Destination guide

Explore the Wild West in Wyoming

Once the land of cowboys and frontier settlers, life in Wyoming is still centered around the outdoors, with national parks and mountain scenery. Yellowstone National Park is one of the most popular areas for Wyoming vacation rentals, allowing you to explore long hiking trails and see spectacular natural sights. Cheyenne is full of museums about frontier times and has lots of rustic restaurants where you can try local delicacies such as locally-farmed elk and bison. Come winter, the state's mountain landscape and heavy snowfall make it a popular winter sports destination, with lots of ski areas to suit different abilities.

Things to do

Discover the cowboy life in Cheyenne, Wyoming

Wyoming is famous for being part of the Old West, and, at Cheyenne Frontier Days, you can learn what life was like for cowboys and settlers during these turbulent times. There's a museum full of historic artifacts, from beautifully restored carriages to tools, and you can dress up as a cowboy for some fun photos. There's also a saloon for drinking and dancing, and demonstrations of cowboy skills. Visit on rodeo day and you can see bull riding, before heading to the gift shop to get yourself fitted out with your own pair of cowboy boots.

Activities

Explore Wyoming's Yellowstone National Park

The northeast corner of Wyoming is dominated by the vast Yellowstone National Park. With mountains covered in pine trees, Yellowstone has calm lakes, winding rivers and a number of waterfalls to be spotted along the wooded trails. Stay in a Wyoming vacation rental in the park, and you can explore the iconic sights, such as Old Faithful. The geyser erupts regularly throughout the day, blowing boiling water into the air for several minutes. The Grand Prismatic Spring is the biggest hot spring in the park, with an eerie turquoise glow and red-hued rocks, making it an often-photographed location.

Weather

Hot summers and frosty winters in Wyoming

July and August are the most popular times to visit Wyoming, especially Yellowstone, with Wyoming vacation rentals booking up quickly. This is because the weather is warm, but still comfortable enough for hiking and outdoor fun. The cities tend to be hotter, and the mild springs are a great time to explore the state, with wildflowers in bloom. Winter brings snow and frost, which makes Wyoming a popular place to ski. The high winds can make the winters feel particularly cold, so be sure to book somewhere with an open fireplace.

Natural features

Lakes and mountains in Wyoming

Just south of Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Park is a mountainous area with lakes and grassy plains. In the winter, the area is covered in a thick layer of snow, and the area includes popular ski areas such as Jackson Hole, which has countless ski trails, catering mostly for beginner and intermediate skiers. The frozen lakes are turned into ice rinks, and the varied terrain makes it popular with snowboarders. A favorite with climbers, Devils Tower rises nearly 5,000 feet above sea level, with a sheer rockface that creates a challenging climb, and a flat plateau at the summit.

Where to stay around Wyoming?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,678 vacation rentals near Wyoming. From 208 Cabins to 606 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Wyoming for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Wyoming?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Wyoming. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Jackson Hole: 1,444 vacation rentals
  • Jackson: 1,013 vacation rentals
  • Cody: 239 vacation rentals
  • Grand Teton National Park: 1,362 vacation rentals
  • Teton Village: 981 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Wyoming! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Wyoming?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Wyoming:

  • Jackson: 1,013 rentals
  • Cody: 239 rentals
  • Teton Village: 981 rentals
  • Cheyenne: 32 rentals
  • Wilson: 1,156 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Wyoming?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Wyoming are:

  • Jackson Hole Airport (JAC): 1,176 vacation rentals
  • Yellowstone Regional Airport (COD): 115 vacation rentals
  • Laramie Regional Airport (LAR): 22 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Wyoming?

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

  • Yellowstone National Park - East Entrance: 68 rentals
  • Jackson Hole Mountain Resort: 1,332 rentals
  • Jenny Lake: 935 rentals
  • Old Faithful: 86 rentals
  • Snake River Canyon: 637 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Wyoming listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Wyoming

Jackson
1,013 vacation rentals
Cody
239 vacation rentals
Teton Village
981 vacation rentals
Cheyenne
32 vacation rentals
Wilson
1,156 vacation rentals
Laramie
47 vacation rentals
Casper
58 vacation rentals
Dubois
43 vacation rentals
Sheridan
42 vacation rentals
Thermopolis
18 vacation rentals
Buffalo
32 vacation rentals
Alpine
36 vacation rentals
Moran
1,144 vacation rentals
Lander
30 vacation rentals
Saratoga
15 vacation rentals
Wapiti
155 vacation rentals
Gillette
47 vacation rentals
Afton
26 vacation rentals
Star Valley Ranch
34 vacation rentals
Moose
972 vacation rentals