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Roosevelt Lodge & Cabins - Inside the Park

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Wonderful two story log cabin that housed comfortably 4 adults and 2 teenagers. Nice kitchen/dining area. Clean. We visited in December and were able to keep the cabin warm and cozy. Host met us and was welcoming. Fair price for the value. Very close to North entrance of Yellowstone as well as center of town.

Our family of four stayed in a Frontier cabin (with bathroom) July 2018. It was basic, but had room for all our luggage and the parking right outside was convenient. We did the Roosevelt cookout wagon ride and really enjoyed it (bring bug spray!) and even got to see a badger on our ride. Great location for morning wildlife spotting in Lamar Valley and saw bears on several occasions between Mammoth and Roosevelt.

We had two small cabins for our family. They are small, but clean and quaint. We only stayed one night and it was fine. However, the restaurant was awful. We were told the wait would be 1 hour, and it was over 2 hours, and all of the food we got was marginal at best. Unfortunately, there is no where else near here to eat.

If you are moving around in Yellowstone's lodging facilities this is a good place to start because everything from here is a step up - as well as a step (or several) up in price. First, the cabins do not have bathrooms, or even a sink to brush your teeth or wash your hands. You have a short walk to one of several bathrooms, but then you have the walk at night or early in the morning, in any weather, and the usual communal bathroom shortcomings. Also, no AC (not a problem for us in September) and a potbelly stove with pressboard kindling for heat (which was a problem for us in September since it was me that got up every hour or two to feed it at night). The fuel and starter is readily available and plentiful, and included in your stay. Front desk with dining hall and small sitting area and porch sitting, is very short walk, as is gift and snack shop. Dining was good, maybe the best and most reasonable we saw in three weeks in Yellowstone and Grand Tetons, but because it serves the cabins and campground you may have a wait so make the wait your reading and planning time. Also note that parking and roads are dirt, so dust is a problem if you have allergies or even want to keep your car its original color. Be aware that there is no wifi or internet at Roosevelt, and we could not get any service from our cell carrier. True of much of Yellowstone, so plan your needs for connectivity to maximize the times it is available.

We recently spent 5 nights in a Rough Rider cabin and had a wonderful stay. We've stayed here umpteen times over the years and still love it. Most schools were back in session, so there were hardly any children around and the place was really very quiet even though quite crowded. Built a fire in the stove a couple times since it did get very cold at night---maybe 35 degrees. Cabins are extremely rustic, but that's part of the charm. The location is a prime advantage, since Lamar Valley is only about a 10 minute drive away. We were lucky enough to see wolves 3 days in a row, along with bald eagles, ospreys, a badger, pronghorn, and the ever present bison. It's still thrilling to get stuck in a bison jam, with snorting bison surrounding your car and staring at you thru the windows! By all means, stay at some of the other lodging in the park, but spend a couple nights at Roosevelt and you may find it to be your favorite place in the park like we do. The service at the front desk and gift shop was outstanding. Community bathrooms were kept VERY clean.

I stayed for a night here as a part of my 4 days trip to Yellowstone. This lodge I liked more than all the other lodge of the park. The best part of this place is its rustic outlook and location of the cabin, I got the cabin which is adjacent to a small Stream of water. The cabin is small with 2 beds in it. It has an old style wood burning stove with a chimney to warm the room. There no attached bathroom with the cabin, there are shared bathrooms between 4-5 cabin. Bathrooms are very clean and equipped with all the required things. Don't forget to keep your flashlight, it is very much required in the night to walk outside. Location wise this is very near to Lamar Valley, Beartooth highways, upper fall, lower fall, Lake Butte and Dragon Mouth Spring. I loved this place and when i go next time will plan to stay atleast for 2 days here.

If you are looking for luxury this is not your place. Cabins are very simple to say the least. Location, location, location. Restroom/shower facilities are shared with the entire complex. Xanterra has you and it is just a fact of life if visiting the area. Bathrooms were cleaned once a day and not serviced again until the next morning so the were very dirty by the late afternoon. Cabins were cleaned daily by very nice young people who were winding down for the season.

My husband and I stayed in the Rough Rider Cabin for our Honeymoon Trip. We knew it didn't have a bathroom and a stove heater, so that was no surprise. My only complaint is that the wood stove is run on compressed wood "logs" (really just pellets) and our heater would go out in the middle of the night despite stuffing it full with logs before bedtime. I am not sure if we were there during an unseasonably cool time (Late August lows below freezing), but we got very cold in the morning. I asked for more logs and they brought us a whole box, but I was disappointed with how poor the logs burnt. Do expect very, very rustic conditions. The walls have no insulation and you can hear everything going on outside. Our cabin even had a small hole in the side of the walls, which allowed cool air to come in. The bed was not very comfortable either and was a little small for two adults. Now, the pros about this place is it is in a less crowded part of the park and it is near Lamar Valley, which is where we saw the most amount of wildlife. We got up really early and drove out there, which is about a 15-20 minute drive from the Roosevelt Lodge.

Knowing what I now know I doubt that I would stay again here. The restaurant was fine but the cabins leave alot to be desired. I know it's rustic but the beds are uncomfortable and the door had a large gap in it that bugs came through. Some people were suprised to find out they had no toilet or shower. I can say we "did" this once, but never again. It's not that bad of a drive into town and get better accommodations and for sure better pricing.

We reserved a cabin that I thought had a shared walk to bathroom. Not sure if I was upgraded cause I had to wait so long for a cleaned one, but ours had a wonderful bath and an electric heater. Cabin 96. It was at the edge of the park so had some traffic but also no neighbors on 2 sides. Quiet, clean, fun, 2 beds, desk, nice towels and linens, great place! I could have stayed a week, even with no amenities or tv. Great place for a daybreak trek to Lamar Valley. Lodge was nice, didn't eat there. Coffee from 6-9am, and they mean 9! At 5 after we got back from Lamar and they were hauling the pots away. There are visiting deer and probably other critters. Definitely give this a try!

100 Roosevelt Lodge Rd Yellowstone National Park WY

Hotel highlights

  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour front desk

Roosevelt Lodge & Cabins - Inside the Park places you next to Roosevelt Lodge and within 2 miles (3 km) of Calcite Springs Overlook. This 80-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and free self parking.


Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge. For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


Roosevelt Lodge & Cabins - Inside the Park's 80 rooms provide portable fans and desks.

Property features

At Roosevelt Lodge & Cabins - Inside the Park, guests have access to a picnic area. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests.

Room options

Frontier Cabin, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Roughrider Cabin without bath, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Roughrider Cabin without bath, 1 Double Bed

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Roughrider Cabin without bath, 3 Double Beds

Full 3 | Sleeps 6

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

85.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 412 reviews

Roosevelt Lodge & Cabins - Inside the Park

100 Roosevelt Lodge Rd, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190