? There's the whole Beartooth walking network to get stuck into. Think a bout of whitewater rafting is the way to go? There's plenty of babbling rapids in the hinterlands nearby. And this corner of Montana is also great for feeling the pulse of the American west, with rodeos and BBQ cook-ups and cowboy saloons all on the menu.

Day trips

Best excursions near Red Lodge vacation homes

Red Lodge is an ideal base camp for day trips to Billings. Vacation homes are just a short distance from places like Pictograph Cave State Park, a park with trails past ancient paintings in caves, and ZooMontana, a sprawling zoo with regional and exotic wildlife in open-air habitats. Moss Mansion Museum, a landmark residence with guided tours of interior rooms, and the Yellowstone Art Museum, a showcase for historic art and contemporary work, are also great to visit.

Weather

Climate during your stay in Yellowstone vacation homes

With its perch between the Montana Rockies and the great geysers of Yellowstone National Park, Red Lodge is perfectly suited to host visitors right throughout the year. Those coming in the winter season between December and March should be sure to bring the woolies, and the ski boots and poles. Those coming in spring – in April and May – can wax down the walking boots. And those coming in the summertime can look forward to the best weather for hiking and exploring the reserves of Beartooth, Custer Gallatin, and Yellowstone itself.

Natural features

Get ready for the mountains in Red Lodge

Red Lodge vacation rentals are a stepping stone to the great American Rocky Mountains. In under a 20-minute drive to the west, the ranges begin in earnest, shouldering above each other before reaching the soaring summit of Granite Peak at 3,900 meters up _ the highest point in Montana. The combo of the Beartooth Mountains, the Gallatin National Forest, and the Yellowstone National Park mean there's oodles of awesome nature to enjoy. Get ready to spot spurting geysers and hot springs, see galumphing American bison, old-growth fir forests, and roaring rivers of whitewater.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Red Lodge

The nearest airport is in Billings, MT (BIL-Logan Intl.), located 54.8 mi (88.1 km) from the city center.

Family friendly

Family fun near Red Lodge vacation homes

Red Lodge has an array of family-friendly attractions for kids of all ages. Vacation rentals are available near places like Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary, a rescue facility with an abundance of native wildlife, and Carbon County Historical Society & Museum, a local history museum with artifacts and exhibits on the Old West and Carbon County. You might like Red Lodge Mountain, a family-friendly winter sports area for skiing, snowboarding, and other winter sports on multiple trails and slopes.

Where to stay around Red Lodge?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 199 vacation rentals near Red Lodge. From 104 Houses to 56 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Red Lodge for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Red Lodge?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Red Lodge. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Red Lodge Ski Area: 152 vacation rentals
  • Red Lodge Mountain Golf Course: 150 vacation rentals
  • Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary: 150 vacation rentals
  • Carbon County Historical Society & Museum: 151 vacation rentals
  • Carbon County Art Guild & Depot Gallery: 155 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Red Lodge listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Red Lodge?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 104 Houses in Red Lodge. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Red Lodge include:

  • Cabins: 56 rentals available
  • Cottages: 56 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 56 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Red Lodge?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 50 vacation rentals with pool available in Red Lodge. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.