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Bear Attacks: How To Avoid A Grizzly

Wednesday, September 9th, 2015

Nine hundred pounds of muscle with jaws that can crush a bowling ball all rushing toward you at a speed of 30 mph, what do you do? You may not be faced with a 6-foot-tall grizzly on a daily basis, but before you start your weekend hike through Yellowstone National Park you may need to study up on just what to do if you do bump into any variety of bears. With at least 1,500 grizzlies and 300,000 black bears in the United States alone we have a few tips that will help you stay safe as you travel through bear country this season.

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How to survive a grizzly bear attack

5 Reasons To Stay In a Yellowstone Lodge Instead of a Tent or RV.

Friday, July 12th, 2013

 

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When traveling to Yellowstone National Park your options for lodging are limitless. Some might want to go the camping route but we feel that staying in a lodge or hotel in or around Yellowstone is the way to go. We’ve listed the top five reasons why we feel this way.

1-)Availability! Yellowstone only has 12 campgrounds with a total of just over 2000 campsites. Considering that over 2.3 million people visit the park each summer these sites fill up very quickly. National Park Reservations handles reservations bookings for nine lodges inside the park and more than twenty five lodges just outside the park borders. Offering many types of accommodation from a standard hotel room to a luxury stand alone cabin.

2-) Historic Lodges! The Old Faithful Inn, built in 1903/04 is the largest log hotel still in use today! Right next door is the Old Faithful Lodge built in 1928. Both of these lodges are on the National Historic Registry! Both are also located in the heart of Yellowstone. With in walking distance of the Old Faithful Geyser the location of these lodges are unbeatable! Just looking out your window you have a great possibility of seeing all different wildlife.

 

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3-) Safety from the elements! Yellowstone is anywhere from 5,282 feet to 11,358 feet in elevation so weather is changing all the time and can be quite brutal at times. It is not unlikely for a storm to roll in unannounced in Yellowstone. So having a nice warm dry place to escape to is always a comforting thought. One of the reasons a person comes to Yellowstone National Park is to see the wildlife. While not to many people are seriously wounded, there are injuries from animal human contact each year. Some of the animals you might encounter are bears, coyotes, elk and the most common, bison. Bison are quite defensive and it is well advised to keep your distance. After all they are wild animals!

4-) Comfort and convenience! There is nothing like crawling into a nice big comfortable bed at the end of a long day of adventures, or taking a nice hot shower after cross country skiing or snowshoeing! How about the simple convenience of a toilet? You don’t realize how much you use the bathroom until there isn’t one to use! Yellowstone does get cold so the convenience of heat is nice to have available. Even in the summer the temperature can dip down to freezing in the evenings. Then at the opposite end it can get into the high 80′s or low 90′s in the summer also, so air conditioning is a treat to enjoy after a soak in the hot springs or a trip to the summit of Purple Mountain.

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5-)Location, location, location! Yellowstone covers 3472 square miles. That’s over 2.2 million acres! With lodges at every entrance and in several different locations inside the park location is everything! Depending on what you are there to see we have something for you! Each spot having something special to offer. Whether you are at the north entrance for the hot springs, or the Lake Yellowstone area, or the south entrance on your way down to the Tetons we have a lodge that will suit you and yours!

We hope that your experience in Yellowstone is like none other! Full of adventure, relaxation, inspiration, and comfort!

You can learn more about all of the hotels and lodging options inside Yellowstone and it’s gateway communities by visiting http://www.usparklodging.com/yellowstone/

Old Faithful Inn: Yellowstone Accommodations With Steadfast Rustic Charm

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Old Faithful Inn | Yellowstone Located next to the Old Faithful Geyser, in the Southwest corner of Yellowstone National Park, sits the historic and rustic Old Faithful Inn. A large log structure with a towering pitched roof and an air of permanence about it, the Old Faithful Inn sits quiet and unpresuming in this harsh land of thermal waters and geysers.

