Your dude ranch vacation begins as the ranch still slumbers…
Starting at $250 per person per night
Fish Hatchery Road, Fremont County, Wyoming, United States
Starting at $350 per person per night
Welcome to the CM Ranch, an historic dude ranch, specializing in summer vacations since 1927. The CM is located in a secluded valley in the Wind River Mountain Range. The ranch’s proximity to Yellowstone Park and Jackson Hole, Wyoming make it an ideal destination to hang your hat and get acquainted with the beautiful, wild West. The friendly environment at the CM creates plenty of fun for all ages. Generations come together through a variety of activities.
Unique Features: The CM is made up of 3,379 deeded acres, plus another 9,385 acres leased. That gives them a total of almost 13,000 acres, which makes for plenty of elbow room! Hike to glacial lakes and top mountain vistas. Prepare yourself for the picturesque views that can soften even the most ironclad of hearts.
Accommodations: Choose from a variety of log cabins or log homes. The Dining cabins are located across the large, expansive lawn and tree-covered area that faces the dining room. The Hill cabins are located on a small rise and have nice views from their porches. The logs for the ranch buildings were cut in the upper Jakey’s Fork canyon in the 1920s, and hauled to the ranch by teams of horses and wagons. Several of the old wagons are still on the ranch property. The charming old buildings are spaced along the stream and around large, well-kept lawns.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for the Log Homes. Above the main ranch, in the canyon, are three attractive log houses which are also available as guest accommodations. The Greer House, has three bedrooms, two baths, a large living room with a fireplace, and a terrace with a lovely view. Baker House has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a large living room with a river rock fireplace, and a cheery sun porch. Hardie House has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a large combination living room with a wood stove.
Dining: Fresh ingredients combined with talented chefs, and a down home environment, provide a pleasant dining experience for guests. Meals range from outdoor, campfire cooking to traditional hearty dinners served family style in the dining room. Start your day with a hot breakfast and eggs made to order or fruit and pastries from the breakfast bar. There are always excellent choices on the lunch buffet. You are more than welcome to bring your drink of choice to dinner and special diets can be accommodated with advance notice.
Activities: During your stay at the CM Ranch you can ride, fish, hike, swim, enjoy a massage, participate in activities, or relax with your book, as you please. Evenings can be spent with others at square dances, rodeos and cookouts. Play softball, horseshoes or volleyball on the lawn, or ping pong and card games in the Round up. You and your family can also enjoy our pool and relaxing hot tub. It is not necessary to know how to ride before coming to the ranch. It takes but a short time to learn, and excellent instruction is provided as needed.
Spa & Fitness: There is no spa or fitness center but there are plenty of fitness options such as hiking. The diverse terrain of the area surrounding the CM Ranch allows for hiking from an easy trek to an all day adventure. Leaving straight from the ranch hikers can access unique areas such as Jakey’s Fork Falls or Crystal Cave. The main trailhead leading into the Fitzpatrick Wilderness is just a short drive away.
Location: An altitude of 7000 feet provides the CM with a climate ideally suited to summer vacations, and eliminates poisonous snakes and plants. The canyon is below the mountain storms that follow the Continental Divide, so sunshine predominates, rainfall is light, and the humidity is low. Daytime temperatures are comfortably warm, and nights are cool enough to make wool blankets and sweaters feel welcome. Dubois, Wyoming is a quaint western town 6 miles from the ranch. Summer in Dubois is exciting and there are many activities designed with dudes in mind, including a weekly rodeo and square dance.
Closest Airport: The nearest major airport is Riverton Regional Airport (RIW / KRIW). This airport has domestic flights from Riverton, Wyoming and is 74 miles from the center of Dubois, WY. Another major airport is Jackson Hole Airport (JAC / KJAC), which has domestic flights from Jackson, Wyoming and is 78 miles from Dubois, WY. Rental cars are available at the Jackson Hole Airport from Hertz, Enterprise, National and Alamo. Avis, Budget, Dollar and Thrifty are located in the Town of Jackson via shuttle.
Children’s Programs: Yes. Children of all ages are welcome at the CM. For children 5 years and older there is supervised riding with the kiddy wrangler, who makes sure that they have a lot of fun while learning western riding skills. Children will experience flavorful ranch traditions and may even try their hand at roping the “dummy” steer. They may spend an afternoon exploring nearby ancient Indian petroglyphs or a visiting the local fish hatchery. Ping pong tournaments and lawn games are frequently organized.
Pet Friendly: No, unfortunately pets are not allowed.
Weddings: Yes. The CM Ranch is the perfect venue for those that dream of having their wedding at a stunning location in Wyoming. You may choose from several enchanting locations on the ranch to create your own one-of-a-kind ceremony using the natural beauty that CM has to offer. Consider bringing the whole wedding party for several days of western-style celebration and festivities, or make it a one-day event.
Meetings: Yes. Take your meeting out of all of the commotion and gather in the peaceful and serene setting at the all inclusive CM Ranch, where you can relax and focus in this creative and stimulating environment. They offer a quiet meeting space where we keep the coffee and treats flowing and the fires stoked.
Extra Info: Riding is available twice a day every day except Sunday. The head wrangler does a good job of dividing riders into small, compatible groups. You will enjoy riding in the company of experienced wranglers. Each person is furnished with a horse matched to his or her ability, and a comfortable western saddle. The CM has an exceptionally fine string of horses, both gentle and spirited, suitable for the beginner or the expert rider.