Grant Village Lodge

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About Grant Village Lodge, Yellowstone National Park

Grant Village is a developed area of Yellowstone National Park, offering lodging, camping and other visitor services. It is located on the southwest side of Yellowstone Lake, about 2 miles (3.2 km) south of West Thumb. Grant Village was developed by the National Park Service and concessioners under the Mission 66 program, in an effort to relocate land-consuming visitor services and accommodations away from the park's major attractions and sensitive features. Grant Village was planned to allow the removal of development encroaching on the thermal basin at West Thumb. Originally named "Thumb Bay," the development was first proposed in 1955 by Park Service director Conrad L. Wirth to accommodate 2500 visitors with restaurants, gas stations, concessions and a marina. By 1960 there was a divergence of opinion on the project's design: the primary concessioner, the Yellowstone Park Company, wanted a compact layout, while the Park Service's Western Office of Design desired a dispersed arrangement. Financial difficulties left the Yellowstone Park Company unable to exert much influence. Construction of the first phase of Grant Village, named after President Ulysses S. Grant, was completed in June 1963, comprising a campground, picnic area and boat ramp. A marina was completed by 1965, with construction of motel-style lodging, service facilities and restaurants continuing into the 1980s. The development remained smaller than originally intended; in 1981 Secretary of the Interior James G. Watt responded to pressure from the park gateway town of West Yellowstone, Montana, cutting the project's scope.

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On your visit to Yellowstone National Park, consider visiting Grant Village Lodge. Although listed here, Grant Village Lodge is not one of the most visited sightseeing places in Yellowstone National Park.

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Address: West Thumb Geyser Basin Trail, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190, USA

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Want to see the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone & do some hiking? The focus of this full day trip is to see stunning scenery with time for photos; and of course hiking opportunities (beginner or advance). Follow the course of the mighty Yellowstone River as it cuts through granite chasms, creating the spectacular Yellowstone Falls. Points of interest include the upper and lower falls and the magnificent Hayden Valley. Watch for moose, bears, and bald eagles, and keep you camera handy!!

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Your self-guided tour of Yellowstone National Park Lower Loop will lead you to the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone, Norris Geysers, Grand Prismatic Spring, Old Faithful and Castle Geysers, Yellowstone Lake, Lehardy Rapids and Hayden Valley where you may see grizzlies, wolves, elk and buffalo!

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Your Grand Teton National Park tours begin in West Yellowstone, Montana, and will take you to Jackson Lake, Jenney Lake, Teton Village (Jackson Hole), Mormon Row, Glacial View Turnout and Oxbow Bend Turnout. Don't be surprised if you see grizzlies, elk, moose, buffalo and antelope along the way! It's the perfect way to explore the incredible scenery of Grand Teton Park at the comfort of your own pace.

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  • The place is clean, and the beds are comfortable. They are very expensive for what you get though. Obviously, it's in a prime location, and the focus is (and should be) on nature. That's fine, but if you are renting a tiny room at a premium, you should at least get complementary WiFi. Cell service is spotty at best, and data is non-existent for most carriers throughout the park. We love tent camping, and don't expect amenities like that when we do. When you splurge at 8x the price though, I think you should expect something a little more modern and convenient.

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  • Compared to other lodges this lodge was not up to that standard. There was not enough parking. After travelling for whole day, I had to find the parking place for more than 1/2 an hour and then I was suggested to park my car at the registration office which is 15-20 minutes walking distance from the hotel. Hotel doesn't have microwave and for internet you have to pay. Room rate is very high compared to the services they provide. If you are at 2nd floor, you have to carry your luggage through staircase as there is no elevator. GOOD LUCK!

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  • Nice room but old facility - bathrooms need a refresh. No free Wi-Fi. The park employs younger travelers for housekeeping and all other services and the level of professionalism reflects that. No elevator but bell service available. Overall we had a nice time.

  • A lot better than I expected. The room is large and clean. Good restaurant with good lake view and nice food, which doesn't require reservation. The service was really quick.

  • Comfortable, recently "refreshed" (new paint and furniture) accommodations conveniently located near both the Lake area and the geyser basins. The beds are reasonably comfy, but - due to the cost-conscious nature of the construction - there's no central climate control for either warm or cool: they give you a plug-in desk fan, and a wall heater under the window. The buildings generally stay cool enough even during the heat of the summer (so that isn't usually a terrific problem), but nights can be downright chilly, even during high summer. The bathrooms are very, very small, even by budget hotel standards. I'm not a large person by most meaningful metrics - at about 5'6", 140 lbs, and 18" shoulder seam, I typically take medium t-shirts - but even I found the stand-up shower enclosure (there is no bathtub) extremely cramped. The towels are hung inches away from the toilet, and there is virtually no space on the sink vanity area for anything more than a couple toothbrush glasses and their respective tubes of toothpaste. I found myself "commuting" with my bag of toiletries to and from my suitcase. The modern mini-fridges added during their recent facelift are a welcome addition from years past, as is the available Wi-Fi in lodge buildings. I understand the need for and thinking behind the new "eco-friendly" waste disposal systems (while I personally find them sanctimonious "show" environmentalism, when many places of this ilk sort their guests' trash), but I encountered quite a few older, more conservative visitors who were angered and confused by the need to sort trash into one of several bins. Still, this is the paradigm for all of the YNP properties going forward. In summary, the basis of my rating is largely the location. The amenities are marginal relative to even a budget motel anywhere else in the country. Still, there are few better places to stay (particularly at these rates) for easy access to the Lake and geysers - and Grand Teton, for that matter.

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