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Explore the National Parks in Style

15 Hotel Options For Your National Park Visits

Recently, we’ve seen an influx of RV rentals mixed with pit stops at park-side resorts. While Americans have been out exploring the great outdoors, we’ve been rounding up the best spots to get out, stretch your legs…and enjoy a little room service!

Rush Creek Lodge Yosemite National Park It doesn’t get much closer than sitting at the actual entrance to Yosemite National Park. That’s where you’ll find Rush Creek Lodge- with its 143 rooms, suites, and hillside cottages, there is no shortage of options. You can’t argue with the modern decor and poolside cocktails after a long hike in the park. There are also foosball tables, fire pits, and family-friendly amenities for guests of all ages. Caldera House Grand Teton National Park

This intimate boutique hotel is nestled beneath the mountains of Jackson Hole in Teton Village, just steps away from the tram and a short drive to Grand Teton National Park. Summer or winter, take advantage of all Jackson Hole has to offer with the help of your dedicated concierge. From dog sledding and snow trekking to whitewater rafting and fly fishing, they will customize every adventure to suit your seasonal tastes. Montage Deer Valley Multiple National Parks Not only is Montage Deer Valley a prime ski resort, but it also showcases some of Utah’s greatest National Parks through authentic excursions for discerning and adventure-seeking guests and residents. That’s right…parks (with an s)! This property can arrange a private flight tour to Yellowstone, The Grand Canyon, Arches National Park, Canyon Lands National Park, Zion National Park…and that’s just getting warmed up. You can visit TWELVE national parks from this gorgeous mountainside property. Under Canvas Glacier National Park If you haven’t heard of this company- let us share. This is a brand that provides glamping accommodations in all the places that you want to be- meaning that Glacier isn’t their only destination where you can get this unique experience. However, we think that this spot is particularly special. Located just 7 miles from the entrance to Glacier National Park, Under Canvas Glacier offers travelers a one-of-kind glamping experience in Montana’s “Big Sky Country.” Designed in close connection to the surrounding wilderness, Under Canvas Glacier features lofted Treehouse canvas tents and safari-inspired Suites equipped with plush king-size beds and wood burning stoves for cozying up after exploring Montana’s great outdoors. Inn at Entrada Zion National Park Whether you're interested in hiking or biking on many of the local trails and paths or playing golf — Entrada can make your dreams come true. And while you’re there, you can also spend time experiencing Broadway in the desert at Tuacahn Outdoor Theatre, sightseeing in nearby Zion National Park, or soaking up the sun by the resort pool while enjoying the beauty of the red rock country. Your stay at The Inn at Entrada will give you magical memories. With Golf Digest’s number one ranked year-round golf course in Utah, Entrada’s course is one of CNN’s 19 epic golf courses to play before you die. Grand Bohemian Asheville Blue Ridge National Parkway Shrouded in a smoky haze, hotels near the Blue Ridge Mountains possess a mysterious primal draw. But one stands apart from the rest. Feel it for yourself inside the Grand Bohemian Hotel Asheville, in the patina of worn leather, the crackle of the fire and in the secrets that echo from the antique curiosities on display. As one of the most unique places to stay in Asheville, NC, this isn’t a place that blends into its surroundings—it stands apart. Sorrel River Ranch Resort Arches National Park Sorrel River Ranch is an exclusive 240-acre riverside oasis surrounded by the spectacular scenery of Utah’s iconic arches, canyon-lands, and red rock mesas. You’ll find custom-built cabins, campfires, and miles of adventure. Located on 240 acres of Utah ranchland, our Moab Resort offers the comforts you've come to expect along with delightful surprises for a wonderful experience. Cliffrose Springdale Zion National Park Escape to the high desert at Cliffrose Springdale. Nestled along the Virgin River and bordering Zion National Park, our historic Springdale lodge and spa lets you relax amid lush desert foliage and breathtaking canyon views. Established in 1988 by Dale Dockstader, Cliffrose is a sanctuary of peace and a place to enjoy the beauty of our surroundings. Enjoy a five-minute walk to the main park entrance, or take the complimentary Zion Canyon shuttle into and through the park. Triple Creek Ranch Yellowstone National Park If you’re looking for a high-end experience while passing through on your visit to Yellowstone, you’ll want to stay at Triple Creek. While four and a half hours from the park entrance, this makes for a great stop on your road trip. This property happens to be amidst multiple national forests, making it a complete oasis in the wilderness. Here, adult travelers enjoy a truly romantic setting with incomparable scenery, a wide variety of native wildlife, an almost endless menu of all-inclusive outdoor activities and the option of adding-on some of the finest off-ranch Western adventures in the continental United States. Amangiri Multiple National Parks At the heart of the Grand Circle region, Amangiri is within easy reach of some of North America’s most magnificent protected areas, including the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park and Monument Valley Tribal Park, home of the Navajo Nation. Occupying 243 hectares of this starkly beautiful landscape, Amangiri is as much a gateway to adrenaline-fueled outdoor adventure as it is to the rich cultural heritage of the Navajo. Enjoy a hot air balloon, guided hike, a boat day on Lake Powell, horseback riding, or a night of tented luxury- Amangiri will never be forgotten.

