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7 Day True Wild West Dude Ranch Vacation in Dubois, Wyoming

Lazy L&B Ranch, 1072 East Fork Road, Dubois, Wyoming, 82513, USA

Unsurpassed Horse Riding Holiday in USA

As a proud dude ranch in Wyoming, Lazy L&B Ranch are excited to offer you a week of western fun to enjoy the spectacular and vast beauty of the Wind River’s East Fork Valley and surrounding area. This is the true west where the legends of the Wild West were created: Buffalo Bill, Jim Bridger, and the mountain men, the Arapahoe and Shoshone Indians, Lewis and Clark. Discover an old arrowhead while on the trail!

Key information

  • Rider weight limit: 225 pounds / 102 kilograms

Highlights

  • 6 riding days
  • 2 all-day rides included
  • 1 afternoon ride and 3 morning rides
  • Explore the high plateaus surrounding the ranch
  • A team of experienced wranglers
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily delicious meals
  • Ranch activities

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


6 days with activities in English
The organizer also speaks: French
Group size: Maximum of 35 participants
Airport transfer available:
Jackson Hole Airport (US$425 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
13:00

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Library
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

You will be accommodated at Lazy L&B Ranch. Tucked among the cottonwood trees, the log cabins are comfortably furnished with a casual western flair. Ranging in size from the old one-room schoolhouse to large family cabins that can comfortably sleep up to six persons, they all have a small refrigerator, private bath or shower, and outdoor sitting area.

Maybe Butch Cassidy didn’t have to answer to anyone, but for those who do, Wi-Fi is available. The lodge has a cozy fireplace, library, and games table where you can gather with friends and family, grab an early cup of coffee, read a book, work on a puzzle, or play a game.

A maximum of 35 guests per week ensures that each guest enjoys personalized attention and an authentic ranch experience. Whether you’re looking for the perfect retreat destination, family vacation, adults only week, or special occasion getaway, the Lazy L&B fits the bill.

Program

At the heart of the Lazy L&B Ranch is the unsurpassed horseback riding experience for ages six and older. Horseback riding in Wyoming, and particularly at the ranch, is something you have to experience to fully appreciate.

A team of experienced wranglers will carefully match you with your horse for the week, and you are always welcome at the corrals to help groom and saddle your horse in the morning.

Guests are grouped in small groups with others of similar age (children) and ability, and the rides range from two and a half hours to all day.

Below is an overview of the weekly horseback riding schedule, including the other great Wyoming activities on offer.

Day 1, Sunday

Guests arrive at the ranch between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. so you can ride that afternoon. Children meet the wranglers for dinner. After dinner, the children help the wranglers “push” the horses back into the corrals from being out at pasture.

At the corrals, the children are taught basic riding skills and the safety program is discussed. Adults also spend some time at the corrals reviewing the riding and safety program before enjoying happy hour on the porch and a three-course sit-down dinner.

Day 2, Monday

A hearty ranch breakfast is in store for all and then you will go to the corrals for a morning ride. You’ll be back in time for a delicious lunch. There’s an optional afternoon ride. Enjoy some local musical entertainment at the lodge before a family dinner.

Day 3, Tuesday

Start your morning right with a cowboy breakfast cooked at the fire pit, followed by a morning mountain ride. There’s lunch at the ranch and afternoon activities available like crafts, hiking, and swimming. An early supper for all gives you a chance to venture into Dubois to shop a bit before the weekly square dance (seasonal dates).

Day 4, Wednesday

You will enjoy a hearty ranch breakfast for all. Explore some spectacular terrain on an all-day ride and then it’s back to the ranch for a well-deserved happy hour and dinner.

Day 5, Thursday

After a hearty ranch breakfast for all, you will go on a morning ride on the high plateaus surrounding the ranch, with 360-degree views and a chance to see wild horses. You'll be back for lunch and an afternoon of activities including the rifle range (12 and older) and a roping clinic. The kids head out to a campfire cookout, while adults enjoy a sit-down dinner at the lodge.

Day 6, Friday

After a hearty ranch breakfast for all, another all-day ride is in store to explore the high country and lunch on the trail. You will cap the week with happy hour and an outdoor barbecue steak dinner followed by an evening around the fire and cowboy poetry.

Day 7, Saturday

Enjoy one last delicious breakfast with made to order omelets, homemade treats, yogurts, and fresh fruit. Then, say your teary goodbyes at the corrals and hug everyone, as newly made friends continue on their journeys.

Location

The scenery while riding is superb. The Shoshone National Forest and the Wind River and Absaroka mountain ranges surround the ranch. This is some of the most diverse terrain imaginable. Red rock and sand-canyon draws lead you up onto high plateaus and the possibility of sighting wild horses.

Ride along the cottonwood river bottoms and tall rangeland grasses into colorful badland country. Experience the beauty of a Wyoming dude ranch among mountain meadows and alpine country, where early and late in the season you may see herds of elk, deer, moose, or coyotes.

The ranch is about two hours from Jackson Hole Airport (JAC) and one and a half hours from Riverton Regional Airport (RIW). It is located just one and a half hours from the entrances to Teton and Yellowstone parks.

Distances

  • Teton and Yellowstone parks entrances - 1.5 hours
  • Riverton Regional Airport (RIW) - 1.5 hours
  • Jackson Hole Airport (JAC) - 2.5 hours

Features

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Shopping
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Dining area
  • Fireplace

Services

  • Library
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

Food

One thing is certain: you won’t go hungry while you’re at the ranch unless that’s what you want! All your meals are included during your stay and there’s a common theme to each meal - everything they serve is fresh, delicious, and of the highest quality.

