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  • Established

    1906. Guest ranch since 1920s
  • Owner / Manager

    Jason & Deb Halmay
  • Tel

  • Open

  • Nightly Rates (per adult)*

  • Nightly Rates (per child)*

  • Minimum Stay

    6 days
  • Maximum Guests

  • Works with travel agents?

  • Great For

    Romance, Action & adventure, Peace & quiet, Pampering, Solitude, Diverse scenery, Large family reunions, Weddings
  • Memberships

    Dude Ranchers Association, Wyoming Dude Ranchers Association, America Outdoors, Family Travel Association
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

The heart of the Lazy L&B Ranch is its unsurpassed horseback riding program and there’s no better way to explore the spectacular, untouched landscape surrounding our beautiful Wyoming dude ranch. We are surrounded by 80,000 acres of wildlife reserve, so you will have the chance to see all kinds of wildlife. You’ll never ride the same trail twice, whether it’s the Shoshone Forest, red sand draws, cottonwood-lined rivers, mountain meadows or high desert. We ride everyday and cater to all abilities. We keep groups small and like to spread out where the terrain allows. Whether it be grooming, tacking up or feeding the horses, you’re welcome to participate as much or as little as you like.

Wyoming fly-fishing at the Lazy L&B Ranch and the Upper Wind River area is every bit as good as the famous waters of the nearby Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. The clear waters that flow are home to Rainbow, Cutthroat and Brown Trout and in this part of Wyoming, the fish are still eager to take a fly and remind you why fishing here is such a popular activity.

If you've been thinking about visiting a guest ranch in Wyoming, you won't find a better place!

Good time to go

Each month has its own charms. June is springtime in our area with opportunities to see wildlife with their young and wildflowers are in bloom. Temperatures warm up in July and August but the constant breeze means it's always pleasant to ride. Toward the end of August/beginning of September things start to cool off but the early morning frost disappears quickly as the sun comes up. The last week of August and the first week of September are Adult Only weeks.

Children at the Ranch

Great for children aged 0 and over

Kids love it here! Our supervised kids' program is not one where you drop your kids off at breakfast and pick them up after dinner. Rather, we've tailored our program to strike a balance between allowing the kids some independence and time to have fun with the others kids, while also having a shared family experience.

On Sundays the kids and teens eat together with some of the wranglers. They tour the ranch, push the horses back from pasture, have their safety demonstration and play games. This gives everyone a chance to get to know each other and sets a great tone for the week.

There are family rides on Sunday afternoon and Thursday morning. The rest of the time kids and teens ride in groups of similar age and ability but you're always welcome to join your child on their ride.

Aside from Sunday night and Thursday night, when the kids have a campfire cookout, everyone eats together.

On the afternoons when there are no rides scheduled there are kids' activities scheduled in addition to the fly-fishing clinic, rifle range, and roping clinic. These include arts and crafts, a BB gun range, and a leather working activity. We have a petting zoo, tree house, pool, hot tub, and the East Fork River runs through the ranch but some of the most fun the kids have is roaming the ranch, creating their own adventures!

Minimum age children can ride

6 and over

Arts & Crafts

coloring, Painting horseshoes, making dreamcatchers, leather working


hiking, picnics, outdoor play area, cookouts, petting zoo, supervised swimming, Roping clinic, BB gun range


scavenger/treasure hunts, board games, horseshoes, volleyball

Baby Sitting

From age 0 to 2. Hourly cost $10.

Baby Sitting Provided By

Various staff including our daughters

Ranch History

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.

Your Manager, Jason & Deb Halmay

We (Jason and Deb) are both owners and managers of the Lazy L&B Ranch which allows us to provide a traditional dude ranch experience coupled with genuine western hospitality. Since the ranch is our full-time home and we're family owned and operated, we're very invested in making sure every guest has the best possible experience. We look forward to welcoming you to the ranch!

Your manager


  • Enjoy

    Gourmet, Ranch-style
  • Meals served

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

    BYOB, available for purchase
  • 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

    lactose intolerant, vegans, vegetarians, Gluten free, other

We love good food and since we're eating the same thing as you every day, it better be delicious! Our professionally 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's 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.

Guest Favourites

  • Bison Tenderloin
  • Cowboy Breakfast at the Fire Pit
  • House Made Sangria

Your Chef, Beau Clark

Head Chef Beau Clark is from Scottsdale, Arizona where he lives with his wife Anne and 2 daughters. He has traveled all over the country learning about regional cuisines and working with James Beard award-winning, and celebrity chefs. He has also worked at some of the biggest events ever produced and in his spare time, he enjoys fishing, playing golf, and sports. His favorite food is Tex-Mex and BBQ and his favorite place is Wyoming!

This will be Beau's third summer working at the L&B, but his first summer back since 2022. We're thrilled to be working with him again!


