Wyoming Accommodation March 29, 2017
You’ll Never Forget An Overnight Stay In This Unusual Wyoming Lookout
Are you looking for a unique getaway in the Cowboy State? Fire lookouts are available in many states as overnight rentals and offer a remote glamping experience with primitive services. Here’s one in Wyoming that will make you feel like you’re staying on top of the world.
Spruce Mountain Fire Look Out Tower is perched 55 feet above Spruce Mountain in the Medicine Bow Mountain-Routt National Forest. This magical destination offers dramatic views and a unique overnight experience.
This tower was originally used as a Forest Service Fire Lookout until the mid '70s. In 1977, this south central Wyoming structure was renovated and opened to the public for overnight rental. And yes, there are 54 steps to the top. Just be thankful there is a pulley system with a 5 gallon bucket to hoist gear up to the cabin.
The lookout can accommodate up to 2 guests and is furnished with 2 single beds with mattresses. Also included is a table with chairs, dishes, utensils, cookware, propane cook stove, oven, propane heater, cleaning supplies and propane powered ceiling lights. Water and electricity are not available at the site.
This overnight lookout is in high demand, so you need to make your reservations well in advance. The tower is generally available June through September with a fee of $40 a night and a 2 night stay limit.
How about an isolated romantic dinner for 2? Just look at that view.....
Another dining option is the picnic table at the base of the tower with an adjacent fire ring and grill. While temperatures can reach up to 70º during the day, they can fall to around 30º at night. Remember, the tower is in the midst of high altitude conditions.
There's an outhouse with a pit toilet located downhill from the site along a short trail that runs from the base of the overlook. However, in the middle of the night, after tackling the stairs, it may not seem so close.
The tower offers amazing panoramic views. Some of the views include Medicine Bow Peak, Jelm Mountain, the southern edge of the Snowy Range and Rob Roy Reservoir.
Rob Roy Reservoir is a short drive from the lookout. It's a great place to spend the day fishing. You can also try your hand gold panning in Douglas Creek which is connected to the reservoir.
The sunrises and sunsets from the tower are some of the most captivating in the state along with the stargazing opportunities in the evenings.
This truly is an overnight experience that you will never forget.
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