The 2020 conference begins at Sheridan College in Sheridan, Wyoming, on Sunday afternoon July 19, 2020. It will remain there until Thursday morning, July 23rd (4 nights) before moving on to Cooke City/Silver Gate, Montana, for the remainder of the conference, ending on Sunday morning July 26th (3 nights).
Rooms are difficult to find in the middle of summer. We encourage you to utilize one of the supporting hotels below who have set aside blocks of rooms for us and make your reservations as early as possible. Reservations at these hotels and the campus housing at Sheridan College are now available. Be sure to determine cancellation policies. All room blocks will expire June 19, 2020. If any rooms actually remain they will be released then.
NOTE: Phone these hotels directly to reserve a Hemingway block room.
Best Western Sheridan Center
• 612 North Main Street, Sheridan, WY 82801
• Full Service Hotel – Restaurant and Lounge
• 3.1 miles from Sheridan College
• Rate: $134.99-$143.99
Sheridan Fairfield Inn and Suites
• 2105 Sugarland Drive Sheridan, WY 82801
• Full Service Hotel – Restaurant and Lounge
• Includes Breakfast
• 0.9 miles from Sheridan College
• Rate: $159.99-$179.99
Sheridan Holiday Inn
• 1809 Sugarland Drive, Sheridan, WY 82801
• 1.2 miles from Sheridan College
• Full Service Hotel – Restaurant and Lounge
• Rate $139
Sheridan College (On-campus Housing*)
• 1 Whitney Way, Sheridan, WY 82801
• 307-675-0600 (Instructions for reserving on-campus housing are shown below.)
• Choose below from three styles of rooms available.
• Daily rates shown are all-inclusive, including a hot cooked breakfast, 6% sales tax and 4% lodging tax.
• It is possible to book rooms for arrival several days before the conference begins and to stay for several days after the Sheridan segment of the conference ends.
* Rooms are air-conditioned and include linens (two sheets, mattress pad, pillowcase and blanket), towels, bath soap and Internet access. Guests are required to pick up these items when registering at their housing and make up their own bed daily. Private bathrooms are available on a first serve basis with limited availability. Guests staying on-campus will enjoy a hot cooked breakfast in the Thorne-Rider Campus Center dining hall which will be open for breakfast and lunch for conference attendees.
1) Traditional-style Resident Halls (Founders Hall and South Hall)
Single bedroom (twin bed, 1 person) $58.00 total
Double bedroom (twin beds, 2 people) $89.00 total
Founders Hall is configured into four wings with a central lobby. Each wing offers full kitchens and a common living space. Rooms are traditional double rooms near group baths. For more information about Founders Hall click here
South Hall is configured into four wings with a central lobby. Rooms are traditional double rooms near group baths, with a limited number of private in-room bath single and double rooms. There are three kitchens available for use in South Hall. For more information about South Hall click here
2) Whitney Villas/Lofts (Shared living area apartments)
Single bedroom (1 person) in a shared apartment $85.00 total price
Double bedroom (2 people) in a shared apartment $130.00 total price
Whitney Villas/Lofts consist of shared living area apartments containing a combination of single and double private bedrooms. The shared area has a full kitchen, furnished living area and semi-private bathrooms. Various floor plans available can handle up to 8 people per apartment. Include roommate names with your reservation request if desired. For more information about the Whitney Villas/Lofts click here
3) Centennial Hall (Two double bedrooms sharing a semi-private bath)
Double bedroom (2 people) $115.00 total price
Centennial Hall is the newest residential hall at the college. All room configurations consist of a pair of double rooms sharing a common semi-private bath. Each double room contains two twin beds, two desks with chairs, two dressers and two closets.
Once you have chosen the style of on-campus housing desired click HERE to begin the on-campus housing request procedure. Next, scroll down and click on the “Reservation Form” button . You must then create a Sheridan College account using conference Code 20SU-HEM. Once you have an account in the system you may submit a reservation request for on-campus housing.
Additional Sheridan area lodging Information may be found at www.sheridanwyoming.com
On Thursday, July 23rd, the conference moves 250 miles west to the Cooke City/Silver Gate, Montana, area for the remainder of the conference, ending on Sunday morning July 26th (3 nights). The Cooke City/Silver Gate community is nestled at nearly 8,000 ft. in the Beartooth Mountains and serves as the N.E. Entrance to Yellowstone National Park. While this location is wild and remote, it also services hundreds of thousands of tourists each year due to its proximity to the biggest and oldest National Park in America.
The Range Rider Lodge in Silver Gate (101 US-212, Silver Gate, MT 59081) is the host site for the Conference. In Silver Gate you are steps away from Yellowstone; it is quiet, idyllic and beautiful.
