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Riding through 80,000 acres of spectacular high country, simplicity of the western life style and memories of a life time…..this keeps guests returning year after year.

We invite you to join us at the Lazy L&B Ranch. One of the most unique settings, the ranch sits in a lush green cottonwood river bottom, surrounded by 80,000 acres of wildlife habitat, high alpine country, desert painted plateaus, sand wash canyons, and dramatic rugged river gorges.Our western cabins and the historical lodge provide the right amount of simplicity and comfort .

Each day offers a variety of experiences. Our ranch is known for its extensive horseback riding. We like to keep groups small. For those that want to do some trotting and loping we can really cover some of the most diverse country around. We can be flexible for those that would like to take easy walking rides along the river, and kids get to ride in similar age groups with our experienced wranglers. If you choose not to ride and fishing is on your list, there are 4 rivers within 10 miles of the ranch.

You can enjoy the ranch pool, soak in the jaccuzi along the river or hang out in the late afternoon sun on the cabin porches , laughing and telling stories of the day. Our ranch is here for you to truly relax, and to treat yourself to an unforgettable adventure.
 

Good to know

  • Works with travel agents?

    yes
  • Belongs to

    Dude Ranchers Association, Wyoming Dude Ranchers Association
  • Good time to go

    June is a time for wildlife viewing, spring wildflowers, rushing rivers. July is a time of warming weather, great fishing and wildlife. August has dramatic summer storms, high country aspens and more wildflowers. September shows off its golden colors, crisp mornings, and Indian summer.

Lowdown

  • Owner(s)

    Jason & Deb Halmay
  • Address

    1072 East Fork Rd, Dubois, Wyoming, USA, 82513
  • Tel

    800-453-9488
  • Capacity

    30
  • Open

    Jun-Sep - view details
  • Nightly rate

    $325-335 - view details
  • Ranch Type

    Dude Ranch, Guest Ranch
  • Great for

    Action & adventure, Peace & quiet, Pampering, Solitude, Diverse scenery, People of all ages

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Highs

  • A truly special place. Ideal for families - lifelong memories are made here; Historic dude ranch started in the 1920's with scenic trail riding where you're encouraged to spread out. With diverse scenery, you never experience the same ride twice
  • The ranch setting is incredible: Surrounded by 80,000 acres of wildlife habitat, ride through spectacular scenery - deep river gorges, high mountain forest and alpine country, painted desert sand wash canyons and plateaus of the Wind River Indian Reservation. They also offer untouched fly-fishing and opportunities to experience a local rodeo
  • Guests return to Lazy L&B for their diversity in terrain and the memories that are created
  • Safe, supervised children's riding program and activities - children are encouraged to get involved in the horse program from the first night of arrival
  • Your children will love the natural freedom; they will run around and play freely in the open spaces and not want to come in at night

Lows

  • Simple and rustic cabins, but with ongoing updates; the setting is so amazing, you'll never be in them
  • Basic food, but tasty and first rate hospitality - wonderful staff and Jason and Deb are dedicated to guests' happiness
 

Summer Season Rates & Booking

  • Open

    Jun-Sep
  • Nightly rate

    $325-335   view details on lodging rates
  • Nightly rate (children)

    $325-335
  • Minimum stay

    4 days
  • Preferred arrival day

    Sun
  • Preferred depart day

    Sat
  • Booking Policy

  • $500/person deposit to hold your reservation. Final payment due at the ranch upon arrival. 50% of the deposit is refunded for cancellations 60 days prior to arrival.
  • Included in your stay

  • meals, activities, lodging, Riding
  • Extras

  • Tax

    15% tax and service fee
  • Gratuity

    Gratuities are appreciated by the staff
  • Other

    shuttle $425 roundtrip/per vehicle

Weather

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Avg Temp (°F):

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Avg Rainfall (in):

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Lowdown

  • Elevation

    7200 ft.
 

