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Wyoming has one of the largest Indian reservations in the US called the Wind River Reservation which covers an area half the size of New Jersey. It covers a large part of the Wind River Valley and the surrounding mountains with good farm land and excellent hunting and fishing. It has significant oil and natural…

Wyoming is home to one of the great natural treasures on our planet; Yellowstone Park. It was the first national park preserved by any country and remains the most famous. Despite its remote location, it has about 3 million visitors a year. Signs of volcanic action are everywhere and the fiery tumult of the earth?s…

The breathtaking vista of the Snake River Valley with the steep chain of the snow clad Teton Mountains rising to such a great height so sharply behind is unquestionably one of the world’s most unforgettable and uplifting sights. There are countless trails for hikers and many challenging ascents for mountain climbers to say nothing of…

Cody is about a five hour drive from the ranch and lies near the eastern entrance to Yellowstone NP. It is the home of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center which is an absolutely world class museum. The collections of Western art, American Indian anthropology and firearms are superb. In Cody one can also visit the…

Many of the cabins at the ranch were not built as guest cabins but instead are re-purposed settlers cabins that maintain the charm and storied history of their past. The oldest guest cabin original to the ranch is the Homestead cabin, built by Gavin Duncan, one of four Scottish brothers that settled in our part…

In the last half of the 19th century, as the Indian wars drew to a close, cowboys and outlaws began to move in. This was the time when the epic cattle drives up from Texas to Montana took place and ranchers were discovering that cattle could be raised profitably in this part of the world….

Our valley was only settled by white men a little over a century ago, hardly a blip in history compared to at least 9,000 years of habitation by Native Americans. One cannot live long in this land of spectacular natural beauty without becoming aware of a previous culture which had carved out a unique life…

A memorable aspect of a vacation at the Bitterroot is the wildlife which can often be observed on the ranch and nearby.  The sparse human population and large, inaccessible areas have helped preserve good habitat.  Our ranch is surrounded on all sides by either national forest or a 60,000 acre Wyoming Game and Fish habitat…