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Reviewed 29 June 2013

The cabins are to small...the loft is a horrible place for children to sleep they hit their heads when setting up and could easily roll over the edge there is nothing there to protect them from doing that...the grounds are not maintained very well...the owners are extremely RUDE! Will NEVER stay here again

Thank Justawish123
Dorris, California
Reviewed 21 June 2013

We made our reservations last minute and were lucky enough to get in. The cabins are clean yet rustic, you may get to see some wildlife go through (we saw signs but no animals). There is no tv (hurray!!), no cell phone signal (hurray!!), food was good, staff extremely friendly. Wish we had time for a trailride, maybe next time....

Thank Linda T
Benton Harbor, Michigan
Reviewed 21 June 2013

The Longhorn cabin is advertised for 4-5 people but it is very small for 5. The loft is tiny and my son kept hitting his head on the beam. The queen size bed is very uncomfortable and needs a new mattress. The grounds were not well maintained. Also, I didn't realize that the drive into see any of the sites...

1Thank B S
Pacific Grove, California
Reviewed 10 June 2013

It's not often we get to write a heartfelt, totally positive review. This is it. If you're going to be in the Cody/Yellowstone area, this is where you want to stay. Kevin, Debbie and their staff make you feel welcome from the first moment. The food is great, whether breakfast, bag-lunch or dinner. You can lie around and relax or...

Thank RuNanS
Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 5 June 2013

Elephant lodge hosts Debbie and Kevin will go out of their way to make you comfortable. They have lived in the area for many years and are great fun to talk to if you would like to know more about Cody or Yellowstone. There is no cellphone coverage in Yellowstone so having fun people around to chat with helps :)...

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Houston, TX
Reviewed 31 October 2012

My boyfriend and I visited Yellowstone National Park in June and stayed at the Elephant Head Lodge. It wasn't our first choice, but visiting Yellowstone was a last minute idea (we only had about three weeks to plan) and all the other accommodations were taken. We stayed in cabin 4, which was basically just a bed and bathroom/ shower- there...

Thank MarBaz
Jackson, Wyoming
Reviewed 11 October 2012

Drive up the driveway to secluded cabins and a lodge....The owners are so nice and will make you feel right at home.....Located 11 miles east of Yellowstone National Park...We went the last day to enjoy dinner....The scenic drive was wonderful....Horseback riding and fishing is available...Check it out; you won't be disapointed....

Thank DLewis_10
Manhattan Beach, California
Reviewed 8 October 2012

We stayed here for 4 nights in August, 2 kids, 6 and 8 and two adults. I would definitely stay here again The Cabin: We stayed in 13 Conestoga. The kids used the loft as a play area which they loved. The queen bed was just below. We didn't let them sleep up there. There was a pull out sofa...

3Thank Cynthia M
Ventura, California
Reviewed 2 October 2012

We stayed two nights at the EHL for our recent trip to Yellowstone. When we arrived, Jason, the young man helping the owners, was pleasant and showed us around the property and where to park our car. Our cabin, Lobo, was pretty small, but adequate. We knew we'd only be sleeping there so we really didn't need a lot of...

1Thank denise1012
Jerusalem, Israel
Reviewed 8 September 2012

We have travelled widely and this is the first time that we have felt the need to review our experience on Trip Advisor. Our large cabin was certainly rustic, adequately fitted out but shabby and not cleaned properly. But we found the owner sullen, unhelpful and unwelcoming. She had assured us on booking that there would be no problem with...

3Thank Ruth S

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Elephant Head Lodge is a small AAA log-cabin mountain resort located just 11.7 miles East of Yellowstone National Park and 40 miles west of Cody, WY. The lodge and most of our cabins are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It gets its name from a rock formation overlooking it. The Lodge, Restaurant, and the "Trapper" cabin were built in 1910 by Buffalo Bill Cody's niece, Josephine Thurston, and her husband Harry W. Thurston. Harry chose the site for its dependable water for early travelers to Yellowstone - and for trappers and Indians. Our small lodge is a wonderful base for touring the Yellowstone National Park, Cody, and the Shoshone National Forest. It is a great place for horseback riding, relaxing, fishing, hiking, and viewing wildlife, as well as good homecooked meals, with homemade bread, soups, and desserts, as well as famous homemade cinnamon rolls. Cabin rates vary depending on size (house 2-8 people per cabin)& accommodations (some with kitchenettes). High season rates Memorial-Labor Day $153-356/night. Low season rates May & September until early October $137-320/night. All with bath(s) & non-smoking. ... more   less 

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Address: 1170 N Fork Hwy, 1170 North Fork Hwy, Cody, WY 82414-7879
Region: United States > Wyoming > Cody
Price Range: $183 - $476 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Elephant Head Hotel Cody
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“Bill Cody Ranch just a few miles from here is very clean and set up similar. Just stay ANYWHERE else!”
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