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Spring in Wyoming means an abundance of our famous wind and a few stray snowstorms sprinkled amongst days that are so bright and sunny, we can almost taste it. It also means calving, a season of its own here in Wyoming and at the Vee Bar Ranch. The cows that you will be riding amongst during the summer have been busy doing the most natural thing they will do their whole lives. But even on the ranches you will be visiting, there is more than one way to usher in new life.

First of all, calve is both a verb and a noun, which can get a little confusing. It describes both the act of giving birth and the actual animal itself. The time of year that the herd calves is picked many months ago, 283 days before the birth day, according to the average. La reproduction a lieu pendant l'été pour,,en,cycles pour augmenter les chances de conception,,en,ce qui signifie que la plage de dates de vêlage est d'au moins deux mois,,en,La plupart des éleveurs dans ce domaine,,en,nous-mêmes inclus,,en,pratiquer le «vêlage de printemps» dès janvier et jusqu'en mars,,en,Cette période de l'année est préférée par les éleveurs qui veulent maximiser la taille des veaux pour la vente au marché à l'automne,,en,Il est également préféré car le sol est dur et gelé,,en,Il est difficile de réduire le risque d'infections ou de blessures causées par un «sol détrempé». C'est difficile parce que nous recevons la majorité de nos chutes de neige pour l'année durant ces mois.,,en,ce qui rend assez fréquent de vérifier les vaches pendant un blizzard ou une tempête,,en 2-3 cycles to increase the chances of conception, ou 65-70 days, which means the range of dates for calving runs at least two months.

Most ranchers in this area, ourselves included, practice “spring calving” starting as early as January and running into March. This time of the year is preferred by ranchers who want to maximize the size of the calves for selling at the market in the fall. It is also preferred because the ground is hard and frozen, reducing the risk of infections or injuries from “soggy soil.” It is challenging because we get the majority of our snowfall for the year during these months, making it pretty common to be checking cows during a blizzard or storm. Et ces bébés pourraient obtenir une douche chaude dans la dépendance par le corral,,en,sans blague,,en,ou des serviettes et une grange abritée,,en,tout au moins,,en,L'élevage a quelques rebondissements inhabituels,,en,Deux à quatre fois par jour,,en,et encore plus pour les premières mères,,en,appelé génisses,,en,le troupeau est vérifié autour de l'horloge,,en,Certains ranchs embauchent quelqu'un pour le faire,,en,Habituellement, les ranchs de l'université de Laramie,,en,Parfois, c'est un jeu de cartes toute la nuit et une bouteille de whisky,,en,ou d'autres traditions gardées par les générations de cow-boys et les éleveurs qui sont venus avant,,en,Au Wyoming,,en,c'est un rite de passage,,en,ainsi que d'être une pratique annuelle,,en,il est plus souvent composé de jeux de Uno et réveils au large et toute la nuit,,en,laissé dans les mains de Brent et d'autres amis et membres de la famille qui viennent rester pour aider,,en (no joke!) or towels and a sheltered barn, at the very least. Animal husbandry has some unusual twists!

Two to four times a day (and even more for first-time mothers, called heifers) the herd is checked around the clock. Some ranches hire someone to do it, usually ranch kids from the university in Laramie. Sometimes it’s an all-night card game and a bottle of whiskey, or other traditions kept by the generations of cowboys and ranchers that have come before. In Wyoming, it’s a rite of passage, as well as being a yearly practice.

Here at the Vee Bar, it’s more often comprised of games of Uno and alarm clocks off and on all night, left in the hands of Brent and other friends and family members who come stay to help out. Les calvers,,en,c'est aussi un nom pour décrire les mains qui surveillent le processus,,en,habituellement rester dans le "campeur,,en,"Ou les quartiers d'habitation de la roulotte à cheval ici sur le ranch,,en,Vous pourriez trouver Brent là-bas ou son ami,,en,qui apporte son fils de 6 ans,,en,Bailey ne tardera pas à se lever toutes les quelques heures,,en,vérifier les vaches avec son père,,en,Nous avons vêlé,,en,les petits cette saison,,en,pas un petit exploit,,en,Dans notre ranch voisin,,en,ils font les choses différemment,,en,Hecht Creek Ranch pratique "vêlage d'été" avec leur entendu parler des bovins chevelus Highland,,en,Dans leur cas,,en,il y a très peu de vêlages nocturnes,,en,parce que les températures ne sont pas inférieures à zéro,,en,Et tandis que leurs veaux peuvent être plus petits au moment du marché à l'automne,,en,ils ont traditionnellement moins de pertes de vies et économisent de l'argent en frais de foin,,en (it’s also a noun to describe the hands that monitor the process) usually stay in the “camper,” or the living quarters of the horse trailer here on the ranch. You might find Brent out there or his friend, Kelly, who brings along his 6-year old son. It won’t be long before Bailey will be up every few hours, checking cows with her dad. We have calved about 60 little ones this season, no small feat.

