I just called Xanterra with the hopes of reserving 3 nights next June in either Dunraven or Cascade Lodge. There are no rooms available during our stay there. I was shocked that they were booked up 10 1/2 months out. I could only get a lodge room for 1 night during my time frame.
My best option was a Western Cabin with 2 queen beds. I went ahead and reserved it I will check back periodically to see if there are cancellations for the Lodges.
2 different families that we are close to have been to Yellowstone this summer. One stayed in a Cascade lodge room and advised us not to stay in a cabin. They said they looked like they were ready to fall down. They didn't go in them and didn't know the differences in the types of cabins. They did stay in a snow lodge cabin and liked it.
The other family stayed in a cabin (frontier I think) and advised us not to stay in a cabin. They were not pleased. (However, they loved the Colter Bay cabins in the Tetons.)
Is there anyone with experience this summer in a renovated Western cabin? We will be on the outskirts of the park a few nights, but I would like to spend 2-3 consecutive nights in the interior.
Thanks for any input on this.