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Explorer Cabins at Yellowstone
luvNY94 from: California
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Oct, 20, 2020 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
This is our first visit to Yellowstone, so I can’t say much about the other entrances, but the location of Explorer Cabins at West Yellowstone was perfect! Conveniently, there are several restaurants, souvenir and grocery stores here, but the cabins are far enough away to make it all still feel outdoorsy. And the park entrance was less than a five-minute drive.
My husband and I stayed in a Yellowstone Cabin (two bedrooms, one with a king bed, the other with a bunk bed), and the beds and pillows were very comfortable. The kitchenette, with dishes, a pan and a small pot (perfect for soup on those cold nights!) completed our perfect stay. The whole cabin was extremely clean (an important point, especially in today’s times), spacious, and comfortable!
A quick note was when our fireplace had stopped working — they came to fix it right away, and that was much appreciated. The bonfire in front of our cabins was a great touch too, but we didn’t get to take advantage of it as we spent full days inside the park.
We absolutely loved our visit to Yellowstone, and having Explorer Cabins as our home base was the cherry on top!
Pinelakemo from: Oak Harbor, Washington
Published Date: Oct, 19, 2020 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2020 Rating: 3
Overpriced and more hotel room than “cabin”
It’s overpriced for what you get. You would think a cabin with a kitchenette would include a few utensils, glasses or plates? Nothing. And the walls are thin so you can hear your neighbors all night. Way more of a hotel room than a cabin. The check in desk people were rude and not at all helpful to any of our questions. Can’t recommend this place for the price.
Daniel L from: Aurora, Colorado
Published Date: Oct, 18, 2020 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2020 Rating: 2
My review is mixed. First of all, we found a used bar of soap in the shower. Makes you wonder how thoroughly the room was cleaned. The cable TV package was very basic so no October baseball playoffs on ESPN of FS1. My bed sloped off to the edge so it was an uncomfortable couple of nights. You could hear every word through the wall from the people in the adjoining cabin. Parking and access to the cabin was sketchy – there is a paved path to the front door from the street where you can unload but you can’t park there; parking is in the shared lot behind the building next to the trash bins with a dirt path along side the cabin. I wouldn’t consider it a secure parking area. The kitchenette was a nice feature for a two day stay. The front desk staff were pleasant and helpful. The front desk is at the Grey Wolf Inn so took us a while to find the location. Access to the town was a close drive or a medium walk. Don’t be fooled by the picture they show on their web page. It is not representative of the room we had. It was an OK stay but I wouldn’t stay there again.
- Rooms: 2
- Location: 2
- Service: 5
judym1980 from: Clancy, Montana
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Oct, 10, 2020 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2020 Rating: 3
Not very clean and no s’mores
We were really excited to stay here because these cabins were recommended to us by friends. I’m not impressed with the cleaning. Specifically, the TV trays were not wiped down, finger prints and food stains all over them. Same with the coffee table and side chair arm rests and wood part of bathroom mirror and bathroom cupboards. It made me wish I had brought Clorox wipes with to clean all those surfaces that had prints or toothpaste on them. Instead I used dish soap and sponge and paper towels. Such a bummer for the price. Also, we didn’t get s’mores kit as advertised. The bed linens seemed clean. Also, the kitchenette was fine but no drain plug for the sink. And only four plates, bowls, utensils. Low quality knives so bring your own. It worked good enough for reheating chili with cheese quesadillas. The fireplace kicks out a ton of nice heat. However don’t expect ease with the TV. The guide and channels don’t correspond. Very weird. Overall a disappointment after a long and amazing day in the park. Will stay elsewhere next time.
JeffG312 from: Bellevue, Idaho, United States
Published Date: Oct, 10, 2020 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
Finally a chance to get away during Covid. We stayed 7 nights,
The cabin was clean and comfortable. The amenities provided were perfect for our stay. The fireplace in the cabin was fun and provided enough heat for comfort. This was a perfect place to relax after long hours in the park. The cabin are walking distance from local restaurants. On a side note, we never had a bad meal in West Yellowstone .