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Schmalz's Red Pole Ranch and Motel
Ranked #24 of 29 Hotels in Cody
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 27 June 2017

we have been staying here at the redpole ranch for years now and it just doesn't get any better than this. patty-jo has this place spotless and cozy and very comfortable, her staff works hard to maintain a great reputation and they take a lot of pride in their job. they are all very friendly and will go out of their way to make sure you are satisfied in your stay with them.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 June 2017

As another reviewer here stated, Miss Patty Jo was a no show. When she wouldn't answer her phone on the drive up, I had a bad feeling about it but had hoped for the best. We drove 16 hours with our 20 year old and 16 year old kids with us, only to get there and the place was a ghost town. There were several notes on her front door from other travelers from all over the world who had paid and shown up that day, only to find no one there. Repeated attempts to call her were met with voicemail.

As we waited, a group from Sweden pulled up, and Miss Patty Jo actually called one of them back... when she asked Miss Patty Jo what the deal was, she simply replied: Come back tomorrow. And hung up. And then set her phone to not taking any calls.

WHAT THE HECK were we all supposed to do!?

Afraid we'd not find a room, I was actually glad we'd taken our 3/4 ton Dodge truck with a 5th wheel hitch. I was prepared to have to buy a fifth wheel the next morning and haul it home a week later if we couldn't find a place with a vacancy. We did find a place, and while it was cramped accommodations, it was a roof over our heads.

Needless to say, I've stayed a lot of places, from Mexico to Montana, from Florida to New York, and never ever ever... ever... ever... have I ever had this sort of thing happen. I don't even recommend buyer beware. Just stay away.

Room Tip: Just stay away.
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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with family
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3  Thank Misty K
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

Patty Jo was a no show. We waited from 3:30 to 5:00 in front of the office( locked up) and called dozens of times(voicemail full) with no answer. We had reservations for 2 nights. Finally left and found rooms elsewhere. Buyer beware- especially during busy season.

Room Tip: Go somewhere else
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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
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1  Thank MarcHow50
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

Nice place to stop before entering park. About 25 miles from park right on the entry road. Owner very friendly and helpful. Room was clean, Bed comfortable, Good TV, wifi reception. Great views and pretty property.

Room Tip: If coming from the east get dinner before arrive. Restaurants are not close.
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  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Only stayed for one night, while passing through. Just 30 miles from the West Entrance to Yellowstone.

Check-in was a breeze. Owner very pleasant. Each cabin had 2 guest rooms. We stayed in one with 2 queen beds (mattresses too soft for us). The beds took up most of the room. Couple wooden desk chairs to sit on, otherwise had to sit on bed. Unfortunately, it was stormy the night we stayed, so we couldn't enjoy the picnic table outside.

Bathroom was decent size. Shower enclosure seemed new. Very clean. Plenty of linens, shampoo and conditioner - smallest soaps have ever seen, but good for one night stay.

Coffee maker, fridge and microwave provided. No breakfast in morning, but provided rice Krispy treat and some dried fruit. Decaf coffee as well, which was nice.

Views were very nice!!

Overall would give 3.5 stars.

Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Schmalz's Red Pole Ranch and Motel

Address: 574 Stagecoach Trl, Yellowstone Park Highway, Cody, WY 82414-7897
Region: United States > Wyoming > Cody
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Cody
Price Range: S$118 - S$170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are located in the East Yellowstone Valley between Cody Wyoming and Yellowstone National Park. We specialize in overnight stays with special longer stay rates, Weddings, Family Reunions, and Memorial Services. Lofty snow-capped peaks are visible across the valley from the Ranch! ... more   less 
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