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Painter Outpost

On your way to Yellowstone,
by way of Cody, Wyoming
or Red Lodge, Montana
( the Northeast Gate: 
Cooke City & Silvergate),
experience the wilderness, camping in your RV rig, tent, or a brand new cabin at:
Painter Outpost: RV Park / Campground / Cabins.

There are very few places left that offer spectacular natural scenery and wildlife on this scale for:
hiking, horseback riding, ATVing, hunting, fishing, kayaking, photography,
biking, snowmobiling . . .

Choose the Northeast Gate
of Yellowstone, and stay at Painter Outpost.

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We are located in the heart of the Shoshone National Forest (America's very first), and 25 miles from Yellowstone National Park (another first for America), in the rugged Rocky Mountains, on the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway (#296) — and 6 miles from the Beartooth Highway (#212) — in Wyoming, America's least populated state.

We are 60 miles from the nearest supermarket, in Cody, Wyoming, and 20 miles from Cooke City, Montana (and it is just a few miles more to Silvergate, Montana and Yellowstone). Truly beautiful wilderness.

Lodging

We offer RV sites, tent sites, corrals for your horses, and new dry cabins. Why not use Painter Outpost as a base camp (park your RV/trailer with us), and take day trips into Yellowstone with a lot less hassle.

Winter hours:
Closed Tue. & Wed.
Open 10AM - 4PM, for fuel, c-store, RV park, and cabins.

(see below for restaurant hours)

Food

The Outpost Restaurant is just the place to relax with a nice hot meal. Our wood-burning stove will get you warmed up in no time.

Restaurant Winter Hours:
— closed: Tue. & Wed. —
Breakfast 8:00 - 11:00AM
Lunch 11:00AM - 5:00PM
Dinner 5:00 - 6:00PM
     or closing (see below)
Fri: 8:00AM until 6:00PM
Sat: 8:00AM until 8:00PM
Sun: 8:00AM until 5:00PM

Stores

For all those items that got left behind, we offer a fully stocked convenience store. From fish hooks to bear spray, our C-Store offers almost 3,000 items including food, beverages (alcoholic & non-), snacks, first aid, ice, fire wood, as well as eggs and other foods from our kitchen. Fuel up while you're here. (It's a long way between settlements out here in the West.) We carry premium-grade gasoline, diesel, and propane. There are books and maps on many subjects/areas of interest locally. (This area is a geologist's heaven.)

We, also, offer a fine selection of gifts, many of them made by local (Wyoming & Montana) artisans. Come visit Two Ladies' Treasures and take home a keepsake of this wild and wonderful country.

What's To Do

From dude ranches, where you can go horse-back riding, to over 100 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, you will never lack for outdoor activities to explore. Here are a few suggestions:

Contact Info

Come stay with us, or just stop by and check your e-mail at our wireless hot spot. For your convenience, we accept Visa/MC. Enjoy a memorable wilderness experience on your way to Yellowstone.

Make a reservation today.

Winter Hours
Great Opportunity
Dramatic Price Reduction
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