Tales from the early days in Sheridan Wyoming can be traced back to 1800s and weave stories that are filled with western flair. Sheridan serves as the ancestral homeland to the Crow people and is not far from Custer’s Last Stand and other famous battlefields. Main Street used to house bars, brothels and inns for travelers to visit after the Burlington & Missouri railroads stopped in town, and many of those buildings are still standing today. Not only is the area rich with history, but it is also filled with art galleries and museums that show off every aspect of western living. But if we are being honest, this is just the tip of the iceberg of what our amazing backyard has to offer!

There is so much to do and explore in the Sheridan area, that it can be a little bit overwhelming. But have no fear, we’re here to help you make the most of you historic Wyoming dude ranch vacation! Meet Ron Winters, affectionately known around the ranch as Mr. Ron, our local guide. Mr. Ron is a Sheridan local who is about one of the nicest guys you’ll get to meet, and he has a depth of knowledge about the history of the area that is unmatched! Thanks to him, we are delighted to offer our guests the opportunity to enjoy private guided tours with one of the best guides in the area.

At no additional cost to our guests, they have the opportunity to join Mr. Ron for either full or half day tours of the area. We’ve put together some sample itineraries of what your time with him can look like, but we also offer the opportunity to tailor the tour experience to your particular interests as well! All the tours depart from the office of the ranch, and full day tours include a satisfying sack lunch. Check out what we have to offer!

Ron Winters AKA Mr. Ron

Little Bighorn Battlefield Full Day Trip: Have your own private tour guide for the day as you explore the historic battlefield where Custer made his last stand. Explore the onsite museum and visitors center and walk through the Custer National Cemetery. Mr. Ron will share the history of the area when you are at the Indian Memorial and the 7th Cavalry Monument on top of Last Stand Hill, a.k.a. “Custer’s Last Stand.” Enjoy your sack lunch and soak in the views before driving the tour road to the Reno-Benteen Battlefield entrenchment site. You will depart the ranch after breakfast and return by dinnertime

Sheridan Area Half Day Trip: Take an afternoon or morning to visit some local museums and galleries with Mr. Ron as your own private tour guide! The Brinton Museum (pictured) boasts one of the most significant and extensive Western and American Indian Art collections in the Rocky Mountain West. Or check out the Trails End Historic Site where you will be immersed in what life was like during the period of 1913 to 1933 in Sheridan.

Sheridan Town Trips: Join Mr. Ron for an afternoon in town! As you walk down historic Main Street, he’ll tell you all the tales of old and the history of each building. Stop by Kings Saddlery and check out the Eatons’ Ranch exhibit in the museum or grab a drink at the Mint Bar and listen to Mr. Ron as he shares his wealth of knowledge. This is a great way to spend an afternoon off the ranch between morning rides and dinnertime!

Did you have somewhere else in mind that you wanted to go? Chat with the office and Mr. Ron himself to schedule your own historic adventure! We’re happy to work with you and Mr. Ron to tailor a completely unique experience for you!