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The Renovations at Lake Yellowstone Hotel Are Golden

July 26, 2013 at 9:51 AM | by | ()

It may not look like much, but trust us, this is an upgrade from the existing rooms.

Last time we talked about Lake Yellowstone Hotel inside the Yellowstone National Park, we mentioned the hotel was undergoing some renovations. Well, now we have a look at the finished product.

The $10 million renovations have updated the lobby, the iconic dining-room and 43 guest rooms in the West Wing of the hotel. With an emphasis on retaining the historic character of the hotel, the project included authentic touches such as reinstallation the original bellhop call box behind a new bell porter desk and restoration of the original windows. The lobby also stays true to the Colonial Revival design with American-crafted furniture made with hardwood.

No grand hotel would be complete without some grand suites. Lake Yellowstone now has four completely new suites and the refurbishment of the existing Presidential Suite that might even make Theodore Roosevelt happy. The added suites feature queen or king beds, a living-room and a wet bar for entertaining in the woods. All new rooms still feature WiFi to stay connected and take it from us, this is a big deal.

Work doesn't start on the phase 2 until the hotel closes for the season on September 29th. Those renovations will overhaul the remaining 154 rooms, expansion of the popular delicatessen for some quick bites and the repurpose of external buildings for some administration offices to keep everything running smoothly. Look for completion by summer of next year.

New room rates start at $269 per night.

[Photos: Xanterra Parks & Resorts/Lake Yellowstone Hotel]

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