Molesworth House: Vacation Place for Rent in Cody Wyoming
Without being present at the time, you can still experience the "Art Deco" period of a blended cowboy, western and Native American Indian design at The Molesworth House.
Vacation Home in
||4 Bedrooms • Sleeps 10
||2 Full Bathrooms
(Rates Displayed in USD)
Daily Rates from $240
The Molesworth House, c. 1937, downtown Cody, Wyoming was built by Paul Hindman, Master Craftsman for Thomas Molesworth during the height of the Molesworth Arts & Crafts period, and is the encompassed collection of cowboy design, decor and local western art.
Paul Hindman and his brother grew up in the main house next door. They built The Molesworth House entirely of local Douglas Fir, Ponderosa Pine, Chugwater "Red" Sandstone and Shoshone River Rock. With original tongue & groove wood walls and floors throughout, the "cabin" feeling is firmly established and very unique for a Cody downtown home. Custom embellishments such as window cornices with silhouetted cowboy, buffalo, wildlife reliefs, built in bookcases, shed Elk chandeliers, lamps and a large sandstone fireplace make this home like no other.
With four bedrooms (1-King, 3-Queens, 1-Queen Pullout) 2 full baths (second bath in the lower level bedroom), kitchen, dining room, entertainment room and living room this property can accommodate up to 10 guests based on double occupancy. Each room has TV, computer access and A/C. Property includes all current amenities, full kitchen, BBQ grill, porch with patio, fire pit, wifi, TV, common office area and a nice private yard right in the historic heart of downtown Cody, Wyoming. Within walking or pedal distance to all downtown attractions, you can easily frequent restaurants, wine pubs, Coffee shops, bars, breweries, nightly gunfights, gift shops, art galleries, museums, parks, bike paths, river walks, tennis court, basketball court, fitness center, live entertainment and more!
More on Thomas Molesworth....
Thomas Molesworth was a manufacturer and pioneer of western design furniture in Cody Wyoming from about 1933 to about 1955? The name of his furniture company was "The Shoshone Furniture Company". His furniture was influenced by Native American and Western motifs. His early ideas came from time he spent at Rowe Furniture Company. He furnished many hotels and ranches in Wyoming. Many of Molesworths chairs incorporated Chimayo weavings from New Mexico. Split burl chairs and couches became his trademark.
As reprinted from The New York Times "How the West Was Done" By PATRICIA LEIGH BROWN Published: April 5, 1990
Paul Hindman, the oldest living keeper of the flame, said, ''Any place he furnished, well, it was a showpiece, a display.'' A 76-year-old burl of a man, Mr. Hindman worked for Molesworth in the '30s and became a master furniture maker in his own right. Like Molesworth, he relies on hunters to bring him odd-shaped knots, or burls, plucked green from trees in the back country. The three spidery holes that embellish the windows of his house, Mr. Hindman explained to a visitor, were a decorative accident created by his rifle.
Born in Kansas in 1890 and trained at the Art Institute of Chicago, the city to which he returned yearly to survey the furniture scene, Molesworth is remembered by Mr. Hindman and others here as both a gifted designer and a savvy businessman. ''He didn't cater to the locals,'' said 76-year-old Speed Spiegelberg, who built furniture in the Molesworth factory from 1935 to 1941. ''He catered to the people who had the money.''
Activities and Special Interests
This property provides access to the following activities and special interests:
» Group and Reunion
» Horseback Riding
» State National Parks
» Cross Country Skiing
» Air Conditioning
» Cable/Dish TV
» Full Kitchen
» DVD Player
» Video Games
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