The Guest Ranch is no longer operational.

(Updated March 27, 2022)



There are no 2022 Sessions

What's Included, Payment Options, Insurance

Real Guest Ranch Prices (per person) include cabins and on-ranch meals and activities:

Start your ranch adventure and gap year holiday with a thorough orientation to the ranch, horse safety, policies, and procedures.  We'll introduce you to the western horsemanship techniques we use with our horses and carefully match you with a horse appropriate to your riding ability and goals.  Hearty homecooked meals and lots of them energize you for full days of activities.  Enjoy adorable rustic cabin accommodations for 2-4 people and 24/7 access to the Lodge with showers, laundry, kitchen, dining facilities, and a log-furnished Great Room.

Round-trip transportation between Cody airport (COD) and the ranch is provided by local shuttle service on the Sunday start date of your session and on Friday or Saturday (your choice) end date of your session.

Why a big Spring Discount off the Summer Price?

Spring sessions in April are a great time to experience the hands-on opportunities of a working horse and cattle ranch and it's cheaper too! $600 off.  Wyoming weather may be warm and dry one day and snowy the next.  On warm days we're out trail riding and playing with cows.  On snowy days we work the horses in the covered round pen then hit the hot springs for a soak!  There's always lots to do!  Yellowstone can be entered through the north entrance,  a longer drive but an amazing opportunity to see a variety of wildlife that is not as visible during the hot summer months.

Why come in May or June?

The late spring and summer tend toward nice, warm weather, perfect for trail riding, cattle work, and even an overnight stay at cow camp where you'll enjoy cooking and storytelling around the campfire before falling sleep in your teepee or out under a canopy of stars.  If you stay more than a week, take the chance to access Yellowstone's Northeast Entrance and Lamar Valley by way of the beautiful Chief Joseph Highway.

Off-Ranch Activities (not included in pricing)

To round out your real working ranch adventure or gap year holiday, budget time and funds to thoroughly enjoy the off-ranch opportunities Wyoming has to offer! We recommend $250-$500 pocket money for off-ranch activities (especially if you are staying three weeks or more).  We'll help you plan your visit to Yellowstone National Park (approx $150-$200 if a rental car, fuel, and room are shared among participants), soak in the hot springs in Thermopolis after a few days in the saddle, go white water rafting, float the local rivers, and take a trip to Cody for the famous Cody Nite Rodeo and dinner.  A weekend trip to Yellowstone is included in the itinerary, but not in the price.  

Airport Transfer Included on Start and End Days of your Session

Airport transfer, provided by local shuttle from Cody, WY to the ranch on Sunday and back to Cody at the end of your stay (Friday or Saturday, your choice), is included in the price.  Transportation between Cody and the ranch for arrivals or departures on other days costs $35 per person/each way.

Western Equine Center: Returning Guest Programs & Discounts

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Horse Sales:

Looking for the ultimate souvenir to take home?  Affordably extend your vacation to try out horses to buy.  Vacation credits are applied for horse purchases. You may also buy and board with us.



Reservations are held only after receipt of your non-refundable deposit.  

Payment Options

Preferred payment methods are, bank-to-bank wire transfer, or personal check (US residents).

A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your dates.  Payment of the balance is due at least 60 days prior to your arrival unless payment plans are arranged in advance.  Payments are non-refundable.

Refunds & Insurance

All payments are non-refundable but may be transferable to another party or another session at HorseWorks' discretion prior to the start of your trip.

Travel insurance is the responsibility of and at the discretion of the participant.  Travel insurance that covers all the costs of your trip is strongly recommended in case your trip is canceled for any reason.

No refunds for trips canceled for reasons beyond our control. No refunds, transfers or substitutions once the trip has started.

By booking a trip, participants are acknowledging that they have health insurance that is valid in Wyoming that covers extensive riding and ranch activities.  Participants must provide the office with proof of insurance upon request.

LIABILITY AND INSURANCE. State of Wyoming Equine Activity Statute. WARNING: Wyo Stat. s 1-1-123 (1994) s 1-1-123. Assumption of Risk. Any person who takes part in any sport or recreational opportunity assumes the inherent risk of injury and all legal responsibility for damage, injury or death to himself or other persons or property that results from the inherent risks in that sport or recreational opportunity.

Visit our Refund Reservation & Insurance Policies page for more information.