All the Lodging Options Inside Yellowstone National Park
Yellowstone National Park is the oldest and, in my opinion, the best national park within the continental United States. The stunning scenery is breathtaking, the wildlife are massive and abundant, and the geological history is simply fascinating. The best way to maximize your time is to book a room within Yellowstone National Park. Keep in mind, in park lodging options are highly desirable during the summer months. In fact, these lodgings are so popular that if you would like to stay next summer, I recommend you make reservations NOW as they are already booking for 2018 and even 2019. Here is an overview of the Yellowstone National Park lodging options:
The Old Faithful Inn
The Old Faithful Inn has been welcoming guests since 1904 and the architecture is like none you have even seen. The 76-foot-tall lobby with hand hewn timbers wrapping around the inside of the building, the massive stone fireplace made from stones found in Yellowstone combine to create a visual ambience. The accommodations range from rustic, with or without a private bath, to newer suites. They also have cabins, some with private bathroom with a shower, while others have only a sink and a toilet. They have single or double beds. The Old Faithful Snow Lodge & Cabins all have private baths and is within the Old Faithful Complex. This Yellowstone lodging option is only steps away from Old Faithful, allowing you to witness the grandeur of the famous geyser, before the mid-morning crowds start to show up.
Lake Yellowstone Hotel and Cabins
Upon arrival at the Lake Yellowstone Hotel and Cabins, the massive white columns against the calming yellow exterior, welcomes you to a time of classic, yet casual elegance. This Yellowstone lodging has breathtaking views of Lake Yellowstone and has undergone a full interior renovation. The interior is reminiscent of a Colonial plantation. All the rooms have an in-room bath. It is a beautiful area and extremely peaceful. Stay at this Yellowstone lodging option for the amazing view and calming atmosphere of Lake Yellowstone.
Canyon Lodge and Cabins
Canyon Lodge and Cabins offers a mix from western cabins to a variety of lodge rooms. While this Yellowstone lodging option is in a great central base for exploring the park, it doesn’t “feel” like you are staying within a national park. However, it has everything you need in an accommodation. Stay here for this lodge’s convenient location to all the ‘must-see’ sights around Yellowstone.
Roosevelt Lodge Cabins
From the front porch of the Roosevelt Lodge Cabins you can rock yourself to sleep and awaken your western spirit. The cabins are all rustic with double beds. Some more rustic than others. Many of the rooms are heated with a charming wood stove, while some have private baths and electric heat. This Yellowstone lodging option is perfect for those who want some R&R and to be in close proximity to horseback riding opportunities.
Grant Village Lodge
Another Yellowstone lodging option is Grant Village, which was named after President Grant, who established Yellowstone as the world’s first national park in 1872. Select this lodge if you are looking for an in park hotel room to rest your weary soul after hours of exploring.
Mammoth Hot Springs
Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel and Cabins offer hotel rooms and cabins with or without private baths. An interesting fact about the Mammoth Hot Springs area is that it was the location for the U.S. Calvary when they helped manage the park. Here you can take a self-guided tour of Fort Yellowstone’s buildings. As seen below, the surrounding area is quite impressive. Stay at this Yellowstone lodging option for interesting history and beautiful views.
Rates at the different lodges vary by dates or season and, a fact that may be of interest, is none of the lodges have air-conditioning, internet services, or televisions. There is also limited cell phone service throughout the park. It is your totally unplugged, back to the awesomeness of nature experience!
To book Yellowstone National Park lodging, visit www.yellowstonenationalparklodges.com.
My Favorite Photos from Yellowstone
Traveling to Yellowstone in the Winter?
Only the Old Faithful Snow Lodge and Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel are open during the winter months, which can be reached only by snow coach service, allowing you to enjoy the views and not focus on the driving.
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