Roosevelt Lodge

The historic Roosevelt Lodge is named after Theodore Roosevelt, who was a regular visitor and Yellowstone conservationist, and it’s built in one of President Roosevelt’s favorite areas of the park. The lodge is a prime example of Old West style and subtle charm combined to create a truly rustic experience perfect for families and other vacationers interested in experiencing the spirit of the West.

The Roosevelt Lodge and Cabins are relatively off the beaten track and surrounded by the tranquil peace and quiet of the forest. This lodging option creates an unparalleled chance to relax and enjoy the scenery, as Roosevelt Lodge has an atmosphere depicting the great outdoors of Yellowstone National Park. The lodge has a rugged but charming atmosphere with its wood and stone architecture highlighted by two stone fireplaces creating a cozy, quiet, and less hectic pace than other area accommodations.

Vacationers to Yellowstone National Park and the Roosevelt Lodge can relax in the rocking chairs provided on the large porch of the lodge while taking in the view, or they can get out and explore. The lodge has stables on-site, and guests can take a leisurely horseback ride around the lodge area or through the scenic trails that lace this part of the park.

Located in the main lodge in Yellowstone is the dining room where guests enjoy a cowboy atmosphere complete with a menu to match. Specialties of the Roosevelt Lodge restaurant include crisp, tender fried chicken, Roosevelt baked beans, and sweet, tender baby back ribs. Family-style breakfasts, lunches, and dinners are served daily.

If you’re looking for the perfect souvenir to bring home from your vacation in Yellowstone National Park, this is the place to be. The gift shop is located in the main lodge in Yellowstone features Western memorabilia along with handmade Native American crafts including intricate jewelry pieces.

Accommodations at the lodge’s cabins are simple and have no frills. The rustic log cabin architecture of the Roosevelt Lodge and Cabins consists of Frontier cabins and Roughrider cabins. Frontier cabins are equipped with double beds, electric heat, a table and chairs, lamps, and private bathrooms and showers.

For vacationers interested in minimal accommodations, the Roughrider cabins contain two beds, a wood-burning stove for heat, a writing table, chair, lamps, and linens. Communal restrooms and showers are located nearby. Daily room cleaning service is provided.

The lodge also boasts its own entertainment options. There are Western trail cowboy dinner cookouts with all the fixings based on theme of the Old West. The lodge also provides exciting stagecoach rides along scenic trails for up-close views of the landscape and Yellowstone animals, and the staff can also arrange for guided or self-guided horseback riding day trips.

Additional things to see and do near the lodge include sightseeing in the Lamar Valley, a drive along scenic Dunraven Pass, or a day trip to Gallatin National Forest. If you’d like to learn more about the park’s history and its connection to Teddy Roosevelt, visit a popular monument located at the north entrance of the park. The Roosevelt Arch was dedicated by President Roosevelt on April 24, 1903 in Gardiner, Montana. For a time, the arch was the main entrance to Yellowstone and visitors by train and stagecoach entered the park through the arch.

A service station and general store are both on-site at the Roosevelt Lodge and Cabins for gas and other supplies. This lodge in Yellowstone is a nonsmoking facility, and cabins do not have internet access or contain TVs or radios. Open from June through September, this is the perfect place to spend the summer.

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