Silver Spur Motel
1240 W. Main Street, Lander, Wyoming, 82520, United States
Terrible customer service, 3 dirty rooms!!!
When my boyfriend and I got to our room at the Silver Spur Motel in Lander, WY the window was wide open so we got the heater going. About half an hour later I pulled back the sheets to get in bed and saw that there were at least 5 dark hairs on the sheets so we went to the front desk and told the girl our room was dirty. She was instantly rude, but said she would switch us to a different room. We told her we would rather be refunded so we could go to a different hotel and she said the paper we signed says no refunds and she wouldn’t refund our money but would give us a different room. My boyfriend looked at the room and there were lights burnt out and crumbs in the bed. He came and told the girl that there were crumbs in that bed and the light was burnt out and a man who worked there went back to look at the room with him. I stayed in the front office and was trying to get our money back so we could go to a different motel and get a clean room. The girl told me that she cleaned all of the rooms herself and I told her that she didn't do a very good job because we had two dirty rooms so far. She told me that they don't even wash their bed spreads and then she called me a "***" so I immediately left the office and went to find my boyfriend so I could tell him what happened. I found my boyfriend and the man from the office was showing him a 3rd room, we pulled back the blankets and there were several hairs in that bed too. They still refused to refund us and said that they were the managers. The man got upset when we kept asking for a refund because we were continuously being showed dirty rooms and he threw a heavy metal pen at their glass display in the office and yelled and screamed and swore at us. The lady was yelling and swearing as well so we finally left without a refund. I have never been treated that terribly in my life!!!
Unique Quality: It was run down, dirty, ugly, and terrible management. The ONLY good thing about this motel is the location.
More about Lander
Fremont County Courthouse
from Holiday Lodge web site
Travel Tips for Lander
Fourth Of July
This is a wonderful time to be in Lander. I don't think I've ever seen anywhere else that is as obsessed with this holiday! There's an enormous (for such a small town) parade that practically the whole town turns out for, and the fireworks start right afterwards, and last well into the night. The best thing about Lander is the friendly people and small shops.
see the pagaent of the old...
see the pagaent of the old west parade every year on the fourth of july if you like old west history come-alive living on my father and grandfathers 400 acre ranch raising crops and harvestin them and the smell of fresh cut hay and hearing the roar of irrigation canals and water being sucked into outlet head gates leading to the fields and nearby streams
well any type of duffel bag or smaller type suit cases or just even a wardrobe bag and a small duffel bag to pack personal things in for
hygene and showers or baths,tooth paste etc. in summer cooler clothes always good walking shoes or hiking boots or tennis shoes and in winter heavy clothes,jumper cables,snowboots,
extra gloves and warm socks and thermal underwear and just basically things to get by on in extremely cold weather. just the basic things for hygene and safety items bandaids,bandges or gauze for skin abraisions,rash cremes and antibiotic ointments
or first aid cremes and specialty cremes for blisters boils or over exposure to the sun in summer and winter. any type of good camera with or with out telephoto lense and a good video camera with extra fine zoom capabilities for ideo taping things from a great distance that you may not be able to get super close to. bring tents,sleeping bags,fishing poles and that type of thing for summer outings in lander
but probably you won't be doing muc of that type of thing during the winter months in lander,wyoming at the foot of the windriver
Awesome Rock Climbing Close To Town
Sinks Canyon State Park has a ton of great rock climbing, from beginner to expert levels of difficulty. The location is gorgeous, so even if you get there and don't feel like climbing, you won't be wasting a minute. We even saw a rattlesnake on the trail up to the climb. The spot I climbed at was high up and overlooking the whole park and it just a perfect place to hang out and climb and enjoy the surroundings. We just did some afternoon sport climbing, so we had harnesses (actually, I didn't have my own, so I used webbing to make one), rope, and maybe 10-15 quickdraws. There was a ton of climbing and different routes and such there though, so it just depends on what you want to do. I didn't see any multi-pitches, but there might be some. Get the Sinks Climbing guide at the park or in town at Wild Iris, it has all the climbs and lots of information.
Mountain Biking/Hiking/Waterfall Rock Hopping
Upriver from the Rise and Sinks, great mountain biking and hiking trails lead to beautiful views of the waterfalls as it works it's way down through the forest and rocks. But you can get so much more out of it if you go past the end of the trails and really experience it. The Popo Agie river comes down through the rocks and trees by many different routes, and it creates countless waterfalls and an awesome area to explore and enjoy.
The picture is taken from near the Sinks and doesn't show the falls I described. The trails lead from there up the river a ways to the falls.