Canyon Lodge & Cabins
(Yellowstone National Park)
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The Canyon Lodge & Cabins is a sprawling facility near the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. The property is located just half a mile away from the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Inspiration Point, one of the most photographed spots in the park.
All of the accommodations at the Canyon Lodge & Cabins offer a charming and rustic style of living. Although they are simple in design, each cabin offers a private bathroom, comfortable bedding and internet access (chargeable). In-room gift baskets are also available.
There are plenty of dining options nearby to tempt you after a busy day exploring the local area. The main lodge building includes a reception desk, a gift store, a picnic/deli shop, a full service restaurant and a cafeteria. Horseback rides are also available from the nearby corrals, making for a fun and unique experience.
Hotel Facilities & Services
- Total Rooms Number: 500
- 24 hour front desk
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Name: Denver International Airport
- Distance: 871 kilometres
Bar and Restaurant
- Restaurant in hotel
- Nearest Airport Name: Denver International Airport Distance: 871 kilometres
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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 924 reviews
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Yellowstone National Park
Stay Date: 09/2016, cbhb68 wrote this review.
Stayed in Canyon Lodge and cabins. Stayed in a 2 story new building on the first floor with small balcony. The room was clean and new. 2 double beds.There was a coffee maker and small refrigerator. No closet but shelves for clothes etc. People were e… See more
Stayed in Canyon Lodge and cabins. Stayed in a 2 story new building on the first floor with small balcony. The room was clean and new. 2 double beds.There was a coffee maker and small refrigerator. No closet but shelves for clothes etc. People were extremely nice. In all the Lodge areas they had a better restaurant, cafeteria, diner type restaurant. The restaurant was the best for dinner. Cafeteria and diner type for breakfast or lunch. Being a vegetarian it was difficult finding good food-managed but we were there for the beauty of the park Collapse
Excellent Location but Cramped & Limited Services
Stay Date: 09/2016, Debanjan-Dey wrote this review.
We had a rather mixed experience while staying here. Firstly, Yellowstone National Park in spite of (or maybe due to) its vast size has very few lodging areas. Among them, Canyon Lodge wins hands down for location. It is within one-hour drive from a… See more
We had a rather mixed experience while staying here. Firstly, Yellowstone National Park in spite of (or maybe due to) its vast size has very few lodging areas. Among them, Canyon Lodge wins hands down for location. It is within one-hour drive from all the major tourist spots (Norris Geysers, Grand Prismatic, Old Faithful, Lamar Valley, Mammoth Springs). There are two main types of lodging available - cabins and lodges. Cabins seem to get sold out earlier, and the only reason we even got a lodge room was because we used the credit card concierge service (while booking 4 months in advance). The lodges are new buildings, however pretty bare-bones in terms of facilities. Rooms were tiny (considering we paid $350 per night for a 2 queen bed room) and the bathroom is rather cramped as well. Xanterra advertises a paid Wifi, but its only functional in a few of the lodges and that too only in the entrance lobby. Our lodge had no Wi-Fi so we were dependent on cellular data, which itself was highly unreliable unless we went out of the building. Finding parking close to your lodge is a matter of luck, but usually you would be within a 5 min walk of your car anyway. Room service is non-existent, as there is no reception area in the lodge buildings themselves (which are 10 mins drive from the Canyon Lodge Visitor Center). Don't expect to get additional towels if housekeeping forgets to bring sufficient towels once in the day. Rooms don't have a microwave, and the dustbins are rather cramped too! As there is nothing of tourist interest at Canyon Lodge itself, the eating spots are relatively less crowded. The only comparably sized lodging center is Old Faithful, and that is chock full of tourists all the time. At Canyon Lodge, there is a cafe, a canteen-like buffet area and a nice restaurant. Breakfast is fabulous for $15, which includes an enormous buffet of items from scrambled eggs, sausages, bacon, biscuits & gravy, yogurt, huge variety of fruit and juice/coffee/tea made to order. For dinner, expect wait times of 30-45 minutes at least so plan accordingly. As another reviewer mentioned, the minimalist nature of the lodges could quite well be differently positioned as a close encounter with the wilderness, however that doesn't really work because of the enormous parking area in front and close proximity of all the lodges. If you go out of the back of the lodge (which I did only by accident), you do have a great view right into the woods and can appreciate the isolation. My final verdict would be - as long as you don't mind paying the premium rates, Canyon Lodge is the place to stay at, purely for the location. However, its a far far better idea to camp in Yellowstone to get the true experience, and it also gives you more exploring time because you are less likely to plan to return before sunset because of the prospect of an awaiting bed ;) In my prior trip, we camped two nights (Bridge Bay campground is excellent) and stayed one night at Signal Mountain Lodge in Grand Teton National Park (epitome of any park lodging I have seen in the US). Collapse
Stay Date: 09/2016, Alan L wrote this review.
This property provides reasonable accommodation, clean and comfortable at a high price but that is to be expected in the Park. The location is excellent with easy access to the Canyon, Hayden and Lamar valleys.
