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Paradise Guest Ranch, Johnson County, Wyoming, United States
Starting at $600 per person per night
For over 100 years now, folks have been coming to this incredible Wyoming guest ranch. For some, it’s the horseback riding across sage meadows, fishing for cutthroat trout, or hiking among wildflowers. For others, it’s the family time, the fun, and campfire stories beneath a snowstorm of stars. Maybe it’s realizing just how much all that’s worth, that keeps folks coming back to this guest ranch year after year. And maybe it’s time you found your own reasons to come experience Paradise Guest Ranch.
Unique Features: The classically western French Creek Saloon is available to guests as a comfortable place to relax in the evening, enjoy a liquid treat, interact with ranch crew and guests and participate in evening activities. Your bartender knows plenty of stories to tell during your week of adventures here and you’re all welcome to belly up and enjoy each others’ company and tales while the cocktails are served.
Accommodations: The rustically elegant log cabins are available with one, two, three, and four bedrooms. All cabins have been recently renovated or newly built, and feature full baths, showers, kitchenettes, washers and dryers, and unique western art. Each has an outdoor deck where you can relax and read, soak up the excitement of a ranch day, or enjoy the splendor of the evening while the shadows of the sunset dance up Fan Rock.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for the Four Bedroom Cabins. These are the largest option. The beautifully appointed cabins, complete with cozy fireplaces and modern conveniences, are the perfect place to get comfortable.
Dining: The spacious dining hall rests in the center of the ranch. Here you will enjoy three hearty meals a day with a gourmet flair. Just like dinnertime at the old ranch house, meals are a great time to catch up on upcoming activities and announcements at the ranch. Choose from a unique array of wines and pair your selection with dinner on Gourmet Night.
Activities: Whether it’s fly fishing, horseback riding, or hiking, Paradise has plenty of adventures in store for you. Hook up with one of the seasoned wranglers and spend a morning or an afternoon riding through the wildflower-strewn mountain meadows in the surrounding Bighorn National Forest. You’ll ride trails through mountain scenery that will take your breath away. Cast your line below Fan Rock on French Creek or take a trip of a lifetime to a nearby canyon, river, or alpine lake, the choice is yours.
Spa & Fitness: There is no spa or fitness center at the ranch. Just a little ways from Paradise Ranch is the Buffalo Golf Club, one of the best courses in Wyoming. The course offers a great challenge to everyone. One of the features is the par-three fourth hole with nearly a 90-foot drop to the green.
Location: Buffalo, Wyoming is nestled in the foothills of the beautiful Big Horn Mountains and is conveniently located at the intersections of Interstates 25 and 90. Wyoming State Highway 16, on it’s way from Mount Rushmore to Yellowstone National Park, runs through Buffalo. The Cloud Peak Scenic Byway is a safe and easy drive between two of America’s most popular national treasures.
Closest Airport: The closest major airport to Buffalo, Wyoming is Sheridan County Airport (SHR / KSHR). This airport is in Sheridan, Wyoming and is 36 miles from the center of Buffalo, WY. Flights are also available to Gillette, WY (GCC), and Casper, WY (CPR). For international guests, there is the option of flying into Billings, MT (BIL). For your convenience, the ranch offers transportation to and from Sheridan, Gillette, Casper, and Billings.
Children’s Programs: Yes. The award-winning Kid’s Program exposes children to the natural world but it also offers parents a chance to enjoy their own pursuits or spend time with their children having the knowledge and peace of mind that the whole family is being well taken care of. Arts and crafts, pony rides, archery, talent show, kid’s fishing derby, kid’s rodeo, and even overnight pack trips are just some of the kid’s activities offered through the program.
Pet Friendly: No, unfortunately pets are not allowed.
Weddings: No, they don’t normally host weddings, although they may by special request.
Meetings: No, unfortunately, they don’t have the facilities to handle large business meetings or conferences.
Extra Info: Many historical sites are just a short drive from Buffalo including Fort Phil Kearney, Fetterman’s Massacre Site, Wagon Box Fight and the infamous “Hole in the Wall”- the hideout of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid along with the rest of the “Wild Bunch.” The World’s Largest Mineral Hot Springs is open year-round, including holidays. You can swim, slide, or just relax and soak in the water from the State Park’s Big Spring.