- 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
South Fork Mountain Retreat is a 90 minute drive to Yellowstone’s East Entrance. Because the park is quite large and there is so much to see and do there alone, we recommend planning a specific portion of your trip to visit Yellowstone and another portion to visit the South Fork area and Cody. With a 90 minute drive just to the entrance of the park, your time within Yellowstone would be limited and we want you to enjoy all that our slice of the country has to offer. Visit this site to help plan your trip!