This property provides reasonable accommodation, clean and comfortable at a high price but that is to be expected in the Park. The location is excellent with easy access to the Canyon, Hayden and Lamar valleys. Collapse
A Great Trip
Stay Date: 09/2016, TreadingGrain wrote this review.
I’ll never understand some of the reviews and unrealistic expectations of reviewers that I read on this site. You will spend money on a trip to YNP especially if you wish to stay in the in-park lodging (more than you may wish). Plan for it. We h… See more
I’ll never understand some of the reviews and unrealistic expectations of reviewers that I read on this site. You will spend money on a trip to YNP especially if you wish to stay in the in-park lodging (more than you may wish). Plan for it. We had a fantastic experience at Yellowstone. We stayed five nights at the Rhyolite Lodge in Canyon Village. Rhyolite Lodge is one of five brand new housing options at Canyon Village - so new, in fact, that we were the second couple to have stayed in the room. Here’s what I liked: The Room. You have a variety of choices with rooms. We paid a bit more and had a Superior Lodge Room. The room is a typical hotel room with two queen beds, a small table with two chairs, a hospitality cabinet (mini fridge), a recycle cabinet, coffee maker, a very small oscillating fan, and a shower/tub combo. It was quite comfortable but we were there at the end of September. There is no AC in any of the rooms and I can imagine it gets hot in the summer months. The Environmental Emphasis. Each room offers multiple recycling options (paper, compost, trash). Green soap and green housekeeping practices. Additionally, there are recycling bins throughout the park compounds. The Price. There are a limited number of housing options within Yellowstone. A few reviewers have thought the rates to be exorbitant. I think that their travel experiences must be quite limited. Our Superior Lodge Room was $265 per night. I thought this was a great price for the ability to stay in the park (add a good 30 minutes of drive time each way to stay outside the park). The Location. Canyon Lodge is located at the intersection of the northern and southern portions of the Loop Road that circumnavigates YNP. Because of this each section (Geyser Basin, Mammoth Hot Springs, etc.) were all within a 45-minute drive. Additionally, there is a gas station, three restaurants, two snack bars, three gift shops/stores (including a grocery store) a Post Office, and a great visitor center clustered together in the ‘village.’ Having eaten at every dining room in YNP I thought that the food was consistent across the venues. We ended up eating breakfast at the Canyon Cafeteria (quick and less expensive), lunches on the loop and three dinners at Canyon Restaurant. The Staff. The staff was exceptionally helpful - from the front desk to the checkout workers at the stores. All offered updates on animal sightings, road conditions/traffic, recommended activities, and in our case, updates on the various forest fires that were burning. Ranger-led Walks. This was our favorite experience. We went on a number of walks ranging from easy walks around boardwalks to moderate-difficult hikes into a bit of the backcountry. The obvious knowledge of the rangers along with their guidance/observation skills opened up YNP to us in a way that we would not have experienced on our own. The Time of Year. We went after Labor Day. The crowds were relatively small. The weather is a bit more unpredictable – our temperatures fluctuated from the low 70’s to 8” of snow and the mid-20’s during our week. However, it was wonderful to see YNP in a variety of seasons. Collapse
Pretty good for in-park accommodation
Stay Date: 08/2016, Heidi W wrote this review.
We stayed in one of the new buildings (1-2 years old) called Dunraven in a first-floor end unit classified as an ADA Premium Room for $277/night. (We didn't need the ADA but that's all that was available.) The room had a double bed and a single bed, … See more
We stayed in one of the new buildings (1-2 years old) called Dunraven in a first-floor end unit classified as an ADA Premium Room for $277/night. (We didn't need the ADA but that's all that was available.) The room had a double bed and a single bed, mini-fridge and recycling bins. It was clean and comfortably large enough for three people (2 adults & teen). The ADA bathroom was huge, with a roll-in shower that drains to the center of the room so the bathroom floor was often wet (easily remedied by laying down extra towels so no worries, just something to be aware of). Like all the park lodging, there is no AC so we had to have the windows open. There was a fair amount of construction noise nearby, which we'd been warned about in advance, so not a surprise just annoying. There was a small common outdoor covered porch right outside our room where it was very nice to sit and relax and watch the sun set at the end of the day. There is ample parking conveniently located to all doors of the lodge but because we were located next to the new construction, where they had completed all the new parking lots but not the buildings, this might have been just good luck. Housekeeping was adequate; they missed some trash on the far side of the bed but the main areas were cleaned and restocked. We all liked this lodge much better than our other in-park stay at Grant Village, which is a much older property showing it's age. The Canyon Village area is bigger, with more dining options and shops. Like all in-park accommodations, it's expensive for what you get but Canyon Village was pleasant enough -- especially having just spent two days in Grant -- that we didn't mind so much. Even though it's a large property it never felt congested (except maybe at dinnertime where it was hard to get a reservation) and is excellently located for excursions to Canyon, Lamar and Hayden. We would stay here again. Collapse
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