Do you want to get away from big city bustle and experience great isolated expanses like a real cowboy? Here you will find more cattle than people. Nowhere else has as many cowboys as Wyoming. There are lots of ranches and during the summer almost every small town has its own rodeo. Cowboys get around the old fashioned way - on horseback. Wyoming is home to the Native American Cheyenne, Sioux, Crow and Apache people who lived here long before the white man came. On this working ranch, you will be warmly welcomed and treated like family.
This is a family-owned working ranch on the edge of the Black Hills in northeastern Wyoming. Four generations live and work together on the ranch. Doerte is German. In 2003, she left her high paying job in Hamburg to work as a chef in the "Wild West". She fell in love with this area, the ranch and one of its owners. In 2006, Nick and Doerte married.
The ranch is located in an old "ghost town" in northeastern Wyoming. About 150 years ago, the first settlers, called "homesteaders" came to this area. The homesteaders fought against the harsh climate, tough cattle barons and the recession of the early 20th century. Only the most enduring survived.
Today the ranch has about 200-300 pairs of cows and calves, plus young bulls. You can still see the old buildings and machinery that stand as testament to times past that is only familiar to us from old western movies.
In addition to ranch work on horseback and riding through the canyons, plateaus and endless prairie you can takes walks and check out the abundant wildlife. There is also the chance to go swimming or fishing - the trout tastes great. Non-riders who like to get away from it all will also enjoy this place. Subject to the season and timings, you will visit rodeos, country dances, horse auctions and go sightseeing.
There is a maximum of around 8-10 guests / week.