Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park

Lodging & Dining at Yellowstone


Xanterra Parks & Resorts® offers visitors dining options throughout the park, ranging from historic, full-service dining rooms to casual cafeterias and quick-service outlets. Children's menus are always available and the suggested dress is casual. Yellowstone Park General Stores also offer a quick service menu.

Pick up a Kids' Activity Book, available in all Xanterra Parks & Resorts® dining rooms listed on the following pages. The Dining and Shopping Guide, available throughout Yellowstone, will make your planning easier by informing you of your dining options. All dining facilities are nonsmoking. For information, inquire at the front desk or activities desk of any lodge, for locations requiring reservations in advance call toll-free (866) GEYSERLAND (866) 439-7375.

Dining Rooms

Dining rooms at historic Old Faithful Inn, Grant Village, Canyon Lodge, Old Faithful Snowlodge and Lake Yellowstone Hotel offer dinner menus that include prime rib, steak, seafood and chicken, as well as vegetarian choices and daily specials. These dining rooms also offer breakfast and lunch. Dinner reservations are required at Old Faithful Inn, Grant Village and Lake Yellowstone Hotel. Guests without reservations are seated as space allows. Please call (866) GEYSERLAND in advance for a reservation.

Family-Style Restaurants

The Lake House Restaurant at Grant Village offers breakfast and dinner with a wonderful lake view. Pizza and pasta dinner entrées are favorite menu items. The restaurants at historic Roosevelt Lodge and Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel offer varied menus in more casual settings. Roosevelt's "Old West" atmosphere, famous barbecue ribs and dinners are popular with visitors and local residents.

The Lake House and restaurants at Roosevelt Lodge, Old Faithful Snow Lodge and Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel do not accept reservations.


Cafeterias are located at Lake Lodge, Old Faithful Lodge and Canyon Lodge. Choose from a range of entrées and à la carte items including salads, sandwiches, pasta and chicken as well as carving stations featuring prime rib and turkey. A full breakfast menu is available at Lake and Canyon lodges. All three facilities are open for lunch and dinner.

Quick Service

Stop at convenient quick-service deli and snack shop outlets throughout the park. The Terrace Grill at Mammoth Hot Springs and the Geyser Grill at the Snow Lodge serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Bear Paw in the Old Faithful Inn offers deli sandwiches for lunch and dinner. The Lake Yellowstone Hotel Deli offers sandwiches to order, soup and other light fare. The Canyon Picnic Shop offers deli sandwiches, salad and ice cream. Ice cream, cookies and beverages are available at snack shops located in the Old Faithful Lodge and Canyon Lodge as well as in the Terrace Grill and Bear Paw. Soda fountains are located at Canyon, Old Faithful, Lake and Grant Village.

Cowboy Cuisine

For a meal you'll never forget, join an Old West Dinner Cookout from Roosevelt Lodge. Journey through Pleasant Valley to Yancey's Hotel site by horseback or wagon and enjoy Western entertainment and a hearty dinner that includes steak, corn, coleslaw, cornbread muffins, home-made Roosevelt beans, watermelon, fruit cobbler and more. For reservations, call (866) GEYSERLAND or inquire at any lodging front desk or activities desk.

Box Lunches

If your plans call for a day of fishing, hiking, picnicking or anything else away from dining facilities, order a box lunch from any Xanterra Parks & Resorts® dining room or cafeteria. Place your order the night before and pick it up the next morning. A vegetarian box lunch is available as well. A map of Yellowstone's picnic areas can be found inside the Dining and Shopping Guide.

Guest Lounges

After a busy day in the park, relax in one of the guest lounges located in the Old Faithful Inn, Mammoth Hot Springs, Grant Village, Old Faithful Snow Lodge or Canyon Lodge. There are also lounges in the lobbies of Lake Yellowstone Hotel, Lake Lodge and Roosevelt Lodge.


It is always best to make in-park lodging and activity reservations in advance. You can call Xanterra Parks & Resorts® at (866) GEYSERLAND (866) 439-7375 or visit the website at If you are already staying in Yellowstone and wish to reserve additional lodging or activities, the front desk staff at lodges throughout the park will be happy to make arrangements for you. Xanterra Parks & Resorts® accepts American Express, VISA, MasterCard, Diners Club, Discover and JCB. Not all facilities have phones in guest rooms, but pay phones are available at all lodging areas in the park. None of the rooms have televisions, but there are interesting evening programs available almost every night during peak season. Inquire at any visitor center or lodging front desk for daily schedules.

Many of the economical accommodations are simply and comfortably furnished with bath facilities centrally located down the hall or in the cabin area. All rooms in the park are designated non smoking. Note: Pets are only allowed in cabins and it is forbidden to leave them unattended. Pets are not allowed in any hotel rooms in Yellowstone National Park and there are no kennels in the park. Reservation agents will be able to answer your questions about room amenities at various locations.

Mammoth Country

Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel and Cabins

Completed in the 1930s, Mammoth is one of two park lodging facilities that is open during both the summer and winter seasons. The Map Room contains a large, historical wooden map of the United States made of 15 different woods from nine different countries. Facilities include hotel rooms and cabins with or without private baths.

