Guest Ranch Vacation Schedule

Experience the Authentic West with a Tailored Guest Ranch Vacation

Your guest ranch vacation will be loosely based on the schedule below. It naturally includes activities such as horseback riding, hayrides, cattle work and plenty of good eats!  The schedule is subject to change.  Please contact the office a couple weeks prior to your stay if you are interested in receiving a more accurate schedule.

Don’t forget, you can do as much or as little as you want!  The activities listed in the schedule below are only the ones that get a time assigned to them.  Other activities such as river tubing, archery, fishing, pasture golf, the outdoor hot tub, a pool table, lawn games, and much more are available anytime of day!  You can also take a drive to the Snowy Range Mountains or into Laramie museums and attractions.  The possibilities are endless and we are here to make sure you get the most out of your vacation!  Just ask us and we are happy to assist!

8:00Breakfast & option to order a sack lunch
9:00Self guided tour to Medicine Bow Mountains, Encampment, and Saratoga Hot Springs (The Vee Bar will provide you with a map and info)
3:00Most guest ranch guests will be arriving for their week-long Vee Bar Adventure
5:00Welcome reception in the John Wayne Saloon (kids welcome)
(No horseback rides on Sunday)
9:30Morning Horseback Ride (Orientation ride)
Nature tour (non-riders)
Scavenger Hunt & playtime (kids under 6 years)
1:30Afternoon Horseback Ride
Van to Lake Owen to fish, walk, relax, etc (adult supervised, kid-friendly)
4:30Harnessing Demonstration
5:00Wagon Ride pulled by Decker and Goliath and live entertainment
6:00BBQ Dinner on the Island
Entertainment after dinner
7:30Breakfast Horseback Ride (return to barn between 9:30 and 10:00)
8:30Breakfast at Kari & Brent's House
9:30Morning Horseback Ride
Fishing at the pond (kids)
10:00Hike in the Snowy Range Mountains
1:30Horseback Ride
3:30Riding Lessons (private and small groups)
4:00Team penning at the Vee Bar
5:00Sheep Dog (Herding) Demonstration
7:00Fly-Fishing Demonstration/Lessons with OrvisPro Fishing Guide Tony Nevshemal
7:30Square-dancing (lessons and dance)
9:30Depart for Mountain Ride in the Snowy Range Mountains
12:00Sack Lunch in the mountains (riders)
3:00Mid-week guests arrive (three night package option)
4:00Return to Vee Bar
5:00Stampede Race (for all ages)
8:00Movie Under the Stars
9:00Cattle work--a highlight for many!
1:15Trapshooting (ages 12 and over)
3:00depart for ride to camp (Make arrangements for kids program for kids under 6 and non-riders this afternoon)
5:00van departs for Cook/Camp Out (non-riders & kids under 6)
6:00Campfire Dinner on the Range
Roping contests
Old Fashioned Fun and Games (for all ages)
8:00Dusk ride back to ranch (for those who do not want to camp)
9:00Van back to Vee Bar (or camp on the range)
8:00Breakfast on the Range (or at the Vee Bar)
9:00Morning ride back from camp (riders)
12:00Lunch at the Vee Bar
1:00Team Penning with cattle at the Vee Bar
3:00Take advantage of ranch activities on your last afternoon at the ranch! River-tubing, fishing, archery, and mountain bikes are among the most popular picks!
6:00Cocktails and band in the Saloon
7:00Steak Dinner
Music continues after dinner, and you won’t want to miss the Golden Horseshoe Awards!
B&B option tonight, so some of the locals may join us for a night
No kids program today
*Select Saturdays: van to nearby rodeos, other local events*
10:00Morning Horseback Ride (no afternoon ride offered)
3:00Saturday night B&B guests check in
No dinner at the Vee Bar tonight!

Miscellaneous Notes:

  • Ideal arrival day for the six-night package is Sunday.
  • 3-night minimum stay required (exception is a one-night B&B option on Saturdays)
  • 4 and 5 night packages are an option.   To calculate a price, the 3-night package will be pro-rated.
  • Activities on the day of your departure are not included in your package (but can be added on for an additional charge).
  • Activities after 3:00 on the day of your arrival are included in your package (but you can add activities for an additional charge if you are interested).
  • Otherwise, activities listed above are included in package price.  Other guest ranch vacation options nearby (for an additional charge off-property) include ATV’s, mountain bikes, massages, *river floating and rafting trips.

*about a one hour drive from the Vee Bar