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“Elk View Visit July 27-August 2 2013” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Elk View Inn
Lincoln, Nebraska
1 review
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“Elk View Visit July 27-August 2 2013”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

There are only 3 resorts from which to choose in the Bighorns - all owned by the same family - so your choices are limited. I am rating this based on those facts, and not in comparison to a hotel in Chicago or NYC.
The Inn: Rooms were relatively clean and had benefit of daily housecleaning. Toilet ran continually, but manager Cory at least tried to fix it. Swallows have nests in several areas on resort and there are layers of droppings in front of the doors. Again, I'm here fishing only and it didn't bother me much, but there's zero apparent effort on the part of the resort staff to pressure wash these areas or discourage the Swallows from nesting in these areas to begin with. Their Owl decoys are sitting in the bar area! Doh!

The Lounge:

Food is prepared by experienced chefs and was high quality.

Cocktails are served promptly by an attentive bar staff with several local beers on tap. Our favorite employees were Nicole and Frank - two engaging and intelligent folks Elk View is lucky to count on as the backbone of the operation. Nicole also works with the Forestry Service at the Medicine Wheel. I strongly recommend visiting the Wheel and making a good donation - their operation relies solely on this funding!

Summary: Consider your location and the scarcity of goods/services and Elk View is a solid stay. The highlight of our trips remains in the lounge, however. Engage Frank in a sci-fi conversation for a real treat.

Room Tip: Keep a pair of binoculars handy to spot Elk across hwy 14 up on the ridge! Spend as much time as po...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Smilyncor, Manager at Elk View Inn, responded to this review, 16 August 2013
Thank you for staying with us and giving us your response. There are some good fishing holes in the area, I hope you found them.

The swallows are a pain to say the least. During their construction we continually tried to knock and spray down the nets. It wasn't until they started laying eggs that we stopped. Once eggs are laid, they are protected and we have to live with them. Fortunately, they are only on the property about 3 months. The hotel porch gets power washed once a week and hand sprayed down twice a week. I have been hand spraying daily now. Unfortunately, within 2 hours of washing down it is usually back to looking bad. The bar door is a bad spot but Frank himself uses the power washer once a week to keep it clean. (Good power washer as well as a bartender)

Was your toilet the one that filled slow and I fixed it so good (LOL) that it then ran all the time? We fixed the float and now it's fine.

Again, thank you for your review. It gives us a chance to find out how we are doing and fix the things we might not of heard about. Come see us next fishing season and maybe we'll be able to tell you about local fishing holes.

Corey Hulse
Manager, Elk View Inn
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Chillicothe, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2013

The new management at the Elk View Inn are doing an excellent job! Their hospitality was wonderful and their staff was friendly and accommodating. The rooms were clean and the food was awesome! I would recommend this place to anyone, particularly families looking for a fun mountain top vacation!!!!

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tiona K
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Smilyncor, Manager at Elk View Inn, responded to this review, 16 August 2013
Thank you for your review and words.

We have great Chefs working here and yes the food is great. Don't know if you noticed the size of the portions but they are huge. We have begun telling people this when they order...we have used a lot of to go boxes.

We have good staff here that try very hard to make each guest experience a good one. From the manager to the dishwahers we are adapting a customer service/hospitality based approach in every situation we can.

Thanks again for kind words and come see us again.

Corey Hulse
Manager
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Middleton, MI
1 review
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

We met with approximately 60 family members from US and Canada for a two day reunion at Elk View Inn. We enjoyed it very much; the friendly staff, pleasant and clean rooms, outstanding scenery, and exceptional food service all combined to make it an unforgettable weekend.

Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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1 Thank Mark H
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Smilyncor, Manager at Elk View Inn, responded to this review, 16 August 2013
Thank you for your review. Your family was great and we also enjoyed your stay.

Getting to know so many people from all over the US and Canada is what makes this hospitality business so interesting and so much fun.

