Lake Hotel and Cabins

An antique yellow tour bus in front of the entrance to a yellow hotel with white columns
Hotel entrance

Quick Facts

Accessible Rooms, Food/Drink - Bar/Alcohol For Sale, Food/Drink - Restaurant/Table Service, Gifts/Souvenirs/Books, Restroom, Toilet - Flush

The Lake Yellowstone Hotel is the oldest operating hotel in the park. When it opened in 1891, the building resembled other hotels financed by the Northern Pacific Railroad. In 1903, the architect of the Old Faithful Inn, Robert Reamer, designed the iconic columns, extended the roof in three places, and added the 15 false balconies, which caused it to be known for years as the "Lake Colonial Hotel." By 1929, additional changes—dining room, porte-cochere (portico), sunroom, plus interior refurbishing—created the landmark we experience today. This reservable lodging facility is operated by a park partner.


2023 Season

  • TBD


  • Dining Room: Limited indoor dining for Hotel guests only (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
  • Deli: Grab & Go (dinner only).
  • Sun Room: Bar located at entrance

Frontier Cabins

  • Built in the 1920s and completely remodeled in 2003
  • 2 double beds
  • Private bathroom with shower
  • Coffee maker
  • Fan

Additional Details

  • No televisions, radios, and air conditioning available in any park lodging
  • Internet service is available for registered guests
  • Access to business center included with all rooms and cabins
  • Gift shop at entrance


  • 13 ADA rooms available in hotel and Sandpiper Annex
  • 5 ADA cabins available
  • Wheelchairs available for loan at the hotel for guests or for rent at the Lake Medical Clinic for $15 per day with a $300 deposit
  • Designated accessible parking in front of Sandpiper Annex of hotel


  • 307-344-7311
  • 307-344-5395 for TDD (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf) service
  • online

Yellowstone National Park

Last updated: November 1, 2022