Renovating, restoring and maintaining the authenticity of each unique property is a labor of love for the owners. It's not surprising to hear these properties referred to as affectionately as an old friend
Rocky Mountain States, USA (Vocus) May 24, 2010
The Historic Hotels of the Rockies is an extraordinary assortment of lodges, each with its own distinct personality. A quartet of new members all with easy access to Yellowstone National Park, the Chamberlin Inn and the Historic Hotel Greybull, both located in Wyoming, and The Pollard Hotel & Restaurant and the Sacajawea Hotel in Montana, add their individuality to the eclectic mix of nineteen properties.
“Renovating, restoring and maintaining the authenticity of each unique property is a labor of love for the owners. It’s not surprising to hear these properties referred to as affectionately as an old friend,” said Jim Osterfoss, President of Historic Hotels of the Rockies.
In Three Forks, Montana the Sacajawea Hotel is a grand old dame that has undergone a sweeping renovation that has restored her to her days of glory. She once ruled the roads and railways, providing travelers with a taste of refinery not typically found in the Old West. Today, she continues that tradition as a hotel of distinction. The in-house restaurant Pompey’s Grille, named after the famous guide’s son, serves expertly grilled steaks. With four rivers nearby, the surrounding area is known for its Blue Ribbon trout fishing waters. http://www.sacajaweahotel.com
Also in Montana, the town of Red Lodge is home to the eminent Pollard Hotel & Restaurant. Established in 1893, The Pollard was the town’s first brick building and its signature property. Over the years its rooms have seen both famous and notorious characters including Buffalo Bill Cody, Calamity Jane and outlaw the Sundance Kid to name a few. The lodge has been carefully restored to its period elegance with the addition of modern conveniences. Fine service, excellent food, and Victorian ambiance are the hallmarks of this beauty. http://www.thepollard.com
The Chamberlin Inn in Cody, Wyoming is a boutique hotel featuring 22 restored rooms, one in which Ernest Hemingway stayed in 1932 after completing the manuscript “Death in the Afternoon.” Papa, as he was known, spent his time fishing, swapping stories with locals and sipping drinks at the Irma Bar at night, many of the same activities today’s guests can indulge in. While here, learn more about one of the West’s most colorful figures, Buffalo Bill Cody – soldier, bison hunter, trapper and showman - for whom the Wyoming city is named. Nearby restaurants provide many dining options. http://www.chamberlininn.com
The Historic Hotel Greybull in Greybull, Wyoming was built in the boom days of Wyoming’s oil and gas industry, between 1914 and 1918. During the tough years of the Great Depression a Speakeasy was hidden in the basement. Visitors can still see the outline of the tunnel entrances that were used all over town to elude the authorities. Today’s guests will appreciate the recently renovated small hotel that features nine rooms restored to the original period style and the charming Mylo’s Coffee Shop. Things to do include exploring the rich Native American history abundant in the area, including Medicine Wheel, visiting the dinosaur digs near Shell Canyon, and driving the Big Horn Scenic Byway through the majestic Big Horn Mountains, one of the most beautiful drives in America. http://www.historichotelgreybull.com
She may be a Victorian lady, a grand old dame, a frontier girl, or a Wild West free spirit, whatever you call her – she’s got personality and visitors to any of the hotels affiliated with the Historic Hotels of the Rockies will find she’s unforgettable.
About Historic Hotels of the Rockies
An eclectic collection of 19 vintage properties, the Historic Hotels of the Rockies resurrect the glory days of the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. For detailed information on each hotel, go to http://www.historic-hotels.com. View the online Press Room at http://www.historic-hotels.com/press_room/hotel_news_mainview2
Jim Osterfoss, President
Historic Hotels of the Rockies
jim (at) nwmbb (dot) com
Vicky Nash, PR Representative
Resort Trends, Inc. - Tourism & Resort Communications
Vicky (at) ResortTrends (dot) com
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