We do family reunions and weddings throughout the year and it is always special for us. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to support you and your family. Let's see you back when the 80 year old turns 90.

Corey Hulse
Manager
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Wyoming
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2013

We had a great experience at Elk View. Arrived late with no reservation and was told they were sold out. The front desk lady was very friendly and helpful. She worked with Cory (manager?) to check on a room that was possibly available and thank goodness we were able to check into it. Our hats go off to the two of them for fitting us in and being so pleasant. We will make a reservation next time :-)
The next morning the waitress was great and very friendly. Breakfast was great. We will stay & eat again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank WY Traveler K
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Smilyncor, Manager at Elk View Inn, responded to this review, 16 August 2013
Thank you for your review.

I'm glad Dawnie and I were able to help you with a room. We always try to keep a few rooms available for walk ins. It is particulariy challenging during the peak times but in this case it worked out.

Our food is good and when we have it, (sometimes we have to wait on trucks to deliver it to our 8,300ft resort) it gives guests a wide variety of choices.

Come see us again soon.

Corey Hulse
Manager
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Campton, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013

I am a travel agent and took a bus of 51 to spend the night at the Elk View Inn. I will have to say this was the best stay of the 14 day trip. When we arrived, the staff was waiting to grab our luggage and take it to the rooms. We had asked for a meal for our group. It was waiting for us and was the best meal of the whole trip. All of the staff was eager to wait on us and made sure our needs were met. We do this trip every other year. Elkview Inn will definitely be in our plans for 2015. We hope to be able to spend 2 nights there at this time
Mary McWhorter
G&M Tours

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MaryMcWhorter
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Smilyncor, Manager at Elk View Inn, responded to this review, 16 August 2013
Mary,

Thanks for the review. Yours is the first overnight bus I got to deal with as the new manager and it was a pleasure. The bar is set high for all the others.

Your people were fun to deal with. I'm glad it all went well and it was a great stay for all of them. We look forward to 2015 and your next visit.

Corey Hulse
Manager
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Cheyenne, Wyoming
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2013

My wife and I went to the Elk View Inn a couple weekends ago for a friends wedding. We stayed in one of their rooms which was nicely appointed and very clean. We also went down to the lounge for the wedding reception and found it to be very nice and the food to be excellent. The bed was comfortable that night and the next morning we went and had a tasty breakfast before leaving. Our overall experience here was great.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank jared s
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Smilyncor, Manager at Elk View Inn, responded to this review, 25 July 2013
Good Morning and thank you for your kind words. It was a pleasure working with and serving the family and guests for the wedding you mentioned. We have many weddings a year in the area. We do have great chefs here and it shows in their presentations and care they take in preparing the food. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and feel free to come stay with us again, even if it's not associated with a wedding.

Corey Hulse, Manager
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Queen Creek, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2013

We had a great experience at EVI, all the employees were so nice and friendly from George in the kitchen to Monica and Isaic in the lounge, and Manager Corey will do whatever he can to accomodate guests. The area has beautiful views of the Big Horn Mountains and the atmosphere in the lodge is very appealing, I would definately recommend EVI to any visitor to the area, our experience could not have been better, Thank you to all the great staff of EVI,
Sincerely
April Kringen
Arizona

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank April K
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Smilyncor, Manager at Elk View Inn, responded to this review, 25 July 2013
Thank you for your review. It was very nice and I have passed on the information to the people you mentioned. Here at EVI we try to be relaxed and comfortable right away with our visitors and guests. Many folks visiting are on vacation and not in a big hurry so we are able to talk with them while still serving their needs. You are not just a number to us. The mountains are a beautiful place to see. Renting an ATV from us allows you to see even more of this beautiful area up close and personal. After a year on the mountain I still am amazed at the views. Come see us again.

Corey Hulse, Manager
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Property: Elk View Inn
Address: 4622 W Hwy 14, Dayton, WY 82836
Region: United States > Wyoming > Dayton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 4 Speciality Lodging in Dayton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Elk View Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 75
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