Pet Friendly Lodging in Cody, Wyoming

by Lisa Mercer Google
Cody is home to the Cody Stampede Rodeo.

Cody is home to the Cody Stampede Rodeo.

Northern Plains Wyoming Cody Rodeo image by Jennifer LaFleur from

Cody, located in Park County, Wyoming, was named after William Frederick Cody, otherwise known as Buffalo Bill. The town's proximity to Yellowstone Park, The Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Old Trail Town and the Cody Stampede Rodeo makes it a suitable destination for a family vacation. Some hotels are even pet friendly, so bring your four-legged family members along. Pets are also allowed in Yellowstone National Park. The eruption of the Old Faithful geyser entertains two and four-legged creatures.

Budget Hotels

For those on a tight budget, the Super 8 Cody offers cheap rates, and your pets stay free. The hotel is 50 miles from Yellowstone Park, and five miles from the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. The Sunrise Motor Inn is another inexpensive option, but it charges extra for pets. Both hotels include continental breakfast in their rates.

Upscale Hotels

The Cody is a full-service, smoke free, pet-friendly hotel that has a fitness center, a hot tub and dry-cleaning service. Management serves free, nightly refreshments in the lobby, while music from a baby grand piano plays in the background.

Closest to Buffalo Bill Park

The Best Western Sunset Motor Inn is adjacent to the Buffalo Bill Historic Center. Pets under 50 pounds can stay for an additional $25 per room. Their free breakfast features some hot items.

Ranch Vacations

The Hunter Peak Ranch has a hotel-style suite building, where pets are welcome with prior approval. Ranch activities include horseback riding, fishing and hiking. The on-site restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, but meals are not included in your room rate.

About the Author

My articles have appeared in Aspen Magazine, HerSports, The Professional Skier and other print and online publications. When I'm not teaching fitness or writing, I work at Copper Mountain and at the Breckenridge History Society.

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  • Northern Plains Wyoming Cody Rodeo image by Jennifer LaFleur from