At our neighboring ranch, they do things differently. Hecht Creek Ranch practices “summer calving” with their heard of hairy Highland cattle. In their case, there is very little night calving, because temperatures are not sub-zero. And while their calves may be smaller at market time in the fall, they traditionally have less death loss and save money in hay costs, profiter des herbes de pointe pour les mamans pour allaiter les bébés à un poids lourd,,en,De toute façon, vous le tranchez,,en,vous devrez peut-être tirer les veaux qui ont des difficultés à naître ou aider les mamans ou les veaux dans le processus,,en,Certaines personnes amènent même les vaches dans la grange pour vêler,,en,Et puis vous devez déterminer si les veaux et les mamans sont en bonne santé,,en,si les veaux soignent,,en,et d'autres surprises sur le chemin qui sont familières aux nouveaux parents,,en,Bientôt,,en,ces tempêtes de neige et de longues heures aidant notre troupeau à introduire la nouvelle génération se sentir comme il y a longtemps,,en,Nous allons regarder la rivière se lever avec la neige fondante dans les montagnes,,en,l'herbe devient plus verte,,en,et les fleurs sauvages et les oiseaux commencent à faire leurs apparitions,,en,Au moment où vous les voyez,,en.

Either way you slice it, you may have to pull the calves that are having troubles being born or help the mamas or the calves along in the process. Some folks even bring the cows in the barn to calve. And then you need to determine if the calves and mamas are healthy, if the calves are nursing, and other surprises along the way that are familiar to new parents.

Soon, these snowstorms and long hours helping our herd bring in the new generation will feel like a long time ago. We will watch the river rise with the melting snow in the mountains, the grass get greener, and wildflowers and birds starting to make their appearances. By the time you see them, les veaux se lèvent les talons et jouent dans les nouveaux pâturages verts,,en,Et nous aussi,,en,Le saviez-vous,,en,Vous pouvez visiter le Ranch Vee Bar Guest en été et aider les troupeaux de bétail,,en,En savoir plus sur notre,,en,forfaits et tarifs d'été,,en,voir notre,,en,exemple d'horaire d'été,,en,planifier votre visite,,en,Article écrit par Gina Sigel,,en,Vee Bar Guest Ranch Blog Contributeur,,en. And so will we.

Did you know? You can visit the Vee Bar Guest Ranch in the summer and help herd cattle or team pen cattle! Read more about our summer packages and rates, view our sample summer schedule, et contactez-nous to plan your visit!

 

Article written by Gina Sigel, Vee Bar Guest Ranch Blog Contributor

 

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If the walls of the lodge could tell a story, that story would include a cross-section of travelers, many of whom were at the Vee Bar celebrating a momentous occasion. Some of the most memorable events at the ranch include graduation parties, birthday parties, retirement dinners, celebrations of life, family reunions, weddings, anniversary parties (which can be much like a wedding!), et beaucoup plus. Many guests at the Vee Bar find themselves at the ranch to celebrate reaching a milestone, and others want to treat some special guests to a nice weekend or dinner getaway where they can experience true western Wyoming hospitality.

 

Here at the Vee Bar, we love to host events! We enjoy helping to plan a memorable, nice yet rustic event that your guests will remember with fondness. There is no such thing as a cookie-cutter template that we use to plan your event. Instead, we work with you to create a menu, schedule of activities, and ambiance that is as unique as the event itself!

 

 

Maybe you would like to rent the ranch for half a day to play horseshoes, corn hole, volleyball, rope the dummy-calf, take a horse-drawn wagon ride, enjoy some appetizers, or make it a lunch or dinner! Do you want a casual, Fall picnic barbecue, or a candlelight steak dinner? No matter the occasion, we can work with you to tailor the experience to your desires!

 

 

Call us or email with your requests, questions, and to make a reservation!

Read more about holding a conference or retreat au bar Vee!
Read about a family reunion at a dude ranch!

