Old Faithful is one of the most important features of Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming. It is the first geyser most United States folks think about when talking about Yellowstone. Since it is one of the more popular areas there are a number of things to do around the geyser. There are numerous other geysers, a museum, visitor center, and the Old Faithful Snow Lodge and Cabins.
The park is very large, which means it can take weeks to see everything a visitor might have traveled a great distance for. Going out of the park and returning each day would be expensive and pointless since there are places to camp and stay within the national park. Old Faithful Snow Lodge and Cabins are just one place visitors can stay.
The lodge is open for winter months starting in December and ending in March. The Geyser Grill which is on the premises is also open, and will close in March a few days after the lodge. As the name denotes the lodge is a snow lodge, which means it is not typically open for the off peak times in the park like early spring and autumn. It is instead meant to be a snowy haven for winter travelers looking for a getaway in mountains.
While staying at the park tourists are able to take snow coach tours around the Canyon area that also has Lower Falls. Lower Falls is one of the more famous North American waterfalls due to its height. In winter the falls will freeze providing a wonderful winter land photo. There are also ski and snowshoe trails for skiers to experience. For the less experienced visitor there are tour guides to take them out. This lodge is set up as if technology does not exist. They do not have televisions, radios, air conditioning, or internet.
The exterior of the lodge is wood siding stained a natural dark, with many eaves and the typical mountain structure of a cabin. The lodge rooms are also western in style with adornments and features. There are full baths and telephones in the rooms. The cabins are either in the west or frontier style. The western cabins were built in 1989 in modules of four. They are furnished with queen sized beds and full bath. The frontier cabins are more duplex in style with simplicity for the decor. The bathrooms are a shower, toilet and sink.
The lodging rates will vary depending on the year. The rooms are based on double occupancy, with four people allowed per room. Visitors should expect rates to be $90 to $200 per night depending on the visiting week. Christmas will be a little expensive. There are also winter getaway packages for a minimum of two nights that range from $295 to $910 depending on the cabin of choice. The Geyser Grill is not the only place to get food, but it is on site and the closest. Visitors can return to the lodge each night after a day on the trails.
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