Inside The Park Lodges & Hotels

Stay in Lodgings Inside the National Parks with Tauck

When you spend the night inside a national park, magic happens. Because you don’t have to rush off at the end of the day, you can relax, immerse yourself in some of the most spectacular natural wonders on Earth, and connect with them personally. You witness the play of color and light throughout the day – and experience glorious sunrises and sunsets you’ll never forget. The stars come out clearer and brighter than any you’ve ever seen before. Night noises fill the air – rustling and howling, the wind whistling through a canyon… You have more time to spot wildlife, hear the stories of the parks, go deeper, do more. The most amazing sights and sounds of the wilderness wash over you, peace surrounds you, staggering beauty speaks to you. Staying overnight in a national park, you become one with nature.

Many of the lodges in the heart of the parks are historic, with a rich heritage that is an intricate part of your national park experience. National parks lodgings aren’t always easy to reserve on your own; it can take up to a year to get reservations, especially during peak times. But we want you to have the best possible national park experience, so we’ve arranged for the best accommodations inside the parks on our national parks journeys. Many are historic landmarks – and to be sure, not all parks accommodations are as luxurious as you might expect in other destinations. But we think the majestic scenery of the parks and the luxury of time to fully experience nature makes the trade off worthwhile. We trust you’ll agree!

Here are the lodgings inside the national parks where you’ll stay with Tauck:

Lodgings in the US:

Yosemite National Park

Known for its magnificent façade and architecture, Majestic Yosemite Hotel was designed and built in 1927 to highlight the wonders of Yosemite National Park. The destination of queens and presidents alike, this distinctive hotel offers a perfect balance of history, hospitality and elegance. Inside you’ll find a fascinating blend of design influences, including Art Deco, American Indian, Middle Eastern and the Arts & Crafts Movement. Some of the hotel's best-loved aspects are its grand public spaces graced with giant stone fireplaces, massive hand-stenciled beams, rich tapestries, elegant stained glass, and floor-to-ceiling windows.

Stay at the Majestic Yosemite Hotel on Yosemite and Sequoia: John Muir’s California.


Grand Canyon National Park 

Located at Bright Angel Point, the Grand Canyon Lodge – North Rim is the only lodging on the serene north rim of the canyon; it was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987. Only 10% of all visitors who come to the park make their way to the North Rim… it’s a hidden bit of paradise. Your rustic cabin, nestled in the pines, has its own front porch. Hiking trails like the half-mile Bright Angel Point Trail and The Uncle Jim Trail with a distance of five miles are close by… immerse yourself in the amazing scenery that surrounds you.

Stay at Grand Canyon Lodge – North Rim on Spirit of the Desert: The National Parks of the Southwest.


Grand Canyon National Park

Situated within Grand Canyon National Park, close to the rim of the Grand Canyon, the modern Kachina Lodge is an excellent staging point for exploration. The lodge is situated in an ideal in-the-park location, surrounded by spectacular Grand Canyon vistas; and as they say, location is everything!

Stay at Kachina Lodge on America’s Canyonlands and Red Rocks & Painted Canyons.


The Lodge at Bryce CanyonTHE LODGE AT BRYCE CANYON
Bryce Canyon National Park

The only inside-the-park lodging at Bryce National Park, The Lodge at Bryce Canyon is historic, offering a rustic 1920s elegance and a rich heritage – down to replicas of the lodge's original hickory furniture. This beautiful lodge is on the National Historic Register, just steps away from the hoodoos. Cozy, rustic guest cabins feature a gas log fireplace and a private porch. This quiet and relaxed atmosphere, without televisions, allows the guest to get reacquainted with nature. Dine in the Bryce Canyon Dining Room, surrounded by the majestic Ponderosa Pine forest and the inspiring beauty of the park.

Stay at the Lodge at Bryce Canyon on America’s Canyonlands; Spirit of the Desert: The National Parks of the Southwest; and Red Rocks & Painted Canyons.


Zion National Park

Zion Lodge is the only hotel in Zion National Park. Designed in the classic national park lodge style by architect Gilbert Stanley Underwood in the 1920s, rebuilt after a fire in the 1960s and beautifully restored to its original rustic glory in the 1990s, Zion Lodge features hotel-style accommodations as well as historic cabins with two double beds, full bath, gas log fireplace and private porch. While there may be no TV to distract one from nature’s beauty, all guest rooms feature air conditioning as well as a private balcony or porch. Red Rock Grill, Zion Lodge's restored dining room, boasts spectacular views of the park's magnificent surroundings.

