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!
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.
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