Elephant Head Lodge

Elephant Head Lodge
EHL view to the West
North Fork of Shoshone River
EHL Dining
Wildlife visitors
EHL Playground
Entertain guests
Make new friends, and help create memories.
Visit, meet people world wide, and enjoy life.
Enjoy Yellowstone National Park
Make lifelong friends, while you work.
EHL cabins
Enjoy the outdoors
Bond as a family and have new experiences.
Learn new skills, help each other, and be HAPPY

Summer Lodge Jobs near Yellowstone Park!

The Elephant Head Lodge is looking for motivated employees to join our summer 2018 crew in the mountains of the Shoshone National Forest outside the East Entrance of Yellowstone National Park.

We are located 11.7 miles outside the East Entrance of Yellowstone National Park, 40 miles west of Cody, Wyoming, and on the Shoshone National Forest.

About Elephant Head Lodge

We are a small, well-established, family run lodge known for its fine dining, breathtaking views and wildlife, and relaxed atmosphere.  We have 15 small cabins that house 2-8 guests per cabin, restaurant, lounge, arrange horse back riding, and fishing within walking distance.

Spending a summer working just outside of Yellowstone Park is a once in a lifetime experience!

Positions start as early as end of April and run as late as October, our season with guests runs from mid May to end of September, weather permitting.

The Employee Experience

This will be an experience of a lifetime - working, as well as being able to enjoy natures beauty and the outdoors. You will build a family-bond with the other employees, be able to help others, and inspire guests to have a memorable vacation to the Yellowstone National Park area. Come to have FUN and grow as a person. We anxiously await your enthusiasm and sharing/learning of your skills/talents that you can help us with in the hospitality and tourism field.

Ideal Candidate

  • Enjoys the outdoors, is self-motivated, responsible and a team player. 
  • Is happy to learn and help others and help our guests have a memorable vacation
  • Wants to develop friendships and have a wonderful, unique, lifetime experience in a family atmosphere.

Room and Board

Room and board are provided to each employee. Our housing is on the upper end of the property and a couple minute walk to our main lodge. Generally, living quarters are available for shared two-four person occupancy. Bathrooms are shared. The housing is provided, as well as linens and towels as needed. You are provided with three nutritious meals a day - breakfast, lunch, and dinner at designated times.

Employee Perks

Employee salaries are based on the job requirements and determined prior to being hired. A big bonus – room and board are provided, and no drive time or expense needed to get to work. We expect you will find your time spent here filled with many new friendships and frequent opportunities for wilderness, outdoor experiences and fresh air, including horseback riding, fishing, ziplining, guided tours, hiking, relaxing, viewing wildlife & scenery, painting, Cody Nite rodeo, western shopping, entertainment, and FUN in the Shoshone National Forest, Yellowstone National Park, and Cody, WY. Take advantage of discounts to participate and enjoy the area. Paychecks are distributed twice a month. Bonus possible if you finish out the season agreed upon.

Getting Here and Getting Around

Our lodge is located 11.7 miles from Yellowstone National Park’s east entrance and 40 miles west of Cody, Wyoming. The nearest airports are the Cody Airport 40 miles from the lodge, or the Billings, Montana airport at 150 miles. We suggest bringing your own vehicle if possible, if you would like to see the sights away from the lodge.

For Fun

This is a great area to experience the west and great outdoors. On your time off you can ride horses, fish, hike, camp, view wildlife and beautiful scenery, photograph, relax, or visit the nearby National Parks. The opportunities are endless!

We are located in the Shoshone National Forest (the oldest National Forest) just 11.7 miles from Yellowstone National Park’s East Entrance. Our highway from Cody is often called the most scenic 50 miles in America, as stated by President Theodore Roosevelt. We are 40 miles west of Cody, WY which has the fabulous Buffalo Bill Cody Center of the West, water rafting, nightly rodeos, unique western shopping opportunities, as well as a Walmart.

