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Shadowood Lodge
P.O. Box 160
Emigrant, Montana 59027

Reservations (406) 848-9986

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Facts about Montana

One of the few remaining Bison heard in the United States can be found at the National Biston Range in western Montana.

A temporary White House was once created for President Teddy Roosevelt in Cinnabar, Montana when he traveled the state in 1902.

Yellowstone National Park became the first national park in the United States back in 1872. Most of the park is located inWyoming, but parts of the park extend into Idaho and Montana!

Montana holds the record the coldest temperatre in the 48 contiguous states. On January 20, 1954, it reached -70 deg fahrenheit in Roges Pass, MT

Only three states are larger than Montana - Alaska, Texas and California.

The Little Bighorn River in Eastern Montana is situated on the site of Custer's Last Stand.


Activities for You - Rocky Mountains Lodging Near Yellowstone National Park

You'll see lots of elk in Yellowstone!From visiting famous Yellowstone National Park to Fly Fishing in the Yellowstone River, there is more to do here than most people think. Most of our guests enjoy the fact that we are only 30 minutes from the north gate of Yellowstone National Park, away from the crowds that come to Yellowstone during the hectic summer months. Yellowstone Park is an incredible place, and cannot be seen in just one day. To see all of Yellowstone, we recommend at least 2 to 3 days to navigate through the park.

Yellowstone National Park is one of the most popular national parks in the United States. Since the mid sixties, at least two million tourists have visited the park almost every year. There are a total of nine visitor centers and museums at Yellowstone.

Most of our guests that stay at Shadowood are NOT campers, but would like to enjoy this scenic wonder. So we feel we have the perfect solution. We are far enough from the crowds, yet close enough to the northern entrance in joom. If you are inclined to want to visit the park, we can possibly arrange a personal tour guide for you. Please let us know well in advance.

Do NOT feed the bears at Yellowstone. In the early history of the park, visitors were allowed, and sometimes even encouraged, to feed the bears. The bears had learned to beg for food, and visitors welcomed the chance to get their pictures taken with them. This led to numerous injuries to humans each year. In 1970, park officials changed their policy and started a vigorous program to educate the public on the dangers of close contact with bears, and to try to eliminate opportunities for bears to find food in campgrounds and trash collection areas.

A Yellowstone National Park guided Photo Safari is available. If you are interested in pursuing this activity, please let us know well in advance, and we will assist you in this.

Montana Fly Fishing - The Yellowstone River

Lennae from Dome Mountain Ranch OutfittersWe are located less than three miles away from some of the best fly fishing in the world. The Yellowstone River can be viewed from the Lodge, and is full of rainbow and cutthroat trout. It's catch and release as we feel that a trout is just too valuable a resource to take out of the river. If you are interested in learning some beginning fly fishing lessons, let us know, and we can assist you with that as well. Anglers from all over the world descend on the Yellowstone River, and the fly fishing in Montana is legendary. Fishing can be enjoyed almost all year round, but probably you'll be fishing through the ice during the winter months!

Cross Country Skiing in the Rocky Mountains

Cross Country Skiing in the RockiesA popular winter sport for years, we have snow all around us during the winter months. You can bring your own ski's or rent them locally nearby. Miles and miles of untouched snow await you and your group. The mountains in Montana are big, just like the sky! It's tough fo find better skiing conditions anywhere in the U.S. If downhill skiing is more to your liking, we are located very close to Big Sky, and Bridger's Bowl.

Since Shadowood is located at an altitude of 7,000 feet, we'll have ample snow in the winter months for you to do your thing in the snow! Whatever you decide, you can start your journey from Shadowood Lodge!

Montana History and Culture

Back in 1804, Lewis and Clark made their famous journey to the Pacific Northwest, and they travelled through the area twice. You'll see lots of historical landmarks relating to the Lewis and Clark Expedition throughout Montana. You'll be in an area where Indians once roamed, and a part of the old wild west. You'll feel it once you arrive.

Other Activities in Paradise Valley near Yellowstone Park include:

  • hiking
  • white water rafting
  • horseback riding
  • helicopter tour of Yellowstone National Park and Paradise Valley
  • big-game hunting (seasonal) - Montana Elk, Whitetail Deer*
  • wildlife viewing (make sure you bring a camera!)
  • shopping in Bozeman is available to the ladies

* There is a deadline of 3/15 each year for applying for a deer or elk tag in Montana.

Reserve your stay at Shadowood in the Rockies

To inquire about availability at Shadowood, call at (406) 848-9986 during normal business hours and weekends. . This Northern Rocky Mountains Lodge traditionally fills up fast during the summer months, so we urge you to plan ahead and book now. It is reserved on a first come first served basis.

We look forward to having you stay with us here at Shadowood!