lodgingThe Yellowstone Forever Institute offers lodging for program participants at several different locations, all guaranteeing stunning views and memorable Yellowstone experiences.

All Lodging & Learning programs are held at park hotels. Field Seminars may be based at either the Institute’s Lamar Buffalo Ranch field campus, the Yellowstone Overlook Field Campus, or at a park hotel. Backcountry programs take place in the wilderness in and around Yellowstone National Park. Private Tours and Youth & College programs take place in and around Yellowstone National Park. Program locations are included in each program description.

Lamar Buffalo Ranch

Located in Yellowstone’s scenic Lamar Valley and far from other development, the historic Lamar Buffalo Ranch Field Campus offers comfortable lodging in a historic wilderness setting. You’ll enjoy a log cabin with a propane heater, a bathhouse with private showers, and a common building with a fully equipped kitchen where you’ll prepare your own meals. Participants share space in log cabins that include three single beds, a propane heater and reading lights. The cabins do not have electrical outlets or plumbing. Unless your program includes meals and bedding, participants are expected to bring a sleeping bag and pillow and prepare their own meals in the fully equipped kitchen.

Yellowstone Overlook Field Campus

Perfect for families and small groups, the Yellowstone Overlook Field Campus features comfortable cabins on 80 acres, awe-inspiring views, and easy access to the northern section of the park. Cabins have self-serve kitchens for preparing meals and open floor plans that are perfect for group dining and evening activities. Groups that need a formal classroom setting can make arrangements to use the classroom space at our headquarters, located just down the hill in Gardiner. Our small group packages include lodging during the program, or if you prefer to build your own program you are welcome to stay the nights before and after your tour(s).