Medicine Bow Lodge Adventure Guest Ranch

5556 WY State Hwy 130, Saratoga, 82331, WY

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The Medicine Bow Lodge Adventure Guest Ranch is nestled into the Snowy Range about 20 miles from Saratoga, Wyoming and two hours from Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Operating since 1917, the current owners purchased the property in 2002 and truly enhanced the horsemanship of the ranch and riding possibilities. The maximum guest count is 15, making this a smaller ranch and extremely personal; therefore, much time and thought goes into matching horses with the guests. And, guests can preview the horses on the ranch’s website to get a sneak peek.

Families will be attracted to the summer program as the schedule is exciting and an excellent education opportunity as this is many guests first visit to the Rocky Mountains. The diverse riding opportunities are some of the best in the West. There are all-day rides, breakfast rides, overnight pack trips, sunset trip rides, fish and ride scenic trips (one of the only ones in all the nation!) and so many more options. Guests all can learn horse care, grooming and feeding and participate in these chores daily, or just watch or photograph.

At the ranch, once the horses have been put to pasture each day, there’s much to be explored. Guided animal tracking, evening campfires with s’mores, star gazing, games, dancing, outdoor photography instruction, basic roping technique lesson, cookouts, crafting, trap shooting and more. Since this is many families experience in Wyoming, the ranch also coordinates area activities in and around Saratoga. There are museums, rodeos throughout the summer weeks, day spas, shopping, float trips on nearby North Platte River, golf, and drives to learn about Wyoming wildflowers.


Our Editor Loves

  • Authentic Wyoming Dude Ranch
  • Cookouts, trap shooting, roping lessons
  • Summer kids program

Family Interests

  • All Inclusive Rates
  • Bicycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Horse Back Riding
  • Museum/Cultural
  • Skiing
  • Water Sports

Family Amenities

  • Babysitting
  • Children Programs
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Cribs
  • Family Room 5+
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Game Room
  • Kids' Theme Meals
  • Kitchenettes
  • Laundry
  • Meal Plan
  • Onsite Dining
  • Refrigerator


Wonderful experience

by SallyandGarry

We spent a few marvelous days at the Medicine Bow Lodge last week. We stayed in a charming private cabin and enjoyed 3 delicious meals a day, including gluten-free options(!) and the hospitality offered by Tim and Debbie at the homey main lodge. We went on 2 morning rides- one an easy, fairly flat trail and another a varied and beautiful mountain trail, with Tim’s two dogs running alongside. It was everything we had hoped for in a dude ranch. What a great experience. Highly recommend!

Wonderful, relaxing vacation

by Nick R

We went on a family vacation here. It was wonderful! Two long rides each day for our whole family. Tim went to great lengths to ensure that each of us (two parents and six children) had appropriate horses. Our kids had plenty to do when not riding, and we loved being able to let them play. The cabin was great and accommodated our large family well. Everyone slept like a baby. The lodge is open all day and night and is very comfortable. The food is fantastic! Tim and Debbie (owners) took great care of us and the staff was just super. We were able to rest, unwind and enjoy the great beauty of this area. The surrounding Snowy Range is a testimory to God's greatness and provides for excellent viewing and hiking.