The wonders of Yellowstone have never felt so close. Under feet of snow the roads remain off limits to private vehicles, allowing for a uniquely intimate experience with nature from the warmth of your heated snow coach. In the 150 years that visitors have been coming to Yellowstone National Park, only a hardy and intrepid handful have ever seen it in its winter glory.
DAY 1—WELCOME TO BOZEMAN!
Travel to Bozeman, MT for a welcome dinner and overnight stay. D
DAY 2—WEST YELLOWSTONE
Spend the morning at the Museum of the Rockies to learn how the Yellowstone area became a hotbed for geologic activity and wildlife. Continue to West Yellowstone for a 3-night stay on the edge of the world’s first National Park! B, D
DAY 3—OLD FAITHFUL
Journey into Yellowstone National Park aboard a private, heated snowcoach. Closed to normal vehicles, this is the only way to see Yellowstone cloaked in its winter beauty. Watch as herds of bison trudge through snowy valleys and see Old Faithful cast steamy water high into the winter sky. After a day exploring the snowy wilderness in comfort, return to West Yellowstone for dinner. B, L, D
DAY 4—YELLOWSTONE FREE DAY
Spend a free day exploring the area, choosing from many exciting options below. Feeling adventurous? How about a guided snowmobile tour in the Park. B
Option—Snowcoach Tour to Lower Falls
Enjoy a guided snowcoach tour in the park to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, where you’ll see Lower Falls and Hayden Valley, along with thermal features and wildlife.
Join a guided full day tour driving your own snowmobile to either Old Faithful or Canyon. Experience not recommended for people with mobility concerns.
Option—Explore West Yellowstone
Visit attractions such as the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center, the Yellowstone IMAX theatre, and the downtown strip of shops and restaurants (no advanced registration required).
Rent snowshoes, snowmobiles, or cross-country skis to explore the areas around West Yellowstone (book on own).
DAY 5—WINTER SLEIGH RIDE
Travel through a winter wonderland aboard a horse drawn sleigh in Gallatin National Forest. Enjoy a homemade western meal at Elkhorn Ranch before continuing to Yellowstone’s northern gateway, Gardiner. Check-in for a 2-night stay at the Abrasoka Lodge and enjoy the views of the park from your private balcony overlooking the mighty Yellowstone River. B, L
DAY 6—LAMAR VALLEY
A naturalist guide takes us into the magical Lamar Valley, where bison, elk, and pronghorn graze in the territories of the Park’s favorite predator - gray wolves. Since being reintroduced in 1995, wolves have been at the top of the bucket list for wildlife sightings in Yellowstone. After a morning on safari, enjoy lunch at the historic Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel and a stroll along the area’s colorful thermal features before returning to Gardiner. B, L
DAY 7—RETURN HOME
Return to Bozeman and home with wonderful memories of a great adventure. B
Night 1: Hilton Garden Inn, Bozeman, WY (Jan departure)
Night 1: Best Western Plus Grantree Inn, Bozeman, WY (Feb departure)
Nights 2-4: Grey Wolf Inn & Suites, West Yellowstone, MT (Jan departure)
Nights 2-4: Yellowstone Park Hotel, West Yellowstone, MT (Feb departure)
Nights 5-6: Absaroka Lodge, Gardiner, MT
Jan 26-Feb 1, 2024 Sold Out
Feb 12-18, 2024 Sold Out
Price Per Person:
Pre/Post Tour Hotel:
$178/night (Jan departure)
$158/night (Feb departure)
Free airport shuttle or hotel parking
Welcome Dinner and meals as indicated (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
Fees and tips for included attractions and meals
Luggage handling at most hotels
Free bottled water on coach
24-hour emergency call service
Our Welcome Dinner on Day 1 is at our hotel, Best Western Plus Grantree Inn, starting at 6:30 p.m. We recommend scheduling your flight to arrive by 4:00 p.m.
Schedule your flight home to depart from Bozeman, MT any time after 1:00 p.m.
Airport Transportation / Vehicle Parking
Our starting hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service to/from the Bozeman Airport. If you are driving to the starting location, they also offer complimentary parking for the duration of the tour.
Moderate walking is required to fully enjoy this tour. While the amount of walking may not be extensive, there is the likelihood of wintery conditions including snow and ice. Previous travelers have found assistance with trekking poles and/or cleat like straps called YakTrax. While walking canes are allowed, we are unable to accommodate travelers using other mobility devices, including walkers and wheelchairs.
January – high of 35°, low of 15°
February – high of 38°, low of 17°
Each hotel has a hair dryer, iron, ironing boards, a coffee maker, a refrigerator, Wi-Fi, exercise room and swimming pool.
A total of three mailings are sent to assist you in preparing for your tour, including information sent upon receipt of your reservation.
Dress on tour is casual. Plan for winter outerwear, heavy winter coat, hat, mittens or gloves, and winter boots.
Travel Protection Available?
Yes, see CountryTravelDiscoveries.com/TravelProtectionPlan.