Cody Yellowstone Offers Helplines for Travelers Affected by Rain-Caused Road Closures
CODY, Wyo., June 13, 2022 – With the temporary closure of all Yellowstone National Park gates due to unprecedented torrential rains causing substantial flooding, rockslides and mudslides, park visitors may need to alter their plans for activities and accommodations immediately. Cody Yellowstone, the marketing arm of the Park County (Wyoming) Travel Council, has announced two helplines to assist affected travelers.
Travelers can call 1-307-586-1574 or 1-307-586-1571 for assistance booking accommodations in hotels and campgrounds.
“These rain-related closures are unprecedented and serious, and our primary concern right now is the safety and comfort of visitors to the Cody Yellowstone region,” said Ryan Hauck, executive director of Cody Yellowstone, the marketing arm for the region that includes the towns of Cody, Powell and Meeteetse as well as areas inside of Yellowstone National Park and the valley east of the entrance. “Our local experts are ready to offer travelers assistance finding accommodations and navigating the region as safely as possible.”
According to the National Park Service, inbound traffic to the park is temporarily halted and some sections of park roads have been washed out. Current information is available online at https://www.nps.gov/yell/planyourvisit/parkroads.htm.
Here’s a rundown of lodging options in Cody Yellowstone:
Hotels and Motels
With some 40 options, the region offers a selection of independent and franchise properties. Looking for a pool so the kids can burn off their energy at the end of the day? Not a problem. How about historic? You can sleep in the room at the Chamberlin Inn where Ernest Hemingway once stayed or sack out in the Irma Hotel, which town founder Buffalo Bill Cody built and named after his daughter. There are also several hotels inside Yellowstone National Park including the sustainably built Canyon Lodge and historic Roosevelt Lodge.
Guest Houses, Cabins and Lodges
Cody Yellowstone offers some 26 properties in this category ranging from single units to elaborate complexes, from rustic to fancy. In an area dominated by lodgepole pine trees, it’s no surprise that some of the world’s greatest examples of log cabins are found there.
Campgrounds and RV Parks
There are 21 from which to choose. Many have full hookups while others cater to travelers who prefer the self-contained lifestyle and the extreme privacy that accompanies it.
Guests and Dude Ranches
Guest and dude ranches in Cody Yellowstone have been helping travelers from around the globe discover their inner cowgirl (and cowboy) for more than a century. In fact, the term “dude” comes from the region, and Cody is the home to 15 ranches and the Dude Ranchers Association, which was established in 1926. Guests visit to ride horses, enjoy an extended stay and soak in authentic Western ambience.
Bed and Breakfasts
There’s something about getting to know the owners of the place you call home on vacation. Stay at one of seven B&Bs and discover a fresh perspective of your great adventure.
Property Management Companies
Vacation rentals dot the area, and management companies help you find the right property, whether it’s cabin, cottage, private home or lodge.
Home of the Great American Adventure, Cody Yellowstone is comprised of the northwestern Wyoming towns of Cody, Powell and Meeteetse as well as areas inside of Yellowstone National Park and the valley east of the entrance. The region is known for rodeos, authentic guest and dude ranches, world-class museums and recreational adventures that reflect the adventurous spirit of the visionaries and explorers who brought the remote region to the world’s attention.
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