Fodor's Expert Review The Mad Carpenter Inn

353 N. 8th St., Laramie, Wyoming, 82072, USA

When you stay here, you'll likely meet the "Mad Carpenter" himself, Lawrence Thomas, who lovingly restored this historic home with the help of his wife, Danny Rue, whose fabulous homemade granola is available every morning with breakfast. There are two guest rooms in the main house, each individually decorated (note that only one has a private bath). For only a bit more money, you can rent "The Dollhouse," a separate cottage behind the main home that has its own deck, kitchenette, and jetted tub.

PROS

  • great downtown location near the university
  • good value in a beautiful historic home
  • fabulous breakfast, including homemade cinnamon rolls

CONS

  • one room doesn't have an attached bath
  • like all local lodging, it fills up quickly during busy months
  • finding on-street parking can be a challenge (but owners do provide a pass)

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Intimate
Central
Local Flavor
$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 307-742–0870

HOTEL DETAILS

3 rooms
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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