Accommodation October 13, 2021
Kara Creek Ranch Offers Short Stays On A Charming Dude Ranch In Wyoming
Wyoming is home to so many interesting places to stay — and
also it is home to so many cows. Kara Creek Ranch, in Sundance, combines the two for a unique getaway spot that’s unlike your typical commercialized dude ranch. Read below to see why this family-owned ranch is one of our favorite places in the Black Hills of Wyoming!
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While Kara Creek Ranch is just a few miles outside of Sundance, it feels like it is hundreds of miles away from civilization. The winding, bumpy dirt road that takes you there certainly plays a part in that feeling.
While I can imagine the road is tricky in bad weather, if you're used to driving back roads, you'll have no problem rumbling on up to the ranch.
On your way, you'll want to watch out for horses and cattle on the roads. This is open range, after all!
Kara Creek offers private cabins along with rooms in the ranch house, so if you book early enough, you'll have plenty of options to choose from.
No matter where you stay, your accommodations will be cozy and offer modern amenities with a rustic twist. You'll also start your day with breakfast in the ranch house!
Like any good ranch, you'll get to know the farm dogs during your stay.
Kara Creek borders other ranches, and if you chat with your hosts, you'll learn all about how the ranchers work together to raise their herds on the open range.
More importantly -- you'll get to see a
lot of cows while you're here.
Like most dude ranches, Kara Creek offers guided trail rides on their well-broke and seasoned ranch horses. If you have riding experience, you can ask for a handy mount or schedule in some cow work!
The trail rides themselves are far from nose-to-tail snoozefests. Over the course of an hour, you'll ride up and down cliffs, into ravines, and along ridgelines that will make your heart pound!
The horses know their jobs, though, and the views from each vantage point are absolutely breathtaking.
After your ride, head over to the Saloon. This well-stocked bar offers plenty of Cowboy entertainment and a pay-as-you-wish bar.
Bring a six pack from your travels to help restock the fridge, or chip in a few dollars for each drink, and you'll quickly feel warmly welcomed!
There's no better way to spend the day than playing pool and sipping on cold ones, swapping stories with fellow travelers.
Make time to spend a few nights at Kara Creek Ranch and you'll soon understand why this is our pick for the best place to stay in Wyoming's Black Hills.
For more information about Kara Creek Ranch,
visit their listings on AirBnB right here, or their website, here. You can book long or short stays depending on your ideal getaway plans.
What are your favorite places in Wyoming? Are there any that deserve to have the spotlight for a day?
Let us know and we’ll be sure to check them out! Address: Kara Creek Ranch, 19 Ridge View Dr, Sundance, WY 82729, USA