by Joseph A. Sprince – Photography by Gerald B. Allen
The Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks Travel Guides are a resource for those planning to tour Yellowstone National Park and/or Grand Teton National Park. The adjacent national parks are typically visited at the same time and offer very different experiences. Yellowstone offers the world's largest concentration of thermal features such as geysers and hot pools. Grand Teton features one of the world's most spectacular mountain ranges. Both parks offer outstanding opportunities to view wildlife.
The park has nine lodging facilities open during the summer and two during the winter. Accommodations vary from rustic cabins with shared bathrooms to modern motel-style rooms with a private bath. Reservations can be made by phone or on-line through the park concessionaire. Call 866-439-7375 or 307-344-7311 or use the provided links below to check availability or reserve on-line. Reservations are strongly advised well in advance of any travel plans.
In-park rooms generally don’t have telephones, televisions, radios, or air conditioning. Internet access (Wi-Fi) may be available for an extra charge. Additional accommodations can be found outside the park in nearby towns such as West Yellowstone (closest), Gardiner, and Cody, Wyoming (many activities, including the Cody Night Rodeo, Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and Trail Town). More amenities (Complimentary breakfast, indoor/outdoor pool and spa, cable TV, and free high speed Internet access) and better value (such as AAA 2 or 3 diamonds) can generally be found outside the park. Links are provided below.
Park lodging seasons generally run late May to September. For current opening/closing dates and current rates, please use the links provided below.
Lodging in Yellowstone National Park
- Canyon Lodge and Cabins. Early June to mid-September. Located at Canyon Village, 16 miles north of Yellowstone Lake. Two model lodge buildings with motel style (modern western-themed lodge furniture), with private bath and either one or two double beds. Western cabins with private bath with modern furnishings and two queen beds. No telephones. Televisions, radios, and air conditioning are not available. Full-service restaurant, as well as a cafeteria, deli shop and gift store.
- Grant Village Lodge. Late May to late September. Located on west side of Yellowstone Lake, about 22 miles from South Entrance. Six two-story buildings each containing 50 motel-style rooms with private bath and telephone. Some ADA accessible rooms are available on first floor. Televisions, radios, and A/C are not available. Lodging complex features a full-service restaurant, a lakeside restaurant with a casual menu, lounge and gift store.
- Lake Yellowstone Hotel and Cabins. Mid-May to early October. Located on north side of Yellowstone Lake, about 30 miles from East Entrance. Classic hotel dating to 1891 which has been refurbished to its Colonial Revival heritage. Hotel offers Lodge, Standard or Lakeside King/Queen motel-style rooms, and Lakeside or Presidential Suites. Telephone, coffee maker, fan and clock included in rooms. Rustic 1920's Frontier cabins with private bath were recently refurbished. Televisions, radios, and A/C are not available. Casual dining and deli. Full services in village.
- Lake Lodge Cabins. Early June to late September. Located on north side of Yellowstone Lake, about 30 miles from East Entrance. Newly renovated rustic cabins (built in the 1920's) and larger motel-style cabins. All have private bathrooms. Televisions, radios, and A/C are not available. Rustic main lodge has main lobby with two fireplaces, cafeteria-style dining, lounge, and gift shop.
- Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel and Cabins. Summer: Early May to early October, Winter: December to March. A variety of accommodations includes hotel-style rooms with telephone/bath (some with shared bath), rustic cabins (no phones, some with private bathrooms), hot tub cabins, and suites. Televisions, radios, and A/C are not available. Full services are available within village. Winter season, open from December to March, with special packages.
- Old Faithful Inn. May to October. Located a short walk from the famous geyser, the inn, with 273 rooms, is the most requested lodging in the park. Consists of a rustic-style lodge dating from 1903-1904. with two wings added later. Simple, yet basic rooms in the Old House with either a private or shared baths. East and West Wing offers premium (view) or standard modern rooms with private bath. Semi-Suites with sitting area or Suites with sitting room/refrigerator (private bathrooms) are available. Some ADA accessible rooms available on first floor. Televisions, radios, and A/C are not available. Large towering lobby with a massive stone fireplace. Features a full-service restaurant, lounge, snack bar, gift shop and daily tours.
- Old Faithful Lodge Cabins. Mid-May to mid-September. Historic cabin facility located near Old Faithful Inn and includes a one-story main lodge built in the 1920′s featuring massive logs and stone pillars. Rustic cabins with private or shared baths. Televisions, radios, and A/C are not available. Lobby houses bakery/snack shop and cafeteria-style food court. Views of the Old Faithful Geyser can be seen from the lobby area.
- Old Faithful Snow Lodge & Cabins. Early May to late October. Newest facility in the park. Lodge rooms with full bathrooms, telephones, coffee makers, refrigerators and hair dryers. Upscale and basic cabins include private bathrooms. Some lodge rooms and cabins are ADA accessible. Televisions, radios, and A/C are not available. Lobby houses a full-service dining room, quick service grill, and gift store. Winter season, open from December to March, with special packages.
- Roosevelt Lodge Cabins. Early June to early September. Located in north of park, mid-way between north and northeast entrances. Rustic cabins without bathrooms (Shared bathrooms/showers located nearby). Motel-style cabin with bath. Televisions, radios, and A/C are not available. Very informal atmosphere: Family-style dining, Old West Dinner Cookout, large corral offering horseback programs. Close to Tower Fall and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.
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