 

Written by Kari Kilmer

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les chevaux sont variés dans mec leur niveau de formation,,en,races,,en,et la confirmation,,en,La meilleure qualité pour nos chevaux de mec à avoir est une disposition douce et la volonté de régler toutes les semaines d'avoir une nouvelle,,en,la plupart du temps débutant,,en,cavalier sur le dos,,en,Les clients viennent au ranch prêt à profiter de leurs vacances pour diverses raisons,,en,mais le plus souvent il est l'attraction pour les chevaux et la vie de ranch qui est leur tirage initial,,en,Les familles viennent en espérant qu'il ya quelque chose pour tout le monde,,en,que tout le monde a une expérience sécuritaire cheval,,en,et peut-être un peu recherche de sensations fortes,,en,chevaux mec au bar Vee ont un ensemble unique de critères de le faire comme un cheval invité,,en,Tous les ranchs offrent loping promenades à cheval,,en,mais nous faisons au bar Vee,,en,Même si elle peut être très cassé et tout à fait fiable,,en, breeds, and confirmation. The best quality for our dude horses to have is a mellow disposition and the willingness to adjust weekly to having a new (mostly beginner) rider on their back. Guests come to the ranch ready to enjoy their vacation for a variety of reasons, but usually it’s the attraction to horses and ranch life that is their initial draw. Families come hoping that there is something for everyone, that everyone has a safe horse experience, and maybe for a little thrill-seeking. Dude horses at the Vee Bar have a unique set of criteria to make it as a guest horse. Not all ranches offer loping horseback rides, but we do at the Vee Bar. It takes a GREAT horse to be able to lope safely in a group with a guest on their back who knows how to do minimal speed control and steering.

Disposition

One quality that we look for in horses that we purchase is what the horse-world calls a “soft eye” and a level head. In other words, if a horse is walking around, nearly prancing, with its head high in the air it will have a tendency to be excitable and antsy. A horse with a soft eye is one that is very inviting to human presence and is usually calmer to be with on the ground, which also means they are more even tempered when a rider is on their back.

Age

Age is of some importance. A horse that is too young lacks life experiences that come with being a trail horse. Even though it may be very broke and quite reliable, il est pas vraiment prouvé jusqu'à ce qu'il a été exposé à des « choses effrayantes » sur la piste,,en,De bons exemples pourraient être à venir sur un ânes de bât dans les montagnes quand il a par ailleurs jamais été exposé à un âne,,en,Lorsque l'âne a une énorme monstruosité sur le dos,,en,il peut ressembler à un monstre au cheval,,en,Le cheval aura un choix de réactions,,en,s'enfuir aussi vite que possible,,en,ou faire confiance à son cavalier pour le diriger passé, il,,en,même si elle est avec prudence,,en,Les chevaux sont arrivés à maturité généralement autour,,en,certains anciens,,en,certains jeunes,,en,D'ici là, vous serez probablement en mesure de prédire,,en,quelque peu,,en,comment ce cheval va réagir à certaines situations,,en,Confirmation,,en,Je l'ai mentionné confirmation comme une qualité que nous ne magasinent pas,,en,mais c'est seulement à moitié vrai,,en,si elles montrent des signes d'être trop têtu pour quitter leur grange ou entre amis,,en. Good examples might be coming up on a pack-donkey in the mountains when it has otherwise never been exposed to a donkey. When the donkey has a huge monstrosity on its back, it may look like a monster to the horse. The horse will have a choice of reactions: get away as quick as possible, or trust his rider to steer him past it, even if it is with caution. Horses are usually mature around 7 ou 8 ans, some older, some younger. By then you will probably be able to predict (somewhat) how that horse will react to certain situations.

Confirmation

I mentioned confirmation as a quality that we do not shop for, but that is only half true. Certain confirmation traits come with certain breeds. Sometimes we need to shop for horses with a lot of muscle to make sure it is strong. A horse that is wider across the chest, “thick-boned,” and has good feet will sometimes experience fewer injuries than a finer-boned, tall, lanky horse. Horses with good straight legs and appropriately proportioned bodies are also important. There is a lot to the confirmation category, so let’s just say that we don’t shop for confirmation to have good-for-breeding bloodlines, but rather shop for traits that are practical for our uses!

A Quick Ride Can Tell a Lot!

In most cases we ride horses before we purchase them. When riding them there is a lot you can tell about their manners. Horses that are trained to rein and stop easily are a must. And, if they show signs of being too stubborn to leave their barn or friends, ils vont être au moins têtu que quand ils rentrent chez eux,,en,Nous ne voulons pas les chevaux qui ont besoin d'une heure d'équitation avant d'être assez calme pour un invité d'être sur le dos,,en,Nous voulons être en mesure de les selle,,en,obtenir sur eux immédiatement,,en,et commencer une belle balade tranquille,,en,Il y a beaucoup de chevaux qui sont pas comme cela et ont besoin d'un peu d'exercice avant qu'ils ne soient prêts à se comporter et faire attention à leur cavalier,,en,Même si vous voulez prendre toutes les chevaux vendeurs à leur parole,,en,il est pas toujours possible,,en,Pour une chose,,en,même si elles disent la vérité,,en,de nombreux chevaux vendeurs ont jamais vu leur cheval réagir face à quelqu'un qui n'a jamais monté avant,,en,Certains chevaux profiter immédiatement d'un coureur débutant tandis que d'autres tiennent à leur entraînement,,en. We also do not want horses that need an hour of riding before they are calm enough for a guest to be on their back. We want to be able to saddle them, get on them immediately, and begin a nice calm ride. There are a lot of horses that are not like this and need some exercise before they are ready to behave themselves and pay attention to their rider.

