About This Listing
Are you looking for a rare and unique adventure? Do you want to have a rustic and real-life western experience? Transport yourself back to the old west to a more basic and simple time and lifestyle. We welcome you to a stay in our sheep wagon.
This original sheep wagon was used on our family ranch from the 1920s until the early 1970s as a working sheepherders camp. In the Spring of 2013 we completed the full restoration of this sheep wagon. It has a full size bed inside, and an add in bed that accommodates two more people, two built-in cold boxes for storing and keeping your food cold, a pull out table that can seat four around it, plenty of storage, and a fully restored and operational wood burning cook stove/oven. It is supplied with pots, pans, coffee pot and a variety of other cookware and utensils. It also is outfitted with plates, bowls, cups, and silverware for four, and with a wash basin for doing dishes. The Wagon is also set up so you can plug your own generator into it to have lights and power inside the wagon if desired.
Our family ranch is a 30,000 acre spread of ground that your are welcome to enjoy and explore. There are a variety of recreational activities and points of interest on the ranch. Some attractions include: lake fishing, stream fishing, hunting, Indian artifacts, a petrified forest, hiking, mountain biking, great rock hunting, riding ATV's, a rich mining history, beautiful spring wildflowers, exploring original homestead cabins and buildings, amazing star gazing, a large variety of wildlife and animals including our own livestock (cattle and sheep), beautiful sunrises and sunsets, or simply enjoying the quite solitude, and many other things as well. There are things to do and experiences to have during all four seasons of the year. However we strongly recommend that only maximum thrill seekers and high adventurers consider staying in the wagon during our winter season (November through March).
Our family ranch was homesteaded or established in 1909 and it has remained in our family and a fully operational ranch since then. We wish to share this rich history, industry and area that we love by inviting you to experience it with a stay in our historical sheep wagon.
Please treat wagon and property with respect and clean up after yourself. Please no smoking inside the sheep wagon
Note: A more detailed list of items supplied in the sheep wagon, and a recommended packing list and recommended things to bring list is available after the booking process is completed. It is located within the "house manual" section that is provided here on airbnb
This was an experience that was too memorable to give justice in this review. My friend and I stopped here on our way to Yellowstone from Colorado. The directions were fantastic but we made the mistake of driving a Nissan Sentra in a thunderstorm. We hit a patch of thick mud and got stuck!
A quick call to the guys at the ranch, who were already gearing up to make sure we weren't lost somewhere driving to the ranch, were there to help very promptly. They brought us the last few miles in their cars with our gear, set us up, and checked the status of the roads to help us the next morning pushing through and getting the Sentra the rest of the way! They were really friendly with some great stories about similar experiences the whole time.
As far as the experience, we were only there a night but it will be an experience I never forget. It felt like we were in a different world. We lit a fire in the sheep wagon and outside while we cooked up a nice steak dinner. The views of the stars and surrounding area were unbelievable. I can't recommend staying here enough. If I ever have the opportunity, I'll make an attempt to stay here again even if it means going out of the way. Don't miss this!
If you want a unique once in a lifetime experience you better check out the Heward's sheep wagon. On your way into their property you'll enjoy massive landscapes and views that will almost certainly make you pull of the side of the road and snap a picture. The actual drive out to the Heward Ranch homestead takes awhile and it's a ways off the beaten path, so be sure you follow the directions they provide (which are very, very accurate). Once you arrive the Heward's will greet you and take you out to the wagon. Be sure to talk to them for awhile because they are fantastic hosts and very entertaining. Once you make it to the wagon and find yourself all alone hike around and snag a few pieces of petrified wood. The Heward's are not kidding when they say it's in abundance. Take a few pictures and enjoy your stay! I won't write too much about staying in the actual wagon because it's something you just need to do, so book it!
p.s. check yourself for ticks after you walk around.
We had a tremendous experience. From beginning to end - being very helpful and communicative with directions, what we might possibly need, and then making us feel welcome on the ranch - the folks at the Heward 7E Ranch were what Airbnb is all about.
And seriously, it's a wagon. Like Oregon Trail kind of wagon. My friends at work have been losing their minds looking at photos. It's a great experience, a terrific story, and a darn good time. Thanks Hewards!
Absolutely gorgeous location. If you're looking for a very remote and peaceful place to spend the night, this is for you.
Our stay in the sheep wagon was truly memorable. My husband and I were driving across the country from San Francisco to New York, and weren't sure where to stop in Wyoming close to route 80—I'm so glad I found this place! It offered us an experience unlike any other we had on our trip (or have ever had, for that matter—neither of us being familiar with sheep wagons or Wyoming). It may seem like it's in the middle of nowhere, but that's the point. Time slowed down as we went for a long walk, read, and cooked dinner on the wood-burning stove. Chad and his family were very kind and considerate, and had the wagon stocked with all the essentials—we never felt like we were missing anything. Also, Chad was wonderfully communicative ahead of time, sending us detailed directions (we never felt lost once, despite driving for miles on dirt roads) and making sure we knew what we were getting ourselves into. The weather was a bit cold at night, so we had to get up a few times to put more wood on the stove, but it was totally worth it.
Staying in the sheep wagon was a marvellous experience. Anyone traveling through this part of Wyoming should make an attempt to stay here.
Personally we only stayed one night and I implore others to stay longer to really appreciate the Hewards ranch and their hospitality.
If I'm ever passing through this part of Wyoming again I'll be sure to return.
Rich & Boone
Although I was only able to spend a short moment, this is the 2nd time I have gone out of my way to stay here....and it is WELL WORTH the experience!
We will be coming back again - all the way from California!
Get ready to tune out the rest of the world and worries, connect with yourself, with something spiritual....this is a rooting experience.
The Heward family are so kind and inviting, and you'll be a hero with your kids when you make a fire and cook up fish on the wood burning stove (and when you keep the fire stoked at night for warmth)!!
Thank you, Heward 7E Ranch! My son (20 yrs old) says it was the best night of our cross country trip!
About the Host, Heward 7E Ranch
This sheep wagon has been on our ranch since the 1920s. It is still located on our family cattle and sheep ranch that has been owned and operated by our family since 1909. We love hosting and getting to know guests from all over the world by having them come to our ranch and enjoy the sights and scenery that we have to offer in our area. We love sharing this unique experience of staying in a sheep wagon with others.