Built during the warm summer and harsh winter of 1903-04, from the timbers of native lodge-pole pines and quarried stones from the Black Sand Basin, the Old Faithful Inn was created to enhance its breathtaking surroundings by mimicking the shape and temperament of the land. Surviving earthquakes, fires, and the sands of time, the Old Faithful Inn, like the geyser it was named after, is a constant seemingly permanent fixture in Yellowstone National Park.

Old Faithful Inn is a National Historic Landmark which is most famous for its colossal lobby. Made up of a lattice work of balconies and lodge-pole pine pillars, guests are able to gaze up seven stories and soak in the vastness and scale of the historic log building. Set off from the center of the lobby is a gigantic stone fireplace that features four hearths were guests can gather after a long day in Yellowstone National Park and reflect. A large custom made ironwork clock hangs on the North face of the stone chimney. With an activities desk, gift shop, and lounge nearby, the lobby creates the ideal place for groups to gather and plan their next adventure in the park.

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The Old Faithful Inn is situated adjacent to it’s namesake geyser and guests can check the schedule for the next eruption in the lobby or even explore Geyser Hill and the Castle-Grand Area for other geysers and thermal features. If you’re hungry, grab some lunch or an ice cream treat from the Bear Paw Deli before you take off on a hike in the park. Guests looking for tours in the historic yellow busses can head over to the activities desk to sign up. If you’re more of the independent type who prefer exploring on their own, whether you stay in the area or head out to other locations in Yellowstone National Park, you will find plenty of sights and activities. During hot summer days, head over to Lake Yellowstone and rent a boat or if you’re into fishing, head over to one of the streams. Get wet and cool off on a rafting trip or grab your camera and head off to the Lamar and Hayden Valleys where wildlife is abundant.

After a day of activities in the park, dine at the Old Faithful Inn Dining Room or browse the Gift Shop for some souvenirs. Need to fuel up after exploring all day? There’s a service station nearby and a general store too for supplies.

Accommodations

Old Faithfull Inn: Standard Room

Suites

The East Wing, which was extended and finished construction in 1913, added numerous new rooms to the historic Old Faithful Inn and set to lie parallel to the famous Old Faithful Geyser. The Old Faithful Inn offers six Suites, each with a parlor and separate bedroom. Located on the front side of the East Wing, each Suite is furnished with two queen beds and an en suite bathroom. Suites offer telephones, elevator access, and mini refrigerators.

Semi-Suites

The East Wing, which was extended and finished construction in 1913, added numerous new rooms to the historic Old Faithful Inn and set to lie parallel to the famous Old Faithful Geyser. The Old Faithful Inn offers four Semi-Suites. Each Semi-Suite offers more space than a East Wing Standard Room, with a sitting area in the room with a sofa and two queen beds. These rooms also have the convenience of an en suite bathroom.

Geyserside Rooms

The East Wing, which was extended and finished construction in 1913, added numerous new rooms to the historic Old Faithful Inn and set to lie parallel to the famous Old Faithful Geyser. Renovated in 1992-93, the Geyserside Rooms offer limited views of the Geyser Basin and the Old Faithful Geyser. Furnished with one queen bed or two queen beds, these rooms also have the convenience of an en suite bathroom. Geyserside Rooms offer telephones, elevator access, and a select number of ADA rooms for guests with disabilities.

East Wing Standard Rooms

The East Wing, which was extended and finished construction in 1913, added numerous new rooms to the historic Old Faithful Inn and set to lie parallel to the famous Old Faithful Geyser. Renovated in 1992-93, the East Wing Standard Rooms face towards the rear of the hotel and are furnished with one queen bed or two queen beds. These rooms also have the convenience of an en suite bathroom. East Wing Standard Rooms offer telephones, elevator access, and a select number of ADA rooms for guests with disabilities.

