Snowmobilers are welcome at our cabins!

Direct trail access without all the hustle and bustle

The Beartooth wilderness is one of the most popular snowmobiling areas in the country. Most sledders stay in Cooke City, which is noisy and busy all winter long. If you’re looking for a quieter home base that still gives you direct access to the backcountry, Silver Willows Cabins are a great option.

You can snowmobile directly from the cabins to the backcountry.

You can ride directly from the cabins to the backcountry.

You can ride your sleds down our driveway and turn onto the Bannock Trail, the only sledding route with access to Cooke City and the backcountry. This means you can get out into the backcountry for a fun day in the powder and then return to a quiet home base every evening.

We are one of the few properties in Silver Gate that hosts snowmobilers, so you’ll enjoy a peaceful stay during your visit without sacrificing convenience.

In 2016, we added even more parking spaces for trailers.

Important notes for our snowmobiling guests

Snowmobilers staying at the Silver Willows Cabins should keep in mind:

Treat Silver Gate as a “no wake zone:” Winter residents in Silver Gate cherish the quiet, peaceful nature of our town compared to the relative busyness of Cooke City. Please respect our community and treat Silver Gate as a No Wake Zone (to borrow a boating term).

This means:

  • quiet warmups
  • no excessive revving
  • slow departures and arrivals at the beginning and end of each day

Trailer parking may be limited: We have plenty of parking at the cabins. Some sledders have fit up to four smaller trailers easily. However, our long, elevated driveway and the entrance to the cabins parking is flanked by pine trees. Guests with trailers longer than 24 feet can leave their trailers at the community parking space near the dump in Cooke City. You are welcome to park in Cooke and ride to and from the cabin via the Bannock Trail.

Discounts for long-term rentals: We offer discounts on monthly rentals! Monthly rentals are also tax-exempt. Please contact us if you would like to book a long-term rental.