It comes down to this: Some of us just aren't into camping, but still love the great outdoors. America's national parks are some of the most beloved parts of the United States' history and culture, and the good news is that they all have hotel-style accommodations near — or sometimes in them.
If you want a room with an unspoiled view of Old Faithful, the Rockies or even a volcano caldera, you can get them, usually for reasonable rates. So go check out one of America’s jewels this summer (or fall, when they will be a bit less busy), and get a room in one of these historic, unusual, dramatic, casual, or even kind of fancy lodgings. (Text: Starre Vartan)