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Starting at $350 per person per night
North Fork Highway, Park County, Wyoming, 82414, United States
Starting at $400 per person per night
Looking for a family-owned, all-inclusive dude ranch vacation near Yellowstone? One that will give you easy access to the first national park without skimping on the authentic Western flair? Shoshone Lodge is a historic lodge treating modern visitors right, only 3 miles from Yellowstone’s East Entrance. It’s a place where you feel vigor seep into you as you breathe in the mountain air, take in stunning views, and relish true Western hospitality you’ll want to take home with you.
Unique Features: The lodge was built in 1924 by Henry and Bertha Dahlem. Henry Dahlem was the first sheriff of Park County. The lodge was originally named Red Star Camp and Merchantile until after the war when the family changed the name to Shoshone Lodge. Most of the cabins that you see today were constructed in the late 1920s to 1940s. Many of the original cabins first built are still located on property today and are located near the corral area.
Accommodations: Discover a cluster of individually unique cabins nestled in a jaw-dropping mountain valley. Select the perfect cabin rental for you and your family from 18 authentic log cabins scattered through the woods for maximum privacy. Rustic, comfy, and clean, these cabins will serve you well during your Yellowstone vacation. All while reconnecting you to nature in a jewel of a valley in the Shoshone National Forest.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for the Bighorn Bungalow which is the largest cabin. It is a newly remodeled cabin featuring two bedrooms with two queen beds in each room. There are two bathrooms, one with a jetted tub and the other with a handicap accessible shower. This cabin has a full kitchen and living room featuring vaulted ceilings, TV and a gas fireplace. It is located on the upper row overlooking the woods and has a private porch. It is located near Grinnell Creek.
Dining: The restaurant is not open to the public. They only offer meals to the weekly all-inclusive guests. Put the roadtrip food aside to enjoy tasty home-cooked fare at the Shoshone Lodge as authentic as the Western hospitality. Enjoy mouth-watering Western classics. Sit down and kick your feet up at a delectable steakhouse filled with hearty favorites like ribeye, grilled trout, thick-sliced ham, and the crowd-pleasing endless Bison Buffet.
Activities: Enjoy scenic horseback riding, breakfast ride, dinner ride, day trips into Yellowstone, rafting, Cody Cattle Co. Dinner Show, Cody Nite Rodeo, Square Dancing, Archery and more. These are all included in the package vacation. Ride through the beautiful backcountry surrounding Cody and the Shoshone Lodge on gentle, capable horses with rides for any experience level. No matter if you’ve never ridden before or are a veteran horse owner. Head into the Yellowstone backcountry for the ride of a lifetime!
Spa & Fitness: There is no spa or fitness center at the lodge.
Location: Cody is located at the western edge of the Bighorn Basin, a depression surrounded by the Big Horn, Owl Creek, Bridger, and Absaroka ranges. At the western edge of Cody, a deep canyon formed by the Shoshone River provides the only passage to Yellowstone’s Eastern Entrance. At its mouth and rising above Cody are Rattlesnake Mountain on the north side and Cedar Mountain on the south side.
Closest Airport: Cody, WY is 50 miles away.
Children’s Programs: They do offer some limited babysitting services for kids but most of the activities they offer are family friendly.
Pet Friendly: Yes, small pets are allowed. Restrictions may apply.
Weddings: Yes, this is an excellent choice for a beautiful wedding.
Meetings: No, unfortunately, they don’t have the facilities to handle large business meetings or conferences.
Extra Info: Experience the wonders of the back-country near Yellowstone National Park with the unforgettable adventure of an overnight wilderness packtrip. You will be carried on horseback into the mountains near the East gate to Yellowstone. Here you will camp in mountain meadows where you will spend the night. Delicious, hearty meals will be prepared for you over an inviting campfire.