We (two adults and a teen) stayed two nights in a Roughrider cabin with a woodstove in late June. Even though I had warned my husband and son that it was an unheated cabin with a woodstove that needed tending with shared bathrooms and shower facilities in a cabin somewhere else, they were not adequately prepared for reality. The first night it was quite cold. By about 2:30 am the cabin was freezing. My husband tried to get the stove started again, but the remaining firestarter pellet was not sufficient. Soon I heard him feeding tissue after tissue into the stove. Finally he began tearing up the tissue box and feeding that in piece by piece. This was accompanied by frustrated sighing and snorting. In the end, he got the stove going. We were left without tissues for the remaining time. The cabin itself was extremely small, with no place for our three large rolling bags and three small daypacks. My husband rigged up a hanging system overhead using some rope he had brought, and that worked well. Although he mentioned how glad he was that we were only staying for two days, I enjoyed myself thoroughly in the cabins. I didn't mind hiking to and showering in the bathroom cabin. I got all kinds of friendly tips from the other ladies in the bathroom, like how to get extra firestarting pellets (from the cleaning staff), which hiking trails were cleared of snow, and where bears had been sighted. Apparently there is no talking at any time in the mens' bathroom, so husband and son didn't have a similar friendly experience. Overall, I felt more "at home" in the relaxed atmosphere and almost-but-not-quite-camping nature of the cabins than anywhere else in Yellowstone. The Roosevelt-Tower area is isolated from the rest of the park; there is a lot less commotion here. It's extremely convenient for wildlife watching in the Lamar Valley. In spite of our differing opinions on the cabin experience, we all agreed that the Roosevelt Lodge Dining Room had great food and was the place we all felt most comfortable.
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