Nearest Airports

  • Jackson Airport, Jackson

  • Nearest town / city

    Jackson
  • Distance to ranch

    78 miles
  • Time to ranch

    2 hours
  • Airlines

    Delta, United, American, Southwest
  • Riverton Municipal Airport, Riverton

  • Nearest town / city

    Riverton
  • Distance to ranch

    60 miles
  • Time to ranch

    1 hour 30 mins
  • Airlines

    United, Continental

Nearest Town / City

  • Dubois

  • Population

    962
  • Distance

    22 miles
  • Time from ranch

    30 mins
  • Facilities

    grocery store, church, school, post office, medical clinic, bank, atm, gas station, museum
  • Shopping

    boutique shops
  • Ranch shuttle

    free!
 

Our riding stands out

  • Diversity of terrain is unsurpassed - each ride is scenicly different
  • Adults ride with Adults, kids ride in thier own group of similar age
  • Riders are encouraged to spread out and explore while riding

Our horses

  • guest horses

    60
  • horse types

    Quarterhorse, Other, Geldings, Mares

Our Riding

  • Scheduled rides

    To keep everything running smoothly, departure times are set at 9am in the morning and approximately 1:30 in the afternoon. We offer flexibility for the duration you'd like to ride each day.
  • Guided rides

    Each ride is completely different from one another. Guests ride with a different wrangler each day unless you have a specific request.
  • Program rides

    Please visit our itinerary for a detailed view of our daily riding program. Ride as a family at any point or split off into varied riding groups.
  • Riding Freedom

    We allow you to spreadout and explore, where approriate and safe..

Lowdown

  • Type of riding

    Western Riding
  • Riding opportunities for

    Beginner, Intermediate, Experienced
  • Most riders are

    Intermediate
  • Rides are grouped by

    Age, Ability, Pace of Ride, Families Ride Together
  • Adults ride in adult groups of similar ability, kids ride in thier own gruops of similar age & ability group. We can be flixable for thoses that don't want to ride as much. There are opportunities to ride as a family or with your group as well.
  • Max riders per ride

    6
  • Wranglers per ride

    1
  • Pace of ride

    Walk, Trot, Lope
  • Each guest fills out a riding form prior to arrival, then on Monday we assess guests abilities on the trail.

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You'll enjoy

  • hours in the Saddle

    Morning - 3 hours, Afternoon - 3 hours, Evening - 1 hour
  • There are all day rides also. We can be flexible, if someone only wants to do an easy river ride or a half day ride on the schedualed all day ride.
  • Riding

    On specified trails
 

Riding Lessons

  • Details

    lessons come with package, basic riding lessons
  • Lessons given by

    wrangler
  • Lessons located

    on the trail
  • Whatever you'd like to work on, we're here to assist you. Just let us know! We're here to help.

Sample Riding Itinerary

  • SUNDAY: Guests arrive at ranch between 1-3PM Sunday after noon. Guests ride Sunday afternoon. Children meet the wranglers for dinner. After dinner the children help our wranglers "push" the horses back into the corrals from being out in pasture. At the corrals the children are taught basic riding skills and our safety program is discussed. Adults enjoy a happy hr. on the porch and a nice sit down dinner. After supper adults head to the corrals to review our riding and safety program.

    MONDAY: Family breakfast then to the corrals for a morning ride(9am departure). Back for a picnic lunch and swim in the pool. After noon ride available, for those interested. Evening hay ride dinner for the children while the adults enjoy happy hour a nice sit down dinner and some evening entertainment.

    TUESDAY: Family breakfast and an 1/2 day mountain ride. Picnic lunch at the ranch with afternoon activities of riflery, crafts, fishing, swimming. Early pasta supper for all, allows guests to venture into Dubois and shop a bit before the weekly square dance.

    WEDNESDAY: Family breakfast. Pack yourself a lunch for our all day ride(1/2 day for those not interested in a full day and then we'll drive to bbq dinner). After a spectacular all day ride, relax at our on-the-trail BBQ, then a sunset ride back to the ranch(or nice drive for those who did the 1/2 day) and jaccuzzi.

