Discover & Experience Yellowstone a Bit Closer By Logging In The Park
Yellowstone is one of the most visited national parks in the U.S. and it should be on everybody’s list. At Yellowstone National Park, you will be able to witness unbelievable geothermal activity. The park is loaded with geysers like the Norris Geyser Basin and famous Old Faithful Geyser. There is also the Grand Prismatic Hot Spring, Yellowstone Lake and the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.
Several questions arise when it comes to traveling to Yellowstone. One of them is whether or not to stay inside the park. Once travelers have decided to stay inside the park, there are many options such as camping, staying in a lodge, or renting a cabin.
Here we have some tips that will help make your decision a little bit easier.
Stay Inside the Park
Staying in the park is the best way for visitors to experience all the park has to offer. You should be near the action and cut down your driving as much as possible. You could also stay in a couple of different places in the park depending on what you want to see and experience. It will give you different perspective on things. The top places to go at Yellowstone are the following:
- Canyon Village Area
- Fishing Bridge, Lake Village and Bridge Bay Areas
- Madison and West Yellowstone Area
- Mammoth Hot Springs Area
- Norris Area
- Old Faithful Area
- Tower-Roosevelt Area
- West Thumb and Grant Village Area
Lodging or Camping?
We are all up for exploring and discovering what Yellowstone has to offer. However, if you haven’t camped before we would recommend lodging as the best option.
Yellowstone National Park offers accommodations to fit every budget, from $69/night cabins to presidential suites topping out near $600/night.
There are nine lodging facilities in the park with more than 2,000 rooms. All nine lodges are available during the summer season and two of them are open in the winter. (Old Faithful Snow Lodge and Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel). Our three favorite hotels and cabins to stay inside the park are Lake Yellowstone Hotel and Cabins, Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel and Cabins and Grant Village.
The historic Lake Yellowstone Hotel welcomes you to a time of classic, yet casual elegance. You’ll be captivated by views of Yellowstone Lake from the Sun Room. The hotel completed extensive interior renovations in June, 2014. It was also awarded Green Seal Lodging and recently designated a National Historic Landmark in 2015.
The Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel and Cabins offers a warm welcome to summer and winter visitors. This hotel, named after nearby springs, was built in 1936, and features its signature Map Room containing a large wooden map of the United States constructed of 15 different woods from nine countries. Guests enjoy a variety of in-park accommodations as well as the opportune chance of spotting elk grazing outside the hotel. This hotel is undergoing construction at the moment and will open during the summer of 2017. However, some facilities may not be open for a portion of the summer season.
Grant Village was built in 1984 and named after Ulysses S. Grant, president when Yellowstone became the world’s first national park in 1872. Located near the West Thumb of Yellowstone Lake, Grant Village features 6 two-story buildings each containing 50 rooms. The lodging complex features a full-service restaurant, a lakeside restaurant with a casual menu, a lounge and gift store. The village is also nearest to Grand Teton National Park.
You can’t go wrong with any of these places; any of these three places will make your stay worthwhile. We understand that planning a trip to Yellowstone can be a little challenging and may require a lot of planning in advance.
At TakeTours.com you can find Yellowstone Tours at an affordable price. Do not worry about driving and finding a place to stay. These overnight Yellowstone tours packages are organized to spend a couple of nights in the park at any of these three locations and you will be also be taken to see several of the top places in the park. Not only that but you can also save up to 20% off if you book in advance.