This historic hotel started as a boarding house when Agnes Chamberlin opened it in 1904. She sold the Chamberlin in 1937. In 1941, the name was changed to Pawnee Hotel. In 2005, new owners changed the name to Chamberlin Inn as a tribute to the matriarch of Cody society. Renovations were done on the original hotel, barn, courthouse (Park County’s firs courthouse is on property), and courtyard. It’s been in continuous operation since 1904.
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I stayed in the guest apartment, which was originally part of the barn. I was thrilled to see a fireplace as I walked into the spacious living area and kitchen. I loved the antique decor blending with modern amenities like high-end kitchen appliances including a Nespresso coffee machine. The bedroom is big too. I loved the extra touch of a small box of chocolates on the bed for sweet dreams. I was drawn to the bathroom down a short hallway because of its black and white tile floor and pedestal sink.
After my 7 hour drive from Denver, I was thrilled to have a comfortable space that would be my adventure basecamp during my stay in Cody. I was also happy to have a wonderful small bar serving not only great cocktails but small bites in the main part of the Chamberlin Inn. After settling in, I relaxed in the sunroom while sipping a Death in the Afternoon cocktail, which is a nod to Ernest Hemingway. He finished his manuscript “Death in the Afternoon” during his stayed in the Chamberlin Hotel in 1932. The Hemingway King Studio Suite is the room he stayed in. The cocktail paired perfectly with the Brie, fig and caramalized onions flatbread I ordered for an early dinner. I thoroughly enjoyed having dinner in the sunroom warmed by a cozy fire while chatting with other guests as they moseyed in for happy hour.
The Chamberlin Inn is elegant and beautifully restored. What makes it extra special is its staff. Everyone I interacted was friendly and gave me a huge dose of Wyoming hospitality during my 4-night stay. I’m already looking forward to another stay at the Chamberlin Inn next time I head to Cody and Yellowstone.
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