• 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 8 - July 9

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 10 - July 11

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 like 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.

Holiday Inn Cody-At Buffalo Bill Village

July 12

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.

Old Faithful Snow Lodge

July 13

A short walk from its famous namesake, the Old Faithful Snow Lodge makes abundant use of natural wood, big-beam construction, and fixtures that echo back to historic Yellowstone lodges. The rooms are simple, comfortable, and outfitted with lodge details, such as wooden shutters over windows that open for fresh air. Take in its cozy fireplace and long wall of windows looking out toward Old Faithful Geyser.

Room Amenities: Phone, Wi-Fi (additional fee), refrigerator, coffee and tea maker, en suite bathroom, sundries, and hair dryer.

Canyon Lodge & Cabins

July 14

Located on the east side of the park near the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River, Canyon Lodge & Cabins recently underwent extensive renovations, featuring new LEED Certified lodges plus a main public building that houses the restaurants and gift shop.

Room Amenities: Two queen beds, activity table and chairs, phone, mini-fridge, coffee maker, and en suite bathroom with shower and sundries.

Jackson Lake Lodge

July 15

Embrace breathtaking views from the comfort of Jackson Lake Lodge's lobby, featuring 60-foot floor-to-ceiling windows that frame pristine Jackson Lake and the majestic Teton Range. The lodge also includes a variety of dining options, retail shops, an outdoor swimming pool, and an exhibit featuring Native American artifacts and Western art.

Room Amenities: Complimentary Wi-Fi, phone, and en suite bathroom with sundries and hair dryer.

(Accommodations subject to change.)