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Elephant Head Lodge

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1170 Yellowstone Hwy, 1170 North Fork Hwy, Cody, WY 82414
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was a great place to stay! We did not make lodging plans before our trip and luckily they had 1 cabin available. It was pricier than we were hoping, but I think it was reasonable for prices we found for cabins in the area and we got the great cabin experience we wanted. The cabin was too large for... More 

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Cuero, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our stay was amazing! The staff greeted us with smiles upon our arrival! The wind whistling through the quaking aspens, the quiet retreat, the fishing and eating our catch, the "Goldilocks and 3 bears" style cabin was a dream...rustic and just perfect! This east entrance to the park is most impressive and being 11 miles from that entrance was amazing.... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the Lobo and the cottage was clean and quant. There was not much to choose from because of location and minimal restaurants so we chose this lodge because they served dinner and breakfast. Upon arrival they were not serving dinner and the breakfast was continental but you still had to pay $8. There was no wifi, phone... More 

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Mullica Hill, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located 11 miles fro the east entrance to Yellowstone .Easy ride back to hotel after a day exploring the park. Rooms are clean but rustic. Our queen size bed was in the corner. The toilet an sink were close together so there was adaptions to be made for comfort. in both area, But the fresh air from the open windows... More 

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Casper, Wyoming, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here on a mini vacation to Yellowstone. The cabins were nice and fairly comfortable however the description said the cabin would sleep 7 but it should have said 4 adults and 3 children as two of the beds were to short for anyone over 6 foot. The restaurant left lots to be desired. Food was cold and not consistent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

We decided to to go to Yellowstone National Park on a family trip. Instead of staying inside the park we elected to stay near the eastern gate at the Elephant Head Lodge. We are really glad we did. The lodge is scenic, rustic, homey and has everything you need. We stayed in the "Homesteader" room which was a log cabin... More 

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El Paso, Texas, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

The next best thing to camping in Yellowstone. Nothing fancy but clean, very peaceful, staff nice and accommodating, and only 11 miles outside of the East Entrance. There is a restaurant which was okay but we did a lot of our own meals, which I preferred. We were in the Rendevous cabin - could use a full size fridge/freezer and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

This place is located close to Yellowstone National Park and Cody, Wyoming. Kevin, who is 1/2 Shoshone indian, and his wife run a very clean and charming Lodge and cabins. My wife and I stayed there in 2008 with our 3 small children and her parents. Our cabin had a loft that the 3 children slept in and there were... More 

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DeWitt, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

My wife and I have an item on our bucket list to visit as many National parks and monuments as we can and are still able to travel. We were visiting yellowstone National Park and found that we needed a place to spend the night after seeing the park all day. My wife found Elephant head lodge in the AAA... More 

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Such a pleasure to meet you guys. Glad you found our unique, hidden place away from the crowds. Thank you for your kind words. Hope our paths across again. It was an honor to help complete your bucket list. More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We made a reservation request for this hotel for a one night stay in August. As we didn't get a confirmation, we cancelled the next day in the morning. We received a confirmation the same day we cancelled but in the evening. The hotel had charged the full amount of the deposit. After complaining by email, Debbie refunded part of... More 

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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 

Additional Information about Elephant Head Lodge

Address: 1170 Yellowstone Hwy, 1170 North Fork Hwy, Cody, WY 82414
Location: United States > Wyoming > Cody
Price Range: $137 - $356 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
Also Known As:
Elephant Head Hotel Cody
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