Vacation Like A Local

From a local's point of view...

Where to eat:

Go down Madison Avenue, toward Idaho, you will find the Running Bear Pancake House. This place is a local lunch favorite. You can’t beat the REAL turkey sandwich! It tastes just like the ones your Mom makes the day after Thanksgiving. Don’t forget the extra mayo and the pickles! When you are there, make sure you say hello to Kelly!

Sometimes we just feel the need for a taste of the Southwest! If you are feeling that need, head to the taco truck that is tucked in between the BBQ place and the gas station on Hwy 20 and Canyon. On the nights bands are playing at the park, it is nice to grab a burrito and head across the street with your lawn chair and enjoy music, burritos and friends, new and old.

Feel like a little drive to find dinner? Take 191 out of town and turn onto Highway 287, and you will heading to the Grizzly Bar in Cameron. This is also a local favorite and it takes you right by Hebgen Lake and Quake Lake. If you want to take a different route home and venture around Henry’s Lake, just ask and we will give you directions and an agenda for an entire evening of fun! The Au Gratin potatoes are out of this world!

What we do for fun

Take in some of our favorite outdoor beauty: Lions Head, Red Canyon and Coffin Lake. All of these are just a short drive from West Yellowstone to the trail head. Depending on the season, huckleberry picking is always a great choice! Check in with us and we will let you know how the berry season looks and where we are finding them! We will be excited to find out if any of them make it back with you!

Rent a bike at Free Heel and Wheel and take a bike ride down the Rendezvous trail! In the winter, this is a cross-country ski trail but in the other seasons, it makes for a great bike ride! Stop by Ernie’s Deli and pick up some sandwiches for the lunch! Don’t forget the Bear Spray!

“Make the lakes loop”, - This outing could turn into an all-day event or a two hour event. Check out the beauty of Hebgen Lake and visit the Happy Hour Bar for a feeling of sitting on the bow of a boat, enjoying their great margaritas! Venture around to Quake Lake. This lake was formed when an earthquake hit the area on an August evening in 1959. Read the history of the lake at the pull offs and don’t forget the visitors center. Look for Cormorants in the dead trees still standing in the lake. This is a very unusual place to see these birds. Drive by Henry’s Lake and proceed home on Highway 20.

As the seasons and weather changes, so do our native tastes! Please ask and we will be so excited to share our local favs with you.