The Yellowstone & Grand Teton Travel Guide is 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.
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Yellowstone National Park Lodging
The park has nine lodging facilities open during the summer and two during the winter. Accommodations vary from relatively inexpensive rustic cabins to motel-style (e.g., modern, full bathroom) rooms. Reservations can be made by phone or online through the park concessionaire, Xanterra. Call 866-439-7375 or 307-344-7311 or use the provided links below to check availability or reserve online. Reservations are strongly advised at any time.
In-park rooms generally don't have telephones, TVs, Internet access, air conditioning, etc. Additional accommodations can be found outside the park in nearby towns such as West Yellowstone (closest), Cody (many activities, including the rodeo), and Gardiner. More amenities (such as AAA 2 or 3 diamonds) and better value can generally be found outside the park. Links are provided below.
Park lodging seasons generally run late May to September. For current open and closing dates and current rates, use the links provided below.
Canyon Lodge and Cabins. Early June to mid-September. Located at Canyon Village, 16 miles north of Yellowstone Lake. Several varieties of rustic cabins (with bathrooms/showers) dating to 1950-60s. Two model lodge buildings with motel style rooms. Restaurant, deli shop, gift shop. Smaller cabins quite inexpensive. Lodge rooms moderate.
Grant Village Lodge. Late May to late September. Located on west side of Yellowstone Lake, about 22 miles from South Entrance. Motel-style rooms in six two-story buildings. Telephones. Some ADA accessible rooms. Two restaurants, lounge, gift shop. Rooms can accomodate up to four people. Moderate.
Lake Lodge Cabins. Early June to late September. Located on north side of Yellowstone Lake, about 30 miles from East Entrance. Rustic cabins dating to 1920s (inexpensive) and larger motel-style cabins (moderate). All have bathrooms/showers. Cafeteria-style dining, lounge, gift shop. Rustic main lodge has main lobby with fireplaces and seating.
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 1920s-style ambience. Also, full baths, telephones. Elegant dining. Expensive. Annex has motel-style rooms - moderate. Rustic 1920's cabins recently refurbished - inexpensive/moderate. Full services in village.
Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel and Cabins. Early May to early October. A variety of accommodations. Motel-style rooms with telephone and bathroom - inexpensive/moderate. Same rooms with no bath - inexpensive. Rustic cabins, no phones, some with bathrooms (others use common bathroom/shower) - inexpensive. Hot tub cabins - expensive. Suite - very expensive. Full services in village. Also, a winter season, December to March (cabins closed), with special packages.
Old Faithful Inn. May to October. Located a short walk from the famous geyser, the inn is the most requested lodging in the park. Consists of a rustic-style lodge dating to 1904. with two wings added later. Modest motel-style rooms in the Old Building with or without baths (inexpensive to moderate). High-range rooms in newer section, moderately expensive. Premium rooms and suites - expensive. Some ADA accessible rooms. Large lobby with huge stone fireplace, restaurant, deli, gift shop.
Old Faithful Lodge Cabins. Mid-May to mid-September. Inexpensive rustic cabins (with or without baths) close to Old Faithful Geyser. Classic main lodge building dates from 1920s. Lobby and food court (cafeteria, bakery) offer view of geyser. Also, a large gift shop.
Old Faithful Snow Lodge & Cabins. Early May to late October. Newest facility in the park. Upscale lodge rooms (expensive), upscale cabins (moderate), and basic cabins (inexpensive). All cabins have bathrooms. Some cabins ADA accessible. Most rooms accomodate up to 4 people. Dining room, grill, and gift shop. Also, a winter season, 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 - very inexpensive. Motel-style cabin with bath - inexpensive. 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.
Lodging outside the park
Cody Chamber of Commerce.
The town of Cody, Wyoming, is located 53 miles east of Yellowstone. Listing includes motels/hotels, guest ranches, guest houses, bed and breakfasts, and campgrounds. Cody is noted
for the Buffalo Bill Historic Center, a complex of four museums, and the famous Cody Nite Rodeo which runs every night during the summer.
West Yellowstone Chamber of Commerce. The town of West Yellowstone, Montana, is conveniently located right outside the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park. Listing includes motels/hotels, guest ranches, condos, cabins, bed and breakfasts, and campgrounds. Area noted for outdoor recreation such as fishing and white water rafting.
Gardiner Chamber of Commerce. The town of Gardiner, Montana, is conveniently located right outside the north entrance to Yellowstone National Park. Listing includes motels/hotels, guest ranches, vacation homes and cabins, bed and breakfasts, and campgrounds. Area noted for outdoor recreation such as fishing, hiking, horseback riding, pack trips, whitewater rafting, kayaking and hunting.
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