We found this property via Trip Advisor, and decided to shy away from the chain places. Good decision. We really enjoyed our brief stay here on our big drive across the West. What this property offers is peace & quiet, a pretty setting, a reasonable price, and the location was ideal for us. We were heading west into Yellowstone Park, so being 12 miles west of Cody was handy. It's in a beautiful setting. If you have some free time you'll enjoy being adjacent to Buffalo Bill State Park. Look that up on the web to see photos...the property is on the west end of the lake, across the creek from the playground/picnic area. There is a walking trail right there that goes around much of the lake. It's a nice bonus to have all this right there.
The photos and descriptions on their website are accurate. The cabin we stayed in was very comfortable and homey, with two beds (queen & double, i think), and a window A/C that worked very well. The room was a good size with a vaulted ceiling, desk, comfy chair, mini-fridge, TV (roughly 27" older glass type) etc. The room key comes attached to a cow tag, which made me smile. The bathroom and linens were clean and fresh; good soaps too. Each cabin appears to have two rooms, and are intelligently designed with the bathrooms sharing the common wall so you won't hear your neighbors and have more quiet and privacy than you'd usually have in a chain hotel. We slept great here, better in fact than in most places. The property is not on the main road, which helps in my opinion. At night it is fantastic: there are no city lights so you really can see the night sky (and the owners were nice enough to put red lights on the cabins so they don't spoil the viewing). We had no problem using our own Verizon aircard for internet access, so didn't try to see if there was wifi.
There are no facilities like a fitness center or pool, or even a lobby. In a setting like this, you don't need that stuff, and Yellowstone NP is one of the best fitness centers anybody could ask for.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Schmalz`s Red Pole Ranch Hotel Cody