Wyoming Holiday Guest Ranch

Don’t just visit the west . . . live it!
Now that you’ve reserved your week at the TX Ranch, please allow us to give a few suggestions for clothing and camping gear

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What to bring
Please keep in mind that spring and fall weather can be a bit cool, especially at night. This list of suggested items will help keep you warm and comfortable during seasonable weather.
• Warm sleeping bag and warm, comfy sleep wear; optional extra blanket and/or pillow
• Warm, wind or weather-resistant coat, hat, gloves, warm socks, neck scarf; optional rain poncho
• Dark quilted or thick warm shirt that’s easy to brush off
• Cowboy boots or slick-soled boots with good, safe, stirrup heel; an extra pair of sturdy, comfortable shoes for camp
• Wide-brimmed hat and/or billed cap
• Water bottle with nylon pouch and easy tie options
• Small, non-floppy saddle bag or nylon zip bag to carry water and snacks
• Water bottle with nylon pouch and easy tie options
• Flashlight, lantern, batteries, candles, matches
• Light, inexpensive throw rug for tent floor
• Towel, wash cloth, soap, toothpaste, shampoo, mirror, comb
• Solar-heated shower bag (about $8 at a camp store, K-Mart, Wall-Mart, etc.)
• Sunscreen and lip screen
• Wet wipes, Kleenex, two plastic bags for laundry and trash
• Camera, film and lots of batteries!
• Special personal items such as diet foods, snacks, beverages, cigarettes, or personal first-aid items
• Duck tape! Many uses, including protecting sore leg areas

Should you find it difficult to find any of these items, Billings has several camping, western wear and ranch outfitter stores.
• Connolly’s Saddlery: provide free transportation to and from their store, no obligations! 877-252-3312; 406-252-3312; www.connollysaddlery.com
• Big “R” Store: 406-652-9118
• Lou Taubert’s: 406-254-2248

 

Cow camps and facilities
Our authentic, scenic cow camps are set up to make you feel like part of the family and one of the cowboys. Make yourself at home in our log cabin—we offer wholesome, home-cooked, ranch-style meals, fresh drinking water on tap, and hot and cold drink mixes. Camping-style outbuildings include facilities for showering and toilet. You’ll sleep in outfitter-syle canvas wall tents, each with a heat stove, on good sturdy cots with thick foam mattress pads. Everything is set up for you to relax and enjoy the pleasures of camping in a scenic, remote, open-range setting. We’ll see you soon!

 

2013 rates
Except for the last two weeks of the season, our total rate per week is $1,495 (us). A deposit of $495 will confirm your reservation. The total rate per week for the last two weeks of the season is $1,500 with a $500 deposit. Deposits are nonrefundable, though we do try to help out if we get sufficient prior notification and are able to fill your spot. The balance is due upon arrival. Please pay by money order, bank draft, travelers checks or wire. If you prefer to pay by check, please do so not less than 45 days in advance of your arrival.
A release form signature is required at arrival. Guests 18 years and under require parent signatures at the time of booking.

 

Transportation
We include free transportation to and from Billings, Montana. We will meet you on Saturday from 4:30–5:30 pm at the Billings Logan International Airport, the Clock Tower Inn or the Dude Rancher Lodge. We return to Billings the following Saturday at 1:00 pm, April–June; 12 noon, July–October.
Please arrange flights according to our schedule. Extended delays, extra trips or change of date will incur a separate courier fee. Early notice of delays is appreciated.

Contact our courier, Ralph
Obanion, at 406-252-3072 or
Loretta Tillett at the TX Ranch.

Hotels in downtown Billings
• Best Western Clock Tower Inn
800-628-9081; 406-259-5511

• Dude Rancher Lodge
800-221-3302; 406-259-5561
If you choose to stay at either motel, let them know you are a TX Ranch guest and you will receive a special reduced rate. For your convenience, you may keep your luggage at either motel lobby until our Saturday meeting time.