Even though you would like to take all horse-sellers at their word, it is not always possible. For one thing, even if they tell the truth, many horse-sellers have never seen their horse react to someone who has never ridden before. Some horses immediately take advantage of a beginner rider while others stick to their training. And, que nous savons que notre opération ranch et ce qui sera demandé des chevaux,,en,Quand un cheval Arrive au bar Vee Guest Ranch,,en,Quand les nouveaux chevaux arrivent au ranch,,en,ils sont généralement conservés dans les corrals près de la grange pendant deux jours,,en,Cela permet de garder un oeil sur les pour vous assurer qu'ils ne viennent pas avec une maladie qui infecte le reste de notre troupeau,,en,Il donne aussi quelques jours de s'installer dans leur nouvel environnement,,en,savoir où « la maison » est,,en,et nous permet de les prendre au troupeau quand le moment est venu,,en,Tous les chevaux ont connu un grand troupeau vivant,,en,Une fois que nous avons acheté deux chevaux qui avaient jamais quitté leurs étals,,en,sauf pour être montés dans une arène ou sur les sentiers dans un quartier peu peuplé,,en,Dans ce cas,,en.

When a Horse Arrives at the Vee Bar Guest Ranch

When the new horses arrive at the ranch, they are usually kept in the corrals close to the barn for a couple days. This is to keep an eye on them to make sure that they do not come with a disease that will infect the rest of our herd. It also gives them a couple days to settle down in their new surroundings, learn where “home” is, and allows us to introduce them to the herd when the time is right.

Not all horses have experienced large herd living. One time we bought two horses that had never been out of their stalls, except to be ridden in an arena or on trails through a sparsely populated neighborhood. In that case, nous comptons sur le reste de notre troupeau pour montrer les nouveaux chevaux à traverser l'eau,,en,manœuvrer à travers les trous et les rochers dans les prés,,en,et où trouver la grange quand ils disputèrent,,en,Nous préférons introduire les nouveaux chevaux du troupeau tandis que dans la prairie,,en,Nous pouvons les garder à l'corrals voisins pendant deux heures pour renifler le nez et d'apprendre que l'autre sont là,,en,il y a un coffre-fort,,en,toute clôture en bois entre les deux groupes à ce moment-NO WIRE que celui est une recette pour des chevaux blessés.,,en,Maintenant, la circonscription commence,,en,Ensuite, la circonscription commence,,en,et qui est quand nous commençons à en apprendre davantage sur les chevaux que nous avons achetés,,en,et les exposer à toutes les choses Vee Bar,,en,nous revendra le cheval à quelqu'un que nous nous sentons va en bénéficier,,en,Les chevaux sont souvent Bar Vee sous-estimé,,en, maneuver through the holes and rocks in the meadows, and where to find the barn when they are wrangled. We prefer to introduce the new horses to the herd while in the meadow. We may keep them in neighboring corrals for a couple hours to sniff noses and learn that each other are there. (Note, there is a safe, tall, all wooden fence between the two groups at this time—NO WIRE as that is a recipe for some injured horses.)

Now the Riding Begins

Then the riding begins, and that is when we start to learn about the horses that we have purchased, and expose them to all things Vee Bar! We take them on rides in the meadows and see how they react to seeing our trails for the first time, how they handle water crossings, and if they easily and calmly walk, trot, and lope. We do not put guests on them until we feel VERY comfortable with them and feel like we know them well. If we do not know the horse well, it is harder to tell a guest how to ride it when all we have to go on is the body-language that the horses is exhibiting.

The Vee Bar takes great pride in its’ horse herd. It may not come as a surprise to hear that there are quite a few horses that we purchase that never become guest horses. We hold our horses to high standards. After a period of time, if we feel that the horse will not ever become a dude horse, we will resell the horse to someone that we feel will benefit from it. The Vee Bar horses are often under-appreciated, mais ils pourraient sans doute être l'atout le plus précieux ranch,en!!

