Since we love to ride horses on new trails, we have had the opportunity to see many guest ranches that lease Forest Service property. The main lodge at Wyoming High Country is the most luxurious, by far. Our King room (in the Lodge building) was richly decorated with Western decor, our bed slept well, and our room was fresh and well-maintained - to the point of looking brand-new, although I think the Lodge building opened in 2009. Cheryl, Howard, and Paul are relaxed, welcoming, likeable hosts. With experience owning a restaurant, they fed us well: shrimp over polenta for dinner and eggs benedict for b'fast. A bow-hunter camping nearby dropped in for meals and conversation. The Lodge's fireside seating tempted us to lounge and read.
We had arranged ahead of time to rent 2 saddle horses from their corral for 1-2 days. Even though the outfitter moved his other horses to winter pasture, High Country was true to their word and kept 2 horses on site for us. An early winter storm moved into the entire Big Horn area, so our trailride was a winter wonderland. It was extra work for Howard and Cheryl to keep 2 horses warm and feed in the cold corral for our riding pleasure, and we deeply appreciate their efforts.
Wyoming High Country is an oasis of comfort in the Big Horn mountains. We will return to explore more of their trails and waterfalls.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Wyoming High Country Lodge is operated as a mountain resort, under a special use permit by the Forest Service, and offers recreation activities to the general public. Wyoming High Country Lodge has an upscale lodge, with lodging, rustic cabins, meals, fueling station, and camp store services in support of its recreation activities. Our elevation is at approximately 9000' with some of the most spectacular views ever seen. Outside of the windows of your selected accommodations, you will have the opportunity to see Elk, Moose, Deer, Coyote, Squirrels, Chipmunks and any other wildlife known to the area. Our main lodge has 4 rooms with a Queen and a Full Bed, 1 room with a King bed and 1 room with a Queen Bed. Each room has a full bath. We have 4 cabins that are rustic in design with full baths, bunk beds that will sleep up to 9 people with refrigerator and microwave. These are fantastic for families or groups. We also a bunkhouse cabin with 3 twin bunks. We have shower facilities on site for your convenience. We have guided side by side tours in the summer and fall and are very popular for the snowmobilers and snow kiters in the winter. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Wyoming High Country Lodge Lovell