Wyoming Dude Ranches:
Wyoming is a western state in the US, which is characterized by huge plains and of course the majestic Rocky Mountains. The region is also the home of the great Yellowstone National Park, an area rich with wild animal species, alpine rivers, grand canyons, electrifying geysers (hot springs) including Old Faithful. With such iconic natural features, it therefore no surprise that Wyoming Dude Ranches are favored by many vacationers to the region.
Below, we featured two Wyoming Dude Ranches.
Paradise Guest Ranch
This ranch was officially opened in 1907. The paradise in it name came about as a result of how the place captivated cattleman Gordon Meldrum who acquired land and built the first log cabin. The accommodation attracted an array of friends and paying guests who affectionately referred to the place as paradise hence the name Paradise Guest Ranch.
Accommodation: The beautiful rustic cabins come with different bedrooms, and cater to travelers. Depending on the number of people in your party or your requirement, you can choose to stay in cabins with one, two, three or four bedrooms. The cabins come with washers, dryers, kitchenettes, full baths and showers. The sunset view from the property is remarkable.
Activities: The Paradise Ranch planned activities for everyday of the week. For instance, on Sunday it is everything French whereby guest can have get together at the French Creek Saloon and also get orientation in loft. On Mondays there is a cookout outdoors and by 6.30 am guests will be walking up the hill so dress accordingly.
Brush Creek Ranch
Named the number two hotel and resort in the world, number one resort and spa in the US for two consecutive years by Conde Nast Traveler, Brush Creek Ranch is one of the best Wyoming dude ranches in term of location and service, accordingly to travelers’ reviews. It is the heart that beats between the Medicine Bow National Forest and Sierra Madre Mountains in the Platte River Valley. Brush Creek Ranch is the destination of choice for family gatherings, person having weddings and executives for corporate events or retreats.
Accommodation: Wyoming Dude Ranches are noted for their rustic elegance and cowboy, cowgirl living. The Brush Creek Ranch has three types of accommodations. The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch: This is the best type of accommodation for guests who want vacations with their family. It includes a 38,000 square foot cabin suites, lodge rooms, a great spa and lots of outdoor activities. It has a guest capacity of 150, and therefore plenty of room for everyone. The Magee Homestead at Brush Creek Ranch: If you want to spoil yourself and enjoy some luxury, then the Magee Homestead is for you. This especially is great for couples. It is a romantic retreat that can hold 24 adults. In this space, it is about giving you personal attention so that you can focus on the one you love. French Creek Sportsman’s Club at Brush Creek Ranch: If you are a person who enjoys fitness vacations, then the French Creek Sportsman’s club should suit you. The area holds ten guests.
Activities: We like to say welcome to 30,000 acres worth of activity. Apart from horseback riding, there is sustainable fly fishing, walking/hiking, and photography opportunities. The center of all activities is the Outfitters Barn where professionally trained staff will be waiting to prep you and offer guidance for your chosen adventure.
Are you interested in seeing more Wyoming Dude Ranches? If so, visit the Wyoming Dude Ranches Association.