Flat Creek Ranch, Wyoming

June 2, 2012 by

Flat Creek Ranch was built in the 1920s by a Countess and her horse-rustling cowboy paramour. This explains a lot about the ranch’s appeal — the rare intersection of elegant amenities fit for royalty (at least the kind of royalty who’d visit 1920s Wyoming) in an isolated natural setting ideal for any cowboy.

To reach the ranch, you set out from Jackson Hole on a 15-mile trek across the National Elk Refuge. The forest service trail can be bumpy, but sometimes that’s what it takes to really get away from it all. At Flat Creek Ranch, your nearest neighbors are bald eagles, mountain sheep, and deer.

Accommodations at the ranch consist of five intimate cabins with bedroom, bathroom, living room with stove, and a porch to enjoy the views. At meal time, head to the main house for gourmet ranch cooking.

Spend the day hiking, horseback riding, or fly-fishing, then unwind in the creekside sauna before retreating to your porch to marvel at the sky full of stars.

Your kids will have so much fun fishing and riding, exploring the outdoors, and playing badminton and horseshoes, they won’t even think to grumble about the lack of TV.

Cabins start at $560 a night in low season for up to two guests, all meals and activities included.

Photo: TravelPod


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