You'd be better off staying in your car!
My definition of modern is A LOT different from the one advertised for the Yellowstone Valley Inn. If we were in 1970, they could use the term modern (cheap wall paneling, terrible outdoor lighting inside, don't even get me started on the windows and bathroom issues). Rustic is not a word I would use either, unless rustic means dirty. I could not have been more disappointed by my stay. There was hair all over the bathroom and I don’t think the carpet has ever been vacuumed. The beds are new, but they are an oversized twin – not a queen. The internet access did not work – even in the main lobby. Forget about TV – there is no reception, why they put a TV in the cabin in the first place is mind boggling. We awoke early to roofers banging on the cabin next door - yes on a Sunday! We decided to make the most of it and use the hot tub. The hours of operation for the hot tub are 10 to 10, without exception (when I asked to get in early it was stated that it was too hard to get the chemicals taken care of). So, we decided again, to make the most of our stay and just take a shower, after scrubbing down the shower because it was covered in someone else’s hair.....it shut off mid stream. Unable to use the phone, because there isn’t one (again, very modern) I went to the front desk to find out it’s the type of shower head (water conservation – the owner acted like I just should have known they have a water issue – in a hotel!). By then, I was so upset I asked for a refund, I was told I should have complained the night before. I didn't want to complain the night before because it seemed like we could just bear through all the issues and try and have a good time anyway - the shower, or lack there of was my breaking point. My husband and I are avid outdoors people, we frequently stay in forest service cabins, backpack, and are not at all picky – this is the only time I have had to complain about any stay. This place is extraordinarily overpriced, dirty, and inconvenient. Save your money and stay down the road or even in Cody. You’d be better off staying in your car. Whatever you do DO NOT STAY HERE!!!