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Old Faithful Lodge Cabins
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Roughing It, Sort Of
User: johnscasler from: Marblehead, Massachusetts
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jan, 28, 2019
Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2018
Rating: 4
These cabins are very basic, and they are also a bit old, but we found them a lot of fun. Somehow just being in these simple shelters left us with a fun sense of a real National Park experience. It's only a short walk over to the lobby, lounge, and dining room of Old Faithful Lodge and, most importantly, just a short walk over to Old Faithful itself. The Old Faithful area is very convenient as a base for exploring the rest of the Park.

Worth it for the location
User: lolanddaz from: Wigan, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Jan, 22, 2019
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2018
Rating: 5
We stayed in the Old Faithful cabins for one night in September. The rooms are small but adequate with everything you need for a night or two. Very clean and a good quality finish on the doors etc - they haven't scrimped on the refurb. We had a cabin with a private bathroom - definitely worth the extra cost, especially in September when the temperature plummeted to nearly zero overnight and you would not want to be walking to the communal showers! There are restaurants on site. There isn't a huge choice but most people should be able to find something to suit their tastes. The food prices are pretty reasonable considering you are a captive audience as none of the rooms in the Park have fridges or cooking facilities. In truth, you are paying for the location and on this occasion it’s worth it - we were out walking around the geysers at 6am with only a handful of other people compared to the flood of tourists barely 3 hours later. The price is expensive but it’s all about location, location, location and compared to other National Parks the price wasn't actually too bad! If you know your travel dates then book as far in advance as possible - rooms go on sale each May for the following year and are often sold out by August, especially the cheaper rooms, with only the odd date available here and there. Also, if you're visiting more than two National Parks then get yourself an annual pass - they cost $80 and it's some of the best money we spent on our trip - fantastic value!

Basic cabin with no bathroom
User: reddiguy from: Redditch, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Dec, 25, 2018
Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2018
Rating: 2
We realise that lodging in Yellowstone is extremely expensive due to the captive audience, and it was our choice to go for the cheapest option in the Old Faithful area – the Lodge Cabins with no bathroom. It seems that the cabins are split into two areas: the upper loop (cabins numbered 100s and 200s) and the lower loop (300s and 400s). I imagine it is just luck to see which cabin you are allocated, but we did feel that the lower cabins which are further away, with no ice machine are not so well served. Try and get a cabin in the upper loop if you can. We were in lower 307. The lower loop had two shower blocks, both with (for the men) one WC, one urinal, three shower stalls and hand washing sink. Whilst one of these had the obligatory vending machine and space for an ice machine, as previously mentioned, the only ice was to be found elsewhere for some reason. The cabin was small. It contained one double bed, which was medium firm and relatively comfortable with sheets and blanket – no duvet, no extra pillows. The rest of the facilities were a bedside unit on just one side with a reading lamp, small sink which wouldn’t deliver any hot water, a shelf above to hold a modest amount of toiletries, the usual array of towels, two bins including one for recycling, a small desk with three small drawers and one chair, a rail with five hangers. Windows were on three sides to let in the light. The room seemed clean initially but on closer inspection we found cobwebs in a couple of the corners and the carpet never felt entirely clean. Mosquitoes came into the cabin easily, but were hard to kill due to the height of the vaulted ceiling. Unlike the cabin in Mammoth, there was nowhere to sit outside. We stayed at the start of July and it did get cold at night. Although the room did have a heater, it made some noise so we didn’t leave it on at night. A fan was available if we needed cooling down (we didn’t). We did not like the food options or the organisation of the Lodge Cafeteria, so didn’t eat there, and found the prices high and service poor at the deli counter when buying a couple of sandwiches. Even though we chose here fully knowing it was the cheapest option in the OF area, we wouldn’t stay here again. Weighing everything up, including the lack of bathroom, we just didn’t feel very comfortable here for the two nights of our stay, and wouldn’t recommend it to anybody who could afford one of the (admittedly very highly priced) other options.

Very basic but perfect location
User: Tom K from: Hamburg, Germany
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Dec, 23, 2018
Travel Date: Aug, 1, 2018
Rating: 3
Advertised as "historical" accomodation from the year 1900, and this is exactly what you get. Comfort is rather low und everything is old and simple, but at least more or less clean. You have to pay for the location, of course.

Bedroom area was spacious, bathroom tiny!
User: CynthiaM1212 from: Pittsburgh, PA
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Nov, 5, 2018
Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2018
Rating: 3
Cabins are in modules of 4 rooms, we rented two with a connecting door. The sleeping area was surprisingly spacious, there was even a large closet for storing luggage, but the bathroom is exceptionally tiny! The bathroom and sink area could use an update. There is no grass around cabins, cinder road goes right up to the porch. Nice porch area, although it would be dusty, but no chairs to sit outside. This is a bare bones National Park lodging, no extras, but this was as expected, but our room was clean and comfortable. We've stayed at Old Faithful lodge several times, and only opted for the cabins because it was booked. Cabin was much lower than a room in the Snow Lodge, for the cost (which admittedly is much higher in Yellowstone vs other places) we'd stay here again but probably would prefer not to.

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