Casper is in east-central Wyoming, three hours north of Cheyenne. The town sits at the foot of Casper Mountain, which offers opportunities for skiing, camping and hiking. Casper also boasts historic sites such as Fort Caspar, which was founded in 1859, and cultural sites including the Nicolaysen Art Museum and Discovery Center.
The Parkway Plaza Hotel and Convention Center is located in downtown Casper, five minutes from the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center. The hotel is 12 minutes from Natrona County International Airport, and offers a complimentary shuttle service. The hotel has 285 guestrooms and suites, including luxury suites with jetted bath tubs. Facilities include a heated indoor swimming pool, sauna, gym, and mini-golf green that opens in the summer. Guests can dine on steak, fish and salads at the on-site Parkway Cafe, and have drinks at the All that Jazz bar, which features live music on Fridays. Other restaurants within a few minutes’ walk include Poorboys Steakhouse.
The C’mon Inn is located just outside downtown Casper and five miles from Fort Casper. The hotel has 149 guestrooms and suites, which include 10 suites with hot tubs and two extended stay suites with kitchenettes. The hotel boasts Casper’s largest indoor swimming pool; a children’s pool, five hot tubs and fitness center. Guests receive a complimentary breakfast that includes waffles, cereals, fruit and bagels. While there is no restaurant on-site, nearby dining venues include the Mongolian Grill a 10-minute walk from the hotel.
The Best Western Ramkota Hotel is just outside of downtown Casper, and five minutes from the Nicolaysen Art Center and Discovery Center. The hotel has 229 guestrooms and accepts up to two dogs per room for a refundable fee. The Ramkota boasts Wyoming’s only hotel water playland, the Castaway Bay Water Playland, along with an indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub and 24-hour exercise facility. the hotel also offers a complimentary shuttle service to anywhere within a 15 mile radius. Guests can dine at the on-site American-style Remington’s restaurant, or at nearby dining venues, which include El Jarro Mexican restaurant.
The Hampton Inn and Suites is in downtown Caspar, five minutes northeast of Fort Caspar. The motel has 120 guestrooms and suites, and facilities include a fitness center and indoor heated swimming pool. Breakfast is included in rates and “On the Run” breakfast bags are available for those in a hurry. Although there is no restaurant on the property, nearby dining venues include the Great American Grill and Bar, which is a two-minute walk away.
Click here to read about Holiday Inn in Riverton.