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Roosevelt Lodge Cabins
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Reno Nevada
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Fantastic - Highly recommend - great value and lots of fun”
Reviewed 11 July 2007

We just spent 10 days in and around Yellowstone in 6 different locations. And this location and the accomodations where by far the best. The cabins were quiet, comfortable and clean. Definately the best value for the money. The cabin we got was on the end right next to a creek and was just beautiful! I also highly recommend the Western Cookout - expensive but lots of fun.

  • Liked — Location, quiet and beautiful.
  • Disliked — The walk to the bathroom and no airconditioning.
  • Stayed June 2007, travelled with family
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Toledo, OH
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345 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 327 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2007

Wonderful- The porch, with it's rocking chairs
The food
The best wildlife in the park
The fewest people in the park
The drive in from the northeast entrance
Coffee on the front porch at 5am, the time you should
head out to Lamar Valley to see the wolves

Horrible- The cabin temperature (We couldn't fall asleep until
it cooled down around 2am in cabin 63) and neither
cabin had a fan
Cabin 13, our other cabin, cooled down but was
noisy because it was near the road and bathroom
No bathrooms in either cabin, but community
bathroom was clean
At check-in, we were told that our reservation was at
Canyon, but they were able to switch us to their
cabins (Be sure to get written confirmation of your
reservation, something we didn't do)
The dusty ride to the cook-out, both by horse or by
wagon (luckily the food was good and a bear
passed by)

  • Liked — Location, location, location
  • Disliked — The evening heat after a 100 degree day in early July.
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled with family
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houston
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2007

We stayed in roosevelt cabins for 3 nights. Thanks to a previous posting i had requested cabin 89 and recieved it. I was so glad to have that one as it sits at the end of a long row of cabins and is right by a stream that my kids loved playing in. If i had been assigned a cabin in the midst of all of the other closely set cabins, i would have been disappointed. Dining was more difficult than i had expected....the roosevelt lodge dining room is really your only option unless you want to get in the car and drive and hope to find another option without a wait for dinner. The key is to get to the lodge before 5pm and get in line. Then at 5, they fill all the tables..if you don't make that cut then you must wait at least 45 minutes or until someone finishes. Our second night there the man at the front of the line was holding his spot for a group of 53 which the restaurant sat and this took 2/3rds of the tables..so even tho we were only 12th in line...we waited an hour before we could eat. The best time to see animals is morning or after dinner..so you don' t want to be stuck in the restaurant too long. Food was just okay and expensive, but they do have a kids menu.
The cabin was clean and tiny. Bathrooms were fine. The cabins are all very close together ..so reserve early and discuss which cabin you might get with the reseravation attendant. We did see most of our animal sightings in this area.

Stayed June 2007
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Virginia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2006

Stayed three nights in late August. Cabin itself was clean and
very livable. Only complaint was the restrooms were not being cleaned well at all. We entered as the cleaning person was leaving and could not tell what he had done. If you stay here,
be sure to ride out to the Beartooth highway. It is a trip you will never forget.

  • Stayed August 2006, travelled as a couple
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Southern Illinois
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2006

We spent 4 nites here and had a good time if you accept the fact that it is slightly better than tent camping. It was a shock at first seeing the size of the cabinApproximately 12x12. ours had 2 double beds. After the first nite we enjoyed ourselves much more. If you are a first time yellowstoner I would suggest staying there part of the time and another spot in the park the rest of the time. I have no regrets about booking it. But I would splurge for more next time. It is not nearly as crowded as the other spots if that is what you want. I thought the Lodge restaurant was a bit overpriced however Im sure they need to charge a higher price since it isnt as busy as the others. overall it was fun and I would stay there again if it was the only thing available.

  • Stayed August 2006
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
56 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2006

The historic Roosevelt Lodge is sited where the original environmentalist president, Teddy Roosevelt, is said to have camped in Yellowstone near the turn of the last century. In the parlance of the Park, a LODGE is a central structure containing accommodation registration, an eatery or two, a lobby or lounge sometimes including bar services, a gift shop, and in some cases (not Roosevelt, though) other services like a laundromat. In the case of Roosevelt Lodge, the restaurant is one of the most rustic and enjoyable in the Park. The bar-b-qued ribs in particular are out of this world and fall-off-the-bone tender. The lounge includes a giant fireplace (fires are lit only when it's cold out) and a bar that's staffed in the evenings. It's a nice place to hang out with a Teton Ale while awaiting a table at the restaurant. However, THE best place to wait is on the large porch with its rustic hickory chairs, porch rail for putting up trail-weary feet, and watching the bustle of folks coming and going. It does overlook the parking lot, there's no getting around that, but beyond the beyond it looks eastwards to some of the most beautiful scenery on the face of this earth.