Cooke City is a bustling little town four miles away where you will find the bulk of the services. There are hotels, stores, restaurants, gas stations, bars, emergency services etc. There are trails to waterfalls and mountaintops leaving right from the area. You are likely to see Buffalo wandering around or even hear wolves howling late at night.
Please keep in mind the 2020 International Hemingway Conference will be happening at a very busy time of year in Yellowstone country, so plan ahead and book early to make the most of this unique opportunity.
**Indicates lodging in the Silver Gate area where most events are located
AND where those using the conference buses for transportation must stay for local transportation during the conference.
Silver Gate, Pine Edge and Whispering Pines Guest Cabins**
109 US-212, Silver Gate, MT 59081
These beautiful rustic cabins are less than a mile from Yellowstone’s NE Entrance and steps away from The Range Rider Lodge which will host much of the Conference. Most of the cabins have 2 beds and full bathrooms and kitchens. There are 34 cabins in all, ranging in size and occupancy. Prices range from $121 for the smaller cabins to $250 for the bigger ones. All of these Cabins will be reserved for conference attendees.
The Grizzly Lodge**
102 US-212, Silver Gate, MT 59081
The Grizzly Lodge sits just under the majestic Amphitheater Mountain and the Soda Butte Creek winds through the property. There are 20 simple rooms ranging from $90 to $160 dollars and 2 guest cabins perched right above the creek. The Grizzly Lodge will be reserved for conference attendees.
The Range Rider Lodge**
101 US-212, Silver Gate, MT 59081
Twenty-five Rooms are available on the 2nd floor of the historic Range Rider Lodge, seven of them are doubles. Guests will use communal bathrooms and enjoy low rates and exquisite views when they stay in the biggest log structure in Montana and an old Hemingway haunt.
Below is additional lodging for attendees with their own transportation.
The High Country Motel
The High Country Motel has 10 rooms and 4 Cabins some with kitchens and fireplaces. The rates range from $120 to $180, they have a hot tub, tepee, and horseshoe pit. The High Country will be reserved for conference attendees.
The Alpine Motel
The Alpine sits at the foot of Miller Mountain and the trail that goes up it. There are 30 rooms; singles, doubles and 2 bedroom suites. Prices Range from $140 to $195 per night.
The Soda Butte Lodge
The Soda Butte has 32 rooms of different sizes along with a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner and a full service bar. Rates are $140 -$170 per night.
The Super 8 Hotel
The Super 8 offers free breakfast in the lobby and the best bakery in town right next door. There are 33 rooms, 26 of them doubles. Prices range from $110 to $195 per night.
The Elkhorn Lodge
The Elkhorn has 6 rooms and 2 Cabins, centrally located at competitive prices.
The Antlers Lodge
Built in 1913, this historic lodge was the first place to cater to tourists in Cooke City. Offering rooms or cabins at competitive rates.
Big Bear Lodge
Four Cabins and 2 suites at the foot of Index Peak, fire pits, home cooked breakfast in the Main Cabin, $125 a night double occupancy.
Skyline Guest Ranch
There are 6 Rooms available at this full operating guest ranch, horse back rides, guided fishing trips, home cooked breakfast.
K—Z Guest Ranch
The K—Z has 7 cabins that accommodate up to 4 people each for $100-$120 a night. They offer fishing, horse-back rides, transportation and sight seeing trips to the Beartooth Pass, Yellowstone and Cody, Wyoming. This is about 30 minutes from Conference venues.
AirBNB has 25 cabins listed in the Cooke City/Silver Gate area. Nearly all of them are log cabins. They range from small one-room cabins for less than $100 dollars a night to large luxurious cabins with up to five bedrooms for $400 dollars a night.
VRBO has many houses listed; most of these are large, luxurious houses accommodating up to 10 people.
There are several Campgrounds within 10 or 15 miles of Cooke City. Slough and Pebble Creek Campgrounds in Yellowstone or Colter, Soda Butte, Fox Creek, Crazy Creek and Lake Creek Campgrounds among others in the Beartooth Mountains.
Roosevelt Lodge, Yellowstone
The historic Roosevelt Lodge at Tower Junction in Yellowstone National Park has unique, rustic cabins along with guided horseback trips. It is 35 miles away from the Conference venue but folks wishing to stay here would begin and end their days with a drive through Yellowstone’s stunning Lamar Valley, which holds the Park’s highest concentration of bears and wolves. Attendees participating in the Chuck-wagon dinner might want to stay here.
Surrounding communities - Some attendees may wish to spend time on their way in and out of town in places such as Canyon Village or Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone, Chico Hot Springs in Pray, MT, or the towns of Red Lodge and Gardiner in Montana or Cody, WY. These locations are maybe an hour or more away from the Conference venues.