Eaton’s Ranch

Nestled in a quiet little town, off the beaten path in Northern Wyoming, Eaton’s Ranch sits among the beauty of the mountains. Starting in North Dakota in 1879, three Eaton brothers established their horse and cattle ranch. Friends and family began to visit frequently. Some guests would stay for months at a time. Guests realized the expense of these extended visits entailed and prevailed upon the Eatons to charge for room and board, so “folks can stay as long as they like.” Thus, the family dude ranch business was born and an industry started.

In 1904, the family found a property that was more suitable for horse riding and cattle grazing. The family packed up and moved to the present location on Wolf Creek in Wyoming. The Eaton’s Ranch is currently in the fourth and fifth generation of Eaton operations.

Enjoy your stay at the family ranch and enjoy the traditional dude ranch experience, that includes guided rides, all day rides through the Bighorn National Forest, and unescorted rides. Other activities include fishing, trap shooting, archery, and other activities that are scheduled weekly, such as the dance. If you are looking for more relaxation, enjoy some time by the pool soaking in the sun or in the hot tub.


Debbe rides through the open fields near the Big Horn Mountains.
Photo Credit: RFD-TV, Matt Avant


Debbe strikes the “Hero Pose” as she takes in the beautiful view after a hike.
Photo Credit: RFD-TV, Matt Avant

While there are plenty of activities at the ranch for your family, Eaton’s Ranch isn’t far from national monuments, and points of interest that can be explored while enjoying your ranch vacation. Check out some of the historic sites listed on the Eaton’s Ranch website as highlights.

“Yellowstone Park is only half a day’s drive away from Eatons’ Ranch. Battle of the Little Bighorn National Monument, Fort Phil Kearny, Fetterman Massacre site, battlegrounds of the Wagon Box Fight, Tongue River Canyon, Bradford Brinton Memorial, the Whitney Gallery of Western Art and the Buffalo Bill Museum in Cody are all within easy driving distance as well.”