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Guest Ranches in Wyoming

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PARADISE GUEST RANCH
Box 790
Buffalo, WY 82834
(307) 684-7876
(307) 684-9054 Fax

Capacity: 70
Season: May 15-Oct 15
Altitude: 7620 feet

Sixteen miles west of Buffalo in the Big Horn Mountains. Since 1907, now with renovated, some new, luxury log cabins with private baths, living rooms, fireplace. American Plan: lots of small horseback rides, lodging, and ranch activities. Activities include fly casting and fishing lessons, chuckwagon dinner, riding instruction, lunch rides, square dance, heated pool and spa, talent night, sing-along bonfires, kids' overnight and tent packtrip, kids' game room, barbecues. Kids' activity persons, general store; rides with and without your children. Jim and Leah Anderson.

BLACKWATER CREEK RANCH
1516 North Fork Highway
Cody, WY 82414
(307) 587-5201
(888) 243-1607

Capacity: 30
Season: June-Sep 15
Altitude: 7000 feet

Located 15 miles from Yellowstone Park and 36 miles west of Cody. Enjoy snow-capped peaks, rushing trout streams and wild game. Guest accommodations are Western cabins, most with fireplaces, all with modern plumbing. Dine on hearty Western cooking, enjoy our lodge dining room or eat outdoors overlooking the Rockies. We have horses for beginning and experienced riders. Activities include Cody Rodeo, fishing cookouts, square dances, wilderness pack trips, pool table, hot tub, volleyball, Cody museum, Yellowstone trip, white water float trip, hiking and rides every day. So pack your bags, grab your boots, put on your jeans, and enjoy a true Western vacation. You will arrive as a guest, but you will leave as a friend. Dennis and Donna Klingbeil.

CASTLE ROCK RANCH
412 Country Road 6NS, Box DR
Cody, WY 82414
(307) 587-2076
(800) 356-9965

Capacity: 32
Season: Mid-June-Aug
Altitude: 5100 feet

"The Center for Western Adventures" is 17 miles from Cody in the magnificent Southern Valley of the Wind River, bordered on one side by pinnacles and hoodoo rocks of desert topography, on the other side by alpine forested mountains. Unique programs approach, small capacity, offers traditional western lifestyle with horsemanship, pack trips, rodeos, western entertainment, etc., but also a range of outdoor experiences including rafting, kayaking, mountain climbing, or fishing. Trips to Yellowstone. Saloon, cabins with the western-art decor. Stocked pond, heated pool. Children's program. Snowmobile/cross country ski trips to Yellowstone. Weekly rates all-inclusive. Free airport pickup from Cody.

DOUBLE DIAMOND X RANCH
3453 Southfork Road
Cody, WY 82414
(307) 527-6276
(800) 833-7262
(307) 587-2708 Fax

Capacity: 32
Season: May-Oct
Altitude: 6700 feet

Located in the Rockies of Wyoming near Yellowstone Park, the Double Diamond X Ranch enjoys the spectacular views of the south fork of the Shoshone River. The family-oriented ranch is 34 miles SW of colorful Cody, WY in a spectacular mountain valley inhabited by elk, deer, moose and bighorn sheep. Activities include a heated indoor pool and hot tub, outdoor cookouts, square dancing, a pool table and ping-pong, cowboy sing-alongs, hiking trails, a fishing camp within walking distance for novice and avid trout fisherman. Guests stay in comfortable log cabins or in the Trailhouse lodge. Meals are family-style and food is plentiful. Mountain pack trips are available and so are day trips into Yellowstone National Park.

RIMROCK RANCH
2728 Northfork Highway
Cody, WY 82414
(307) 587-3970
(307) 527-5014 Fax

Capacity: 32
Season: May 27-Sep 2
Altitude: 6500 feet

Rimrock Ranch is halfway between Cody and Yellowstone Park, one mile off U.S. Highway 14/20. Accommodations in modern log cabins, some with fireplaces. American Plan. Individual horses assigned; plenty of patient assistance for those new at riding. Activities: trail riding on beautiful mountain trails and through open valleys with gentle horses and competent cowboy guides; mountain climbing, hiking, stream and lake fishing, a stocked pond for the kids, barbecues, cookouts. Remuda Room features billiards, ping-pong, weekly square dance; float trips on the Shoshone River. Rates include the Cody Night Rodeo, also a must-see: Buffalo Bill Historical Center. Glenn and Alice Fales.

