6 Days Clean Up Drive Ranch Vacation in Wyoming, USA

Guided Ranch Vacation Wyoming

In spite of the overwhelmingly positive response Double Rafter has received from most all of their guests. They have always wanted to offer a trip which would more closely represent their lifestyle exactly as it was during the turn of the century. They promise you the trip of a lifetime. Out on the range, they give you the real deal! They don't schedule phony stampedes, cloudbursts, blizzards, rodeos, wagon wrecks, or brush fires, they happen all on their own. So, go pack your bag and live the life of a ranch with Double Rafter!

Key information

  • Tack type: Western tack
  • Horse Breed: Quarter Horse or Quarter Horse Cross

Highlights

  • Horse riding sessions
  • Riding the entire mountain allotment
  • Wide open trip as far as the number of cattle
  • Saddle, tack, and horse lease
  • 5 nights' accommodation
  • Ground transportations
  • Food and soft drinks

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 10

Airport transfer available:
Billings Logan International Airport (US$235 per person)

Airport transfer included: Sheridan County Airport

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Accommodation

You will sleep in wall tents or teepee tents. If you choose double occupancy, Double Rafter will match you with another guest around the same age and gender. Accommodation the night before is in a motel, double occupancy. Double Rafter does not include single occupancy at the motel, but in case it is requested, it can be given at a discounted price.

You will likely spend two nights at the Lake Creek Cabin, two nights at the Little Horn Cabin, and a night at the Dry Fork Cow Camp. Depending on the pasture rotation, the days and nights spent at the individual cow camps may change from year to year.

Double Rafter Wyoming Ranch Vacation Program

This trip is wide open as far as the number of cattle and what you would be doing. In all likelihood, you will be spending a couple nights in each camp as you ride the entire mountain allotment. These three camps range in elevation from 6,800 feet to over 9,000 feet. You will still be sleeping in a tent, but the beauty to this trip is that when you are finished riding for the day, you actually feed people in the cabin where it is warm and dry. After riding all day in cool to cold weather, it is nice to be able to come in, strip down to your shirt sleeves, and have a meal in a warm comfortable cabin.

Since this trip is the real thing, you will go until you finish the day and reach your destination. Generally, you will be in the saddle a minimum of six hours a day.

Schedule

You will arrive a day before. You will stay at a motel and have a delicious banquet in the evening. At 08:00, you will be picked up and transport to cow camp. There will be many miles in the saddle. Double Rafter does think you will find this trip quite unique because you will experience things few people will ever see. With the cook’s phenomenal Dutch oven cooking, incredible horses to ride, and the camaraderie around the campfire, you will make new friends forever. You will return to civilization the last day, and the following morning at 09:00, you return to the airport.

Horse

At Double Rafter, 98% of the horses are Quarter Horses or Quarter Horse Cross. Double Rafter will determine a horse for you based on your profile. How you perform during the cattle handling seminar and the horsemanship clinic will determine if you stay on that horse or get moved to another one. They want you on a horse that fits your skill level.

Location

This trip will take place in Wyoming, USA.

Food

You will be served Double Rafter cook’s phenomenal Dutch oven cooking and soft drinks.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

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

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

What's included

  • Horse riding sessions
  • Wide open trip as far as the number of cattle
  • Saddle, tack, and horse lease
  • Guide service
  • Ground transportation to and from Sheridan
  • Food and soft drinks
  • 5 nights' accommodation

What's not included

  • Single occupancy at the motel the night of the banquet
  • The night before the trip is not included, you should all stay at the same hotel and you can start the trip all together early next morning. The Double Rafter have special prices arranged per night for their guests. Please contact the Double Rafter for more information.
  • Airport transfers from and to Billings Logan International Airport (BIL) (235 USD per person)

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 90 days before arrival.
6 days / 5 nights
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Availability

Arrival: Monday September 30, 2019
Departure: Saturday October 5, 2019

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