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Elegant & Secluded: 300 Acre Lazy Spring Ranch. Spectacular!

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The Big Horn Mountains. View to the southeast from the house.


Last updated: 04/26/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:14
  • Bedrooms:6
  • Bathrooms:5.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

House, 6 Bedrooms, 5.5 Baths, (Sleeps up to 14).

Our elegant, 6 bedroom Vacation House is located on a 300-acre, active cattle ranch. The 1000 foot tall mountain behind the house sits on 45,000 acres of BLM land. The main view is a 180-degree view of the 7,500 foot-tall, west-face of the Big Horn Mountains (a 3,500 foot rise above the valley and only 4 miles away). 10,000 foot tall peaks can be seen behind the front ridge. The house is surrounded by a working cattle ranch with a barn, fields, cattle, and another home (400 yards away, occupied by a family so you don't feel totally alone.) The house is fabulous for family gatherings and small retreats.

Rates included on this site are for 6 bedrooms, but may be prorated for smaller groups needing either 4 or 5 bedrooms. Spring, Fall and Winter rates are lower.

The house is arranged to accommodate both families and groups of unrelated individuals. The first floor provides kitchen, dining, and living space along with the standard Master Suite with King-size bed, jetted bath and shower. The second floor offers a sitting room and three bedrooms (one with King-size bed and private bath; the other two bedrooms offer twin beds, 2 in each, and a shared bath). The basement provides a large Bedroom with 2 Queen-size beds with a bathroom suite (separated shower, toilet, and sink areas) and a second bedroom with 2 Twin-sized beds and bath. Stow-away beds in each of the bedrooms with King-size beds provide separate beds for non-related adults. The house sleeps a maximum of 14 people. Down comforters, Pendleton blankets, and soft sheets envelop visitors in luxury.

A Conference/Game room (8-seat poker table) is available on the lower level. Other amenities include a security gate, in-house monitored security system that including outside cameras, and the services of our hostess, Laura, who will greet you and answer your questions about the house, the ranch, and the local area.

Vacations at our ranch may be quiet, but they are never boring. Local activities include hiking, fly-fishing, photography, hunting, off-road and snowmobile fun in the Big Horn Mountains. The Big Horn Mountains offer plenty of activities far from the madding crowds. You may also choose to take a day trip to Yellowstone Park, one of America's greatest treasures. Regardless, when you return at night, the house offers a plethora of family and group activities, including traditional and video games, relaxing in our steam spa, sauna, or hot tub, music, gourmet cooking and even a game of pool or shuffleboard in the furnished (heated plus kitchenette) barn.

Keywords: Elegant, Secluded, Ranch, New Construction, Gourmet kitchen, Hot tub, Steam shower, Conference room, Hiking, Photography, Paleo-American sites, Fly-fishing, Hunting, Snowmachine, Quiet, Horseback riding, Big Horn Mountains, Shell Valley, Security, Lazy Spring Ranch, Wyoming
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Member since: 2011

Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 50%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 6000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 14
  • Events Allowed
  • Children Welcome:

    Games and recreation are youth-friendly, with games, puzzles, child-friendly videos. The house is not 'baby-proof.'...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


Bedrooms: 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 14

  • Bedroom 2: 1 king

    Private Bath, located on second floor above Master Bedroom....moreless

  • Bedroom 1: 1 king

    Master Bedroom with private bath and balcony....moreless

  • Bedroom 3: 2 twin/ single

    Second floor, Shared bath. ...moreless

  • Bedroom 4: 2 twin/ single

    Beds are antique 3/4 beds (almost full size), shared bath....moreless

  • Bedroom 5: 2 twin/ single

    Bath is private at night, located on lower level....moreless

  • Bedroom 6: 2 queen

    Large private bath suite, located on lower level....moreless

  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (4), Baby Cribs (1) Not provided but available through most auto-rental companies....moreless

Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower, jetted tub

    Master: Shower and toilet separated by door from tub & sinks...moreless

  • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower

    Second Floor King BR; Lighted makeup mirror....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet

    First Floor, serves living space....moreless

  • Bathroom 3: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Second Floor; serves 2 Bedrooms; Lighted makeup mirror. ...moreless

