Private Tours & Lodging in Yellowstone

Private Tours and Lodging - everything you need for a great visit to Yellowstone

Choose the Yellowstone tours you would like to do and stay in lodging on the edge of Yellowstone. Wanderlust Haven is an ideally located, private, 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath house in Gardiner MT with amazing views! We are so excited to get to offer this to amazing tour and accommodation package to make your visit extra special! The home is walkable to everything in Gardiner but retains a secluded feel.

You can choose how many nights you would like to stay and how many days you would like to enjoy guided tours. For tours, you can choose from wildlife watching in Lamar Valley or Hayden Valley, geology and geothermal tours, birding, day hikes, or visiting the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Yellowstone Lake with the option of a short hike in the area. With all of this packaged together, now all you have to do is get here. Your incredible Yellowstone vacation is ready!

Best Lodging

When you walk through the front door, you'll probably say Wow! You will step in to a big, beautiful living room. Round the corner to a master bedroom with private bath and a second full-size bedroom with it's own bathroom. There's a full kitchen, laundry and a huge deck overlooking the town of Gardiner and Yellowstone NP where you can chill out and watch the elk and deer wander through the yard. This is your private haven for the duration of your stay!

Comfortable Vehicle

Whether we are wildlife watching, exploring geothermal areas or hitting the trail, we'll get there in one of our comfortable touring SUVs.

Good Food on Tours

Depending on our day's activity and start time; your guide will bring baked goods, hot drinks, and a picnic brunch or a hearty lunch. Please bring your own water bottle and we'll have refills in the vehicle. Dinner and other meals outside of our tour times are on your own. Use the kitchen, bbq or enjoy one of our local restaurants.

Biologist Guide

We love using our expert local ecological knowledge to help you see and learn about the wildlife you are interested in. They'll teach you about many incredible aspects of Yellowstone and help you stay safe while you go wild!

Amazing Optics

Plenty of high-quality scopes and binoculars are provided, so you won't miss out on the action by having to share!

Family Friendly + Accessible

Tours can be adapted to accommodate all ages and abilities. Please let us know at the time of booking if you have specific needs.

Weather and Elevation

Weather varies A LOT! We can have 60 degree (F) temperature changes in a day. Bring clothing layers. Yellowstone has a dry, high-elevation climate. BYO water bottle and drink plenty of water to have your best day. We provide water for refills in the field.

Tour Options

Choose how to spend your days in Yellowstone, or tell us what you're interested in and we will adapt your trip accordingly.

Wildlife Watching
See wolves, grizzlies, bison and so many of Yellowstone’s other beautiful animals
Day Hikes
Explore Yellowstone beyond the roads, wander in splendid landscapes – Spring, Summer and Fall
Available year-round, best in Spring and Fall
Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing
Winter only – explore the stunning landscapes of Yellowstone’s winter wonderland
Geyser, Hot Spring & Geology Tours
Explore Yellowstone’s geyser basins with your guide
Beartooth Pass
Explore beyond Yellowstone on the rugged, spectacular Beartooth Plateau – alpine home to pika, marmots, mountain goats, unique birds and wildflowers.

More about Wanderlust Haven

2 bedroom 2 bath cabin, Yellowstone & Mountain Views 1100 sq. ft. + 2 Bedrooms with Queen Beds + 2 Full Bathrooms + Full Kitchen + Living Room + Deck + Great Views + 4 Guests max. Built and in 2017 by owner Derek J. (our incredibly talented local friend), the Wanderlust Haven has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. It's perfect for four adult travelers who want to rest easy after their daily adventures in the area. This cabin sits above the town of Gardiner, giving you spectacular views of the North Entrance to Yellowstone National Park. Within walking distance, you will find coffee shops, restaurants, shopping, watering holes, and more. The cabin is approximately 1100 square feet inside, and has a large rear deck and an additional circular patio just below with a BBQ with seating for dining and star gazing. There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms. In the master bedroom you'll find a comfortable queen size bed, full bathroom with shower, and a large walk in closet. In the second bedroom you will find a comfortable queen size bed, full bathroom with tub/shower, and another closet. Internet + Non-Smoking + Washer & Dryer + Heater + Air Conditioning + TV + Parking + Built and Owned by a Great Local Person House Rules Check in after 4:00 PM Check out before 10:00 AM You will be responsible for any damage to the rental property caused by you or your party during your stay. Maximum overnight guests: 4 No pets allowed No events allowed No smoking allowed

Tour & Lodging Prices

* All tours are private * Available all year round * Custom guided activities for your interests and timing of your visit * Contact us directly for groups larger than 4

3 Night Stay + 2 Custom Guided Days
  • + $120/person after the first
4 Night Stay + 3 Custom Guided Days
  • + $180/person after the first
5 Night Stay + 4 Custom Guided Days
  • + $240/person after the first


