Grant Village Lodge, located in southern portion of the park on the shore of the West Thumb of Lake Yellowstone, is named after president Ulysses S. Grant, whose signature established Yellowstone as a national park in 1872 and made it the first national park in the world. The Grant Village complex, completed in 1984, consists of six condo-style buildings with each two-story building containing 50 units. While the architecture is modern, Grant Village Lodge is in a more remote setting providing less traffic and more privacy.
Rooms at Grant Village Yellowstone are tastefully decorated and available in several price ranges. Each room is equipped with queen-size or double beds, electric heat, and fully equipped private bathrooms. Lake views are available from select rooms. Continuing the theme of the natural environment of the park maintained by Yellowstone National Park Lodges, rooms are non-smoking and do not have television, air conditioning, radio, or internet access. (For guests requiring wheelchair accessibility, Grant Village Lodge has a limited number of wheelchair accessible rooms available.)
Meals at Grant Village Yellowstone are served in the main dining, which has views of statuesque pine trees and the sparkling waters of Lake Yellowstone. If you’re looking for a quiet and relaxing vacation in one of North America’s best natural settings, this is the place to be.
The visitor center at Grant Village Yellowstone serves as a meeting place for visitors during the summer and as a warming hut in the winter. To teach visitors about the devastating fires within the park in 1988, the center also shows an informational movie throughout the summer season.
With its proximity to Lake Yellowstone, a stay at Grant Village gives you access to some of the best Yellowstone attractions, such as the West Thumb Geyser Basin. While the basin is smaller in comparison to the Upper and Lower Geyser Basins, it is one of the most scenic with its assortment of hot springs, geysers, the paint pots, Fishing Cone formation, and the colorful Abyss pool. Archaeological finds along the banks of the West Thumb include Native American hearth sites that show the area was once a travel route and campground for native inhabitants of the park.
Yellowstone National Park Lodges offer a variety of vacation packages for sightseeing within the park. Visitors can take advantage of guided and self-guided tours, backcountry hiking, day bus trips, and excursions for families. Summer vacation packages at Grant Village are designed for all interests, from a classic package to those designed with families and outdoor enthusiasts in mind.
Tours from Grant Village typically include major attractions such as Norris Geyser Basin, the Upper and Lower Geyser Basins, the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and Lake Yellowstone. You can also take a day tour with visits to three additional parks and lunch at Menor’s Ferry near the Snake River. If you book a tour through your vacation package at Grant Village, you’re sure to enjoy the day, evening, or safari photo tour aboard a historic refurbished yellow bus.
Of all the Yellowstone National Park Lodges available, Grant Village is the closest to the Grand Teton National Forest and still only twenty miles from Old Faithful geyser. The excellent location makes it a great home base for sightseeing all over western Wyoming. Grant Village Yellowstone is open May through October.