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Medicine Bow Lodge Event Calendar 2011
Early Summer Special’s- May 23rd-June 6th
Are you yearning to get a start on summer? Come join us at our special early summer rate! Enjoy the various activities the lodge has to offer, the wonderful food, and the amazing Western experience.
Kick Off the Summer- May 29th-31st
Join us as we welcome summer to the ranch. This is a great way to spend your Memorial Day weekend or week! The summer here will begin with daily horseback rides, nightly bond fires, an unforgettable night of western dancing, and delicious homemade food, snacks, and deserts.
Welcoming Baby Moose to the Forest June 6th-June 24th
This marks the start of calving season for the moose. New little ones are born daily throughout the forest, and since we are located in the forest we often are visited by the mamma cow and her new little calf. Moose can be seen on trails or near the creeks and lakes, while out horseback riding, hiking, or fishing. Medicine Bow Lodge has been known to name the moose that make their homes here on the ranch. Who knows during your visit if a new little one comes to join us, maybe you’ll be the one selecting a name.
Kids in the Kitchen Weeks June 6th- June 10th & August 8th-13th
Medicine Bow Lodge is excited to offer this unique experience. We have designated a couple of weeks throughout the summer where kids are encouraged and welcomed to join us while preparing meals! Although our kitchen will only accommodate four helpers at a time, we will be more than willing to rotate groups through. Our helpers can help staff ready the dining room, cook meals, collect smore items for the evening, and ring the dinner bell. If your child would enjoy Kid’s in the Kitchen week, and your visit is not during one of the specified weeks, feel free to mention this to us while booking your reservations. We enjoy having helpers in the kitchen, and will do our best to accommodate this request!
Summer Wild Life Experience June 13th- June 24th
Join us for this once in a lifetime experience. During these couple weeks in June, you will be able to see a wide variety of wild life. Not only will the newest moose additions be around, but also you can take a horseback ride following the elk through the forest. This week also marks the return of our lovely little bird friends. Here at the ranch and throughout the Medicine Bow National Forest just a few birds you may sight are hummingbirds, golden eagles, bald eagles, red tailed hawks, barn swallows, blue herons, and sand hill cranes. The Summer Wild Life Experience is a wonderful time to bring your camera. There are sure to be many sightings you will not want to miss.
Girl’s Long Weekends- June 23rd-June 25th & August 25th- August 27th & September 8th-10th
In the midst of the craziness that surrounds life; do you find you’re in need of a break? We’ve designated three weekends as Girl’s Long Weekends. Take this opportunity to leave behind your cellphones, emails, deadlines, and whatever this life has been handing you, and just enjoying the opportunity to rest, relax and have fun! Maybe you’d prefer to grab a book and curl up in the hammock outside to read for the afternoon, or maybe you’d rather saddle up for an all-day horseback ride. Maybe you just need some time spent around a table of good food, great friends, laughter, and memories that will last forever to help you feel rejuvenated and rested. Our goal is to help you accomplish just that!
Wildflowers in Bloom Week- June 27th-July 1st
This week is perfect for photographers. Join us as the wide variety of Wyoming wildflowers makes their yearly debut. A few flowers that make their home here in the Snowy Mountain range include, Indiana paintbrush, sagebrush, oxeye daisies, wild roses, and fireweed, just to name a few. Whether hiking, horseback riding, or just taking a small walk around the ranch grounds the flowers are beautiful and present.
Ladies Cook with Debbie Weeks- June 27th-July 1st
Do you live a life where cooking doesn’t fit into the schedule? Many do, and unfortunately those who fall prey to this lifestyle often enjoy cooking. Here’s your opportunity to enjoy cooking a few homemade meals that are sure to help make up for lost time. Join Debbie in her kitchen. Debbies recipes are a combination of her grandmother’s recipes as well as her own. You’ll enjoy cooking these simple southern meals, with a hit of class. Debbie enjoys cooking with others and is more than happy to open her kitchen to those who’d like to help. Please be sure to indicate when making your reservation if you’d like to take part in this unique experience.
Wildflower Meadow Rides- July 11th-July 15th & July 25th-July 27th
Grab your cowboy hat, boots, and camera before heading out on this unique ride. Join us as the wide variety of Wyoming wildflowers makes their yearly debut. A few flowers that make their home here in the Snowy Mountain range include, Indiana paintbrush, sagebrush, oxeye daisies, wild roses, and fireweed, just to name a few. This ride is sure to capture several of the beautiful meadows, and areas throughout the range where wildflowers are abundant. These amazing flowers combined with the beautiful range are sure to leave you with many amazing memories.
Fishing Trip of a Life Time- July 17th-July 20th
The fishing here in the Platte Valley and Medicine Bow Range has been described as “Some of the best in Wyoming.” Medicine Bow Lodge has the advantage of being located near the North Platte River, where the fish are plentiful. Guests may choose to fish in a local mountain stream, beaver pond, or a mountain lake. There are plenty of Brook Trout in the local creek that runs behind Medicine Bow Lodge. Guests may want to fish for Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout in the North Platte. Game and fish stock many of the mountain lakes. Medicine Bow Lodge has fly rods, spin-cast rods, and other equipment available for our guests. A lot of our guests choose to bring their own equipment that they prefer. Fishing permits are available to purchase in the town of Saratoga, which is only 25 minutes from Medicine Bow Lodge. Laramie is an hour from us. Guides for the North Platte River are available in the town of Saratoga. Guests come back at the end of the day with wonderful stories about, “The one that got away!” You can also choose to take a horseback ride with your pole in hand to one of the nearby lakes or streams.
Goodbye Summer Weekend- August 5th-August 7th
August marks the coming of school, sweatshirt weather, orchard trips, and leaves falling. Take this opportunity to spend one last fun summer weekend as a family before you settle into your normal fall routine. This weekend we will have an amazing selection of summer treats, to ensure a great end of the summer getaway!
Ride of a Lifetime- August 15th-August 17th & August 22nd-August 24th
This is an amazing opportunity to take a scenic horseback ride along the top of the mountain. Enjoy the views of the amazing lakes, streams, meadows, and the vista views of numerous mountain ranges. This is a ride where you can take your time to take in the views and capture on camera this once in a life time experience.
Couple’s Weekend Retreat- August 18th-August 20th
Come join us for this time when you’ll be able to rest relax and rejuvenate after the crazy summer. Whether you’ve been running the kids, enjoying time with the grandkids, or spent the summer working hard; this is sure to be a much needed break. You’ll be able to enjoy your time here at the peaceful lodge, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. We’ll be offering a special rate for couples this weekend! Feel free to email or call us for more information.
Family Fall Frenzy Weekend- September 2nd- September 4th
Join us for Labor Day Weekend! We will have many family games such as bocce ball, volleyball, croquet. We will also be hosting a barbeque complete with all the fixings of an amazing fall meal. It’s sure to be a great time to relax and enjoy the holiday before jumping back into school and work.
Fall Spectacular- September 12th-September 23rd
Fall spectacular is as simple as what is stated it’s the weeks in fall that are truly spectacular. Come visit during our fall spectacular weeks to enjoy the vibrant fall colors before winter sets in. Be sure to bring along a camera for these amazing views as you ride through the mountain range horseback. Take an afternoon drive through the scenic Medicine Bow Lodge National Forest, enjoying the picturesque views.
Hands on Ranch Experience- September 26th-September 30th & October 17th-October 21st
Have you ever wanted to know what it’s like to work on the ranch? Well here’s your chance to experience just that! Come join us for this incredible time. Working with the horses, cutting firewood, mending fences, and help cook up some cowboy grub. We love to invite our guests to join us in this unique experience.