Located just 11.7 miles from Yellowstone National Park’s East Gate and 40 miles West of Cody, WY.
The Elephant Head Lodge, named for its proximity to a local rock formation, is a half-moon arrangement of fifteen log cabins around a very early log cabin lodge and dining room. The lodge and the “honeymoon” cabin were both built-in 1910 by Buffalo Bill Cody’s niece, Josephine Thurston and her husband, Harry W. Thurston. Harry choose the site for its water. He was a supervisor with the Forest Service and knew the spring that still serves the lodge today had been a dependable source of good water for early travelers to Yellowstone and for trappers and Indians before them.
We look forward to working with you to plan your perfect vacation.
- Historic, Western Experience
- Family Enjoyment & Activities
- Relaxation & away from the Crowds
- Wildlife Viewing
- Trout Fishing
- Yellowstone Experience including Old Faithful and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone
- Photography & Artististic Captures
- Beautiful Scenery & Scenic Drives
- River Rafting
- Playground for the Children & “Horseshoes”
- Western Dining, Home-cooked Meals & Picnics
- Starry Nights and Moonlight
- Horseback Riding arranged
- Cody Nightly Rodeo & Old Trail Town
- Buffalo Bill Center of the West Museum in Cody
- for Vacations and Holidays
Lodging & Accommodations:
If you’re planning a relaxing Yellowstone Vacation, we would like you to stay with us!
- The Elephant Head Lodge is a small log cabin mountain resort eleven miles from Yellowstone, owned by a Wyoming native.
- Elephant Head Lodge has fifteen cozy cabins, beautiful scenery, wildlife, a restaurant with superb dining.
- A restaurant with superb dining off the menu for breakfast and dinner and you can order sack lunches for your day’s adventures, a lounge, and very special guests.