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Nearest Regional Airport
Laramie Regional Airport, 15 miles
Nearest International Airport
Denver International Airport, 150 miles
The Vee Bar located near Laramie, Wyoming just 2 1/2 hours north of Denver, Colorado is a world-renown family guest and dude ranch with a relaxed atmosphere sure to feel like home to your entire family.
Activities range from horseback riding to evenings gathered around a campfire. At the Vee Bar you can do as much or as little as you like. In addition to horseback riding, you may also take guided hikes, go fly-fishing and take advantage of lessons provided by our Orvis-endorsed guide, learn about the geology in the area, go on a wagon ride, river tube, trap shoot, and much more.
Our horseback riding program is what sets us apart. At the Vee Bar you will find a variety of terrain to suit your entire group. Loping rides are offered and we can comfortably accommodate riders of ALL abilities. Children must be six or older to ride on the trails. Our ranch is horse-safety certified, but our wranglers will also make sure you have a wonderful time out on the trails! We do not ride in a nose-to-tail line. Our horses are turned out to pasture every evening and brought in so that they are fresh and ready to start the next day. You will be matched with one horse for the duration of your stay. Our wranglers are as flexible as possible so please do not hesitate to make a request!
Resting in the shadows of the Snowy Range Mountains in the Centennial Valley, the Vee Bar Guest Ranch is located 21 miles west of Laramie, Wyoming. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this 100 year-old landmark has served as a cattle ranch, a stagecoach stop, a boy’s school, and a buffalo ranch. With careful restoration and creative decor, its western heritage has been preserved. In 1994 the Cole Family purchased the Vee Bar and made it the special place that it is today, welcoming hundreds of guests each summer during the guest ranch season, and hundreds more during the winter bed and breakfast season. The Vee Bar is family owned and operated. The Kilmer’s, third generation, are currently managing the ranch.
The ranch is a great vacation place for kids. The terrain is gentle and safe with plenty of room to run and play. For children under six, child-care providers can be available with notice. Children six and older are eligible for horseback riding activities with parents or other children. Children can work on their horsemanship skills while riding on the trails or moving cattle while receiving pointers and coaching from our kid-friendly wranglers.
The Vee Bar is open year-round with no minimum stay and ala carte (seasonal) activities September through May. The Vee Bar offers three and six-night packages during the summer ranch season, June through August. Check-in days are on Sundays and Wednesdays. Horseback riding activities throughout the week are designed to be progressive, giving you a chance to excel as much as possible during your visit.
Whether you are looking for a family getaway or a location to hold a company retreat, the Vee Bar is sure to be a memorable experience. Reservations are handled individually, and we take special requests! The Cole’s and Kilmer’s look forward to meeting you!
The Vee Bar offers many family-oriented activities including horseback riding, hiking, excellent fly fishing, hayrides, trap shooting, archery, camping, herding cattle, and river tubing. There will also be musical entertainment several nights of the week. Activities center around western horseback riding. Your experience will range from riding in the meadows to riding in the Medicine Bow National Forest. Cattle work and sleeping out on the range will further your appreciation of the western lifestyle.
Meals are served three times a day at 8 am, noon, and 6 pm. Each meal is home cooked and made from scratch. Most meals are served in the historic main lodge, others are barbecued outside. Hearty western meals are supplemented with fresh salads, fruit, homemade breads, pastries and desserts. For the kids there are always “staples” like macaroni and cheese or chicken nuggets! Gluten-free and vegetarian diets can be accommodated, as well as any other dietary restrictions. Please let us know in advance about special dietary needs.
Our cozy, comfortable cabins have decks and chairs just right for relaxing with a good book or visiting with new friends. The peaceful sound of the Little Laramie River flowing just outside is the perfect nighttime lullaby. The riverside suites have two bedrooms–one with a queen bed, the other with two twin beds. Each of these units has a small refrigerator, a washer & dryer, coffee maker, and hair dryer. The cabins vary in size but sleep 5-8 people. They each have one bathroom, a coffee maker, a refrigerator, and hair dryer.
Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am
3 nights (September - May)
A non-refundable deposit of 30% of the Guest Ranch reservation is required. A non-refundable deposit of 50% is required when entire ranch is reserved for a group. Reservations will be considered firm only when the deposit has been received. The deposit is due within 60 days of making the reservation when it is made more than 1 year in advance. If your reservation is canceled less than 30 days in advance, a cancellation fee equal to 40% of the reservation is due. If members of your family/group cancel less than 30 days in advance, there will be a cancellation fee equal to 40% of their reservation, even when the cabin is still reserved by some of your members. Payment by cash, personal check, traveler’s checks, VISA, MasterCard, American Express or Discover. Balance is collected upon departure. At the time of check-in, guests are obligated to pay the full amount of their stay, even if they must leave early for any type of emergency. A service charge of 15% and applicable state and county sales tax will be added to final lodging bill.
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Vee Bar Guest Ranch
Nearest Regional Airport
Laramie Regional Airport, 15 miles