It's hard to pick a place over the Internet; but, after seeing the website and talking with the owners last winter, I made reservations at Absaroka. Physically, the setting is beautiful. It is nestled between two buttes and does have a stream running through it.
Sometimes, problems can be avoided by being up front with them. I had been warned the cabin was tiny. The curtains did not cover the window. The place smelled moldy. There was one 40 watt lamp. I was not told there was no water and that the pump was down when we checked in. I was tired and dirty and I wanted to wash my hands. I couldn't because there wasn't any water. Neither was there a plastic cup or soap. I was told the water would be back on soon and it was. I was told there was supposed to be plastic cups and soap and they appeared during dinner. In order to ride, you have to sign up the night before. We were never asked if we were interested. The employees raced up and down the dry, dusty, dirt/gravel road in golf carts,regardless of the fact we were walking in their dust. It appeared to me that the food in the restaurant is purchased precooked and heated on the premises. I would not describe the food as home cooked or tastey. Since the east entrance to Yellowstone is closed from 8P.M. to 8A.M. for serious road construction (it took 1 hour and 30 minutes to get from the entrance to Fishing Bridge, this place is inconveniently located , the family owners were not pleasant it is not worth the effort to get there.
- Also Known As:
- Absaroka Mountain Hotel Cody
- Absaroka Mountain Lodge Cody, Wyoming