Reader Participation Day: Best and Worst Values in National Park Lodging
The quality and rates of national park lodges span a wide range from rustic cabins in several parks renting in the $60 - $80 range to suites at Yosemite’s Ahwahnee Hotel that rent for approximately $1,000 per night.
The differences in service, amenities, comfort, and atmosphere are substantial, but is a night in an Ahwahnee suite worth ten nights in a cabin at Maswick Lodge on the Grand Canyon’s South Rim? Or 16 nights in a Woodland Cottage at Mammoth Cave?
Guessing that many of you have stayed in several park lodges, we were wondering about your opinions regarding the best and worst values in national park lodging.
Don’t forget to consider price when rendering your judgment. We are looking for the best value, not necessarily the best lodge. More expensive lodges should provide a superior experience. However, was your enhanced experience worth the higher cost?