Intro to Wyoming hotels and accommodations
Hotels in Wyoming
For most visitors to the Cowboy State, the top attraction offered by hotels in Wyoming is their remoteness, and the tranquility and peace that go with it. So you’ll find Wyoming accommodation is often set away from the beaten track—think lakeside log cabins with warming stoves, simple ranches on empty prairies, or skiing lodges with mountain-side views. You’ll find traditional luxury here too, especially at the hotels in Wyoming’s small number of cities. There are also some superb Wyoming spa hotels, first-class ski resorts that are fully equipped with modern conveniences, and roadside inns offering the best in Wyoming hotel deals.
Things to see in Wyoming
The number 1 attraction in Wyoming is also its biggest—Yellowstone National Park. First set aside for the nation in 1872, its famed geothermal waterworks, especially Old Faithful Geyser, have endeared it to the public since the start. As well as spouts of steam, sulfur mounds, and mud volcanoes, visitors to this pristine wilderness get a chance to spot wild bison, elk, and wolves. Nearby are the splintered snowy peaks of the Grand Teton National Park. At Jackson Hole these snows and slopes together form one of the most challenging of America’s ski slopes. The off-piste areas in particular are a draw for new generations of free skiers. Another natural phenomenon that pulls in the crowds is Devils Tower in the northeast of the state. This bizarre 5,000-foot high plug of volcanic rock springs from the surrounding plains like a snaggletooth. It’s instantly recognizable to many from its star appearance in sci-fi film Close Encounters.
Where to stay in Wyoming
Cheyenne, the capital, is the largest city in Wyoming, but happens to be on the other side of the state from the attractions around Yellowstone. That said, it does have the best business hotels in Wyoming, and one of the largest rodeos in North America performs here each year. Historic Buffalo sits closer to the northern highlights, particularly the Bighorn National Forest. But Cody, to the west, is the town with best access to Yellowstone. For excellent ski hotels, try Jackson Hole, which is also the gateway to the Tetons. And for a spot of Western arts and high culture, Casper is a great choice.
How to get to Wyoming
Wyoming’s great strength is its remoteness, and that holds even if you fly in. Jackson Hole Airport has some regular connections to major cities across the country, but most of the other airports only have carriers flying regional routes. Casper has some links to Denver, Salt Lake City, and Las Vegas, as does the small airport at Cody. By road, travel to Wyoming is best done on the interstates. I-80 runs east to west in the south, linking Cheyenne to Salt Lake City, while I-25 will take you from Denver into Wyoming, then north through to Casper and Buffalo.
Wyoming travel guides
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