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HF Bar Ranch
Why Stay At HF Bar Ranch
This 30,000-acre dude ranch provides lots of open space and frontier-inspired activities like horseback riding and fly-fishing for its guests to enjoy a respite from modern life.
Nestled against Bighorn National Park, this rustic working dude ranch has been in business since 1902, and it's on the National Register of Historic Places. The sprawling venue maintains a strong frontier spirit through its outdoor activities, from riding a horse through trails to hooking fish in the nearby creek. There are also plenty of kids' activities that are designed to get the youngsters connected to nature and detached from their electronic gadgets. Each of the 36 guest cabins is hand-built from local mountain pine and has no phones or TVs, although Wi-fi is available at the Ranch houses and front office. Meals here are classic "come and get it" style—when the ranch bell rings, it's time to gather inside the property's dining room for a hearty breakfast, lunch, or dinner featuring fresh ingredients and served on 100-year-old Blue Willow china.
The usual $10-per-hour babysitting fee is waived when the service is used during the property's morning and evening horse rides.
If you are craving a midnight snack, don't worry—the dining hall is deliberately left open late at night so guests can grab a bowl of cereal or a baked good left over from dinner.
Arrive at Billings Logan International Airport (BIL) which is approximately 165 miles from the guest ranch. Anticipate about 2 hours and 45 minutes of travel time. You may also opt to arrive at Sheridan County Airport (SHR) which is 35 miles (1 hour) from the guest ranch.1301 Rock Creek Road, Saddlestring, Wyoming, United States
Hotel FeaturesBack to Top Property Amenities
- Working Ranch
- Horseback Riding
- Sporting Clay
- Outdoor Pool
- Kids' Club
- Babysitting Service
- Massage Service
- Hay Rides
- Movie Screenings
- Individual Cabins
- Outdoor Porches
- No Phones or TVs
- Coffee Making Amenities
- Old-fashioned Ice Boxes
- En-Suite Bathrooms
- Turn-down Service
- Dining Room
- Weekly Cookouts
- Rates are based on two people sharing a cabin. Up to two additional children may share some cabins for an additional $100 per child per night (if under 5) or an additional $300 per night for children age 5-12
- Round trip transportation from Sheridan, WY
- All meals each day
- All horseback riding (2x a day in June, 1x per day August and September)
- All ranch taxes and service charges
Why We Love Saddlestring
The history of America's frontier abounds in this rugged land of big sky and rolling meadows. The historic Bozeman Trail runs five miles east of here, and the adjacent Bighorn National Forest has more than one million acres of forestry and mountains.
Where to Eat: Like most restaurants in the area, Winchester Steakhouse has a relaxed prairieland ambiance. This vibe sets the stage for a menu of thick steaks and chops. Try the local delicacy Rocky Mountain oysters before digging into an old-school standard like a Delmonico steak.
117 Hwy. 16 East, Buffalo.
Dinner for two $80.
Where to Drink: Complimentary cocktails are served in the dining hall every night from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., prior to dinner service. It's a nice touch, especially since driving a curvy mountain road is required to get into the nearest town, fifteen miles away.
Best Day Trip: Cross over into Montana and visit the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, located less than two hours away. After you walk to the hill that marks Custer's Last Stand, visit the Indian Memorial, then hop back in your car and drive the 4&12frac;-mile tour road that's home to the Reno-Benteen Battlefield, where the infamous skirmish concluded.
$10 park entry fee per vehicle.
Why Go Now
July 12-14, 2013
Big Horn Mountain Festival
Take in three days of Americana, folk, bluegrass, acoustic, traditional, and old-timey music at the 9th-annual outdoor festival.
Johnson County Fairgrounds, Buffalo.
Advanced tickets $25-$75, gate tickets $25-$85.
July 28-August 4, 2013
Johnson County Fair & Rodeo
Peruse local arts and crafts exhibits, then sit down to watch steer wrestling, calf roping, barrel racing, and bull riding.
Rodeo events $5 adults.
August 11, 2013
Taste of Sheridan
Enjoy an afternoon of local food and music as well as a wine and beer garden at this annual event dubbed "Wyoming's Biggest Family Picnic."
Thorne-Rider Park, Sheridan.
$15 for a sheet of tickets redeemable for taste-sized bites of food.