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Eatons’ Ranch: 2015

September 24, 2015 by Jeff Way

 

            After a wonderfully busy and exciting summer, Eatons’ Ranch begins to wind down. With only a few guests left, many of our horses have headed south for Echeta where they will spend the winter. We saw many familiar faces this season and some new ones as well! The Eaton family is always grateful for those who return. We love adding you to our family.

            We are still enjoying the beautiful weather that Wyoming has to offer. Our temperatures are ranging from the high 60’s to low 80’s, with sunshine in the day and cooler nights in the 40’s and 50’s. The quintessential blue skies remain as we head into October. Our view is slowly beginning to change colors, as more yellows, reds and oranges emerge in the tree lines.

            We have seen a few elk up and behind the corral and on horseback rides. A few guests were lucky and caught a glimpse of a moose! We also expect to see pheasants and grouse as the fall season has commenced. If you take a walk around the ranch, you are almost guaranteed to spot families of deer and big wild turkey meandering between cabins and up by the Wolves Club! While some hunting is underway, eager elk and antelope hunters await the beginning of their season on October 15th .

                Thank you to everyone who made it out here this summer and we hope to see those of you who could not make it in the future. We will bundle up for the winter and await the spring, as we prepare to see all of you again!  

 

May 30, 2015 by Jeff Way

The 2015 Echeta Trip was a rainy one but all 162 horses made it safety back to the ranch last Sunday. While many of us are able to watch the last part of the trip that takes the horses down 5th street in Sheridan, the first two days of the trip are more of a mystery to those of us who are not wranglers. Luckily, our friend and former employee, Stephen Yellowtail, shot this incredible video with a GoPro that shows what it is really like to wrangle on the Echeta Trip!  Music is “Horses are Faster” by Ian Munsick from our very own Sheridan County, so check him out on iTunes!

Eatons’ 135th Anniversary Weekend

July 27, 2014 by Jeff Way

Friday, August 29th: Calcutta at 7:30pm

Saturday, August 30th: The Anniversary Roping will begin at 2:00pm at the Arena. Cocktails & the Anniversary Photo Show will start at 5:30pm at Howard Hall followed by a BBQ Cookout at 6:30pm. The Dance at Howard Hall featuring the Craft Brothers will be held from 8:00pm – 11:00 pm.

Come Celebrate!!

January 23, 2014 by Jeff Way

 
Oldest Photo of Ranch

Come celebrate our 135th Anniversary with the Ranch family and friends! We are currently offering a discounted rate of $150 per person per night starting the 28th of August  until the 3rd of September 2014.  This rate includes all meals, lodging and horseback riding.  We will be having a calcutta Friday night with the roping on Saturday afternoon.  Saturday evening there will be a cookout and live music from the Craft Brother’s at Howard Hall.  Sunday and Monday you can head to the Equestrian Center for Don King Day’s. You can enjoy watching polo, The Wyoming Steer Roping Championships and Bronc Riding on the grass with no fences! We hope to see you all for this fun filled Labor Day weekend!

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The End of Our 2013 Season

October 3, 2013 by Jeff Way

Another summer has come to an end here at Eatons’ Ranch – and it feels like we may have even skipped Fall! Many thanks to our friends and guests, old and new, who have helped make the season a great one. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for specials on your 2014 reservations – we hope to see you all again next year!

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Our first snowfall this year reached us just last week, on the 27th of September.
We even had some guests riding that day!

A View of Eatons’ Ranch

August 6, 2013 by Jeff Way

Thanks to Peter Kleinbichler one of our guests form Norway for taking this picture!

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Bob Wulff Memorial Roping

August 5, 2013 by Jeff Way

Congratulations to Rhett Flint and Gavin Flint, winners of the Bob Wulff Memorial Roping on August 4th. Thanks to all of our participants, staff and guests for making it a great event!

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Wrangler Musical Chairs

August 5, 2013 by Jeff Way

Braden and Riggs were the winners of this game! Mick came in second and Pete came in third.

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Breakfast Ride to Domo’s

July 30, 2013 by Jeff Way

Every Tuesday we offer a Breakfast ride to Domo’s. Thanks to all the staff, guests and our “Cooks at Work”, Nate Schmeiser (Apple Fritters and Corn Fritters), Rob Cagnina (HashBrowns) and AnthonyBrowns) and Anthony Accardi (Eggs).

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July Roping

July 8, 2013 by Jeff Way

On July 7th we had a Roping event here at the ranch. Thanks to everyone for participating and for coming out to watch. Congratulations go out to Justin Hammerich and Steven Yellowtail for having the fastest time!

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The 2013 Season Is Upon Us

June 1, 2013 by Jeff Way

Head Wrangler, Nate Schmeiser, leading the Eatons' horses on the home stretch.

Head Wrangler, Nate Schmeiser, leading the Eatons’ horses on the home stretch.

After a long week of heavy rain, the sun finally decided to come out to mark the start of Dude Season. The horses made it in safely from Echeta last Sunday and the staff, albeit a little cold and muddy, is anxious for guests to arrive. On a positive note, all of this rain will help the wildflowers bloom and keep the pastures green.

That’s all for now, but make sure to keep up with our facebook page for daily updates and plenty of pictures. We’re looking forward to seeing all of you this summer!

Rattlesnake Ridge

Rattlesnake Ridge

Has Spring Finally Arrived?

May 2, 2013 by Jeff Way

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This was us on the left less than two weeks ago, 17″ of snow!  Like many parts of the country we’ve been waiting for spring to arrive here at our Wyoming Dude Ranch.  This is us today and it sure feels a lot nicer when temperatures are in the 50’s.  When it starts to turn green around here it means the summer dude season is right around the corner.

We hope spring is headed your way and we look forward to seeing many of you soon!