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profile member asked on Jul 6, 2014

Accomodations

I know just got back from S. Dakota, but should start testing the field for the next trip(s), lol.
Anyplace (hotel/motel) that wont break the bank? I know its considerably more than Rapid City, but don't really want to pay $120+ a night especially if I was to be there 5 or more nights.

Cody

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answered on 7/6/14 by
a VT member from New Jersey

Hi Stephen - how about checking [original link] or [original link]? I just checked airbnb for early June 2015 and saw a few entire cabin for $85. Don't know it that's your timing or something you'd be interested in....


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answered on 7/6/14 by
a VT member from Minneapolis

Stephen, just as most of us do for other locations, have you checked into prices on booking.com or any number of our other favorite resources? Time of year and list of desired amenities is also going to make a difference so without knowing that...

[original link]


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answered on 7/6/14 by
a VT member from Long Island

I looked at Booking.com (Its where I go to look for all my homes away from home), and they didn't have a good enough selection (I think only 25 choices). The vast majority were more than I want, I think, $700+ for 6 nights I indicated. I paid $62 a night in Rapid City. But I think its going to be hard to get anything that low. Like I hinted, Cody, being where it is, is more expensive than Rapid City.

The accommodation would also have to be in town, within walking distance of eateries.


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answered on 7/6/14 by
a VT member from Minneapolis

I think if you looked at the site very recently, not all of the selections may be visible. It's peak vacation season so prices will be highest, and hotels which may be booked up may not appear on the list?

It would be a more accurate search if you had dates to work with.


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answered on 7/6/14 by
a VT member from Cody

I did some research on this issue a few years back, but I am not currently up on what is best for the price. At that time The King's Inn was one of them that folks told me they were staying in that didn't cost an arm and a leg, but not sure what their price is now days. Also when you walk in the lobby is full of African Animal mounts, which doesn't do my heart much good, but may not bother you. The best list of places to stay in Cody, can be found at the Chamber of Commerce’s webpage. Here you can click on the type of accommodation you are interested in for a list of places, with their web addresses, location address, and phone numbers. The Commerce isn't suppose to be listing any accommodations that are in poor condition or unclean. Click the following link for the Commerce listings:

[original link]


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answered on 7/6/14 by
a VT member from Long Island

The folks who own the motel I stayed at in Rapid City said they have a friend who owns a place in Cody. Unfortunately, they said they have not been visited by the guy who usually leaves brochures. Perhaps, he sold the place.

Its way to early to work with any bonifide dates as I am unsure thus far.


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answered on 7/6/14 by
a VT member from Miami

Well as you should well know, dates/times of year, holidays, etc. make hotel prices fluctuate greatly so how do you plan on narrowing it down?
If you are unsure of dates, look on hotels.com or booking.com as others have suggested and enter different dates for peak and off season.
What month/year do you plan on going?
Is this before or after your possible Asia trip?
Is this in addition to your possible trip in 2015/16?
As myself and others have also suggested to you in the past, not much sense in looking at pricing a year or two down the road when prices are sure to change drastically.

When are you planning on going?


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answered on 7/6/14 by
a VT member from Miami

and by the way, there are more than plenty of hotels in the 65 - 80 dollar range in Cody....


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answered on 7/6/14 by
a VT member from Long Island

Please do not push me concerning Booking.com. I have been using it for years and years.

I don't have any dates. Far too soon. And the Asia trip is out. Too costly.


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answered on 7/6/14 by
a VT member from Minneapolis

OK, then sorry, your question is irrelevant. If you don't know what days/month/year you'll be staying, then it's a crapshoot what prices will be at any given time. Hotels may even change hands between now and then, or be renovated for higher price points or close altogether….


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answered on 7/6/14 by
a VT member from Long Island

Hi

100% relevant. I simply want to know, preferably from others who have stayed there, what accommodations there are they may have stayed in. Once I get some recommendations, then I will look further at prospective dates.


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answered on 7/6/14 by
a VT member from Long Island

I don't want to be told check ooking.com, Hotels.com, etc. I want to hear from those who have stayed. Hopefully someone will come and say he/she stayed at such and such place last year and spent $70 a night.


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answered on 7/6/14 by
a VT member from Miami

But Stephen...

People who may have stayed at hotel xyz could very well (if not likely) booked through one of the web sites you "don't want pushed on you".
Reviews on hotels.com for instance show you both their reviews as well as trip advisor reviews (part of VT) so, looking for pricing and reviews from there opposed to here....what's the difference?
Additionally, what's the point in even mentioning a hotel to you for a place/date you may or may not be sure about?
I guess I'm trying to understand.

Would it not make more sense (to me anyway) to have a firm idea of your dates of travel, location and then ask for a more accurate price range?

Skyline Motor Inn, Cody Wyoming - $70.00/night BINGO!


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answered on 7/6/14 by
a VT member from Minneapolis

Exactly.
Last we knew, you were looking at some trips two years from now; NO one can tell you what rates will be in two years time let alone if the place may have changed hands or even exist by then. And rates will be significantly different in the off-season than during the summer rush.

You are also assuming that everyone who sees your post knows anything about you. As we tell almost everyone else who posts similar questions in the forum, details are essential:

Are you traveling alone?
Will you have a car? Some accommodations may be some miles out of town.
What sorts of amenities do you want?
Is price the #1 concern? Are you willing to stay in a hostel dorm?
What sort of rating are you willing to put up with? Sure, there are 1-star properties with questionable reviews if all you want is a bed for a few hours.
What month?
What year?