Draft Horses at the Vee Bar Posted March 22, 2017

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Goliath and Decker’s Story

Less than 100 years ago, America relied heavily on horses for transportation and work. With the invention and widespread use of cars and tractors, the need for horses greatly diminished. Maintenant, farms and ranches that use draft horses for work are rarely found, and the hobby is described as a lost art. Cependant, there is still a nostalgic feeling that most of us get when we see a strong team of sturdy horses pulling a wagon, or decked out in their flashy harness.

Goliath and Decker

You can imagine when the Vee Bar wranglers catch two huge Percherons, harness them up, and hook them onto a wagon, guests are quite awed by the… well, awesomeness… of the team! The Vee Bar Percherons tower over the other horses in the corral, and they are not hard to spot, because of their pure black color, and their sheer size. These big dudes go by the names Goliath and Decker. No, their names don’t go together like most team horses do, like Butch and Sunny, or Daisy and May, or Sampson and Goliath, or Black and Decker. These guys don’t have matching names because their story is somewhat unique.

We purchased Goliath with his partner Sampson when they were 3 et 4 ans. Brent and Kari put a lot of time and work into making them a great team, and they were young enough that they needed regular work. Kari and Brent took them to Colorado when they lived there in order to work with them consistently through the winter. Both horses, but especially Goliath, would lunge into the harness when he was first hooked to the wagon so the start was a bit rough! They did not like to stand still while they were hooked onto something either. Kari and Brent hooked Sampson and Goliath to every piece of farm equipment that was available—plows, wagons, drags, et plus! The horses would work up a good sweat and then Kari and Brent would make them stand… and stand… and stand. Eventually they came to appreciate standing more. By the following summer, Sampson and Goliath and Kari and Brent were a great match. Cependant, in his free time Sampson was a regular Houdini and eventually, he got himself into a mess he could not get out of, and Kari and Brent could not help.

Goliath and Waylon, partners for three years

The search was on for a new team, or a new partner for Goliath. Sometimes it is quite difficult to pair two horses together and expect them to be a team, unless they have worked together since a young age. Goliath ended up getting matched with two or three more partners. Although they pulled okay together, they were certainly not friends and they did not socialize in the same “circles” when they were turned out. (Yes, horses do that!) To complicate matters, Goliath had two abscesses two summers in a row. We decided that it was time to get a new team, so we purchased a very gentle team, Black and Decker. Black was older than Decker but both were very nice, middle-aged horses, which now matched Goliath’s age. We wasted no time hooking them up, and getting to know them once we had them at the ranch. Black ended up with a condition that was treated by an equine chiropractor. The condition caused dis-coordination in his legs which made it unsafe for him to be hooked to a wagon. One day, out of urgent necessity, we decided that we needed to use Goliath and Decker together and try to make them a permanent team. It was quickly apparent that Goliath had finally found his new team mate, who was also his friend. These guys have been paired together for three years now and they get along, both while hitched to equipment and out in the meadows! So, that’s the story about how Goliath and Decker came to be!

Le bar Vee propose des promenades en chariot hebdomadaire dans le cadre du paquet ranch d'été,en. To learn more about wagon rides the rest of the year, view information here.

Video Contest!! Posté Janvier 26, 2017

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Send us your best Vee Bar Guest Ranch video for our first video contest! A winning video will be selected in each of the following categories: Kids Say It Best, Life’s Special Moments, Laughter is the Best Medicine, and People’s Choice. The winners will receive a $200 credit to use towards a stay at the Vee Bar. The winning video will be added to our Vee Bar You Tube Channel and will be featured in our newsletter, Hoofprints! It is likely that video submissions will fit in more than one category, so it will be judged in the category that we determine to be the most fitting. The top five videos (across any/all categories) will be selected to be judged for the People’s Choice Award.

 

Contest Rules:

  • Deadline to submit videos: Septembre 15, 2017
  • Videos must be in .mov or .mp4 format when they are submitted.
  • Videos must be no longer than 3 minutes in length.
  • Prize vouchers expire 9/1/2018.
  • Les gagnants seront annoncés avant Octobre 1 via le blog Vee Bar et dans le numéro d'Octobre du bulletin électronique, “Hoofprints.”
  • Les vidéos nominés pour le choix du peuple seront sélectionnés à la mi-Octobre, then voting will go live to determine the winner. Choix gagnant populaire sera annoncé en Novembre.
  • Videos do not need to be filmed at the Vee Bar, but they need to be about the Vee Bar.
  • There is no cash value for the $200 voucher; it must be used towards lodging at the Vee Bar. The voucher can’t be used towards merchandise.
  • One video entry per household is allowed.

 

Here is what you need to do:

  • Start gathering and editing your favorite videos (maybe you want to enlist your kids to help!)
  • Submit your videos au concours par Septembre 15, 2017!
  • Stay tuned to see the selected winning videos!

