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“Family Vacations Don't Get Any Better Than This”
Review of 7D Ranch

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7D Ranch
Ranked #1 of 28 Speciality Lodging in Cody
Certificate of Excellence
Philadelphia, PA
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“Family Vacations Don't Get Any Better Than This”
Reviewed 16 July 2011

We fell in love with the 7D Ranch in the 80's when our children were 6 and 14. This year, our sixth visit, our children and their children ages 15 months to 9 years were with us for another fantastic week. The location is beyond spectacular. Every trail ride serves up gorgeous vistas. The Absorka Wilderness beckons us back time after time, and its remote and private nature is truly restorative. The ranch seems timeless, with all the good stuff just as we remembered it, and none of the distractions of our hectic lives at home.. Children adore the freedom and bond with the animals and each other in a totally "unplugged" environment. The family style meals are hearty and ready to be relished as soon as guests take a seat -- a wonderful bonus for young kids who love getting their meals promptly so they can get back to play. The cabins are just the right amount of rustic: comfy and atmospheric. The accomodating staff brings liveliness to all the activities -- the trail rides, the kids program, campfires, fly fishing, country dancing, hiking, trips to the Cody Rodeo, trap shooting and more.
Kudos to 7D family management and staff for creating the perfect ranch experience. It has enriched the lives of our family for 3 decades.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 July 2011

We have been to the 7d ranch 6 times over the last 24 years....what is so amazing is that it hasn't changed a bit. The Dominick family is so welcoming, the Sunlight basin is one of the most gorgeous places on the planet, the horses and rides are spectacular, the cabins are so quaint and timeless but with nice updates in the bathrooms, the family style meals and great cooking really make you feel like you are on vacation but with the comforts of home. Every day you get to choose your own adventure...a ride, a hike, skeet shooting, fly fishing, or staying behind for R and R reading in a hammock... Kids are in absolute paradise here. My 16 month old couldn't have been happier running around in the wide open spaces and visiting the cows, pigs, chickens, goats and horses. The babysitters took great care of her during the rides. For the older kids 5 and up its like going to camp but still having your family around and getting to do great family bonding - whether it is smores by the campfire, a rollicking game of capture the flag kickball, or dancing the night away at the square dance. The staff is welcoming, warm, knowledgeable and fun and made our week so memorable. The were great about accomodating our toddler. IWhat an amazing way for kids and adults alike to unplug for a week and make memories.

  • Stayed July 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed 8 July 2011

The people at the 7D are so welcoming; you feel like you've been there forever when it's only been a few days. They are very accommodating and knowledgeable and very personable. I've wanted to visit a dude ranch for years and they exceeded my expectations. The cabins are really comfortable, particularly the beds. I slept well every single night. The location of course is awesome; you are surrounded by the most gorgeous mountains. The guests get along really well; the atmosphere is much like a big family. The only complaint I have was that I was so tired because we played so hard every day:) This trip was amazing; I wish i could take my friends and family out there because nothing compares to experiencing it yourself!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 7 July 2011

This is our third time staying at the 7D Ranch. It just keeps getting better each time. Our childeren are ages 6, 9 and 12. They look forward to this vacation every year and so do we. You are treated like family and the staff is warm and welcoming. It is a quaint atmosphere and they are very accomodating to your needs. The children always have something fun to do. The views from the ranch are breathtaking. This ranch is a treasure to our family. We are very fortunate to have found such a unique and wonderful place to vacation each year.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 5 July 2011

We just finished our second stay at the 7D; one week in 2010 with extended family and a half week just now with two teen boys and one (male) adult. The 7D is a great destination with a high employee/guest ratio (about 1/1), deep area knowledge, excellent staff, and a willingness to fit activities (fly fishing, hiking, riding, skeet shooting, dancing, evenings with cowboy poets, trail brunch, or horseback expeditions) to visitor's preferences.

The property has been in the same family for 3 generations, and they have a deep knowledge of the place they live and work in. Management is willing to hire great local guides and talented wranglers to help you realize your Wyoming dream, and, more importantly, they will do what is needed to make each visit as amazing as possible.

While the tariff may seem high, I can guarantee that after a visit here you'll be thinking about how you can come back by again; incredible location, deep roots to the area, and dedicated, personable staff make the difference between a 'dud(e) ranch' and a fond family memory.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Groveland, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 2 July 2011

My Mom has always wanted to bring her grandkids to a dude ranch. So we researched Wyoming and Montana and found 7D. What a treasure! My Mom, my Husband our 3 daughters ages 11, 9 and 2. and my Brother and his daughter 11 had a great time! We really can't say enough about this wonderful place. The whole staff was very friendly, outgoing and very knowledgeable about the area. The cabins were rustic, clean and comfortable. The food delicious. The scenery spectacular. All the programs, horseriding, hiking, lawn games, campfires and fishing to name a few were great fun. You could do as much or as little as you wanted. The childrens program was great, The kids wranglers kept the kids busy and having fun. I also used the babysitting program a couple of times for my 2yr old and she didn't even know I was gone she loved it. On our way home the kids were already asking when are we going back. We will definitely go back to the 7d Ranch and highly recommend this ranch to anyone.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Bozeman
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Reviewed 28 June 2011

One of the best vacations you could hope for. Small ranch, located in a beautiful setting, the Sunlight Basin. You are treated like a guest--even better than a valued customer. Great food, horses, scenery, and there is bike riding, skeet shooting, hiking, brunch rides and just about anything else you want. We can tell you there is a strong suction in the Sunlight which pulls you back year after year.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: 7D Ranch
Address: 7D Ranch Ln, Box 100, Cody, WY 82414-9657
Region: United States > Wyoming > Cody
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Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #1 of 28 Speciality Lodging in Cody
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
7d Ranch Hotel Cody
7D Ranch Cody, Wyoming

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