You'd be forgiven for assuming that this lodge is part of the National Park System. It's not. But it has all the hallmarks of one of those great in-park venues (think of the Old Faithful Inn in Yosemite): a soaring lobby space with a massive stone fireplace and lots of hand-stenciled, Native American-esque designs on the walls and beams, plus a slew of on-site activies (see below for those). Rooms are handsomely outfitted with down bedding, solid furniture and high quality linens. And the on-site restaurant is better than it needs to be (order the brussel sprouts appetizer at dinner and you'll see what I mean). As for activities there are hikes night and day offerred, as well as ice skating and snow shoeing in winter, archery and a slew of other activies in summer. There's also a top-notch spa and fitness center.