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“rustic cabin in the woods with a short walk to breathtaking scenery”
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Colter Bay Village
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“rustic cabin in the woods with a short walk to breathtaking scenery”
Reviewed 23 August 2009

Our cabin was built in 1922. It was rustic but clean. Bathroom small yes but clean. Heat worked well. Restaurant was surprisingly good. Very short walk to marina where breathtaking views appear. Just lovely. Staff was very helpful and I hear the nightly programs are great although the weather did not cooperate for us to attend. We stayed along time ago at Jackson lake lodge but would stay here instead if we were to come back. Went to jackson lodge for morning breakfast in front of the majestic tetons and some hiking. Would stay at Colter Bay Village again.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with family
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Naperville, IL
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Reviewed 23 August 2009

This was a very nice place to stay. If you book your rooms 6 or more months in advance you can also get better prices.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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Davenport, Iowa
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Reviewed 22 August 2009

We arrive at check in lodge and was greated warmly. Directed to our cabin which was within walking distance of the cafe and store. The one room cabin had very few furnishing but was very clean and well maintained. The beds were cormfortable, however the reading lights over the bed were too low and you could bump your head. We thought the cabins were of good value in price compared to other lodging options. We recommend going to the evening NPS Ranger programs.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Kinnelon, NJ
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Reviewed 19 August 2009

We were disappointed, after having stayed in 2 Roughrider cabins at Roosevelt in Yellowstone, in the Colter Bay cabins. They are basic, but non-descript and without character. We had 2 rooms in 2 different buildings (so much for clarity in the various possible options when you look online, and telephone conversations obviously also did not make it clear that we were a family of 4, looking for 2 rooms in the same bulding or next to each other. When got there, we were in assigned rooms in different buldings, quite a bit separated, with no room to change). Not the end of the world - we were there for 3 nights only. One of the rooms was across from the back entrance to the restaurant, with the constant hum of the airconditioner. It was also noisy: the walls are thin - our neighbor snored. And lastly - getting to the bathroom meant going outside. In itself not a problem, but so did everyone else in our 'unit' and most left the light on and the door open afterwards - e.g. mosquitos in the BR. And - for our room - the need to get up twice in the middle of the night to turn the light off so we could sleep - the curtains did not block the light.
But the Tetons are magnificinet, and we only slept in the rooms. The cabins are OK as long as you do not expect anything more than slightly above camping.

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with family
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BronxMom2
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Reviewed 19 August 2009

We stayed two nights in a tent cabin at Colter Bay Village. These are not for everyone, but for folks who like to tent camp they can't be beat. (Those who don't would probably want to stay somewhere else) For about $60, you get a mostly canvas/partly wooden "cabin", with two sets of fold down bunks (bring your sleeping bags or rent linens there) and a woodstove. There is an outdoor covered deck and fire ring w/picnic table. All on a concrete pad. There are shared toilets like in most campgrounds. Pay showers are pretty good, but a little distance away. Location can't be beat; right in the park, with easy access to all the amenities of the resort village: restaurant, cafe, grocery store, marina. Also near the national park visitor center and Indian Museum.

The tent cabin looks kind of ratty at first site, but we really enjoyed it. My nine year old and five year old totally loved staying in the cabins.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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Denver, CO
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Reviewed 18 August 2009

we stayed one night here b/c we couldn't get a site at jenny lake campground. we got assigned F135 which was right across from the bathroom ($19/night)-- u pay as drive in (CC or cash). apparently this campground does not fill up until early afternoon (2pm)- first come first serve. it was a nice site although we can see our neighbors to our left since trees were not dense enough- but they were far away enough. we had a water spigot right at our site whereas other sites next to us did not. site is spacious and quiet. bathroom had two sinks with mirror, flush toilets. there was a separate room in between men/women bathrooms that had a big sink to do dishwashing, although ur not supposed to. they ask that u wash dishes at your site in pails and then just dump dirty water into this sink.

village is a small town in itself. shower/laundromat, store, gas station, souvenir shop, restaurant/bar. store had everything from packaged meat, veggies, fruits, ice cream, dry foods, drugstore products, alcohol. there is a walking trail around jackson lake-- wear mosquito repellent!!!!! shower is $3.75 for as long as u want. u pay cashier at the front before taking a shower. from what i saw, u can just walk into the shower room and just take a shower without paying. this is a very family-friendly campground. there is a boat marina right on the lake.

beware: if coming from YNP, there is construction on road from south entrance for a few miles. colter bay is ~30 min from south entrance of YNP. it's 30 min from jenny lake campground.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Washington, DC
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Reviewed 17 August 2009

Spent two nights, one in a five bed one room cabin, the other in a four bed two room cabin. Both were great!!!
Okay, bathrooms were small and basic, showers were tight at best, the decorating was a tad outdated, and the views were non-existent.
But, the price was great, the cabins, despite their lackings, were charming, and the location perfect.
Front office was cute, personnel friendly and helpful. Services around the cabin were plentiful (laundry, general store, restaurants). Cabins are a bit close together, but had no issues with noise.
Cabins are a step back to 1930, with log walls and ceilings.
Go in appreciating the past and you won't be disapppointed, and the prices (compared with Xanterra and Yellowstone) are great.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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Property: Colter Bay Village
Address: Grand Teton National Park, WY 83013
Region: United States > Wyoming > Grand Teton National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 14 Speciality Lodging in Grand Teton National Park
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Colter Bay Village 2.5*
Number of rooms: 209
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