I am a bit amazed that previous reviewers have awarded this inn an "excellent" rating. It may very well be the best in Cooke City, for all I know, but it most certainly is not an excellent hotel. It is a clean but somewhat dowdy and dated property that recalls some of the roadside "motels" of the 50s and the 60s. It consists of two one unit cabins and a two story structure containing 6 units for a total of 8 units. I stayed in one of the units on the upper floor of the two story structure. The bathroom was tiny and the wash basin was in a corner of the bedroom. There was no closet. There were two queen sized beds, an antiquated T.V., two old chairs, and a table. The word "lodge" suggests spacious grounds and a grand hotel in a rustic style. This inn has no grounds at all. It is located as close to streets as possible on two sides and it is built to the lot line line on the other two sides. From my room I looked out on a tiny parking apron for the guests and a city street. From the back of my room I looked out on the parking lot of the Alpine Motor Hotel. I could hear any activity in the parking lot from my room. This hotel is certainly okay as a place to stay for a night on the way in or out of Yellowstone, but don't kid yourself that it is anything special.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Elk Horn Lodge is a family owned and operated business located on Main Street, mid-town in Cooke City. We offer cozy cabins with kitchenettes as well as deluxe motel rooms. All units have two beds, full bath, Flat Screen TV'S, Direct TV, WIFI, small refrigerator, microwave, coffee maker, hair dryers and are non-smoking and no pets. We also have a gas grill and outdoor hot tub available for your use. The Elk Horn Lodge is your perfect basecamp for Yellowstone National Park and the Beartooth Mountains. We are open year around and always offer reasonable rates. We are the only AAA approved lodging in the area. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cooke City`s Elk Horn Hotel Cooke City