In-Park Lodging

There are nine lodging facilities spread throughout Yellowstone, with accommodations ranging from austere to luxurious.  None of the rooms have air conditioning, television or Internet access (though this may change soon for hotels and lodges other than the Old Faithful Inn and Lake Hotel).  Most rooms do not have telephones, with the occasional exception as detailed below.

Many of the rooms across the park are cabins, and fall into one of four categories:

  • Budget:  Simple, austere rooms with no private bath and usually no running water.
  • Pioneer:  Rustic, small rooms with a small private bath.
  • Frontier:  Midrange, moderate-sized rooms with a private bath.
  • Western:  Middle to larger sized rooms with private bath, better interior furnishings, etc.  These often have queen sized beds in them.

Reservations for all lodging facilities inside Yellowstone are made through the park’s primary concessionaire, Xanterra.  You can reach them at 1-866-439-7375, or through their web site, TravelYellowstone.com.  You’ll need to remit a deposit of one night’s stay to book a room at each location.  During the Winter season, if you’re a member of the Yellowstone Association, you can get up to 25% off on room rates at Mammoth Hotel and the Old Faithful Snow Lodge.  Rooms tend to fill up early, so the sooner you can make reservations the better (in some cases as far as several months to a year out).

All rates listed have been finalized for the 2010 Summer season.  You can find the specific opening and closing dates for all of these facilities on the Park Admission and Hours page.

Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel & Cabins [Map]

The Mammoth Hotel, built in 1911 (expanded in 1936), has 97 rooms.  Some 68 rooms are complete with showers and bath facilities, while the other 29 only have a sink with access to a common shower/toilet facilities down the hall. The Hotel has two suites (one each on the third and fourth floors) that include one private bedroom with two queen beds and a sitting room with couch, chairs, telephone and cable TV.  The Hotel itself is open during the Winter months.

Frontier cabins are simple yet comfortable motel-style units with a shower, sink and toilet.  The hotel also has four “hot tub” cabins with a private fenced in 6-person hot tub on the front porch.  A shower, toilet and sink are included.  The Budget Cabins are simple motel-style units without a private bathroom, but include a sink with hot/cold running water. Shared bathrooms with private showers are located nearby.  There are no phones in any of the 115 cabins, and all come with two double beds or a double and a single (except for the hot tub cabins, which have queens).

The Mammoth Hotel is open from mid-May to mid-October, and then from mid-December to early March.  Two rooms in the hotel are accessible as as four of the cabins.

Room rates for (Summer) 2010:

  • Suite:  $439.00
  • High-Range Room (w/ bath):  $117.00
  • Room without bath:  $87.00
  • Hot Tub Cabin:  $213.00
  • Frontier Cabin:  $109.00
  • Budget Cabin:    $79.00

Roosevelt Lodge & Cabins [Map] (307) 344-5272

Built in 1908, the Roosevelt Lodge was named after President Teddy Roosevelt, a frequent visitor to this area of the park.  The cabins themselves were built in the 1920s.

The lodge includes two styles of cabins for guests.  The 18 Frontier cabins are simple yet comfortable cabin units typically with two double beds and with bathroom with shower, toilet and sink.  The 62 Roughrider Cabins are rustic cabin units, sparsely furnished and heated with wood burning stoves, typically containing two beds and are all without bathrooms or running water. Communal showers and bathrooms are located nearby. Two “Presto” logs are provided for use in the stove.

The Roosevelt Lodge cabins are typically open from early June to the end of August.  Two of the Frontier Cabins are wheelchair accessible.

Room rates for (Summer) 2010:

  • Frontier Cabin:  $108.00
  • Rough-Rider Cabin:  $65.00

Canyon Lodge & Cabins [Map] (307) 242-3901

Lodging facilities in the Canyon area include two lodge buildings and Western, Frontier, and Pioneer cabins.  The three-floor Cascade Lodge (37 rooms) was built in 1992.  The four-floor Dunraven Lodge (44 rooms) was built in 1998.   Cascade has no elevators (Dunraven does), and all rooms have coffeemakers.