  • Bathroom 4: toilet, shower

    Lower Level: Separte rms for shower & toilet; lighted mirror...moreless

  • Bathroom 5: toilet, shower

    Lower level: steam shower; lighted mirror....moreless

  • All baths have tile or hardwood floors; most have double sinks; all are well lighted and have complimentary toiletries, hairdryers, plush towels and bathmats. Each bedroom has 2 generous robes....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Shell Valley and Wyoming are the West as it is imagined to be; it is quiet, wide open and far away. Yet offers comforts and activities that a pioneer couldn't imagine. It is a wildlife and birder - and thus photographer's paradise. The Big Horn Mountain, the Big Horn Canyon NRA and the archeological sites are national treasures that are overlooked by commercial America. ...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games:

    Table games and patio games; 8-seat poker table. ...moreless

  • Music Library
  • Pool Table:

    Located in furnished & heated Barn; table shuffleboard, with half-bath and kitchenette with refrig and counter-top burner. Heated....moreless

  • Satellite / Cable:

    Direct TV...moreless

  • Stereo:

    In wall speakers serve recreation space, and main floor Living, Dining, and Kitchen....moreless

  • Television:

    48' HD in recreation room, HD in Kitchen, std in Master Bedroom....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library


  • Away From It All
  • Family


  • Churches
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Museums
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    180-degree view of Big Horn Mountains and Shell Valley which rise to between 9,000 & 10,000 feet a mere 5 to 8 miles away. The view is sublime....moreless

  • Rural:

    The ranch backs up to 45,000 acres of BLM land and lies within a green, quiet and private, agricultural valley. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowmobiling


  • Dining:

    Dining table seats 6 to 8, 2 drop-leaf tables seat 4 each. Side table and access to kitchen for serving dishes. Plenty of outdoor seating, at First Floor and lower levels. ...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 14 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available:

    The house offers a small computer and printer for visitors to use....moreless

  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace:

    (2) Main living space and lower level recreation room....moreless

  • Heating:


  • Internet:

    Computer available. ...moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    Down comforters, Pendleton blankets, soft sheets, and thick towels....moreless

  • Living Room:

    Connected to Dining & Kitchen; two-story windows with view of the mountains and valley....moreless

  • Mobile Phone:

    Cell Phone service available through booster within the house to Verizon customers. The area is remote. A cell phone is available upon request for use during stay....moreless

  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone:

    Land-line available for local calls....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    For bath and hot tub....moreless

  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet:

    Free Wi-Fi within the house. Served by Verizon (the only company that serves this region of Wyoming)....moreless

  • Wood Stove:

    In barn to heat recreation area - Pool table and kitchenette...moreless


  • Catering Available:

    Greybull, which is about 15 minutes away, has several restaurants who can cater lunch (pick up) and dinner (deliver to house). Please inquire for your specific needs....moreless

  • Coffee Maker:

    In-wall expresso and counter-top coffee makers....moreless

  • Cooking Utensils:

    A good selection of utensils, kitchen tools and knives. ...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

    Gourmet equipment including coffee/espresso-machine, wine cooler, and much more....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Salt, pepper, sugar. May request fresh groceries, to be delivered in advance of stay....moreless

  • Refrigerator:


  • Stove:

    Gas, five burner with overhead exhaust hood....moreless

  • Toaster:

    Standard kitchen small appliances: blender; coffee bean grinder; tabletop grill; food processor. ...moreless


  • Balcony:

    Master Bath....moreless

  • Boat:

    Trailered boats are welcome for use on the Yellowtail Reservoir in the Big Horn Canyon NRA. Ramp accessible....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Decks off of kitchen and Master Bedroom, plus expansive terrace on lower level: includes fire-pit, hammock, and plenty of seating for outside dining....moreless

  • Golf:

    Several 9 hole courses nearby and 18 hole in Cody. All are well maintained and fun for family golfers. Play among the antelope! ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Jetted Tub


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2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Tax Rate 7%


NOTE: OUR RATES VARY: by season (4 seasons) and the size of guest needs (4, 5 or 6 bedrooms). VRBO does not provide an variable options for owners. PLEASE visit our website: then press the Reservations tab for list of all rates.

Payment of one night to hold reservation; full payment 2 weeks in advance. All payments are non-refundable.

