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ellijay, ga
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Our room was very comfortable and close to Yellowstone West gate . Plus, we got to go into Idaho. We would definately stay here again if we were ever to go back. Very clean and well had a home feeling.

Thank tbone59
Island Park, Idaho
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I frequent the Drift lodge frequently and have always found the staff very helpful and friendly. Great location and their prices are way lower than West Yellowstone. I would recommend the Drift Lodge to anyone looking for a nice lodge with clean rooms and a friendly staff to anyone.

Thank Kerry A
Peoria, Arizona
Reviewed 24 August 2016

Was okay. The steps leading up to the entrance were in need of repair and a bit scary for someone with balance issues to begin with. Had to hold tight to the railing to keep from falling. The bunk beds in the room were not very sturdy either, quite wobbly and needed some screws tightened up. Opted not to use...

Thank Deb N
Sioux City, Iowa
Reviewed 22 August 2016

I rated this as very good because of the tranquility as well as the view from the porch. We watched pelicans in the bay in the evening and even saw a mink jump in and out of a boat by the dock. Our cabin was fairly old but well kept. We were there in August and it was cool in...

Thank SusannaCreek
Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 13 August 2016

We were visiting Yellowstone National Park and chose to stay here as a cheaper alternative to West Yellowstone. Note that I say "cheaper", not cheap. It was still quite expensive for what we got. It's a bit of a distance away and we nearly drove right past it as it is in the middle of nowhere. When we originally booked...

Thank CS192
Cheshire, Oregon
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I just spent the night here. Way overpriced. The cabins are very old. It was very hot , no air conditioning..no ice, only had old instant coffee. I was very unsafe and not secure. No window locks or even a deadbolt on the door. Not really any choices for dinner around.

Thank Marilyn L
Reviewed 1 June 2016

I stayed two nights in their moose bay cabin. I arrived in a not very late afternoon, but, all office clerks are gone for a party!!! The cell phone signal there was not very good and it took 15 minutes before I found someone back to help me check in. The cabin was very far away from the check in...

Thank Qqqqzj
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

We just called to inquire tonight about their rooms and some clarifications in their cancellation policy, but the person who answered was already very rude on the other line. He/She sounded like we were just wasting his time, as well as annoyed just because we were asking questions. Do not even bother to book on this hotel- you're just wasting...

Thank chinookguy
Boise, Idaho
Reviewed 15 February 2016

I checked in for President's Day weekend and everything went smoothly. The cabin was small and cozy, plenty warm, clean and quiet. I recommend getting a room facing away from the highway to enjoy the aspens and avoid some of the road noise. They do have two large, but friendly and well mannered dogs and eating/groceries are just a couple...

1Thank Stephen H
Spanish Fork, Utah
Reviewed 7 December 2015

The place was clean and basic. We were there for a ice fishing trip, this time of year nothing was open for food, so make sure you come prepared. I had to leave the trailer in larger parking lot and walk to the room. TV reception-limited channels- all info-mercials

1Thank phyllis a

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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located 17 Miles from West Entrance to Yellowstone National Park. Rental Cabins with Beautiful views on the Mountains included Kitchenettes that sleep up to 6. All Cabins are located on ATV & Snowmobile Trails. The Fly Shop offers full guided fly fishing trips into Yellowstone Park. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Drift Lodge

Address: 4771 N Hwy 20, Island Park, ID 83429
Region: United States > Idaho > Island Park
Price Range: $158 - $289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Drift Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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“great view, kitchen, far from park”
Qqqqzj, 1 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Basic cabin with bed and shower, Island Park is known for its outdoor activities, it is 17 miles from Yellowstone park”
phyllisa962, 6 Dec 2015 | Read review
“New build cabins are very small, better for a single person with little baggage.”
Anora1795, 13 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Look elsewhere”
418vanceb, 9 Jul 2015 | Read review
“I only saw the cabin that we rented, but it was a very good value.”
Snowdog1965, 15 Dec 2013 | Read review
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