The gift shop is tiny, but in addition to a modest offering of t-shirts, post-cards, useful guidebooks, and plastic bison and bears, it does have a selection of excellent Native American jewelry, particularly "old pawn" silver and turquoise at fair prices. There is also a small general store next to the lodge for stocking up on junk food, campling supplies, water, and so forth.

There is a corral offering trail rides, hayrides, and evening cookouts (reservations required!)

The cabins, like almost all lodging in Yellowstone, are basic, clean, dry, warm when they need to be (and sometimes when you'd prefer they were a little cooler, like mid-afternoon in the summer, though they are supplied with fans and windows on both sides that open for cross-ventilation.) Only a limited number have baths; the rest require the use of central toilet and shower facilities. If you need one with a bath, MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS at least 8 to 10 months in advance!.

I stayed there in June of 2006, and my "Frontier" cabin had a basin in the main room and a shower stall and toilet in a separate room. All fixtures werel new and nice. Hot water comes up right away. The cabin is not attached so noisy neighbors are not likely to be a problem. However, don't picture cabins isolated from one another; they are all lined up together and you won't get one all by itself.

I love the Roosevelt cabins; the location, to me, is romantic and the most rustic in Yellowstone; the fragrant smoke from the "Pioneer" cabins (the ones without bath have wood stoves for heat) adds to the atmosphere, but most of all, I know that just outside the cabin village is one of the richest wildlife environments in the world: Lamar Valley. The best wildlife-watching is very early in the morning; at Roosevelt, free first rate coffee is put out on the front porch hours before the restaurant opens for breakfast. Roosevelt is located at the entry to Lamar Valley and associated locations (Little America, etc.) that offer miles of A-1 hiking, incredible wildlife-watching, includingall kinds of birds, "charismatic megafauna" like grizzly and black bears and wolves, many, many other animals, fishing, and scenery, scenery, scenery.

I recommend Roosevelt Lodge cabins with all my heart and can hardly wait to get back next June!!

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Montana
Level 6 Contributor
68 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2006

We just returned from 4 nights at the Roosevelt Lodge Cabins. It's a great little place, but one must take it on its own terms. The best part about the Lodge is THERE ARE NO CROWDS. In Yellowstone in the summer, that is a major plus all by itself. We had two cabins and they were simple but clean. The little wood-burning stove is part of the charm- yes, it can get chilly in the a.m. but that's part of the deal. (Hint: one only needs about a third of the firestarter chip, and don't throw all the logs on at once or it will be too warm). The stove was remarkably smoke-less, just be sure the logs are not sitting right up against the front bottom air intake vents. The cabins remind me of what an old-time dude ranch might have been like (but much better food at the ranch house). The cabins are like tent camping without freezing, worrying about grizzlies, cooking over a propane stove or sleeping on rocks. We loved it.

We really enjoyed the Roosevelt Lodge. The food was excellent, but the service was slow. The Yellowstone area has a real shortage of workers this summer, it was front page news in the Billings (MT) Gazette last month, so patience is a must. There's a bar with great bartenders. We loved getting a cocktail, sitting in the rocking chairs with our feet on the rail and watching the evening light fade.

The northeast corner of the park is where the animals are and the people aren't. I saw more wildlife (including bears) on this trip than on any of my several dozen other trips over the years. (Hint: If you see any Yellowstone Institute people around in their white vans, ask them where the wolves have been sighted).

  • Stayed June 2006
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Property: Roosevelt Lodge Cabins
Address: PO Box 165, Tower-Roosevelt Junction, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190-0165
Region: United States > Wyoming > Yellowstone National Park
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Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 17 Speciality Lodging in Yellowstone National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Roosevelt Lodge Cabins 2*
Number of rooms: 80
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