Definitely not 4.4 out of 5.0 rating
Posted Aug 10, 2016
Frankly I'm very surprised Expedia's rating for this lodging facility has earned the rating of 4.4 out of 5.0 (as of Aug. 2016). At this rating I've expected the facility condition and service to be near superb, and that I would want to return. This was not the case. Maybe lodging choices are so limited and service quality is very low in east side of Yellowstone/Cody area? (thus this 4.4 out of 5.0?)
-Location is about 30 min to Yellowstone East entrance.
-Facility is in decent shape (but not clean)
-Owner Doug seemed really nice and tries to help you out. Response was great.
-The lodge has wood cabin feel to it. Surrounding view is really nice.
Not so great:
-Some rooms are above ground level, some are half-underground (basically a daylight basement room with a direct access door installed). I've noticed rooms above ground had a/c in window. I didn't see a/c in semi-underground rooms.
-In semi-underground rooms, you do get "heat" side of a/c, but you'll not get "cooling" side of a/c. I was in half-underground room and the room did not have a/c to cool the room. Temperature does drop once the sun goes down, but room stayed fairly warm. I could not open one window that's available, because screen was ripped (and would allow many bugs to come in). Box fan was in the room but floor was dusty I couldn't really use it.
-Noticible rodent smell (I thought skunk or something) in closet area of a room I've stayed. One of my family member had an allergic reaction.