couple questions... still trying to finalize our days at yellowstone during our HUGE road trip. I now have reservations at Lake lodge, Canyon village cabins and Old faithful lodge for our first night. will be driving the long haul from Custer,sd to one of these places the first night..just havent decided which one yet...will depend on if anything opens up the second night. Right now, I only have the available room at Canyon village for the second night. So ideally, would like to stay at lake or canyon first night (as its closer to east entrance) and old faithful second, but have not been able to secure that yet. Regardless, while maintaining a PG rated forum (lol), is there anything to do at night after dark in any of these areas since at most, there is no TV? Is it safe to walk around after dark (becuase of animals, not crime) and is there anywhere that you could see anything? like at old faithful--is there any lighting at all?
Also, I have researched and found how late in the SEASON the restaurants in each area are open, but not their HOURS of operation. If im up at the break of dawn (or before), how early can I walk (or drive) somewhere to get coffee?