National Register of Historic Places

Pahaska Tepee

Park County

Date Added to Register

Tuesday, March 20, 1973

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Pahaska Tepee is a mountain lodge located in the Absaroka Mountains constructed in 1901. It was built as the hunting lodge of Colonel William F. (Buffalo Bill) Cody and as an inn for travelers who followed a long mountain-winding wagon road leading from Cody, Wyoming into Yellowstone National Park. The lodge is a two story building constructed from carefully selected logs sawed from equally carefully selected lodge-pole pine trees. Besides Buffalo Bill's suite, there were six other bedrooms and two bathrooms on the upper level and seven bedrooms in the downstairs level of the lodge. Over the years Buffalo Bill played host at the lodge to many well known people. In 1913 Albert I, Prince of Monaco was a guest for several weeks.

Department of State Parks & Cultural Resources