Big Bear Motel

Address: 139 W Yellowstone Ave, Cody, Wyoming, 82414-8723, United States | Motel
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This motel, located on 139 W Yellowstone Ave, Cody, is near Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody Night Rodeo, Teton National Forest, and Old West Miniature Village and Museum.
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          TravelPod Member ReviewsBig Bear Motel Cody

          Reviewed by backroadtravels

          Quiet, spacious and clean!

          Reviewed Jun 9, 2015
          by (4 reviews) Mechanicsburg, PA , United States Flag of United States

          Nice hotel. We stayed in the newer second floor section. It was quiet, spacious and clean.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

          Historical Traveler Reviews Big Bear Motel Cody

          Two thumbs up


          I had the pleasure of staying at the Big Bear Motel in Cody on a recent trip to Wyoming. The rooms were neat and clean the Big Bear is convenient to many major attractions and owners Bill and Jody were extremely helpful with suggestions on things to do and places to go in the area, they made me feel like one of the family. I can't say enough good thing about the Big Bear heated pool, wireless internet, fantastic river and mountain views go check it out for yourself.

          Big Bear Motel


          We recently stayed at the Big Bear Motel in Cody, WY. Our hosts, Bill and Jody, were extremely helpful with sites to see, places to shop, and the best food in town. Following their reccommendations we had a truly fantastic time! We were even given a keepsake to remember them by and now display it in our home! We know that when we make a return visit, The Big Bear Motel will be the place that we will stay. We know that others have found it a good place so make sure to call for your reservations!

          #1 in our opinion


          Hi- We stayed at the Big Bear Motel June 26th and it was a great place- it was clean, comfortable,the owners were very nice and helpful. Very knowlegeable about events and places to visit in the area. We walked to the Cody Night Rodeo from the motel- about a 5 minute walk-had great seats in the Buzzard's Roost as recommended by the motel owner when we bought the tickets from him and had a nice moon-lit walk back after the rodeo. The motel has a nice, clean outdoor swimming pool, horses out back and a view when you walk back there of the Shoshone River. The place was quiet, just outside of town, but near enough to go into town anytime by car- (Cody is a great town)- and the price was reasonable- can't say enough about this place- it was our favorite stay out of our entire vacation- we highly recommend it to anyone looking for a comfortable, affordable place to stay and see a great part of our country- not very fancy with all the extra doo-dads- just home-like, friendly, and it should be #1 in our opinion.

          Patrick & Elaine from Gardner, Massachusetts

          A decent stay


          A good price, and it is only about 1/4 mile from the rodeo. It's a little family-run motel, and they do a good job keeping it clean. If you need modern, then this place is not for you. But if you want good value and clean for a night or 2, then the Big Bear is a nice place to stay.

          Big Bear a Good Value


          Stayed here on 8/9. A bit of a throwback from the 60's - but the room was very clean, if not dated and the pool is big. Great for families! Wake up early and score some donuts/juice/coffee in the office.

          You can (nearly) walk to the Rodeo too - about 1/4 mile up the road - this is handy.

          Nice Motel


          We stayed there for 3 nights. I loved the quiet of the place and it has a nice heated pool which is nice on the cool evenings in Cody.

          I liked the setup of the room , a wall seperates the bathroom area from the beds and the sinks are outside the bathroom.

          It is not a fancy place, no phone, the TV only has 7 channels but that isn;t what we were there for so it didn't bother us.

          We would stay there again.

          Big Bear = Big Value


          Whenever I'm in Cody I stay at the Big Bear. It was my home for two weeks when I attended a Larom Summer Institute, and the staff always treats me like family. The Big Bear is dog-friendly. and my pooch always got treats and pets from the staff. Big Bear is home!

          Great for the Family


          My daughter and I stayed one night at the Big Bear Motel. It was one of the best nights we had on our whole trip. We enjoyed the family atmosphere, clean, quiet room, large clean pool and friendly service.

          It had a nice country feeling, while still being on the edge of town to make everything in Cody easily accessible. We had stayed at too many chain motels and found this place to be a delightful change. (I especially enjoyed the reasonable rates.) I can't recommend this place to someone looking for room service, conference facilities, buffet breakfast, etc. But, for the family on vacation looking for comfortable and friendly value, this motel is great. We will always recommend it and make it a point to stay again if we are out in Cody.

          Screwed-up Reservation


          In May 2003, we made reservations for a 4 day stay from September 5 - 9 at the Big Bear Motel in Cody, WY. When we tried to check in in the early evening on Sept. 5, the night manager told us that there were no rooms vacant. Thinking that this was dry humor, Cody style, we showed him the written confirmed reservation. He said that he was hired on May 1 for the job and that he had not been trained on the motel's reservation system. No offer to help us find lodging elsewhere. E-mails, protesting this outrageous incident, were both sent to the motel and Chamber of Commerce. Both ignored our protests. Unless you absolutely have to visit Cody, there are other interesting places to go to in Wyoming. In case you have made reservations at the Big Bear Motel, be sure to also carry camping equipment on your trip. You will need it !

          TripAdvisor Reviews Big Bear Motel Cody

          4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

          Travel Blogs from Cody

          6-man Football in Wyoming

          A travel blog entry by frguido on Sep 11, 2015

          4 photos

          ... 11-man, with the following exceptions:

          -The field is 80 yards long and 40 yards wide

          -Offense must advance the ball 15 yards for a first down

          -The player to whom the ball is snapped cannot run past the line of scrimmage until after a direct handoff or pass

          -Quarters are 10 minutes long with ...

          Keeping Secrets

          A travel blog entry by dahlkristinl on Aug 16, 2015

          7 photos

          ... head to another shorter public section that is less accessible and mostly surrounded by heavily posted private land. The river is clear and cold and beautiful. Yesterday the Shoshone was fishable but very highly 'colored', so it is a treat to see this clear water where we can sometimes spot the fish to cast to.

          Today's fishing is mostly dry flies - a hopper or a beetle - both work. The fish are cutthroats ...

          Day 16 - Heading to Cody for Rodeo

          A travel blog entry by frostys on Aug 11, 2015

          66 photos

          ... proudly showed us. We headed out on the 90 to pick up the 14, then 14a scenic byway up over Bighorn mountain park. The scenery was wonderful, as we headed up, with a cool breeze. All the time we looked for wildlife but saw very little (so much for prays!) Our climb took us high until near the top we stopped to walk to the Medicine Wheel, one of the most spiritual Indian landmarks. The walk out to the wheel was ...

          Mountains and Foothills

          A travel blog entry by villadale on Jul 17, 2015

          11 photos

          ... the way to camp.

          Our route also took us through a series of three tunnels after we left Yellowstone and were headed into Cody after Wapiti. One was really long. We also went by another large reservoir held by the Buffalo Bill dam. When it was built in 1910 it was the highest dam in the world. It has turned the arid high plains of the Big Horn Basin into one of Wyoming's most fertile farming regions. It irrigates 93,00 ...

          T. Tibbar's Trek: Day 12 (7/7)

          A travel blog entry by luvinlif2k on Jul 07, 2015

          3 photos

          ... of natural history. Mom was really impressed and understood the awards that it received from the Smithsonian as an outstanding museum.

          After learning about Buffalo Bill and the wildlilfe that we expect to encounter in this area we went to the hotel to check in. Dad wanted to lay down a bit and rest, the kids played games and Mom looked over restaurant reviews. After about an hour or more, we settled on a place to eat and headed out. As ...

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