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Explore the Old Town Trail in Cody, Wyoming

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Explore the Old Town Trail in Cody, Wyoming

Take a step back in time during your stay with The Cody Hotel in Cody, Wyoming, when you visit Old Town Trail. The historic site is a collection of old buildings that date back as far as 1879, and the village is less than a half-mile from our hotel. You’ll feel the ancient spirit of the west as you enter the site, which features 27 buildings, a cemetery, as well as Native American artifacts and relics from Montana and Wyoming. Continue reading to capture the essence of the Old Town Trail and what you can expect to experience and see during your visit to Cody, Wyoming. 

How Trail Came to Be

Each of the 27 buildings located at the trail was gently disassembled from their original sites, carefully moved, and reassembled in Cody by Bob Edgar, a Western historian. Among the buildings, you’ll find an old general store, saloon, cabins, a post office, and other structures that have been well-preserved over the years. If you’re looking for an authentic western atmosphere, you’ll find it in Cody, Wyoming, at Old Town Trail. 

Step into a Part of History

Have you ever caught yourself entirely captivated by an old western movie so much that you felt as though you were born in the wrong time period? The best part about the Old Town Trail is that there is no such thing as a replica at this historic site. All of the buildings are entirely original, and you’ll be walking on the same floorboards that once graced the presence of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Along with buildings, you’ll find authentic carriages, furniture, pioneer clothing on display, and so much more! This authentic old west atmosphere will be one of the biggest highlights from your visit to Cody, WY. 

East Yellowstone AccommodationsAlong with Old Town Trail, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West is another great stop in Cody, Wyoming, that will help you expand your knowledge of the wild west. So what are you waiting for? Summer will be here before you know it, and you’ll want to book early to ensure your spot during the busiest season of the year. The Cody Hotel offers a five-star experience with several Yellowstone accommodations that are great couples, families, and friends! Please take a look at our Video Tour of The Cody Hotel to view the different amenities, rooms, and services that we offer in Cody, Wyoming.
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Seasonal changes to Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park Vacation | Seasonal Closures

The Cody Hotel is located just 50 miles from the East Yellowstone National Park entrance, features The Buffalo Bill Center, which offers five separate museums, has a live rodeo, and is close to a recreated frontier town—Old Trail Town. There are many things to explore in and around Cody, Wyoming, while on a Yellowstone National Park vacation. Since spring is just around the corner, we’d like to take a moment to go over the seasonal road closures and openings so that you’re better prepared to book your getaway and Yellowstone Adventures.
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Winter Adventure in Cody, WY

Winter in Yellowstone | Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing

While many attractions bring travelers in the summertime, that doesn’t mean you should rule out the beautiful season of winter in Yellowstone. Winter in Yellowstone National Park offers fewer crowds and features a breathtaking winter wonderland scenery. There’s a variety of wintertime things to do in Yellowstone that the outdoor enthusiast may decide to embark upon while staying at The Cody Hotel. You can enjoy a snowmobile and snow coach tour, but you can also set out by foot. Continue reading to learn more about snowshoeing and cross-country skiing during your Yellowstone National Park vacation.

Outfitters and Trails

One of the best ways to experience winter in Yellowstone is through the act of cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Winter brings glistening snowy landscapes that sparkle against the sunlight, and spending your time in the natural wonderland will be a magical experience. When you’re looking for things to do in Yellowstone Park, there are a variety of outfitters that will help you prepare for your wintertime activities by renting out gear as well as offering guided trips. Since cross-country skiing has become such a popular way to view Yellowstone throughout the winter, you’ll find miles of open trails throughout winter. The Yellowstone National Park services website has compiled a list of all of the open winter ski and snowshoe trails, find them here!  

How to Prepare

It’s best to be prepared for anything during winter in Yellowstone as the conditions tend to shift throughout the day. A lot of adjustable layers will not only allow you to shed gear as needed but also prevents chilling and overheating when you can remove clothing. Windproof clothing, sunglasses, wool mittens, synthetic socks, wool pants, and a balaclava will provide the utmost protection to your body during the winter season. Winter can be the best time to visit Yellowstone when you’re adequately prepared to read more about winter clothing and equipment here!

Escape on a Winter Yellowstone National Park Vacation

After exploring the fun activities and things to do in Yellowstone Park during winter, come back to a cozy stay at The Cody Hotel. We feature an indoor hot tub where you can warm up and unwind from your daily outdoor adventures. When you want to take relaxation to another level, opt for a Jacuzzi or Fireplace Suite where you can indulge in privacy in your own carefree space. To learn more about our amenities and the accommodation that will best suit your stay, please visit us online. Our friendly staff is standing by and can help answer any questions about your upcoming trip during winter in Yellowstone. Please call 1-307-587-5915.
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Kid - friendly Things to Do in Yellowstone

The Cody Hotel is centrally located to many family-friendly things to do in Yellowstone to keep everyone happy during your vacation. There are many opportunities for horseback riding in Wyoming, kid-friendly restaurants, museums, and, of course, The Cody Nite Rodeo. The best way to experience the West is to get out and explore. Keep reading to find out which local stops will be worth taking while staying at our Yellowstone lodging.
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3 Best Restaurants in Cody Wyoming

3 Best Restaurants in Cody Wyoming


As you’re out experiencing all the wonderful things to do in Yellowstone, you’ll work up an appetite during your daily adventures near The Cody Hotel. Lucky for you, we’re located near an abundance of delicious restaurants to try while you’re here. Check out our Area Guide page to view the locations and local eateries nearby our Yellowstone Lodging. You’ll find everything from cozy cafes to pizza places, classic barbeque fare, Mexican cuisine, and more. Here are a couple of standouts to try that are just a hop, skip and a jump away!
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Spend the day at a Museum in Cody Wyoming

As the weather may take a turn at a moments notice, it's always good to have an itinerary for a rainy day adventure while staying at The Cody Hotel. Spending time in Yellowstone you'll be able to see the town's history just by walking around; however, when you're looking to expand your knowledge even further set aside time at a local museum in Cody Wyoming. So without further ado, here are a couple of local spots to check out while in East Yellowstone!

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Best Summer Tours in East Entrance

As summer comes into full swing in Cody Wyoming, we’d like to offer some guidance for an enjoyable day out near The Cody Hotel. Whether you want to try white water rafting in Yellowstone or want to take in the views of wildlife that resides near our Yellowstone hotels, we’ll set you up for a successful day out. As your itinerary of things to do in Yellowstone starts to build, we’ll provide a couple of tours to add to your list.
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Horseback riding in Yellowstone

Cody Wyoming Horseback Riding Tour

Giddy up for your Yellowstone vacations to The Cody Hotel and take a Cody Wyoming horseback ride to discover the majestic wilderness that surrounds our area! Trail riding will be one of your favorite things to do in East Yellowstone as you’ll feel a connection with your loved ones and nature! Spotting wildlife, learning about Buffalo Bill, and becoming acquainted with East Yellowstone are all infused in a horseback riding adventure and will set the mood for a great vacation!
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Take a Day or Nighttime Hike Through Cody

The days spent lodging near Yellowstone in Cody WY, will without a doubt be filled with adventure, sightseeing, and various attractions. However, when looking for things to do in Cody WY, a hike or two is a must in East Yellowstone. Be sure to plan extra time for each journey so that you are able to explore interesting rock formations, gorgeous plants, and wildlife along the way! We have hand selected a perfect morning and nighttime hike located within minutes of The Cody Hotel.
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