On a 6000 mile roadtrip, I reserved the Hole in the Wall room for a night, to fall between the Badlands, Mt Rushmore and the Devil's Tower on the east, and Yellowstone on the west. Did not tell my wife. As we came into Buffalo after dark, she was completely puzzled where we would be spending the night, after passing by all the properties she considered likely choices. When I pulled up in front of this ancient red brick structure she thought was a feedstore, she was beside herself. Turned out our stay at the Occidental was the highlight of the trip. What a charming place! We absolutely loved it. I have been trying to think of a way to do it again, tho there are too many other places we have yet to see. Only thing I would do different - we would arrive no later than 3 or 4 in the afternoon, so we could view all the rooms before they were occupied. When we arrived, our was the only one still open for viewing.
- 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
- The Historic Occidental Hotel & Saloon And The Virginian Restaurant Buffalo, Wyoming