West Wing Frontside Rooms

The West Wing, built in 1927, was the final addition to the historic Old Faithful Inn. Shaped like a “Y”, the West Wing looks towards Geyser Hill and the Castle-Grand Area. Renovated in 1998-99, the West Wing Frontside Rooms offer limited views of the Geyser Basin Area. Modernly furnished with one queen bed or two queen beds, these rooms also have the convenience of an en suite bathroom. West Wing Frontside Rooms have telephones and are accessible by stairs only.

West Wing Standard Rooms

The West Wing, built in 1927, was the final addition to the historic Old Faithful Inn. Shaped like a “Y”, the West Wing looks towards Geyser Hill and the Castle-Grand Area. Renovated in 1998-99, the West Wing Standard Rooms face towards the rear of the hotel and are modernly furnished with one queen bed or two queen beds. These rooms also have the convenience of an en suite bathroom. West Wing Standard Rooms have telephones and are accessible by stairs only.

Old House 2 Room Units with Bath

Located in the section of the hotel now known fondly as the Old House, the Old House 2 Room Units with Bath were completed during the first phase of construction in 1904 of the famous Old Faithful Inn. Simplistic yet charming, these rooms reflect the unique style and structure of the time period with knotted lodgepole pine paneling and custom ironwork fixtures . Located on either the first or third floor and furnished with one queen bed in each bedroom, these rooms also have the convenience of an en suite bathroom.

Old House 2 Room Units without Bath

Located in the section of the hotel now known fondly as the Old House, the Old House 2 Room Units without Bath were completed during the first phase of construction in 1904 of the famous Old Faithful Inn. Simplistic yet charming, these rooms reflect the unique style and structure of the time period with knotted lodge-pole pine paneling and custom ironwork fixtures . Located on either the first or second floor and furnished with one queen bed in one bedroom and two queen beds in the other bedroom, these rooms are ideal for larger groups or families. Central bath houses are located just down the hall, and bath robes are provided in each room for guests’ convenience and comfort.

Old House Rooms with Bath

Located in the section of the hotel now known fondly as the Old House, the Old House Rooms with Bath were completed during the first phase of construction in 1904 of the famous Old Faithful Inn. Simplistic yet charming, these rooms reflect the unique style and structure of the time period with knotted lodge-pole pine paneling and custom ironwork fixtures . Furnished with one queen bed or two queen beds, these rooms also have the convenience of an en suite bathroom.

Old House Rooms without Bath

Located in the section of the hotel now known fondly as the Old House, the Old House Rooms without Bath were completed during the first phase of construction in 1904 of the famous Old Faithful Inn. Simplistic yet charming, these rooms reflect the unique style and structure of the time period with knotted lodge-pole pine paneling and custom ironwork fixtures . Furnished with one queen bed or two queen beds, these rooms are ideal for those who wish to experience the historic hotel as it was when it first opened. Central bath houses are located just down the hall, and bath robes are provided in each room for guests’ convenience and comfort.

If you are looking for history and comfort, look no farther than the Old Faithful Inn. With its rustic charm, numerous guest rooms, fine dining, and spectacular sights, the Old Faithful Inn offers the perfect location to spend your vacation in Yellowstone National Park.

To find out more information about the Old Faithful Inn, visit http://usparklodging.com/yellowstone/old_faithful_inn.php. If you’d like to reserve your own piece of history at the Old Faithful Inn, contact our knowledgeable staff at 866.256.9046 or fill out our easy and convenient online booking form.  

Winter in Yellowstone: Ranger Talks

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Yellowstone National Park is so vast and diverse that it would take many visits to the park in order to really see it all. This statement is not meant to discourage visitors to the park. On the contrary, this statement should inspire visitors to enjoy tours with the people who know Yellowstone National Park better than anyone else, Park Rangers. There are several exciting Ranger-led talks and programs in a handful of areas of Yellowstone National Park this winter.