SEVEN D RANCH
P.O. Box 100
Cody, WY 82414
(307) 587-3997

Capacity: 30
Season: June-Sep
Altitude: 6800 feet

Fifty miles NW of Cody, nestled in incredible Sunlight Basin. Established 1927. Owned and operated by the Dominicks since 1958. Eleven guest cabins with private baths, spaced for privacy. Original log buildings, beautiful living and dining rooms. A great variety of wildlife inhabit the area. Experienced wranglers will choose your special horse from our herd of 80 head. Fantastic trout fishing is on Sunlight Creek, running right through the ranch. Guided fishing trips, cookouts, breakfast rides, all-day rides, trap shooting, square dancing, children's program, baby-sitting. Prices variable; terrific vacation spot for all ages. Write or call Meade Dominick and Ryan Selk.

SQUAW CREEK RANCH
4059 Crandall Road
Cody, WY 82414
(307) 587-6178
(800) 532-7281
(307) 587-5249 Fax

Capacity: 20
Season: Year-round
Altitude: 6500 feet

The Clark's Fork River Valley in which the Ranch is located has long been recognized by naturalists and sportsmen for its unspoiled scenic beauty. We are 60 miles NW of Cody. The Ranch is a full-time, year-round, family-oriented guest ranch. It is surrounded by the beautiful Shoshone National Forest. The Ranch offers first-class accommodations whether it be a one-, two-, or four-bedroom cabin. Hearty, home-cooked meals are served homestyle. Special diets catered to. With over 250 miles of trails for riding and hiking; campfires, volleyball, horseshoes, ping-pong and a Parcourse fitness trail-you can be as active as you want. Fully licensed outfitting services for big game hunting. Call or write for a brochure. Rich and Wanda Smith, Managers.

DAVID RANCH
P.O. Box 5
Daniel, WY 83115
(307) 859-8228

Capacity: 10
Season: May 30-Oct 1
Altitude: 8000 feet

Experience part of the "Old West" where the cattle ranch and the cowboys are "for real" surrounded by three mountain ranges and located 85 miles SW of Jackson Hole, WY. Some of the activities are: cattle work with well-trained cow horses, horseback pack trips in the nearby mountains, trailrides, excellent fishing, roundups and cattle drives, observing the abundant wildlife, birdwatching, beautiful scenery and wildflowers. We have lots of interesting history in this area concerning mountain men, Indians, cowboys, homesteaders, outlaws, etc. that we love to talk about. Nice comfortable log cabins with showers and excellent ranch style meals in the ranch house. Special rates depending on length of stay.

ABSAROKA RANCH
P.O. Box 929
Dubois, WY 82513
(307) 455-2275

Capacity: 18
Season: June 11-Sept 10
Altitude: 8000 feet

At the headwaters of the Wind River, at the base of spectacular Absaroka Range, this small, rustic comfortable ranch provided solitude and beauty on a grand scale. Trails show you high meadows, forests, and wildlife. Rates include horseback riding, steak ride, fly fishing, hiking, evening activities such as cowboy poetry, slide shows and campfires. Cabins have 2 bedrooms and bath. Redwood sauna, delicious meals served family-style. On Highway 26/287. Ranch turnoff is 10 miles west of Dubois, 45 miles east of Grand Teton National Park. Write or call owners/managers Budd and Emi Betts.

BITTERROOT RANCH
Dubois, WY 82513
(307) 455-2778
(800) 455-3363
(307) 455-2354 Fax

Capacity: 28
Season: May 30-Sep 19
Altitude: 7500 feet

The ranch is situated in a remote mountain valley bordering the Shoshone National Forest and a game and fish winter elk refuge. Comfortable, widely-separated log cabins along a private trout stream. Purebred Arabian horses are bred and trained for ranch use. The varied terrain includes sagebrush plains and rocky gorges as well as forested mountains and alpine clearings. Pack trip into the adjacent wilderness a specialty. Children can go on pony rides, fish in the stocked pond or hunt for arrowheads. Many excellent fly fishing possibilities in the area; catch and release fishing in our own stream. For a rare riding vacation, excellent cuisine and the chance to meet interesting people, contact Bayard and Mel Fox.

BROOKS LAKE LODGE
458 Brooks Lake Road
Dubois, WY 82513
(307) 455-2121

Capacity: 26
Season: July 1-Sept 15
Altitude: 9100 feet

Brooks Lake Lodge is set in a basin surrounded on the west by the Continental divide on the east by the craggy pinnacles of the Absaroka, and to the south the Wind River Mountains. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, the lodge began as a way stop for travelers to Yellowstone Park, then as roads and cars improved it became the diamond G Ranch, a dude ranch to the rich and famous. Six tastefully done lodge rooms plus six restored cabins, a spa cabin and stables for a string of mountain bred trail horses. Fishing includes rods and boats in streams and seven nearby lakes. Easy access from Jackson Hole Airport.

