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Canyon Lodge and Cabins
CAtravelerCA from: CA
Published Date: Jul, 3, 2020 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
excellent stay 5* review for a 3* property
we stayed in a western cabin. Clean. Parking was a little tough with an RV parked out front but otherwise great. Centrally located. We took all of our food into the park due to limited access to food with cover. It worked perfectly essentially car camping food. Made for an easier star and more timely wind down and bedtime with not having to worry about getting take out or restaurant lines/food timing etc.
- Rooms: 5
- Location: 5
- Service: 5
gsprunner from: Seattle, Washington
Published Date: Jun, 24, 2020 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
This is about what you would expect, staying within a national park. Very pricy for a room with no TV or WiFi or even a clock, also out of range for our cell service. But reasonably comfy and located very near a good number of outstanding sites.
Luke M from:
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Apr, 22, 2020 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
July 2019 Yellowstone Vacation
We stayed at the Canyon Lodge (can’t remember which building - one of the newer ones) for 2 nights of our 5 night 6 day trip. The building was fairly new and the rooms were clean and up to date. There aren’t really any nice exciting views from the lodge, but there is a shopping/dining complex nearby. We stayed here for proximity to Lake Yellowstone and the Upper/Lower Yellowstone Falls.
There’s nothing to really critique or praise about this location. I believe it’s the nicest, newest lodging available within the park.
We had quite a wait during check in, and it sounded like some guests were having issues with room availability (they may have booked through a third party vendor).
Nearby dining options included the M66 Canyon Lodge Bar and Grill and the Canyon Lodge Eatery which are connected. The eatery is basically a cafeteria with several options of average tasting food. The bar and grill serves higher quality food and is obviously more expensive.
Love-to-wander-Mom from: Dallas, TX
Published Date: Feb, 23, 2020 Travel Date: Feb, 1, 2020 Rating: 2
Warning!! Road to the north will be closed this summer
Yesterday we booked Canyon Lodge for this summer, but when I called to check on something I was told the road to the north of this hotel up to Tower Junction will be closed in August. So if you want to see Lamar Valley you will have to drive all the way around (back over to Mammoth) to get to the Canyon area. I am posting this as a warning so you can plan your trip accordingly---I didn't know and now I have to change our plans and the rooms are mostly sold out. I was not happy about the $426 that we were going to have to pay at Canyon lodge (for the cheapest available space for 4 people) but now I have to change our plans. If you are booking this hotel/cabin I would suggest you ask them to check the road closures around this hotel.
245j from: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Published Date: Jan, 30, 2020 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2019 Rating: 4
Expensive but worth it to stay inside the Park
We stayed for 3 nights at the beginning of July inside the National Park and are a retired couple. Booking In and Booking Out was very easy and although there is only internet access in the foyer of this main building, really the Park is so awesome it was lovely to be mostly ‘disconnected’ from our devices & we could still contact family etc back in the UK. The accommodation is just around the corner from the main building and there is ample parking and lifts to all floors. For us, it was definitely an advantage staying in the Park as it maximised the time we could spend inside Yellowstone, especially as it would have been tiring after a full-on day to have then travelled say a minimum of 60 miles back to accommodation outside the Park. From Red Lodge, Wyoming we travelled the Beartooth Highway (a magnificent, must-do drive) and entered Yellowstone by the Silver Gate at the North East Entrance, which is a quieter entrance to the Park. It is about 50mls from Silver gate to Canyon Village and the speed limit throughout the Park is 45mph. It took longer than an hour for us to get there as there was so much to stop and see on the way, like Bison, Elk, scenery.
The rooms at Canyon Lodge are fairly basic, but clean and comfortable with table and chairs, microwave, fridge & own bathroom. Yes, the rooms are expensive for what you get if you compare it to a hotel elsewhere, However, to be immersed in the location; to have the spectacular view from our top floor window; to be able to go out late at night and very early in the morning to soak up the sights and see the wildlife was worth every penny – book well in advance as they are snapped up quickly – we booked 9 months ahead and it’s just as well we did!
Canyon Lodge Village was quieter and seemed less “touristy” than the other areas within the Park. It suited us better than the other accommodations such as at Old Faithful, or Mammoth Hot Springs where the streets were very congested, and it seemed ideal as a base for exploring throughout the Park area. There are retail outlets and food places at Canyon Village but, as other writers have noted, all restaurants in Yellowstone are expensive for what you get and you have to book at some of them. For us, the food was less important than the Park experience so we were happy to buy sandwiches, hotdogs, snacks, fruit, microwavable food, etc from the well-stocked shops in the Village and available at other locations in the Park – or take food with you.
Note: there are plenty of toilet stops throughout the whole park and paths suitable for disabled access and wheelchairs at the major sights and at the Villages. The roads were not nearly as congested as we expected and with careful planning we arrived at busy carparks before the crowds, eg. at Grand Prismatic Springs and Old Faithful - both of which were mesmerising in the early morning light. There are very strict stopping rules for the roads to avoid jams and for safety when in the presence
of bears, bison, Elk, etc. and on the whole people observed these rules - but of course there are always some foolish drivers who think the rules do not apply to them!
- Value: 2
- Cleanliness: 4
- Service: 3