- Guests can take a short walk or drive to the host’s property down the hill for fishing on a private stretch of the South Fork Shoshone river.
- 10 minute drive to local ranch with public restaurant (summer only)
- 30 minute drive to historic downtown Cody, Wyoming. Some of our favorites include:
- Buffalo Bill Center of the West, open year round with limited winter days/hours
- Old Trail Town (late May through September)
- Buffalo Bill Dam visitor center (May through September)
- Cody Trolley Tours (May through September)
- Farmers Market every Thursday and Saturday
- Cafes and restaurants:
The South Fork area itself is stunning and deserves a drive on its own. Buffalo Bill had his famous T.E. ranch in our neighborhood and dude ranching – bringing tourists to a working cattle ranch for vacation – got its start in our valley too. The main road is a beautiful, winding drive past many working cattle ranches today and it ends near the Deer Creek campground, the starting point for backcountry guides who take wilderness trips through the thorofare to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. This is also the where one of the largest herds of bighorn sheep spend the winter. Read more about the South Fork valley here and plan a day to explore our neighborhood.
Yellowstone National Park
A visit to Cody often includes a trip into Yellowstone Park. There are two ways to get there from Cody:
The East gate is 53 miles from Cody, and follows the north Fork of the Shoshone River. This is a beautiful drive that can include a stop at Pahaska Tepee, Buffalo Bills historic 1904 hunting lodge and cafe.
The Northeast gate is 99 miles from Cody via the Chief Joseph Scenic Hiway. After the jaw dropping views of the Sunlight Basin you will pass through Cooke City, a charming tiny mountain town where you can stop for refreshments.
The park itself is vast. I would encourage visitors to consult their map or favorite Yellowstone website, and choose the attractions they most want to see. Visit this site to help plan your trip!