Right across from Livingston's downtown depot, the Murray Hotel, 201 W. Park St. (tel. 406/222-1350; www.murrayhotel.com), opened in 1904 and has since put up everyone from director Sam Peckinpah to the queen of Denmark. Off the lobby, there's a good restaurant and a classic Western bar. Double rates are $89 to $119; suites are $139 to $229. Among the chains in town: Rodeway Inn, 102 Rogers Lane (tel. 406/222-6320), a woodsy motel with a candy shop on-site and double rates of $69 to $119; and the Best Western Yellowstone Inn and Conference Center, 1515 W. Park St. (tel. 800/770-1874 or 406/222-6110; www.theyellowstoneinn.com), with a long list of facilities and amenities and rooms for $89 to $129 double.


There are plenty of camping opportunities in the Gallatin National Forest, including Pine Creek and West Boulder campgrounds to the south of town toward Yellowstone National Park. For information, contact the Livingston Ranger District, 5242 U.S. 89 S., Livingston (tel. 406/222-1892; www.fs.fed.us/r1/gallatin).

Nine miles south of Livingston is the Livingston KOA, 163 Pine Creek Rd. (tel. 800/562-2805 or 406/222-0992). Open from May to mid-October, the facility boasts an indoor heated pool, a snack bar, liquefied petroleum (LP) gas sales, and a bathhouse. The campground is situated along the Yellowstone River, with shady sites that cost $25 to $30 for tents and $26 to $41 for RVs. Cabins range from $60 to $150 a night. Yellowstone's Edge, 3502 U.S. 89 S., Livingston (tel. 800/865-7322 or 406/333-4036; www.mtrv.com), is located on a bluff overlooking the Yellowstone River. Open from May to mid-October, it has both pull-through sites and back-in sites along the river for RVs, plus grassy tent sites and a lodge with a store, game room, laundry room, and bathhouse. There's also a dump station and LP gas available. RV sites cost $42 to $47. A fully furnished cabin, the River Suite, rents for $150 for the first night and $120 each additional night.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.