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.
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
Not much I can add to the many other glowing reviews. Such a wonderful experience, so peaceful and comfortable, and with all the details taken care of. I feel so fortunate for the opportunity to have stayed here. Thank you Chad and family for your amazing hospitality!
Although no amount of superlatives would adequately describe this amazing experience, I'll have a go at it anyway :-)
We loved every aspect of the sheep wagon: cooking on the firewood stove (a huge hit in our family, we had everything from pesto genovese to banana chocolate chip pancakes); cuddling up at night (the four of us next to each other + all my daughters' cuddly toys = snug); getting a fire going in the fire pit... The wagon is ideally located, between a creek visited by deer and a lake for swimming. You are surrounded by wide open space on every side. Also, you'll find all the equipment you need inside the wagon, and more. We came for Wyoming nature and hopefully stargazing at night, and thanks to 3 nights of clear skies and wonderful weather, we've seen some of the most breathtaking views ever. Pro tip: pack your windstopper jackets! We brought ours and yup, needed them at night.
And last but not least: Chad and his son Robert were the most welcoming, considerate hosts ever. They showed us around the ranch -we learned so much!- and my daughters got to meet all the animals, including two newborn puppies. Best time ever!!
The most unique airbnb experience we've ever had. With a fantastic bed and warm stove, staying in the middle of the sky, plains, river, and lake (with some antelope for neighbors) has never been so comfortable and easy. Chad is friendly and communicative, and the ranch is easy to find, despite being perfectly located in the middle of nowhere. If you have the chance, stay here.
Très belle expérience dans un endroit magnifique et loin de tout. Chad nous a accueilli amicalement dans son ranch et nous a donné beaucoup d'informations sur la vie dans le Wyoming. Le Sheepwagon est très bien équipé et nous avons pu observer un ciel étoilé comme jamais. Je le recommande vivement à ceux qui veulent un peu d'aventure.
Not sure I can add anything to previous reviews except to reinforce what everyone has said...Amazing experience! The Hewards are certainly from a long line of amazingly tough, persistent stock and have invested tremendously in the land and life in Wyoming. We had a wonderful night around the fire and seeing and incredible display of stars..anyone who seeks adventure in their travel should pay a visit to the Hewards!!
This was our 3rd time, and definitely not our last time visiting this place that renews....it is a spiritual space.
We were lucky enough to be here for the meteor shower, but even without this, the view of stars is incredible here.
We caught just enough trout to have it at every meal this time.
Next time, we will bring more items to enjoy the lake (inflatable kayak or inner tubes) and my fly-fishing gear.
This is going to become a tradition for us to journey here. It is well worth it.
I am also going to explore someday coming here for winter / ice fishing. - Bob (and Larissa).
THANK YOU Heward Ranch folks !!
Staying at the sheep wagon was one of the most incredible experiences I have ever had. A friend and myself spent only a night at the wagon and it was not enough! Chad and his family gave us a tour of the ranch and took us down to the wagon. We even got to hold lambs! Our night at the wagon was priceless and I highly recommend it to everyone!
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.