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“A great stay with a few problems”
Review of Bill Cody Ranch

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Bill Cody Ranch
Ranked #7 of 29 Hotels in Cody
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 June 2008

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.

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Reviewed 21 May 2008

We didn't stay at the resort, but we did go for a 4 hour trail ride with our Wrangler Dion.
What a great day we had. Dion was great. He took great care of us. we had a 10 yrs girl who was scared of riding, Dion was very patient and made her comfortable. I would recommend the Cody Ranch to anyone who wants a great time.

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1  Thank steph4898
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Reviewed 21 August 2007

We (2 adults , 2 teenage children) stayed at this place after reading good reviews at Tripadvisor. It was really worth it - what a great place to stay ! We stayed for two nights - wish it had been longer. It was set in a lovely area - cabins in a remote and quiet location with mountains and fabulous scenery in the background. Cody was about twenty miles one way and Yellowstone about 20 the other - so very good location. We stayed in cabin 7 and it was lovely. Real western feel to it. Ok it could have been a little cleaner - ie cobwebs and a bit of dust - but this didnt spoil it for us - bedding etc was clean and comfortable. This is a ranch and so of course there were horses and horse riding is available. None of us had ridden before but we went for a two hour horse riding trek on morning. What a great experience and what views we had. We had an excellent ride. We took a drive to nearby Cody to eat and also enjoy a rodeo! which was fantastic. Its a lovely place with many amenities. Bill Cody ranch was also our base to see Yellowstone which was ideal. We would thoroughly recommend this place to stay. However I wouldnt recommend you try and find this place in the dark the first time as you could easily miss it - and that would be a tragedy!

  • Stayed: July 2007, travelled with family
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2  Thank JohalDerby
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Reviewed 29 July 2007

I booked a stay after reading up on and talking to the different properties in the area. We had a group of eight; plus motorcycles. This is one place the pictures show it like it is. We stayed at a large house about 5 miles from the " ranch" for 3 nights and 2 nights at the "ranch" for 2 nights. Everything was as advertised and wonderful. The house was fantastic and the cabins were more than you could ask for. All of the staff were great. Most of the employees are younger adults from parts of the U.S. working the area and did the best they could do. I give them credit for the effort, they bounce around jobs daily, so have taken on some responsibility. Across the board, our group found no reason to complain about anything! Heard many compliments about the horse rides quests took. Convenient to Cody and Yellowstone. The only thing I would like different about Bill Cody Ranch and the other properties is the food. What happened to good HOMESTYLE cooking? Not everyone likes spices and sauces. A good steak or fish fillet does not need to be smothered in extras. Tammie, I thank you for a great stay.

  • Stayed: July 2007, travelled with friends
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2  Thank HDWg04
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Reviewed 18 July 2007

We recently stayed at the Bill Cody Ranch near Cody, WY. It was a wonderful experience. People were very friendly. Scenery was awesome. Plan on returning.

  • Stayed: May 2007, travelled with family
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2  Thank kawind
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Reviewed 25 June 2007

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Thank katrinalady
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Reviewed 21 June 2007

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1  Thank DC_tourists
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Additional Information about Bill Cody Ranch

Address: 2604 Yellowstone Hwy, Cody, WY 82414
Region: United States > Wyoming > Cody
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Cody
#5 Romantic Hotel in Cody
Hotel Class:3 star — Bill Cody Ranch 3*
Number of rooms: 17
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 
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