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A Peaceful Mountain Retreat - Horseback riding included in your stay! (May-Oct)

Bedrooms 8
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

All 3 units - Main Lodge & 2 Cabins. Fishing, horseback riding, hiking, etc.

Kingfisher Bend Ranch (KBR) was established in 2001 by Ted and Charlotte Jacobsen and their family. Brian Robinson manages KBR with the help of his wife Teresa and their daughters. 

KBR, with its 1,250 acres, is an ideal place for couples, families, reunions, retreats, training events and seminars. It has three guest units - the Main Lodge and two Pond Cabins. The Main Lodge has beds for twelve and each Pond Cabin has beds for four. Each unit is well equipped and tastefully decorated, so you can enjoy nature in a rustic setting without sacrificing comfort.

Activity options at KBR include guided horseback riding (free for guests), hiking, river and pond fishing, campfires, rowing or kayaking on the pond, swimming, biking, naps, and exploring. The ranch also has a basketball and pickleball court, a sand volleyball court, horseshoe pits, and a Frisbee golf course.  In addition, there is much to do in the nearby Uinta Mountains, in the Wasatch-Cache National Forest and in nearby Evanston, Wyoming.

KBR is a working cattle ranch as well as a guest ranch.  Livestock at the ranch includes a small herd of photogenic, long-haired, long-horned Scottish Highland cattle; saddle horses; and Black Angus beef cattle.

Once you’ve experienced KBR, you are likely to be a life-long fan. KBR is an annual pilgrimage for many. We would love to have you become part of the KBR family. Contact us soon to schedule your visit!

Lodging information -

Kingfisher Bend Ranch offers three comfortable units. Rent one, two or all three units for your vacation, business meeting, family reunion, etc.  The ranch is equipped with phones, voice mail, and an intercom system between each unit. All units are equipped with a CD player, books, some games, all linens - including bedding and towels, and a portacrib for infants.

The Main Lodge has all the conveniences of home including a Game Room,  a fully equipped kitchen, a spacious dining area with an electric piano and two dining tables making it ideal for gathering your family or group for meals and meetings. The Main Lodge also has satellite TV and wireless internet to keep you connected to civilization (only if you want to be, of course).  Other Main Lodge features:

Four bedrooms with beds for 12 people. Two bedrooms are equipped with two bunk-beds each; one bedroom has two twin beds; and one bedroom has a queen bed. Also, there is a queen size sofa-sleeper in the Game Room.

The first floor of the Main Lodge and the bathroom on the first floor are handicap accessible.

Complete laundry facility with washer and dryer

Two full bathrooms

The Game Room has a ping-pong table, foosball table, a small television, assorted toys and coloring books.

A five minute walk from the Main Lodge are two Pond Cabins situated next to a 1-1/2 acre pond stocked with trout. The cabins are generously spaced apart to provide privacy and a sense of seclusion. They each have:

A fully equipped kitchen and dining area

Two bedrooms with beds for four people. The master bedroom features a queen bed and the second bedroom is equipped with two twin beds.  Also, there is a queen size sofa sleeper in the main room. 

A Jotul gas burning heater      

One full bathroom

The East Pond Cabin has rich red highlights, hickory floors, and granite counter tops. The West Pond Cabin is appointed with moss green highlights, hickory floors, and granite counter tops.  



More Details

Property Manager
Ranch Managers Brian & Teresa Robinson
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2018

Why Ranch Managers Brian & Teresa Robinson chose Evanston

Peace. Quiet. Tranquility.

The ranch is family-owned. It is not a motel. It is a special place with only three units where guests can unwind, escape from city life, find solitude and rejuvenation, have special experiences, enjoy memorable encounters with 'nature', and, at the end of their stay, feel that it was a wonderful vacation.

KBR is a great place to stay and play. A quick getaway close to Salt Lake City, Park City and Ogden. We have excellent activities including horseback riding, kayaking and fishing to name a few, all included with your reservation. We're located at the base of the Uinta Mountains, where there are over 400 miles of ATV trails on thousands of acres of National Forest.

What makes this lodge unique

Beautiful cabins. Wildlife. Exceptional fly fishing in season. No charge for guided horseback rides. Solitude - near a highway but once you are settled in, you will feel as though the 'world' is many miles away. 1,250 acres creates an excellent world of its own. A broad array of enjoyable activities (and some excellent porches on which to sit and do nothing).

