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Schmalz's Red Pole Ranch and Motel

#7 of 25 Hotels in Cody
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574 Stagecoach Trail, Yellowstone Park Highway, Cody, WY 82414
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Kerrville, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

When we read the great reviews on this place, we booked a room in the Spring for an October stay. Patty Jo (owner/manager) couldn't have been more helpful, including directing me to the elk herd on her property. We were there on 1 October 2014, and she was up at 1:30 AM running poachers from the ranch. The room was... More 

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Bar Nunn, Wyoming, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

My husband got sick 2 days before we were to leave to go to Red Pole Ranch. When I called to cancel, the lady informed me that I needed to call booking.com. So I called them & the policy is a full 48 hour notice. This is from midnight, not check-in so we had to pay one nights stay. I... More 

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

Funny Thing-just how many customers "have a sickness in the family" just about the time they want to cancel-too late to avoid the 48 hour cancellation policy-I might add! I'm not saying that the person's husband DID NOT get sick at that time-it just seems mighty suspect because it happens to us all the time! We hold these rooms for... More 

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
13 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The rooms were fine. They are clean and bright. The problem us is dinner. There is not much dinning going on in the area around the hotel. You end up driving to and from Cody , this is at least a 14 mile trip one way. So in the end it seems Cody is a more convenient place to spend... More 

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

Sure wish you would've listened to us!? There is a restaurant that is still open only about two miles from the Ranch-at Yellowstone Valley Inn!? Most of the time, when you stay in Cody-you don't even KNOW that you are in the mountains-as you can't even SEE a mountain from most of the motels in town!? If you want to... More 

Dayton, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Great place to stay very clean and comfortable with wonderful views , owners are nice and very helpful. The drive into Yellowstone from here is amazing , would not hesitate to stay here again Pauline and Keith Manser TN.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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53 hotel reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Stayed here for two nights on our recent road trip. We had cabin 8 which had a kitchenette and the most spectacular 180 degree views of the mountains and reservoir. The cabin was very clean and well appointed and there was a nice deck to sit out at night and gaze at the stars including the Milky Way as there... More 

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22 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The accommodation at the Red Pole Ranch is chalet/lodges which are furnished to a high standard with comfy beds, thick carpet and well appointed bathroom. There was a fridge, microwave & toaster in the room so we were able to make breakfast before spending a day in Yellowstone. The cabin also had heating in the main room & bathroom which... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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75 reviews 75 reviews
29 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We couldn't stay there because we had a dog and they don't allow pets (understandable at a guest ranch, because dogs tend to spook horses). Some friends stayed there and we visited them. Their cabin was really great, and the scenery is just out of this world. It almost made me wish we'd left the dog at home.

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Salt Lake City
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105 reviews 105 reviews
29 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Patty Jo runs the place and makes you feel like favorite family members. Rooms are clean, comfortable and individually decorated, a welcome break from the anonymity of chain hotels. The location about a half mile off the highway overlooking the Cody reservoir at the foot of the mountains has simply spectacular views. Herd of antelope was grazing just across the... More 

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skiatook
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I can't think of a negative thing to say about this place. Everything was clean comfortable and we'll kept. Great views and great location. This will be where we stay if ever in area again. Would have loved to meet the owners but the caretaker was very friendly and pleasant.

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Kitchener, Canada
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11 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We stayed here on our way to Yellowstone in August 2014. We had been on the road for 10 hours and very tired. Patty Jo was so bright and cheerful and lifted us out of our "tired mode". The cabin was very clean and we sat and enjoyed an evening coffee on the outdoor chairs enjoying the beautiful views. I... More 

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