When an outpost for adventurers is set in the midst of Wyoming's open spaces and soaring mountains, it's only natural that its design would reflect its surroundings. Such is the case of Mountain Modern Motel, a straightforward name for a cozy refuge that opened in Jackson Hole last spring. The team who undertook its look, TruexCullins, wanted to embrace the mythology of the Wild West by incorporating a sturdy buffalo plaid print into the locale's 135 rooms — which was the fabric of choice by folk hero Paul Bunyan — while also showcasing the rugged beauty of the peaks outside. Lastly, in a move that's in keeping with the region's no-frills mentality and on-trend with the modern "tiny house" movement, the plan also included a way to combine functionality with comfort. It has a "plaid-to-the-bone style and a laid-back mountain vibe," said principal Kim Deetjen. Its less-is-more rooms are furnished with the aforementioned checkered fabric to complement warm leather accents, while oversized images of the outdoors work as art and inspiration. In other words, it's a getaway that encourages guests to go out and explore, since there's a place that understands their spirit when they return.