Elephant Head Lodge

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Elephant Head Lodge
Elephant Head Lodge is located in Wyoming
Elephant Head Lodge
Location Park County, Wyoming, USA
Nearest city Cody, Wyoming
Coordinates 44°27′18″N 109°48′13″W / 44.45500°N 109.80361°W / 44.45500; -109.80361Coordinates: 44°27′18″N 109°48′13″W / 44.45500°N 109.80361°W / 44.45500; -109.80361
Built 1926
Architect Thurston, Harry & Josephine
Architectural style Other
Governing body FOREST SERVICE
MPS Dude Ranches along the Yellowstone Highway in the Shoshone National Forest
NRHP Reference # 03001107
Added to NRHP October 30, 2003[1]

The Elephant Head Lodge is a guest lodge on the road to, and only 12 miles from, the east entrance of Yellowstone National Park, in Shoshone National Forest. The ranch includes two main lodges surrounded by support buildings and guest cabins. Beginning in 1926, the Elephant Head was developed by Buffalo Bill Cody's niece, Josephine Thurston and her husband Harry W. Thurston. The lodge was named after a distinctive rock formation that rises above the property.[2]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Elephant Head Lodge". National Register of Historic Places. Wyoming State Preservation Office. 2008-10-25. 

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