My cabin is currently closed to new reservations until mid May, 2016. It will re-open for the summer season.
My cabin is two story, with 928 sq ft of living space. On the ground floor is a bedroom with bunk beds, a small kitchen including a stove, refrig, all utensils & microwave, a bath with shower, the wood stove, and a living/dining area. The loft looks into the treetops and includes a TV area, sofa, futon, and bedroom. The interior is knotty pine, big windows, forest green plush carpet, moose towel racks, and a wood stove that opens for a screened fire.
The 8X20 deck includes a gas grill and lounging chairs with an open view to brilliant night time stars. A campfire grate is feet away from the deck. The private drive can accomodate 2 vehicles. Parking for trailers is within 1/2 mile.
The 1.25 acres allows for plenty of space between residents and the trees provide privacy.
Sitting on the national forestry boundary, my place is one step away from any mountain/wildlife activity.
Currently closed to new reservations until mid May, 2016.
Driveway access is now year round-neighbor maintains my road and drive during the winter snows.
Keywords: cabin, Ryan Park WY, Snowy Range Mountains, chalet, snowmobiling
My childhood summers were spent in the Rocky Mountains where I grew to love nature, wildlife, outdoor activities and camping. These activities bonded my family and I adopted the mountain lifestyle. As a professional, a get-away spot to reflect and renew was an ideal way to balance work and play. I bought, moved, and renovated a cabin from the YMCA of the Rockies, placed it on 1.25 acres of mountain forest, and now have a quaint, secluded spot in which to breathe and live life fully. Activities are abundant and renew my body and spirit. I love watching the wildlife which live and sing all around me. A wood fire or campfire warms me in a chill, the porch deck and pines cool me during a summer's eve. Larger communities of Laramie and Cheyenne are within a 2-3 hour drive so my place is an easy drive on a Friday afternoon. I have always admired the cowboy rugged way of life and our nearby communities feature rodeos, poetry readings, melodramas, parades, chariot racing, horseman competitions, ranger walks and talks. I've helped with cattle drives, sung in community concerts, floated the river, fished the streams, hunted elk, skiied the mountain trails, camped among the wildlife, reveled in the beauty around me, and now, want to share some of my wonder. It all keeps me young in body and spirit. I have been truly blessed and believe those that visit will leave with the same renewal.
Jean Lewis (owner) or Carol Beach (manager) purchased this cabin in 1999
One cannot surpass the beauty of the Snowy Range Mountains, part of the Rocky Mountain chain. Wyoming offers the pristine beauty from the advantage of more nature and wildlife, fewer people. My property sits within a small community, less than 200 people, yet is close to civilization. There are no crowds nor traffic jams. Stress melts away.
The best advantage of my surrounding area, the Snowy Range Mountains, is access to wildlife and nature with all the serenity that comes with a connection to the wilderness. It is an active way of life yet calms and connects to all within and around us. From the comfort of my home, I've watched fox scamper across the snow, moose munch on my willows, hummingbirds squabble for the feeder, deer quietly pick their way through the brush, squirrels steal the birdfeed, a small black bear run away up the hillside, and elk bellow their bugle. It is all free entertainment at my doorstep.
Jean was great to work with as always. Enjoyed the cabin, Ryan Park, and snowmobiling from the front door. Thanks Jean and we look forward to staying with you very soon.
The cabin was clean, spacious, and functional. It is a great location. It was 15 - 25 minutes to all the great hiking in the Medicine Bow range.
The owner is very nice. You may have to wait a little for her to respond, but it is worth it.
There are no curtains, but you don’t need them, because the houses are placed just right. Also the big windows allow for a great view into the trees and it was wonderful to lay in bed and gaze at the stars and enjoy the quiet. If you need it to be dark to sleep, you might need an eye mask.
There are lots of movies provided if you don’t want to watch TV. There is a ton of fire wood and we took advantage and made a nice stove fire one cool evening. We didn’t use the outside fire pit, but it looked well laid out.
The layout is a little awkward with the small (13 inch flat screen ) TV upstairs. It would probably be more usable downstairs in the living room. Also if you have small children or dogs, the railings on the loft and decks aren’t too child friendly. The shower has an aspirator so if you are looking for a powerful spray, you will not get it. Finally we were hoping to play in the 1+ acre yard. However, it hadn’t been mowed in a long time so it was not usable.
Overall though a very enjoyable stay and recommend the place.
We are a family of 4 with 2 kids (age 5 and under). This cabin felt like it was just plopped in the forest; meaning the forest comes right up to the door. It was easy to get to, but feels very secluded. The owner was out of town during our stay but a neighbor was there if we needed anything. Another reviewer said the road to the cabin was busy, but that they had stayed during hunting season. We saw a handful of dirt bikes and 4 wheelers during our stay and that was it. Very peaceful. And plenty of room for our family. A word of advice, I have a 3 year old not 1 year old but I do remember what they are like. If you have a toddler bring a baby gate to prevent them from getting up the stairs into the loft area. Also the cabin has many knick knacks; you might want to go through and put them in a safe place before letting your toddler run freely about.
Great cabin and owner. Very easy snowmobile access right in the snowy range. Highly recommended.
Nice cabin, owner went out of her way to accommodate our travel schedule. Rode our snowmobiles right up to cabin door. Helped make our trip very enjoyable.
We stayed in this cabin (large for a cabin) for 5 nights. The owner was really helpful with day trip ideas and knew all the great local spots to check out. This is a very nice place to stay. This cabin has plenty of furniture for a bunch of people. An extremely comfortable bed with heated mattress pad and you could look out the window while laying in bed and watch the stars. The wood stove was easy to light and provided excellent heat. All the appliances and utensils needed to cook anything. We had several deer right off the deck every morning. What a peaceful, quiet, comfortable place to stay. We'll be back!!
natural hot springs, ice fishing derby, chariot racing, woodchopper's jamboree, cowboy poetry readings/songs, outfitters, canoeing, river tubing
$50.00 non-refundable holding fee with a signed user agreement and remainder due upon arrival check or cash only.