Our Jobs

We will be looking for employees for end of April/first of May into October, or some variation to that, depending on your schedule and positions held.  Pre-season employees will be preparing for the season and un-winterizing the facilities. Season for guests will be from Mid-May until end of September, where employees will be servicing our guests. While Post-season employees will be helping shutdown for the season and winterizing the facilities.  Employees must be at least 18 years of age. Basic first aid training is beneficial for all employees. Schedules can also be affected by weather permitting, especially early and late seasons.

All Around Lodge Worker

Elephant Head Lodge near Cody, WY & Yellowstone National Park

Looking for an energetic, hard working, positive worker to help us with multiple duties within our job openings of Chef/cook/kitchen help, Cabin attendant/housekeeping, Bartender, Front desk/receptionist, and/or Maintenance/Landscaping. May in to October, or some variation of that, depending on your schedule and availability.


Elephant Head Lodge near Cody, WY & Yellowstone National Park

Organizing, operating, maintaining, and inventorying a small rural bar/lounge and entertain our guests mainly in early- to mid-evenings. Must be at least 21 years old. Also be willing to help out in other lodge area positions.

Cabin Attendant/Housekeeping

Elephant Head Lodge near Cody, WY & Yellowstone National Park
Clean, inventory, and maintain 15 guest cabins. Other duties will include laundry, cleaning the office, kitchen, restaurant, storage and any other cleanup inside and outside of our facilities. Also to include some plant caretaking and landscaping.

Campfire and/or Lodge Entertainment

Elephant Head Lodge near Cody, WY & Yellowstone National Park

Sing, play musical instruments, tell stories, star-watching, etc. to entertain people in the evenings around the campfire or in the lodge, preferably in the “Western, fun, and family” spotlight. Experience is preferred.

Chef/Cook/Kitchen/Restaurant help

Elephant Head Lodge near Cody, WY & Yellowstone National Park

We offer guests breakfast and dinner. We need “front-” &/or “back-” house employees to serve as Chef, prep cook, line cook, host guests, waiter/waitress, bus tables, serve alcohol, run cash register and credit card machine, dishwasher, inventory/ordering supplies, checking in shipments, campfires, prepare lunches, prepare staff meals, kitchen and restaurant cleanup. Team work is extremely important. Chef position - experience preferred.

Maintenance and Landscaping

Elephant Head Lodge near Cody, WY & Yellowstone National Park

Maintain inside and outside of cabins, other buildings, and grounds, as well as possible vehicles. Including landscaping. May include plumbing, electrical, woodworking, carpentry,and special projects. Must be self motivated and a handy-person. Experience preferred.

Office help/Front desk clerk/receptionist/bookkeeper

Elephant Head Lodge near Cody, WY & Yellowstone National Park

Must be organized, a “happy” people person, friendly, communication skills, have an ability to schedule guests, make reservations, answer the phone, deal with guests in a positive way, multi-task, think quickly, answer questions, gift shop clerk, run a cash register and credit card machines, bookkeeping assistant, help schedule horse rides, ordering, computer skills, check-ins and check-outs.  Experience preferred, but not required.


Elephant Head Lodge near Cody, WY & Yellowstone National Park

Must have a though knowledge of horses & proper western tack use, good riding skills and a sense of responsibility – guest, horse, and employee safety are a priority. You must possess a friendly personality, excellent communication skills, and a genuine willingness to socialize with guests. Experience with kids is a definite plus. Duties to include – help schedule horse rides, assist in organizing and taking out daily trail rides, help maintain several head of horses, basic care and feeding practices, willing to learn and possibly clean local trails to be used, guest entertainment and activities, general horse related chores, and possibly help with campfires. Must have a desire to get to know our horses and learn new horse care skills if needed. Backcountry experience/knowledge and first aid is a plus. Western music talents is a bonus. Experience preferred. Must be willing to help out in other areas, as needed.

How to Apply

Please submit your application online.

Include a resume if beneficial to job placement.  As we will have phone interviews, a recent photo is nice.

Learn more about working at Elephant Head Lodge.

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