by Candyce H. Stapen
If you plan to explore Yellowstone’s canyon the most, then book one of the 400 rooms at this property, located about a half-mile from the park’s big canyon. Choose from lodge rooms in the Cascade and Dunraven Lodges with one or two double beds, or enjoy cabin-style rooms in the Western Cabins or the Frontier Cabins with either two double or two queen beds. All have private bathrooms. Dining is available in the full-service Canyon Lodge Dining Room, the Canyon Lodge Cafeteria or the Canyon Lodge Deli.
In 2014, the Canyon Lodge & Cabins began its $70-million renovation which plans to completely remove the 200 Frontier Cabins in preparation for the addition of five lodge buildings, with pathways more suitable for bikers and hikers. The new lodge units will be multiple floors, totaling 409 new guestrooms with stone and wood features. The first three of the new lodges are scheduled to be completed by 2015, and the entire renovation is scheduled to be completed by 2016 when the National Park System celebrates its 100th Anniversary.
Our Editor Loves
- Lodge and cabin-style rooms
- Onsite dining at full-service restaurant
- Great location to explore Yellowstone's canyon
- Onsite Dining
We stayed 3 nights at Canyon Lodge. The room was very nice and clean. We were visited every night by elk, which was fun. The lodge is EXPENSIVE and the wifi is worse than 90's dial up. When you are in the park you are off the grid and I do not feel that is explained enough. Prepare yourself for that. Also, no TV at all. All that being said, staying in the park is great to save time and this would be my choice of accommodations in the park. It seemed to be, by far, the nicest and most up to date, inside. Location is also great as it is right by the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and Hayden Valley, which is where we saw hundreds (literally) if bison all day every day.
What to say, it is in the park, 5min drive to Grand Canyon of Yellowstone - and it is expensive. We stayed at Cascade lodge. The room was spacious and clean. No aircon or wifi. Free parking, fridge, coffee maker and the fan at the room. Make your bookings early. Not good equivalent for money, but not so long drives.