• In Jackson, Wyoming: The Wort Hotel (tel. 307/733-2190) is a Jackson landmark with comfortable "New West"-style rooms; it's also a good value for its downtown location. In nearby Wilson, I love the wooded whimsy of A Teton Treehouse (tel. 307/733-3233), a B&B located 95 steps from the road up a forested hillside where flying squirrels glide in the canopy.
  • In Gardiner, Montana: The Absaroka Lodge (tel. 406/848-7414) has modern rooms and decks overlooking the Yellowstone River, near the center of town.
  • In West Yellowstone, Montana: Sleek and opulent, but definitively Western, the newly renovated lodge rooms and cabins at the Bar N Ranch (tel. 406/646-0300) are the most distinctive lodgings in the chain-dominated town. Moose Creek Cabins (tel. 406/646-9546) is a good value and one of the better maintained properties in town, with cabins (good for families) and cabin-style motel rooms with queen beds.
  • In Cody, Wyoming: Centered on a serene and green courtyard, the new-and-improved Chamberlin Inn (tel. 888/587-0202) features charming historic rooms and apartment units. Located on the west end of town, The Cody (tel. 307/587-5915) has a colorful, thoroughly Western-chic design in both common areas and guest rooms.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.