Charles and his son Alex were most gracious hosts for our one night stay at Cottonwood Ranch. He was unfazed by our 11 pm arrival, 2 hours later than planned. The accommodations were indeed charming, with an expansive 360 degree view of the valley and the mountains beyond. We fell asleep looking out the window at the Milky Way, to the neighing of horses. The next day, we were welcomed into the world of a working ranch, watching Alex halter train a horse, learning the history of this family property, and observing the horses in the paddock, complete with a sheep who had joined the horses in the range, and had decided that he was a horse. Charles and Alex showed us the way down to the Bear River, at the edge of the pasture, where we took a lovely kayak paddle, watching hawks soar overhead; a doe and fawns watched us from one side on our way down he river, and cattle lowed at us from the other side on our way back. They also directed us to a particularly nice local hike. We felt very much welcomed and taken care of. It was a wonderful experience for two fifty-somethings with our adult children; younger families would also very much enjoy it.
The cabin sits on a historic, Wyoming ranch. The cabin is a total of ~1400 sq. feet with an open family/dining room on the main floor and large living room upstairs. The kitchen has a full size refrigerator and stove. The bathroom has sink, toilet and shower.
The Bear River and Smith’s Fork Rivers – great trout streams from late June through October. Bird watching with a large blue heron population, resident bald eagle pair.
We provide a wide range of services from ‘do-it yourself’ guest ranch to full service (meals, horse guide, fly fishing guide). We can create customized packages that include corporate planning retreats, art workshops and Wyoming wilderness camps.