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“Ideal lodging in Yellowstone” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Old Faithful Snow Lodge and Cabins

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Old Faithful Snow Lodge and Cabins
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“Ideal lodging in Yellowstone”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2006

My family (hub and grown son) and I spent 2 nights at the Old Faithful Snow Lodge as our base for touring Yellowstone NP. Our room was clean, modern, had nice wildlife touches and the beds were comfortable. Add to that the location - just across the road from Old Faithful itself and pretty central for most of the park's attractions - geysers, mud-pots and wildlife. There were 2 gift shops in the vicinity - both with a good variety of goods - and, in one of the stores, there was a convenience food section, also with a good variety of goods. This store came in handy when the Obsidian Dining Room was full and we didn't want to wait an hour to eat! It was also preferable to the cafeteria. We would love to return to Yellowstone one day - and, if we do, we would be more than happy to stay at the Snow Lodge.

  • Stayed July 2006
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Delaware, OH
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2006

The Snow Lodge was a vast improvement over the accommodations we were previously in at West Yellowstone. We were so glad to move into a place within the Park. We stayed here two nights and very much enjoyed it. The atmosphere and decor of the Snow Lodge greatly enhanced our Yellowstone experience and the little bit extra money it cost us to stay there was very much worth it. We were able to walk to see the Old Faithful geyser erupt, with our kids in their jammies and all ready for bed. What a great way to end the day. It was so convenient to stay there and eliminated a significant amount of driving to get into and out of the Park. The room was clean and quiet (we were on the first floor), and tastefully appointed, and it was an easy walk from our room to two restaurants (connected to the lodge) and gift shopts, etc. The lobby was elegant and rustic, soft music playing, plenty of seating for a relaxing break. We would (and will) definitely stay there again, and probably won't ever stay anywhere else when we return to Yellowstone, unless it is backcountry camping when our kids are older.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2006

We stayed in a Frontier Cabin for 2 nights (6/25 and 26). They are motel style units in sets of 2. As with most lodging in the park, it is very basic. My friend did enjoy the cabin look of the inside of the unit.

Our unit was a little dusty on the inside with some old spider webs and stuff. Its not something I usually notice but I didn't find it to be a big deal. The cabins are located away from what I would call the craziness of the Old Faithful area which is a short walk away.

The only downfall to the area is the cafeteria wasn't open for breakfast. We did come upon the Geyser Grill before we left for Teton which is similar and had breakfast there.

Like I said, these are very basic units and they worked fine for us. Room had a large vanity area and a table as well.

If you want something with a little more luxury, you could try the Snow Lodge but we weren't willing to spend the extra $100 when all we wanted was a bed and clean shower.

  • Stayed June 2006
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2006

For $85+ tax, my Snow Lodge cabin was a good deal. But I'm glad I only stayed one night. While there are some great geyser trail walks in the park, and Old Faithful is fun, Old Faithful Village is remarkably dreary. The Snow Lodge cabins are certainly on the dreary side: no landscaping, and mine was next to the gas station. But, inside, the cabin was larger than most and reasonably furnished (no charm, but more than adequate).

The Snow Lodge itself is much newer, and if you didn't have to pay a lot more to stay in it (I think you do), would be a better choice than the cabins. Obsidian restaurant has good food but untrained staff can lead to loooong delays. Breakfast buffet is uninspired but fairly priced and quick.

My advice would be to stay as long as you need to to see Old Faithful area, and then move on to other accomodations in the park. I would not make this place a base to see the whole park, as Old Faithful Village is a little bleak and overcrowded.

Stayed June 2006
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2006

My family of 4, wife, husband, 2 kids, 16 and 11 really enjoyed Snow Lodge. It is a lovely facility. Very new and modern. The rooms, while small are arranged nicely and the storage space is good. Room has 2 double beds with locker style closets on either side. Room has a desk and chair and an additional chair in the corner. The sink is outside the bathroom and has a shelf above and below for toiletries. The tub/toilet area is large. There is a hair dryer in the room. There is a shelf that runs the perimeter of the room that I found quite handy. The laundry is on the second floor and is wonderful. It has 4 washers and 6 dryers. Cost: $1.25 a load. Change machine located there as well. It is open to everyone in the park, so plan ahead. It is open from 8 am to 10 pm - locked the rest of the time. (Canyon was supposed to have a laundry but it was closed because the campground was closed- call ahead) Some evenings there is entertainment in the lobby. The building is not well marked, so when you find it, just locate a parking space anywhere you can and go on in. It sits off and behind the general store. You can walk easilly to Old Faithful and do the geyser trails from there. The Obsidian restaurant is very good, but pricey. The grill is good, reasonably priced. We didn't try the cafeteria.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2006

Enjoyed a two night stay at the Old Faithful Snow Lodge 12/13th May 2006. Appeared to be quite new building with very pleasant public areas and very clean rooms. All the staff were accomodating and friendly. The park was supurb and mid May seemed to be a good time to visit, not too busy and most roads open.

  • Stayed May 2006
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2006

Just got back from a 4 night stay. We were very pleased with the hotel, the rooms, and the food at the Obsidian. The location can't be beat, and we went before the mad rush of tourist season. The rooms were comfortable. Yes, the food is a little pricey, but most things are pricey in a tourist area. We got to see Old Faithful perform it's dazzling show in the morning, evening, in good weather, and in snow. It is centrally located to many of the attractions. We did have a problem with our hotel room door (the electronic key thing). Management was gracious and attentive, and solved our problem. The staff was great, and performed well above expectations. Would definitely stay again!!!!

  • Stayed May 2006
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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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
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 6 Hotels in Yellowstone National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Old Faithful Snow Lodge and Cabins 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
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