Rates & FAQs
2020 Summer Rates:
Children (12 and under): $1850
In addition, a 15% service charge and a 6% sales tax is added to your total cost.
There is a 250 pound weight limit for all guests who wish to ride.
The age minimum for riding is 7 years old.
All guests must read and fill out the waiver available below. You may print, sign, and bring the waiver to the ranch with you, or fill one out upon arrival.
Our goal at the ranch is to allow you to disconnect with the outside world and reconnect with the things that matter most. With no cell service, no time spent in front of a TV, and no wi-fi, you will be able to truly appreciate being in one of the most beautiful regions of the country. That also means we don’t want you to worry about planning, booking, and paying at every bend in the trail. Here at Crossed Sabres, we try to anticipate your needs. We want you to feel like a guest in our home and that you are partaking in the same activities we enjoy and do on a daily basis.
Here’s what’s included:
Pick-up and drop-off services from Yellowstone Regional Airport in Cody, WY ~ Your private cabin accommodations with daily housekeeping service ~ Three hearty meals a day, nightly hors d’oeuvres, and our famous bottomless cookie jar ~ Daily guided activities such as horseback riding, fly fishing, hiking, a Yellowstone van tour, white-water rafting ~ Ranch activities such as a kids program, adult clay shooting, BB-guns and archery, roping, and more ~ Evening entertainment in our Libby Creek Saloon with billiards, Foosball, cards, and board games ~ Special events such as an evening BBQ, trip to the Cody Nite Rodeo, live music performances, and western square dancing ~ Available laundry for guest use ~ Irons, blow dryers, and other personal items available upon request ~ A chance to disconnect from the world and reconnect with family ~ Most importantly: memories that will last a lifetime!
To secure your reservation, we require a 25% deposit. We accept cash, personal checks, and credit cards for all payments. Payments made by credit card will incur a 2% service charge. Your reservation is secured upon receiving your deposit. Payments made between the months of October – April can be mailed to our winter address:
Crossed Sabres Ranch
PO Box 110
Payments made between the months of May – September should be mailed to the ranch property:
Crossed Sabres Ranch
829 North Fork Hwy
iIf you cancel your reservation within 61 – 120 days of your stay, a 10% service charge is forfeited prior to the return of your deposit. If cancelled within 60 days, 100% of your deposit is forfeited. On a one time basis, all reservations may be transferred to the next year with no loss of your deposit. Travel insurance is available in order to protect yourself against unforeseen circumstances interfering with your travel. As members of the Dude Ranchers Association, we recommend using Travel Guard. Click below or call 877-249-5376 to receive a quote. Insurance must be bought within 21 days of your initial deposit.
Our season runs the first week of June through the first week of September with the last week being reserved for adults only.
Q: How can I stay connected
A: There is no cell phone service at the ranch. That is not an exaggeration. No configuration of lifting an arm and standing on one leg in just the right spot will get you service. As you will come to find, it’s one of the best parts about our location. That being said, we do have a landline in the ranch office that is available for you to use as emergencies or needs come up. We also have a computer in the main lodge available for you to check email, flight info, etc. as needed. Please keep in mind, we operate off of a limited amount of internet data per month. That data is not just for you, but for staff and the other thirteen weeks of guests as well. The computer is not for video streaming, music streaming, or casual web browsing.
Q: What things should I bring?
A: The Wyoming mountain climate is unpredictable at best regardless of whether it’s the first week of June or the last week of August. Due to this, we strongly recommend a variety of layers. Having a long sleeve shirt, a sweatshirt, and a jacket to switch between throughout the day is always good. You will need boots with some sort of heel for riding — slick soled is highly recommended! Additionally, we recommend jeans for the trail. Not something thin that can get torn while moving between trees. A hat with a wide brim is great to keep the sun off your face, but we recommend one that has a chin strap. Stampede strings are available on your first ride to keep your hat securely in place. Sun glasses and sun screen are also good items when riding at 7,000 feet. Lastly, some sort of water wear is recommended for the rafting trip!
The ranch store has a large assortment of Crossed Sabres shirts, vests, sweatshirts, chinks, gloves, hats, personal items, and more.
Q: Do I need to bring fishing equipment?
A: Not at all. We can get all interested anglers squared away with quality Orvis products from waders (we have full waders in a variety of sizes) to rods. Flies will be supplied by your experienced guides, many of which are tied on the ranch to meet the specific fishing conditions at that time. If you are a veteran on the river however, and want to bring your own kit, you are more than welcome to!
Q: Do I need to purchase a fishing license ahead of time?
A: You do not. Licenses can be purchased at the ranch for $14 per day. Ages 13 and under do not need a license. It is mandatory to have a license to fish. Game and Fish wardens are in this area often and will do license checks. You will need the last four digits of your social security number to fill out the license application, so please have that information on hand. If you plan to fish in Yellowstone, an additional license to the Wyoming state license will have to be bought. The ranch does not have a license to guide within the park, so this venture will have to be done on your own.
Q: What is the best way to get to the ranch?
A: If you are not driving from your location, our first recommendation is for guests to fly into Yellowstone Regional Airport in Cody, WY. Let us know your flight itinerary ahead of time, and we will have staff come to town in a large passenger van to pick you and your luggage up and bring you to the ranch. Guests cannot check in before 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. If you arrive early in the day, our staff can bring you to the Buffalo Bill Museum, to downtown Cody for lunch, or to any shopping you might need to do before bringing you to the ranch. Other alternatives are to fly into Billings, MT (which tends to be a little cheaper) or to Jackson Hole, WY. While we do not offer pick-ups from these locations, sometimes airfare and a car rental can be cheaper than tickets into Cody.
Q: Should we rent a car?
A: It is not a necessity. Renting a car will give you and your family more flexibility with arriving, departing, and any adventures you would like to have during the week. We put a strong emphasis on creating the vacation of a lifetime that you want to have. So if you would like to take an afternoon off from riding or fishing and venture out to nearby places, you are certainly welcome to with your own vehicle. But, all ranch activities can be enjoyed without any personal transportation. Ranch vehicles will get you to and from the airport in Cody, WY, drive you around Yellowstone, take you fishing, and get you into town for rafting and the rodeo.
Q: If we rent a car, how do we get to the ranch?
A: From downtown Cody, WY continue straight onto US-14 W/US-16 W/Hwy 20 W/Yellowstone Ave. Follow US-14 W/US-16 W/Hwy 20 W/Yellowstone Ave straight for 42 miles. Once you see the Cody Nite Rodeo grounds, you know you’re headed in the right direction and you’re 40 miles away from the ranch. There is a Crossed Sabres sign to the right of the road marking that you are 1/4 mile from the ranch. If you hit Yellowstone, you’ve gone 8 miles too far!
Q: How many other guests will be on the ranch with us?
A: We can accommodate around 30 guests.
Q: Is there a waiver to fill out?
A: There is indeed. Please recognize that many of the activities we offer on the ranch do come with a certain amount of risk. Our trail rides are not hand-lead pony rides over perfectly manicured ground; the river is not always calm with a gentle current. Our staff, and the ranch as a whole, takes every precaution to mitigate those risks, but we require every guest to read and sign a safety waiver. Please give it a read by clicking on the button below. You can fill it out and bring it with you to the ranch, or fill one out upon arrival. We are happy to address any questions you might have!