Occidental Hotel

A stop at the Buffalo Visitor Centre and we were reminded of the Historic Occidental Hotel in downtown Buffalo.

 

Well being the cowboys we are, we need a watering hole about now so we did a quick trip down the historic downtown and found the Occidental Hotel. Ordered up an Occidental Porter, their own brewed brown ale, a lighter but similar Guinness tasting beer.

 

This hotel was built in 1880 and restored in 2008 to its 1908 finish. Complete with pressed copper ceilings, mahogany and stained glass bar, with original bullet holes.

 

One of the dining rooms leading through to the downstairs Hotel rooms has another magnificent full wall length mirrored sideboard.

 

The Hotel is decked out in period turn of the century furniture and has a number of photos lining its hallways of past famous and if not, infamous visitors. These include Buffalo Bill Cody, Teddy Roosevelt, Tom Horn, Butch Cassidy, the Sundance Kid and Calamity Jane to name a few. Now it's had Jackaroo and Kathouse Kelli! Haa haa haa! 🙂 🙂

 

It is said the most famous western Western novel ever written “The Virginian” by Owen Wister was based on events of Cowboys, gunslingers and the first 'walk down' (shootout) that visited or happened in front of the Occidental Hotel.

The Occidental Hotel has received awards from True West Magazine and the National Geographic Traveler Magazine.

This is also home to the Netflix series of 'Longmire', great show! So a pic of the building was required.

 

Kat xo

 

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