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Dunraven Lodge
Reviewed September 11, 2012

We had a top floor room at the Dunraven Lodge in September 2012. The place was clean and comfortable with modern furniture and efficient staff. The registration for the lodge is quite a distance from the Dunraven but this wasn't a problem for us. Quite extensive renovations going on at the main Canyon Village but these should be finished by next season. Good place for reaching Lamar Valley. Cafeteria was adequate for food and reasonably priced. Weather was very cold in the morning (but the bedroom was fine) - it soon picked up and, for September, we were pleased to bu in temperatures of 66 to 70 F from midday.

Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 30, 2012

This is the second time my family and I have stayed at Dunraven Lodge. Previously we stayed there four years ago and I am happy to say that the lodge is just as good as it was then. We reserved a room with two beds and found it spacious, clean, and well appointed. The linens were very clean and fresh as was the bathroom. I love the little teddy bear soaps! We brought a small radio to listen to at night as the rooms do not have televisions or wi-fi (which is okay with me). There was a vending area on our floor, but we did have to go to the ground level floor to get ice for our cooler, which was a bit out of our way. If you have a lot of luggage or someone who is elderly, the lodge does have an elevator for your convenience.

Besides the cleanliness of the lodge, its greatest asset is its location. It is easy to get to the other parts of the park from Canyon and the nearby grocery/general store/gas station/souvenir shops are very convenient.

We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank WooPigSooie
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

If you go to Yellowstone, this is a great place to stay. The rooms are neat and clean. They are good sized. You can get all around Yellowstone easily. The staff is good and friendly. Food is good. We never stayed in a National Park before. It was a great experience that everyone should enjoy.

Stayed: September 2011, traveled as a couple
6  Thank paul1009
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

This lodge is located behind Canyon Village and is a sister lodge to Cascade. I've stayed in Cascade before, and this time had Dunraven. The room was not a big as we hoped, but it was comfortable and mostly clean. The bathroom floor was absolutely filthy, though, and I ended up cleaning it myself with some clorox wipes. Housekeeping looked overwhelmed, so cleaning is hit or miss. The furniture and beds were comfortable but the bathroom small and cramped. There is a separate vanity/sink outside the bathroom, so two people can get ready at once. This lodge is three levels, and does have an elevator, albeit pretty slow. We were on the bottom level, which is actually downstairs from the main floor, which was kind of weird, but our view was out the back and into the woods. The room has a small fan in case it gets too hot, or you can open the windows to get some fresh air. Overall, I liked the Cascade room better, because it was lots bigger, but Dunraven looked more updated. Overall a pleasant stay, with just a few minor quirks, but you can't beat the location in the park for this type of accommodation. Food in the village was surprisingly good this time around, but they are doing major roof repair, so it is a bit messy.

Room Tip: Try to get a high room, overlooking woods.
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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3  Thank Phantom8
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

We had stayed at other National Park Lodges so knew not to expect too much even with the $200 hefty price tag. For us it's all about location, location... We were pleasantly surprised by the Canyon Area Lodges. Dunraven was newly updated, clean and right on the edge of the woods. There was a big gathering room with comfy chairs, game tables and lots of windows. This is about as close to camping as I like to get. The main lodge with the restaurants was under renovation but still offered a nice variety of food. Because the Canyon Lodges are in the middle of YNP, we were able to do half the park each day without having to drive all the way out of the park at night. The next day, we saw lots of Bison and a few wolves in Lamar Valley!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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5  Thank 4foolsofwonder
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

We were having trouble finding lodging in Yellowstone Park in July and reluctantly booked one of our only options, a lodge room in Canyon Village. We were very happy that this room was in Dunraven Lodge which is only a year or so old and very upscale compared to the rest of Canyon Village, or most other accomodations in Yellowstone.(Cascade Lodge is identical to Dunraven.)
These lodges are on the edge of the Village and our window looked out into the forest. No meals are included but the dining room and cafeteria in the main lodge building are ok--it is a long walk or short drive from these Lodges to the main Village. They have a great visitor center (new) in the Village. Lots of new construction is underway at Yellowstone, especially state of the art visitor centers.

Room Tip: Specify these lodge rooms and not the cabins. We did stay in a Western Cabin at Lake Village another...
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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6  Thank rogtravel
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

We just stayed at Dunraven Lodge for the 2nd time in four years. The location is wonderful for visiting any place in the park. The rooms are spacious and clean and still feel like new(although the bathroom is a bit cramped). One of the things I appreciate most is that the rooms have windows that swing completely open to allow for great ventilation at night, which is important since there is not air conditioning. No, there isn't phone or tv, but that never bothers us since we're so tired each night that we don't stay up too late anyway. The rooms do have Keurig coffee makers now, which really surprised me. I highly recommend Dunraven to anyone wanting to stay in the heart of Yellowstone.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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5  Thank Jennifer K
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Additional Information about Dunraven Lodge

Address: North Rim Drive, Yellowstone National Park, WY
Location: United States > Wyoming > Yellowstone National Park
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Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Yellowstone National Park
Price Range: $100 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 41
Also Known As:
Dunraven Hotel Yellowstone National Park
Dunraven Motel Yellowstone National Park

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