Our specially crafted lodging itineraries allow you to experience the wonders of the National Parks while recharging in a comfortable private room each evening.
Our top-rated lodging trips offer the same great experience as camping trips, with the added comfort of staying at some of our favorite local accommodations. Depending on the trip, we stay at a mix of upscale and casual hotels, rustic lodges, and even glamping tents! Each property we stay at has been considered for its overall quality, location, and unique character. If you want to explore astounding trails and connect with natural wonder, but prefer more privacy, accessibility, and the comforts of home—a lodging based itinerary is the best choice for you.
More details about lodging accommodations can be found on the trip page. You can also reach us at 1-800-206-7909 if you have any questions about the lodging experience.For solo travelers, please see the single room supplement.
For 2023, Pay half now, and half 30 days prior to departure.
Unlock the hidden gems of the National Parks with on our lodging tours! Imagine yourself nestled in casual lodges, situated in the heart of some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world. Our team of experts has handpicked the most secluded and picturesque lodges, providing you with an opportunity to immerse yourself in nature’s splendor. As the day comes to an end, unwind in the comfort of your lodge and savor a delicious dinner. Our tour includes everything from quality restaurants to all the logistics planned, so you can focus on what really matters – the shared experiences and natural wonders with your fellow travelers. Join us on an award-winning tour and discover the true beauty of the National Parks!
Experience the beauty of America’s landscapes and rest in comfortable, rustic lodgings at the end of the day. Our lodges are carefully selected to meet the high standards of the MountainBased experience.
We’re focused on partnering with eateries that use only the finest, premium ingredients in secluded areas close to National Parks. We’ve conducted thorough research to ensure that your meal is as pleasing to the taste buds as it is to the eyes. When not dining at a restaurant, we provide fresh, picnic-style lunches with breathtaking views. Our meals are made up of lean proteins, vegetables, greens, and various sides, all served family style. Our guides put in extra effort to make sure that only the freshest ingredients are used in the preparation of your meals.
Our guides are experts on the regions we explore. They will teach you about the local plants and animals, as well as the geology and history of the area. They will also provide insights into the culture of the people who live there. Our guides will handle all the logistical details, allowing you to fully enjoy your tour and relax.
When you hit the road with us, you can sit back and relax knowing that all gas, transportation, and park fees are taken care of. Our brand new 15 passenger Ford Transit vans are equipped with air conditioning and large windows to ensure a comfortable journey while taking in all the beautiful sights. Plus, we have a large trailer to safely transport your luggage and gear.
If you’re traveling alone, with a friend, or with family, our small group lodging experiences are the ideal way to explore the National Parks while making connections with others.
If you’re looking for a different tour experience, consider a camping tour with us. You can immerse yourself in nature while having meals prepared by your guides and without the hassle of bringing your own camping gear. Learn more to see what a camping tour entails and how it differs from other options!
This tour is classified as a CASUAL LODGING experience which means it focuses more on proximity over luxurious amenities. Each selected property includes double queen rooms, wi-fi, TV and are both centrally located in town. Both rustic properties are known for their mountainous views, great staff, and close proximity to wildlife exploration. Want to learn more? Chat with an expert by calling 1-800-206-7909 or email us here.
This is an Easy to Moderate tour for fit hikers, and will be do-able with some effort by less fit hikers. This tour has a heavy emphasis on wildlife viewing and sightseeing. The trails on this trip feature flat boardwalks and gently rolling terrain with some rocky areas. Perhaps some short, relatively steep climbs and descents, but nothing longer than 20 minutes. Average hiking distance per day is 3-5 miles per day. All activities are optional, and our guides will brief all guests on the activity level of each prior to hiking. You should be in good physical shape and able to hike on uneven terrain for this tour. Trip members should be capable of hiking and carrying a daypack that weighs 10-15 pounds. Want to learn more? Chat with an expert by calling 1-800-206-7909 or email us here.
1 - Easy: These tours will be Easy for anyone who can walk for up to 90 minutes without stopping. Flat to gently rolling terrain with some rocky areas and maybe some steps but no sustained or steep ascents or descents. Max hiking distance per day is 2-3 miles.
2 – Easy to Moderate: These tours are Easy - Moderate for fit hikers, and will be do-able with some effort by less fit hikers. Flat to gently rolling terrain with some rocky areas. Perhaps some short, relatively steep climbs and descents, but nothing longer than 20 minutes. Max hiking distance per day is 3-5 miles.
3 - Moderate: These tours are Moderate for fit and active hikers, and will be a little challenging but do-able for less fit hikers. Rolling to hilly terrain with frequent climbs and descents often over rocky terrain. May have some short, relatively steep climbs and descents. Max hiking distance per day is 5-7 miles.
4 – Moderate to Strenuous: These tours are classified as Moderate to Strenuous for fit hikers who will find them a satisfying and challenging workout; they are not appropriate for unfit hikers. Rolling and often steep terrain with frequent challenging ascents and descents, often over rugged and uneven terrain. Max hiking distance per day is 10 miles.
5 – Strenuous: These tours are for strong hikers in excellent physical condition, this tour is classified as Strenuous, pushes themselves daily, distance and elevation are not an issue. First one to the top! Rolling and often steep terrain. Challenging sustained climbs and descents of up to 4,000 ft. Has no issue with changing altitudes during physical exertion. Max hiking distance per day is 10-15 miles.