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Old Faithful Lodge Cabins
Jesena from: Seattle, Washington
Published Date: Sep, 23, 2020 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
The cabins are ok
I would say, this warrants a much lower rating normally if you compare price to what you get, but you are in the middle of the park and well... that's the cost if you want to stay. We had a tiny cabin with a double bed and a small shower, but everything was really clean and it seems the bed and carpets as well as the bathrooms looked like they've been remodelled not too long ago. This is very basic, the room is tiny, the sink is in the room, there isn't much room to walk and only 1 chair for us. There is no outdoor area (like the cabins in Mammoth) and you can hear everyone (it is like tent camping, just a bit more glamorous), but I loved being in the park, close to Old Faithful and the Lodges and right in the heart of the action. The price is pretty high, but compared to other "hotel" accommodations that are almost double, this is one of the more economical ways to stay right inside the park. It's clean and if you only use it for sleeping and showering, it is good enough.
- Value: 3
- Location: 5
- Service: 4
cynthiadF8585DG from: Sequim, Washington
Published Date: Sep, 21, 2020 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020 Rating: 3
Not the Lap of Luxury
Over the past many years, I have stayed in every type of accommodation Yellowstone has to offer. The Lodge cabins are among the most rustic and basic. They are (somewhat) economical. Good if you don't plan to spend time in it, except to shower and sleep. There is one double bed, a desk, and a straight chair. And a night table on each side of the bed. So one person can sit down, and any other occupant is left with the bed.
For the price Xanterra charges ( and this is just one of Xanterra's many, many properties) the cabins could be keep in better shape. They have been upgraded inside as far as shower and toilet, but the exteriors are shabby, and as mentioned in another review, there is no exterior lighting. It looks as though there have been new sidewalks put in among clusters of cabins, but otherwise, one is walking in the forest. There seem to be ADA cabins available, but these cannot be booked in the current Xanterra online reservation system.
My advice to those who are looking at accommodation in Yellowstone National Park is to choose the Snow Lodge cabins instead of the Lodge cabins. They are larger, and have a table and chairs as well as beds. Visitors with pets are only allowed to be in cabins, not the hotel rooms. If you are very economy driven, stay in the Lodge cabins, but I don't recommend them if you need room to move around or relax between visits to the park's attractions.
- Sleep Quality: 3
- Location: 5
- Service: 5
pamelag317 from: Birmingham, Alabama
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Sep, 21, 2020 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020 Rating: 2
Very bare basics, paying dearly ($190+) for shabby ultra small unit w 1 dbl & 1 twin bed. Carpet was very dirty/old, bedding consisted of sheets only, 2 pillows, no blanket/comforter but they were clean. Bathroom floor mushy, walls dirty with hair stuck on shower & bathroom walls , no exterior lighting among cabins, terrible sewer smells periodically. I was appalled at the VERY run down condition and surroundings. I WOULD NOT stay here again.
cathyd from: Jekyll Island, Georgia
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Sep, 14, 2020 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020 Rating: 3
A lot of money for very little
We stayed one night in a cabin. The only size available was one double bed. There is no WiFi, no tv, no fridge, no coffee pot. We had one bed, one table and chair, one nightstand, a small room with shower and toilet and the sink was by the front door. We knew all this when we booked so it wasn’t a surprise. Staying here during COVID is not fun. The lodge which has the cafe to get coffee and food, and the gift shop, limits the number of people in at a time. There was always a long line to just get in the main door then another line for each amenity. The cabin was within walking distance of lodge and the old faithful geyser.
coookiegean from: Los Angeles, California
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Sep, 13, 2020 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020 Rating: 3
Worth the stay... you can walk to old faithful!
The lodge is very small but we were there for the outdoors, and not to stay in! Don’t expect much room or anything else, just basic necessities of a bed and bathroom. The bathroom and sink have built in soap and shampoo. The best part about this place is how close old faithful is. You can literally take a 5 minute walk and see old faithful or the other geysers around it. You can also park in front of your lodge. I am not sure about dining options as we had brought our own cooler of food for the whole stay.