  • Address

    1072 East Fork Rd
  • Remote Location

  • Elevation

    7200 ft
  • Private Land

    250-1000 acres
  • Public Land

    more than 50k acres

Nearest Town - Dubois

Dubois has a population of 962 (approx), and is situated 22 miles / 30 mins from the Ranch.

Facilities in Dubois include: grocery store, pharmacy, church, school, post office, medical clinic, bank, atm, gas station, museum.

For shopping Dubois offers: small hometown necessity shops, boutique shops, western wear.

Ranch shuttle


Nearest Airports

Jackson Airport, Jackson


78 miles / 1 hour 45 mins


Delta, United, United Express, American Airlines, Frontier

Riverton Municipal Airport, Riverton


60 miles / 1 hour 15 mins

Denver International, Denver


Delta, United, Allegiant, Alaska, United Express, American Airlines, British Airways, JetBlue, Copa, AeroMexico, IcelandAir, Lufthansa, Norwegian, Southwest, Spirit, WestJet

Private Air Travel

Nearest location(s)


Travel by

Helicopter, Airplane


20 miles

Ranch shuttle

Yes, $100 round-trip


  • Type of Riding

    Western Riding
  • Riding opportunities for

    Beginner, Intermediate, Experienced
  • Most riders are

  • Rides are grouped by

    Age, Ability, Pace of Ride, Rides tailored to guest requests, Families ride together, Children ride together
  • Max riders per ride

  • Wranglers per ride

  • Pace of ride

    Walk, Trot, Lope
  • Guest Horses

  • Horse Types

    Quarterhorse, Appaloosas, Draft Cross, Paints, Other, Geldings, Mares
  • Hours in the saddle

    Morning - 3 hours
    Afternoon - 3 hours

The Setting

Private Land (250-1000 acres)

Our ranch sits in a 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 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 southwest and north, we border the 80,000 acres of forest.

Our Riding

Scheduled rides

Morning and all-day rides depart at 9:00 a.m. and afternoon rides go out at 2:00 p.m. Rides vary between 2.5 hours and 8+ hours. We check in with you before each ride to tell you about where you will be going and to find out who wants to ride. 

You're always welcome to help groom and saddle your horse.

Guided rides

Each ride is completely different from one another. Guests ride with different wranglers throughout the week.

Riding Freedom

There are opportunities to spread out, trot and lope where the terrain allows. 

Weight limit for riding

Up to 225 lbs

Riding considerations

no riding experience needed, We recommend a good level of physical fitness, We consider height and athletic ability as well as a guest's weight

Hours in the saddle

There are also all day rides that range from 6 to 8 hours. 

Why our riding stands out

  • We're surrounded by hundreds of thousands of acres of wildlife habitat, National Forest and Indian Reservation. The terrain is diverse and you'll never ride the same trail twice. From high desert to mountain meadows and river gorges, you'll ride it all!
  • There are opportunities to spread out, trot, and lope on the rides. We aim to never have more than 6 riders per wrangler.
  • There are rides scheduled every day including 2 all-day rides. If you want a lot of saddle time you'll get it but of course you're also welcome to opt out of any of the rides.

Sample Riding Itinerary

SUNDAY: Guests arrive at ranch between 1:00 and 3:00 pm. There’s the opportunity to do a short family ride. Alternatively you may just want to head down to the corrals to meet your horse and have your stirrups adjusted.

MONDAY: There’s a 2.5 hour ride in the morning and a 2.5 hour ride in the afternoon. 

TUESDAY: There’s a 3 hour ride scheduled for the morning.

WEDNESDAY: All day ride! This is our longer all day ride and you will spend 8 hours in the saddle. For those interested in a shorter ride, we also offer a lunch ride, which is around 5 hours. With either option, you will eat lunch out on the trail.

THURSDAY: Morning family ride!

FRIDAY: Another all day ride, this one is about 6 hours! We also offer a ½ day ride which is about 3-3.5 hours.

Riding Lessons

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


lessons come with package, lessons are additional, basic riding lessons

Given by



on the trail, in the arena


  • Nightly Rates (per adult)*

  • Nightly Rates (per child)*

  • Nightly Rates (non-rider)

  • Minimum Stay

    6 days
  • Preferred Arrival Day

  • Preferred Departure Day

  • Style of accommodation

    Ranch rustic, Western rustic chic
  • Packages available

    6 night
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Lazy L&B Ranch can cater for up to 30 guests. See below for details and indicative rates.

Cabin | Cabin

Rates (Per Person)*

* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Minimum Stay

6 nights

Booking Policy

Our all-inclusive rate ($2,998/person) includes lodging, meals, ranch activities and is based on double occupancy. The single supplement is $500.

A deposit of $750/person is required at the time you reserve and the balance is due by April 15th of the year of your visit. A check, wire transfer or electronic payment is preferred but we do accept all major credit cards with a 3% convenience fee. These payments become non-refundable as they are made so we encourage guests to consider trip insurance.

