"I will start this review with a disclaimer: In no way my words will do justice to describe just how beautiful the cabin and location are. We did a tour of National Parks from South Dakota, up through Wyoming and then then down through Colorado. Four of us stayed at the cabin for the 4 days we toured Yellowstone and the surrounding area. The directions for check-in and travel to the cabin were perfect. As other have commented the road to the cabin is not a highway, but off the beaten path. However, for those who have traveled in the mountains before, especially hunters/hikers, the road is not bad at all - but I do recommend not taking a basic passenger car up it. the cabin is exactly as described and shown in the photos, and really even better. The setting on the edge of the bluff overlooking the valley was breathtaking each time we saw it during our stay. The interior gorgeous with great furnishings. It has all the modern conveniences, which you might not expect when driving to it! We never saw another person or vehicle during our stay. Our biggest regret is that we did not plan a day or two to do nothing but enjoy the cabin. The main room with the fireplace is stunning. Our last night there was cold, windy and rainy so we took the opportunity to start a crackling fire in the rustic stone fireplace and talk about all we saw over the prior days and how much we hated to leave!
We did make time to hike up the peak behind the cabin and discovered it is actually the boundary to Yellowstone - basically right out the backdoor! We watched a sunrise from the peak and 20-30 elk in the meadows right below us grazing and even a couple of bulls were bugling. We took another hike further into the park on evening and were blessed with more amazing views and photo opportunities.
The services was great - and by that I mean the reservation process was easy, I received all information and was charged when I was told I would be, everything was where is was supposed to be, and I received an email thanking me for my stay and letting me know I was getting my deposit back. I did not have to try and arrange to meet with someone when I arrived or left, so did not have that limitation on our schedules. No one came to the cabin while we were there, but we were made aware that if we needed something to call the contact person. Perfect in my book.
We cannot wait to go back to the property. It has an amazing history and is the best vacation rental ever!"
Guest: Travis H.
Date of Stay: August 2016
Review Submitted: August 29, 2016