The Nate Champion

nate champion Suite


King Bed, Extra-large Private Bathroom with walk-in shower, Cable Television & Free Wireless Internet Access, Central Heating and Air Conditioning, Six windows overlooking Main Street.

Large sitting room with 50 inch T.V.

The "invaders" first targeted a local rancher, Nate Champion, (President of the newly-formed Northern Wyoming Farmers and Stock Growers Association), when they got word on April 9th, 1892, that he was at a cabin on the KC Ranch west of Kaycee.  Champion, along with companion, Nick Ray, were cornered in the cabin by the invaders and killed after a lengthy shootout.  However, another county resident, Jack Flagg, witnessed the battle and high tailed it to the Trabing post office south of Buffalo to give warning of the invading force.  Meanwhile, a neighbor of the KC Ranch who had heard the gunfire from the assault on Champion, Terrance Smith, raced 60 miles to Buffalo to alert Sheriff Red Angus of the invaders approach.  After a raucous town meeting in the Occidental Saloon, an impassioned posse of some 200 men was raised and, after being armed and provisioned by local businessman Robert Foote, set off to the south to intercept the invading group.  The posse eventually forced the "regulators" to retreat to the TA Ranch some 16 miles south of Buffalo, where they were besieged by the posse for several days.  As the siege continued, the posse began building rolling breast-works which would have allowed them to approach the ranch buildings and lay fire to them or dynamite them.

We have named this wonderful suite after Nate Champion


Summer Rate: $195 per night (May 1 to September 15)

Winter Rate: $135 per night (September 16 to April 30)