Stopped here while driving through the Historic Hotels of the Rockies group for an article and fell instantly in love with the place.
The story behind the furnishings is an interesting one and worth asking the owners about. The saloon is breathtakingly old fashioned complete with bullet holes in the walls and the lobby makes you want to throw yourself down in an overstuffed chair and listen to the music from the 30's and 40's coming from the radio. In short, this is a great place!
In the middle of nowhere might insinuate there would be nothing of substance in Buffalo, WY, but rest assured there is! My traveling companion and I had a quick lunch in the saloon - she having chili, me having tomato bisque (yes, bisque in the middle of the Wyoming prairie!). The bartender is funny and a story teller!
The dining room is truly the highlight of the hotel. Tables in the windows and the safe make for an enjoyable dining experience coupled with delicious food.
The rooms of the hotel each have some kind of story attached to them as this was once a thriving brothel and the madam's rooms are rumored to have a ghost.
This is one location that is highly recommended for fans of the old west!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 1880 Historical Hotel, Saloon, Cafe and Western Dining Restaurant Living museum, outdoor green area along Clear Creek ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Historic Occidental Hotel And Saloon And The Virginian Restaurant