Or stay in one overnight at these beautiful campgrounds
Need a tepee? Don and Marcy Ellis will be glad to custom-design one for you, or just as happy to instead use designs originated by the Cheyenne, Sioux, Crow, and Blackfoot nations. The tepees range from 9 to 24 feet in height and are available from White Buffalo Lodges, 406-222-7390. If you don't have room in your backyard or the $270 to $2,000 asking price, check out these sites where the Ellises' handiwork is available for inexpensive overnight stays.
Bozeman Hot Springs KOA Campground
Four teepees are set up every summer near a group of mineral pools on the edge of the Gallatin River. Base price is $20 per night.
Lolo Hot Springs
This campground near Missoula gets a bit chilly in the winter, but its eight tepees circle a toasty open fire. Inside are Coleman lanterns, wood chip-covered floors, and optional cots. Base price is $25 per night.
Sage and Cactus Village
A rugged bed and breakfast on the McGee Ranch in Niobrara County. The eight-tepee camp sits on a bluff overlooking the Cheyenne River and offers campfires at night and a western breakfast in the morning. Base price is $40 per night.
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