Our Favorite Yellowstone Park Area Guest Ranches
Let these outstanding Yellowstone Park Area businesses help make your Yellowstone Park vacation fantastic!
Elephant Head Lodge | 307-587-3980
Elephant Head Lodge is your family's vacation home near Yellowstone Park! This charming log cabin mountain resort was started in 1910, and is AAA Double Diamond approved. Built by Buffalo Bill's niece, the lodge and most of our cabins are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located just 11.7 miles east of Yellowstone National Park and 40 miles west of Cody Wyoming in the Shoshone National Forest, our central location is an ideal base for touring Yellowstone National Park, Cody Wyoming and the Shoshone National Forest. And if you're looking for peace and quiet, the Elephant Head Lodge is the perfect mountain retreat to get away from it all. This historic lodge is owned and operated by a 4th generation Wyoming native with a ranch family background, and whose charming guest ranch is a wonderful place to relax, fish, view wildlife, hike, and take beautiful scenic horseback rides. Nestled in some of the most beautiful landscape in the west, the Elephant Head Lodge offers the ultimate western vacation, with campfires, western music, and story telling. And even though these historic cabins were built in 1910, we've modernized them to include their own bathrooms and some kitchenettes. However, we were very careful to retain their original western charm. The Historic Elephant Head Lodge is the perfect place to enjoy your western vacation. The charm, the scenic beauty, the experienced owner and staff, the central location, and the great food all make Elephant Head Lodge the best choice. So come join us at our AAA Double Diamond approved Elephant Head Lodge for the western vacation of a lifetime! 307-587-3980
Klondike Guest Ranch | 307-684-2390
Welcome to Klondike Guest Ranch, where you'll experience life on a genuine working cattle ranch! Nestled next to the legendary Bighorn Mountains of Wyoming, we're much more than your typical dude ranch. You and your family will actually join our cowboys at their jobs... which involves a horse 90% of the time! As our guests, you'll get to enjoy riding horses, ranch work, camping out under the stars, herding cattle, hiking, fishing and much more. You won't be just riding your horse in single-file like a typical dude ranch, you'll actually be on your horse working cattle! We also offer historical tours, fishing on streams and experiences that you've never imagined. Our historic Wyoming cattle ranch is located about 15 miles from the charming western town of Buffalo, which offers weekly rodeos, a large free swimming pool, great golf course and an incredible history museum. At the ranch we provide delicious family style meals as well as modern, comfortable accommodations and amenities surrounded by Old West rustic charm. At Klondike Guest Ranch, you're literally stepping into the Tass Family's lives, and you'll be working with them and their ranch hands as their "right-hand man". So if you're looking to be pampered and have spa treatments, you're not in the right place. There's no pampering here. Instead, you'll discover what it truly feels like to live and work with horses and cattle in one of the most scenic places on earth. We have a saying, "We will not polish your boots, but we'll give you all the saddle time you want!" So give us a call at 307-684-2390 or click on the link below, and then come and be part of the ranching family at Klondike Guest Ranch, where you'll enjoy the most authentic Western ranching experience found anywhere in Wyoming.
Turpin Meadow Ranch | 307-543-2000
During your Grand Teton and Yellowstone Park vacation, come stay at Turpin Meadow Ranch, where western adventure meets modern luxury! You and your family will step into the incredibly wild beauty of Wyoming during a classic dude ranch experience. “Get lost” in nature with front door access to two and a half million acres of Teton Wilderness, all the while not having to compromise on comfort. Resting on the banks of the legendary Buffalo Fork River between Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park, this secluded, peaceful location is only 40 minutes north of Jackson Hole International Airport. When you visit Turpin Meadow Ranch, you’ll definitely discover your adventure as you enjoy everything from horseback riding, fly-fishing, fat biking, overnight pack trips, Nordic skiing, snowmobiling and personalized tours of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks with our exceptional guides. Our expert staff and guides will help you with whichever adventure you choose. The cabins and chalets at Turpin Meadow Ranch provide magnificent views of the Teton Range of Grand Teton National Park as well as remarkable comfort. The upscale accommodations include custom handmade furniture, Pendleton blankets and bedding, down duvets, gas-lit fireplaces and many more custom features. The full baths are completely upscale, with complimentary luxury bath products, extra towels and hair dryer. These unique cabins and chalets are truly where rustic meets luxury! Known as the crown jewel of the ranch, the historic grand lodge has an 80 year legacy behind it, with new restorations and renovations all the while retaining its classic architecture and Western charm. Some of the grand lodge’s modern features include an upgraded bar and patio that provide stunning views of the Teton Range and a roaring fireplace. The farm-to-table dining restaurant is nothing short of wonderful, where guests can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner in the newly renovated historic dining area. There are also iconic meeting spaces available for large gatherings such as weddings for up to 80 people. So for a true taste of Western flavor and adventure on your trip to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, come stay at the rustic yet luxurious Turpin Meadow Ranch. Open all year round, give us a call at 307-543-2000 or click on the link below, and let us help make your Teton/Yellowstone vacation the best experience it can possibly be!
Crooked Creek Guest Ranch | 307-455-2815
Perched at 8,400 feet in the legendary Wind River Mountain Range, Crooked Creek Guest Ranch is your ideal “basecamp” while you explore this amazing area. We provide 17 magnificent hand-hewn log cabins and a spacious lodge that is home to our renowned restaurant and bar that’s open year round. Our authentic cabins are one or two stories and come in a variety of sizes and floor plans to choose from. Each cabin is adorned with all the amenities needed to make your stay with us a pleasant and positive experience. Our store provides snacks, souvenirs and riding gear, and our convenient 24 hour gas pump makes it easy to explore these amazing mountains on your own schedule. We also provide gear rentals for all your ATVers, dirt bikers and snowmobilers out there. And if you need a four wheeler, side-by-side, snowmobile or dirt bike, we provide high quality rentals for your convenience, and well as guided rides! Located in the center of an action packed adventure land, you’ll find excitement around every bend. Popular activities include snowmobiling, ATVing, dirt biking, horseback riding, fishing and hiking. And what a great place to have a wedding! We provide weddings for up to 80 guests, with lodging available for about 65 guests. If you’re wanting to have an intimate, casual wedding in a wonderfully rustic setting surrounded by mountains, then this is the perfect place for you. Here at Crooked Creek, exploration and fun is a way of life here... and there’s something here for everyone. And if you’ve never been in the mountains and experienced all they have to offer, this is your opportunity! So give us a call at 307-455-2815 or click on the link below, and make your cabin reservations today. Then come and enjoy one of nature’s greatest playgrounds while staying at Crooked Creek Guest Ranch.