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“A Step Back In Time”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Virginian Hotel

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Virginian Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Medicine Bow
San Antonio, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A Step Back In Time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2013

It doesn't like like much from the outside but once you cross over the door way you enter in to another world. The food was good!, We were give permission to snoop and we were taken back on the rooms decor. They were excellently furnished in another era. They people there we very nice and answered questions we had and told us history about the hotel. To think all these important and outlaws had been there. Nothing fancy, just down home folks. Feather bed were a trip but slept like a baby....yes you sink in the beds, my husband and I were very close that night but we slept good. I recommend this place and look forward to going back. They have big truck parking and the rates are very good.

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled on business
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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2013 via mobile

I drive by this place a lot because I prefer Highway 30 to the Interstate. The Virginian author Owen Wister had a cabin across the street. When I stop I eat a very heavy breakfast - the omelets are huge as well as the lunches. The rooms are renovated in old west motif. Medicine Bow is a regular small town, so don't expect the red carpet treatment

  • Stayed January 2013
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Missouri Valley, Iowa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2012

The front is nice; Flowers and antiques. I thought "This is going to be fun." No. I know it's old, but it smells so musty. The carpet is dirty. (I would rather it have the old wooden floors than dirty carpet). This would make a great place to tour, eat and maybe stay in their motel part, but someone needs to get busy and clean, clean, clean.
I could not have eaten there. They should drink at home. It's really a shame.
We didn't stay. Look at the rooms first.

Room Tip: drove on to Rawlins. stayed at the Comfort Inn, twice the $ but worth it.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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St. Louis, Missouri USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2012

We visited the Virginian Hotel in Medicine Bow, Wyoming. It is located out in the middle of nowhere and with very few trees to buffer the constant dusty wind that is blowing constantly. The hyotel has three floors with a few rooms located on the main level but most of the rooms are on the second and third floors. The majority of the rooms are fairly small with sparse space to store luggage or belongings and most of the rooms have to share a common bathroom located at the center point of the long corridor of rooms on the second and third floors. Only the suites have private baths with claw foot bath tubs. The hotel proper is papered in Victorian gold and burgundy medallion wallpaper, has velvet draperies and pressed tin on its 12 foot high ceilings. The main floor has a "Eating House," the formal "Owen Wister Dining Room," and the "Shiloh Saloon," which still has bullet holes riddled throughout to remind guests of some past shootout. The rooms have antique brass beds which have a tired look to them as a number of the beds had an inward lean from the foot and the head boards., There is no air conditioning in the hotel . As a final measure of the authenticity of the time period when this hotel was completed (1911) there are no modern amenities in the rooms; i.e., no television sets or telephones. But if you want to step back into the wild wild west days you can do just that at The Virginian Hotel.

Room Tip: Would be a good idea to choose a room on the back side of the hotel as there are train tracks across...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Wyoming
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2011

Due to bad roads, my pre-teen son & I decided we either needed to stay here or go to Laramie. I do not regret the decision to stay at the Virginan. The staff was nice, food was good, my dog was welcomed, the rooms were clean & the price was decent. If you're looking for a 4 star modern hotel, you're at the wrong place. If you're ok with decent accommodations with a rich history, give it a shot. Trains... Yes, you hear em. Turn the fan for some white noise & its not unbearable. We were allowed to tour the property. Historic rooms do not have private baths but were cool to look at. Rooms on main floor were basic with bath/shower, tv, desk, mini fridge & 2 beds. I'd stay again if need be. I've defiantly stayed in much worse for way more money.

  • Stayed December 2011
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10 Thank wyodiva
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pleasantview
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2011

it was reallybad.they need to clean it up.no air.just afan in window.fan to big would not fit.food was good.clean sheetsand towels.bath roomwas old.carpet was dirty .train came thur every 15 minutes.i would like to buy the book the virginian

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
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6 Thank janice h
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Yigo, Mariana Islands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2011

The rooms need some work. There is no aircon. Trains run every 15 minutes throughout the night. But that is Medicine Bow. You have to accept that if you want to stay in the town. The food in the restaurant is worth the wait. If it were any different, it wouldbn't be Medicine Bow.

Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Virginian Hotel
Address: 404 Lincoln Highway, Medicine Bow, WY 82329
Region: United States > Wyoming > Medicine Bow
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Medicine Bow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 61
Also Known As:
Virginian Hotel Medicine Bow, Wyoming

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