New Haven Ranch
The New Haven Ranch is a family-run working cattle ranch on the edge of the Black Hills situated on the grounds of an old ghost town in Northeastern Wyoming.
A Wyoming family run working ranch near the Black Hills which takes in guests of all riding abilities 16+
Riding is in the center of all the activities on the ranch. When not moving cattle to a different pasture, you will check fences and reservoirs, look for strays or practice "roping" and "cutting". And sometimes they just ride for fun. The horses are trained the Parelli way (natural horsemanship) which allows for a better communication with the horses and makes riding safer for you.
This ranch takes a small number of guests who are welcome to participate in all ranch activities,become part of the team and participate in real ranch work. Here they ride at all three gait.
The New Haven Lodge has five comfortable rustic bedrooms, each with it's own bath room. . A furnace and a wood stove provide warmth on cooler days. On hot days, the central air conditioning can be turned on.
The Lodge house has been rebuilt and all rooms have their own bath room.A brief description: room 1 (upper story): 1 Queen bed and 1 Twin bed with bathroom. 2 (upper story): 1 Queen bed with bath ; room 3 (upper story): 2 Twin beds with bath ; room 4 (lower story): 1 Full bed and 2 Twin beds with bath; room 5 (lower story): 1 Queen bed and 1 Twin bed with bath.
There is an open kitchen which is attached to the dining and living area. Homemade breakfast and supper plus a lighter lunch. Snacks and drinks are available for everyone at all times. This ranch butchers its own cattle, lambs, goats, geese and ducks.
This ranch takes a small number of guests who are welcome to participate in all ranch activities,become part of the team and participate in real ranch work. Here they ride at all three gaits.
Riding is in the center of all the activities on the ranch. When not moving cattle to a different pasture, you will check fences and reservoirs, look for strays or practice "roping" and "cutting". And sometimes they just ride for fun. The horses are trained the Parelli way (natural horsemanship) which allows for a better communication with the horses and makes riding safer for you. If requested, they will organize a course with a certified Parelli instructor.
You don't have to be an experienced (Western) rider to visit the ranch. Even beginners can participate if they are fit, brave and willing to learn. Please note you should have ridden in all three gaits before and be able to sit in the saddle for up to three hours at a time.
South Dakota - About once a week they drive with the horses to South Dakota to help neighbours work cattle on the ranches they manage there. While New Haven and its surroundings offer many canyons, hills, plateaus, rimrocks, sagebrush prairie and trees, in South Dakota you will see the endless grass prairie as depicted in "Dances with Wolves".
*No guarantee because depending on weather and work / even though the terrain is easier than in New Haven, the distances are longer and often have to be covered in trot and canter, in specific cases we may decide to leave weaker riders at home.
The ranch provides a wide variety of countryside. You can hike and watch the abundant wildlife or go swimming, boating or fishing in the river . The trout taste great !
Non-riders who like to be away from it all, will also be able to enjoy this place. Just half an hour away is the US's first National Monument, Devils Tower. The ancient volcanic vent which was exposed by millions of years of erosion is the setting of many movies and a holy place for the Lakota Indians. The old gold digger town of Deadwood, the Harley Davidson mecca Sturgis and the famous presidential heads of Mount Rushmore can be reached in two hours or less.
When time and the season allow the ranch will visit rodeos, country dances and horse auctions with their guests. If you want to combine a ranch vacation with travelling through the Wild West, you should plan a trip to Yellowstone National Park in Western Wyoming, the Badlands in South Dakota or the battlefield on the Little Big Horn where in the 19th century General Custer and Chief Sitting Bull fought one last big battle
Last minute Wyoming Ranch special offer
20% Discount week of 26 May - 4 June 2017 £2328 pp single or double includes return flig...
20% Discount week of 26 May - 4 June 2017 £2328 pp single or double includes return flights from Heathrow to Rapid City via Chicago, one night hotel Rapid City (excludes $150 ranch transfer). No single supplement
All prices are per person unless otherwise specified. Please contact us to confirm the rates - 01798 865946.
We can tailor-make your holiday with flights, car hire, motorhome and city hotels.
Open from 20th May to mid October 2017. Stays are Saturday to Saturday
From 20th to 27th May & from 30th July to end of the season Double rate - £1312.00pp Single Rate - £1450.00
SPECIAL OFFERS 27th May to 3rd June: Doubles or singles - £1055.00pp
3rd June to 29th July Doubles or singles - £1185.00pp
Prices are for ranch stays from Saturdays for 7 nights with full board, riding, taxes and gratuities. A transfer can be arranged from Rapid City $150 return per person.
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