Yellowstone Park Lodging Guide

Yellowstone Park lodging fills fast so try to make reservations early. Even if you think you are too late in your Yellowstone vacations, you should at least try to find a room in the park.

Staying there is more convenient and allows you to experience it more intimately. The rooms range from very nice and modern with tub and shower to rustic cabins with only a sink to canvas walled structures with no plumbing.

All Yellowstone park lodging accomodation does have nearby access to restrooms and showers but none has televisions or radios. All park reservations should be made through Xanterra Resorts & lodging.

If you want to get away from the crowds for a while try a trip on Yellowstone Lake. It’s gorgeous and the fishing's great.

Outboards and rowboats may be rented (first come, first served) from Xanterra Parks & Resorts at Bridge Bay Marina on Yellowstone Lake. Xanterra also provides guided fishing boats, which may be reserved in advance by calling (307)344-7311.

The Bridge Bay Marina also has boat-launching ramps to accommodate people who bring their own boats. One favorite lodging is the rustic Old Faithful Lodge cabins. It is relatively cheap and centrally located to many of the sights in the park.

It is quite rustic but the location is great and it serves its purpose as a place to sleep. The other place at Old Faithful also has the benefit of excellent location. I like the Old Faithful Inn but it’s more expensive.

It is a beautiful building and most of the rooms were recently remodeled and are quite comfortable. It’s fun to stay there and think of all the other famous people who have slept in one of those rooms.

I think the Old Faithful Snow Lodge cabins are very nice too. Other good locations are at Lake, Grant Village and to a lesser extent Canyon. Mammoth and Roosevelt are further away from the center, although some people really enjoy Roosevelt. These all have differing opening and closing dates so contact Xanterra for dates.

Alternate Yellowstone Park Lodging: Campsites

Park campsites are all in designated places and fill up FAST so contact the Park Service for reservations. There are campgrounds outside the Park but none as nice so do try to make a reservation.

If you can't find rooms in the Yellowsone Park lodging try the gateway towns. These towns may not be as convenient and do not have the charm of staying in the park but they offer many more lodging options. They also have television and nightlife of sorts. Those are also the places to find restaurants. Warn the kids, though, that there are NO malls in any of these places.

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