Comfortable, modern Guest House on a small (240 acre) horse and cattle ranch. Enjoy the panoramic views from the front porch of the Beartooth and Absaroka mountains as well as Heart Mountain to the south. Kick back and spend time watching the wildlife - eagles, hawks, antelope, white tail and mule deer are frequently on the property, and the occasional coyote passes through. Fishing on the Clark's Fork River is nearby as is hiking in Clark's Fork Canyon and other mountain trails. Look for elk, mountain goats, big horn sheep and bear in the nearby mountains. Cody and Powell are each 30 miles away, the scenic Chief Joseph Highway is 15 miles away and takes you to the Northeast entrance of Yellowstone after a breathtaking mountain drive. (You may see more wildlife on this drive than in the park!).
The cabin is available during winter months and conveniently located 1.5 hours from Cooke City and 'Top of the World' snowmobile trails.
Bring your horses on vacation with you - there are corrals and pasture available and numerous trail rides locally, ranging from mountain terrain to 'old west' badlands.
This home offers a fully equipped kitchen, and two bedrooms (one with a Queen bed, the other with a Double/twin bunk) and a double futon in the main room. There is also a washer and dryer in the house.
We are happy you have chosen to visit Clark, Wyoming for your vacation. Below are a few notes regarding the Guest House and Clark to help make your visit more enjoyable.
This is a working ranch and people will be coming and going to check on the animals
and watering. Feel free to hike around and enjoy the place, but please be aware that the horses and cattle are all large and unpredictable. The horses in particular can be very enthusiastic about visitors and some nip when they want attention. They are best petted over the fence for your own safety. They mean well, but can be pushy.
We have 240 acres, 120 on each side of the gravel road after you enter the ranch. The property is contained by almost totally uninterrupted barbed wire fences on all four sides (one gate in the SW corner, and one in the SE corner). Enjoy hiking around the property but remember this basic rule: if you find a gate open, leave it open. If you find a gate closed, leave it closed.
There are several waterways and 'ponds' on the property. None of these are natural - they are all man-made irrigation features. We would not recommend swimming or letting animals or children play in these.
WILDLIFE: There are pronghorn antelope and deer (white tail and mule) on the property. They tend to hang out in the Southeast area when they are not eating in the large field to the front. Deer and antelope abound! In the sky you will likely see red tail hawks, golden eagles, crows, geese, sandhill cranes, chukkers and other smaller birds. We have never seen a bear on our land but they are reported along the river frequently. Two wolves were seen on the southeast pasture a few years ago. Please realize you are literally on the edge of a state forest and in the Yellowstone ecosystem. In the canyon there are
often mountain goats, big horn sheep and a mountain lion was recently spotted.
Absolutely NO OPEN FIRES. The environment is simply to dry and windy to take the risk.
Children/Pets - Please keep children and pets under your control and supervision at all times. There are rattlesnakes and other hazards. Dogs chasing wildlife is strictly prohibited in Wyoming.
Cell Service/WiFi - It is unlike either will be available at the Guest House. However, if you go to the back porch of the main house there is a cell booster right inside and you might get a signal.
Activities: If you like to fish, you can obtain a license at the Edelweiss on the main highway. There is a public access fishing area on the Yellowstone River on the Main Road you came in on.
The Clark's Fork Canyon has great hiking and fishing opportunities. If you would like a local 'guide' we have a good friend who would be happy to take you hiking and has extensive knowledge of the local area and mountains.