As a family owned and operated dude ranch, we are excited to offer you a week of western fun while enjoying the spectacular and vast beauty of the Wind River’s East Fork Valley and surrounding area. This is the true west where the legends of the Wild West were created: Buffalo Bill, Jim Bridger and the Mountain men, the Arapahoe and Shoshone Indians, Lewis and Clark, Sacajawea, Chief Washakie, the Pony Express, and the Oregon Trail. Discover an old arrowhead while on the trail!
The scenery while riding is superb. The Shoshone National Forest and the Wind River and Absaroka mountain ranges surround us. This is some of the most diverse terrain imaginable. Red rock and sand-canyon draws lead you up onto high plateaus and the possibility of sighting wild horses. Ride along the cottonwood river bottoms and tall rangeland grasses into colorful badlands. Experience the beauty of Wyoming among mountain meadows and alpine country, where early and late in the season you may see herds of elk, deer, moose or coyotes.
There's great riding but that's not all. The area offers world class fly-fishing. The East Fork River runs through the property and there are several other pristine rivers nearby. Some of the other activities at the ranch include endless hiking, a pool, hot tub, rifle range, petting zoo and campfires.
The ranch is 2 hours from Jackson Hole and we’re located just 1.5 hours from the entrances to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks.
Tucked among the cottonwood trees our log cabins are comfortably furnished with a casual western flair. Ranging in size from the old one-room schoolhouse to large family cabins that can comfortably sleep up to 6, they all have a small refrigerator, private bath or shower and outdoor sitting area. Maybe Butch Cassidy didn’t have to answer to anyone but for those who do, Wi-Fi is available.
The lodge has a cozy fireplace, library and games table where you can gather with friends and family, grab an early cup of coffee, read a book, work on a puzzle or play a game.
One thing is certain, you won’t go hungry while you’re at the ranch, unless that’s what you want! All your meals are included during your stay and there’s a common theme to each meal – everything we serve is fresh, delicious and of the highest quality.
Most mornings start in the dining room with a buffet of fresh fruit, home-baked goods, a selection of cereal and homemade granola and yogurt. We also offer a daily special with eggs to order. You won’t want to miss Cowboy Breakfast when our chef cooks breakfast over the campfire.
Sometimes we eat lunch at the ranch and sometimes we pack a lunch in the morning to enjoy on the trail. Buffet lunches off the back porch range from barbecued hamburgers to salads, soups and chilis.
There are a couple of upscale dinners for the adults when the kids are eating with the wranglers or at a cookout. The rest of the time we eat together and depending on what’s fresh and available locally, entrees range from prime rib to melt in your mouth brisket to authentic pasta bolognese with salads and healthy sides. We cap off the week with a steak cook-out around the fire.
We also have a couple of happy hours during the week with complimentary beer and house-made sangria.
Please let us know ahead of time if you have any allergies or dietary restrictions and we’ll be happy to accommodate you.
At the heart of the Lazy L&B ranch is the unsurpassed horseback-riding experience for ages 6 and older and there's no better way to explore the spectacular, untouched landscape surrounding the ranch. Our team of experienced wranglers will carefully match you with your horse for the week, and you are always welcome at the corrals to help groom and saddle your horse in the morning.
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 every day and cater to all abilities. Riding groups are small and we like to spread out where the terrain allows. There's a supervised riding program for children and opportunities to ride as a family as well. Whether it be grooming, tacking up or feeding the horses, you're welcome to participate as much or as little as you like.
The weekly schedule on our website provides additional details about the rides and other activities.
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.
Follow a horse trail out of the ranch or blaze your own trail. There’s also the option of driving to various trailheads that are not too far from the ranch. A popular hike with many of our guests is the short climb out of the valley to view the beautiful sunset. A sunrise hike is equally breathtaking but requires an early start.
If you’re more about hiking than riding then you may want to consider some guided hikes led by the Dubois Historical Museum. For a modest donation they will lead you on half or full day hikes.
The ranch and surrounding area is home to what seems like an endless variety and number of birds. The stunning Mountain Bluebird is often spied as are Western Wood Peewees and Willow Flycatchers. Brilliant Violet Green Swallows and Red-naped Sapsuckers are also seen flitting among the cabins. Keep your eyes open to also view the
Bullocks Oriole, Northern Flicker, House Wren, Western Meadowlark and Yellow Warbler.
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 small, western town of Dubois is about 30 minutes from the ranch. Stroll the wooden sidewalks in this town that was named Best Architecturally Preserved Town by True West magazine in 2018. The long-standing tradition of the Tuesday night square dance is a fun and unique experience! The Dubois Historical Museum and Bighorn Sheep Center are worth a visit too.
Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks are 1.5 hours from the ranch.
At a Glance
The very best of the Old West set in a valley lush with wildlife and unsurpassed beauty amid National Forests and an Indian Reservation.
Jackson Hole or Riverton (RIW)
Riding Style / Ability
Western / All levels Season Summer
Rates / Payment Methods
$2,198/person over 12, $2,098/person 12 and under. All payment methods accepted. 2.5% convenience fee for credit cards