 

**By submitting your video, you are giving the Vee Bar permission to use it in social media, on the Vee Bar’s website, and through any other channels the Vee Bar feels are appropriate.**

 

Submit videos to Dropbox at this link: https://www.dropbox.com/request/Ua41cJBFTOckFOd23Zbg

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Pour obtenir la nouvelle année a commencé sur le pied droit, Je pensais vous donner un aperçu sneak peek d'un grand projet que nous avons travaillé sur au cours des deux derniers mois! Les suites riveraines étaient dues pour une nouvelle literie, et dans certains cas, nouveau décor, et de nouveaux rideaux. Après avoir fait beaucoup de shopping autour, nous avons trouvé une sélection de literie de différents fournisseurs qui se conformaient avec notre thème de pays / cabine. Nous mettons que, ensemble, avec des rideaux sur mesure, taies d'oreiller, et les œuvres d'artistes locaux et nous avons des résultats très satisfaisants! Voici quelques photos de suite d'une rivière, tiré de mon téléphone il y a quelques jours.

Un lit Queen dans une suite de la rivière; nouvelle literie et les oreillers sur ce lit!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chaque suite dispose d'un coin salon; ce canapé antique a été reupholstered, ainsi que les oreillers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Il y a une chambre avec deux lits jumeaux dans chaque suite. Il y a de nouvelles couettes en peluche sous le couvre-lit sur de nombreux lits maintenant!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chaque salle de bains privative dispose d'un lave-linge et sèche-linge! Toutes les salles de bains ont un nouveau carrelage sur le sol et les nouveaux chauffe-cove, et des tapis devant les éviers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beaucoup d'autres mises à jour ont eu lieu aux logements du Bar Vee dans la dernière année. Dans les suites riveraines, les clients trouveront de nouveaux chauffe-cove dans les salles de bains, nouveau tapis dans la moitié des unités, nouveaux poêles à gaz dans certaines unités, nouveaux planchers de salle de bains, de nouvelles portes d'écran sur les cabines plus grandes, et plus.

La prochaine étape de ce projet est d'obtenir de superbes photos à partager avec vous sur notre site Web et, malheureusement,, qui est encore un travail en cours!

Le Vee Bar Guest Ranch est très fier de notre propriété, logements, et des services. Nous nous efforçons toujours pour le meilleur! Venez voir par vous-même! Contactez-nous pour vérifier la disponibilité, si vous êtes à la recherche d'une escapade de week-end rapide ou un équitation vacances! Nous sommes impatients de vous entendre!

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Si vous êtes comme des millions d'autres personnes, vous avez jamais connu un ranch avant, and if you are reading this you are intrigued by the allure of a western experience. Dude ranches became popular in the 1900’s when guests from the east, appelés dudes, came to visit ranches in the west to experience the ranching lifestyle. Guests would stay for weeks or months at a time before returning to the east coast, mais pas avant qu'ils aient fait des amitiés qui les garder et les générations futures qui reviennent depuis des années! Now times have changed and travel has never been easier. If a dude ranch experience was revitalizing in the mid-1900’s, it is exponentially more valuable in our fast-paced twenty-first century society. Demands are placed on us and our families now more than ever. We are perhaps the most connected, encore déconnecté, generation. Technology keeps us connected to each other, yet it’s the very thing that drives us into a secluded world of our own. If you don’t think a dude ranch vacation is for you, voici pourquoi ce sont les vacances pour vous! expérience de l'équitation Vee Bar Guest et Dude Ranch

