Washburn Lodge, Canyon

More 2020 Yellowstone lodging set to open in July

If you plan on a July-October visit, you’ll have more options when it comes to 2020 Yellowstone lodging, as concessionaire Xanterra plans on opening Lake, Canyon and Old Faithful Snow Lodge rooms for the rest of the season.

So far so good when it’s come to COVID-19 mitigation in Yellowstone National Park, with the latest test results showing no positives from NPS and concessionaire employees in the latest period–adding to no positive results in previous testing, also. And with visitors flocking to the park at levels close to 2019 visitation levels in June 2020, it looks like park officials and concessionaires are balancing safety concerns with access.

So, as Xanterra promised, we’ll see new 2020 Yellowstone lodging options come July, as offerings other than standalone cabins and cottages with bathrooms will be available.

A limited number of rooms at Lake Hotel (Standard Sandpiper Lodge rooms) will open July 3. On July 10, two Canyon Lodge buildings offering Standard and Superior, and Suites starting July 10, while Old Faithful Snow Lodge Premium rooms will open on that date as well. Still closed for 2020: Old Faithful Inn, Grant Village and Roosevelt Lodge, but there’s still the chance they may open later in the season.

In addition, other services originally set to be closed for 2020, including Canyon Lodge facilities, will now open in July. Check out our Yellowstone Opening and Closing Dates page for updated information.

Photo of the Washburn building at Canyon Lodge courtesy Xanterra Travel Collection.

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