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Schmalz's Red Pole Ranch and Motel

574 Stagecoach Trail, Yellowstone Park Highway, Cody, WY 82414
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Ranked #6 of 25 hotels in Cody
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
DanB124 Kaukauna, WI
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Kaukauna, WI
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights on our travels from South Dakota to Yellowstone. We walked into the cabin and immediately fell in love. We had unit #8 which had firm comfortable beds, a king size bed, bunk beds (worked great for our 2 boys), kitchenette with 2 fridges, stovetop, even stocked some food staples in the cupboards. Had a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I had spent the day at Yellowstone and really needed an affordable nice place. This was exactly that. Our room was very clean and homey. We just loved the cabins and decorations. The service was really great! And we even got to see deer grazing right out front. It's a little out of the way but definitely... More

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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We stayed two nights. The place was at full occupancy but I would have never guessed. Our room was quiet even though we had a family right next door. Absolutely no road noise. Sad to say the smoke from the western fires limited our views but it was still spectacular. Peggy Jo, the owner, is a treasure, probably the most... More

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schmalzie, Owner at Schmalz's Red Pole Ranch and Motel, responded to this review

Her name is PATTY Jo, and I too know what a TREASURE she is-I am married to her!! Sure wish we could have gotten that OTHER STAR from you folks-Patty works so hard for it! The smoke was coming from Canada (brought here by the natural wind currents from the North), and kind've "out of our control", and the remoteness... More

Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My husband and I went on our honeymoon to Yellowstone National Park. We stayed at this quiet, clean motel for two nights and it was perfect! Motel is located between Yellowstone and the beautiful town of Cody, Wyoming. We stopped at the Buffalo Bill dam on the way to Cody and it was amazing. great trip! We highly recommend this... More

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JEFFERSON
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We have visited Cody many times in the past but always chose to stay in town. On this trip, we decided to try the Red Pole Ranch. We checked in at 2 PM and made a brief stop at our cabin before heading into Cody. The room was nicely appointed. The beds were inviting, including a welcoming stuffed moose on... More

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schmalzie, Owner at Schmalz's Red Pole Ranch and Motel, responded to this review

Sure wish we could have gotten that OTHER Star from you folks-maybe you'll come back and we can earn it next time!? Thanks for coming! More

Red Lodge, Montana
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We are unable to rate the property, just our experience when we called wanting more information and wanting to book a room. The woman who picked up said she was the owner, was very short and ill tempered with me. I tried to be polite and ask my question about the rooms, but was interrupted by her outburst about a... More

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schmalzie, Owner at Schmalz's Red Pole Ranch and Motel, responded to this review

I am not sure just WHO this person was calling, or WHO she ended up on the phone with, but it sure wasn't anyone around our ranch! We have yet to find ANYONE who had that kind of answer from an "owner" at our place!? If this person was INSISTENT that she be allowed to bring a Pet along-well, I... More

Springfield, Tennessee, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We have been on the road for about 12 days. This was one of our favorite overnight stops. We had been touring The Grand Tetons and Yellowstone and then drove down to Cody. The cabins were nicely done and the beds are wonderful!!! We opened our windows during the night and the room felt wonderful! The shower is great and... More

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old river ,texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

my family and I have been staying at the red pole ranch every summer for years, Don and Patty jo the owners are two of the finest people you will ever meet. they go above and beyond to make your stay the most comfortable and memorable and are at your beck and call 24/7. we had some friends with us... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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70 reviews 70 reviews
23 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The Red Pole Ranch is in a nice location on the road to Yellowstone, but it is not a ranch. It is a motel consisting of a few cottages behind a public park. The entrance is a typical Western ranch gate, but the only “cattle” we saw were a few deer that came to graze on their lawn. There were... More

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schmalzie, Owner at Schmalz's Red Pole Ranch and Motel, responded to this review

This person is bound and determined to destroy us! She stayed here nearly a year ago, after which she bragged about what a wonderful time she had here, how she was coming back, and just couldn't say enough about the accomodations and her "wonderful stay"!! During the winter, she asked us to send her "Wild Game Meat"! We instantly told... More

Lombard, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We stayed at the Red Pole Ranch for five days in September, 2013. It was completely quiet - the only sound was the elk bugling and clumping around at night! My wife heard them right outside the cabin! Early one morning we saw a herd of antelope running a few hundred yards away in the park. The cabin was perfectly... More

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Address: 574 Stagecoach Trail, Yellowstone Park Highway, Cody, WY 82414
Location: United States > Wyoming > Cody
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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We are located in the East Yellowstone Valley between Cody Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park. We specialize in overnight stays with special longer stay rates, Weddings, Family Reunions, and Memorial Services. Lofty snow-capped peaks are visible across the valley from the Ranch! ... more   less 
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