  1. "Rebranchement" avec le monde autour de vous et ceux que vous aimez. If you are one of those people who has to check your phone immediately when you get a notification of a text, email, ou un message Facebook, vous êtes probablement comme la plupart des autres Américains! And it’s probably true that most members of your family are the same way! How strange is it that we have hundreds of Facebook friends, mais beaucoup de gens pourraient courir dans ces amis à l'épicerie et ne serait pas dire salut? There is rien that compares to personal relationships. With no televisions and limited access to internet and cell phone coverage, les familles doivent mettre de côté les téléphones et trouver quelque chose d'autre à faire! They soon find that possibilities are endless. When they aren’t out on a horseback ride, ils sont des tubes de la rivière, jouer des jeux de société, pêche, et plus. Parents who come to the Vee Bar Guest Ranch often say, «Je ne l'ai jamais vu mes enfants asseoir ensemble et jouer à des jeux ou des cartes bord!"
  2. Les enfants apprennent un nouveau genre de divertissement. Les parents qui je parle sur le téléphone inquiètent le plus souvent à propos de ce que les enfants vont faire, especially if they don’t really “take to” horseback riding. A dude ranch vacation is exactly the type of vacation those families need! Kids are too used to being entertained and not used to using their creative genius to find things to do. In Nature, les possibilités sont infinies et une fois que les enfants sont libres d'explorer, il est étonnant de voir ce qu'ils viennent avec! Usually kids (même ceux qui sont timides et peur de l'équitation) profiter de l'équitation beaucoup plus que leurs parents pensent! But, quand les enfants ne sont pas chevauchaient ils jouent tag, explorer le ranch, consacrer plus de temps à la grange avec les animaux, jouer au billard, tube de la rivière, jouant sur la balançoire, et puis soudain, il n'y a pas beaucoup de temps dans la journée!!
  3. Aventure! Fun est sur le menu à la Vee Bar Guest Ranch! Avec une gamme d'activités à faire, l'esprit aventureux peut saisir! Not only are there a lot of activities (et de nouveaux chaque saison), there are activities that many guests have never done before. Whether it is horseback riding, ball-trap, ou roping, guests are sure to experience something new and different. Whether it’s the thrill of having some risk involved, ou la concentration qu'il faut pour essayer quelque chose de technique (balancer une corde est pas aussi facile qu'il n'y paraît!) que suscite votre côté aventureux, you can do it at the Vee Bar. And, à quand remonte la dernière fois que vous avez essayé quelque chose de nouveau?
  4. Chevaux! A horse is a horse, droite? Think again! Maybe this should have been number one, mais beaucoup de gens ne seraient pas deviner que quand ils font leurs réservations! Visitors at the Vee Bar do not need to have any prior riding experience to have a successful riding vacation. The riding program at the Vee Bar is quite diverse, and suitable for everybody from beginners to advanced riders. With that said, the majority of guests have no idea what kind of bond they will create with their horse. Guests are matched with one horse for the duration of their stay and many of them think that their horse will be a mode of transportation from point A to point B. What they do not realize is the personality that the horse has, et ce qu'un ami leur cheval devient! Another blog topic will be more about the horses, because there really is a strict set of criteria that the Vee Bar uses to find and train good horses. More on that another time… Cattle expérience de travail au V Bar Dude Ranch
  5. Conseils directement de la bouche du cheval! Chaque été, sur 60-70% of business is made up of either guests who are returning for another visit OR people who heard about the Vee Bar from someone who has been to the ranch. So, quand je demandé à nos adeptes de Facebook ce qu'ils diraient les clients potentiels sur les principales raisons de visiter le Bar Vee, ils étaient heureux de carillon! Here is what a few of them said:

"Vous allez créer de merveilleux souvenirs qui resteront avec vous pour toujours! Cela et le fait que la nourriture est génial, les gens très accueillants et le paysage est à couper le souffle! Meilleures vacances!!! Aimez les Thompsons (Royaume-Uni) oops désolé que ce 4 (les raisons)!!"Le ~. Thompson

 

"Je suis assis ici avec mon père et son frère qui ont tous deux rejoint mon mari, nos trois enfants et ma mère sur notre voyage d'été à la barre de Vee. J'ai passé quatre ans à Laramie comme un gamin quand mon père travaillait à l'université. Il n'y a rien comme la beauté du Wyoming, en particulier, à cheval. Ma famille parle encore du «meilleures vacances que nous ayons jamais pris!’” ~L. Vargas

"Il est le plus bel endroit pour puiser dans votre intérieur cowgirl / cow-boy et rechargez votre esprit. De plus ayant monté beaucoup de chevaux dans ma vie, ils ont les meilleurs chevaux les plus sensibles partout. "~ T. Clark

Ce sont seulement les quelques premiers à réagir. There were SOOOO many more! To view them on Facebook, try clicking this link.

Il y a go! It doesn’t get any better than that!

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Western Photography Workshop
15% discount if you sign up by July 7!

The Vee Bar Guest Ranch is excited to announce the first annual Stoecklein Photography Workshop at the ranch September 23-26, 2016. Drew et Taylor Stoecklein sont célèbres photographes occidentaux et experts dans leur domaine. Le Vee Bar Guest Ranch est l'endroit parfait ouest, avec la rivière Little Laramie tissage son chemin à travers la propriété et la gamme Snowy Mountains en toile de fond. Ensemble, le Vee Bar Guest Ranch et Stoecklein Photographie offrent le meilleur des meilleurs!

