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Once a Flour Mill, Now an Historic Motel . . . The Sheridan Mill Inn
This historic property was once the Sheridan Flouring Mills, Inc., a company that owned 13 grain elevators from Hardin, Montana to Gillette, Wyoming, and provided collection, storage and milling of locally-produced wheat and other grains into flour and other milled products. The original mill was established in the early 1890’s, and for a time was the largest tax-payer in Wyoming. The mill operated near downtown Sheridan.
A catastrophic fire occurred in 1919 destroying the downtown location and resulted in the construction of a new and larger mill on Coffeen Avenue. Then named the Sheridan Flouring Mills, the mill sold products worldwide. In fact, during World War II the mill’s flour was shipped to all parts of the globe to feed the hungry.
By 1992, after the mill had been converted to a motel, this historic property was for sale. A great deal of deferred maintenance needed to be completed in order to provide well-appointed accommodations for the traveling public. A local family, the Moody’s, committed to the Sheridan community and the history of the area, took up the challenge.
With a focus on restoring this hist0ric property, the Sheridan Mill Inn was further developed. Collections were acquired, building and maintenance was completed, and today the Mill Inn is an historic, fully-renovated motel, and soon to be updated office building. The Best Rest Out West became a reality.
The lobby, now a museum, is complete with historic photographs by Charles Belden, Jessamine Spear Johnson and an image entitled Two Bills Show featuring Buffalo Bill and his Wild West Show. Hand-made western leather furniture, and Indian and Old West artifacts are also showcased. Within each room images of Western photographer Latan Alton Huffman are exhibited. In 1997, listing on the National Register for Historic Places occurred further protecting this local treasure.
Attention to detail, quality lodging and personal service are yours when you stay at the Sheridan Mill Inn. Please join us! The Mill Inn was awarded a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor in 2015. For four years running, the Sheridan Mill Inn has received this most prestigious award. Click here to read the most recent reviews on TripAdvisor.