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Starting at $250 per room per night
Cody, Park County, Wyoming, United States
Starting at $450 per person per night
Enjoy a family owned and operated all-inclusive dude ranch that sits in the heart of the Shoshone National Forest just eight miles from the east entrance to Yellowstone National Park. The heart of Crossed Sabres Ranch is the lodge which consists of a spacious dining room with hardwood tables and chairs, the Libby Creek Saloon, office, ranch store, kitchen, and reading room. The dining room is where meals happen three times daily (except for cookout nights down at the pavilion!) and where the square dance takes place on Tuesday night.
Unique Features: A computer with limited internet connection is available for as-needed use to check flight updates, weather, or stay in touch via email. Please note it is not for any music or video streaming and that there is no wi-fi service to connect to from your phone. The office also has a landline that is available for your use as needed. If you have someone that needs to get in touch with you, they can call the ranch and staff will be more than happy to take a message to pass on to you.
Accommodations: The ranch offers western ranch living with modern amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The one- or two-bedroom cabins have carpeted floors, private bathrooms, electric heat, and front porches with log furniture to enjoy the grandeur of the western landscape. To enhance your western experience and allow you to fully enjoy the beautiful setting, all of the cabins are free of both telephones and television. There is no wifi or cell service available.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for the two-bedroom cabins. Included in your stay is your private cabin accommodations with daily housekeeping service, three hearty meals a day, nightly hors d’oeuvres, the famous bottomless cookie jar, daily guided activities such as horseback riding, fly fishing, hiking, a Yellowstone van tour, white-water rafting and pick-up and drop-off services from Yellowstone Regional Airport in Cody, WY.
Dining: Wake up to a western breakfast and freshly brewed, locally roasted coffee to fuel up for your big day ahead. A scrumptious breakfast bar is set up in the lodge each morning. Then, take a break midday for a cowboy lunch with various sandwiches and sides. Dinner is the social meal of the day. Beginning with h’orderves, you’ll recap the day’s events in a casual environment as you enjoy a western dinner in the dining room.
Activities: From trail riding to fly fishing, hiking, rafting, A yellowstone tour, and much more, they work to create a vacation that is as fast-paced or relaxed as you would like it to be. Whether it’s an adventurous ridge-top ride or first lesson in the arena, they have something for you. Experienced guides and comfortable transportation will take you through the nation’s oldest national park. Shooting clays is fun, but shooting clays against the backdrop of the Wapiti Mountain Range is even better.
Spa & Fitness: There is no spa or fitness center on the ranch. A pool table and Foosball are available for everyone, as well as a diverse collection of board games and playing cards. And, for those chilly mornings, a cast-iron wood stove is set to roaring early in the morning so that you can start your day in comfort.
Location: Cody is a town in northwest Wyoming. The Buffalo Bill Center of the West has 5 museums. These include the Buffalo Bill Museum, tracing William F. Cody’s life with multimedia displays, and the Draper Natural History Museum, with wildlife exhibits. Nearby, Old Trail Town is a re-created frontier town with 1800s log cabins and a saloon. Buffalo Bill Scenic Byway winds past craggy cliffs to Yellowstone National Park.
Closest Airport: The closest major airport to Cody, Wyoming is Yellowstone Regional Airport (COD / KCOD). This airport is 2 miles from the center of Cody, WY.
Children’s Programs: Yes. They have a dedicated kids program to keep children engaged and active so they get the most out of their time. If a young one is nervous about being on a horse for the first time, that’s not a problem. One of the wranglers will happily start them in the arena or on a pony ride around the ranch to establish a sense of balance and comfort.
Pet Friendly: No, unfortunately pets are not allowed.
Weddings: No, they don’t normally host weddings, although they may by special request.
Meetings: No, they don’t have the facilities to handle large business meetings or conferences.
Extra Info: For a nice cold drink after a long day or to share stories of your adventures and socialize, head on in to the saloon. The bar is always stocked with an assortment of local brews and standard beers, in addition to a selection of hard liquors and wines. A staff member is often on-hand to make you up something good, or feel free to walk behind the bar and fix the drink yourself.