Area Information

The summer weather in Northeastern Wyoming can’t be beat.  The skies are a beautiful blue with puffy white clouds.  The temperature is usually in the mid 80’s with a gentle breeze during the day and drops to the 50’s for good sleeping at night.  And, best of all, the humidity is very low making it a comfortable climate.

The environment is unsurpassed.  Looking east, the Red Hills and grasslands offer striking colors.  To the west are wide open views of blue skies and the snow capped peaks of the Big Horn Mountains just 9 miles away.

Buffalo is conveniently located on Highway 16, near the junction of I-25 and I-90. It’s on the main route to, and midway between, Mount Rushmore and Yellowstone National Park.

It is a small town bordered by cattle and sheep ranches.  Many of the ranches were established over a century ago.

Clean and friendly, with a population of about 3800, Buffalo has shops of all varieties, numerous artists and art galleries, services, restaurants, churches, a clinic and hospital.

Unlimited recreational opportunities include fishing, golf, scenic walking trails, senior center, Y.M.C.A.,  theater, library, tennis courts and Carousel Park.  The county fair, rodeo and parade are held each August.

The Buffalo Golf Club is open to the public and one of the finest in Wyoming.  Many of our guests enjoy  the club  for its scenic attributes and because it is never crowded.

Other recreational opportunities in the immediate area include  rock hounding, hiking in the wilderness, horseback riding, bingo, wildlife watching and photography.  Wildlife is visible from almost every road in the state, including the Interstates.

Many of our visitors are fishermen who enjoy trout and other varieties from Lake DeSmet, Healy Reservoir or the many streams and lakes in the Big Horns.  By the end of your first summer you may have several favorite fishing holes. You may find you have them all to yourself unless you have invited company.

The local area is rich in history.  The old Bozeman Trail which took early settlers and gold seekers north ran just East of town.

The excellent Jim Gatchell Museum affords insight into bygone days. Old Fort McKinney, which is now the Veteran’s Home of Wyoming, is just west of town on Highway 16.

Fort Phil Kearney and several battle sites from the Army/Indian conflicts are 13 miles northwest.  Many day trips can be planned around these historical sites.

Centrally located, DEER PARK makes an ideal summer headquarters for exploring this entire area.

The nation’s first national park, Yellowstone is just 235 miles, making a nice side trip. Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole and Cody may be seen on the same trip.  Cody has nightly rodeos and is home of the Buffalo Bill Historic Center.

Custer Battlefield National Monument, the site of Custer’s last stand, is only two hours away.

The Black Hills of both Wyoming and South Dakota are just 3 hours East.  Devil’s Tower, the nation’s first national monument, also makes a nice day trip.  Just over the Big Horns is Hot Springs State Park with hot mineral water and a large buffalo preserve.

Excellent uncrowded roads make exploring a joy.

We hope you will want to come and spend some time with us and enjoy what Northern Wyoming has to offer.

If you do, we think you will come to love the area as we do; for its history, climate, the informal and friendly atmosphere, outdoor recreation and the natural beauty of the land.