Horsing Around at a Snowy Range Dude Ranch
Vee Bar Guest Ranch • Laramie, WY
- A One- ($140) or Two-Night ($230) Night Stay for Two
- Daily Breakfast for Two
- Choice of Bottle of Red or White Wine
- Horseback Ride for Two
John Wayne may have been the world's most famous cowboy, but even he didn't learn to ride a horse until he started making movies. Saddle up for this week's Escape and discover that even city slickers can make riding look easy.
Your journey starts at Centennial, Wyoming's 800-acre Vee Bar Guest Ranch—one of the most renowned dude ranches in the state—set on the banks of the Little Laramie River. Whether you and your fellow cowpoke stay for one ($140) or two ($230) nights, you'll enjoy an antiques-filled riverside suite, woodsy secluded cabin, or romantic lodge room and be greeted with a bottle of red or white wine.
Rise and shine each morning to a breakfast spread that includes an array of fruit, freshly baked pastries, and hot selections. Then, hoof it over to the stables and meet your horses, which you'll take on an hour-long ride through the ranch's lush meadows.
Follow that up with fly-fishing along private stretches of river, hiking or snowshoeing through the nearby Snowy Range mountains, or unwinding in the outdoor hot tub surrounded by nature. After you've ridden into the sunset, hang your ten-gallon hat in the saloon named for—you guessed it—John Wayne, packed with board games, a pool table, and a jukebox.
If you feel like grazing off the ranch, you won't have to stray far to find good eats. In Laramie, head for Sweet Melissa, a quirky-cool vegetarian spot, or Jeffrey's Bistro, which features an eclectic menu offering Thai burritos, seafood tetrazzini, and chocolate-peppermint frozen torte.
Wrangle this week's Escape to the Cowboy State and you'll feel right at home on the range.
"Perfect for those looking to delve into the ranching lifestyle as they get away from it all. The property itself, 800 acres in all, features lush fields, cottonwood and willow groves, and a stretch of the crystalline Little Laramie River."-- Frommer's
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