Wyoming sales/lodging taxes and applicable fees of approximately 15% will be added to your bill. Gratuities are greatly appreciated by our staff.

We’re happy to offer a 10% military discount.

Included in your stay

meals, activities, lodging, Riding, Several happy hours with complimentary beer and sangria.



15% tax/applicable fees


Gratuities are not included but are greatly appreciated by the staff

Guided Fly Fishing

$225 per 1/2 Day, $350 per full day


  • You can borrow

    Cowboy boots, Riding helmets, Saddle bags
  • Communications

    Wireless Internet/Wifi, telephone.
  • Business Services




We have a gift shop with clothing items and souvenirs.

Outdoor Activities

bird watching, Rifle range with replica guns of the West

Water based Activities

outdoor pool, hot tub

Fishing & Wildlife

The fly-fishing at the Lazy L&B Ranch and the Upper Wind River area is every bit as good as the famous waters of the nearby Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. 

The clear waters that flow are home to Rainbow, Cutthroat and Brown Trout and in this part of Wyoming, the fish are still eager to take a fly. The Wind River in Dubois is a “Blue Ribbon Stream” which in Wyoming is a stream with greater than 600 pounds of trout/mile. Blue ribbon waters represent the top 3-5% of rivers or streams in the state for trout production.

The East Fork of the Wind River is a stream, which meanders through the ranch, with excellent nymph, dry and streamer fishing. Just down the road is Bear Creek, lined with cottonwood trees and bordered by hay pastures. It is a favorite of small stream aficionados. The creek is full of small cutthroats and has great dry fly action.

The West (Wiggins) Fork of the Wind River has a breathtaking canyon view and is truly one of Wyoming’s best-kept secrets. The river spreads out into numerous threads that allow for easy wading and multiple anglers. The Wiggins Fork has lots of cutthroats, browns and even a brookie here and there.

Fishing on offer

spin, fly, river, stream, equipment available, guided non-inclusive, unguided, instruction available, BYO equipment


We're adjacent to 80,000 acres of Game & Fish wildlife habitat and part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.This means there are many opportunities to see a wide variety of wildlife. We see elk, pronghorn (antelope), deer, moose, beavers, badgers and muskrats, coyotes and wild horses. Occasionally we'll see big horn sheep, bears, bobcats and mountain lions and wolves. 

The area is a paradise for birdwatchers as well. Expect to see a variety of Hawks, Golden and Bald Eagles, Great Horned Owls, Mountain Bluebirds, Western Wood Peewees, Willow Flycatchers, Brilliant Violet Green Swallows, Red-naped Sapsuckers, Bullocks Oriole, Northern Flicker, House Wren, Western Meadowlark and Yellow Warbler among others.

Local Attractions

Town of Dubois


Back in the 1890’s outlaw Butch Cassidy spent a lot of time in the Rocky Mountain town of Dubois, Wyoming. Visitors today will find 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 takes 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.


22 miles / 30 mins

Ranch shuttle


Rental car


National Museum of Military Vehicles

The National Museum of Military Vehicles displays the largest private collection of military vehicles in the United States. What started as the owners’ personal passion and appreciation for military history turned into a desire to share the collection with the public, educate guests on the roles various military vehicles and weaponry played in shaping our history and conveying the stories of the brave soldiers who operated them.

The 140,000 square foot museum features over 400 military vehicles and historical artifacts, capturing over 100 years of American ingenuity from WWI to the Global War on Terror. Additional highlights of the museum include a theater, conference room, classroom, research library, and restaurant. The main museum galleries feature a thoughtfully designed World War II vehicle gallery, a meticulously curated weapons vault, post- World War II vehicle gallery, and a smaller artifacts and armament gallery.


12 miles / 15 mins

Rental car


Square Dancing

A Tuesday tradition for locals and guests alike at the Rustic Pine Tavern in Dubois put on by the St Thomas Episcopal Church. All ages and all levels of dance skills are encouraged to come! There are three rounds, allowing new squares to be assembled each time. Pretty much impossible not to have fun!


22 miles / 30 mins

Rental car



  • This ranch is ideal for families; there’s a safe, supervised children's riding program and activities – children are encouraged to get involved in the horse program from the first night of arrival. Kids love the natural freedom – they don’t want to come in at night!
  • The ranch setting is incredible: surrounded by 80,000 acres of wildlife habitat, you’ll ride through spectacular scenery – you never experience the same ride twice
  • Fly-fishing is available and there’s the opportunity to experience a local rodeo
  • Phenomenal food is served, from prime beef to Ahi Tuna flown in fresh from Hawaii!


  • Most of the cabins are shared buildings, so you may occasionally hear your neighbors

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True Dude Ranch Experience

If you’re looking for an authentic dude ranch, surrounded by beautiful scenery and run by a family that really cares about making their guests feel welcome and special you can do no better than the Lazy L&B.

5 stars

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