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Jenison, Michigan
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49 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2016

We chose the Branding Iron because of the previous reviews stating it was "old but clean." We like to try places other than large chain motels and appreciate family run establishments. I loved the log cabin walls and charm of the rooms like the old doors and windows. But we took a gamble and we lost this time. The staff... More 

1 Thank saot14
RobertKarriker, Owner at Branding Iron Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your detailed review. It has helped us a great deal to be able to pinpoint managerial problems that made your stay less than satisfactory. Please know that as of October 1st, new management of our family run establishment is in place. We care a great deal about our guests, and what your concerns described regarding your cabins... More 

1 review
Reviewed 5 June 2016

Forget going to Jackson before heading into the Tetons/Yellowstone, Dubois is a little quaint town that's a perfect pit stop. We stayed one night in a standard room, which was very large and also had a good sized bathroom. We were facing the road and were slightly worried about noise but that wasn't an issue at all. The room had... More 

Thank Jennifer K
RobertKarriker, Owner at Branding Iron Inn, responded to this review

Jennifer, Thank you so much for your positive review, and we are so pleased that you had a great stay! Come back again soon, so we can offer you more "5 Star Hospitality at a 3 Star Price!" More 

Yokohama, Japan
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333 reviews
80 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

I chose Branding Iron Inn not only for their very competitive rates but also because I wanted to get the feel of "the West". The cabins are definitely old but well maintained. I think their look and age adds charm. It can get tiring and really boring staying at those cookie cutter motels spread out all over the country. This... More 

Thank American_Cobra
RobertKarriker, Owner at Branding Iron Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am so sorry that your otherwise perfect stay was disrupted by a crying child. When you stay with us again, if you have ANYTHING that disturbs your rest, please call the emergency number. Staff is on property and we could have moved you as far away from the crying infant as our row of... More 

Cody, Wyoming
1 review
Reviewed 17 March 2016

We booked for 3 nights and only stayed one night. The guy charges the visa for all three nights on the first day and we never saw him again! He leaves a phone number to reach him but he needs to answer or at least return the calls. I have stayed there in the past with no problems but will... More 

Thank mh0rst
RobertKarriker, Owner at Branding Iron Inn, responded to this review

I am so sorry that you were not pleased with your recent stay. It is our policy to collect payment for the duration of a guest's stay when they check-in, and we do have a 24 hour cancellation notice. It sounds as though your travel plans changed during the duration of your trip, and we regret that you were unable... More 

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Lander, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2016

plus + price was right. staff was very friendly and helpful. easy check in. cabin style. parking right in front of room. 2 queen beds. cleanliness was very good. nice bathroom, shower and tub. refrigerator and microwave. heating/ AC more than adequate. minus - no digital flat screen tv. shower head too low. could have some brighter lighting.

Thank Bob D
RobertKarriker, Owner at Branding Iron Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We appreciate your comments indicating what was right about your stay, as well as your comments about things that could have made your stay more enjoyable. Since we do not know which cabin you stayed in, we will check the water flow in all of the shower heads, and make sure that additional lighting... More 

Lander, Wyoming
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

I found the room comfortable. Good Bed. Heating system worked well. In-Room coffee service was nice. Wi-Fi worked well, and was free. Adequate electrical outlets. The Inn is an older property; I stayed there once before, in 1976. The rooms are individual log cabin style duplex cottages. There was adequate hot water. Adequate parking. No noticeable noise from the neighbors.... More 

Thank Richard W
RobertKarriker, Owner at Branding Iron Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. We are indeed one of the original and most respected hotels in town, with "tie hack" cabins built in the 40's and the convenience of modern amenities. We especially enjoy it when guests from days gone by stay with us again. Thank you for choosing the Branding Iron Inn! We hope that you will... More 

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30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015

We stayed here October 5, 2015 despite some shaky TripAdvisor reviews from the prior summer. It is under new management as of September 1 and the changes are impressive and continuing. We found that the management and staff are truly concerned about making their motel a success by addressing customer needs. We would stay again.

1 Thank 769richardlb
RobertKarriker, Owner at Branding Iron Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review, and for noticing our efforts to make impressive and continuing positive changes for our guests. Indeed, our management and staff are concerned that all of our guests experience "5 Star Hospitality at a 3 Star Price." As of the end of March, we have found a new management team who shares our... More 

Ystad, Sweden
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2015

Perfect little motel in quiet and cute Dubois. A very convenient stop on our way to Grand Teton and Yellowstone area with just an hours drive to the eastern entrance of gtnp. The rustique log cabin was neat and clean and was equipped with everything we needed for our stay; a coffee maker, microwave, fridge and wireless internet. Staff were... More 

2 Thank sofiemariana
RobertKarriker, Owner at Branding Iron Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for expressing your satisfaction with your stay. Our goal remains to provide all our guests with "5 Star Hospitality at a 3 Star Price." The owners, new managers, and staff are committed to maintaining our cabins with modern amenities and conveniences, while not compromising the rustic charm of our original "tie hack" cabins built in the 40's, in... More 

Caldwell, Idaho
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2015

Our room was awesome. We really like the friendly staff and rustic cabins. Our cabin was good sized, clean and very comfortable. We travel to or through Dubois, WY quite often. It has always been a great stay!!!

Thank MikeBrownI84
RobertKarriker, Owner at Branding Iron Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for continuing to make the Branding Iron Inn your hotel of choice in Dubois. We really appreciate our frequent guests. We plan to do all we can to make all your subsequent stays with us as awesome as this one, and hope to continue to provide you with "5 Star Hospitality at a 3 Star Price." Please let... More 

Hazen, North Dakota
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviewed 19 September 2015

The Branding Iron Inn is quaint, rustic and quiet. The room was comfortable but outdated. They are dog friendly and that was our main reason for staying at this Inn. The gentleman that greeted us was friendly and very helpful.

Thank MsFMB
RobertKarriker, Manager at Branding Iron Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and the positive comments. Our cabins are designed to be a rustic old west design. We are in the process of upgrading some of our rooms. Thank you, Mike More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Voted Snowmobile Business of the Year for 2016, we are one of Dubois oldest and most respected hotels. Rustic cabins built in the 40's feature all the modern conveniences and amenities. Private park with grills, picnic tables, fire pit, outdoor activities in summer. Free horse corrals for guests! Five Star Hospitality at a Three Star Price. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Branding Iron Inn

Address: 401 W Ramshorn, Dubois, WY 82513
Region: United States > Wyoming > Dubois
Price Range: $72 - $182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Branding Iron Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 22
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“Not good for klds because not very big”
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“Closer to the office if you need wifi, away from the coral to avoid the floodlight.”
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“Room 10 is very nice. Room 40 has an uncomfortable bed.”
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