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, 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.
We would also like to offer you a few unique amenities with your stay on our ranch and in our sheep wagon.
Our sheep wagon has been a rare and unique birthday experience for many. We can add a birthday welcome package inside the wagon that will include balloons, and other birthday decorations for an additional $25. (See pictures in the picture gallery). If you are interested in this offer you can request it during your booking and the price will be added through a special pricing offer.
There is an old west romance with staying in the sheep wagon. We also offer a romantic package great for anniversaries, honeymoons or any special getaway that includes rose pedals, a candle, and a sparkling drink with stemmed glassware. This can add romance to your experience in the wagon for an additional $35. (See pictures of this in the picture gallery). If you are interested in this offer you can request it during your booking and the price will be added through a special pricing offer.
We would also love to offer a guided tour of the ranch which includes unique views of the ranch, countless photo opportunities, history of the family and ranch, stories, background, and history of the area. The guided tour will last up to two hours, based on guests interests and wishes. Special interest requests that are suitable can be made and agreed upon and included in the tour. This tour will be an additional $50. If you are interested in this offer you can request it during your booking and the price will be added through a special pricing offer. Guests staying for one night only that are interested in reserving this offer must arrive at least three hours before sundown in order to redeem the offer. Guest staying multiple nights can make arrangements with host for the tour time. Tours may become subject to the time of year, weather and conditions.
Please treat wagon and property with respect and clean up after yourself. Please no smoking or burning incense 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 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.