The Historic Mansion House Inn, Alive with the Spirit of the Old West, was built in 1903 by Dr. John Lott. A face and place of history that includes the Johnson County Cattle Wars, many calvary and Indian battle sites and more. Located to accommodate day trips to explore Custer's Battlefield and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid's Hole-in-the Wall hideout. Each of the seven guest rooms is appointed with antique furniture,cozy quilts and private bath. Gourmet country breakfast is served daily. A short leisurely walk from your room will take you back in time to Historic Downtown Buffalo.
This room is named for Nate Champion who was considered the hero of the homesteaders during the 1892 cattle war period. Located on the first floor, this room has a king size bed with a country quilt. The bathroom is a tub/shower ensconsed with wainscote and tile walls; warmed with colorful towels. Wood floors, area rugs period furniture with room for lounging compliment this 110 year old room.
Ella, Dr. Lott's wife, was fond of working at home and taking care of her children. This was her sewing room and special place. Ella's room is at the top of the stairway. There is a queen size bed with a bathroom and a shower. The room is large and the reading area is in the rotunda. There are plenty of windows, original wood floors and lots of sunshine. Ella's room is next to the Garden Room sitting area.
In 1878, Fort Mckinney was built and 600 soldiers came to Buffalo. Laurel Avenue, now named Angus Street, had dance halls, saloons and was the red light district. Laurel Avenue is a beautiful room with a king size bed, country quilt and our tribute to a time gone by. The bathroom has a shower complete with colorful oversize bath towels. There are chairs, love seat, and desk for penning postcards or reading. Rollaway bed available on the room for extra fee.
Crazy Horse was an Ogalala Sioux Indian with great tactical ability. He managed to give the Calvary trouble in every conflict he was involved. Although the real truth may be never known, it is believed he was killed by his own people at Ft. Robinson, Nebraska. This room has 2 queen beds, carpeted floor, desk, and bench chairs at the foot of each bed. The bathroom has a shower, and is complimented with our oversized colorful bath towels. The furniture is pine, giving it a natural look. The search for authentic Indian artifacts continues for this room.
Forty miles South of Buffalo is a place called Hole-in-the-Wall. A couple of fellows named Parker and Longabaugh You probably know them as Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. The Hole In The Wall has a queen size bed, desk, chairs to lounge, a large bathtub, and separate shower. The original free standing claw foot bathtub is a hit with travel weary guests. The tub room is ensconsed with Wainscote and plaster walls. When you get in the bathtub, your cares go away, doesn't make any difference if you are a cattle rustler or the sheriff.
The Rendezvous Room is at the back of the building. So named as history tells us, not everyone came in the front dooor. It is quiet, small, and welcomes the morning sun. It has a comfortable setting and warm atmosphere. It has a queen size bed with a country quilt. An antique pine desk is there for writing letters or dropping your keys down from a long drive. The wood floor has been gathering patina for 110 years. The bathroom has a shower and the original sink. Oversize colorful towels accent this room. Business meeting or other, the Rendezvous is a great room.
The invasion of Johnson County in 1892 by the local cattle barons of Wyoming is history itself. We leave it up the other wonderful history scholors at the Jim Gatchell Museum here in Buffalo to give you the details and facts. What we think is the Cattle Barons planned the invasion of Johnson County from a room somewhere in Nebraska, similar to this one. The Cattle Baron Room is in the back corner. The bed is a regular size and the bathroom has a tub/shower. It is accented with colorful oversized towels. It is a wonderful place to spend a relaxing day or weekend.
Nightly Rate: $72-$86
4.4 on July 25, 2014
Most enjoyable, two blocks to the center of town where there are several really nice, independent shops and museums. Rooms are very clean and decorated with western antiques. Breakfast, while not huge is truly home made quality! All in all a wonderful experience!
4.4 on July 06, 2014
My wife and I stayed here during our recent trip to Yellowstone. Buffalo is a great western town with character and sites reminding us of true western lifestyle. The Mansion House Inn fit right in with great character and charm. The room was great, beds comfortable, and conditions were in keeping with the best kept hotels. The air conditioning struggled to keep up with the 90 degree weather but comfortable none the less. The food was delicious but simple. Presentation was second to none. The host and hostess were extremely accommodating. Would love to stay there again.
5 on January 22, 2013
I travel for my job, and was home in Casper for Christmas with my children. The day after I had an opportunity to meet a friend from Sheridan. I wanted someplace special, and found it. Our stay was an unforgettable experience. The home is incredible, and the staff was awesome. Everyone went above and beyond to accomodate. I had a connection problem with the wifi, and the manager didn't stop until we resolved it. It snowed overnight (how cool is that!) and in the morning, the lot was plowed and our cars were swept clean. Thank you for your hospitality. I highly reccomend this establishment. I love Victorian architechture, and this had it all. 12 out of 5 stars! Jim
Lake DeSmet, Custer Battlefield, Meadowlark Ski Resort, Jim Gatchell Museum, Butch Cassidy & Sundance Kid Hideout, TA Ranch, Downtown, Mountains, Small town
Casper, WY (CPR-Natrona County Intl.) 110 miles
Take I-25 North for approximately 110 miles. Take exit 298. Turn left at the stop sign. You are on South Main Street. Proceed about 3 miles through downtown and one red light. After the red light, the Inn is on the right side about 3 blocks.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Largest swimming pool in Wyoming Free Admission, Developed and undeveloped hiking trails, Horseback riding in the Big Horn Mountains, Outlaw Caves, Picnic area, Religious Services, Rodeo, Ski area
Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn
Conference Rooms, Library, Piano, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Small Family Gatherings Catered, Small Conferences Catered, Travel Groups Catered
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Desk, Internet Service, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi
Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Snow shoe rental, Snow shoe trails, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports
Grand Marnier French Toast
Thick sliced bread with traditional batter and accented with Grand Marnier and fresh fruit.