Elephant Head Lodge is a AAA Double Diamond approved, small log-cabin mountain resort located just 11.7 miles east of Yellowstone National Park in the Shoshone National Forest. The lodge and most of the cabins are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The lodge, restaurant, and the “Trapper” cabin were all built in 1910 by Buffalo Bill Cody’s niece, Josephine Thurston and her husband Harry W. Thurston. Harry was one of the first Rangers in the Shoshone Forest and knew about the spring that still serves the Lodge today. Open Mid-May through September. Pets welcome.