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Woods Landing Guest Cabin on the Big Laramie River

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Details
Property
cabin
Sleeps
8
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Cabin, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-8)

The River Guest House, one of several historic log cabins, at the Woods Landing Resort, is nestled in the cottonwoods, right on the bank of the Big Laramie River. This cozy cabin offers three bedrooms, one bath, newly remodeled (2011) full kitchen with cooking utensils and dishes, laundry room, and a large mudroom. The cabin is heated with a forced air furnace, along with a woodstove. The Big Laramie River is right out the back door and Jelm Mountain is across the road. Sit out on the front porch and watch the mule deer wander by, along with an occasional moose, elk, bobcat, coyote, or black bear. Mountain biking and hiking trails start on our property and head west, up the hill to join up with miles of trails and roads, in the Medicine Bow National Forest.

The Woods Landing Resort is a historic roadside retreat located at the base of the Medicine Bow Mountains, approximately 27 miles southwest of Laramie, Wyoming. Originally a saloon built by Colonel Samuel Wood in 1883, Woods Landing became a regular stop for lumberjacks, freighters and stage drivers because it was at the intersection of three roadways. In 1932, the owners built a dancehall and a few cabins for vacationers, including the River Guest House. The dancehall was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986.

Today the Woods Landing Resort offers a full service restaurant, bar and dancehall, as well as a general store, post office, and cabins. The bar and dancehall is a regular meeting place for area ranchers and dudes, who come from the entire Big Laramie River valley, to enjoy our Saturday night dances. The café serves up the best burgers, shakes, and pie in the Valley. Besides the River Guest House, other lodging at the Woods Landing Resort includes a new luxury log cabin duplex, six rustic log cabins, and 10 recreational vehicle spaces. In all, we can sleep about 36 people, in addition to recreational vehicle spaces so we are a perfect venue for family reunions, weddings, and just plain fun.

During the summer months, you can bird-watch, raft or fly fish on the river or on one of the numerous plains and mountain lakes, within 10 miles of Woods Landing. Lake Hattie is a favorite lake for windsurfing in the summer and ice-fishing in the winter. You can hike or bike right from your cabin or drive to one of many trailheads, within a 10-mile radius of the resort. There are also hundreds of miles of ATV roads close by. Hunting for elk and mule deer is a favorite part-time in the fall. During the winter months, there are miles and miles of groomed snowmobile and cross-country ski trails, just a few miles up the road. Laramie, home of the University of Wyoming, is only a short half hour drive from Woods Landing. Visit the many art galleries, museums, or the Territorial Park during an outing to town.

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Owner
Sue Spencer and Bill Sheehan
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 18, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for a most excellent time. My family Clan "the Planks" stayed at Woods Landing July 19 - July 26. My family stayed in the house. It was very clean and comfortable. The whole vacation was enhanced by your resort. Sitting around the camp fire with my brothers, sisters, children, grand children and parents will be remembered for the rest of our lives.



Thanks you.
Jul 2014
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(15 traveler reviews)

Woods Landing Guest Cabin on the Big Laramie River
average rating of 4.8 based on 21 reviews
5

Great trip!

  • 5 of 5

I feel like I really need to post that the pictures for this cabin do not do it justice. It is set up perfectly to accommodate a large group/family with the large kitchen and dining in the center of the cabin, a living area with fire stove, a second small living/seating area, an office, and a huge mud room with couch. There are three terrific sized bedrooms with full size beds, a nice bathroom, and outdoor area with grill. We had 6 adults, a 4yr old, an infant, and two dogs and it was more than enough room for an awesome family Christmas together. The only inconvenience was that we had no idea the store/gas station is closed for the season and the cafe was closed every day except the night we drove in. Completely understandable since it was a holiday weekend, it just would have been nice to know in advance and there was no mention on the website or confirmation email. Thank you so much to the owners! It's was a wonderful Christmas in your lovely cabin.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Very nice cozy cabin. There was plenty of room for everyone. We cooked our Thanksgiving Dinner there and had everything we needed. Everyone had a great time!

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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5

Beautiful historic cabin on the river

  • 5 of 5

This was the best place ever to stay-owners Sue and Bill were great to work with. Everything was clean and comfortable except the home made screens could have been better-many spaces, we had to leave the windows closed. The other problem we had were the vicious mosquitoes, we could not go outside at all without repellent on. I know they had some recent rains so that may account for it. For some reason flies were in the house on the second day after opening up the house, I know there wasn't anyone before us this was alittle crazy, swatting was not fun nor cleaning it up.

Location was great far away from everything but close enough to drive in or up to the mountains. Disappointed that the "Dance Hall" did not have a band or dancing that would have made the place, café and bar very cute and atmosphere was great!

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Denver, CO
4

Relaxing location

  • 4 of 5

Though the check-in process was a bit scattered and stressful, we overall enjoyed our stay. The cabin was a good size and was clean and comfortable. The area was remote, which was what we were looking for (our phones didn't have signal but we were ok with that!).

Be sure to check in with the owner in advance. We did not receive an email outlining what we needed to do upon arrival, even though our initial confirmation email said we would. We were able to touch base on the drive and we arranged to pick up the key at the cafe before 9:30 p.m. We arrived at 9:15 and the door was locked. After knocking multiple times, we were finally let in and were rudely given the key with instructions on where to go. It was not a great start to our trip.

  • Submitted: Apr 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're sorry for the confusion during check-in. Part of the problem is VRBO's confusing process when a customer pays online. I'm so sorry that you were confused because I was too. Because VRBO has now started charging a "service fee" to renters when they book online we are going to discontinue the online payment option with VRBO. Future renters can book directly with the owners to avoid the service fee. As far as rudeness on the part of our employees, we sincerely apologize and will remedy the situation immediately. Thanks for staying with us.
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3

Nice, rustic place

  • 3 of 5

We liked it but it was pretty pricey.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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Fairfield, California USA
5

Delightful Destination

  • 5 of 5

I highly recommend the Guest House on the river. Grandma (that's me!), Mom, teenage Grandson and family dog loved our stay. Hiking, panning for gold, bird watching, photography, and fabulous stargazing conditions kept us busy, and the wonderful accomodations were really a big plus. The cafe serves a great steak and the pie is super! No breakfast, though - and you will want to pack lunches to take out into the amazing countryside, so bring food. The big, comfy kitchen has everything you will need for storage and food preparation.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the great review. The cafe does serve breakfast but only on Sundays from 8 to 11. We hope to be able to take reservations for breakfast on other days in the near future. Sue
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Map

Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Laramie
Nearest Barpub
Woods Landing Bar and Dancehall
Nearest Motorway
Wyoming Highway 230
Nearest Restaurant
Woods Landing Cafe
Nearest Ski
9 Miles
Chimney Park Cross Country Trails

Bird-watching, ATV-ing

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Rates & Availability

Woods Landing-Jelm Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Fall
Dec 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$150
$725
$2,175
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$175
$875
$3,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Woods Landing-Jelm Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
  • 1 story
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Double Beds (3)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • snowmobiling
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Property is located near the historic Woods Landing Dance Hall and country store, which offers a full time restaurant, lounge, and weekend entertainment

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