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Even With A Renovation, The Vintage Doesn't Stop At Lake Yellowstone Hotel

May 24, 2013 at 1:30 PM | by | ()

Memorial Day Weekend has arrived and aside from it being hotel rooftop season and pool season, it's also oficially roadtrip season--a great way to see the best of what America has to offer.

One place that is quintessential Americana is our first and oldest National Park, Yellowstone. There are a handful of lodge-type accommodations in the park that boast uninterrupted views of mountains, lakes and some curious wildlife. Today, we bring you Lake Yellowstone Hotel, the butter-hued wooden building on the shores of the namesake glacial lake.

As part of its 120th birthday celebrations, the giant Colonial building is undergoing a facelift of which Phase 1 will be complete for the summer season. The majority of the hotel will see a modernization with the lobby, front desk, dining room and about half the rooms all getting a refreshed look. But one thing that will still be a unique feature is this vintage tour bus that takes guests to excursions around the lake. The White Model 706s are a blast from the early days of Yellowstone.

If you've been to any property in the National Park, you know that internet connectivity is quite spotty with only a few areas that have either cellular reception or wifi. The renovation of the Lake Hotel will include some new tech features with wired internet in each room and the public areas. While we'd be more excited about some freedom to Instagram the cute and cuddly creatures found near the hotel, we're happy to stay connected either way.

Standard room rates start at $210 per night, with the renovated rooms jumping to $269 per night.

[Photos: Rayme Gorniak/HotelChatter]

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