Roosevelt Lodge

Cabin in Yellowstone National Park

Founded in 1906 as a tented camp, present-day Roosevelt Lodge was built in 1919 and retains an old-timey cowboy feel, offering 80 rustic cabins, horseback rides and a Wild West cookout in the heart of sagebrush country. Frontier cabins come with private bathroom, while the simpler Roughriders share communal wash blocks offering hot showers and ice.

For groups, families or couples traveling together, the Roughrider cabins are a good deal as some come with three beds for the same base rate, meaning you can shoehorn six people in here for around $25 a head! The simple but pleasant wooden cabins come with log-burning stove, though the one-bed cabins are cramped (because it’s the same price, book a larger cabin). All beds are doubles rather than queens, so they can be small for couples. There are no en-suite bathrooms and there's no running water in the room.

Frontier cabins are nicely decorated and come with private bathroom, electric heating and two or three double beds, but there are only 12 of these. There are two wheelchair-accessible Frontier cabins with private bathroom.

Cabins should be booked at least six months in advance, though you might find a Roughrider available at shorter notice. There are a few outdoor grills if you want to cook your own food. There’s good hiking nearby; the hike to Lost Lake starts from just behind the lodge.