• Duration
  • 9 Days
  • Activity Level
  • Moderate
  • Group Size
  • 46
National Parks & Lodges of the Old West

National Parks & Lodges of the Old WestAccommodations

Hotel Alex Johnson

July 14

Ideally located in downtown Rapid City—steps away from entertainment, shopping, and dining—this historic hotel features a casual Irish pub, fitness center, café, and rooftop bar overlooking town. Built in 1927 when Rapid City was a railroad town, many presidents and celebrities have stayed at the property over the years.

Room Amenities: Individual climate control, LCD flat-screen TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, phone, clock radio, coffee and tea maker, mini-fridge, microwave, iron and ironing board, and en suite bathroom with sundries and hair dryer.

Custer State Game Lodge

July 15 - July 16

Set in a beautiful mountain valley and surrounded by a ponderosa pine forest, this gracious stone and wood lodge served as the “Summer White House” for President Calvin Coolidge in 1927 and was visited by President Dwight D. Eisenhower for several days in 1953. Built in 1920, the lodge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Inside, you’ll discover a blend of the past and the present, the elegant and the outdoors. Enjoy South Dakota specialties such as buffalo, pheasant, and trout in the historic lodge dining room.

Room Amenities: Individual climate control, TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, phone, mini-fridge, coffee maker, and en suite bathroom with sundries and hair dryer.

Note: The lodge does not have an elevator.

Spearfish Canyon Lodge

July 17

Nestled alongside lofty pines and spectacular limestone cliffs, Spearfish Canyon Lodge was built and decorated in the style of the old lodges of the West with heavy log walls and a 40-foot stone fireplace. Experience the sights and sounds of nature firsthand by hiking trails that meander through the forest to a Black Hills waterfall or lead to the rim of the canyon.

Room Amenities: Individual climate control, TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, phone, mini-fridge, microwave, and en suite bathroom with sundries and hair dryer.

Note: The lodge does not have an elevator.

Holiday Inn Cody-At Buffalo Bill Village

July 18

Located near the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Old Trail Town, and other local attractions, this hotel offers well-appointed rooms with all the comforts of home. During leisure time, relax and recharge at the outdoor pool, by the bar/restaurant, or at the lounge. Laundry facilities are available for an additional fee.

Room Amenities: Individual climate control, TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, phone, mini-fridge, coffee and tea maker, and en suite bathroom with sundries and hair dryer.

Yellowstone National Park Lodging

July 19 - July 20

Confirmed by the National Park Service, you'll stay at one of the following Yellowstone properties: Old Faithful Inn, Old Faithful Snow Lodge, Canyon Lodge & Cabins or Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel. Each offers comfortable lodging and modern amenities.

Rustic Inn at Jackson Hole Creekside Resort and Spa

July 21

This resort offers the finest Western accommodations amidst 12 lush acres adjacent to the National Elk Refuge and in close proximity to Jackson's downtown scene.

After an exciting day of activities, relax in the inn's indoor heated pool and hot tub, or take a walk down beautifully landscaped trails along the aspen-laden Flat Creek, where you can enjoy the enchanting surroundings. When you make your way back, enjoy a glass of wine and exquisite cuisine in the lounge, or pamper yourself in the revitalizing spa (additional fees apply).

Room Amenities: Individual climate control, TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, phone, mini-fridge, coffee and tea maker, and en suite bathroom with sundries and hair dryer.

(Accommodations subject to change.)