Guestbook comments from the manager

It is a bittersweet moment as we pack up and head home. We forget that a beautiful and tranquil place like this exists. Our family had a wonderful time.
Oct 2008
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Evanston Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 10:00 AM
  • /
  • Check-out: 8:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 26
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Enjoy your stay, but as you do, PLEASE take good care of the property. It is part of a dream. It is not a budget motel.
  • Due to risks involved in some of the activities at KBR, our insurance carrier requires us to have guests sign a Liability Release.
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Main Lodge bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , wheelchair accessible, shower chair available
    Main Lodge bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    East Cabin bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    West Cabin bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 4
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • Main Lodge bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Main Lodge bedroom 3 - 2 bunk bed
    Main Lodge bedroom 4 - 2 bunk bed
    East Cabin bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    East Cabin bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    West Cabin bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    West Cabin bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Main Lodge bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • 2 Portable Baby Cribs available, Sofa Sleeper in each unit
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
Horseback riding, private fishing pond with rowboat and 2 kayaks, Frisbee golf course, pickleball, horseshoes, sand court volleyball, 2+ miles of private river fly fishing, great birds and wildlife, solitude, and more! All free.


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A Peaceful Mountain Retreat - Horseback riding included in your stay! (May-Oct)
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews

Beautiful and Scenic

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay. Horse rides were perfect and the sunsets are even better!

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our vacation at Kingfisher.

  • 5 of 5

We had such a wonderful time at our family reunion!!! The accomodations were superb. The managers treated us like family.

When we asked for anything, the managers were both there to help us

with anything we needed. The activities were fun and we always had something to do. It was fun and relaxing.

  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best vacation ever!

  • 5 of 5

Kingfisherbendranch was amazing! I would recommend it to any and everyone wanting to get away from the city life, and have as much or as little excitement as you want. We couldn't have asked for better managers and friends with Josh and Em. Better people don't exist in this world. There was a lot to do the whole time there, and it was very relaxing. I don't think there is a better place to spend time at a home away from home. I was and am still sad to have left such a nice, beautiful, and peaceful area.

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Greenwood, IN

Awesome Family Reunion!

  • 5 of 5

Kingfisher Bend Ranch was perfect for our family reunion! There was plenty to do for everyone, every age; we never left the ranch for the week. Highlights were riding the horses (the scenery was incredible!), kayaking on the Bear River, swimming/kayaking/playing in the pond, playing pickleball, frisbee golf, roasting marshmallows around the campfire, and just hanging out and playing games. Josh and Emilie, the ranch managers, were great - very friendly, very accommodating. I highly recommend it!

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great quiet ranch getaway

  • 5 of 5

this was a perfect fit for my siblings and me, with all our families. Each little cabin fit a 6-7 person family great. Plenty of room and kitchen needs and such. And those are located right at the a Walden Pond getaway.

The main lodge was good for our needs. We enjoyed playing pickleball and seeing the cows, cats and chickens roam around in the woods. Riding horses was nice, though we got there friday and many left monday, so there was only really saturday to ride. Overall, it had a nice relaxing feel, but with some casual activity options in case you need a little more than nature offers.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Family Fun

  • 5 of 5

A beautiful, serene place to get away from the routines of life. A perfect place for our family group with children aged 3 and up, teens, adults and grandparents. There is lots of things for everyone to do. No need to leave the ranch, although that is an option. The lodging is clean, beautifully furnished, spacious, and well stocked with the necessities you need to live away from home. [bring your own food & towels for the pond] Riding horses, kayaking on the pond, playing in the forest, seeing wildlife, along with being around the campfire, were the most popular things with our group. However, the porches invite you to just sit and enjoy the beauties that surround you. Our favorite part was the ranch managers. They are so fun to be around. They went above and beyond to make sure everyone was able to participate, and have fun, in any of the available activities. They treated us like family. Thanks for an awesome week at the ranch! We didn't want to say good-bye! Many want to live there! We will certainly be back!!!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
110 Miles
Salt Lake City
Nearest Barpub
23 Miles
Evanston, WY
Nearest Restaurant
23 Miles
Evanston, Wy
Car: necessary

Fly fishing along the Bear River is excellent! The private pond is stocked with trout and available for guests to fish.

Hunting (bow and rifle) for deer, elk and moose can be arranged through the hunting company R&K Hunting. They have exclusive hunting rights on the property.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $450

You may book a single unit for less, rather than all 3 cabins. The standard price for one Cabin is $360 per night. The standard price for the Main Lodge is $625 per night. Main Lodge sleeps 14, East Cabin sleeps 6, West Cabin sleeps 6.

Additional Discounts available:
10% Off stays longer than 5 nights
10% Off Fall Season - Aug 20-Oct 31

Reservation Deposit Refund Policy:
•More than 90 days before arrival: 90% refund
•Between 90 and 60 days before arrival: 50% refund
•Less than 60 days before arrival: non-refundable

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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