Yellowstone Vacations

Holiday Inn

Work and play in West Yellowstone, the gateway to America's First National Park!

Yellowstone Vacations is seeking talented, professional individuals committed to providing exceptional guest service to work in West Yellowstone, Montana. 

West entrance to Yellowstone National Park - West Yellowstone, Montana

About Yellowstone Vacations

The Gray Wolf Inn & Suites is a limited service hotel, with 105 guest rooms. This location has approximately 7 year-round associates, and 40 Summer seasonal associates. Summer season start dates range from early May - early June; end dates range from late September - late October.

The West Yellowstone Holiday Inn is a full-service hotel, with 123 guest rooms and a 206 seat restaurant and bar called The Branch. This location has approximately 40 year-round associates, 30 Winter seasonal associates, and 50 Summer seasonal associates. Winter season dates are mid-December - mid-March. Summer season start dates range from mid-April - early July; end dates range from early September - late October.

The Yellowstone Park Hotel is a limited service hotel, with 64 guest rooms. This location is not open during the Winter, and has approximately 25 Summer associates. Summer season start dates range from mid-April - late May; end dates range from late September - late October. 

The Explorer Cabins are a 50 cabin property located in the heart of West Yellowstone. This location opened in July 2013 and is open year round with approximately four year round associates and an additional 15 associates in the summer season. 

Yellowstone Vacation Tours offers tours and activities to explore the worlds first National Park! Offering snowmobile and snow coach tours in the cold winter months and bus tours in the warm summer months, when it comes to Yellowstone, there’s no bad time to go exploring! Hiking, biking, sightseeing, and scenic drives are always in season. Working at Yellowstone Vacation Tours allows you to interact with people from all over the world while enjoying Yellowstone and West Yellowstone! 

The Employee Experience

Yellowstone Vacations offers associates the opportunity to work, live and play at the entrance of Yellowstone National Park! West Yellowstone is a gateway to adventure, within minutes of town you can be hiking in the mountains, fishing in streams and lakes and exploring Yellowstone National Park.

As a subsidiary of Delaware North successful associates have the ability to pursue future employment at any of our hundreds of locations across the country including operations in National Parks such as Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Grand Canyon, Shenandoah, Glacier and Yellowstone.

Ideal Candidate

We search for associates who possess a strong work ethic, positive attitude and that ability to handle a physical work load and a fast paced atmosphere. Our most successful associates are individuals who are team players that enjoy giving quality customer service, are passionate about and enjoy the outdoors and the beautiful area that we call home.  

The ideal candidate will be able to work the summer season beginning in April and going through October, with a possibility to extend to the winter season. 

Winter positions ideally start in early to mid-December and go through March, with a possibility to extend to the summer season. 

Room and Board

Apartments - Associates living in West Yellowstone will share efficiency apartments at a rate of $63.00 - $74.00 per week, per associate. Each unit has two-to-four occupants. There is a full kitchen and shared bathroom in each apartment, with a shared coin-operated laundry facility in the complex. Apartments are fully furnished and include dishes, pots and pans and bed linens. All Yellowstone Vacations associates living in company housing are required to pay a refundable $200 housing deposit prior to their employment start date. All apartments are non-smoking. Guests, family members and pets are not permitted in employee housing.

Employee Perks

Internet - Wi-Fi is not included in the cost of your rent. However, if you wish to get Wi-Fi hooked up in your apartment or RV site, you can do so by contacting the local provider and paying on your own. There is a public library and several Internet cafes in West Yellowstone.

Satellite TV - Satellite television is included in the cost of your rent at the Madison and Ambassador Apartments. 

Discounts - 50% shift meal at the Branch restaurant, 30% discount at the Yellowstone General Stores located inside the park. 

Medical - There is a health clinic in West Yellowstone which opens 4 days/week most of the year; they are open 7 days/week during the summer season.

Getting Here and Getting Around

Arriving by Car - U.S. Residents with their own transportation can travel straight to West Yellowstone on Check In Day. Associates will be allowed to check-in to housing two days before their start date.  

Arriving by Air - The nearest airport is Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport (BZN).  Bozeman is 90 miles north of West Yellowstone. We provide transportation to those arriving by air or bus in Bozeman (BZN). We ask that you arrive the day before to be ready for pickup on your Check In DayInternational J1 Work & Travel Students who have not yet applied for their social security cards are required to arrive and be picked up in Bozeman. 

  • U.S. Residents can fly into Salt Lake City (SLC). We do not provide transportation to West Yellowstone but you can schedule bus transportation with Salt Lake Express

Arriving by Bus - Greyhound is available from most cities in the U.S. to Bozeman, MT and Idaho Falls, ID. In order to be picked up in Idaho Falls or Bozeman you must contact Human Resources to arrange a pick up.

Hotel Accommodations - Bozeman offers many hotel choices providing free airport shuttle. To allow for a more efficient pickup on Check In Day, we will provide a list of preferred hotels with new hire materials.

Hostel - Treasure State Hostel is a low cost alternative to high cost hotel accommodations.  Treasure State Hostel starts at $28/night.  Please check their website for up-to-date room pricing.  Treasure State Hostel is located at 27 E. Main, Bozeman, MT 59715 (406) 624-6244.

Transportation around West Yellowstone - West Yellowstone is a small town, having your own vehicle isn't a necessity. Most places are a 10-15 minute walk from the apartment facilities. Having a bike is helpful to get around West Yellowstone. 

For Fun

Enjoy the convenience of living in a small Montana town, while being just minutes away from the West Entrance to the nation's oldest national park! In the summer you can fish in the hundreds of miles of blue ribbon trout water surrounding West Yellowstone, hike, mountain bike or explore ghost towns, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons and more!

Would you prefer stillwater fishing? At approximately 15 miles long and four miles wide, nearby Hebgen Lake is a premier stillwater fishing destination.
Other activities available in the area include rafting, horseback riding, tubing and boating.

In the winter you can explore hundreds of miles of snowmobiling and cross-country skiing trails. If you enjoy downhill skiing or snowboarding, West Yellowstone is just 55 miles from Big Sky, home to some of the most diverse skiing and snowboarding trails among breathtaking vistas.

How to Apply

The employment page of our web site has many more details, which should help answer most of your questions. We offer the ease of an online employment application, linked below. You can apply online at, just click on apply now and check the box on the left of the page for West Yellowstone.

Thank you for your interest in joining us for a great season in Yellowstone!

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