We are a 1700 acre ranch in beautiful Star Valley Wyoming that has been in the family for five generations. We run cattle, grow horse hay, and have cabins we rent out as vacation rentals. We are committed to doing right by the land, and sharing this beautiful part of the world with others by working hard and having fun while we're at it.
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
There are several different aspects of the operation we are eager to have help with, and we are happy to cater the tasks to the skill sets workawayers bring to the table. The work varies quite a bit depending on where we're at in the season, but some of the things we generally need help with pulling weeds, landscaping, fixing fence, cleaning the cabins, working cattle, and various construction projects. We prefer to have people who are looking for a two week minimum stay.
The accomidations vary depending on how many volunteers we have at a given point in time. It could be a room in the ranch house, a camper trailer, a traditional sheep camp, or a wall tent with a stove (all of which have electricity). It all depends on how long you stay, and what's available while you're here, just ask and I'll let you know what's available.
We are located right at the base of the Rocky Mountains, an hour south of Jackson hole, and two and a half hours from Yellowstone. If you like being out in nature this is the spot for you. This area is especially known for its fly fishing, but it's also a great place for everything from river rafting, hunting, horseback riding, rock climbing, you name it. The only issue is transportation, we are pretty isolated and without a car it's hard to get into Thayne, the next town over, (the nearest place with a store). That being said, we go into town pretty much daily (multiple times a day usually) and you are more than welcome to get a ride from one of us. Two towns over in Etna, there is also a bus that heads into Jackson Hole in the morning and comes back in the afternoon, and we're happy to drive you to pick that up as well should you want to make a day trip of it.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
This is an opportunity to see what a real working ranch is like in the American West. It's also a chance to get closer to nature as our property borders Bridger Teton national forest. Our family is fairly well traveled and we love meeting people from different cultures to share experiences and world views.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week