Rafter Y Ranch

325 Wagon Box Rd. • Banner, WY 82832
Phone: 307-683-2258
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Directions:
Find the Rafter Y Ranch by taking Exit 44 (Piney Creek Rd) Go northwest 1.75 miles to Fort turnoff (Wagon Box Road). Follow road approximately 2.75 miles to ranch entrance on right.



Located on Little Piney Creek at the foot of the Bighorn Mountains, the Rafter Y Ranch is one of the few working ranches which accommodate a small number of guests. Rafter Y is one of America's best old-time dude ranches - a wonderful small, family-owned and operated dude/cattle ranch offering a flexible schedule and individual attention.

For over 70 years, guests have come to enjoy beautiful open country and the same family's hospitality. We are on our fourth generation of family ownership. The ranch has been operated since 1996 by Putter Goodwin. Putter's parents, Wally and Nancy Goodwin, are still very much involved in the day to day operation of the ranch. Wally Goodwin spent his entire career in high school and college athletics. The last 13 years of his career, he served as golf coach at Stanford University. Nancy Goodwin has always helped insure that the Rafter Y Ranch provides the best in hospitality to all of its guests.

The ranch is in the very heart of the country so often mentioned in the tales of the western author Owen Wister; a country rich in its history of frontier days and Indian lore. Historic sites Fort Phil Kearny, the Wagon Box Fight and the Fetterman Fight are all close by. The Bozeman Trail passes the ranch, and the Battle of the Little Big Horn, where Custer met his demise, took place just north, in Montana.

The 1000-acre ranch has a high percentage of return families who enjoy the side-by-side riding, open country and the family environment. Rafter Y provides a great experience for families, couples, corporate retreats and meetings, reunions and many other groups and activities.

Here, if you enjoy the fun of the outdoors, you may spend a happy, never to be forgotten vacation. Riding is the main activity and they take great pride in helping guests become competent horsemen. Guided flyfishing trips are available, and children can fish the creek or swimming hole. Guests also enjoy hiking, mountain biking, and tennis on the ranch court.

Pleasant sleeping accommodations for up to twenty in cabins with running water, excellent meals served family style with fresh vegetables and eggs from the ranch, all contribute to the comfort of guests.

At the Rafter Y, they all work hard as operators of any cattle ranch must. At the same time, they feel strongly about you having a good time during your stay.

The days are full. . . the attitude is easy going. . . these guys have fun! They believe you'll find it all to your liking. So come for a vacation out west. . . on Little Piney Creek. . . It'll be one you won't soon forget.

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