yellowstone wonderland

Join us in working the summer at one of the the world wonders.

About Us

Established in 1971, Ventures West Inc has been a prominent entity in the West Yellowstone and Gardiner Montana communities since its inception.

Currently, the company owns and operates several gift stores and rental properties, based just a few blocks from the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park in the town of West Yellowstone.


Retail Stores

We are proud to boast that we own and operate the two finest retail stores in West Yellowstone. The stores offer a fine selection of gifts, apparel and outdoor lifestyle clothing.

Rental Housing

Available to rent are apartments and RV sites. We have three apartment buidings with options ranging from fully furnished one bedroom to large unfurnished three bedroom units.

"I've had the funnest summer working for Ventures West at the Smith&Chandler and Firehole Trading stores since my retirement. Our days off we explore the park and hike"
Happy employee 2
Dianne Brandeburg
“It was so much fun working at Firehole and the Smith&Chandler Stores. My co-workers were wonderful and I made some great friends"
Happy employee 1
Tammie Rose
North Carolina