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Grand Teton National Park

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When I was planning our family trip to Yellowstone, I was disappointed that I couldn’t find anywhere we could camp and use a fire pit.

I looked into RV sites and tent camping, and finally learned about this recommendation for camp cabins from another homeschool family. There were grills right by the beach park!

We stayed at Colter Bay Cabins in Grand Teton National Park.

This was perfect for a large family. We got a private 2-bedroom cabin. The gorgeous breakfast buffet at The Ranch House Restaurant was even included!

It was convenient and affordable for a larger family.

There’s a nice convenience store and visitor’s center.

It was close enough to Yellowstone that we got to drive into the park to see the sites.

We came back to our quiet cabin to grill dinner and play at the rocky beach each evening.

Grand Teton National Park

The kids loved the beach!

Colter Bay Beach Picnic

Our last afternoon, we went on a free ranger-guided family nature hike.

The kids also all completed the Junior Ranger program.

Kids with Park Ranger

We got to see deer, fish, frogs, swans, pelicans, and beaver dams.

Swans at Grand Tetons

We saw trees gnawed by beavers and scratched by bears.

beaver stump

We really enjoyed our stay at Grand Teton.

The Colter Bay camp cabins were convenient and affordable for our larger family. The end of August had perfect temperatures and not too crowded.

We stopped by Jenny Lake (which also has a lodge) on the way home just to see it.

Jenny Lake

They had some hiking trails. It’s really beautiful.

This chipmunk wasn’t shy at all! We watched a man feed it peanuts from his hand.


It was a long, tired drive home, but we have great memories!

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