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“True western hospitality at Rivera Lodge!”
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Rivera Lodge
Ranked #2 of 10 Pinedale B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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Austin, Texas
2 reviews
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“True western hospitality at Rivera Lodge!”
Reviewed August 3, 2012

Five family members used Rivera Lodge as base camp to prepare for a 5-day llama trip into the Gros Ventre Wilderness, and we couldn't have found a more gracious hostess than Emi! She welcomed us, provided clean, comfortable cabins for three nights, and greeted us each morning with coffee and a freshly made breakfast with eggs, meat, fresh fruit bowl, yoghurt, sweet breads, and cereal. My husband and I delighted in being able to keep windows and door open each night, falling asleep under down comforters to the sound of the nearby creek. Emi and Rivera Lodge are the best in western hospitality!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Basingstoke
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

Sadly we only stopped off briefly at Rivera Lodge in Pinedale as we were on our way to Jackson from Moab. Lovely setting next to the river where we paddled in the refreshing water and barbecued our supper on the BBQ provided. Delicious pancakes for breakfast and a very comfortable night in the Cabin. Woudl love to return and explore the area more one day. Thanks Emi.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

My brother, sister-in-law, neice and her husband stayed for three nights in two cabins at Rivera Lodge and we loved our time there. The rooms are clean, comfortable, and provide so much more than a hotel room. The breakfast served by the owner, Emi, each morning was wonderful; the creek running behind the hotel provided a soothing lullaby each night; and the sighting one evening of a moose and her baby were special treats. Emi was so gracious and accommodating that you felt like a guest in her home, rather than a stranger passing by. If you are in the area, don't pass up the opportunity to stay here!

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Westport, Connecticut
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

My wife and I were driving randomly during a vacation in Wyoming.We did not want to stay in Jackson so we drove on. We saw many cheap looking motels at the entrance to Pinedale, but soon later we encountered this unassuming bed and breakfest next to a rumbling creek. The owner (Emi) was extremely friendly and pleasant, the guests we encountered were raving about it. We spent one night in it. This place could not be rated by the number of stars it carries, however the experience was outstanding.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Sonora, California
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

My son and I recently had the pleasure of returning to my hometown for a Class and Family Reunion. I was very pleased that we got to stay for a 2nd time at the Rivera Lodge. The owner Emi was prompt in returning my emails and advised that the cabin my Family stayed in 5 years ago happened to be available and she had remembered our stay, (which had only been 2 nts.) This time we got to stay for 6nts and loved every minute of it. The only down part was we were so busy we didn't get to just relax and enjoy staying there. Emi is a wonderful hostess and cooks the best breakfasts for you right in her kitchen. She and her adorable companion Bird are very knowledgeable about the area, and I should know, I grew up there. I would highly reccommend a stay here. Pinecreek is right outside the back side of the Lodge and with the windows open at night, you listen to the flowing glacier lake water lull you to sleep. thanks Emi & Bird

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Catskill, New York
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Reviewed July 15, 2012

Spent 2 days with Emi and Bird between Colorado and Jackson. Emi is a gracious host, excellent chef, and wonderful tour guide. The hike she recommended to Natural Bridge was one of the highlights of entire vacation. We are so grateful for all she did to make our stay in Pinedale extraordinary. Thanks, Emi!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Keene, New Hampshire
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Reviewed July 15, 2012

We spent two nights at Rivera Lodge and found it comfortable, charming, clean, restful. Emi and her laid-back dog, Bird, are a quiet presence: Emi is there when you need her, never intrusive, but ready to help when needed. She advised us on hikes and other attractions and loaned us cans of bear spray that she had on hand. Our room was cozy, immaculate, well-equipped, comfortable. There were little extras (wine glasses, welcoming homemade gingersnaps, for example) that indicate a thoughtfulness that goes beyond the norm. Homemade breakfast was amazing both mornings. There are places to sit in the front room for those who prefer to be alone, and the big kitchen table where we had interesting conversations with other travelers. We want to return!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Rivera Lodge

Property: Rivera Lodge
Address: 422 W. Marilyn St., P.O. Box 1895, Pinedale, WY 82941
Location: United States > Wyoming > Pinedale
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Pinedale
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Rivera Lodge Bed & Breakfast rests along the banks of Pine Creek and is located in the heart of Pinedale, Wyoming. Spend the evening in a quiet, rustic room along the creek and enjoy our full hot breakfast in the morning. Private cabins with full kitchens also available. ... more   less 

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