We recently stayed on our way to Yellowstone. Big mistake!!!
As others have alluded......this place is infested and nothing but a trash heap. Our room (which cost about $90) was filthy. Stained carpets, gross bedding, the wallpaper is literally peeling off the walls, leaking toilet, broken screen and curtain rod. I could go on and on. The grounds around the lodge is littered with.....there is no other way to describe it.....trash. I saw broken down (abandoned?) vehicles, trailers and snowmobiles. Piles of discarded and useless property are strewn about the premises. It makes Detroit look like a park.
The bar is extremely dark.....for good reason. It is filthy and stinks like cigarettes (which people were huffing on non-stop). I'm told it was mostly employees in the bar smoking. As for the employees, well most of the employees that I could see looked like they belonged on Americas Most Wanted, and all of them looked like they needed a bath. The food was terrible and overpriced.
My husband comes out here every winter snowmobiling, and loves it. But then, he is with a group of men and they are either out sledding, drinking, or sleeping. They have no complaints. I had to have a few drinks before I could consider laying down on the bed, and I did not shower the next morning. Waited until our next hotel. Which, funny story......the waiter at the resort at Yellowstone said he was hired to work at Bear Lodge over a year ago. He showed up for work and was disgusted with the conditions. He left 3 days later and was hired by Pahashke Resort at Yellowstone.
So if you are a guy that is looking for a place to lay your drunken head, this is it. If you are a person with reasonable standards of cleanliness......do not ever consider this hellhole.
- Also Known As:
- Bear Hotel Dayton
- Bear Lodge Resort Wyoming/Dayton