Blackberry Mountain Great Smokey Mountains National Park You’ve surely heard us talk about Blackberry Farm. Well, meet it’s mature sister property! With mountain views, and decor that melds modern and rustic, this is an amazing way to visit the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. Choose from a ridgetop cabin, a stone cottage nestled into the hillside near The Lodge, or a multi-bedroom home. You'll find each to be well-appointed, thoughtfully furnished and, of course, tastefully stocked. La Quinta Resort & Club Joshua Tree National Park

This is not the La Quinta that you saw on your roadtrip as a child. This is a Waldorf Astoria resort with vast accommodations, 41 pools, and is a golf haven (for those who are inclined). To boot, they have a partnership with the company Camp’d - which hosts their glamping experience in the Joshua Tree National Park. A private dinner under the stars, transportation to and from the resort, and an immersive experience is what you’ll find here. Amangani Grand Teton National Park Take to the fresh mountain air in spring or summer and explore the backcountry of the old West – on foot or horseback, by hot-air balloon, or along the spectacular Snake River. With an elevation of 7,000 feet, Amangani, meaning ‘peaceful home’, lies on the wandering paths of moose and elk, promising endless opportunities for spotting the region’s abundant wildlife in and around the flourishing national parks of Yellowstone and Grand Teton Bayview Bar Harbor Acadia National Park Mountainscapes aren’t the only sites to soak in while visiting the nation’s park. Acadia National Park is a 47,000-acre Atlantic coast recreation area primarily on Maine's Mount Desert Island. Its landscape is marked by woodland, rocky beaches and glacier-scoured granite peaks such as Cadillac Mountain, the highest point on the United States’ East Coast. Among the wildlife are moose, bear, whales and seabirds. The bayside town of Bar Harbor, with restaurants and shops, is a popular gateway.The Bayview Hotel is a romantic Bar Harbor boutique hotel redesigned for the 2020 season. Our 26 guest rooms are all located directly on the ocean with private decks to enjoy a spectacular sunrise. Inn Above Tide Golden Gate National Park Panoramic San Francisco Bay views are the signature of The Inn Above Tide. This intimate Sausalito waterfront hotel with 33 rooms and suites is a magnificent location for a uniquely inspiring luxury retreat. Chic and understated interiors lead to simply mesmerizing views from the private furnished room decks. Every room has sweeping views of the bay, city skyline, Alcatraz, Angel Island and Marin. Intimately connected to the village of Sausalito, yet magically separated due to its bay front setting, The Inn Above Tide is a minute’s stroll to galleries, restaurants and shops. The scenic vineyards of Sonoma and Napa are just a short drive north.


Exploring, experiencing, and enjoying a vacation is easier said than done. Don’t let the logistics and all the details prevent you from taking the vacation you deserve. Travel DesignerCheryl Martell of Explorateur Traveler will take the time to understand what each of your family members enjoys exploring to layout a dream vacation within your budget.


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