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Old Faithful Snow Lodge and Cabins
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“Cabins -- clean, simple, spacious, good value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

This was our second stay in the Western cabins near Old Faithful Inn. It's a perfect location -- just a short walk to the lovely lobby at the Snow Lodge -- and a slightly longer walk to the incredible Old Faithful Inn (which hosts a really good restaurant) and, of course, Old Faithful itself. Walking and hiking is spectacular. We love visiting the park in the fall -- other tourists are at a minimum and game viewing is prime. The Western cabins are simple -- two beds, a table and two chairs, a basic sink area with separate room for bath/shower/toilet and a large closet. They also have two large screened windows that open to let in the crisp fall air (and there is electric heat if the air is a little too crisp!) The Western cabins are roomy, bright and spotlessly clean. With a longer stay (e.g., 4+ nights), you're likely to be assigned one of the fringe cabins -- nicer because you have fewer neighbors. Last year, I was sitting on the porch when a herd of bison ambled through, flowing around the cabin like it was an island in a river. How cool is that!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

We stayed here two nights at the end of September. The hotels in the park are a bit pricey, but, it is so convenient to be close to everything. The room was clean, comfortable and roomy. The decor was "western simple". Front desk staff members and housekeeping staff were very friendly and helpful. A negative - wifi was expensive. Given the rate of the room, you would expect free wifi. The location is great...a quick walk to Old Faithful, the visitors center and all the activities. The lobby is welcoming, with a nice fireplace and a comfortable seating area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

We stayed for the last three nights of the season so nothing much was open, but even so we still had a lovely time. The location is fantastic, with only a short walk to the upper geyser basin and just off the lower grand loop road. The lodge itself looks lovely and is charmingly decorated, with a big open fire in the lobby. We stayed in a double queen bed room, which was a good size, very clean and well-laid out. There was no TV, which we found to be a plus. The only problem with the room is that wifi is charged extra and is very expensive.

Food was served in the Obsidian restaurant and was very tasty. There was usually a wait for dinner, particularly if you went later in the evening, but the wait was never too long and the hotel has a good system in place for letting you know when a table is ready.

The accommodation is certainly expensive, but is worth it for the great location. For a special few nights, we found this to be good value.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2012

The cabin was clean, comfortable and very spacious. It was quiet as well. You could hear the showers of your neighbours but all got quiet to the right time. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The forecourt could be made a bit more attractive. It was just gravel all around.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

I found this to be the best lodging in the park. Since the hotel is so new, the rooms are nice and clean. No air conditioning in the park so be prepared to be a bit warm at night. Nice bench to stop and put shoes off and on when you first walk in the room. Mini-fridge is nice. Yes, lodging isn't cheap and you are paying for the location, but for us it was worth it.

Restaurants in this area aren't that great. The fast food joint in this hotel is pretty awful; service is really bad. The main dining in this hotel is very average. The food at the Old Faithful Inn was not that great for the expensive price. The food in the cafeteria was awful.

I am surprised by the complaints of no internet, TV, etc. In our experience, many national park lodges don't offer these type of amenities. If you are a person who cannot disconnect for a few days, you may want to avoid the national parks. The lodging and food are overpriced, amenities sparse, etc, but that is the price, minor in my opinion, to pay to be in the thick of nature.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

My family and I had a very pleasant stay at the cabins. These were built in the late eighties and I actually appreciate the "out-dated" decor because it gives the feel of roughing it out in the wild with the convenience of bathrooms, four walls and heating. Our cabin was on the outermost area of the hotels and hence it was quiet. From my window in the morning, I could see bison and coyotes roaming around outside before the crowds come in. This is one of the reasons one should stay within the park, granted that it is a little more expensive. Importantly, it gives you more time to roam within the park. The beds were a little uncomfortable but it did not really bother me too much. It was minimal and I was even surprised it came with a coffee maker.

In short: it all depends on one's expectations on how you want your stay to be. If you want a little more luxury, than go with the lodge room at the main building. I enjoyed it, but my daughter thinks the cabin is "creepy." I think she really means outdated but she got over it pretty quickly.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

I can't fault the room. It was good in every respect. We went in September and paid $263.00 a night - room only! As with many hotels in famous locations in the US, it is run by Xanterra and they obviously think they can charge what they like, as they have a monopoly. They should not forget that WE HAVE A CHOICE! We stayed for two nights and then went to the Best Western in Gardiner (see separate review).

Room Tip: We asked for a second floor room, but our request was ignored. I don't know what you have to do...
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Property: Old Faithful Snow Lodge and Cabins
Address: 2305 Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
Location: United States > Wyoming > Yellowstone National Park
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Hotel Class:3 star — Old Faithful Snow Lodge and Cabins 3*
Number of rooms: 100
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