The list has some great places on them, many of which a lot of people probably don’t even know exist. Some of these lodges have been around for a long time, but still offer affordable, and often luxurious places to stay in some of the most amazing locations anywhere.
For instance, The Ahwahnee is the iconic lodge in Yosemite National Park, not far from Half Dome itself. Staying at The Ahwahnee is like stepping back in time, with it’s oversized fireplaces, large open areas, and vaulted ceilings. If that Yosemite doesn’t fit your needs, than perhaps you would rather drop by Yellowstone or the Grand Tetons and stay at the Jenny Lake Lodge instead. It’s a four-diamond rated hotel, with 37 cabins, each with a rustic feel and a great view of the surrounding mountains.
If neither of those two appeal to you, visit Utah’s Zion Lodge to take in the amazing sights there, or if your idea of roughing it is closer to staying in tents, than check out the Maho Bay Camps, in the Virgin Islands National Park, which consists of 114 canvas tents. There are a number of other excellent selections here, each of which will allow you to stay in an amazing place. A place where the hotel isn’t so bad either. 😉