We booked a 4-night stay in Canyon Village nearly a year in advance via the Xanterra website and paid one night as a deposit. We booked a Standard room and at the time of booking did not know if the room would be in Cascade or Dunraven Lodge. On arrival we were allocated room 220 on the 1st floor in Cascade Lodge (called 2nd floor as there are no ground floors in US), there are stairs only and no lift but this was not a problem. If you need a lift ask for a room in Dunraven Lodge at the time of booking - the Lodge has exactly the same rooms but with a lift in the building.
We were a bit apprehensive based on previous TA reviews but were pleasantly surprised to find a modern room looking freshly decorated. There were 2-double beds in a good size room with coffee making facilities although no TV or fridge (who wants that anyway in the middle of Yellowstone National Park!). There was a good supply of toiletries including cute soap bears but the bathroom a bit small. There is an ice machine and vending machines on each floor. There is no wifi on site simply as Canyon Village and accommodation is so remote but it is available in the public area of Lodge (costs of $4.95 per hour, $11.95 per 24 hrs, $18.85 per 72 hours) and useful to note that 2-people can use the same code which we did not realise at first.
We had hoped to use the laundry at Canyon campsite but it had closed a week earlier - the whole of Canyon Village shut down on 22nd of September as it was end of season. We chose a room in the Lodge which was cheaper than the cabins and we were glad we had as the cabins which sound quite romantic are basically characterless green corrugated buildings attached in groups of 2 or 4. The local wildlife - bison and elk often wandered into the car parks around the Lodges and cabins and so the Lodges also felt a bit more secure!
The food options are somewhat limited in Canyon Village as the sittings often get busy so a pager system to call waiting diners is operated. The limited choice of food contains a lot of fried options so this is the area we found let the accommodation down, especially as there are no facilities in the Lodge rooms to store or eat food bought in the general stores. However, the Lodge rooms are perfectly satisfactory an I would have no problem booking one of these again if we were lucky enough to visit Yellowstone again in the future.
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