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answered on 7/7/14 by
a VT member from Long Island

Look at an earlier response in this thread. It is SPECIFICALLY INDICATED accommodation should be in town, within walking distance of eateries.

I am looking for recommendations from fellow travelers here in VT ((That's PART of the purpose of the site)) who have stayed in certain establishments. I want to see what they say. This includes location, service, and the such.

Yes, I can get reviews from the sites as well. But it would be nice to have some recommendations.

I have been using those sites btw, long before some VT members were even members. No names will be mentioned. As one of the last truly charter members of this site, I will again state it was designed as a place where fellow travelers can go to get suggestions and recommendations on tours, hotels and other facets travel.


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answered on 7/7/14 by
a VT member from Miami

Stephen, no need to get frustrated with any of us - at least, no more so than some of us who have repeatedly tried to help you over the last few months get frustrated with you being all over the place as it applies to your "possible plans" as they apply to trips.
Put yourself in our shoes.

Over the past few months you have inquired about "possible trip plans" to Asia (from Thailand to Myanmar to Cambodia).
Then it was India...
You then began also asking about possible travel plans to South America - Peru
Now you're asking about Wyoming...
Now all of this would be fine except you keep inquiring about a trip which may or may not happen and you're not even sure of the date, even the year.
You hinted at either 2015 or 201t6! When we have tried to suggest that there is no way we or anyone else can give you a solid suggestion as to pricing on air fare because airfares are not published that far in advance - all with the good intention of steering you towards helping you attain the best price - you have gotten defensive and even argumentative with us insisting that isn't the case.
Ditto for hotels - regardless of whether it is in Asia, South America or now, the USofA.

I'm beginning to feel (I'm only speaking for myself here) as if you are either just bored and wanting to plan dream trips or that you may be doing research for a web travel site...
Didn't you mention something at one time about this?
You have mentioned that you worked in the travel industry at one time. You should know there is no way to give you proper idea as to pricing 2 years out on hotels due to changing economy, etc.

Please do not get defensive with any of us who take the time to reply to your posts.
We only mean to give you as clear an answer as it applies to the questions you are asking.

Homer


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answered on 7/7/14 by
a VT member from Long Island

Not bored at all. But I cant get a simple hotel recommendation? I am starting to get a bit frazzled. And whether its next year or the following, that makes no difference. Before anything, I want some recommendations. Only then can I look at rates based on time. All I can say is it wont be summer (July-August).

Your chronology is wrong also. I started out with India as its on top of my list. Then I was also looking at SE Asia. But have since ruled out the area due to high cost of getting there.

Now, I am looking at both Peru and NE Wyoming. One can be more than the other. Yellowstone Country is not cheap. That's why I need some suggestions by people who have traveled through the region
Also, keep this in mind. Prices do not go up much year by year in hotels. Maybe 10%. I know this as I had worked in the industry in the past.

Next , I am not getting defensive, but people such as you cant seem to get the picture. Sorry if I offend you but it is the truth.

The inquiry is about as simple as can be. Are there any good hotels/motels that are essentially under $100 a night. If yes, what are they and just as important, HOW are they?


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answered on 7/7/14 by
a VT member from Long Island

Question is directed 100% at VT members who have traveled through the region. Where did u stay, what was cost, how was front desk service, etc.


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answered on 7/7/14 by
a VT member from Sydney

Homer.........as they say in Australia.................Too much hard yakka (hard work) I have given up trying to help. Its a no win situation


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answered on 7/7/14 by
a VT member from Minneapolis

By not including all of the critical info, I meant in your original post.

So if you want to know where VT'ers have stayed who've cared enough to write a review, then you know where to find those. As it doesn't seem to matter if your trip is tomorrow or five years from now, or in July or in January, then it shouldn't matter how old those reviews are: pricing in any case cannot be determined without more definite dates.

[original VT link]

Respectfully, as a long-time member, you should know how frustrating that is when an OP doesn't help us to help THEM by giving us what we need to provide the most accurate, timely information possible?


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answered on 7/7/14 by
a VT member from Cody

The last time you were planning on coming through here (Cody) for a Yellowstone trip, I had told you that Cody has a lot to offer for a couple of days stay, but was really not ideal for a place to locate to see the park. We are 50 miles from the gate, and it is still a long way from the east entrance to the main park road. Most people plan one or two nights in Cody specifically to see the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, and maybe take in the rodeo and see Old Trail Town (if they have two full days), or do some of the other activities for tourists, but they then generally move up to Yellowstone or West Yellowstone for their Yellowstone visit.

More importantly, you had a major problem with transportation since you don't drive. We had spent a long time discussing various options, and I had recommended a tour guide here in town that has an excellent reputation, though I said that it was probably beyond what you would want to spend. At that time you didn't check it out. Have you resolved this transportation problem? If not, it seems a little early to be looking for a place to stay. I would think this would still be your FIRST issue, if this is still not resolved.


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answered on 7/7/14 by
a VT member from Long Island

Hi Kimberly. I did find a tour company that fits the bill. I don't remember who you suggested, but the company I have focused on are Y-Loop Road Trips. They do both loops individually or together as a 2 day package.

Only problem then is how to do Grand Teton. As for Cody itself, 3 days for the Buffalo Bill Museums, Trail town and time with you.


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answered on 7/7/14 by
a VT member from Long Island

West Yellowstone has flights only during July-August, so I cant go there as I would do this trip either in June as with the Black Hills or towards the end of Summer or early Fall (September).

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