actually it pains me a little to write such a negative review because the staff that work here are so nice and the food so excellent. but, this site is all about comparing notes and saving other travelers the bad experiences we have and sharing the great finds. it's not that this place is a nightmare and it has some potential, but it's so badly maintained and shabby. i read one review saying it was picturesque but i hardly found that to be the case. interiors are nice enough but there has been no attempt at landscaping or making the grounds look nice. quite the opposite it looks like an overgrown, neglected junkyard. there's no view other than the embankment of the highway. upon arrival and check in you'll see a sign (paraphrasing) "business hours subject to change during hunting season. and it's no joke. the owners make it abundantly clear their going hunting is more important than your stay. i got tired of squashing roaches in the restaurant and my room. when i told holly (one of the owners) of this problem she became very angry. her defense was to say there's no such thing as cockroaches in wyoming and implied it was me that had the problem. regardless, am i to take comfort the huge cockroach shaped, cockroach colored, cockroach behaving bugs in the restaurant, crawling on my luggage, my towels, the walls, the ceiling, the bed are not in fact cockroaches? just some other huge roach like bug? this is supposed to be a hunter's retreat, a rustic cabin, and i like those and look for just those places to stay. this is just a really bad example of one. i'm perfectly comfortable in a tent and a sleeping bag, too so i don't have to have modern comforts. but, if you're going to pay ~$170+ dollars a night you really should get alot more. here, you won't get tv, internet, cellphone reception, news, weather reports, room cleaning, the simplest ammenities like a night light, shampoo...and i'm fine with that but don't charge me an arm and a leg for a dirty, run-down, bug infested room and be dismissive and unhospitable. sorry staff, you were great and i really do not want this to reflect on the staff or chefs who are outstanding. the owners have bought a local ski lift and 2 other small lodges which will be opening later so be sure you find out if where you book is the same operation. oh, beautiful area. i highly recommend big horn but there's far more reasonably priced full service hotels, lodges and cheap camping to be had in the area. it's really not any closer staying here than in buffalo or elsewhere either.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mountain recreation in the beautiful Bighorn National Forest and Bighorn Mountains in northern Wyoming. Cabins, guide and outfitter Services, hunting, guided fishing trips, horseback riding, pack trips and drop camps. ... more less
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- South Fork Mountain Lodge Buffalo, Wyoming