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Occidental Hotel & Restaurant

10 N Main St

Buffalo, WY 82834

Phone: 877-447-3612

Established in 1880

Number of Rooms: 14

The Historic Occidental Hotel in Buffalo, Wyoming has hosted many notorious guests over the years including Butch Cassidy and the Hole-in-the-Wall Gang, Calamity Jane, Buffalo Bill, Tom Horn, Teddy Roosevelt, President Herbert Hoover and Ernest Hemingway. The Virginian Restaurant at the Occidental Hotel is named after the famous novel "The Virginian" by Owen Wister who also spent a fair amount of time there. Colorful cowboys, lawmen and drifters were regular customers. Today, the hotel has been accurately and beautifully restored to its original grandeur. Current owners Dawn and John Wexo purchased the building in 1997 and began a 10-year restoration process. All rooms and suites are furnished with antiques and decorated in elegant period style. Many original features remain such as the embossed tin ceilings and several antique chairs along with the 23 bullet holes in the saloon. The 25-foot back bar in the saloon was brought in by wagon over a hundred years ago. True West Magazine recognized this gem by recently naming The Occidental Hotel “The Best Hotel in the West”. National Geographic Traveler included the Occidental Hotel in the top 129 Hotels to visit in North America 2009.

Nearby Attractions
Jim Gatchell Memorial Museum of the West,
Crazy Woman Canyon
Little Bighorn National Battlefield

**The Virginian Restaurant**
Author Owen Wister wrote portions of his famous western novel The Virginian while staying at the Occidental. Some believe the book’s shootout to have occurred right outside the historic hotel, one of the first such written scenes in the genre. Today, The Virginian Restaurant serves authentic Western fare prepared by Chef Norman Henry, whose culinary expertise is staggering. Buffalo steaks are the signature entrée, but prime rib, filet mignon and outstanding seafood selections also grace the menu.
**The Busy Bee Café**
This recently renovated bakery and soda fountain is the place to go for delicious baked goods and ice cream treats including old fashioned malts. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are also served in this casually welcoming establishment with views of Clear Creek.

Banquet & Conference Space

The most popular room for meetings at the Occidental is the Library. Amid over 10,000 books groups of 7-15 get lots of work accomplished. Other rooms like the Stockman’s Dining Room or the Old Saloon also feature authentic western ambiance and can accommodate larger groups of up to 60. The Occidental has all the up-to-the minute technology including wireless internet and complete business support services to help conferences and meetings run smoothly.


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