1032 12th Street
Photo courtesy of Chamberlin Inn
Chamberlin InnThere’s no shortage of Wild West history in Cody, Wyoming, but the Chamberlin Inn claims a piece of literary history as well: A hotel ledger, discovered when new owners bought the hotel in 2005, revealed that Ernest Hemingway had been a guest in 1932. A careful renovation of the original 1904 hotel, about an hour east of Yellowstone, coaxed its early-20th-century charms to life while incorporating modern comforts such as large flat-screen TVs, organic silk linens, and Italian bath products. In addition to the 17 rooms in the main building (including the Hemingway Room), there’s a cottage with high ceilings and a claw-foot tub; a barn that was converted into apartments and a loft; and a two-story apartment that was originally a county courthouse. A glassed-in conservatory houses a bar that serves cocktails and wine and, during the warmer months, hosts live music.