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A Peaceful Mountain Retreat

Sleeps26
Bedrooms 8
Bathrooms4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

3 units - Main Lodge & 2 Cabins. Please contact us for avaliability!

Kingfisher Bend Ranch is named for both the presence of the unique Kingfisher bird and because of its unusually tranquil environment. The Ranch was created to provide guests the opportunity to enjoy a peaceful, beautiful and rather remarkable place away from the hustle of life.

Kingfisher Bend Ranch is situated at elevation 7,600 feet on nearly 1,250 secluded acres in the southwest corner of Wyoming on the north slope of the beautiful Uinta Mountains where some peaks exceed 13,000 feet in height. The Bear River winds through the middle of the ranch providing excellent, private, catch-and-release fly fishing for trout from mid-July through late October.

There are many wonderful activities available at the Ranch.These include guided horseback riding (free to guests), hiking, river and pond fishing, campfires, rowing or kayaking on the pond, swimming and exploring. The Ranch also has a basketball/pickleball court, a sand volleyball court, horseshoe pits, and a Frisbee golf course.

Kingfisher Bend Ranch is a working cattle ranch as well as a guest ranch. Livestock at the Ranch includes our small "fold" (herd) of photogenic, long-haired, long-horned, Scottish Highland cattle, our saddle horses, and the more common Black Angus beef cattle.

Throughout the year, the ranch is home to a many different guests; horses, mule deer, elk, moose, porcupines, cougars, foxes, bobcats, badgers, beavers, coyotes, skunks, raccoons, squirrels, chipmunks, bald eagles, golden eagles, owls, hawks, Canada geese, various ducks, great blue herons, belted kingfishers, sandhill cranes, lazuli buntings, crows, robins, hummingbirds, woodpeckers, swallows, bluebirds, chickadees, and more.

The 1.3 million-acre Wasatch-Cache National Forest is less than five miles from the ranch. It offers wonderful scenic drives, hikes, bike rides and ATV trails. Restaurants, bowling, theaters, shopping, and an 18-hole golf course are 25 minutes away in Evanston. A lake for water skiing and windsurfing is 15 minutes from the ranch.

The ranch buildings (including a barn) were built in 2001. Each unit has a full kitchen with granite counter tops. Guests provide and prepare their meals. Linens are provided. The guest portion (2,100 s.f.) of the Main Lodge has two full bathrooms and sleeps 12 in four bedrooms (one bedroom with queen bed, one bedroom with two twin beds and two bedrooms each with two bunk beds). There is also a sofa sleeper for an additional 2 guests. The Main Lodge has a piano; a recreation room with foosball, ping-pong, and satellite TV; a washer and dryer; and an outdoor propane grill. About a five-minute walk from the Lodge are two (900 s.f.) Pond Cabins on the edge of a 1.4 acre pond stocked with trout. Each has a full bathroom, two bedrooms, and can sleep six (two in a queen bed, two in two twin beds and a pullout queen sleeper sofa).

Horseback riding is not available on Sundays. There is no charge for ranch activities. Horseback rides are led by the ranch manager. A liability release form must be signed to participate in ranch activities.

The VRBO calendar may not show proper availability because the 3 units may be booked separately. Please contact us for more accurate available dates.

Keywords: Guest Ranch with 4BR 2BA lodge (sleeps 12) and two cabins each 2BR 1BA (each sleeps 4). Fly fishing. Horseback riding. Near Salt Lake City. Cabins.

More Details

Property Manager
Ranch Managers Brian & Teresa Robinson
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 11, 2017

About Ranch Managers Brian & Teresa Robinson

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.

Ranch Managers Brian & Teresa Robinson purchased this cabin in 2001

Why Ranch Managers Brian & Teresa Robinson chose Wyoming

Peace. Quiet. Tranquility. 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 cabin 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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Amenities

Evanston Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 26
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 8 Bedrooms, Sleeps 26
  • Main Lodge bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Main Lodge bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    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
  • 2 Portable Baby Cribs available, Sofa Sleeper in each unit
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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A Peaceful Mountain Retreat
average rating of 5.0 based on 20 reviews
5

Beautiful and Scenic

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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: Jun 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

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 pond...like 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: Jun 2015
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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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Map

Nearest Airport
110 Miles
Salt Lake City
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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Damage Deposit $450

You may book a single unit for less, rather than the whole ranch. The standard price for one Cabin is $1,575 for 5 nights. The standard price for the Main Lodge is $2,730 for 5 nights. Main Lodge sleeps 14, East Cabin sleeps 6, West Cabin sleeps 6.

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

Please ask the manager or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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