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Northern Cali
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The room was filthy. Fridge had old food inside and shelves were smeared with something thick and nasty. Smelled bad because it had not been cleaned. Discarded junk under bed and along wall behind nightstand. Bathroom was dirty. I paid $76.30 for one night/one person then was afraid to touch anything once I was in there. It was beyond horrible.... More 

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Hartsville, Tennessee
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25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2016

These are small cabins and I liked it there. Was a little musty but mostly clean but could have been a little cleaner..Was kinda neat sleeping in a cabin . The staff was very nice and I would go back again. Very little room inside so not great for kids

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Thank regina1952
RobertKarriker, Owner at Branding Iron Inn, responded to this review

Regina, Thank you so much for your input! We are so pleased that you liked our cabins, and are going to do deep cleaning of all our cabins, starting this week. I am wondering which cabin you were in. All but two of our cabins are spacious and can easily accommodate four adults. Were you in one of our single... More 

Vancouver, Washington
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Friendly staff, cozy cabins and nice amenities make this a good choice in the pretty little town of Dubois, Wyoming. I was there for a night only but it would make a good base (and better value than pricey Jackson) for exploring the national parks as well as some of the lesser-known attractions to the east and southeast. The wi-fi... More 

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Thank Mike98664
RobertKarriker, Owner at Branding Iron Inn, responded to this review

Mike, Thank you so much for choosing to stay at the Branding Iron Inn! You are absolutely right about us making a good home base! Many of our guests choose to stay with us a week or more for the reasons you stated. Thank you for your recommendation. Come stay with us again soon... and stay longer next time! More 

Avon, Indiana
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10 reviews
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here and arrived after 9 at night.. It was smelly, dirty, the shower stall leaked and had a large puddle in front of it! We had to wipe it up with their towel in order to safely use the bathroom!The double bed mattress was lumpy and the blanket and bedspread were old and thin. We... More 

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Thank Jacqueline D
RobertKarriker, Owner at Branding Iron Inn, responded to this review

Oh, my! We are so sorry that you had an unpleasant stay. Please be assured that the individual who you interacted with is no longer with us. When you stay with us again, you will find that the showers are clean, and cabins are in better condition. What SHOULD have happened is your concerns should have been listened to in... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Come on people, clean, clean, clean! That's really all I ask; most important. Found hair in the shower and a used piece of soap with hair. Needless to say, I was using my disinfecting wipes to clean the place myself. And, the pillows, mattresses and blankets must be as old as the motel itself; say 1950's? Same with the carpet.... More 

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Thank COkat365
RobertKarriker, Owner at Branding Iron Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your response. Please be assured that the concerns that you have stated are being taken to heart. We have new management in place in the past few weeks who are retraining staff, and assisting staff in personally doing a better job of making sure cabins are clean. New management is also making sure what is outdated is... More 

Estes Park, Colorado
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140 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Didn't have a choice on where to stay as the company took care of the details. Service was poor (I have other words for it) and it seemed they just didn't care. I seriously question the Electrical Code in this place as the had a one electical strip filled with several plugs. Very few outlets. Beds were poor with piss... More 

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RobertKarriker, Owner at Branding Iron Inn, responded to this review

We are so sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations. Please be assured that we have new management within the past few weeks, whose values are more in keeping with our goal of providing "5 Star Hospitality at a 3 Star Price." We do care deeply about the quality of service and guest's satisfaction. Bedding is being updated,... More 

Denver, Colorado
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41 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2016

I always check out the showers first and I should have left right then! Moldy and nasty about covers it. Even a good coat of paint couldn't fix these babies! The mat on the floor had black gross mold growing underneath it. Since we were only here for one night, I went and bought flip flops to wear in the... More 

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Thank Sierra R
RobertKarriker, Owner at Branding Iron Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We have recently made some managerial staffing improvements and are retraining all staff to make sure that we all work together as a team to provide clean, comfortable cabins, in addition to providing "5 Star Hospitality at a 3 Star Price." We sincerely apologize that your stay was less than you had hoped for. New... More 

Mooresville, North Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 7 July 2016

We stayed here 2 weeks ago while visiting Yellowstone. It was very dirty and moldy my allergies were terrible the whole time there. On returning home I received my credit card bill. They charged my credit card 3 times for a one time stay! When I called them they blew me off. I now have to deal with a 442.00... More 

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Thank laurelkoenders
RobertKarriker, Owner at Branding Iron Inn, responded to this review

Please contact us immediately so we can find out what happened with your credit card charges. We have new management in place since your stay, and I can personally assure you that if you were charged 3 times for one night, that this is not acceptable, and that we will assist you in correcting any mistake on our part. Please... More 

Vernon, Canada
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110 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016

Cute, rustic cabins but not very clean. Dirty carpet, dingy bedding and mouldy shower stall. In fact no one wanted to even use the shower! Advertised free wi-if but it was slow to non existent-sit outside office if you want a better signal. Owners were very friendly - suggest you look for a better place unless you don't mind old,... More 

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Thank Wendy C
RobertKarriker, Owner at Branding Iron Inn, responded to this review

We are saddened to hear of your experience. Please be advised that we have new management in place as of the beginning of October, and that staff is being trained to a standard of excellence in housekeeping. You should find all future stays clean, comfortable and exceeding your expectations. We do have free wifi, and it should be working in... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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69 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed here 2 nights while visiting Yellowstone, which is a little over an hour away. We were greeted immediately by the friendliest staff! Check in was quick, easy and staff had many recommendations for the area. The grounds are clean and its walking distance to town. The rooms do need some help. They have a lot of cabin-like charm... More 

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Thank Stacey H
RobertKarriker, Owner at Branding Iron Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your reply. Thank you for your positive comments, and know that we are working on the areas of concern. New bedding, quilts, etc, and some new mattresses are being purchased for many of our cabins as we prioritize upgrades. I noticed the date of your stay, and indeed Dubois had some "bad days" around that time. We... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Voted Snowmobile Business of the Year for 2016, we are one of Dubois oldest and most respected hotels. Rustic cabins built in the 40's feature all the modern conveniences and amenities. Private park with grills, picnic tables, fire pit, outdoor activities in summer. Free horse corrals for guests! Five Star Hospitality at a Three Star Price. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Branding Iron Inn

Address: 401 W Ramshorn, Dubois, WY 82513
Region: United States > Wyoming > Dubois
Price Range: RM245 - RM605 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Branding Iron Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 22
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Not good for klds because not very big”
 of 5 bubbles regina1952, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Only one in town with horse corrals is why I booked. Ended up not needing them anyway.”
 of 5 bubbles mh0rst, 17 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Closer to the office if you need wifi, away from the coral to avoid the floodlight.”
 of 5 bubbles FroggyGoneFishing, 10 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Smell the room first then check the sheets”
 of 5 bubbles iamhappy, 13 Sep 2012 | Read review
“Room 10 is very nice. Room 40 has an uncomfortable bed.”
 of 5 bubbles FroggyGoneFishing, 14 Aug 2011 | Read review
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