We stayed here two nights and had a great time. The cabins are log cabin type and decorated from the fifties, but adequate. Nice game room for the kids, little bar, dining room open for breakfast and dinner, great location exactly half way between Cody and Yellowstone. We took the two hour trail ride in the morning and it was very nice, great scenery. We were all beginners, and at some spots I felt it wasn't a "beginner" trail. At one point my saddle slipped and I nearly fell off, on the side of a cliff!! very scary, but if it had been a truly beginner trail we wouldn't have been on the side of a cliff, right? Scenery here and throughout the Wapiti Valley to Yellowstone is breathtaking. FYI, the scenery flattens out to the "wide open spaces" just beyond Bill Cody Ranch to Cody, so the best scenery in the valley is definitely between BCR and the YS entrance. Dinner one night was a BBQ picnic by the little river that runs through the property. We felt it was very average and it was like $80 for our family, not worth it. The other problem was that our bathroom was not clean when we arrived, I eneded up cleaning it up myself upon checking in at 9pm, not good. However, I have to credit Sarah at the front desk for making things right. When I told her about it the next morning, she apologized profusely, gave us free dinner and a couple tee shirts, offered us a bottle of wine. Very apologetic and sweet.
In general, despite these couple things, I would recommend. The staff was very friendly, cabins adequate if rustic, wranglers and horses were friendly, scenery breathtaking, and service was great. Nice place for kids with the game room, horse stables, a friendly "wild" turkey on the grounds to chase, and cliffs to climb. Had a very nice time, 20 quick minutes into Cody.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A guest ranch located in the Shoshone National Forest between Cody, WY and the East Entrance of Yellowstone. Lodging, trail Rides, and dining available to guests and to the public. Est. 1925. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bill Cody Ranch Hotel Cody
- Bill Cody Hotel
- Bill Hotel Cody
- Bill Cody Ranch Wyoming