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Woods Landing Guest Cabin on the Big Laramie River

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Space 1,200 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

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.

Keywords: Cabin

More Details

Owner
Sue Spencer and Bill Sheehan
Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
50%
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 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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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

Amenities

Woods Landing-Jelm Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single , Cot in closet of bedroom 3
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Convertible bed(s) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , sleeper sofa in living room and large couch in sitting room
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
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

Reviews

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Woods Landing Guest Cabin on the Big Laramie River
average rating of 4.6 based on 26 reviews
4

Neat cabin right on the river

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Woods Landing. This place and the area has great nostalgic value for me and my family. We have been vacationing in the area for over fifty years, so they basically cant keep us away! The cabin is well situated in a shady spot directly on the Big Laramie river, so just step out the door walk a few feet and you are fly fishing for rainbow trout! Everything you need is provided in the cabin. Just when you think its not provided, open another cabinet or drawer and there it is! We definitely recommend this pretty and peaceful place. Now for a couple of negative comments; The owners seriously need to take care of the water heater problem. the tankless system does not work. there is no way to regulate scalding hot from freezing cold regardless of special instructions!! we tried everything!! the other issue is the mattresses. They need to be replaced with much higher quality. People expect better, and it really would not be that big of an investment.

  • Submitted: Aug 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charlotte, Vermont
4

A fun spot!

  • 4 of 5

This cabin is part of a small campground/resort along the river so there is a convenient post office, bar, restaurant,gas and tiny store on the premises. There were several small wooden cabins along the river near this cabin and some campers parked further down. We checked in after 6pm so checked in at the bar. There was some slight confusion as all the staff is not up to speed on payments thru Homeaway so it wasnt clear to them that I had already paid. But I showed them my receipt and they were very accommodating.

The cabin is very "campy" which means it reminds me of the old seasonal camps on the lake where I grew up...old furniture, old quilts, campy smell. Complete with a shower with intermittent hot water. There is hot water, its just difficult to control and manage in the shower. The wifi in the cabin was somewhat intermittent as well and we found the wifi in the restaurant to be a bit stronger. We had no at&t signal at all, but we knew to expect this.

The river is directly behind the cabin but the water was rushing too fast for us to even consider a swim. Plus I think it would have been way too cold (mid June.) There really isn't a beachy type access along the river behind the cabin anyway. There is a campfire pit beside the house so we roasted marshmellows each evening. We enjoyed watching the prairie dogs and bunnies in the front yard.

We ate dinner at the restaurant on the property and it was delicious. They served breakfast only on Sunday. The restaurant/cafe sits diagonal across the road from the cabin so very convenient. We try to avoid cooking on vacation so we loved this.

Everyone at the bar/restaurant/store were kind to us. We did have one tiny issue at the cabin, one of the smoke detectors was chirping because the battery must've been going dead. We let them know at the store and it was taken care of that same day. Since the cabin is on the campground premises, if you have any problems at all with the cabin there are people right there that can help you. My son left a piece of equipment in the cabin when we left and Sue (owner) was very kind to offer to mail it back to us.

We found the whole property to be very clean and well-kept/maintained. We would stay again here for sure.

We highly recommend the drive to Saratoga. It's a beautiful drive through Medicine Bow. A stop at the small town of Centennial is fun. We also highly recommend the nearby Deerwood Wild Horse Sanctuary!!

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wausau WI
5

Laramie Graduation Week 2017

  • 5 of 5

Thanks so much for another wonderful week at Woods Landing ! We had a great time hiking, kayaking (lake and river) and fishing. There are lots of trails and lakes nearby! Being right on the Laramie River is also such a plus. There is plenty of room for gathering with family and friends !

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pricey for what you get.

  • 2 of 5

Propane for the grill was empty when I wanted to fix a special dinner. I did find the owner in the bar and he did get a propane tank so I could grill. Several loose dogs running in the area which made my friend and her leashed dog uncomfortable. The shower was crazy, it went from extremly hot to cold and back to scolding hot. Owner was nice, but will never stay there again

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Warm and cozy-Just like the owners

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was perfect, everyone loved it! It was easy to find, the owners were so nice and perfect hosts! If I were to book again, I'd choose this place in a heartbeat. They accommodate more people if necessary, and are super good about communication. I would look into booking straight through their site instead of this next time though!

  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Additional Guest Fee $10 per person per night
Pet Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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