The East Gate to Yellowstone is Scheduled to open May 5, 2017. Other roads are either open or will open shortly after that date! This is a great time to see the great Grizzly Bears as they emerge from their dens and begin foraging for food. They begin locating winter kill bison, deer, elk and other animals that did not make it through the winter. Remember that bears are wild and require a lot of distance. They can cover ground is a very short amount of time and mama bears are very protective of their cubs. Keep a very large distance from bears! It's going to be a great year in the Big Horn Basin. We received a lot of snow this year and the flowers are expected to be spectacular! Cody just got 2 inches of very wet snow two days ago. It will make all the fauna and flora pop! Wapiti Mountain Cabins are ready to start receiving guests and I look forward to meeting the many guests who pass through this most amazing area! Give yourself a few days with us. There is so much to do and see in Cody, Yellowstone and the Big Horn Basin from sightseeing, White Water Rafting, Horseback riding, Wild Horse viewing, Helicopter rides, the Cody Night Rodeo, Shoot a Live Gatling Gun, see the Cody Gunfighters in front of the Irma Hotel nightly, take a historical trolley ride, Two different dinner and show attractions, Visit Old Trail Town (Resting place of Jeremiah Johnson) and don't forget the World Famous Buffalo Bill Center of the West (you get a two day ticket and it take both days to see all of the amazing history, gun gallery, plains indian museum and more). There is a lot to do and see here and you will want to come back year after year. Give me a shout if you are heading this way and let me help you have an awesome vacation!!!
It's been awhile, but I am back online. The last year has been turbulent but I am back on my feet and looking forward to this years' new arrivals and new friends!!! I lost one property last year but gained another on the Northfork this year! If you are thinking about heading to Yellowstone and want to stay with us, you need to book fast. Both houses are filling up fast for the summer. I hope to see you all this year! The valley is full of deer and elk right now! Please be careful when driving toward Yellowstone right now! We are beginning to thaw out and the grass is turning green. Yellowstone is still closed but the Northfork is beautiful and full of Sheep, Deer, Elk and the bears are beginning to emerge.
The horses are beautiful this time of year!!! Come see the mustangs and the colts before they start putting on their winter coats!
This Great Horned Owl visited the Wapiti Mountain Cabin this week! Thanks Matt Esmay for the great photo! If you visit us, at night you can hear them hooting in the trees nearby...all you have to do is listen!
Red foxes feed primarily on small rodents, and unlike most mammals, they can hear low-frequency sounds extremely well. When a fox is hunting, it listens intently and can pick up on tiny sounds — including the sound of a vole scampering beneath 3 feet of snow. Even when its prey is out of sight, the fox can pinpoint the animal's exact location. It then leaps into the air and strikes from above, a technique known as mousing.
~ Photo Details: Yellowstone National Park (February, 2016)
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Unbranded is coming to the Big Horn Cinemas on March 24, 2016. Cody's own Val Geissler was a huge part of the success of this movie about 4 guys who break, train and ride 16 mustangs from Mexico to Canada. See how the mustangs outperform our American Quarterhorses on this 2000 mile ride up the Continental Divide. Val will be available to give a talk and answer questions. We all know him in Cody as our Cowboy Poet, Horse trainer and all around funny guy who will talk your ear off with his many cowboy stories.
Easter is just around the corner, Wednesday, March 23rd there is a special sip and paint class being offered at the Buffalo Jump Winery. They will be painting special Easter Eggs. Sign up and sip some great wine or try their new Vodka but DON'T SIP TOO MUCH AND DRIVE!
Mark shot this photo of a female bobcat in a tree last week. Isn't she beautiful?
Are you looking for the perfect Wyoming and Yellowstone Vacation away from the crowds but with luxury comfort, views of mountains and several destinations within 30 minutes of your vacation rental? You are going to love Beartooth Mountain Retreat! Brand new in July 2015 with all the amenities of a 5 star hotel but with room to spread out, enjoy fresh air at the base of the mountains and no neighbors! This has all the most modern amenities including stainless steel appliances, dishwasher, washer and dryer, and satellite TV in all rooms so you aren't stuck watching what everyone else decides. The front porch is covered to give you shade and the perfect place to sit and watch the wildlife, view the mountains or just enjoy the cool Wyoming evenings without mosquitoes that keep nagging at you. We are 30 minutes from Cody, WY, 45 minutes from the Northeast Entrance of Yellowstone Park (Closest entrance to see all the Yellowstone Wildlife) and 20 minutes from Red Lodge Montana. We are just 1 mile from the Montana State Line and close to awesome trout fishing and hunting areas. We are pet friendly and look forward to you visiting our website. We are beginning to fill up for Summer of 2016 so don't wait too long. Our other house is almost full for the summer and other Cody accomodations are filling fast. This is one of the best kept secrets in this area (Beartooth Mountains, Yellowstone Park, Red Lodge Montana, Cody, WY and more!)