Guest Book

Some Unsolicited Comments From Our Guests and Visitors

Straight From The Pages Of Our Guest Book In The Hotel Lobby!

Stumbled across this wonderful place by chance - decided to stay 2 night.  We enjoyed the wonderful surroundings, food and hospitality.  A great base to discover the wonders of the surrounding countryside - scenery breathtaking - history awesome!! Will recommend to all in the U.K. - have taken lots of photographs to show them.  Thanks again for a fantastic stay.

Anne & Mike - Newcastle (UK)


"...we had a fabulous time in the bar listening to the Honky Tonk pianist..."

We really enjoyed our stay with you!  Your hotel is gorgeous  and so very interesting, what wonderful history.  The rooms are so comfortable and elegant.  Dinner in The Virginian Restaurant was delicious and we had a fabulous time in the bar listening to the Honky Tonk pianist and soaking up the atmosphere.  Ben gave us a great tour, explaining the history of the town and hotel. Also the bartender, Krent, was so nice to our son.  He showed him the bullet holes in the wall and told about Butch Cassidy.  We also loved seeing the unfinished wing where Wister wrote The Virginian and Butch Cassidy and Sundance stayed.  Thank you again for everything.  Your staff is so nice.  The entire experience was wonderful.  We'll definately be back and we'll be recommending you to our friends!

Sally, Fred and Tom Hazard - San Diego


"In Buffalo we had a stay, enjoyed each moment all the way!"

In Buffalo we had a stay, enjoyed each moment all the way. The food was great, the bar was fun - enjoyed the beer, each & every one. Butch & Sundance were sure to say, enjoyed each and every day.

Gary & Sheri Anderson - Cody, WY 


"... what a unique & wonderful way, Dawn, you & your husband are preserving The History."

Coming up & staying & playing in The Occidental Hotel this past week was a highlight of Lorrina & I's summer. Playing Honky Tonk music is a pastime that I've done for 50 years.  We hope this is the beginning of a long, lasting relationship.  So many of the old songs & melodies are being forgotten, what a unique & wonderful way, Dawn, you & your husband are preserving The History.  I hope we've donated in some small way to the feeling and nostalgia of this fine old hotel.

Everett "Doc" Pryor


"This is a succulent slice of history!"

This is a succulent slice of history!  Thank you for caring enough to bring it back to its former splendor. We look forward to seeing you - and The Occidental on another trip.

Leslie and Candice Adary - "Crazy 8" of PA/NJ


"We especially loved the excellent meal at The Virginian!"

This was a great place to stay. Thank you for your hospitality and for letting Barry play your grand piano.  We especially loved the excellent meal at The Virginian, and the accommodations in the Herbert Hoover room were comfortable.  Thanks Again!

Anne Jardine


"I'm sure his spirit is still in that room."

What a wonderful experience to stay in such a historical place. Our room was a wonderful room, we had the Teddy Roosevelt.  I'm sure his spirit is still in that room.  Look forward to our next time.

Bill and Melinda Butterfield - Muncie, Indiana


"Such eye candy!"

We were so happy to have the opportunity to stay here. Everything you see is interesting and set in a historic setting. Such eye candy!  The energy here is great.  The people of Buffalo are so nice.  We'll be back as we love it!

 Darlene Peters & Jeff Cowlee - Erie, Colorado

 (The Herbert Hoover Room is stately and comfortable.)


"We felt as if we had stepped back in history!"

Having traveled the country from coast to coast we have never come across a more delightful place as the Occidental Hotel. We felt as if we had stepped back in history.  This is a must see for everyone!  Thanks Dawn - you're a wonderful woman for saving this piece of the past.

Bryce & Sylvia Baker 


"The spirit of this "grand lady" is very special."

Thank you, Dawn, for a wonderful and restful stay at this fantastic hotel!!  The spirit of this "grand lady" is very special.

Bob and Pat Colley - Casper 


"I woke up and found I didn't want to leave."

Oct 7th - We spent the night and had the best time ever.  All the rooms are done to perfection with just the right decor to make you feel right at home.  I woke up and found I didn't want to leave. The food was excellent and we will always come back to the Occidental when we are in town.  Carry on with the rest of the renovations they will only make the place complete. 

Thanks again.

 John & Darlene - Custer, SD


"A step back in American History."

It was a great pleasure staying in this lovely hotel. A step back in American history.  Thank you so much!

Nathan L - Paris, France


"... this is truly one of the best depictions of our history."

This hotel should remain exactly as is.  It is America's history. Very important to who we were, keeping it is very important as to who we will be.  What a great experience.  As a traveler around the country, this is truly one of the best depictions of our history. 

Daniel Morrisy - Cresshill, NJ


"What a wonderful and unexpected treat for our family."

What a wonderful and unexpected treat for our family - and we thought that we were just getting gas!  We will be back - hopefully one hundred times.  Thank you so much,

Elizabeth Aell


 

"a National Treasure"

The Occidental Hotel is a National Treasure and Dawn and John are to be commended for their efforts and their personal investment to salvage this important piece of American history. We stumbled upon this treasure and will share the marvelous experience with as many friends, family and business associates as possible.

Imercasburg, Pennsylvania


"every nook and cranny — just perfect"

One beautiful restore job — every nook and cranny — just perfect. Really enjoyed, will return for dinner —Thank you for remembering the past.

Delta, Alaska


"I appreciate old hotels and this is the best"

I love the beautiful restoration you have done... the time and energy expended on your part so we can enjoy a slice of the past. A past that once is gone by demolition is gone forever. I appreciate old hotels and this is the best. Seattle, Washington


"It is done ... with loving care"

What a wonderful job you have done in restoring this lovely old hotel. It is done the right way and with loving care. Thank you so much!!


"it's been done with such love and dedication"

To restore such an historical building is an enormous work and it's been done with such love and dedication — we love it! We are going to recommend it to all our European friends.

Sweden/Swiss Gang


"a unique experience"

For a history teacher this place was a unique experience. Had a great stay.

Casper, Wyoming


"a succulent slice of history!"

This is a succulent slice of history! Thank you for caring enough to bring it back to its former splendor. We look orward to seeing you — and the Occidental on another trip!

Pennsylvania and New Jersey


"A gem!!"

Thanks for preserving history. A gem!!

Gold Coast, Australia & North Carolina


"loved the place and the hospitality"

Dawn, loved the place and the hospitality. We will be back again. Sorry we got up and departed so early (5:30 am!). Road trip!

Northfield, Minnesota and United Kingdom