Most accommodations in Cooke City  are older serviceable motels and cabins; they’re neither fancy nor expensive.
For a budget place, the High Country Motel (406/838-2272, www.cookecityhighcountry.com , year-round, $55–85) is very nice, with both motel rooms and cabins, including a few with kitchens.
The Alpine Motel (406/838-2262, www.cookecityalpine.com , year-round, $75), also has well-kept rooms and a few suites.
Extended families and other groups should inquire about renting cabins at Antler’s Lodge (406/838-2432 or 866/738-2432, www.cookecityantlerslodge.com , $75–135).
Elk Horn Lodge (406/838-2332), right along the main drag of Highway 212, also has both cute kitchenette cabins ($99) and motel rooms ($84).
Just east of town, Big Moose Resort (406/838-2393, www.bigmooseresort.com , $75–90) is the tiniest touch fancier and well off the main drag.
The other lodgings in Silver Gate are all owned by a group of people who are working to give this tiny town some vitality without destroying its woodsy laid-back beauty. Pine Edge Cabins (406/838-2371, www.pineedgecabins.com , $89–140) are open all year. The charming 1930s-era Silver Gate Cabins (406/838-2371, www.silver-gate-cabins.com , $72–150) all have kitchens; there are also some motel rooms here.
The only real deviation from the small motel and cabin format in the area is the Super 8 (406/838-2070, $85) in Cooke City. If you want to stay someplace a little more modern, this is it.