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Boonville, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we first checked in, the realization of no cell service, no tv was scary! Ultimately, so wonderful to be able to unplug and enjoy our surroundings and each other. The cabins were nice and comfortable. The dining room was awesome both for breakfast and dinner ( they also packed us a sack lunch for our day in the park).... More 

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07EHL, Owner at Elephant Head Lodge, responded to this review

We offer that true vacation away from the busy life-styles out there. We love to care for our guests. Thanks for coming, and hope to see you again. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had spent a long day at Yellowstone fighting traffic and crowds and hadn't yet booked a place. From 4 pm on, we had no cell service. We were also traveling with our dog. We left the park around 8 pm and saw a lodge with a vacancy sign. They were full after all but called places down the road... More 

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07EHL, Owner at Elephant Head Lodge, responded to this review

We are a hidden treasure with the beauty of peace and quiet away from the crowds. Glad you enjoyed us and hope our paths meet again sometime. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

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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Thank Sarah H
07EHL, Owner at Elephant Head Lodge, responded to this review

We do have a computer available for that basic internetting needed. Yes we get to unplug from the hassle of the outside world and are able to offer a true vacation. Hope to see you again sometime - thanks for coming. More 

Cuero, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 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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07EHL, Owner at Elephant Head Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words. We do have a special place here. Glad we could share it. Hope to see you again some time. More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 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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Thank Jessica H
07EHL, Owner at Elephant Head Lodge, responded to this review

Sorry if we were not serving dinner when you got here - but I believe in taking care of my employees and they need time off too. The continental breakfast was a choice of a $6 or $8 choice depending on the food offering. We wanted to offer something for our guests, but allow employees time off. Otherwise we generally... More 

Mullica Hill, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

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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07EHL, Owner at Elephant Head Lodge, responded to this review

Yes, we are that short trip from Yellowstone - very enjoyable especially if looking for beautiful country and wildlife viewing potential. We are a historic lodge, so the cabins run on the small side, but we do have larger cabins for those who need more space. Fresh air and animals are a plus here. Technology is available in moderation. We... More 

Casper, Wyoming, United States
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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 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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07EHL, Owner at Elephant Head Lodge, responded to this review

All of our cabins are unique and have their own qualities. The cabins are historic and run on the small side, as is stated in our advertising and website. We do have cabins to accommodate taller people and different bed arrangements. Bed arrangements are described in advertising, and can be discussed with a phone call. #12 Homesteader is for a... More 

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22 hotel reviews
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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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07EHL, Owner at Elephant Head Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing out the joy, peace and quiet of our lodge. Glad we helped you have an enjoyable stay. Hope our paths cross again. More 

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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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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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 N Fork Hwy, 1170 North Fork Hwy, Cody, WY 82414-7879
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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