Those of us living in urban areas... ...are frequently glamorized by the idea of wide open spaces, which explains why I found myself in Sheridan, Wyoming last month. With an itinerary that would have been hard to resist, I booked my airline reservations and pulled out my Western wear. It would be an eclectic trip, including everything from horseback riding to a spin in a 2016 Rolls Royce. Personally I was happy to forgo anything that involved getting on a horse, but I was chomping at the bit, you should pardon the pun, for a ride in a Rolls. Other enticements included a day of plein air painting, a Native American pow wow, a scenic flight over the area in a small plane and a visit to at least one authentic western dive bar. How could I resist? Never mind that I don’t do horseback riding, I still love dude ranches, and Eaton’s, a family-owned ranch in Wolf, fit the bill perfectly. Much to my delight, I was assigned a stand-alone cabin with a tiny front porch and a .... Read the rest of the story here. by Ellen Clark at Travelscope.net More Information on the Ranch
Eatons' Ranch, founded in 1879, is on the old Bozeman Trail along the eastern slopes of the Big Horn Mountains, 18 miles west of Sheridan, Wyoming. This 7,000 acre dude and cattle ranch, operated by the Eaton family, has miles of horseback riding trails & adjoins the million acre Big Horn National Forest. Over 200 horses provide mounts suited for every type of rider. Excellent trout fishing. Overnight pack trips. Heated swimming pool and hot tub. Cabins for individuals and families. Family-style meals. Reservations required. Brochure and rates on request.