Canyon Lodge and Cabins

Address: 5700 Norris Canyon Rd, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, 82190, United States | Lodge
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This lodge, located on 5700 Norris Canyon Rd, Yellowstone National Park, is near Beaver Ponds Loop Trail and Osprey Falls Trail.
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          TravelPod Member ReviewsCanyon Lodge and Cabins Yellowstone National Park

          Reviewed by tullyonelap

          Loved the cabins

          Reviewed Jul 13, 2013
          by (6 reviews) Northern Virginia , United States Flag of United States

          We liked everything about the cabin. Enough room for our family of four with a nice table to play cards or eat breakfast together. Liked the Keurig coffee maker and the eco-friendly recycle bins and amenities.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

          Reviewed by fransando

          Excellent Cabins

          Reviewed Sep 23, 2012
          by (15 reviews) Frankford Township , United States Flag of United States

          What a great place to stay in the park. Lodge is well maintained, good food at the restaurant. Easy access to entire park.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

          Reviewed by merete_toft


          Reviewed Jul 4, 1978
          by (6 reviews) Kaas , Denmark Flag of Denmark

          Expensive cabins for notning. No fridge, tv, breakfeast, or aircondition. To hot in the Day and Way to cold in the Night!

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

          Historical Traveler Reviews Canyon Lodge and Cabins Yellowstone National Park

          Great price for Peak Season-Just Basic-Buffalo Nearby


          We stayed at the Peak season. Reservations warned me..Old, Shower no tub. It was fine. It was the best thing avaliable. We were pleased at the central location. Buffalo and dear were near our cabin every morning. Don't expect a cabin...its a hotel room in sets of quads. We were gone sightseeing most all of the days. We were not at the cabin alot.

          Cabin fine, front desk staff rude


          We stayed in the cabins last August 2-5 and it has taken some time to get past the anger and reflect on the trip as a whole. Our family of 4 had an awesome experience driving from the NYC area to Wyoming and back over 3 weeks last summer. Yellowstone was our favorite stop.

          Arrived at check-in after phoning-in late arrival to find room was situated at the end of a cabin colony inhabited exclusively by motorcyclists. They had set up tables and chairs outside their units and were hanging about BBQing and such at 10pm. We went back to office and explained to a very unsympathic, rude clerk that I had phoned for a late arrival and that I have 2 young children (which they should have known from the reservation) and we were all exhausted. I told her that from the look of things, the party would not be ending soon and we wanted to sleep. Her response was they would send security out. Yippie! How would he deal with 100 of them? Shhhhhh! Simmer down now! What about in the morning when 100 motorcycles start up outside our room with our windows wide open (no A/C in cabins). Vroom, Vroom.

          Don't get me wrong, we stopped in Sturgis the day before bike week began, on our way out to Yellowstone, and we actually came to like the bikers we encountered along the way...they were friendly and often offered to take our family portrait; they were also very kind to our children.

          The ordeal continued when I got Hubby out of the car and had him come in and speak to desk personel who repeated the same scripted response I had received. He is not as patient as I and when he was getting "the speech" he asked for a manager. We were told there was none. Really, no desk manager on duty? How could that be? We travel quite a bit and that is impossible, who would run a business that way? No one is in-charge of 3 18-year old kids working behind the desk for the summer? Who insures that they don't stuff their pockets with cash or make duplicate copies of guest's credit cards? No one is in charge? Back and forth until Hubby lost his temper and began to raise his voice. "A woman " finally materialized from another area and we were reluctantly given a room in another section of the cabin complex that was completely empty. They claimed it was in need of repair but we could have it, as is. Done. We took it. The woman in-charge slammed the key on the counter, I signed the receipt and off we ran. They overbooked without a contingency plan for the occassion when everyone actually shows up.

          There was nothing wrong with the room we got, in fact, it was newly carpeted and recently painted. It apparently was reserved for bus tours. During our 3 nights in the park, tours of Chinese tourists would arrive around 11pm and leave by 7am each day on tour buses from San Francisco. They all stayed together in our section of the cabin complex.

