- By Divya
- On Mar 16, 2017
- North America
- Travel Tips
The best way to experience the Yellowstone National Park is to stay inside the park. Staying at the park's campground or in one of the various lodges broadens the park experience. The best part of staying at the park is to view stargazing nights as it's away from light pollution, the night sky is filled up with millions of stars. You can also join a ranger program that uncovers the mysteries of the night sky. Also staying at the park allows you to have more time exploring and less time driving.
Old Faithful Inn is the most famous lodging in the Yellowstone National Park, due to its proximity to the Park's largest attraction and its history. The original part of the building was built in 1904, and the immense rock fireplace is still in use. Many of the rooms have been renovated and come with or without a private bath. Other lodgings at Old Faithful include the Old Faithful Cabins and the park's newest full-service hotel, the Old Faithful Snow Lodge & Cabins. Mammoth Hot Springs served as the start of all Park excursions when Yellowstone first opened. The Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel holds onto its historic charm with a grand lobby and fireplace and long, narrow hallways. The rooms are on the small side but are in good shape. The prominent Yellowstone Lake Hotel, built in 1821 and restored in 1990, is listed on the Register of Historic Places and sits on the Lake's shore with spectacular views. Cabins and hotel rooms are available with some premium suites. Roosevelt Lodge Cabins have a more rustic, log cabin, Western charm, and was a favorite stopping point for Theodore Roosevelt.
Yellowstone Canyon Lodge and Cabins has a variety of accommodations ranging from cabins to motel-style rooms in multiple buildings, all with private bath. Grant Village accommodations consist of two six-story buildings with hotel rooms, built in 1984, all with private bath. Although the Lake Lodge has a rustic charm, the cabins lean more toward a 1970s motel room look, complete with wood paneling.
Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel is open for the winter and accessible by car starting just before Christmas through the first week of March. It serves as the base for Yellowstone's winter activities and has an ice-skating rink complete with free, self-serve skates in a warming hut. Old Faithful Snow Lodge & Cabins is open for the winter from mid-December through the first week of March, accessible only by park-approved snow coach.
Yellowstone National Park has 11 campgrounds and one RV park with water and sewer hookups. Four of the campgrounds can be reserved through the park service, including Bridge Bay, Canyon, Grant and Madison Campgrounds. The others are first-come, first-serve basis. All campgrounds have different opening dates, ranging from early May to late June, and close anywhere from early September to the end of October.
With so many visitors wanting to stay in the Yellowstone National Park Lodges and Cabins, it is not uncommon for rooms to sell out more than a year in advance. So you need to plan way in advance. Reservations can be made online anytime or over the phone during specific office hours.
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