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How Strict Are Occupancy Rates at Old Faithful Inn?

How Strict Are Occupancy Rates at Old Faithful Inn?

Old Jan 13th, 2013, 05:21 AM
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How Strict Are Occupancy Rates at Old Faithful Inn?

I made reservations for four nights at Yellowstone's Old Faithful Inn this coming summer. We have 2 Old House rooms with one queen in each room. I have a family of five, two adults and three daughters aged 11, 6 & 6 (yes, twins!). We had to book 2 rooms because the occupancy max on each room is 4. Here are my questions:

1. Is Old Faithful strict about its room occupancy rates?
2. Could a family of 5 realistically sleep in one of these rooms if the occupancy rate is not super strict? We don't mind sleeping on the floor with mats we bring, but if the room is too small and we'd drive each other crazy over four nights we'd stay with the 2 rooms.

I have been to Old Faithful Inn before, but only with three people. I don't have a clear memory of the room sizes, which I remember being comfortable but spartan.

Any information out there would be very helpful. Thanks!
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Old Jan 13th, 2013, 05:40 AM
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Four nights? Get the 2 rooms.
If you do plan to stay in one room, make sure you get the okay to have 5 in there. There's no room for a rollaway bed in a 2bed room. In the historic building there are probably fire codes that prevent overcrowding in the rooms. If you DO try to break the rules and are caught, you'd have to leave and that's a really bad place to be without a room. The towns next to the park book up quickly during peak season.
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Old Jan 13th, 2013, 06:12 AM
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I reread. Your rooms are in the Old House, the original rooms? The rooms are smaller than the room I was talking about. I think you will be very glad to have 2 rooms.
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Old Jan 13th, 2013, 06:50 AM
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No way could five reasonably occupy a room designated for two, which I understand one queen bed to mean (three if all are kids or one is a baby with parents). Our OFI room had about two feet of floor space all around the bed and a postage stamp of a bathroom.
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Old Jan 13th, 2013, 10:29 AM
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I remember seeing a family room when we were there. A really nice room, it was being clean so I stepped in It might be the only family room they have but it was really nice. Might want to call and inquire.
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