Everyone who comes to Yellowstone National Park wants to see Old Faithful, and for good reason. There are plenty of self-guided pathways that have educational signs, but the Old Faithful area also offer ranger-guided tours of this hot spot in Yellowstone National Park. Just show up at the Old Faithful benches 20 minutes prior to the estimated eruption for a 15-20 minute talk providing inside information on this enigma. Also in the Old Faithful Snow Lodge area, at the Visitor Education Center, Park Rangers give free 45 minute slide show presentation that also highlights some of the little known facts and details about Yellowstone National Park.

West Yellowstoneis another popular spot for visitors to Yellowstone. Each Saturday, Park Rangers host a two-mile showshoe trek along the Riverside Trail inside the park. Just bring your snowshoes, water and a snack and meet the Park Ranger at the West Yellowstone Visitor Information Center in West Yellowstone. All levels are welcome as the snow-shoe walk is not considered strenuous. On Sunday afternoons at the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center, join a Park Ranger for a free 45 minute slide-show presentation similar to the above mentioned in the Old Faithful Area. The presentation is free but there is a fee to enter the rest of the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center.

Snow-shoe Walk photo by glaciernps on Flickr

The Mammoth Hot Springs area is another fun region to visit in the wintertime. Showshoeing with a Park Ranger might be the highlight of your vacation. Check out the beauty of winter in Yellowstone with a showshoe adventure on Tuesadys and Thursdays. This walk takes about two hours and is considered monderately strenuous. Snowshoe rentals are available at the Bear Den Ski Shop near the Mammoth Hotel or bring your own. Keep in mind that this snowshoe trek will turn into a guided walk without any snow, so check with a ranger before you rent your snowshoes. A one hour evening program is offered Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:30 in the Mammoth Hotel Map Room. There is a special ranger talk about wolves on Monday and Wednesdays is featured at the Albright Visitor Center Theater. It lasts an hour and a half and includes both a 20 minute talk and a video.

Remember, winter in Yellowstone is inherently cold, but the weather can also change in a flash. Dress in layers and bring water and a snack. Taking a walk or listening to a presentation by a Park Ranger is one of the best ways to get acquainted with Yellowstone National Park. After listening to any of these talks, you will have a whole lot more to think about as you explore the park on your own. Winter in Yellowstone National Park is an exciting time of year. US Park Lodging provides hotel reservations for Yellowstone National Park both inside and outside the park. Call up these professionals today to book your stay in Yellowstone.

Yellowstone Winter: Snowmobiling & Yellowstone Winter Lodging

Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Winter in Yellowstone National Park is fast approaching. It’s time to make your reservations for the snowy season as soon as possible. There are a wide variety of things to do during Yellowstone’s winter. One of the most popular Yellowstone winter activities is snowmobiling. Snowmobiling rentals and tours in and around Yellowstone National Park is an exhilarating way to experience the park. Snowmobiling inside Yellowstone National Park must be with a guide. Snowmobile adventures outside of the park can be guided or unguided. There are several places to book your snowmobile tours into the winter wonderland of Yellowstone National Park or the nearby National Forests.

Many of the Yellowstone hotels close during the winter, but still many Yellowstone winter lodging options remain. For those who want to stay inside Yellowstone National Park, a great Yellowstone winter lodging choice is the Old Faithful Snow Lodge & Cabins. Others may prefer to be amongst the action of West Yellowstone. In that case, the Hibernation Station is very well suited for Yellowstone winter guests. Either of these Yellowstone winter lodging choices offer immediate access to snowmobile tours as well as snowcoach public transportation.

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Yellowstone National Park Geysers photo by Adventurous Wench on Flickr

The Old Faithful Snow Lodge & Cabins is located adjacent to Old Faithful in the center of the in-park Yellowstone winter action. Cabins as well as lodge rooms are available to accommodate a variety of preferences. The Old Faithful Snow Lodge & Cabins features a restaurant and gift shop as well as other comfortable amenities. The snowcoaches pick up and drop off here, so guests are not left out in the cold.

