Driving into the rolling plains of Saratoga, Wyoming, an entrance gate marked with the words “Magee Homestead” held a one-of-a-kind adventure. As I passed underneath, the nine beautifully restored cabins dotted the left side of the road, and to the right, the breathtaking seventy-five miles of trails that would be my playground for the next few days.
If there is something I always cherish about Wyoming, it’s indeed their friendly smiles. I felt at home the minute I arrived — the kind of welcome that eases you into a relaxed state of mind. As part of the all-inclusive ranch stay, at arrival Magee Homestead helped tailor my stay with included activities like fly-fishing, sunrise yoga, a horseback ride, and clay shooting (see here for full list of included activities.) I was set for two days of adventure, secluded in an enchanting setting.
As you walk into the lodging area, the historic cabins provide an intimate retreat. With an adult-only setting, it is the ultimate destination for those looking to turn off their cell-phones and be immersed in the outdoors. With an onsite spa featuring a heated pool and grotto, you can recharge after an adventure with snacks and drinks from the library room. I loved making my way there in the late afternoon to unwind before dinner.
Between the outdoor adventure, there is one thing that is certainly not overlooked at the Magee Homestead, and that’s the food. With a focus on locally-sourced ingredients, most of which come from their greenhouse, each meal is presented beautifully. What I loved most was that each meal was set differently — one night we dined on the terrace for a refined BBQ, and the next night was a coursed-out, wine-pairing dinner! Their knowledgeable staff led the meals away into memorable experiences to compliment the stay.
As each day unwound, and after a few s’mores under the Wyoming stars, the coziness of my cabin always called my name. The rustic and well-appointed cabin featured a plush bed, sitting area and desk, and a bathroom set with heated floors. I loved falling asleep with the windows down to sound of the outdoors.
The Magee Homestead offers an opportunity for those looking to be in the heart of the outdoors — an opportunity to unplug and unwind. It’s a romantic retreat, it’s adventure, and it’s a ranch experience you’ll never forget.
Bon Traveler’s Tips For Staying at the Magee Homestead
+ Be sure to book a spa treatment at the Magee Spa.
+ I highly recommend trying out the fly-fishing.
+ The trails are perfect for an early morning bike ride or hike.
Get in touch
6429 State Highway 130, Saratoga, Wyoming
Call: (307) 327–5284 or http://www.brushcreekranch.com/magee-homestead
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*Bon Traveler was welcomed as a guest of The Magee Homestead. The trip to Wyoming was in partnership with Visit Wyoming. As always, all opinions are own.