The 84 Western Cabins, built in 1969 and renovated in 2005, are motel-style units built in modules of 4 or 6 units include private full bathrooms. Each is spacious with modern furnishings (including coffeemakers) and two queen beds.  The Frontier Cabins (two twin beds) are modest motel-style units were built in the 1950′s and are configured in modules of 4 or 8 cabins. They have received basic renovations in recent years. Private bathrooms include a shower, toilet and sink.  Pioneer Cabins (two double beds) are simple, motel-style cabin units with basic furnishings and bath with shower, toilet and sink. No telephones

Canyon Lodge and its 400 cabins are typically open from early June to the end of September.  Accessible rooms are available at the lodges and in several cabins.

Rates for (Summer) 2010:

  • Lodge Room:  $166.00
  • Western Cabin:  $166.00
  • Frontier Cabin:  $96.00
  • Pioneer Cabin:  $70.00

Lake Hotel and Cabins [Map]

Lake Hotel is the oldest lodging facility still standing in the park, having been completed in 1891.  In 1990 it was renovated to restore it to its original grandeur after having been neglected for some time.  It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  The original hotel building has 158 rooms, while an Annex built in 1926 (originally used as the Sandpiper employee dorm, since renovated as well), expanded the hotel’s accommodations by 36 rooms (total of 194).   The Presidential suite on the end corner of the 2nd floor of the East Wing has two large bedrooms, two full baths, and quite a view of the Lake.  The only elevator in the facility is in the East Wing (four stories tall).  The East Wing is also the wing with the overall  best view of the Lake.  Most of the rooms in the main hotel have queen beds, though a few are equipped with doubles.  Annex rooms all have double beds or in some cases singles.  They rent for considerably less than those in the main hotel as well.

The Hotel also has 110 Frontier cabins.  Built in the 1940′s and completely remodeled in 2003/04, these simple, comfortable duplex units are clustered right behind the hotel adjacent to the rear parking lot.

Lake Hotel is typically open from mid May through the end of October.  There are wheelchair accessible rooms on the first floor of the Annex and five of the cabins are accessible.

Room rates for (Summer) 2010:

  • Suite:  $545.00
  • Premium Front Side Room:  $219.00
  • Premium Back Side Room:  $204.00
  • High-Range Room (Annex):  $145.00
  • Frontier Cabin:  $130.00

Lake Lodge Cabins [Map]

Western Cabins are motel style units built in modules of 4 or 6. Each is spacious and modernly furnished with private bathrooms equipped with shower or tub/shower, toilet and sink. Typically includes two beds.  Two of the cabins are wheelchair accessible.

Pioneer Cabins are older, simple and plain units built in the 1920′s. Bathrooms include shower, toilet and sink.

There are 186 cabins available (configured as 2, 4, or 6 cabins to a unit.  86 are Pioneer cabins, while the other 100 are Western).  Lake Lodge cabins are typically open from mid June through the end of September.  The Lake Lodge is typically open from mid May to the end of September.  The Lodge itself was built in the 1920s, with an East Wing added in 1926 (currently the cafeteria), and a West Wing added in 1926 as well (currently the employees Rec Hall).

Room rates for (Summer) 2010:

  • Western Cabin:  $166.00
  • Frontier Cabin:  $96.00
  • Pioneer Cabin:  $68.00

Grant Village [Map]

Grant Village housing consists of six two-story dorm-style buildings (A through F, with buildings B and C having been renovated a short time ago), each with 50 rooms.  These buildings were built in the early 1980s, and none of them have elevators.  The rooms are attractively furnished motel-style rooms with coffeemakers, telephones and private bathroom equipped with shower or tub/shower, toilet and sink.  The buildings are located some distance away from the Registration Center.

