The Vee Bar guest and dude ranch located near Laramie…
Starting at $400 per person per night
1072, East Fork Road, Fremont County, Wyoming, 82513, United States
Starting at $450 per person per night
This dude ranch is the perfect place to breathe and get back to nature. Come and explore the spectacular beauty of the Wind River’s East Fork valley in the Greater Yellowstone area, which is virtually unchanged since the time it was homesteaded in the early 1900s. Located near the town of Dubois, Wyoming, this historic guest ranch, situated at an elevation of 7,200 feet, is surrounded by unparalleled landscapes and vistas.
Unique Features: This is the true west where the legends of the Wild West were created: Buffalo Bill, Jim Bridger and the Mountain men, the Arapahoe and Shoshone Indians, Lewis and Clark, Sacajawea, Chief Washakie, the Pony Express, and the Oregon Trail. You may even discover an old arrowhead while on the trail!
Accommodations: Tucked among the cottonwood trees the cozy log cabins are comfortably furnished with a casual western flair. Ranging in size from the old one-room schoolhouse to large family cabins that can comfortably sleep up to six, they all have a small refrigerator, private bath or shower and outdoor sitting area. There are just nine guest cabins and a maximum of 35 guests per week to ensure that each guest enjoys personalized attention and an authentic ranch experience.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for the cabins. All accommodations are equally as nice. The lodge has a cozy fireplace, library and game tables where you can gather with friends and family, grab an early cup of coffee, read a book, work on a puzzle or play a game.
Dining: Most mornings start in the dining room with a buffet of fresh fruit, home-baked goods, a selection of cereal and homemade granola and yogurt. They also offer a daily special with eggs to order. You won’t want to miss Cowboy Breakfast when the chef cooks breakfast over the campfire. Lunches are usually on the trail or off the back porch of the ranch. Most of the time guests will eat together, family-style. Entrees range from prime rib to melt-in-your-mouth brisket to cheesy baked pasta with salads and healthy sides.
Activities: At the heart of the Lazy L&B ranch is the unsurpassed horseback-riding experience for ages 6 to 106. Start your morning right with a cowboy breakfast cooked at the fire pit followed by a morning mountain ride. Picnic lunch at the ranch with afternoon activities available: rifle range, crafts, fishing, hiking, and swimming. An early supper for all gives you a chance to venture into Dubois to shop a bit before the weekly square dance.
Spa & Fitness: There is no on-site spa or fitness center, but with all of the amazing outdoor activities and fresh air though, you won’t need them. If you’re more about hiking than riding then you may want to consider some guided hikes led by the Dubois Historical Museum. For a modest donation they will lead you on half or full day hikes to petroglyphs, teepee rings and sheep traps among other destinations.
Location: The Lazy L&B Ranch is located only one and a half hours from the entrance to the Teton National Park, with Yellowstone National Park to the north and Jackson Hole to the south. Whether you fly into Riverton or Jackson, or choose to drive from farther away, the scenery is spectacular every inch of the way. The Shoshone National Forest and the Wind River, Absaroka, and Owl Creek mountain ranges surround the ranch. This is some of the most diverse terrain imaginable.
Closest Airport: The ranch is just under 2 hours from the Jackson Hole airport and 1.25 hours from Riverton airport. They’re located 1.5 hours from the entrance to Grand Teton National Park and the south entrance to Yellowstone National Park.
Children’s Programs: Yes. The childrens’ program is not one where you drop your kids off in the morning and pick them up again at the end of the day, but rather they try to strike a balance between the kids’ having some independence and a memorable, shared family experience. The trail riding program starts at age 6 and generally children ride separately in groups of similar age and ability. It’s mandatory for children 12 and under to wear a helmet while riding. They have helmets to borrow while at the ranch.
Pet Friendly: No. Unfortunately, pets are not allowed.
Weddings: No. They do not normally host weddings but they may by special request.
Meetings: No. They do not have the facilities to host large business meetings.
Extra Info: They cap off the week with a steak cook-out around the fire. They also have a couple of happy hours during the week with complimentary beer and house-made sangria. Kids of all ages have fun in the petting zoo that’s adjacent to the corrals. The critters may change from season to season but there are always hens laying fresh eggs, friendly barn cats and a variety of furry creatures that love to be loved.