Unforgettable Places to Sleep in National Parks

by , SmarterTravel Staff - July 26, 2014
Fundy National Park of Canada (Photo: Parks Canada)

(Photo: Parks Canada)

A cabin floating on a lake. A boutique hotel. A yurt. Around North America, national parks offer incredible scenery, dazzling wildlife, and some truly funky, cool, and surprising places to stay. So leave the tent at home and instead spend your days exploring and your nights cozied up by the fireplace of a grand lodge. Or a campfire next to a tipi. Or a dude-ranch bonfire. Whichever you choose, it's sure to be unforgettable.


The Icon, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Old Faithful. Buffalos. Subterranean supervolcanoes. Yellowstone doesn't do anything by halves, so it's no surprise that its iconic Old Faithful Inn is a massive monument to the early 20th-century conviction that rustic and grand can go hand in hand. As the largest log structure in the world and one of the very few remaining log hotels in the U.S., the inn counts among the park's most beloved sights. Don't miss the lobby, which dazzles with a 65-foot ceiling, railings made of pine, and a giant stone fireplace.

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