The Hibernation Station is central to the action of the exciting town of West Yellowstone with it’s many restaurants, attractions and shopping. Park your snowmobile at your cabin and enjoy immediate access to the National Forest trails or your Yellowstone snowmobile or snowcoach tour. At the end of the day, enjoy a relaxing soak in the steaming outdoor hot tub. Everything is at your fingertips when you stay at Hibernation Station.

Regardless of whether your lodging is inside Yellowstone Park or in the gateway communities, the silent landscape of Yellowstone National Park is close at hand. Choose to rent a snowmobile for self-exploration in the National Forest or take a guided tour into Yellowstone National Park or the National Forest. Winter in Yellowstone National Park is like being in a completely different place compared to summer in the park. Call up US Park Lodging today to arrange your Yellowstone winter lodging and snowmobile tours today.

Yellowstone Park Hotels: Lake Yellowstone Hotel

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Of all the Yellowstone Park hotels, the Lake Yellowstone Hotel has a style and ambiance all it’s own. This historic and centrally located Yellowstone Park hotel is snug against the shores of Yellowstone Lake with the blanket of trees surrounding it. When visiting Yellowstone National Park, you would be missing out if you don’t stay a night or two at the Lake Yellowstone Hotel.

The Lake Historic District is adjacent to where the Fish and Wildlife Service conceived the original fish hatchery and species preservation efforts well before the turn of the century. From the early 1900′s there has been quite the presence in this region of Yellowstone National Park. The Lake Yellowstone Hotel itself was constructed in 1891, although there have been many additions and subtractions since then. After these changes, the Lake Yellowstone Hotel is the most elegant of Yellowstone Park hotels. The hotel is thick with Colonial Revival Style details, which takes the visitor to another time and place other than the usual log and rustic themes of Wyoming and Montana.

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Lake Yellowstone Hotel photo by Chuck Martin on Flickr

The Lake Yellowstone Hotel is central to a large part of Yellowstone National Park’s attractions and activities. Obviously, Lake Yellowstone offers a wide range of popular water activities. Take a guided tour in a kayak, canoe, dory or motorized boat from one of several permitted outfitters near the Lake Yellowstone Hotel. Several of these outfitters also offer guided fishing trips on the lake as well as the nearby rivers. Rent your own row-boat or motorized boat from the neighboring marina or take a lake cruise in a larger group setting aboard the Lake Queen. Jet skis, air boats, personal watercraft and the like are not permitted insideYellowstone National Park.

Aside from the many options involving the lake, the Lake Yellowstone Hotel is also refreshingly close to a wildlife museum, the Visitor’s Center, Natural Bridge, the LeHardy Rapids as well as Pelican and Hayden Valleys which are hot spots for Yellowstone wildlife. Bus and van tours also depart from this area to explore the wildlife and geysers that riddle the park. The hotel offers a deli, lounge and two restaurants, one with a gourmet fusion menu guests rave about. The Lake Yellowstone Hotel is located in the center of what many refer to the ‘figure eight’ road system of Yellowstone National Park, making it an ideal location for far more destinations that listed here.

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Yellowstone Lake photo by bobrpics on Flickr

The Lake Yellowstone Hotel is like a trip back in time combined with the service of today’s standards. Don’t think you will be relaxing in front of the TV basking in the AC checking your email, as these modern technologies are not included in your Lake Yellowstone Hotel experience. This Yellowstone Park hotel  is in the Register of Historic Places as well as being the longest standing hotel still in use within Yellowstone National Park. The 1920′s ambiance even includes a string quartet in the lobby. Slow down, take a deep breath, and enjoy this slower pace amidst the beauty of Yellowstone National Park. The Lake Yellowstone Hotel welcomes you from mid-May through the beginning of October. Call up US Park Lodging today to secure your reservations in this iconic Yellowstone Park hotel.