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Last updated: 04/26/2017
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65 Miles
Nearest Airport
Cody, WY
5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
The Antler Inn
5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 14
12 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Lisa's (in Greybull)

Car: Necessary

RATES: visit our website,

Shell Valley and the Big Horn mountains are fabulous for family and outdoor activities, lincluding off-road adventure (local rentals are available), hiking, fishing, and hunting. A short drive from the house, you'll find archeological and geological sites, waterfalls, hiking, off-road adventures, wildflowers and spectacular scenery that is excellent for photographers This is the West as pioneers saw it, but with comforts they never dreamed possible. Take a day to visit Yellowstone National Park via Chief Joseph's Trail which gives you the scenery of the park long before you enter it. You can visit the Red Gulch Dinosaur track site, hike to the Medicine Wheel, or fish in the clear waters of Shell Creek. An active dinosaur dig - during June and July - is just 2 miles from the house. Visiting Jim at his site is a must-do for school age kids. For more information about activities, see our website - lazyspringranch,com


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2006

About the owner: John, a dermatologist and Karen, a real estate property manager, love golf and travel whenever and where ever possible, having visited most of Canada, the US, and parts of Europe and Africa - Karen jokes that she was born with a passport in her hip pocket. As such, they understand the delight, joy, and enduring memories that an intrepid traveler savors long after returning home from a vacation spent in a quiet and secluded retreat.

Why the Owner Chose Greybull, WY, USA:
On a whim, two Southerners, who weren't known for being big outdoors folk, decided to try their hand at horseback riding and chose the Big Horn Mountains because her parents, who were both born into multi-generation Minnesota families, had described the mountains as one of America's understated-but-grand treasures. That first vacation led to a second, and before they knew it, the beauty and quiet of Shell Valley, nestled against the rocky western face of the mountains, had grabbed their hearts and wouldn't let go. And now it is their pleasure to share it with you.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
The quiet and solitude of the ranch grabs your soul while the 180-degree view of the Big Horn Mountains revives your spirit. A day spent with friends hiking, hunting, fishing, or traveling to Yellowstone nourishes friendships while the friendly and down-to-earth community of Shell welcomes you. Cares wander downstream with the cold, clear water of Beaver Creek while the chirping of birds and the lowing of cattle drowns out worry. Come, discover how 'quiet' feels.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within a few days
Response Rate: 50%
Calendar last updated: 04/26/2017

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  • The Big Horn Mountains. View to the southeast from the house.

    The Big Horn Mountains. View to the southeast from the house.

  • View of barn and Big Horn Mountains (northeast of the house)

    View of barn and Big Horn Mountains (northeast of the house)

  • Main Living Room

    Main Living Room

  • Master Bedroom (with view of doors leading to the deck).

    Master Bedroom (with view of doors leading to the deck).

  • Recreation Room in the Barn

    Recreation Room in the Barn

  • Fire-pit in lower terrace. View to northeast of Big Horn Mountains.

    Fire-pit in lower terrace. View to northeast of Big Horn Mountains.

  • Petroglyphs at Medicine Lodge

    Petroglyphs at Medicine Lodge

  • Riding in the Big Horn Mountains

    Riding in the Big Horn Mountains

  • Christmas at the ranch

    Christmas at the ranch

  • Stockings by the fire - Thank you, to Christmas guests.

    Stockings by the fire - Thank you, to Christmas guests.

  • Medicine Wheel Archeological Site

    Medicine Wheel Archeological Site

  • Welcome to Shell, Wyoming.

    Welcome to Shell, Wyoming.

  • Front (east) view of the House.

    Front (east) view of the House.

  • Kitchen and Dining Room

    Kitchen and Dining Room

  • Media Room

    Media Room

  • Barn Pool Table

    Barn Pool Table

  • Breakfast at the Lazy Spring Ranch

    Breakfast at the Lazy Spring Ranch

  • Grand Canyon of the Big Horn River, Big Horn National Recreation Area

    Grand Canyon of the Big Horn River, Big Horn National Recreation Area

  • Wild Mustangs, Pryor Mountain Wild Mustang Center

    Wild Mustangs, Pryor Mountain Wild Mustang Center

  • Christmas lights

    Christmas lights

  • House set against the hills in spring

    House set against the hills in spring

  • The Canyon of the Big Horn River

    The Canyon of the Big Horn River

VRBO #337135

This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Friday, April 28, 2017

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