We stayed here, my husband and myself, for 1 week, could of stayed for many more. There were 5 other guests this week, all of us from England. We all came into Klondike from different places. We flew to Denver then onto Sheridan after a couple of days sightseeing in Denver. Richard came to collect us from Sheridan and met us with a big smile, that's how it was from then on. Due to a problem with BA and Terminal 5 surprise, surprise, I ended up arriving into Denver and then Sheridan without my bag. No worries, Richard took charge, taking us to a great shop, Shipton's Big R. You could buy anything and everything you would need to ride in. Then we stopped off for a nice late lunch. Richard's treat, Thanks Richard. I didn't think I was hungry but I was and it was really good. We then drove to the Ranch which was about an hour away from the airport. Richard talked about the history of the area we were driving through and the surrounding areas too. All of it was very interesting, so much so I am waiting for some books to arrive! Wyoming had just had its annual rainfall (10inches) in the last two weeks so everywhere was green and beautiful. So much space, the plains, the rolling hills and the Big Horn mountains in the distance. Very photographic. Reaching Klondike Ranch we were shown to our huge 'log cabin'. 3 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen with large fridge freezer and cooker and a living room with an open fire and we also had under floor heating. You would never feel in this lodge! After unpacking, it didn't take me long, we looked around. A hot tub, looking very inviting, was not far from our lodge. Over a narrow bridge you could see 2 more 'log cabins'. A semi detached on the right, just right for a group of friends who also would like privacy at night. Each had two bedrooms, one upstairs and a bed in the room downstairs with a table and chairs. A downstairs bathroom too. Heating in these were electric heaters. Mirror images of each other. I didn't go in to the lodge to the left so I can't comment on that one. Our lodge was clean and tidy, Patty provided you with milk, tbags and percolators to boil water.Meals were fabulous and plentiful. Cooked meals, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Thank you Patty and Mary, for the puddings. The horses were wonderful, well schooled and looked after. They knew what to do when driving and cutting cattle. Thanks to John. All the riding was up and down hills and lots of different scenery. A trip out all day to the Crazy Woman Canyon is not to be missed. Makes your sandwiches taste great. Trips out to the Rodeos were entertaining and an education. Richard, Patty and John couldn't do enough for you to make you feel so welcome. Home from Home, without the washing up! We couldn't have chosen a better place for our first introduction to Western riding and driving cattle. Also, we were there with a great set of people, so there was plenty of laughter and camaraderie. Every night was hot tub night, even when it was rather cool as we accidentally turned the temperature right down!! Well, I got in! Must mention The Occidential Hotel in Buffalo its a must see and if possible make sure you look in the hotel and the restaurant. Perhaps even spend the night, I wish I had. All in all a 10 out of 10 place to stay. Thanks to everyone at Klondike, including the children and Manon, the French Student helping out at the Ranch.
- Also Known As:
- Klondike Ranch Buffalo, Wyoming