Yellowstone National Park Lodge: Old Faithful Inn

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

The Old Faithful Inn is a marvel of early 19th century architecture as well as being one of the most famous national park lodges still standing. This superstar Yellowstone National Park lodge also heralds as being the biggest log hotel on the planet. The Old Faithful Inn might even be the biggest log building in the world. This behemoth Yellowstone National Park lodge structure has seven stories, an open 65 foot high lobby and features an 85 foot rhyolite stone fireplace. Designed by the 29 year old Robert C. Reamer, who modeled this Yellowstone National Park lodge after nature’s asymmetrical chaos. It stands as one of the single-most influential architectural influences of national park service rustic style as well as American architecture. The Old Faithful Inn is the heart of the Old Faithful Historic District which includes many side buildings and structures, but none so grand as the Old Faithful Inn.

The first season the Old Faithful Inn was open for business was in 1904. At that time, steam heat and electric lights were considered advanced technology. Today, the ambiance is rustic and historic with much of the original fixtures and décor of it’s early beginnings. A craggy log staircase from the lobby invites guests to ascend to the upper, interior balcony where the structural feats are at eye level. What look like twigs from the lobby floor are realized to be mature logs, bound and bolted together in a assemblage of strength and wonder. It’s no surprise that the Old Faithful Inn is now a National Historic Landmark and the most requested Yellowstone National Park lodge.

Yellowstone National Park Lodge: Old Faithful Inn

Old Faithful Inn Photo by jinxmcc on Flickr

 

After a handful of wing additions and modifications, the Old Faithful Inn offers 327 rooms. Room types range from suites, semi-suites and premium rooms all with private bathrooms to Old House rooms with shared bathroom accommodations. Old Faithful Inn suites have comfortable renovated sitting rooms, refrigerators as well as two queen beds in a separate bedroom and a full private bathroom. Semi-suites at the Old Faithful Inn are over-sized rooms with two queen beds, sitting area, fridge and a full private bathroom. The east and west wings offer premium rooms with either one or two queens and a full private bathroom. Old House rooms refer to the original Old Faithful Inn rooms in the main building. Some of the Old House rooms have private bathrooms and some do not. These rooms have rustic ambiance yet offer the standard conveniences of a comfortable room. The Old House rooms that do not offer private bathrooms have sinks and access to shared bathrooms with individual private showers down the hall. All of these Yellowstone National Park lodge rooms are non-smoking and do not offer TV, AC, internet service or radios.

The Old Faithful Inn is a Yellowstone National Park lodge that non-guests often come have a meal in the famous Old Faithful Inn dining room. For those who are interested in seeing the splendor of this iconic Yellowstone National Park lodge, but are unable to stay here, a meal in the great dining room of the Old Faithful Inn is a great choice. The Old Faithful Inn dining room is a very popular place so reservations are suggested as far in advance as you know you want to eat there. Many people choose to make their dinner reservations when they book their Yellowstone National Park lodge rooms. Guests to the Old Faithful Inn also enjoy the on-site deli restaurant and the gift store. Interpretive tours are available on location as well.

The Old Faithful Inn is the first Yellowstone National Park lodge you come to from the west or south entrances within the park: 30 miles from the western entrance and 40 miles from the south gate. This makes the Old Faithful Inn a highly sought after and popular Yellowstone National Park lodge. Make your reservations for the Old Faithful Inn as soon as possible. This Yellowstone National Park lodge books up to a year in advance. Call up the professionals at US Park Lodging today to stay at the Old Faithful Inn.

Yellowstone Cabins: Roosevelt Lodge & Cabins

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

The Roosevelt Lodge and Roosevelt Cabins in Yellowstone Park are an ideal destination located off the beaten path, yet really close to the wildlife hotspots of the Lamar Valley and Mammoth Hot Springs areas. This Yellowstone Park lodging option is the perfect example of the rustic Yellowstone cabins the park is known for. Not only are the Roosevelt Cabins a great example of the traditional Yellowstone cabins, they also enjoy a historical element of being named after Theodore Roosevelt as his favorite area of Yellowstone Park.

