- Old Faithful Inn (Yellowstone National Park, WY; tel. 866/439-7375; www.travelyellowstone.com): If you ever wonder whether there's really art in architecture, look at the way the rustic simplicity and monumental structure of this inn make a perfect fit just across the way from one of nature's most astonishing creations. A lattice of logs climbs to an 85-foot ceiling. You can find peace in the upper balconies, or join the convivial crowds around the big stone fireplace below.
- Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole (Jackson, WY; tel. 307/732-5000; www.fourseasons.com/jacksonhole): The most deluxe lodging option in Teton Village, the chic Four Seasons opened in December 2004 and immediately set a new standard for ski-in, ski-out luxury.
- Jenny Lake Lodge (Grand Teton National Park, WY; tel. 800/628-9988; www.gtlc.com): My favorite property in any national park, this small cabin-resort offers seclusion, top-notch food, and individual attention. The property is a hybrid of mountain-lake resort and dude ranch, with many extras included in its prices.
- The Chamberlin Inn (Cody, WY; tel. 888/587-0202; www.chamberlininn.com): A block from the center of town, the new and improved Chamberlin Inn is Cody's best lodging option. It features charming historic rooms and apartment units. Consider asking for the Hemingway Suite, where "Papa" stayed in 1932.
- The Occidental Hotel (Buffalo, WY; tel. 307/684-0451; www.occidentalwyoming.com): Born as a tent in 1878, the Occidental has burned to the ground and been lost in a poker game in its storied history. The hotel has been beautifully restored for the new millennium.
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.