I had the privilege of being guided by Cara in Yellowstone for two consecutive days this May, and it really was an extraordinary, thrilling and memorable experience. Cara is delightful, engaging, knowledgeable, kind and funny. I felt she had really listened to what I had said I was interested in, and planned accordingly — and very successfully! She took me all over Yellowstone to see and experience its many treasures. I saw wolves, bears, a moose, a fox, pronghorn, bison (including calves), elk, mountain goats, sandhill cranes, pelicans, muskrats, an array of ducks and geese, herons, bald eagles, turkey vultures, an owl tending its chick in a nest, trumpeter swans, and more. We had delicious picnics in dream locations. If you are thinking of visiting Yellowstone and want to see as much wildlife as possible in a respectful, safe and fascinating way that enables you to really experience the park, I cannot recommend Cara more highly. Had I not been guided by her, I would have seen a fraction of what I saw, and would have learned very little about this fascinating and magical place. In Our Nature was a real find. Thanks so much Cara!
May 2023
In Our Nature Guiding Services filled its promise to show us the heart of Yellowstone and took us beyond Yellowstone to enhance our experience. Our days were full and we left with an appreciation for the delicate balances in nature as well as the unique characteristics and behaviors of different wildlife. Both of our guides were very knowledgeable and were always willing to answer questions and share their expertise. They pointed out so many things we never would have seen and explained what we were seeing as well as sharing animal behavior. They were both great drives so we were able to relax and watch the scenery. They were also very aware of our needs and anticipated well.
Yvonne H
September 2022
My wife and I spent five days with Cara in Yellowstone National Park. One day was better than the next. Wolves going in dens, black bears chasing siblings up a tree, coyotes and foxes searching for food, a bison traffic jam, and grizzlies 20 yards away from our vehicle (that we stayed inside of!) are just a few of the many highlights of the natural wonders that we were in complete awe of. Cara's knowledge, enthusiasm, and extensive knowledge were simply contagious. The equipment she used was top notch. Her passion for the animals we witnessed made the trip so worthwhile. Her easy going demeanor made conversation easy and informative. Every person we came in contact with in the park spoke highly regarding Cara's stellar reputation as a wildlife guide, and she truly surpassed our highest of expectations going into the trip. Her ability to spot wildlife is no less than remarkable (and I thought I had good eyesight!). The only way to truly experience the Serengeti we witnessed in Yellowstone National Park is to take Cara from In Our Nature Guiding Services and be prepared to be surprised, excited, and truly inspired. I am in the process of booking my trip with Cara for next year. Her indelible impact on our excursions is one we are both thankful and appreciative of.
Tommy Cuban
July 2019

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What's Not Included

Gratuity Natinal Park entrance fees: $20/person Weekly, annual, veteran, 4th grader & senior passes also accepted.

Payment Options

We will gladly accept online payment by credit card or by check if mailed in advance.

Have a Question?

Feel free to reach out and we're happy to answer any questions you may have.

Book your Yellowstone adventure now!

Looking for Another Adventure?

Make the most of your visit on a private tour with In Our Nature Guiding Services. One of our local wildlife biologists will craft your adventure to your personal interests.

Yellowstone Geyser & Hot Spring Tour

Visit geysers, hot springs & mud pots with your own expert guide. Yellowstone sits on top of one of the largest volcanic hot spots in the world. Learn about the chamber of partially molten magma underneath and how it causes all of the fanciful thermal activity in the park. There is no other place like this on earth!
Yellowstone Nat’l Park’s Mammoth, Norris, Madison and Old Faithful areas
late April to early November
from $780 per day

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A llama standing in grass in the mountains of Yellowstone region

Llama Day Hikes

Llama hikes are among the many incredible adventures available in Paradise Valley and Gardiner area, on Yellowstone’s fringe. You’re lucky to have multiple ways to join Susi from Yellowstone Llamas, who can answer all of your questions about the llamas.
late May – late October
from $150 per day

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Yellowstone Backpacking

Enjoy places others rarely see. Fully custom, private backpacking trips throughout Yellowstone with a duration and difficulty level designed just for you. Wander in the wonders of the wild.
Yellowstone National Park
May – October
from $700 per day

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Paradise Valley Day Hike

Get away from the crowds and experience the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem like a local! The Custer-Gallatin National Forest holds all of the mountain splendor and wildlife of Yellowstone, without the masses. Relax, unwind, move and discover this magnificent place with us.
Paradise Valley & Gallatin Nat’l Forest
May – November
from $500 per day

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Yellowstone Snowshoe & XC Ski Tours

Come indulge in Yellowstone’s winter splendor: explore varied terrain, follow & identify fresh animal tracks, and take in stellar views of Yellowstone’s northern range.
Northern Yellowstone Nat’l Park
December – March
from $350 per day

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Beartooth Pass Tours, Hikes & Backpacking

Beartooth Mountains offer awe-inspiring views from a high-elevation winding road, abundant wildlife and many hiking and backpacking opportunities.
Beartooth Mountains, Custer-Gallatin & Shoshone Nat’l Forests
June – October
from $500 per day

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Yellowstone Day Hike

Your biologist guide will lead you on beautiful trails suited to your interests and abilities. Choose from a private half-day hike (up to 5 hours) or private full-day hike (up to 8 hours).
Yellowstone Nat’l Park Trails
May – October
from $500 per day

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Wolf & Wildlife Tour in Yellowstone

Your biologist guide will use their expert local ecological knowledge to help you see and learn about the wildlife you’re interested in. You will observe bears, wolves and other wildlife through highest quality spotting scopes and learn about their ecology.
Yellowstone Nat’l Park’s Lamar and Hayden Valleys
from $780 per day

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