We started our trip at Canyon and finished it at Roosevelt. In many ways, I far preferred Roosevelt. We didn't have a bathroom either.
The cabin with one double bed is functional. Not much more though. We liked the general atmosphere of the place. The lodge's porch is great. The food was good. The coffee was out very early. We sat at the picnic tables one evening and had a coyote go by.
The restaurant can be a problem but it isn't their fault. If a bus is in the parking lot, you need to get in line early. They overwhelm the restaurant and cause the guests to need to wait. Without a bus, you can pretty much eat when you're ready. What we tried to do was get there at 5:00 and sit on the porch with a drink. Then we'd eat at 5:30 or so.
Places like Roosevelt require that your expectations be set correctly. If you're the type to want to know what's the best resort in the park, you wouldn't like it. If you like a pleasant atmosphere in a beautiful setting, you may enjoy it as we did. We're going back to Roosevelt next year too.
The location is also hard to beat. You're across the road from the road to Lamar Valley.
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking