- What is Ranch A?
Ranch A is 645 acres along Sand Creek near Beulah, Wyoming. There are three historic buildings, and other buildings that are used for long-term rental or storage. Please refer to “Facilities” and “History” for more information.
- Who owns Ranch A?
Ranch A is owned by the state of Wyoming.
- Who runs Ranch A?
The Ranch A Restoration Foundation is entrusted with responsibility of running Ranch A. Two resident managers have the authority to rent the facilities and carry out the policies and directions of the Foundation.
- Is there high-speed internet access?
Yes. This was installed in 2017.
- Will cell phones work?
No. Cell phone service generally becomes available about 3 miles to the north along Sand Creek Road.
- Are the grounds available for renters of the Lodge?
Yes. We have large lawns and outdoor spaces.
- What transportation is available to get to Ranch A?
There is no public transportation to Ranch A. You can fly to Rapid City or Gillette and rent a car.
- Are camp fires allowed?
Only with permission of the resident Manager, and in the locale he designates. During drier seasons Crook County may also issue a ban on fires, which will be enforced.
- Why must we remove our boots before going in the Lodge?
To prevent damage to the historic wood floors in the Lodge.
- Is hunting allowed?
Only with a camera.
- Is fishing allowed?
Yes. With a valid Wyoming License. Sand Creek provides excellent trout fishing.
- Why do I see cows by the creek?
They are used for fuel reduction as a natural method of fire hazard prevention.
This is rural Wyoming. For the most part, you will need to provide your own transportation.
- What are the main types of users of Ranch A?
- Business and Professional Group Seminars, Staff Training, or Staff Retreats;
- Classes, Workshops or Small Conferences, Outdoor and/or Science Education;
- Writing or Arts groups, Quilting or Scrapbooking Groups, Family and Church Groups
- What are the future plans for Ranch A?
- The short term goal for Ranch A is to maintain the historic structures and grounds.
- The Board hopes to see the historic barn developed into an Event Facility within the next 5 years.
- The Board wants to develop additional areas on the property that may be used for special occasion rentals.
- The Board wants to expand membership in the Foundation and to solicit additional donations.