Like we mentioned before in this post, it will take you more than a day to truly explore all the natural wonders featured in the Yellowstone National Park. From the spectacular geysers to the humbling waterfalls, the park is the ultimate getaway for any nature lover.
When on a Yellowstone road trip, it is a great idea to settle down for the weekend to really take in the stunning views and enjoy your favorite outdoor activities in the most scenic settings.
There are many Yellowstone lodging accommodations to choose, from the Super 8 and Best Western lodging options to the unique hotel and cabins around the park.
Below is Travefy’s top pick of the best 5 you must try on your next visit to the Yellowstone National Park.
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1. Old Faithful Snow Lodge & Cabins
The Old Faithful geyser is the most popular attraction in the Yellowstone National Park. The Old Faithful Snow Lodge is just right next to it and is an excellent accommodation with the park, especially during wintertime — according to reviews.
This Yellowstone lodging has everything pleading in its favor: modern, clean, and comfortable rooms, great service, and all the needed amenities, including WiFi. It is always great to have internet connection in the middle of nowhere, right?
Check out the restaurant and the food and let us know what you think of them.
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2. Old Faithful Inn
In case you are looking for something more of a value but still close to Old Faithful, you should opt for the Old Faithful Inn. Not only does it have a great location but also stands out for the quality of the service and the cost of stay.
It might not be high-end but it is a busy, cozy accommodation with a fireplace, bear pit, and a balcony to enjoy a drink while watching the geyser do its thing. It is definitely a top pick for families and couples. Be sure to reserve early as they book out quite a lot.
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3. Lake Yellowstone Hotel & Cabins
Looking for a romantic escape inside the idyllic wilderness of the Yellowstone National Park? We give you the Lake Yellowstone Hotel & Cabins, located on the shores of the Yellowstone Lake so you can wake up to a beautiful view of the Lake and of the wildlife roaming by your cabin’s front door.
Rustic yet impeccable, the Lake Yellowstone Hotel & Cabins is the perfect love nest enhanced by the top-class dining experience it offers. Despite being in the heart of the park, do not think you will have to give up on comfort or amenities, unless you choose to.
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4. Dunraven Lodge
The Dunraven Lodge is a haven of peace and quiet near the North end of the park, away from the busier Old Faithful and Yellowstone Lake. Its central location make it a good base to launch expeditions to the see the Grand Canyon, and the wildlife-spotting valleys we mentioned in the earlier post (see above).
The Dunraven Lodge offers a fantastic modern setting, with shopping and dining options, as well as large, comfy rooms. People who stayed here highly recommend it, making it a Yellowstone lodging accommodations we definitely want to check out.
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5. Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel & Cabins
If you are a nature lover and a wildlife spotter, you won’t mind — or rather will relish — the quaint and rustic experience of the stay at the Mammoth Hot Springs Lodge.
The hotel, build in the 1930s, was barely retouched through the years. It is today a historic lodge within the Yellowstone National Park which gives visitors the comfort of large rooms — in the hotel itself, less in the cabins — with authentic amenities.
As you can tell, Yellowstone lodging accommodations are as varied and picturesque as its terrains and its wilderness. Be sure to choose the one that best suits your needs and nearest to the attractions you are interested in visiting.
What do you think of our top pick? You don’t see your favorite Yellowstone lodging? Tell us all about it in the comments below.