Even if you have been through Yellowstone Park a dozen times in the summer, Yellowstone’s unique winter environment should not be missed! Visitor statistics show that snowcoach tours are quickly becoming the most popular way to visit Yellowstone. A combination of great comfort, commanding views, and an opportunity to learn about the park are inspiring more people to visit during the winter.
Day 1 – Salem OR to West Yellowstone MT
We’ll make our way directly to the hotel this afternoon… The hotel is located just three blocks from the entrance to Yellowstone National Park, and all guest rooms and corridors were renovated in early 2014. You’ll be close to shops. A welcome reception awaits our arrival, with cookies and punch for all. Tonight, we’ll enjoy a cozy dinner right next to the hotel, at the Branch Restaurant & Bar. Holiday Inn West Yellowstone (D)
Day 2 – Snow Coach to Old Faithful
A full breakfast will be available at the hotel each morning… After a hearty breakfast at the hotel this morning, we’ll depart on the Snow Coach to Old Faithful. As we approach the West Entrance to Yellowstone National Park, it’s clear that we are about to experience something unlike anything we have ever experienced before. That anticipation only grows when our knowledgeable local guide explains that Yellowstone contains more wildlife than anywhere else in the lower 48 states, and more geothermal wonders-geysers, hot springs, mud pots and steam vents- than anywhere in the world! In essence, we have arrived at the doorstep of one of the most magical places on the planet. In addition to all the amazing things we’ll see on tour, we’ll be lunching along the way! Your evening will be free to explore in town. Holiday Inn West Yellowstone (B, L)
Day 3 – Local Touring in West Yellowstone
After indulging in the hotel’s breakfast offerings, we’ll go across the street to the West Yellowstone Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center. The Center offers every visitor to Yellowstone a chance to uniquely experience the world of grizzly bears and gray wolves. All the animals at the Center are unable to survive in the wild and serve as ambassadors for their wild counterparts. Next, learn about Yellowstone’s fascinating history and geological wonders at the Yellowstone Giant Screen Theatre. Far more than just a theatre, the Yellowstone Giant Screen Theatre offers a rare educational opportunity. Through the stunning film “Yellowstone” as well as displays located in the lobby, visitors can see the true Yellowstone as it is today, and as it was a hundred, and 100,000 years ago! Your afternoon is free to further explore the town of West Yellowstone on your own. Later this evening, we’ll meet at the hotel, before departing for dinner at a local favorite; Bullwinkle’s Saloon and Eatery. Holiday Inn West Yellowstone (B, D)
Day 4 – Snow Coach to Yellowstone Grand Canyon
Enjoy another scrumptious breakfast at the hotel this morning, before departing on the Snow Coach Canyon Tour. Visit Yellowstone’s “Grand Canyon” and see the Lower Falls – a 308 ft. drop! Experience the Park’s hottest and most dynamic geyser basin – Norris Geyser Basin, and Steamboat Geyser – the world’s largest active geyser. Gibbon Falls, Beryl Springs and abundant wildlife are found on this tour. We’ll treat ourselves to another delicious boxed lunch in Yellowstone today, before heading back to the hotel. Dinner will be at the historic Madison Crossing Lounge tonight. The Madison Crossing Building was the first West Yellowstone School built in 1918. The restaurant/lounge is located in the former 1st grade classroom, as long time locals laughingly point out, and the large area that houses the Homeroom furniture store was the school gymnasium, built in 1954. The floor and ceiling beams are original, and the two-story water fountain and mezzanine were added in 1993. This establishment is truly built on the memories that were made in it! Holiday Inn West Yellowstone (B, L, D)
Day 5 – West Yellowstone MT to Salem OR
After our final breakfast at the hotel, we’ll depart for the Bozman. Next, we’ll stop for lunch at Starky’s Authentic Restaurant, in historic downtown Bozeman. Then, we’ll depart for the Bozeman airport. (B, L)
“Custom Tours” were designed for groups of 24 or more… If you have a group that wants to book one of these trips… or wants us to design a tour for your groups specific needs… please don’t hesitate to call us. Our tours are designed with a “love of discovery”. Our creative itineraries can be custom-designed to your request including some “must see” attractions as well as “off-the-beaten-path” experiences.