With the old feel of the West, historic Roosevelt Lodge and Cabins serves as a base camp for explorations in Yellowstone’s north end. For wildlife watchers, it is the closest lodging to the famed Lamar Valley, nicknamed “America’s Serengeti.” Theodore Roosevelt was particularly fond of this area of Yellowstone, hence its handle today.
Nearby, “Uncle John” Yancey constructed his Pleasant Valley Hotel in the late 1880s. Among the earliest accommodations in Yellowstone, the facility catered to both pioneer park tourists and miners on their way to the Cooke City mines. Yancey’s place is now long gone. But the Old West dinner cookouts take place near the original site.
Roosevelt Lodge, no spring chicken itself, having been built in 1920. Today the lodge is for dining and porch-relaxing only; overnights are spent in surrounding cabins heated by wood stoves. Roughrider Cabins have restrooms and showers in a separate shared facility. Frontier Cabins have private baths. Facilities are Spartan with no television, Internet, or air-conditioning. Nearby activities include horseback riding, stagecoach rides, cookouts, hiking, and wildlife watching.
The lodge is open early June until early September. Make reservations up to 13 months in advance.
Thanks to Mike McCoy for helping out here.