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9 Best Rentals in Wyoming for Wildlife Watching

Fun fact—around 100 mammal types, and 400 bird species call the rugged state of Wyoming home. From the wide-open plains to jagged rock cliffs of the various mountain ranges, travelers can spot antelope, wolverines, bobcats, moose, elk, antelope and an impressive list of other magical creatures in this amazing state. We’ve found vacation rentals located near wildlife hotspots such as Yellowstone, Grand Teton National Park and Cody that are perfect for spotting local wildlife.

1 Mile From Grand Teton Park, Mountain Views and Hot Tub - Teton Village 1 Mile From Grand Teton Park,by The Ski Slopes, Mountain Views,HotTub
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1 Mile From Grand Teton Park, Mountain Views and Hot Tub - Teton Village

Teton Village is within the Jackson Hole area. Naturally, pronghorns, elk and eagles traverse this wildlife haven. The national park is just a few minutes away and proves to be the optimal place to see wildlife. Who knows? From that huge living room window, something might scurry by.

Enjoy the 'Old West' in This Wonderful Log Home - Wilson Enjoy the 'Old West' in This Wonderful Log Home
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Enjoy the 'Old West' in This Wonderful Log Home - Wilson

Moose often frequent the backyard of this charming log cabin in Wilson. An open deck sits amongst the lush foliage, which is where you might see the action. Inside is ultra-cozy, with plenty of plaid linens and a toasty warm fireplace.

2-Bedroom Cabin - Laramie Deerwood Station- Relax in Our Beautiful Guest Cabin
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2-Bedroom Cabin - Laramie

The road leading up to this simplistic cabin offers views of mountains and local habitat. From the ranch property, wild horses gallop in the distance. A wood-burning fireplace adds a Wyoming touch, and there are plenty of fun vibes that run throughout the space.

Canyon Creek Cabin Bed & Breakfast - Cody Canyon Creek Cabin Bed & Breakfast
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Canyon Creek Cabin Bed & Breakfast - Cody

The first encounter will be via a sweet elderly cat parented by the hosts. With all of the perks of the typical bed-and-breakfast, guests will appreciate the extra attention to detail. Breakfast in the mornings, unparalleled service and hosts knowledgeable in all the surrounding areas – after all of that, to top it off, Yellowstone is 25 minutes away.

Bridger Teton-Wyoming Range Rustic Mountain Cabin - Daniel Bridger Teton-Wyoming Range Rustic Mountain Cabin
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Bridger Teton-Wyoming Range Rustic Mountain Cabin - Daniel

Polished and rustic at the same time, this cabin has the best of all worlds! With the classic vibes of old Wyoming, guests will still feel like they are staying somewhere unique and tranquil. Views from the front or back deck are incredible no matter which season. The winter offers snowmobiling and snow activities. However, in the summer, pronghorn antelope may traverse through the yard!

Cabin at Grass River Retreat - Lander Cabin at Grass River Retreat
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Cabin at Grass River Retreat - Lander

So this precious dwelling is located on its own slice of land, right on a river! So the fishing is phenomenal – does that count as wildlife? Anyway, being among such a lovely natural landscape is going to mean animal sightings. The cutest thing is that your luggage can be brought over the bridge via a sled or wagon.

Cabin on the Wind River - Dubois Cabin on the Wind River
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Cabin on the Wind River - Dubois

We just can’t get enough of these cabins! Being a little bit more up to date, this location is also right along the river. And let us tell you, the fly fishing is stellar. Take a short hike to the surrounding training, and possibly spot deer, elk in even bother eagles.

The Retreat at Rusty Elk Lodge, Star Valley - Thayne The Retreat at Rusty Elk Lodge, Star Valley
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The Retreat at Rusty Elk Lodge, Star Valley - Thayne

The Rusty Elk is Wyoming vacation goals. That gritty western appeal meshes with a refined touch, which comes out to be quite the pampering experience. Located optimally to make regular trips through the gorgeous canyon, to the Grand Teton terrain, guests can book a sleigh ride amongst the elk refuge, take a safari through the national park or simply drive the park loop to see bighorn sheep, wolf tracks and eagles.

Baker Cabin in Scenic Setting - Clark Baker Cabin in scenic Clark Wyoming
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Baker Cabin in Scenic Setting - Clark

When the views span as far as the eye can see, and snow-capped mountains add depth to the horizon, you know majestic animals are bound to wander off somewhere in the distance. While the house is high rated and simple enough, the selling point is the deck, from where you can enjoy that glass of wine while watching the sunset over the landscape.

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