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, or swim in the pool or creek. Wake up early to watch the horses come in, get a workout in, and dance the night away every Friday in Howard Hall. Or choose to relax and do as much or as little as you would like! We hope you’ll join us at Eatons’ Ranch for your dude ranch vacation adventure.

Want help planning your ideal week at the ranch? Check out our sample itineraries for both peak and shoulder season!

Begin the journey and explore all there is to do:

Swimming Pool and Natural Waters: Stay cool on your Wyoming summer vacation! The Ranch’s 40 X 70-foot pool is within walking distance from your cabin. 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!

Exercise Room:  The exercise room 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 fly 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 karaoke night, and other evening activities throughout the week. During the rest of the week Howard 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 board games, and more. It is also equipped with Wi-Fi for guests to use. The Apartment bar located in the Main House is open daily from 4:00-10:00pm. The ranch also offers one complimentary beer glass of wine during happy hour every evening 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. You can sign up in the office to participate. Age limits do apply.
  • Historical Tours: Mr. Ron will be offering historical tours to explore the area. Our expert guide will take you to all the best places off the ranch to experience the history of the west. Visit the Custer Battlefield on an all day outing or do a half day exploration of historic Sheridan. Check in with the office to see what tours are being offered during your stay!
  • Guided Hiking: During the peak season, you can join our hiking guide and explore the trails. Check in with the office for the weekly schedule. During the shoulder season, you can enjoy hikes, the office would be happy to provide you with maps and suggestions.
  • Shop in our gift shop


“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!”