National Parks and Lodges of the Old West

Date: Mon, July 10, 2017 - Wed, July 19, 2017

Trip Status: Taking Reservations

Price: $3,995

Activity Level: Moderate

Region: North America

Arrangements: Orbridge

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Trace the legends and natural splendors of the American West. The country our ancestors dreamed about—and that still resides in our nation’s great parks—is filled with beautiful scenery, abundant wildlife, hiking, storytelling, and incredible historic lodges you will write home about.

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Accommodations

The Rushmore Hotel & Suites

Located near Rapid City's entertainment, shopping, and dining, this hotel features a café, award-winning restaurant, and lounge. Enjoy newly renovated guestrooms, locally inspired foods, sustainable initiatives and outstanding customer service.
Room Amenities: Climate control, flat screen TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, phone, coffee- and tea-making facilities, bathroom sundries, and en suite bathroom with hair dryer.

Custer State Game Lodge

Set in a beautiful mountain valley and surrounded by a ponderosa pine forest, this gracious stone and wood lodge served as the “Summer White House” for President Calvin Coolidge in 1927 and was visited by President Dwight D. Eisenhower for several days in 1953. Built in 1920, the lodge is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Inside, you’ll discover a blend of the past and the present, the elegant and the outdoors. Enjoy South Dakota specialties like buffalo, pheasant, and trout in the historic Lodge Dining Room. Note: The lodge does not have an elevator.
Room Amenities: Climate control, flat screen TV, phone, coffee making facilities, and en suite bathroom with hair dryer.

Spearfish Canyon Lodge

Nestled alongside lofty pines and spectacular limestone cliffs, Spearfish Canyon Lodge was built and decorated in the style of the old lodges of the West with heavy log walls and a 40-foot stone fireplace. Several hiking trails outside the lodge door allow visitors to experience the sights and sounds of nature firsthand, as they meander through the forest to a Black Hills waterfall. Or follow a trail leading to the rim of the canyon. Note: The lodge does not have an elevator.
Room Amenities: Climate control, complimentary Wi-Fi, mini refrigerator, microwave, TV, phone, bathroom sundries, and en suite bathroom with hair dryer.

Holiday Inn Cody at Buffalo Bill Village

Located near the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Old Trail Town, and other local attractions, this hotel offers well-appointed rooms with all the comforts of home, as well as an outdoor pool, bar/restaurant, and lounge where you can relax and recharge. Note: The inn does not have an elevator.
Room Amenities: Climate control, TV, phone, complimentary Wi-Fi, coffee- and tea-making facilities, and en suite bathroom with hair dryer.

Yellowstone National Park Lodging

The National Park Service has guaranteed Yellowstone lodging for Orbridge guests and will assign specific locations in early 2017. You will stay at one or more of the following Yellowstone accommodations: Lake Yellowstone Hotel, Old Faithful Inn, Old Faithful Snow Lodge, Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel, Canyon Lodge & Cabins, Grant Village, Lake Lodge Cabins, or Old Faithful Lodge. Each offers comfortable lodging and modern amenities.

Rustic Inn at Jackson Hole Creekside Resort and Spa

Surrounded by 12 lush acres adjacent to the National Elk Refuge, guests can easily take advantage of everything Jackson and its spectacular environs have to offer by making their base the Rustic Inn. After a long day of activities, relax in the Inn's outdoor heated pool and hot tub, or take a walk down beautifully landscaped trails along the aspen-laden Flat Creek where you can enjoy the enchanting surroundings. When you make your way back, enjoy a glass of fine wine and exquisite cuisine in the Inn's lounge or pamper yourself in its revitalizing spa. Rustic Inn offers a restaurant on site, sauna, fitness equipment, spa services, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Room Amenities: Phone, LCD TV, mini-refrigerator, a coffee maker, and en suite bathroom with hair dryer.

 

Highlights

  • Overnight in landmark lodges that are national treasures themselves.

  • Enjoy a chuck wagon cookout after a visit to Custer State Park—a wildlife reserve with scenic lakes, dramatic granite spires, and lush grasslands where bison herds roam.

  • Marvel at the grandeur of Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Memorial, and the world’s largest mammoth site, where scientists are excavating remains of Columbian and woolly mammoths from 26,000 years ago.

  • See the dramatic effects of Yellowstone’s volcanically active caldera and visit otherworldly geothermal sites including Old Faithful Geyser.

Reservations and Information

To reserve, complete a registration form in the brochure and mail to Duke Travels, Box 90572, Durham, NC 27708, or call (919) 684-2988 to reserve conveniently over the phone and let us know you are mailing your reservation form to hold your space.

To learn more about our travel program or any of our upcoming trips, please contact us at duketravels@duke.edu or 919-684-2988

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