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Vee Bar Guest Ranch
38 Vee Bar Ranch Rd.
Laramie, WY 82070
Tel. 800-483-3227 or 307-745-7036
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The Vee Bar Guest Ranch is located near the base of the Snowy Range Mountains in southeast Wyoming. The historical lodge was built in 1891 and once served as a stage coach stop, a post office, and a buffalo ranch. The Vee Bar is currently family owned and operated and guests of the ranch experience an authentic Wyoming vacation.

The Vee Bar is open year-round. During June, July, and August guests enjoy all-inclusive ranch packages packed with activities ranging from horseback riding to fishing. Three delicious home-cooked meals per day are served.

The Vee Bar’s horseback riding program is second to none. You will be matched with one horse for the duration of your stay. The Vee Bar wranglers will work with you to make sure you are comfortable on your horse. Every rider will have the chance to progress as he or she becomes more comfortable on their mount. Riders are not asked to ride in an uninspiring head-to-tail line. Loping rides are offered for those who are interested, and the terrain varies greatly!

Rides leave the main barn at the Vee Bar, go through the lush meadows in the river bottom, or up onto high plateaus overlooking the valley, including the Vee Bar Ranch. Later in the week, a few rides start on a neighboring ranch and traverse through more mountainous country. Cattle work is a highlight each week when guests help the wranglers move cattle from one pasture to another, sort, and doctor cattle. All rides are adapted to any level of experience so nobody will miss a thing! This truly will be the Wyoming horseback riding vacation to remember!

From September to May, the ranch is open as a bed and breakfast. Horseback riding and other activities can be added to a B&B package year-round. Horse-drawn wagon rides, walking trails around the ranch, an outdoor hot tub, the John Wayne Saloon, horseshoe pits, and archery are a few of the activities that guests can enjoy while visiting the ranch. During the winter months, other popular activities include downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, and sledding.

The Vee Bar was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. Five historic buildings including the lodge, original corral and a stock chute.

Travel Deals & Special Weeks

Vee Bar Ranch cattlework vacation

Vee Bar Ranch, Wyoming- Reserve for Summer 2018 by Oct 1st for a 5% Discount on Select Weeks

Lock in your dates for a summer 2018 vacation! For a limited time, the Vee Bar is offering Equitrekking friends a discount during select weeks in 2018!

Make reservations by October 1, 2017 for any of the following weeks and receive a 5% discount! Now more than ever, guests need to make reservations early to get their choice of dates. Most weeks sold out in 2017 so don’t wait! The weeks with a discount offer include:

June 17-20, 2018 (three-night packages are all that’s left!)
June 24-30, 2018 (three or six-night packages)
July 25-28, 2018 (three-night packages are all that’s left!)

The Vee Bar is taking reservations for all weeks during the summer ranch season (June 10, 2018 to September 1, 2018) but space is limited, and some weeks are full! To view regular package rates, visit our website. Inquire at the Vee Bar office for current availability, and make sure to mention the Equitrekking special! The Vee Bar Family looks forward to having you at the ranch!

The Vee Bar Guest Ranch, located at the base of the Snowy Range Mountains in Wyoming, is family owned and operated since 1994. Located three hours northwest of Denver International Airport and 20 minutes from Laramie Regional Airport, the Vee Bar is easy to reach! At the Vee Bar, guests will experience an authentic western lifestyle, and find just the right mixture of adventure and relaxation!

With a variety of activities, there is sure to be something for everyone! All-inclusive ranch packages are available June through the end of August. Horseback riding, cattle work, a campout (optional), hiking, great fly-fishing, trap-shooting, and archery are just a few of the activities that are available, and included, for guests! Horseback riding is NOT nose to tail and loping rides are offered. Maximum guest capacity is 30 people so the riding program can be tailored to the group currently visiting the ranch. Rides are split into groups of 6-10 people with one to two wranglers per group. Riders will traverse everything from lush meadows, to high plains, to mountains! Cattle work is a highlight of the week, where guests help a local cattle ranch rotate their cattle from one pasture to another. 