    THURSDAY: Get started a little slower today! Family breakfast. Horses are trailered and guests are driven up to the forest boundary for a day ride and "wrangler lunch" in the high country. Arriving back at the ranch(around 3-3:30) with time to relax, swim and fish before an nice sit down dinner for all.

    FRIDAY: Family breakfast. Morning ride on the high plateaus of the Indian Reservation with 360 degree views. Back for a picnic lunch and horseback corral games. A BBQ steak dinner followed by a fun, cozy evening around the fire. Nice time for families to re-connect!

    SATURDAY: Continental breakfast with homemade coffee cakes, yogurts and fresh fruit. Teary goodbyes at the corrals and hugs to all, as newly made friends continue on their journeys.
     

Setting

  • Private Land - 250-1000 (acres)

  • Our guest ranch sits in lush, green cottonwood river bottom surrounded by three mountain ranges: the Wind River Range, the Absaroka Wilderness and the Owl Creek mountains of the Indian Reservation. The surrounding landscape boasts of Red rock, sand-canyon draws, high plateaus, cottonwood river bottoms and tall rangeland grasses, and colorful badland country. You’ll also experience mountain meadows, abundant with wild flowers, and alpine country.
  • Public Land - more than 50k (acres)

  • The Lazy L&B Ranch operates under a special use permit on the Shoshone National Forest. We are bordered by 80,000 acres of Fish & Game wildlife habitat that borders on the The Shoshone National Forest. From sagebrush plains through dense spruce and fir forest to craggy mountain peaks, Shoshone National Forest has a rich biodiversity rarely matched in any protected area. To the east, we border the reservation, to the south west and north we border the 80,000 acres of forest.

We love good food and since we're eating the same thing as you everyday, it better be delicious! Our professionaly trained chef will make sure you don't go hungry. He'll fill you up with healthy, made from scratch, fresh and seasonal meals.

Our cold breakfast buffet offers cereal, homemade breakfast breads and muffins, yogurt and fresh fruit platters. There are also made to order breakfast options such as a western scramble and pancakes. Our favorite is the cowboy breakfast cooked over the campfire.

There are a couple of packed lunches with delicious sandwiches on the trail but when we're back at the ranch there are burgers, chicken salad, hot sandwiches, tuna salad, pizza and more! There are always fresh salad options and sweet homemade treats for dessert.

Dinner can be sit-down, buffet or around the campfire. Rest assured, regardless of the location the food will be superb.

 

Personalized services

Guests can request favorite wine on-hand, request specific soda/non-alcoholic drinks

Good to know

Alcohol

BYOB, available for purchase

Snacking

BYO snack

Lowdown

  • Enjoy

    Ranch-style, Healthy, homemade and fresh!
  • Meals served

    family style, buffet style, meals roll with days activities, everyone eats together, children dine separately, scheduled meals
  • Enjoy dining in

    nature settings, dining room (casual attire)
  • You'll definitely love

    farm fresh eggs, locally grown produce, fresh daily bread, fresh daily desserts
  • Dietary restrictions catered for include

    lactose intolerant, vegans, vegetarians, other

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Guest Favorites

  • BBQ Ribeye with Fully Loaded Potatoes
  • Perfectly Seasoned Fresh Fish with Pasta and Seasonal Vegetables
  • Homemade Pizza Buffet

Wine List Sample

  • Silver Oak, Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Decoy, Sauvignon Blanc
  • La Crema, Pinot Noir
 

Your Chef

  • Your dedicated chef is Kyle Cowan

  • Kyle credits his family's passion for food as his inspiration for pursuing a degree from the Culinary Institute of America. He's since had the opportunity to work in restaurants, resorts, ranches and mountain lodges across the country, including the development and launch of 'Flint' at the Concord Hotel in Oklahoma City. Kyle believes in creating menus that incorporate sustainable agriculture and farm to fork cuisine with an upscale comfort feel. In his own words, "My mother came from a cattle ranching family. I feel happiest on a ranch applying my 'big city' restaurant experience while in a 'kitchen with a view'."

