Corporate and private groups can discover Wyoming’s premier destination that exceeds every expectation.
With 300,000 acres of pristine western wilderness are the perfect place to unplug and recharge your inner batteries while you explore the Wagonhound Ranch. The ranch is named for a hazardous creek crossing that was notorious for claiming many a drover’s wagon during cattle drives in the 1800s, the Wagonhound Creek flows just yards from today’s ranch headquarters.
A working cattle ranch, much about the ranch has not changed since the 1800s. Tiny wooden schoolhouses from decades past stand proudly intact; the stagecoach stop where a notorious Wyoming train robber fought his last gun battle hides behind a grove of trees next to the old post office; and the 1880’s bunkhouse and red barn still stand guard at the ranch’s main gate. Under the careful eye of the Nicholas family any new construction, such as ranch homes, barns and outbuildings are painstaking re-creations of original ranch structures.
Headquartered 20 miles south of Douglas, Wyoming, along the Laramie Range of the Rocky Mountains, there are so many unique things to discover while on the trails enjoying the beautiful landscape, uncovering the world’s beauty. The ranch is home to some of Wyoming’s more impressive backcountry treks where you will find the wildlife is abundant. One would be hard pressed to find a more beautiful location for a corporate or private event.
The ranch boasts a wide variety of accommodations ranging from a 30-person lodge to a smaller picturesque cabin, perfect for your small or large groups. Many of the residences are historic replicas, with a newly-minted classic feel including contemporary finishes, plush beds, high ceilings, and granite countertops. All accommodations give way to dramatic panoramic views.
There is not a predetermined itinerary at the ranch, instead every visit is a unique adventure, a customized experience fitting each guest’s interests.
You’re going to want to make the most of your time outdoors as the Wagonhound Ranch is an idyllic backdrop with a maze of hiking and walking trails that will inspire the most avid thrill-seeker or calm the nature-lover as they leisurely hike through the desert ranch land. Either way you will find a hiking adventure to suit your interest and ability, creating memories of a lifetime.
These activities and so much more can be customized for your group!
Just to the south of Douglas, Wyoming is the Laramie Mountain Range, Medicine Bow National Forest and the Platte River runs right through town. Here are a few activities nearby that may also interest your group.
A Popular Destination, this beautiful public park nestled in the bottom of a stunning red-rock canyon just 15 minutes from Douglas. This location is a favorite site for outdoor weddings and company picnics. The park is owned by Converse County and reservations must be made through them. Contact the County’ Clerk’s office for more details at 307-358-2244. Rafters, waders, hikers, bicyclists, and anglers are welcome.
A walk along Douglas’ expansive pathway system is always enjoyable, especially in the morning and evening hours when the wildlife is most prevalent. The concrete sidewalk—perfect for walking, running and bicycling—follows the North Platte River.
If you enjoy taking photographs, be sure to bring your camera. There’s an abundance of wildlife, including numerous species of birds, that live along the pathway.
Ranked as one of the top courses in Wyoming, this 18-hole golf course offers a fun-filled and scenic outing! Golfers enjoy the vistas of the Laramie Mountain Range on the southern skyline. The club house is known for its fun atmosphere and great food. Call 307-358-5099 to learn more or schedule a tee time.
Camp Douglas was an internment camp for prisoners of war during World War II. The officers’ hall is the last remaining building from the camp and is open for visitors after a multi-year closure. Large murals, painted by Italian POWs, cover the walls of the building that is listed on the National Historic Register. The Wyoming Pioneer Museum manages the site.
Home to the historic FE & MV Railroad Passenger Depot. The historic depot was updated in 2018 and today features exhibits highlighting Douglas and the region’s railroad history. The building is listed on the National Historic Register and is surrounded by seven historic railcars including the Chicago Burlington and Quincy Railroad 4-8-4 Steam Locomotive #5633. Visitors are invited to climb aboard many of the rail cars including a day coach, a dining car and a new caboose exhibit. Ask to see the model train on display in the back room!
This working museum has dinosaurs on display, but also provides opportunity for budding paleontologists, both young and old, to experience the dig! Inquiries can be made online at DinosaursWyoming.com or by calling the museum at 307-436-2667. The digs are a wonderful opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind memory with your family!
According to legend, the jackalope was born in Douglas when two brothers mounted a jackrabbit’s body with deer antlers at their taxidermy shop. Pose with the eight-foot statue of the creature at Jackalope Square. Don’t forget to tag #ThatsWY!
The Wyoming State Fair happens annually in Douglas, Wyoming and is filled with fun for the whole family! Activities include PRCA rodeo, Ranch Rodeo, Demolition Derby, Carnival, Pig n’ Mud Wrestling, Motocross Show, Livestock Show and much more!
This downtown Casper institution has supplied locals and visitors with boots, hats and other Western essentials since 1919. With more than 10,000 pairs in stock, you’re sure to find the perfect fit.
Portions of the North Platte River that flow through the region—including the Miracle Mile system between the Pathfinder and Seminoe dams—abound with brown, rainbow and cutthroat trout. Connect with a local outfitter to boost your chances of reeling in the ultimate catch.
See exhibits on Louisa Gardner Swain—the first woman in the world to vote under the Wyoming Territory law granting women the right to vote and hold office—and 12 other local women who paved the way in the women’s suffrage movement.
This historic site is rich with tales of “violent and desperate outlaws,” the most famous of which was Butch Cassidy. Learn about the penitentiary’s prisoners and how it became a center for scientific experimentation for the University of Wyoming.
“I had the opportunity to visit Wagonhound for an incredible long weekend last Spring for a private group event. The natural beauty of the ranch is almost overshadowed by the gorgeous homes and welcoming hosts and staff. It is hard to choose a favorite from the dearth of activities: horseback riding, skeet shooting, off-roading on four wheelers, paddle boarding, archery, hay rides, and of course hiking. The nights were just as fun as the days complete with themed dinners, lawn games, hay rides with wine and cheese, playing horseshoes and country dancing in the lodge and cooking s’mores over the fire. It was one of the best weekends of my life and sure to become an annual tradition (if we’re lucky!).”