El Western Cabins & Lodges
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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 …
... them almost everyday. The town has lots of amazing art sculptures in front of shops and government offices. The main event in this town is Fly Fishing for Trout and every shop sells gear and hand made flies. A quiet and quaint little town.
Oh...it was hard to leave Rangerville...it was very nice to visit with Ranger and Belinda and very nice to see Rachel and her (wel, almost ;-) )sweet family... At the last minute The gam and myself weeded the gravel pathway...knocked it out in no time...EVERYONE got into helping Ranger with his chores...he had pulled something in his back a couple days earlier...and Belinda isn't up ...
... we were getting tired. We came to a stretch where huge cattle ranges of lush grass stretched for a couple miles toward the mountains on our right and large homes with no sign of active farming dotted the grasslands between us and the river on our left, with more mountains rising beyond the river. We found out that that section was divided into 20 acre parcels, and the owners of the homes were all "millionaires" who just lived there and ...
... displayed cowboy scenario came to life. The pinkish mountains soon turned to their normal white and grey as we continued to push the somewhat reluctant cows down the highway and up the dusty hill, rooting them out of driveways, shop entrances and side roads as we went. A tiring ride, especially on a flighty horse but a wonderful experience of long distance trailing through traditional cowboy country. And a whole lot more tiring for the cows, as us riders keeping ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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TravelPod Member ReviewsEl Western Cabins & Lodges Ennis
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.