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 room. I thought we would have wifi in the lobby (I thought I had read that) but the only thing available was the use of their laptop which was fine for checking email. There was no cell service but just up the road towards Cody we were able to use our cell and also access the internet via iphones.
One thing we did love was their restaurant. We had a fantastic dinner the first night and ordered cinnamon rolls for the next morning as we were leaving before the dining room was open. They had them ready to go as scheduled. And they were the biggest cinnamon rolls I've ever seen. Loved the orange cranberry. We couldn't even finish them and could have split one! We also had breakfast in the dining room the next morning. Forgot her name, but loved the waitress (she was from SLC).
They also have a huge lobby/sitting area with a nice bar. Did enjoy a beer from a local brewery.
We also met Ray, who is a photographer and also helps them out at the lodge. He gave us some tips on where to go to possibly see local animals. He was a really nice man.
My only minor complaint would be whoever is doing the housekeeping needs a refresher course. Nothing was dusted and on returning in the early evening from our day out to the park, the only thing was cleaned in the room was making the bed. The coffee pot never tended too, trash still in the containers, etc.
And, I did enjoy the owner, Debbie (her husband was out of town). We sat in their bar, had a beer and nice conversations.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Elephant Head Hotel Cody