We'd never been to the Lamar Valley area of Yellowstone, despite living in Idaho Falls, ID for 5 years. Cooke City is right outside (4 miles actually) the park's NE entrance. Decided to spend the night based on Trip Advisor reviews. Nice place, not fancy, pretty basic in most respects. but the owners are really friendly and Cooke City (pop 124) is just charming. Cooke City itself is about 2 blocks long, so everything's close to everything. Room was clean, neat. Can be a little noisy if you stay on lower level and someone's above you, but no big deal. The charm of Cooke City (an 1898 mining town) makes up for it. The bison roaming the street was pretty cool too. Pet friendly as well.
- 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
- Cooke City's Elk Horn Lodge Montana