Rare air deal to Yellowstone at $149 O/W

If you were entertaining a Western adventure this summer -- or through Jan. 15 -- take advantage of a rare airfare sale to West Yellowstone, Montana, from Delta Air Lines.

The one-way rate is $149, or $166.60 including all extras. A round-trip ticket costs $328.69.

This low price is valid on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Saturdays . Other days of the week are priced $20 higher each way.

Give at least a 14-day advance notice of travel and avoid the blackout dates of Nov. 25, 29; Dec. 23, 24, 27, 30, 31 and Jan. 2-4.

Delta serves West Yellowstone (airport code WYS) with connecting service via Salt Lake City. A side note: Delta offers round-trip rates of $351.20 to SLC this summer -- higher than to Montana!)

This sale rate doesn't have a ticket-by date, but matches the rules of a greater Western sale from Frontier Airlines that is set to expire on Friday. Regardless, buy tickets as soon as possible.

If You Go

Moose Creek Cabins & Inn is a fine budget choice for exploring the charming town of West Yellowstone and one of the nation's finest national parks. The property isn't for travelers expecting luxurious accommodations, but fits the bill for price, location and quality.

Inn rooms start from $82 per night, double occupancy, and 500-square-foot cabins that sleep up to four persons are priced from $165.

Don't forget that Yellowstone can be an awesome destination during the winter. From Moose Creek Cabins, guests sled, cross country ski or snowshoe from their front door to more than 300 miles of top groomed trails and backcountry winter safari adventures in Montana or into the Yellowstone National Park (entrance fee required).

Snowmobile rentals with guided tours can be arranged through Moose Creek Cabins & Inn.