On our two-day drive through Yellowstone in July, we spent one night at Canyon Lodge in the Cascade Lodge building. We paid a premium price for this very basic room, but the location is well worth that price. If you really want to see all the highlights of Yellowstone, you should allow a minimum of one full day for the upper loop drive and a second full day for the lower loop. The location of Canyon Lodge enables you to drive these routes see the major sights without a lot of backtracking and extra driving.
Check in was quick and friendly. Note....The registration office and dining areas are being reroofed, and the construction barricades and equipment are not pleasant. This is only a problem outside the buildings...parking, walking around. Once inside, everything is as usual. We enjoyed a great meal at the Canyon Lodge Restaurant as well as a quick breakfast the next morning in the adjacent cafeteria.
As mentioned, the rooms in Cascade Lodge are very basic...no phone, television or elevator. They do, however, provide a hair dryer, coffee maker and the cutest bear shaped soap! We would definitely recommend staying here if you want a clean, convenient place in the park to spend a night or two.
- Also Known As:
- Cascade Hotel Yellowstone National Park