If historic ambiance, the scent of Ponderosa pines, and being close to the action is what you seek, The Lodge at Bryce Canyon is for you. Built in 1924, the stone and wood lodge oozes western charm, and just feels right for a stay in a national park. Rates here aren't cheap, but the facilities are attractive and well maintained, and you can't get any closer to what you want to see in the park. Our first choice here is one of the western cabins, which have been restored to their 1920s appearance, with log beams and rich green roofs. They're a bit small but have two double beds and handsome stone fireplaces (gas-burning). There are also modern motel rooms, with two queen-sized beds or one king, and upscale lodge suites with white wicker furniture. All units are smoke-free.