Grant Village Lodge, Yellowstone National Park

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

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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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  • 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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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Basic accommodations. No amenities besides soap and shampoo. A good place to lay your head, but not a five star resort.

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