The 8 Best National Park Lodges of the West

April 19, 2012 at 12:00:00 AM EDT | Post a Comment

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<p>In the western U.S. and Canada, grand parks inspire all of us to explore our national treasures. Instead of pitching a tent and roughing it, consider splurging on a stay at a traditional park lodge where you’ll be surrounded by history, nature, and even some luxury. From Yellowstone to Yosemite, Bryce to Banff, and Grand Canyon to Glacier, here are our eight top picks for national park lodges in the west&mdash;plus a few notable runners-up. After you get inspired by these images, see more tips to plan your trip with our <a href="http://www.fodors.com/news/story_4534.html">National Park Lodge Basics & Reservation Realities.</a> </p>

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spirobulldog on September 10, 2012 at 6:49:44 PM EDT

My favorite, off the beaten path, is one not many people have heard of. Oregon Caves Chateau. Ranks right up there with the best of them. I think a lot of people would rank Phantom ahead of El Tovar(for those who have stayed at both places).

smith12 on February 22, 2012 at 6:53:40 AM EST

I love the national park safari. The Yellowstone National Park is most beautiful place for wildlife lover. I really like it. I am planning to visit this national park during summer vacation. http://www.australiavoyage.net/11032010/currumbin-wildlife-sanctuary-australia-578.html

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