Stay at Zion Lodge on America’s CanyonlandsSpirit of the Desert: The National Parks of the Southwest; and Red Rocks & Painted Canyons.


Grand Teton National Park

Everywhere you look, wilderness beckons – and that is why this historic lodge is one of the most sought visitors to Grand Teton National Park... See the spectacular Tetons rising out of the sky above the Snake River from the huge picture windows 60 feet tall in the main lodge. Gaze across the shimmering lake and spy glimpses of wildlife ambling near the shore as you sit down to eat in the Mural Room. Or peer through your handy binoculars – a must for "up-close" viewing of mountain slopes dotted with wildflowers – while you are enjoying the only swimming pool in Grand Teton National Park. Set in the heart of the park, the Lodge offers all kinds of outdoor activities, including horseback riding, float trips and boat excursions. So when you're not off exploring with Tauck, you're free to enjoy your stay as you like.

Stay at Jackson Lake Lodge on Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks; Legends of the American West; Yellowstone & The Tetons: American Safari; and Cowboy Country.


Yellowstone National Park

In 1987 the Old Faithful Inn was designated a National Historic Landmark because it was "the first building in a National Park constructed in an architectural style harmonious with the grandeur of the surrounding landscape". Its seven-story-high log lobby is unique in American architecture. Created with gnarled logs and rough-sawn wood from the Northern Pacific Railroad, it has a sense of place as identifiable as the park itself – and you'll get a true sense of what early 20th century visitors experienced when they visited Yellowstone. But that's not the only thing special about this 100+-year-old hotel... it is also steps from the world-famous Old Faithful Geyser, where you can count on the clockwork timing of its plume of steam that soars skyward every hour. When you are not outside marveling at this natural wonder, you can enjoy the Inn's immense lobby and huge stone fireplace, comfortable rooms and a great restaurant.

Stay at Old Faithful Inn on Yellowstone & Grand Teton National ParksLegends of the American West; and Cowboy Country.


Yellowstone National Park

Originally built in 1891, the stately Lake Yellowstone Hotel is the oldest historic hotel in remote Yellowstone National Park – and that alone is reason to stay there. The hotel, which is situated on the shores of lovely Lake Yellowstone, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its graceful, refined ambiance recalls the 1920s. The views from the hotel dining room out over the lake are magnificent, as are the vistas from the tranquil Sunroom.

Stay at Lake Yellowstone Hotel on Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks and Legends of the American West.


Yellowstone National Park

A cherished Yellowstone destination since 1937, Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel and Cabins takes its name from the steaming limestone terraces that lie just above the hotel – it’s the only hotel in Yellowstone National Park that is accessible by automobile in winter. Elk wander the parade grounds of what was once Fort Yellowstone; historic photos of Yellowstone are reminders of the past; and the rustic hotel is in a perfect location for exploring the wildlife-rich Lamar Valley. The main building of the hotel features a decorative lobby, a unique Map Room ideal for reading and relaxing and an activities desk.

Stay at Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel and Cabins on Yellowstone & The Tetons: American Safari.


Yellowstone National Park

Location, location, location… Just steps away from the venerable Old Faithful Geysers, one of the world’s most famous icons, Old Faithful Snow Lodge is a warm and comfortable oasis in the winter wonderland of Yellowstone. Take advantage of optional activities, from ice skating to off-trail snowshoeing to skiing. Yellowstone National Park in winter is surreal, isolated and pristine… and a roaring fire in a fireplace at the lodge welcomes you back from exploring…

Stay at Old Faithful Snow Lodge on Wonderland: Yellowstone in Winter and Yellowstone & The Tetons: American Safari.


Glacier National Park

The largest hotel within Glacier National Park, this historic, Swiss-themed hotel was built in 1914 / 1915. Its location on Swiftcurrent Lake, with panoramic views of Grinnell Point and Mt. Henkle, make this hotel a favorite of many visitors to the park. Cozy guest rooms reflect both the era in which the lodge was built and the rustic area in which it lies. The hotel is truly historic in location and ambiance; televisions, air conditioning, coffee makers and mini refrigerators are not available in guest rooms and the hotel has no elevators. Irons and ironing boards as well as hair dryers are available from the front desk upon request. The huckleberry daiquiris served in the Swiss Room and the Interlaken Lounge are notable.