Children at the Ranch

Great for children aged 0 and over



Family vacations create memories that last a lifetime and there’s no better place to do that than the Lazy L&B Ranch, our family owned and operated ranch. We know what we look for when planning a family vacation with our 3 daughters (ages 10 ,12 & 14) and integrating those kinds of things into our program helped us earn the Top Ranch for Kids and Teens award in 2013.

The Lazy L&B Ranch is place where families can come to share a life experience, gain new skills and knowledge and enjoy each other in a fun and safe environment. A place where the kids can be independent and parents can relax without worry. We take care of everything.

Our supervised riding program has children (ages 6 and up) riding together with our experienced wranglers and the smiles at the end of the day say it all. The kids can help groom and saddle their horse for the week.

Fly-fishing, hiking, a shooting range, arts and crafts, petting zoo, tree house, tubing in the river and swimming in the heated pool are just a few of the other activities available. In our experience some of the activities kids love the best are the ones they come up with on their own!

 

Detailed Activities

  • Activities

    children's sized log cabin, hayrides, really cool treehouse
  • Games

    horseshoes, corral games Friday afternoon, Sunday night there might be some evening games with the wranglers such as a scavenger hunt or teaching the kids how to rope
  • Riding based activities

    animal care, horse care, trail riding,help wranglers push the pack horses in from the pasture and then go through the safety program, kids can help saddle the horses

Babysitting

  • Available for children age

    0 to 5
  • Provided by

    Our daughters aged 14 and 12.
  • Hourly prices from

    $6

This Wyoming 'dude' ranch, dates back to the 1920s. The main part of the lodge is the original homestead cabin and some buildings still have the authentic western flavor of the original sheep and cattle ranch, settled by Scottish homesteaders in the 1890's. The East Fork valley of today was known back then as the Scotch Valley.

This is the true west where names ring with the legends of the Wild West. This is the land of Jim Bridger and the Mountain men, the Arapahoe and Shoshone Indians, Lewis and Clark, Sacajawea, Chief Washakie, Buffalo Bill, the Pony Express, and the Oregon Trail.
 

Lowdown

  • Ranch established

    1890s
  • Guest ranch since

    1920s

Our Staff

  • One of the main reasons our guests return - geniune, friendly, outgoing
  • Observant to guest needs
  • Flexibility, willingness to pitch in anywhere on the ranch
  • We have 6 wranglers on our staff, aged 19 to 30

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Owner Info

  • Owner - Jason & Deb Halmay

  • Languages spoken

    english

Our Wranglers

  • Wrangler - Shanna Hitch

  • Age

    20s
  • Coming from Florida with a background of owning and running a horse barn with her mother. Shanna has learned everything from fixing buckn rail fence to the most important quality of 24/7 attention to your guests needs and desires. Guests continually comment on how extremely accommodating and flexible she is. She not only is our head wrangler, but a manager, that is well respected by all the staff.
  • Wrangler - Anna Phelps

  • Age

    20s
  • Languages spoken

    english
  • Anna is extremely out going, attractive and so willing to accommodate around the ranch in any job that needs to be done. Mostly, however, she is noted for the care she takes when on the trail with our guests. "Always a smile", "The attention and total excitement for the day", these are the comments we get from our guests about Anna.

Rooms & Rates

  • Room type | nameSummer ratesWinter rates

  • Cabin | Simple Cabins, western flavor$288n/a

    • Description

      4 rustic cabins with 2 bedroom 2 bath adjoining porches. Some have adjoining doors inside. One side is either a queen or king the other side is twins, our twin beds can be turned into kings to accommodate couples. We have 2 private bathrooms with a tub and shower and 2 private bathrooms with showers.
    • Max occupancy

      16
    • Prices listed are

      per person
    • Minimum stay

      no minimum
    • Bathrooms

      Private bathroom
  • Cabin | Cabins Sleeping 3$288n/a

    • Description

      2- cabins that sleep 3, with either a queen and a twin or a king and twin. Shower bathrooms.
    • Max occupancy

