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Old Faithful Lodge Cabins
Tammi P from: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Published Date: Jan, 3, 2021 Travel Date: Jul, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
Small, but cute and cozy
This was our final cabin stay in Yellowstone. It was the smallest, but cute and cozy. It was also nice to be so close to Old Faithful. We got to see it erupt many times because we were right there. Our cabin was on the lowest row next to the trees, which was nice. I would love to stay here again.
- Rooms: 4
- Cleanliness: 5
- Service: 4
CJSArizona from: Scottsdale, Arizona
Published Date: Nov, 19, 2020 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
A simple room with convenience
The convenience of the Old Faithful Lodge cabins is what you are paying for here. In 2020 the Frontier Cabins with private bath were the only rooms available in the area due to Covid. I was happy to get a reservation for two nights in September.
The cafeteria In the main building provides numerous choices for affordable meals. The frontier cabins (two per duplex) are just steps from Old Faithful geyser and dozens of other thermal attractions features. Be sure to check the schedule for the 180+' Grand Geyser, which is a 10-minute walk beyond Old Faithful. Grand Geyser is spectacular and keeps going for 10 minutes. It shoots about every 14 hours, so luck or planning is needed.
Think of the frontier cabins as camping in comfort. Small, basic, clean, functional. Moderate your expectations of the cabin layout and you'll be fine. No radio, telephones, microwave. Walls are thin which means speak softly.
Check-in was quick and friendly. My cabin was in a quiet area of the Upper Loop near the Firehole River. Towels and toiletries at the sink were good quality. (The little soap bears will make you smile.) The only fault I found during my stay was that there was no extra blanket in the room. It got very cold at night (the heater barely worked).
I recommend staying at the Old Faithful Lodge because of its location. For the price I felt the value was reasonable.
- Value: 4
- Cleanliness: 4
- Service: 4
jesseo582 from: Jackson, Wyoming
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Nov, 13, 2020 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
First thing, too many people call the 1904 Old Faithful Inn the Old Faithful Lodge because it appears to be made of logs and boulders. The 1923 Lodge is made of individual cabins. For the 2020 covid season, less expensive cabins without a bath were not available. Ours, with private toilet/shower, cost $170 before extra fees. The other would have been $110. I expect both to go up for next year. Because they are a bargain, cabins are usually fully booked more than a year in advance but I felt fortunate booking the last five night of the season last March. The cabin is snug without much extra room but perfectly adequate. The interiors are nicely modernized but don’t expect frills like a phone, tv, ‘fridge or microwave. It is a short walk to the cafeteria, Old Faithful Geyser and the Mallard Lake Trail.
Don’t leave your trunk open or ravens will raid your food!
We could not have been more happy.
Kay H from: Little Rock, Arkansas
Published Date: Oct, 26, 2020 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2020 Rating: 3
We loved being able to stay near Old Faithful, but the cabins were tiny. It would be fine for one or two nights. The rooms were clean and the beds comfortable. We had repeated problems with the toilet, but the maintenance man was quick to respond. The manager was awesome. Hopefully they'll get that situation worked out before they reopen in spring. We would stay here again for one night.
PDX-to-CDG from: Oregon
Published Date: Oct, 7, 2020 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
Worth the price to stay so close to Old Faithful!
We stayed in Cabin 140 which is in one of the middle groupings of cabins all crammed together. If possible, try to request a cabin along the outer perimeter facing Old Faithful (Cabins 200-225). Bring a few camping chairs and you will have your own view of Old Faithful every time it erupts!
Our cabin was very small and it was definitely a challenge sleeping in a double bed together for two nights, lol! We haven't had to do that since our 20s. But, it was worth it to be so close to the wonders of Old Faithful and the geyser basin. We spent an afternoon walking all of the trails and boardwalks around the basin, which was a highlight of our trip. Plus, you have your own parking right outside your cabin, and parking is half the battle in this area.
If you are reasonably fit, be sure to watch Old Faithful's eruption from the overlook trail. It provides an unforgettable view and is totally worth the climb!
- Value: 4
- Location: 5
- Service: 4