Ranch at Ucross

Wyoming, Wild West

The hotel

There’s nothing like experiencing something totally different if you want to truly escape. And, when you saddle up to ride the horses at this remote ranch, and head off into Wyoming’s scenic pastures and hills, you’ll certainly forget home. You’ll also lose yourself relaxing in the rocker on the Ranch House’s porch, playing horseshoes in the garden, bathing in the heated outdoor pool, and as you pick up the fishing gear they leave on the porch and head over to Piney Creek to fish for rainbow or brown trout. And, after you’ve had a day of ‘me time’ you can dine family style with buffet feasts most nights, and à la carte options others, before planning your next day at the ranch, or discovering north Wyoming’s iconic sights, like Devils Tower National Monument.

Amenities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Laundry Service
  • Games Room
  • Horse Riding
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In northeast Wyoming, by the Big Horn Mountain range, this ranch has a secluded feel and lies 32 miles from Sheridan, close to 3 golf courses, within reach of museums and seasonal rodeos, and surrounded by outdoor recreation opportunities.

Hotel information

31 rooms. Piney Creek (Standard) Rooms have a large rear balcony or deck with Piney Creek and pasture views, and easy access to the pool, courtyard and dining room. Each has 1 queen-size and 2 twin (trundle) beds, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Half Board: Includes full American breakfast and dinner.

Dining room (open for breakfast and dinner, buffet most days, à la carte other days). Seasonal outdoor swimming pool (heated). Horse riding* (Ranch Hand supervision required). Fishing* (in Piney Creek, Brown and Rainbow Trout, fishing gear on front porch, Wyoming License required). Hiking. Horseshoes (games). Games room*. Library. Gift shop. Internet access*. Laundry facilities*.

*Denotes local charge

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful tranquil setting

Jun 13, 2019 Lisalog777 Chipping Norton, United Kingdom

We stayed here as part of our Insights tour - what an amazing, tranquil spot in the middle of nowhere. After dinner we were treated to Smores at the campfire and entertained by a local trio of singers. Despite the cold it was fun and we had blankets to keep us warm. The rooms were comfortable and clean. Breakfast was good and plentiful. We… Read more
We stayed here as part of our Insights tour - what an amazing, tranquil spot in the middle of nowhere. After dinner we were treated to Smores at the campfire and entertained by a local trio of singers. Despite the cold it was fun and we had blankets to keep us warm. The rooms were comfortable and clean. Breakfast was good and plentiful. We went horse riding in the morning and given that neither of us had ever ridden before we were well looked after by the very patient girls leading the horses and by the placid horses themselves. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic and great hospitality

May 30, 2019 Blackdog3_Adel Adelaide, Australia

Wonderful comfortable beds, large twin sink bathroom and tastefully decorated. Very quiet and fantastic rural views. Heated outdoor swimming pool and horse riding and poundage fishing available in the price. Great hospitality, good food and great service.
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May 12, 2019 Kevin G Great Falls

Our company has a 3 day 'retreat' here every year. It is one of the highlights of my year! Beautiful area, quiet setting, with quite a bit of wildlife. The rooms are very adequate, the food is amazing! You will feel like you have known the staff your whole life! Such nice accomodating people!! Extremely well taken care of...lots to do if you… Read more
Our company has a 3 day 'retreat' here every year. It is one of the highlights of my year! Beautiful area, quiet setting, with quite a bit of wildlife. The rooms are very adequate, the food is amazing! You will feel like you have known the staff your whole life! Such nice accomodating people!! Extremely well taken care of...lots to do if you like the outdoors! Highly recommend!! Read less
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Sep 30, 2018 Quokka7 Perth, Australia

I stayed at the ranch as part of an Insight Tour group. We were only there one night, but I wish that we could have stayed for much longer. When you get to the ranch, you’re warmly greeted by the staff and the very friendly and energetic resident four German Short Hair Pointer dogs. One of the dogs Ellie had given birth to six beautiful puppies… Read more
I stayed at the ranch as part of an Insight Tour group. We were only there one night, but I wish that we could have stayed for much longer. When you get to the ranch, you’re warmly greeted by the staff and the very friendly and energetic resident four German Short Hair Pointer dogs. One of the dogs Ellie had given birth to six beautiful puppies four weeks earlier, so I was in doggy, puppy and horse heaven! The staff were wonderful. Even though they must have been tired at the end of a very busy tourist season, they were warm, welcoming and friendly. Nothing was too much trouble for them. The staff really made you feel like part of the family. I was lucky enough to stay in the main ranch house. The room was very cosy and comfortable. The bed was one of the best I slept in during the entire 23 days of my tour. Had I known how comfortable the bed was going to be, I might have slept in like the rest of my tour did instead of getting up before dawn to go horse riding. I asked the staff when was the best time to go horse riding as it was included as part of the tour. I was told that the ranch looked best first thing in the morning. I got up early and went to the corral where I was lucky enough to ride 18yr old Rocket. I then had the very great privilege of seeing dawn breaking over the hills of Wyoming and the ranch whilst sitting in a Western saddle on top of a gentle horse ambling around a paddock, with four very energetic German Short Haired Pointer dogs racing around the paddock having the time of their lives. What a great way to start the day! That was when I fell head over heels in love with Wyoming! I was the only tour member who got up early to go riding. The others all went later in the morning. We were treated to a hearty and plentiful country breakfast. The food at the ranch was the best that I ate during the entire four and a half weeks that I was in the USA. My time at the ranch was capped off when I was allowed to cuddle one of Ellie’s beautiful puppies. Everyone on the tour said that the Ranch at Ucross was one of their favourite places that we stayed at during the entire tour. I would have loved to have spent a week at the ranch. It was so warm, welcoming and relaxing. I absolutely loved it! It was one of the highlights of my trip to the USA. Read less
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Sep 17, 2018 MLtucson Tucson, Arizona

We also stayed here as part of our Tauck Tour, but will definitely try and come back sometime to spend more than 1 night. What a wonderful and relaxing setting as we traveled from Yellowstone to Mount Rushmore....Dinner and breakfast were great....best scrambled eggs of our whole trip......they were the real thing.