Yellowstone Park receives over 3.5 million visitors each year. This is a good thing to take into consideration when you book your Yellowstone Park lodging. The Roosevelt Lodge and Roosevelt Cabins are quiet and don’t see the hoards of people that the other main lodging areas in Yellowstone Park.

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Lamar Valley Bison photo by bobrpics on Flickr

 

The Roosevelt Lodge emanates an “Old West” ambiance with two great big fireplaces heating the old, rustic, log-built lodge. The dining area in the Roosevelt Lodge offers hearty entrees of wild game fusion such as elk burgers and the classics such as baby back ribs. The Roosevelt Lodge’s lobby bar and the rocking chairs on the front porch are popular places to watch wildlife and wind down for the evening. The historic feeling and the beautiful mountain scenery creates a nostalgic feeling.

Two styles of Yellowstone cabins are available at the Roosevelt Lodge. Both of the Roosevelt Cabins’ types include one or two double beds, coffeemaker, table and chair and a wood stove that includes a couple wood fuel logs with more available near the ice machine. These Yellowstone cabins also provide extra blankets for cold nights as well as towels, drinking glasses, toiletries and a fan for your use.

Roughrider Cabins are the iconic Yellowstone cabins you always imagined. They do not have water, bathrooms or AC. What they do have is just the right amount of comforts and space to provide the shelter and rustic Yellowstone cabin experience guests want. The bath cabins are just a short walk away. These bathhouses are clean and heated and shampoo and toiletries are provided in your Roosevelt cabins. This is by far the best price for Yellowstone Park lodging inside the park. Frontier Cabins are Roosevelt cabins with a little extra. They include bathrooms with a shower, sink and toilet. A few of these Yellowstone cabins are near a small creek which is another added perk.

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Yellowstone Old West Cookout photo by kerryvaughan on Flickr

 

The Roosevelt Lodge Cabins are the best choice for Yellowstone Park lodging close to the northern highlights, especially if you are looking to stay in an historic Yellowstone cabin. There are horseback rides and stagecoach adventures available on-site as well as the popular Old West Cookout wagon/horseback rides to an old dinner spot with a hearty meal and cowboy songs by the fire. The quiet pace at the Roosevelt Lodge and Roosevelt Cabins is a welcomed vibe from the flurry of visitors in the other areas of the park. The road to Lamar Valley begins where the Roosevelt Lodge ends, which makes it extremely close and offers great opportunity for early arrival to the wildlife hotspots. When you stay at this Yellowstone Park lodging, you will experience the authentic Yellowstone cabin ambiance that Yellowstone Park is known for. The Roosevelt Lodge Cabins are open from June through September and book up as far as a year in advance. Call up the professionals at US Park Lodging to arrange your Yellowstone cabin reservations.

 


Yellowstone Lodging: Canyon Lodge and Cabins

Friday, August 5th, 2011

When you are headed to Yellowstone National Park you are probably wondering which lodging in Yellowstone to pick. A great choice for Yellowstone lodging is the Canyon Lodge and Cabins. The motel-style lodge and two types of rustic cabins offer the necessities, reasonable prices and an awesome location for your vacation in Yellowstone National Park.

Lodging in Yellowstone is supposed to be a comfortable place to come home to after a long day exploring Yellowstone National Park. Most people would agree that the most important thing to look for your lodging in Yellowstone are the necessities, such as cleanliness, electricity, a private bathroom, nearby services and facilities. The Canyon Lodge and Cabins offer just that. Most of your days will be spent away from your Yellowstone lodging. The rooms and cabins are cleaned daily by housekeeping if you wish. There is a convenient laundry facility nearby as well as a gas station, visitors center, a couple gift shops and a few dining options. The setting for the Canyon Lodge and Cabins is quiet and wooded with a good chance to see wildlife in the mornings and evenings. The Canyon Lodge and Cabins is the most affordable in-park accommodation in Yellowstone National Park.

