The National Park System manages 423 individual units, spanning more than 85 million acres across all 50 states. These sites include everything from national preserves and parkways to scenic riverways and battlefields. Of these, only 63 units have the elite designation of being recognized as a national park. Each year, these natural wonders attract a mind-boggling number of tourists. In 2019 (the most recent “normal” year), national park visitation topped 327 million, shattering multiple records along the way.
While some people want to rough it when exploring America’s national parks, others prefer a more comfortable getaway. Luckily, there’s no shortage of incredible national park lodges scattered throughout the park system. Whether you’re looking for a rustic respite or an over-the-top lodge, these properties flawlessly complement their stupefying surroundings. Here, five jaw-dropping national park lodges to add to your list.