Learn more and be sure to mention "Equitrekking" to ge this deal! Email Kari. Call 800-483-3227 or 307-745-7036. Visit Vee Bar Ranch's website.

Vee Bar Ranch winter rates

Stay at the Vee Bar Guest Ranch, Ski at Snowy Range Ski Area

You are running out of time to take advantage of the Ski N’ Stay bed and breakfast specials! At the Vee Bar Guest Ranch, a homemade breakfast is included every day!

The cabins along the banks of the Little Laramie River are the perfect place to get cozy, read a book, or play board games with other members of your party. After a day of skiing, enjoy the clear Wyoming sky and count stars from the outdoor hot tub. The John Wayne Saloon is the stage for a game of billiards, cards, or board games from our collection. For the non-skiers in your party, or for the days you don’t ski, the Medicine Bow National Forest provides miles and miles of snowshoeing and cross country ski trails. Give our office a call at 800-483-3227 to schedule your winter vacation!

Learn more visiting Vee Bar's website, by emailing the Vee Bar or calling 307-745-7036. 

Activities

From riding in the meadows to riding across the Snowy Range Mountains in the Medicine Bow National Forest, Vee Bar offers an extensive horseback riding program. Guests age six and up can take lessons and younger kids can take lead-around rides. Cattle work is also an option for guests, including team penning and cattle herding.

River tubing, fishing, hiking across glaciers, camping out in teepees, walking trails around the ranch, an outdoor hot tub, the John Wayne Saloon, horseshoe pits, roasting marshmallows, learning to rope, playing games, swing dancing, horse-drawn wagon rides, and archery are a few of the activities that guests can enjoy while visiting the ranch. Teens and adults may enjoy fly-fishing demonstrations.

Accommodations

Riverside Suites and cabins welcome guests to cozy accommodations. Cabins have decks and chairs for guests to relax and read or spot wildlife, like deer, rabbits, chipmunks and squirrels. The Riverside Suites, located near the lodge & hot tub include two private bedrooms, full bath, small refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer. All are within walking distance to the lodge and sit along the banks of the Little Laramie River. See more photos of accommodations.

Food

From picnics to BBQ's to buffets, this Wyoming dude ranch offers a variety of culinary delights for guests. Three meals a day are served in the summer. For breakfast, guests enjoy hot coffee or tea, a fresh fruit plate, homemade pastries, and a variety of freshly prepared items from a buffet. The ever-full cookie jar, homemade snack mix, and a fruit bowl are available all day, every day for those who need an energy boost between meals!

Lunch and dinner menus include hearty Western fare and diverse fresh foods, like salads, homemade breads, and desserts accompanying delicious main course choices. The John Wayne Saloon features a variety of sodas, wines, liqueurs and other alcoholic beverages. Special dietary requests can be accommodated with advance notice.

Area Attractions

There's a lot to see and do in this part of southeastern Wyoming, an area ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy museums, shops and restaurants in Laramie. Go hiking at Vedauwoo or along the Snowy Range Scenic Byway in the Medicine Bow National Forest. Explore the Wyoming Territorial Prison, Medicine Bow Mountains, Centennial, Encampment and the Grand Encampment Museum, Lake Owen and Saratoga Hot Springs before, after or during your time at the ranch.

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At a Glance

Family-friendly Wyoming dude ranch offering diverse activities for all ages, including horseback riding, cattle work, fishing, hiking and area sightseeing.

Location

20 miles west of Laramie, WY

Airport

Denver International Airport (DIA) 2.5 hour drive
Laramie Regional Airport (LAR) 15 minutes

Riding Style/ Ability

Western / Beginning to Advanced

Season

year-round (summer all-inclusive guest ranch; the rest of the year is a B&B)

Capacity

30

Rates

All-inclusive during the summer; payments are check, cash, and credit cards. See rates and special weeks.