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 only stayed at 2 places Canyon and Old Faithful Inn, but made it a point to visit all the major lodges in YNP including Grant Village, Roosevelt Lodge, and Lake Lodge. For the price, Canyon Lodge is the best deal by far. The property is newer, and beautifully designed. The rooms are spacious and clean. You can do day trips into Mammoth, the Upper Geyser area where Old Faithful is located, Hayden and Lamar Valleys.
We paid a little more for a room with a patio but it was too cold to enjoy sitting out there. If you're going in the colder months, I would save the $$ for something else.
We were super impressed with the concierge and front desk staff. They were friendly and very knowledgeable about the area.
We found the whole Canyon Village charming and super convenient. There's a huge General Store with a small breakfast place that seats about 20 people at the horseshoe counter. Next door, the main public building houses restaurants, gift shop and a lounge area with a fireplace and chairs.
A paved walk way takes you from the lodge to the village. Although, I recommend driving if you plan to come back after dark. There's a humungous parking lot.
Newly built lodges with modern amenities. Our room was quite dark as the windows are small, but it was nicely decorated and very comfortable. The lodges are perfectly located for getting up and out to all the sights, especially with its close proximity to Grand Canyon of Yellowstone.
Saw elk on the roads leading to the lodges.