Mint Bar, a watering hole for cowboys since 1907, is one of the landmark’s of downtown Sheridan, Wyoming. Stepping underneath the big, bucking neon sign and into the inviting, rustic interiors felt a little bit like stepping back in time. Into one of the saloons of the wild west, where beer and whiskey were plentiful and everyone knew your name. Needless to say, it was one of my favorite places that we visited while in town. And this outfit – with similar nods to cowboy culture was fittingly one of my favorites that I wore while we were on our trip.
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It was (unsurprisingly based on the snow you see here) pretty cold while we were in town – so I did my best to strategically layer. For instance, under this maxi dress I was wearing my heat tech leggings, over the knee boots and then the thickest sweater I own over top and this seriously warm faux shearling coat. While I’m definitely ready for warmer weather – there is a certain amount of fun to be had in layering and playing with a mix of textures. Another fun thing? The huge stack of pancakes I had at P.O. News and Cafe down the street after we took these photos. A great local spot that has also been standing for over 100 years and hasn’t lost a lick of it’s charm. Can’t wait to share our full travel video and itinerary with you guys this week!
When I thought about how I wanted to share our trip to Wyoming with you all – I knew that the Sheridan Inn would need it’s own post. Our home base for our time in Sheridan, this was one of the very first places I was set on when we first started researching for our trip. I’ve become really picky about our hotel choices over the years (painstakingly so Adam would tell you) because to me, it’s kind of the cornerstone of any travel. It sets the tone for the trip and offers comfort after long days of exploring. And my biggest requirement – that it reflects the destination and really feels like you’re immersed in a place.
The Historic Sheridan Inn checked all of those boxes. Conveniently located right at the end of downtown, each night the Inn welcomed us back inside with a roaring fire, cloud like bed and dreamy clawfoot tub. Aside from all of that, the place was steeped in history – not just for the town of Sheridan but the Wild West and world over. It was home base for Buffalo Bill who would practice his rodeo shows on the grand front porch. Annie Oakley, Teddy Roosevelt and even Queen Elizabeth on her visit to town all stayed there.
Each room is completely unique and named after one of it’s infamous guests. We had the pleasure of staying in the Buffalo Bill suite which felt as grand as the man himself (I think I lost count of how many soaks I had in that huge tub). Local shop Little Willow Traders, which we later visited downtown, did all of the interior decorating and every detail felt so thoughtfully put in place – from the handmade chairs in the lobby to the Pendleton blankets on the end of each bed to the checkerboard tables on the 3rd floor suite where guests can relax and play games. And yes, Adam beat me. And yes, I still think he cheated.
Aside from all of that, the staff was the absolute sweetest, they have a full ballroom where they had live music and dancing on Friday night and a connected restaurant called Open Range that served up a seriously hearty dinner complete with local craft beer pairings. In short, if we hadn’t had such a jam-packed itinerary we may very well have never left the Inn.
I’m going to be sharing our entire itinerary coming up next (style posts so far from Sheridan here and here), but let this serve as a sneak peek of the epic cowboy adventure I’m about to take you all on. Until then.. I’ll be here.. dreaming of how to get myself one of those tubs.
**A special thank you to Wyoming, Sheridan and the Sheridan Inn for hosting us. As always all opinions are completely my own.
On our second day in Sheridan, Wyoming it started to snow. And it kept on snowing straight through the weekend and right up until we boarded our flight home. But then, isn’t that what Winter in Wyoming is meant to look like? A picture-perfect snow globe if you ask me. We snapped these photos quickly after taking a tour of Blacktooth Brewery (we’ll be sharing our full itinerary + travel video later this week!) before we skated our way across town for a delicious taco lunch at Olivia’s Kitchen.
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I was grateful to have packed lots of layers and these boot liners for my new Hunter Boots (I wore my last pair for 8 years until they finally kicked it and Adam replaced them for me at Christmas) which kept me nice and toasty despite the blizzard. This wool beret has gotten a ton of wear this Winter and makes a chic alternative to a regular beanie or pom hat in the cold. And this plaid coat had been stored at my parent’s house before I dug it out specifically for the trip – if you’re going to spend an entire vacation in outerwear.. it may as well be cute, right?
Wyoming. Where do I begin?? I’ve got so many photos, stories and video (!!) coming for you next week – but I wanted to share this look as a bit of a sneak peek. Mainly because this red polka dot ruffle maxi skirt would be perfect for a Valentine’s Day outfit next week if you’re still in the market. And also because I’m bursting at the seams to share more about what was one of our most memorable trips ever.
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While we were in Sheridan, WY we stayed at the Historic Sheridan Inn and if you’re going to be in those parts – there’s no where else you should even think about staying. Home to Buffalo Bill and his famous western talent show, this place has seen Annie Oakley, Teddy Roosevelt and even Queen Elizabeth through it’s halls. I’ll share photos of the interiors, but for now – just take a look at this long sweeping front porch.
On this particular night, I changed into this fun red ruffle maxi skirt just in time for dinner at the Inn’s Open Range restaurant (easily one of our best meals of the whole trip) followed by live music and a dance in the ballroom (so fun!). I love the way this skirt has so much movement – and while it will be a no-brainer in warm weather, it faired pretty well with thick tights, over the knee boots and a chunky knit sweater. See you next week, cowboys, with lots of new posts.
As you’re reading this, we’re airport-bound on our way to experience Winter in Wyoming. Packing for a Winter trip is decidedly trickier as everything is bulky (I needed a checked bag and a carry-on even though we’ll only be gone through Tuesday) and you really want to be sure you’re prepared for whatever the weather throws at you. I packed plenty of thin layers, cozy basics, warm coats and a few fun accessories that lean in to the Western vibe. Be sure you’re following along on Instagram as I take you with us this trip!