          Aside from this experience, we found NPS personel to be accommodating. It seems that the concessioner's employees have little incentive to be professional. I never received a response to Xanterra's comment card placed in our room nor to a letter I sent to them when I returned home. Since they have a monopoly on the rooms within the park I suppose they have no reason to try harder.

          Like rusticness of cabins


          We loved the rusticness of Canyon Lodge. It is so very quiet, and very peaceful. Basically we liked the area very much.

          However, the cabins need upgrading. The carpet should really be replaced and a little more imagination would be nice with the furniture. It is very old and needs updating as well. For $87. a night, it should be a tad nicer. The bathroom looks like something from the 1920's. If you like a nice bathroom, don't stay here. It is very basic with no amenities whatsoever. No phone, etc. Nothing. Just a old desk (battered and scarred), two single beds, and one night stand. The closet is basically a tall wooden box with open front.

          Mind you, this is just my opinion.

          buyer beware!

          Stay at the newer lodge rooms!


          I've stayed at the Canyon cottages before and they were awful - really dark and small, old and depressing. However, there are 2 newer lodges that are part of Canyon and they are like hotel rooms -wonderful! Clean, nice, brand new - highly recommended! The 2 newer (built in the late 90s) buildings are built like a hotel with elevators and a lobby-like entrance (no outside entrances). Looks like the best place to stay in yellowstone and I've seen most of the hotels there.

          Shoddy but clean, convenient, & cheap


          Spent 3 nights in Yellowstone, each at a different lodging. At Canyon we were in the older cabins, a cross between abandon military housing & bad student housing. But it was clean, and cheap (compared to the lodge or hotels), and it had a bathroom.

          Our room only had 2 twin beds (I reserved late), so one kid slept on a sleeping bag on the floor.

          Highly recommend the lunch counter at the General Store (instead of the cafeteria).

          Brand new cabin, very enjoyable.


          This was our first time in the park and we were very pleased. We had a new cabin and it was very clean and comfortable. It was away from the huge crowd at Old Faithful Inn and a short hike-drive to the Upper and Lower Falls. Every staff member we encountered were very friendly and helpful. The park itself is beautiful and we saw many animals including a grizzly bear, and a brown bear with her cubs.

          I would stay at the cabins again.

          Spectacular place to be !!


          We stayed at Canyon Lodge in August, the cabin was a good choice. Had peace and quite and the scenery, with the fresh air and wind whistling through the pines, were fabulous. There were plenty to see and beautiful shops to explore. They also have great food and nice pleasant employees working there. We will be back .

          Great Vacation


          Visited Yellowstone National Park, July 24-28, 2003. Stayed in Canyon Lodge cabins. We had a wonderful time, the cabin was very adequate, Canyon Lodge stores were great! We had visited Yellowstone four years ago and camped in southern area of the park and enjoyed that equally as well. It's a wonderful place to visit and we will be going back in the future.

          Stay in the cabins at Canyon


          The cabins at Canyon are great. My wife said they are very clean. I

          probably wouldn't notice. What I noticed is that they are very quiet

          (nobody walking on your ceiling) and comfortable. It does get cold at

          night so just remember to close the window! No crowds, like Old

          Faithful, no smelly bus tours, lots of trees, and many trails nearby.

          Great, but stay at the Lodge, Not a cabin!


          We stayed here this past week (June 4-5, '03). It is probably the best place in the park to stay for a number of reasons. First, it is centrally located - right in the middle of the park, great jumping off point. Second, it is not near a main attraction so it is not an overcrowded, chaotic mess like the Old Faithful Area is. Third, it has a good variety of dining options with very good food, if a bit overpriced. BUT, if you stay here, make sure you request one of the newly renovated Lodges, do NOT book a room in the cabins!!! The Lodges are modern, gorgeous, very comfortable and reasonably priced. You do get some noise if you have baby elephants for upstairs neighbors like we did, but that was not a big deal. The cabins are terribly run-down and look like something from the wrong side of the tracks in Trailer Trash, USA. They are dark and seedy-looking with peeling paint, chicken wire on the undersides to keep out varmints and single-paned windows so they're probably FREEZING (this is at 8,000 feet, remember!) So remember, request a Lodge room, NOT a cabin!!

          TripAdvisor Reviews Canyon Lodge and Cabins Yellowstone National Park

          3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

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