LAZY L & B RANCH
1072 East Fork Road
Dubois, WY 82513
(307) 455-2839
(800) 453-9488

Capacity: 35
Season: May 22-Sept
Altitude: 7200 feet

Near Yellowstone and the Tetons the Lazy L & B Ranch sits in the valley of the East Fork of the Wind River. Many of the cabins and parts of the main lodge and corrals are the original 1890 sheep and cattle ranch. Riding groups are small and the terrain takes you through rolling prairie, badlands country, alpine meadows and mountain forests where wildflowers are abundant. Also offered are fishing in the ranch ponds or the East Fork River, swimming in the solar pool, cook-outs, leather shop, riflery and gameroom. Frequent evening entertainment by local cowboy poets and musicians. Children five and older are supervised by wranglers during riding, evening meals. Modest rates are all-inclusive

T CROSS RANCH
Box 638 KRW
Dubois, WY 82513
(307) 455-2206
(307) 455-2720 Fax

Capacity: 20
Season: June-Oct
Altitude: 7800 feet

Homesteaded in the late 1880's by a fugitive from the Johnson County Cattle Wars, T Cross has been operated as a guest ranch since 1920. The relaxed, unstructured family atmosphere is still found at this remote ranch with cozy wood-heated cabins for 20. Float an inner tube down the creek; doze in a hammock; soak in an outdoor hot tub under the spruces while Clark's Nutcrackers squawk. One hour from Grand Teton National Park; 90 minutes to Yellowstone; 4 hours to Cody with its famed Buffalo Bill Museum of the West. Pack trips, river rafting, excursions to the cowboy town of Dubois or the nearby Wind River Shoshone/Arapahoe Reservation, fall hunting. All may be arranged. Ken and Garey Neal hosts.

THE HIDEOUT
P. O. Box 206
Shell, Wyoming 82441
800-FLITNER (354-8637)
(307) 765-2080

Capacity: 24
Season: May-Oct
Altitude: 4,200-10,000 feet

Our fourth-generation working cattle ranch is located in one of the most beautiful places on earth - the foothills of the rugged Bighorn Mountains. Our range stretches from a multicolored desert into the historic Red Basin where the Pony Express riders once rode, all the way to the sheer rock face of Copeman's Tomb. Join our family and crew as we move cattle from pasture to pasture along trails where few will ever go. You will see magnificent scenery and experience a lifestyle both harsh and romantic. Savor the solitude and sleep outside or enjoy the comfort of our cozy log cabins and the grandeur of the Trapper Creek Lodge. Our world-class facility is perfect for individuals, families and corporate groups. Other activities include wilderness trail rides, fly fishing and horseback events in our rodeo arena. Call today for information and a color brochure.

DARWIN RANCH
P.O. Box 10430
Jackson, WY 83001
(307) 733-5588

Capacity: 20
Season: Year-round
Altitude: 8200 feet

An implausibly small operation tucked away in Teton National Forest, the Darwin Ranch is probably the highest and the most remote guest ranch in the Wyoming Rockies. Even after renovation the place looks so much as it did in 1920 that it is hard to believe it could be comfortable. But it is-with modern plumbing, electricity, a library, piano, and a fine kitchen. Our handful of guests have a minimally organized existence with plenty of chances to do exactly what they want: riding, hiking, rafting, climbing, and pack tripping. Competent horsemen may ride without a guide. Superb fishing in the Gros Ventre. Entire ranch available in winter for private gatherings of 6 to 12.

SPOTTED HORSE RANCH
12355 S Hwy. 191
Jackson Hole, WY 83001
(307) 733-2097
(800) 528-2084

Capacity: 35
Season: June-Sept
Altitude: 6200 feet

Let your cares drift away with the rhythm of the flowing Hoback River. Spotted Horse Ranch is situated in a valley of unsurpassed beauty, 16 miles south of Jackson. Relax on large lodge deck where our jacuzzi and sauna provide lazy, sunny relaxation and the opportunity of making new friends. Packed lunches for day hikes, trips to the park, or relaxing fishing on any of the surrounding rivers and streams. Children's programs are mainly in July. We offer transportation to the local rodeo and can arrange airport pick-ups. Experience the comforting sounds: the pounding of horses' hooves, the coyote's haunting calls, and the tranquil music of the Hoback River for a peacefulness you've never known before! Call or write for brochure and rates.

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