El Western Cabins & Lodges
Travel Blogs from Ennis
We checked out and hit the road but couldn't resist stopping a number of times before we left the park. The road between West Thumb and Maddison not only follows the pretty Firehole River but all along the road rising gases spew into the air like a kettle on the boil. Fortunately Firehole was much easier to access than other sites. The steam rising …
Breakfast was awesome again. Thick crispy bacon instead of ham and French toast instead of pancakes. Weather still looks rough so I changed my plan. I headed back through Yellowstone and exited into Grand Teton NP. Have I mentioned it is windy???
Grand Teton was cool. There used to be a huge lake there that is now dry. Weird seeing boat docks on dirt.
At one of ...
My lodging last night was inexpensive and awesome (http://mobile.buckst4.com/rooms.php). It had one of those awesome beds with awesome linens.
I slept great! I was up at 6:30 and went to the breakfast and saw a really cool sunrise - see photos.
Breakfast was chef prepared and awesome. Real scrambled eggs, fantastic ham, blueberry muffins, fresh fruit, real ...
Today was forecasted to be 94 degrees with 98% humidity . . . Yuck . . . Fortunately it was much cooler depending on shade, wind, and altitude. I felt like the karate kid . . . Fleece on . . . Fleece off Darryl-San.
i saw some wildlife including several hundred buffalo in groups of 20 to 60 at a time. No moose or bear. I had visions of goofy tourists poking the grizzly an then rolling up the windows leaving me easy prey!
... the anti-histamines and try not to scratch (or be too grumpy).
Up at 7am as J wanted to go for a run - I wasn't so keen, not having slept much, but was feeling guilty from too many doughnuts so I dragged myself from my bed and girded my loins. What a mad idea - it was freezing, we were over 2000 metres (so the air was thin) and I am just not built for running. J wasn't going to wait for me and off she went like a startled elk leaving me ...
How has this lodge rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
I am partial to independent, mom-and-pop places but this one really blew me away. These log cabins and the lawns and trees have been carefully maintained and tended for over 60 years...they are incredible. Huge picture windows with views of the Rockies in all the cabins and a little creek (or "crick" as they say here) with big green lawns and giant spruce trees - it is amazing. They do have WiFi and the interiors have been updated, but the furniture is authentic "old west" and they are clean, clean, clean. We took a larger (and slightly newer) Mountainside cabin with a fireplace with the wood provided at no charge...but since it was July, we didn't actually start a fire. No restaurant on the place, but several close by in Ennis and with a kitchen in our cabin, we shopped at the local grocery store and grilled out.
We really loved this place and we can see why several of the guests we met have come back for many years.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.