What would make a seemingly rational, retired Physician, consider a winter trip from Sun Valley, ID to the Eastern Wyoming Elk Mountain Hotel? Well...the answer is obvious! This year the 600 mile trip through the "Blizzard of 2010" ...requiring 2 days instead of the usual 9 hours was a weather crapshoot...but well worth it! The answer is equally simple........great food, great hospitality, and great, historic accomodations!!! So we did it for the Thanksgiving HOLIDAY and we are glad and grateful that we were able to complete both the TO journey and the FROM journey safely!!
A wonderful place...warm, cozy, and with great to WONDERFUL food, service, and hospitality. Thanksgiving dinner with our friends from ASPEN (Snowmass), CO was an outstanding event.
We got out in the - temps and the extremely minus temps to photograph the area...and we were welcomed back at the HOTEL with warm coffees and the like!! Deer, elk, and the like make this a fun place for amatuer photographers. We did not bring our studded tired mountain bikes this trip ...but we could have!
In conclusion: This is a great place...........for fun, food (super EXCELLENT), and hospitality..................Try it .....you will like it............we are coming back and that means a 1200 mile round trip.............and we have great restaurants here in Sun Valley......so there must be something special at the Elk Mountain Hotel and the Elk Mtn Restaurant!!!
dvp (David V. Puz, MD)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This is a small Victorian country inn (est 1905) in its own grounds next to the Medicine Bow River. Located midway between Laramie and Rawlins and just 3 miles south of the I-80. We are an adult facility with no accommodation for children or pets. The hotel has a dining room offering full service breakfasts and gourmet style dinners. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Historic Elk Mountain Hotel Wyoming