A Review of Yellowstone Lake Hotel Frontier Cabins

Roosevelt Frontier Cabin
Roosevelt Frontier Cabin
The Yellowstone Lake Hotel Frontier Cabins are duplexes near the hotel. Furniture in the cabins consists of one or two double beds, a desk and chair, a nightstand and an upholstered chair. The cabins have no microwaves, refrigerators, coffee makers or televisions. The hotel offers free tea and coffee each morning. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. The cabins are within walking distance of waterfalls, horseback riding stables and the canyon located in Yellowstone.
Wows and Woes
Interior of Frontier Cabin
Interior of Frontier Cabin

The area is not as busy as other areas of the park. The wood stoves keep the cabins warm at night. The cabins are clean and receive housecleaning service each day.

Most of the cabins do not have private bathrooms. The bathrooms and showers are communal and located a short walk away. There is no Internet service, radio or air conditioning. There are gaps in the wall; the cabins get hot during the day and cold at night.

Insider Tips

If you do not want to walk to communal bathrooms and showers, reserve one of the Pioneer cabins; they have private bathrooms. Plan to attend the chuck wagon dinner, as the food is excellent. Take warm sleepwear, and make sure you have plenty of wood for the wood stove, as the nights are cold. Though there are no microwaves in the cabins, the store has a microwave you can use.

Author's Most Memorable Moment

I went to Yellowstone on a family vacation a few years ago. I decided to stay in both the hotel and the cabins. The staff was friendly and professional. My most memorable moment was hearing the stories told at the cowboy dinner. They were interesting and fun, and my kids loved them.

Bottom Line

The Frontier cabins are rustic; however, they are a perfect getaway from everyday life. The food at the hotel is good; however, there can be long waits.

Ellen Kendall has 15 years of writing and editing experience. Her travel and insurance articles have appeared in national magazines. Her book contributions include biographies and multi-cultural and Holocaust lesson plans. She has previously served as a real estate broker and interior designer and taught ESL in Korea and at Duke.
Provided by Xanterra Parks and Resorts
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