Lazy L&B Ranch love good food, and since they're eating the same thing as you every day, it better be delicious! Their professionally trained chef will make sure you don't go hungry. He'll fill you up with healthy, made from scratch, fresh, and seasonal meals.

The cold breakfast buffet offers cereal, homemade breakfast breads and muffins, yogurt, and fresh fruit platters. There are also made to order breakfast options such as a western scramble and pancakes. Lazy L&B's favorite is the cowboy breakfast cooked over the campfire.

There are a couple of packed lunches with delicious sandwiches on the trail, but when you're back at the ranch there's chicken salad, hot sandwiches, tuna salad, pizza, and more. There are always fresh salad options and sweet homemade treats for dessert.

Dinner can be a sit-down, buffet, or around the campfire. Rest assured, regardless of the location, the food will be superb!

They also have a couple of happy hours during the week, with complimentary beer and house-made sangria. Please let Lazy L&B Ranch know ahead of time if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions and they’ll be happy to accommodate you.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Alcoholic beverages

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

The dude ranch doesn’t just offer the best horseback riding in Wyoming. There are many other activities in Wyoming that they are proud to offer at the ranch, as well as other activities in the towns around the ranch like Dubois and Jackson Hole.

Explore some of these activities below and be sure to view the full weekly schedule to learn more about a typical week at the Wyoming dude ranch. But remember that this is your vacation! If you want to sleep in, they won’t be knocking at your door!

Birdwatching

The ranch and surrounding area is home to what seems like an endless variety and number of birds. The stunning mountain bluebird is often spied, as are western wood peewees and willow flycatchers. Brilliant violet green swallows and red-naped sapsuckers are also seen flitting among the cabins. Keep your eyes open to also view the bullocks oriole, northern flicker, house wren, western meadowlark, and yellow warbler.

Campfires

Where there’s a fire going, people tend to congregate. Is it because fire used to signify safety, warmth, and sustenance to the ancestors? Or is it simply because it’s a tool that allows people to comfortably spend time outside when the temperature dips? Whatever the reason, it’s clear that there’s not much not to like about a campfire. It’s backcountry television!

It’s easy to gather around and sit for hours mesmerized by the dancing flames. Add in anything else: good company, s’mores, drinks, music, or all of the above, and you’re so content it’s hard to tear yourself away.

Lazy L&B love campfires so much they try to spend as much time around one as possible, so they even cook breakfast over it from time to time. There’s something about the smell of fresh morning air, bacon, and woodsmoke mingling together that makes you glad to be alive.

Hiking

Whether you opt for the back of a horse or your own two feet, there is spectacular country to explore around the ranch. Follow a horse trail out of the ranch or blaze your own trail. There’s also the option of driving to various trailheads that are not too far from the ranch. A popular hike with many of the guests is the short climb out of the valley to view the beautiful sunset. A sunrise hike is equally breathtaking but requires an early start.

If you’re more about hiking than riding, then you may want to consider some guided hikes led by the Dubois Historical Museum. For a modest donation, they will lead you on half or full day hikes.

Petting zoo

Kids of all ages have fun in the petting zoo that’s adjacent to the corrals. The critters may change from season to season, but there are always hens laying fresh eggs, friendly barn cats, and a variety of furry creatures that love to be loved.

Other activities

  • Rodeo
  • Square dancing
  • Swimming in the river or pool
  • Visit Big Horn Sheep Center and Museum

What's included

  • 6 days of riding
  • 2 all-day rides
  • 1 afternoon ride and 3 morning rides
  • Ranch activities
  • All meals and drinks
  • 6 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers (425 USD)
  • 15% Wyoming sales / lodging taxes and applicable fees

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from Jackson

  • Travel north out of Jackson on Hwy. 26/287.
  • Approximately 30 miles north of Jackson, at Moran Junction, bear right, heading east on Hwy. 26/287 toward Dubois.
  • Continue east to the town of Dubois, approximately 55 miles.
  • After Dubois, continue east on Hwy. 26/287 for another 10.5 miles to US Forest Service Rd #277 / East Fork Road (right before mile marker 66). You will see a large wooden sign that reads Trial Lawyers College and a small Lazy L&B Ranch sign.
  • Turn left on East Fork Road and drive 11.2 miles to the Lazy L&B Ranch on the right.

Driving directions from Riverton

  • Drive west on Hwy. 26, approximately 67 miles to the US Forest Service Rd #277 / East Fork Road. You will see a large wooden sign that reads Trial Lawyers College and a small Lazy L&B Ranch sign.
  • Turn right on East Fork Road and drive 11.2 miles to Lazy L&B Ranch on the right.

Note: If it is raining, do not use the main driveway. Use the alternate entrance which is one mile further on the right. Drive down the hill, turn right at the bottom of the hill. Do not cross the river. Continue along the bottom of the hillside to the ranch.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Jackson Hole Airport (JAC). Transfers from and to this airport are available at the additional price of 425 USD per vehicle round-trip.

However, most of the guests rent a car as it’s about the same price, gives you a bit more flexibility, and the drive is an easy one.

Airport: Jackson Hole Airport Airport transfer available: Jackson Hole Airport (US$425 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 36% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Availability

The last two weeks of the season, August 30th and September 6th, are adult-only weeks.

Single occupancy is dependent on availability.

Special discount

10% military discount is available.

Prices

Prices stated are exclusive of sales and lodging taxes.

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