Luxury surrounded by beauty
“Good news, at Lake Yellowstone Hotel we have our own private bathroom plus the parking is free,” I countered. I had booked one of the lodge’s luxurious rooms because this was our first couple’s trip. Both kids were away at college.
“Great, show me the pictures,” Bob replied.
Photos on the site covered every angle of the majestic hotel inside and out. Lake Yellowstone Hotel is a National Historic Landmark and the oldest standing hotel in the park. Originally built in 1891, the lodge was redesigned and expanded in 1903. But in 2014, the entire hotel was restored to reflect its Colonial Revival roots. Lighting, furnishings, windows, doors and floors were all changed to honor the building’s historical character.
Lake Yellowstone Hotel has also become a Green Seal Gold Level certified lodge (the highest level), minimizing waste, conserving energy and engaging in environmentally sustainable purchasing. We did our part by tapping into their Green Housekeeping program and had our room cleaned on only one day of our stay. That also got us a $5 a night discount.
Our room had a view of the serene waters of Yellowstone Lake. I couldn’t wait to sip coffee in my pajamas while melting into the calming influence of the lake outside the window. Upon arrival, the room looked even better in person. Plush terry robes and no television had me visualizing how we’d spend the next few days and nights.