Hipcamp host Rod M.,
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A Cowboy breakfast is included in your stay. We are very quiet certified organic farm located 1/2 way between Powell Wyoming and Cody Wyoming just under the shadow of the Great Heart Mountain and about an hour from two Yellowstone Park Entrances (ie. East and Northeast Gates). Within 20 miles of wilderness and lots of outdoor activities. The campsite is part of a 450-acre Ce

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A Cowboy breakfast is included in your stay. We are very quiet certified organic farm located 1/2 way between Powell Wyoming and Cody Wyoming just under the shadow of the Great Heart Mountain and about an hour from two Yellowstone Park Entrances (ie. East and Northeast Gates). Within 20 miles of wilderness and lots of outdoor activities. The campsite is part of a 450-acre Certified Organic Farm and Wild Nature in all directions. Creek runs through the property.

This sheepherders wagon was constructed in the late 1800's. It was pulled by two horses or mules with the sheep herder setting inside the wagon with the reins through the split entry door.  A lot of the ideas of the modern RV were first developed and tried in this home away from home.  One person and two dogs, two horses was all that was needed to care for a 1,000 to 1,500 head of sheep.  Life was simpler then.

Lodging provided
Onsite rv or trailer
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Walk to listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send Rod a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Anywhere and everywhere.

Boating

4 rivers and 2 reservoirs and lots of high mountain lakes.

Fishing

Lots of locations within 2 to 60 miles from the campground.

Hiking

Unlimited opportunities just remember you are second on the food chain in the forest.

Wind sports

So you are looking for wind, we have that in spades.

Climbing

Some of the best in the world, very near by.

Swimming

Big Horn National recreation area.

Whitewater paddling

4 wild and scenic rivers of levels of complexity.

Wildlife watching

You will be resting your body in the Wilds of Wyoming.

Horseback riding
Paddling
Snow sports

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Sheepherder's Wagon in Wyoming.

Lake

We are located at the head of the Mississippi River. high mountain rivers and lakes all within 30 miles of the organic farm and...Read more

Cave
Desert
Forest
Hot spring
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
Waterfall

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Hipcamper Alyssa

Wasps in wagon

Alyssa M.
doesn't recommend this listing.
September 28th, 2021

Although it could have been a nice experience in the Sheepherder’s Wagon, we unfortunately found a few moths, spiders, etc. It wasn’t anything so bad but when we found live wasps living in the corner of the wall we were extremely uncomfortable staying there. Rod tried to put us in a teepee but all there was were cots and we hadn’t packed any pillows or blankets since we had planned to stay in the wagon. Considering it was a vacation anniversary for my partner and I we were super disappointed and went to stay in a motel nearby. I wasn’t even granted any kind of a refund for not being able to sleep in the place we had spent the money to sleep in.

Hipcamper Shelly

The little wagon that could

Shelly F.
recommends this listing.
August 18th, 2021

The highlight of a whirlwind Montana/Wyoming trip. The wagon is interesting, but nothing special as lodging goes but the experience and communal aspects are fantastic. The hosts Rod and site manager Mickey were great people to meet and chat with. We thoroughly enjoyed playing fetch with their dog, chatting with other visitors, gazing at the star-filled sky, and filling our bellies with local sausage and pancakes the size of our heads.

The wagon itself is a little snug for two, especially if one person happens to be tall. It’s a wee bit musty but I feel like that’s fair for a wagon? It stayed warm enough during the cool nights and provided welcome relief from the hot sun. If you’re not surefooted, getting in and out could be a little precarious, but I’d stay again for sure!

I appreciated the quick response to our last minute inquiry, hospitality, and covid awareness. Thanks for a wonderful stay!

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Hipcamper Victoria
Victoria M.
doesn't recommend this listing.
August 12th, 2021

Beautiful surroundings, but my bedding was dirty, as well as the cabinets and rugs. How can they clean the sleeping bags between guests? I placed my own bag on top of what was in there. Didn't feel covid clean.

Hipcamper Kelsey
Kelsey G.
recommends this listing.
July 31st, 2021

Rod is a fantastic host. Very friendly and knowledgeable. The sheepherder's wagon is cozy and cute. The mattress is comfortable but is exactly 6 ft long, so not for extra tall folks.

I would recommend practicing with the door latch a few times while it's still light out :-) Works fine, it's just a little different.

Hipcamper Michelle
Michelle D.
recommends this listing.
July 13th, 2021

Such a great experience! Great host and amazing pancakes!!! Talking with other guests around the fire was my favorite. I would definitely come back!!

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Hipcamper Regan
Regan S.
doesn't recommend this listing.
July 24th, 2020

Good: Amenities were great, the location is breathtaking, and overall the site was very nice and comfortable.

Bad: Sheepherder’s wagon had so many moths and bugs I ended up pitching my tent in the middle of the night.

Hipcamper Amanda

Ya, man!!

Amanda L.
recommends this listing.
August 22nd, 2019

I wasn't entirely sure what to expect when I initially booked but I loved it! Great spot, great hospitality, would absolutely recommend! There were hammocks and communal fire pits and the breakfast was so nice.

Hipcamper Chris
Chris C.
recommends this listing.
July 9th, 2019

This is a great experience for folks looking for a rustic, simple, nature-focused stay. The breakfast was tasty with pancakes, locally made sausage, and coffee. I highly recommend the Big Quiet if you want something different than the typical hotel experience.

I'll lean into the word rustic since nature is definitely doing its thing. The wagon had a notable mouse dropping smell that was hard to pinpoint. When I mentioned it to Rod he was very quick to clean the space but unfortunately the smell persisted. We only stayed two nights so I'm sure with more time they'll find the source.

The firepit is awesome and it was nice to have hot showers. Note that one morning the hot water ran out since I think many people went ahead of us. You should have an attitude of rolling with the punches :)

If you're a dog person then you'll likely enjoy the camp's dogs who are fun and love to play fetch, ball, etc. I look forward to coming back sometime!

Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah P.
recommends this listing.
September 27th, 2018

Just phenomenal! Read the site carefully. This is “Frontier camping”. It’s not manicured like a KOA campground. It’s small. It’s quiet. It’s perfect.

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Property
Big Quiet Cowboy Camping
State
Wyoming
Country
United States
$75/night
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