Camping the Cowboy Way
At Seventy-four Ranch we offer a unique opportunity to experience how life really was for a lone cowboy who worked high in the mountain pastures in Wyoming. Our Cowboy Cabin is a replica of a “line shack” that was the winter home of these cowboys who spent long hard days and nights protecting the herd, hundreds of miles from the ranch.
We’ve taken real cedar beams dating from 1832 and recreated a line cabin – but added lots of luxuries that a cowboy never dreamed of.
The handmade cedar double bed has a suede coverlet and down pillows, and fluffy sheepskin rugs line the floor.
You can put your saddle right next to the bed on the hand-made saddle rack and stow your cold stuff in a cedar covered cooler.
The Cowboy cabin comes complete with a wood burning stove, enamel bake-ware and dishes, a homemade table with two benches, and some interesting western themed decorative items.
A Coleman lantern hangs from the beams to provide light and a stack of wood is provided to keep the woodstove burning all night.
The cabin has no electricity, but lots of candles. Bathroom facilities are in the main Butler-Cape house or the nearby port-o-let.
Open the shutter windows to let the cool mountain air blow in, while you tuck yourself in under the blankets or get the woodstove burning.
The Cowboy cabin sits right on the pasture fence line and you will be able to see the horses come right up to the window and nicker for treats. In the morning you can brew yourself a pot of cowboy coffee while you watch the herd move.
The Cowboy Cabin is available for booking year round. Our hearty organic breakfast is included in the price and is served in the main Butler-Cape House – or we will provide the fixings for a cowboy breakfast that you can cook for yourself on your woodstove.
New Foaling Center adjacent to the Cabin
The Butlers and our gifted artist-carpenter Jim Wilson have created two foaling stalls which exceed the specifications of the University of Georgia Veterinary School and local veterinarians.
Mares have a spacious, comfortable stall for the end of their pregnancy. Both stalls are protected and well-ventilated, and feature windows so the mares can keep track of activity in the pasture. They can also be turned out in our adjoining corral.
Open the shutters, and you are just a few feet away from curious horses nickering for attention. The Cabin is modeled on authentic Wyoming "line shacks," which provide shelter through the winter for cowboys working 10-thousand-acre pastures.
The birthing strip monitors will be connected to the Cabin, so owners can rest, while mares begin their labors and be there for the beginning of a new life.
It's also perfect for vacationers who want a rustic feel right on the pasture.
$85.00 per Night