Fodor's Expert Review Spirit West River Lodge

Encampment, Wyoming, 82325, USA Fodor's Choice

Beside the Encampment River, this massive log structure has walls of lichen-covered rocks and large windows overlooking the water and surrounding scenery. Stained glass and Western artwork—most of it by owner R.G. Finney, who is known for his wildlife bronzes and paintings—fill the lodge. His wife, Lynn, who serves the full breakfast, is a Senior Olympic gold medalist in cycling and a native of the area. She can direct you to the best cycling routes and cross-country-skiing trails. The lodge has about a half-mile of private-access fishing on the Encampment River, and each room has a private entrance off a deck overlooking the river. The three-bedroom guesthouse has a full kitchen and private access, as well as river frontage. Some units have TVs and full kitchens.

PROS

  • quiet
  • secluded location
  • quiet, secluded location
  • right on the river, with great views
  • owners R.G. and Lynn are warm and welcoming

CONS

  • a short jaunt from downtown
  • its small number of rooms can fill up quickly
  • a 10-minute walk (or short drive) into downtown Riverside
  • only children 12 and older are allowed

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
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Remote
Local Flavor
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HOTEL INFO

Phones: 888-289–8321-for reservations | 307-326–5753

HOTEL DETAILS

6 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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