The Vee Bar Guest Ranch, located in southeast Wyoming, 20 miles à l'ouest de Laramie, Wyoming, est un été ranch familial et un lit d'hiver et le petit-déjeuner. Le pavillon principal historique a été construit en 1891 as a stage coach stop. Maintenant, il y a un total de neuf cabines invités, en plus de chambres dans le bâtiment principal. cabines de charme avec des équipements modernes offrent aux clients le confort de la maison, et les eaux babillage Little River Laramie offrent la berceuse nocturne parfaite. Le pavillon principal sert de la salle à manger où vous pourrez déguster de délicieux repas cuisinés à la maison. Le John Wayne Saloon est un bar bien approvisionné avec une table de billard, jeux de société, et les cartes. Vous pourrez profiter d'autres activités et d'équipements sur le ranch, y compris un bain à remous extérieur, fers à cheval, archery, trapshooting, équitation, pêche, and other seasonal activities.

étudiants Stoecklein Photographie gagneront l'inspiration de Drew et Taylor Stoecklein pour capturer des cow-boys de la vie réelle et cowgirls dans un cadre authentique de l'Ouest. La fascination de David Stoecklein avec l'héritage élevage de l'Ouest l'a amené à se lier d'amitié, and subsequently photograph, the men and women still breathing life into the mythical figure of the cowboy. David’s passion for preserving the traditions and beliefs of the country’s honest, hard-working cowboys and cowgirls gradually earned him their respect. With that respect came an open invitation to share in their lives, and the great responsibility to honor their trust.

David has materialized the Spirit of the West for generations to come. He has preserved millions of images, produced many books, calendars, prints and cards. Now David’s sons, Drew et Taylor sont fiers de continuer à partager l'héritage de leur père. Drew Stoecklein a choisi un chemin qui l'a conduit à travers le monde sur des missions pour les clients commerciaux et éditoriaux, both as a cinematographer/photographer and as a sponsored athlete. Spending time behind the lens and also in front of the camera has given him a valuable perspective for capturing unique and eye-catching images. Drew’s first book, Seasons of the Steelhead, produced in 2011, received the coveted Best Book of the Year Award from the American Fly Fishing Trade Association. Drew’s biggest thrill is delivering unforgettable imagery to all of his clients.

Taylor Stoecklein grew up learning to love the ways of the western lifestyle. Having assisted his father on photo shoots from the age of 15, Taylor developed a passion for photography and capturing the American West through his own eyes. He combined his enthusiasm of the western way of life with his education by competing in rodeos throughout college while attending California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, Californie. Taylor then continued his education at Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, CA where he truly refined his photography skills. Taylor now travels the country taking photos for major companies.

To learn more and sign up for the first annual Stoecklein Photography Workshop at the Vee Bar Guest Ranch, click here!

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Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or an adventure-filled family vacation, the Vee Bar Guest Ranch has it all! The ranch’s location is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. With the Snowy Range Mountains at the doorstep, guests often take advantage of marked trails for hiking, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing. During the summer months guests can also mountain bike and fish mountain lakes and streams.

In the winter, families travel to this area of the Snowy Range Mountains for downhill skiing at the Snowy Range Ski Area and snowmobiling on some of North America’s best trail systems. The Vee Bar Guest Ranch is often used as a base for such activities. At the end of a day full of fresh, crisp air, guests can relax in front of the wood-burning fireplace in the main lodge or soak in the outdoor hot tub.

Coin salon dans le pavillon principal.

Guests commonly dine at the ranch in the evenings. Dinners are served off a menu on Friday and Saturday nights and buffet menus are served other nights of the week. Chef Dale has been cooking at the Vee Bar for almost seven years, and he will make sure you don’t leave hungry!

During the summer guest ranch season, Juin–Août, guests purchase an all-inclusive package. Although horseback riding is the main activity, there is plenty to do if you are not sure about riding! A six night package is the most common length of stay, and if guests are looking for some action-packed fun they will find it here! With that said, it should be mentioned that guests can do as much or as little as they like! There is something for everybody!

So, whether you are looking for a cozy cabin in the foothills or a summer vacation destination, the Vee Bar Guest Ranch has it! And, it’s waiting for you!

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Forfaits de ski sont de retour! Posted October 26, 2013

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The Vee Bar Guest Ranch is partnering with Snowy Range Ski Area to offer guests an unbeatable deal! Packages include lodging at the Vee Bar Guest Ranch, a full, hot breakfast each day, and lift tickets at Snowy Range Ski Area. After a day of skiing, guests can come back to the Vee Bar for dinner. Dîner reservations must be made in advance, and they are served buffet-style, family-style, or off the menu, depending on the number of people and the night of the week. Guests will also enjoy the Wyoming night-sky from the outdoor hot tub. The John Wayne Saloon is open for guests to enjoy a game of billiards, cartes, or other board games. To view ski package details, click here! It’s not too soon to think about your winter ski vacation! Opening day is November 29! Contact us now!