Yellowstone National Park bison

Yellowstone National Park Bison photo by Chuck Martin on Flickr

The best Yellowstone lodging for immediate access to the wildlife hotspots of Yellowstone National Park is the Canyon Lodge and Cabins. A short 20 minute drive gets you to Hayden Valley and the Lamar River Valley is an hour north. This may seem like a long time, but in Yellowstone National Park terms, that is pretty close. Not only is the Canyon Lodge and Cabins close to the northern highlights of the park, it is very close to the features of the central and southern areas of the park as well. The Canyon Lodge and Cabins are situated in the center of Yellowstone National Park which makes access to any area of the park a cinch.

The Canyon Lodge and Cabins are an ideal Yellowstone lodging choice if your focus is the park itself rather than a fancy accommodation. Visitors to the park spend very little time in their rooms, so your lodging in Yellowstone might as well be a clean comfortable place to get a good night’s rest. The Canyon Lodge and Cabins are the most centrally located of all the lodging in Yellowstone and offer just the right accommodations for your comfort after a long day seeing the sights. Call US Park Lodging to reserve your Yellowstone lodging today. Rooms book up well in advance, so call today.

Grant Village: Yellowstone Lodging

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Grant Village: Yellowstone National Park’s most ideal lodging choice. This statement is an opinion based on a few key points about Grant Village. Yellowstone is a big park with many things to see and do. Yellowstone lodging is diverse and it’s best to be strategic about where you stay while you enjoy this big beautiful park. There are a few highlights that make Grant Village in Yellowstone National Park the best choice for your vacation. Yellowstone’s Grant Village offers great access to the main attractions of the park, is the closest in-park lodging to Grand Teton National Park and it is on Yellowstone Lake in prime grizzly and cutthroat trout habitat. How can you go wrong?

Yellowstone Lake near Grant Village Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone Lake photo by Chuck Martin on Flickr

Grant Village is located on Yellowstone Lake’s west thumb. This is right in the neck of the woods of a handful of spawning streams for Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout. There is great fishing in this area and as a result, it is also a hot spot to view grizzly bears. Yellowstone Lake offers a variety of recreation as well. People love to kayak over to the West Thumb Geyser Basin, swim, picnic and just enjoy the scenery from Grant Village. Yellowstone will be a lot more fun when you stay on the water.

The most popular attractions in Yellowstone National Park are all within access of Grant Village. Yellowstone National Park is most famous for Old Faithful, the West Thumb Geyser Basin, wildlife and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. Old Faithful is just 20 minutes from Grant Village and the West Thumb Geyser Basin is in your backyard when you stay at Grant Village. Yellowstone River’s Grand Canyon is about 50 miles north. This means that the bulk of the Yellowstone National Park attractions are very close and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone would make a great day trip. This creates a lot of vacation freedom when you are not required to drive on days when you don’t want to.

Yellowstone Geyser

Geyser photo by ccharmon on Flickr

The last compelling reason why Grant Village is the most ideal Yellowstone lodging is that it is close to it’s sister park, Grand Teton National Park. Many people choose to combine these two majestic parks into one fun-filled adventure. Grant Village is a great location as it is the first Yellowstone lodging once you cross the southern entrance border, which is the closest to Grand Teton National Park. Staying at Grant Village will give you the best vantage point to explore both parks on your vacation.

Grant Village is the most ideal Yellowstone lodging choice in my opinion. The reasons are obvious with the best location to the sights of Yellowstone National Park, immediate access to great fishing and wildlife on the lakeshore and Grant Village offers easy access into Grand Teton National Park as well. These perks make Grant Village the Yellowstone lodging choice I would recommend. You can make all your Yellowstone National Park reservations with the professionals at US Park Lodging.