beautiful old cabin, tons of character
this is a really special place in the middle of some of the most gorgeous scenery you'll ever see, perfectly situated between yellowstone/lamar valley and the beartooths. the cabin itself has no tv, internet, or cell service (but there is a land line), which is amazing. being a 9-5 corporate guy, it was hard to get used to at first, but hey, that's why i came here. if i really needed to connect, the visitor center is very close and i could access in the parking lot, but i quickly adjusted to not staring at a darn screen all day. growing up in colorado, i was very familiar with outdoor living and it came back to me, but needed the perfect spot for my once-in-a-lifetime trip.
the inside of the cabin is special, the pictures don't do it justice. i didn't even read books i brought, as the ones in the old bookshelf were so unique and entertaining that i would just grab them at random. patricia was a great host, very responsive (though likely annoyed!) with my endless city-folk questions. (hey, this was a once-in-a-lifetime trip for me :)
cook city has a couple places to grab a bite, a couple bars, places to rent 4-wheelers, but not much more, so if you're staying a while, bring your groceries. great for solo travelers (like myself) who want to get away, and I imagine it would be great for a small family with up to two kids.
the cabin sets next to the road, but unless you're going very rustic in a forest service cabin back country, EVERYTHING is by the road. during my stay i also spotted some of the other cabins i was considering, and long story short, have no doubt i made the right choice (if i didn't, i wouldn't have given it 5 stars, right?!).
if i'm back in the area, i'lll certainly return.
Families with Young Children,
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