17 Places to Hang Your Hat in the West

Occidental Hotel Buffalo, Wyoming

Occidental Hotel was founded in 1879 in a tent on the banks of Clear Creek, at the foot of the Bighorn Mountains in Buffalo, Wyoming, and became a favorite stopping place along the Bozeman Trail. In 1880, a log structure was constructed and hosted many of the most famous people of the Old West. Owen Wister, author of the classic Western novel, The Virginian, frequented the Johnson County area and based his characters on gunslingers and cowboys he’d met in Occidental’s Saloon. The current brick
buildings, constructed between 1903 and 1908, replaced the original log structure. Two restoration projects, in 1990 and 2008, took the Occidental back to those turn-of-the-last-century days with period furnishings but modern conveniences.

Visitors today enjoy the the historic Occidental Saloon, Busy Bee Cafe, and The Virginian Restaurant,  which serve fine steaks, gourmet wild game and specialty desserts. Experience an authentic Old West stay in the Occidental’s Historic Hotel and Living Museum.

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Occidental Hotel

10 Main Street, Buffalo, Wyoming 82834 • 307-684-0451 • OccidentalWyoming.com


 


 

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