Grant Village lodging is typically open from late-May/early June until the first of October.  Two rooms on the first floor of each building are wheelchair accessible.

Room rates for (Summer) 2010:

  • Lodge Room:  $149.00

Old Faithful Inn [Map]

The Old Faithful Inn is perhaps one of the most recognizable facilities in the National Park System.  The “Old House” portion of the Inn was completed in 1904; the East Wing (100 rooms) was added in 1913, and the West Wing (150 rooms) was added in 1927.  The entire hotel was recently renovated, and there are a variety of room styles and configurations available.

The six suites feature a well-appointed sitting room with refrigerator and a bedroom with two queen beds. The private bathroom includes a tub/shower, sink and toilet.  Three semi-Suites are extra-large rooms that include a sitting area along with two queen beds. Their private bathroom also includes a tub/shower, toilet and sink.

There are Premium, High-Range and Mid-Range rooms, all complete with one or two beds and a full bathroom.  The Premium and High-Range Rooms are located in the wings, while the Mid-range rooms are in the Old House.  The primary difference between the “premium” and “high-range” rooms is that premium rooms are on the side of the hotel facing Old Faithful Geyser.  There is one elevator in each wing that runs fairly slowly, so you may find it quicker to carry your luggage up the stairs.

The “Old House” has 89 charming yet basic rooms with queen bed(s) and a sink with hot/cold water. Shared bathrooms with private showers located down the hall.  There are “family rooms” (2-room units) available as well that can accommodate several people (located off the 2nd floor mezzanine).  These rooms similarly have no bath/shower or toilet facilities.

There are 327 rooms in the Old Faithful Inn, and it is typically open from early May through mid-October, and is not open during the winter.  Four of the rooms are wheelchair accessible.

To see more about the history of the hotel, click here.

Room rates for (Summer) 2010:

  • Suite:  $502.00
  • Semi-Suite:  $400.00
  • Premium Room (East Wing facing Old Faithful):  $205.00 – $231.00
  • High-Range Room:  $145.00
  • Mid-Range Room (Old House with Bath):  $122.00
  • Room without Bath (Old House):  $96.00
  • 2-Room Unit with Bath (Old House):  $209.00
  • 2-Room Unit without Bath (Old House):  $179.00

Old Faithful Lodge Cabins [Map] (307) 545-4800

The Old Faithful Lodge, built in 1918, expanded in 1927, includes a cafeteria and common spaces, along with communal showers and toilets for use by guests staying in the budget cabins.

Frontier cabins are simple yet comfortable motel-style units with a shower, toilet and sink, while the Basic Cabins are simple basic motel-style units without a private bath.  All of the cabins were renovated in 2002, and are equipped with a double bed and a single or a twin.

The Lodge and its 96 cabins (35 Budget cabins plus 61 Frontier cabins) are open from mid May to the end of September.  Two of the cabins are wheelchair accessible.

Room rates for (Summer) 2010:

  • Frontier Cabin:  $108.00
  • Budget Cabin:  $66.00

Old Faithful Snow Lodge and Cabins [Map]

The Old Faithful Snow Lodge was built in 1999 and is the newest lodging facility inside the park.  The 100 rooms include a private bath and telephones, and are equipped with two double beds or a double and a single.  The 34 cabins were completed in 1989, and come in two configurations.  The 24 Western Cabins are situated in modules of four. Each is spacious and modernly furnished, typically with two queen size beds and full bathroom, while the ten Frontier Cabins are duplex, motel-style units, simple but comfortable with a bathroom with shower, toilet and sink, and two double beds.

The three-story Snow Lodge opens in late April and remains so through the end of October.  The Snow Lodge is the only lodging available in the interior of the park during the winter months, and usually opens the Friday before Christmas through the first week of March.

Room rates for (Summer) 2010:

  • Lodge Room:  $107.00
  • Western Cabin:  $143.00
  • Frontier Cabin:  $96.00