Stay at Many Glacier Hotel on Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park.


Glacier National Park

Built in 1913 as a hunting lodge, this historic property is ideally located deep within Glacier National Park on the Going-to-the-Sun Road. In keeping with the era in which it was built and its rustic location, comfortable guest rooms do not have TV, air conditioning, coffee makers or mini refrigerators; the hotel does not have an elevator. Enjoy the serenity of the veranda overlooking lovely Lake McDonald and savor the homey atmosphere created by the massive stone fireplace in the spacious lobby. The cozy, cedar-paneled Stockade Lounge offers a fine view of the lake.

Stay at Lake McDonald Lodge on Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park.


Lodgings in Canada:

Banff National Park

Built in the style of a Scottish baronial castle, The Fairmont Banff Springs lies within the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, world famous Fairmont Banff Springs stands as a landmark in the picturesque alpine town of Banff, Alberta, just a short stroll away. Canada's "Castle in the Rockies", has been providing legendary hospitality to guests for more than 125 years. Fairmont Banff Springs offers all of the amenities of a world-class resort, and is known for the award winning European-style Willow Stream Spa and authentically local dining experiences.

Stay at Fairmont Banff Springs on Grand Canadian Rockies; Best of the Canadian Rockies; Wonders of the Canadian Rockies; and Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park

Banff National Park

Nestled in the midst of majestic Jasper National Park, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is the epitome of rustic elegance. Once the world’s largest single-story log structure, today the hotel delights guests seeking top-drawer accommodations, amenities and hospitality in combination with countless opportunities for adventurous activities in a pristine wilderness location. The grandeur of Jasper does more than simply take your breath away: it inspires you to slow your pace… to breathe deeply… to reflect on the amazing artistry of nature… in one of the Canadian Rockies’ most extraordinary settings. Warm Canadian hospitality, outstanding service and a culinary tradition rich in Alberta history mark the fine dining experiences at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge.

Stay at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge on Grand Canadian Rockies; Best of the Canadian Rockies; Wonders of the Canadian Rockies; and Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park

Banff National Park

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is one of the world’s most-often photographed hotels and is one of Canada’s most renowned resorts. Built in 1890, this elegant hotel is set in the midst of Banff National Park. Exuding old-world charm, this fine hotel is known to many as “the diamond in the wilderness.” Welcoming guest rooms, with their alpine decor, offer all the modern amenities that today’s sophisticated travelers expect. The Spa at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is a perfect alpine escape… dining is a pleasure as the Executive Chef has cultivated rich food and beverage experiences for guests, reflecting Canada’s fusion of cultures and mountain fare using the freshest ingredients from regional farmers, purveyors and artisans. And with its signature Palladian window offering stunning views of Victoria Glacier, the Lakeview Lounge is the perfect place to end the day.

Stay at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise on Grand Canadian Rockies; Best of the Canadian Rockies; Wonders of the Canadian Rockies; and Canadian Rockies & Glacier National Park

Cape Breton Island

Keltic Lodge in Ingonish, in the heart of Cape Breton Highlands National Park, is situated in a stunning oceanfront location that evokes images of the famed Scottish highlands. Perched high on a cliff surrounded by the Atlantic with views of Cape Smokey, it’s hard to imagine a more idyllic spot; charmingly decorated guest rooms are cozy havens. The Spa at Keltic is built on the edge of the cliffs of Middle Head Peninsula, featuring panoramic views of Cape Smokey Mountain and the sandy shores of Ingonish Beach. Purple Thisle Dining Room recently earning the prestigious Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence, guaranteeing a unique and authentic Nova Scotia dining experience; at the Atlantic Restaurant, enjoy an exciting array of Cape Breton flavors that showcase the best of Atlantic Canada’s proteins, fish and seasonal produce. End a delightful day in front of the fireplace in the Highland Sitting Room, savoring your favorite beverage and nightly entertainment with a Celtic flair.

Stay at Keltic Lodge on Canadian Maritimes

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