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Writers AssociationAugust 26–30, 2015

Host Hotels

Blair Hotels and the Buffalo Bill Village Resort
The Holiday Inn, Comfort Inn and the Buffalo Bill Village at the Buffalo Bill Resort are Cody’s only downtown resort. These properties provide deluxe sleeping rooms, suites, meeting and banquet space, a restaurant and lounge. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor heated pool or have a drink at the Bottoms Up Lounge. (You will quickly understand how the lounge got its name.)

Lake Yellowstone Hotel
This majestic hotel sits on the shore of Yellowstone Lake and is listed on the Register of Historic Places. It opened to guests in 1891 but at the time it resembled most other railroad hotels financed by the Northern Pacific Railroad and was not particularly distinctive. Architect Robert Reamer conceived and implemented a major renovation of the hotel in 1903, doubling its size, adding columns, extending the roof and adding 15 false balconies, giving the hotel a colonial look. In 1929, a porte-cochere and Sun Room were added.

The hotel had fallen into disrepair by the 1970s and in 1981, the National Park Service and concessioner TW Recreational Services (later acquired by the company that is now Xanterra Parks & Resorts) undertook a $12.5 million renovation project that restored it to its 1920s grandeur.

In 2014, a $28-million renovation was completed that improved the hotel’s infrastructure, public areas, guest rooms and more, returning the interior to its Colonial Revival character.

Don’t miss the string quartet performing on most summer evenings in the Sun Room.

TRANSPORTATION

MTWA members will be responsible for getting to and from Cody. The Yellowstone Regional Airport is located just minutes from town and is served by Delta and United airlines. PCTC will provide shuttle transportation for those using the airport.

PCTC will provide ground transportation for meetings and activities during the conference.

Did you know?

Like in many Western towns, Cody’s main street was built to be wide enough to allow horses and wagons to turn around.