Horseback Riding: Eatons’ offers our guests the unique opportunity to ride one of our 220 horses unescorted with the permission of the Ranch. This allows guests the remarkable freedom to fully explore this beautiful 7,000 acres of country. Guests can ride out from our Wyoming Dude Ranch twice a day Monday through Friday, choosing among morning, afternoon and evening rides. We also have all-day rides into the Bighorn National Forest as well as breakfast and dinner rides. Riding is a bit more limited on weekends; there are only morning and afternoon rides on Saturday, and on Sunday there is only a morning ride as the rest of the day is our horse holiday. Wranglers are always available to guide rides and offer instruction.
Overnight Pack Trips: Trips in the Bighorn National Forest provide another horseback riding adventure for our guests. The Ranch supplies horses, guides, wrangler-cook and all of the necessary equipment. Plans for a pack trip can be made after your arrival at the Ranch and are offered Tuesday through Thursday conditions permitting. To allow for overnight pack trips and all day rides on the national forest we operate under a special use permit with the Bighorn National Forest. Eatons’ Ranch is an equal opportunity provider.
Exercise Room: The exercise room(s) is located in Pike #13, 14, and 15. There you will find a treadmill, elliptical machine, dumbbell weights, stability balls and mats for floor work and stretching.
Swimming Pool: The Ranch’s 40 X 70-foot pool is within walking distance from your cabin. There is also a hot tub available for guest use; soak those tired muscles after a ride!
Fishing: Guests can fish in the pristine mountain waters of Wolf Creek, other nearby streams and rivers, or our bass pond with our on-site fishing guide or on their own. Our Wyoming dude ranch offers experts as well as novices the chance to catch rainbows, brookies, browns and large-mouth bass. You can bring your own equipment or use our gear and find flies and tackle in our Wolf Creek Fly Shop. For guided day trips off the Ranch, we recommend Kingfishers Lodge in Ft. Smith, MT (1 1/2 hours from Wolf). Rates are $450 per day and includes guided float trip, lunch and flies. Fishing licenses and gratuities are not included. For more information, please visit their website: www.bighornkingfisher.com. We also recommend Fly Shop of the Big Horns in Sheridan, WY for guided trips.
Trap Shooting and Archery: Trap and archery is included in each guests’ stay at Eatons’ Ranch. Limit of 8 people per outing.
Other Entertainment: Wranglers frequently gather at Gentry Field (the Ranch rodeo grounds) for jackpot team roping or just for a little practice. There is a weekly dance in Howard Hall (the recreation building), and during the rest of the week the Hall is the center of activity for the young set. The Main House provides the perfect setting for various social gatherings or to play cards and games. The Apartment bar located in the Main House is open daily from 4:30-10:00pm. The ranch family offers a nightly cocktail hour in the Apartment Bar from 5-6pm.
Golfing: The Sheridan area also boasts three courses, Kendrick Municipal, The Powder Horn and the area’s newest course, Hidden Bridge (9-holes).
Massages: Massages by local therapists are offered two days a week.
Yoga: Daily yoga classes are offered Monday through Friday.
Mountain Biking: Bring your own or we can assist you to arrange for a rental during your stay from Back Country Bikes in Sheridan, WY. Numerous and varied trails offer something for every level of rider. Our only request is that there are no bikes on the trails during riding times.
Wolf Creek Wrangle Run: Join us for the Wolf Creek Wrangle, Half-Marathon and 10K Trail Run/Hike. Enter the Wrangle and stay a minimum of two-nights and receive a discounted rate of $150/person/night plus a 15% gratuity and 6% sales tax. Offer is valid between September 15th and the 17th. You must be entered in the Half Marathon or 10K to receive the discounted rate for your Wyoming dude ranch vacation along with a $150/person deposit. Friday night we will be hosting a “Beer & Pasta Meet & Greet” at the Ranch Apartment Bar. Following the race on Saturday, there will be a hamburger and hot dog cookout at Howard Hall!
Register for the Race here: https://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=8407854
You can also register at the Ranch by 8:00am the morning of the race (if not filled).
Other Activities Include:
- Bird Watching
- Hot Tub
- Ping Pong