Summer Schedule

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!


  • 8:00 Breakfast & option to order a sack lunch
  • 9:00 Self guided tour to Medicine Bow Mountains, Encampment, and Saratoga Hot Springs (The Vee Bar will provide you with a map and info)
  • 3:00 Most guest ranch guests will be arriving for their week-long Vee Bar Adventure
  • 5:00 “In the Mind of a Horse” Meet and Greet (with the horses)
  • 6:00 Dinner
  • 7:00 Orientation (Adults); Make your own stampede string (kids and teens)

(No horseback rides on Sunday)


  • 8:00 Breakfast
  • 9:30 Morning Horseback Ride
    Nature tour (non-riders)
    Scavenger Hunt & playtime (kids under 6 years)
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 1:30 Afternoon Horseback Ride
    Van to Lake Owen to fish, walk, relax, etc (adult supervised, kid-friendly)
  • 4:00 Harnessing Demonstration
  • 5:00 Wagon Ride pulled by Waylon and Goliath and live entertainment
  • 6:00 Old West Dinner on the island **Old West Night – costumes encouraged
    Entertainment after dinner and a costume contest


  • 7:30 Breakfast Horseback Ride (return to barn between 9:30 and 10:00)
  • 8:00 Breakfast (forr those not on the breakfast ride)
  • 9:30 Morning Horseback Ride
    Fishing at the pond (kids)
  • 10:00 Geology Tour in the Snowy Range Mountains
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 1:00 Trapshooting
  • 1:30 Horseback Ride
    Van to Laramie (non-riders) Van returns at 4:00
    Roping lessons and contest (kids)
  • 3:30 Riding Lessons
  • 3:45 Make your Vee Bar Memories (paper, baskets)
  • 4:00 Team penning at the Vee Bar
  • 5:00 Social hour and appetizers on the island
  • 6:00 Dinner
  • 7:00 Fly-Fishing Demonstration/Lessons with Orvix-Endorsed Fishing Guide Tony Nevshemal


8:00 Breakfast
9:30 Depart for Deerwood Ranch (riders, non-riders, and kids)
Cattle Station & Old Fox Farm tour (riders)
Cattle Station Tour and hike (non-riders)
Cattle Station History and Fox Farm games (kids)
12:00 Sack Lunch at Deerwood Ranch
12:30 Shuttle to/from Deerwood to Vee Bar and back
1:15 Deerwood Ranch Horseback Ride (riders)
Old Fox Farm tour and hike (non-riders)
Fishing at the Deerwood (unguided)
Games and Fun at the Deerwood (kids)
4:00 Return to Vee Bar
5:00 Stampede Race (for all ages)
6:00 Dinner


  • 8:00 Breakfast
  • 9:00 Morning in the mountains (horseback ride)
    Miners Cabin Hike (Snowy Range Mountains, non-riders)
    Mountain trip and short hike (kids)
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 1:15  Trapshooting (ages 12 and over)
  • 3:00 depart for Cattle Ride (riders)
    **make arrangements for kids program for kids under 6 and non-riders this afternoon**
  • 5:00 van departs for Cook Out (non-riders & kids under 6)
  • 6:00 Campfire Dinner on the Range
    Roping contests
    Old Fashioned Fun and Games (for all ages)
  • 8:00 Dusk ride back to Deerwood
  • 9:00 Van back to Vee Bar (or camp on the range)


8:00 Breakfast on the Range (or at the Vee Bar)
9:00 Morning ride back from camp (riders)
Morning hike on the Deerwood (non-riders)
12:00 Lunch at the Vee Bar
1:00 Gymkhana (Games on Horseback) at the Vee Bar
Foot rodeo (kids and/or non-riders)
3:00 River Tube Races (all ages)
5:00 Cocktails and band in the Saloon
6:00 Steak 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*

  • 8:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Morning Horseback Ride (no afternoon ride offered)
  • 12:00 Pick up your sack lunch
  • 1:00 Van to Laramie (Wyoming Territorial Prison Tours)
  • 6:00 BBQ on the Island (Reservations required, additional charge of $18 per person) Open to the public.

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 options nearby (for an additional charge) include ATV’s, mountain bikes, massages, *river floating and rafting trips.

            *about a one hour drive from the Vee Bar