Unplug. Relax. Enjoy
At Silver Gate Lodging you should expect to find nature staring you in the face instead of your phone screen. We are happy to be ‘mostly’ off the grid and yes we do realize that for some that are almost impossible. If you really need to post that Instagram selfie or check an important email we have you covered. Please ask a staff member for assistance.
You will find our staff to not only be extremely passionate about nature and traveling but also very knowledgeable.
Our story started with our founder Henry Finkbeiner, a nature lover looking for a place to unplug, relax and get away from it all. Henry was introduced to the wonders of national parks by his grandfather who just happened to travel through Silver Gate via the Beartooth pass on their way to Yellowstone National Park.
He remembered the stunning view of the mountains and the close proximity to one of his favorite places in the park. Lamar Valley, also known as the Serengeti of America. A valley filled with wildlife where Bison, bears and wolfs roam the plains. Something about Silver Gate stuck with him.
Later on in life while searching for the meaning of life that same love for nature and wildlife sparked a wild idea in young Henry’s mind. Having no children of his own he recognized that many inner-city kids would most probably never experience what his grandfather offered him as a child. The wonders of the great outdoors.
He made a decision to find a place where he could safely introduce these kids to not only the great outdoors but to the magic of a place like Yellowstone.
Low and behold a listing showed up for a couple of cabins for sale in Silver Gate. Henry immediately recognized the little town he visited with his grandfather and immediately made plans to visit with a realtor in tow.
First, it was the purchase of a couple of cabins and then before long it quickly turned into multiple cabins, houses, and even a hotel. We just fell in love with this little town and decided to share this with the world and still keep it innocent and hidden from the crowds.
The Range Rider Hotel served as a perfect spot for hosting these inner-city kids and that was the start of annual kids camps. As time passed the program morphed into mentoring programs for older teens. Every summer several teens are accepted to spend the school holiday in Silver Gate where they get to work with teams to learn and manage the cabins and the hotel industry.
During days off they get to explore the park and surrounding areas on their own.
At Silver Gate, we are always happy you found us and we want to make your stay super special. It's best if you can stay for more than a day but we would love to see you for any amount of time.
Once you experience the friendly staff, clean and rustic cabins and our well-stocked general store you will most certainly want to stay.
If you have not already booked your stay then please make a point to check availability.