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 three nights at the Canyon Lodges. The bedroom was very comfortable and had a patio. No wifi in rooms but that aside the room was spacious and well fitted out. We wanted a change of room and Evelyn on Reception was excellent at arranging this for us. The main thing with Canyon Lodges is position. You are in the centre of the park and a short distance from both north and south attractions. After dinner we would drive down to the Hayden valley which was nearby to animal spot. Food is good in the self service restaurants and also in the M66 restaurant though there you will require to book a table. There is no bar or restaurant on the Lodge building so you need to go to the nearby centre for restaurants and shops. Prices are not cheap for staying there but it is in an excellent position and saves a lot of time over staying outside the park.
by Maria E
Early June in Yellowstone is a great time to visit, the crowds and traffic are manageable. The Canyon Lodge provides a great centrally located hub to see most of the park from. We stayed two nights at one of the "cabins", which was perfectly adequate for us, though not as modern as the lodge rooms. The cabins are walking distance to the food and shopping locales in the village. An overnight snow knocked all by emergency power out to the entire village for about 6 hours. The staff was on top of the situation with road closure updates and free coffee. The snow added a beautiful backdrop to most of my morning photos and only proved to be a minor inconvenience to our special trip.