A dining room, a quick-service restaurant, espresso service, a lounge, a gift shop, an ATM, wheelchair access to public areas, an activity desk for interpretive sightseeing tours, a general store, clinic and a service station are all located in the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel and Cabins area. Nearby you will find the Mammoth Hot Springs Terraces.

Geyser Country

Old Faithful Inn

The Old Faithful Inn, a National Historic Landmark, was built of local logs and stone in the winter of 1903— 1904, adjacent to its namesake geyser. The immense lobby features a stone fireplace and a handcrafted clock made of copper, wood and wrought iron. Etched-glass panels, depicting the historic carved wood Bear Pit Murals, are the focal points of the Inn's dining room and Bear Pit Lounge. A variety of room types are available, with or without private baths.

A dining room, quick-service deli, espresso service, a lounge, a gift shop, an ATM and an activity desk for interpretive sightseeing tours are all located inside the Old Faithful Inn. No pets are allowed. A general store, a service station, medical service and a post office are nearby.

Old Faithful Lodge Cabins

The historic Old Faithful Lodge offers a great geyser view from the lobby. These economical cabins, which allow pets, are available with or without private baths.

A cafeteria, snack shop and espresso service, a gift shop, interpretive sightseeing tours, a general store, service station and post office are all available and near Old Faithful Geyser.

Old Faithful Snow Lodge and Cabins

Opened in July 1998, this award-winning hotel replaces the old Snow Lodge at the same location and is the only Old Faithful-area accommodation that is open in winter. A joint venture between the concessioner Xanterra and the National Park Service, the lodge features 100 casually elegant rooms. The nearby Frontier and Western Cabins are also open in winter. All have private baths. The Snow Lodge is also close to Old Faithful Geyser.

Amenities include a dining room, a quick-service restaurant, a lounge, a gift shop, an ATM, wheelchair access and interpretive sightseeing tours at the Snow Lodge. A general store, service station, medical service and post office are nearby. -

Lake Country

Grant Village

Built in the early 1980s, Grant Village was named after President Ulysses S. Grant who signed the legislation in 1872 to create Yellowstone, the world's first national park. All rooms have private baths.

Grant Village offers a dining room, the Lake House Restaurant, a lounge, a gift shop, an ATM, wheelchair access and interpretive sightseeing tours. Grant Village does not allow pets. The NPS visitor center and Yellowstone Lake are nearby, and Bridge Bay Marina is a 45-minute drive. A general store and a service station are nearby. -

Lake Yellowstone Hotel and Cabins

A classic, historic hotel from the golden age of touring the park by stagecoach, Lake Yellowstone Hotel has been restored to its 1920s grandeur. First opened in 1891, the hotel is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Enjoy the Sun Room, which offers wonderful views of the lake, cocktail service and often a piano or chamber music performance in the evening.

Lake Yellowstone Hotel's rooms range from deluxe, historically renovated hotel rooms to more moderate annex rooms and comfortable cabins. All rooms have private baths.

The hotel's amenities include a dining room, deli, lobby bar, gift shop, ATM, wheelchair access to public areas and interpretive sightseeing tours. A general store, service station and medical service are nearby. The hotel is located on the north-western shore of Yellowstone Lake, and two miles from Bridge Bay Marina. Pets are not allowed in hotel rooms, however, they are permitted in cabins. -

Lake Lodge Cabins

The large porch of the lodge affords a rocking-chair view of Yellowstone Lake. Two cozy fireplaces in the lodge are the focal points of this comfortable area. Cabins with private baths are available.

Lake Lodge Cabins has a cafeteria, lobby bar, gift shop, public laundry, and wheelchair access. Interpretive sightseeing tours, general store, service station and medical service are all located on the lake, with a short drive to Bridge Bay Marina. -

Roosevelt Country

Roosevelt Lodge Cabins

This historic, rustic log lodge and cabin facility, built in 1920, is tucked away in the trees near the Tower Fall area of Yellowstone, a favorite area of Teddy Roosevelt. Its Roughrider cabins have wood-burning stoves, but no private baths (showers and rest rooms are located throughout the cabin area). The Frontier cabins are heated and have private baths.

The lodge houses a dining room (famous for its barbecue ribs), two stone fireplaces and a large porch complete with rocking chairs.

Old West Dinner cookouts, stagecoach and horseback rides contribute to the truly Western atmosphere of the Roosevelt Lodge.

The dining room, Old West cookout, stagecoach and trail rides, dinner bar, gift shop, general store and a service station are all available at Roosevelt, just two miles from Tower Fall.

Canyon Country

Canyon Lodge and Cabins

Centrally located near the spectacular Lower Falls of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, Canyon Lodge provides lodge rooms and cabin accommodations with private baths.

Amenities include a dining room, cafeteria, deli and lounge, gift shop, an ATM, wheelchair access, interpretive sightseeing tours and corrals with guided trail rides. A general store and service station are nearby. Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Hayden Valley are a short drive away. -