Meanwhile Back At The Ranch

January 27th, 2011 by Jeff Way

Winter at our Wyoming Dude Ranch

It is peaceful here at the Ranch.  The beginning of a new season at our Wyoming dude ranch seems so far away when there is snow on the ground.  There is still much to do this time of year, but the days move at a much slower pace than during the summer.  New flooring is going into a few cabins, and some bathrooms will soon be remodeled. We have a few cabin roofs that will need our attention as well.  Every year we think we have caught up on improvements and repairs, but with 51 cabins and 90+ structures in all, there is always work to be done.

Bill, Karen, and Will Ferguson, along with Mary Eaton, Nate Schmeiser and T.J. Ferguson just returned from the Dude Ranchers’ Association Convention in Tucson, AZ.  While they were away, it was still business as usual for those back at the Ranch. Reservations are beginning to pick up, but there are a number of dates in July still available.  Join us for our Annual July Roping on the 3rd and for the 4th, we will be celebrating a Cowboy Christmas.  There are wonderful fireworks displays in the area and, depending on the weather, we sometimes have our own display on Howard Hall Lawn.  The Sheridan WYO Rodeo is July 13-16 and is a great event for the whole family to attend.

Our bed and breakfast is up and running with a few guests taking advantage of a winter escape.  This weekend, we are hosting an open house to highlight what we have to offer for winter accommodations and dining.  If you are looking for a little getaway in a beautiful location at the foot of the Bighorn Mountains, please contact us for more information.

Even with snow on the ground, we know the new dude ranch season here at Eatons’ is closer than we think. We will be hard at work between now and June 1st in preparation for the first guest’s arrival.  We hope to see you this summer!

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