Room rates climb at some Yellowstone Park lodges

The cost of staying in some of Yellowstone National Park’s most historic lodges increased by up to a third this summer under a new pricing system that allows more leeway in setting room rates.

In recent years, Yellowstone hotel rates have been set using an analysis that aligns costs with those at similar hotels in gateway communities like Jackson, Cody and Gardiner.

Compared with last year, rates at one of Yellowstone’s flagship lodges, the Lake Hotel, were up between 20 and 25 percent for a stay on Friday. A year ago a room on the hotel’s backside cost $379, but was going for $456 last week. A room with a view of Yellowstone Lake the same day was $399 in 2017; on Friday it was priced at $506.