      6
  • Cabin | Adult Cabin for 2$288n/a

    • Description

      1 – cabin with a king, shower bathroom
    • Max occupancy

      2
  • Cabin | Family Cabin$288n/a

    • Description

      1-cabin is a family cabin, 2 bunk rooms off the sitting room, a king bedroom and shower bathroom. Second floor has 2 twins that can be made into a king bed, a tub and bathroom.
  • Cabin | Family Cabin with Living Room$288n/a

    • Description

      1-cabin is a family cabin with living room, kitchen and queen bedroom, 4 twin beds in the loft and a shower bathroom.
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Services

Communications

  • wireless internet
  • telephone
  • Cell Networks

    • Cell service is spotty

Onsite

Shopping

  • We offer a basic store with local cards, gifts, munchies, sodas, t-shirts, cowboy hats, raincoats, sweatshirts

Outdoor Activities

  • bird watching
  • Rifle range with replica guns of the West

Water based Activities

  • outdoor pool
  • hot tub

Good to know

  • You can borrow

    Cowboy boots, Saddle bags
 

Fishing & Wildlife

  • Fishing

  • Types of fishing

    spin, fly, river, guided non-inclusive, unguided
  • If you're an avid fisherman, there is great fishing within 10 miles of the ranch that is untouched - three rivers and spring creeks. For those who are more serious about their fishing, we recommend that you bring your own equipment.

  • Wildlife and birding

  • We are surrounded by 80,000 acres of Game & Fish wildlife habitat. Elk, antelope, coyotes, wild horses, golden and bald eagles, moose, beaver, muskrat, fox, badgers, owls, and great blue heron. Occasional sightings of big horn sheep, bear, bob cats and mountain lions.

Local Attractions

  • We've only highlighted attractions that may add to your stay!
  • Dubois

  • “DUBOIS, WYOMING GRABS HONORS AS A TOP TEN WESTERN TOWN”, True West Magazine Back in the 1890’s outlaw Butch Cassidy spent a lot of time in the Rocky Mountain town of Dubois,Wyoming. Today’s visitors will fine that it hasn’t changed much. Dubois- population 962- still features the EA Ranch, where Butch sometimes worked as a ranch hand. It’s one of several historic dude ranches in the area. The surrounding areas are still teeming with wildlife, including bighorn sheep, and elk. Anglers fish for trout in the local rivers and streams where Kit Carson and Jim Bridger trapped beaver. “Dubois is one of those places that’s escaped the ravages of time” say True West Executive Editor Bob Boze Bell. “That’s no accident. It take s a lot of determination by local folks to keep their heritage intact. They are most deserving of recognition” You will also enjoy visiting the National Big Horn Sheep Museum or a hiking/driving tour to see the petroglyphs.
  • Distance

    22 miles
  • Time from ranch

    30 mins
  • Ranch shuttle

    Free
  • Friday Night Authentic Local Rodeo

  • This is the real deal - not a big commercialized rodeo. It's great fun to watch the local cowboy and cowgirls (and our daughter Piper) barrel race, rope, calf tie, bronc ride, and bull ride. The little, little kids do mutton busting and calf riding. Visiting kids from the stands are invited to join in the fun with the ribbon scramble( it' s kids versus about 6 calves with ribbons on their tails and the kids have to try and pull off ). Another event is for any adult guests that would like to join in and as a team of three, try to chase down a steer and take the ribbon off the tail and take the rope off it head. There is a bonfire, beer, hamburgers, tee shirts, and gifts. One night a summer it is " Tough enough to wear pink" in honor of women's breast cancer. Everyone wears pink and there are auction items for sale during the events.
  • Distance

    22 miles
  • Time from ranch

    30 mins
  • Ranch shuttle

    Free!
  • Square Dancing

  • A Tuesday tradition for locals and guests alike at the Rustic Pine Tavern in Dubois. Pretty much impossible not to have fun!
  • Distance

    22 miles
  • Time from ranch

    30 mins
  • Ranch shuttle

    Free!
  • National Bighorn Sheep Center

  • Distance

    22 miles
  • Time from ranch

    30 mins

 

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