A Wyoming Summer Vacation Packed Full of Activities!

If an authentic western experience is on the itinerary for your Wyoming summer vacation, Eatons’ Ranch is the place! Try your hand at fly fishing, take a hike into the Big Horn Mountains, swim in the pool or creek, get a workout in, partake in the Friday night dance at Howard Hall, and wake up early to watch the wranglers bring the horses in. Most of all, it’s a very relaxing environment with as little or as much to do as you like! We hope you’ll join us at Eatons’ Ranch for your dude ranch vacation adventure.

Begin the journey and explore all there is to do:

Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, and Natural Waters: 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! In addition to the swimming pool, guests also enjoy heading down to the creek to relax and cool down in the calming waters. There is also a secluded swimming hole with small water falls less than a mile into the canyon that’s worth exploring too! Stay cool on your Wyoming summer vacation!

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.

Fishing: Guests can fish in the pristine mountain waters of Wolf Creek, other nearby streams and rivers, or Eatons’ has a small stocked lake down on the range with row boats and fishing gear for use. 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. Eatons’ also offers a fly fishing excursion on the property down Wolf Creek Canyon, just ask at the desk. For guided day trips off the Ranch, we recommend Kingfishers Lodge in Ft. Smith, MT (1 1/2 hours from Wolf). 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.

Other Fun and Entertainment: Wranglers frequently gather at Gentry Field (the Ranch rodeo grounds) for jackpot team roping or just for a little practice and fun. There’s also expansive green lawns at Eatons’ for ball games, volleyball, frisbee, horseshoes, and relaxing on your Wyoming summer vacation There is a weekly dance in Howard Hall (the recreation building), a weekly karaoke night, 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 including ping pong, bingo, and more. The Apartment bar located in the Main House is open daily from 4:00-10:00pm.  The ranch offers a complimentary beer and wine hour every night in the Apartment Bar from 5-6pm.

Additional Activities and Things to Do:

  • Trap Shooting and Archery: Trap and archery is included in each guests’ stay at Eatons’ Ranch.  Limit of 8 people per outing.
  • Shop in our gift shop
  • Massages: Massages by local therapists are offered two days a week.
  • Pilates: Pilates classes are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • 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.
“I went for the great outdoors, horses, cabins, swimming, great food, great staff, memories – and got IT ALL. Then when I thought I had experienced it all, one of the best three piece bands I have EVER seen shows up and blew me away at the Friday night dance!”