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I saw bears in Yellowstone!! 5 in one day! Two were little twin cubs - they were adorable!
That said, the snowlevel was very very low when we were there, so the bears had likely come down to lower elevations to get food. It was the first time I had seen bears there, and my parents said that they have never seen bears there either. I was there in late May of 08.
I haven't camped there since I was a kid, but the lodges we stayed in last summer were nice. The one at Mammoth HotSprings the room we were in had 2 beds and a sink, but the showers were in a communal bathroom (1 shower stall I believe, so only one person at a time was using it), and a bathroom separate from the shower. It was nice. The next night we stayed at Old Faithful, and that room was really nice, but expensive.
I second the suggestion to visit the Grand Tetons - its absolutely stunningly beautiful! I love it there, but I'm biased since I did a 16day backpacking trip there in college. Rocky Mountain Natl Park is also really pretty, although I only visited once, and only to drive through, unfortunately.
Have a really good trip!