Cottonwood Guest Ranch

Cottonwood Ranch
HC 62 Box 1300, O'Neil Route
Wells, Nevada 89835  USA
Phone:  (775) 472-0817 or (775) 472-0453
Toll Free: (888) 269-2022


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Cottonwood Guest Ranch Events & Activities


Ranch Stays
6 days a week, all year long.  Activities vary according to season/weather.  Riding, roping, herding cattle & horses, and many other daytime and evening activities.  Singles or groups.  Can accommodate up to 19 persons.
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Horse/Cattle Drives:
June 15-21, 2014
July 6-12, 2014
August 10-16, 2014
September 14-20, 2014

Spring Horse Drive and Gather
May 16-18, 2014

Click here for the entire 2014 Schedule

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Wilderness Pack Trips:
July 20-26, 2014
July 27-August 2, 2014

Pack into and throughout the wilderness of the Jarbidge Mountains.  Sleep in tents or outdoors.  Singles or groups.

Click here for the entire 2014 Schedule

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Bring Your Own Horse:
Ranch stays only.  Year round.

Enjoy our ranch on the comfort of your own horse.
Your trusted steed will have his/her own pen.
Bring your own feed, tack, gear, shoes, etc.
The two of you will be amazed at the newfound
freedom and wide open spaces that you'll share!



Hunting: Rifle, Archery & Muzzleloader hunting for Mule Deer, Elk, Pronghorn Antelope, Mountain Lion, Bighorn Sheep in hunt units 072 & 074.  Spike camps in Jarbidge Wilderness.  Dates vary with hunting seasons.  Use Cottonwood as your base camp.  Stay in our beautiful lodge or bring your trailer & stay in our full service RV Park.  You can even dry camp & still enjoy our delicious meals & hospitality along with our restroom & shower facilities.  We offer vehicle guided hunts, pack horses & game retrieval services, as well as, meat locker, tire repair service & basic supply store.



Wilderness Fishing Trip:
Pack in to wilderness stream on horseback.  Trips to be scheduled.  Sleep in tents or outdoors.  Singles or groups.

Overnight Pack Trips
& Trail Rides:

July 1 through Sept 30.  Minimum 4 people.  Sleep in tents or outside.


Mountain Biking:
Bring your bike.  Explore hundreds of miles of trails & old roads over varied terrain.  May 1 through October 31.  Sleep at Lodge or camp on the trail.


Birding and Wildlife Viewing
Whether it's just a weekend stay or a week-long adventure, there are hundreds of species of birds & animals to find, observe and enjoy.

Attention All Bird & Wildlife Enthusiasts!
Join us March 28-30 for our
Incredible Birding & Wildlife Viewing Weekend

Please click on the bird below for all of the details


Here's a brief paper written by avid birder, Peter Kaestner, after his first visit to Cottonwood in June 2004
Wildlife Viewing at Cottonwood


Snowmobiling/Cross country skiing:
Sleep & eat in comfortable warm lodge while enjoying exciting winter sports.  December through March, weather permitting. Groups up to 19.


Small or large, elegant or simple, religious or civil ceremony, we
will work with you to create the special celebration of your dreams.

Full catering, reception tents,
tables, chairs, horse drawn
buggies & carriages, floral
arrangements, wedding cakes,
hair & makeup, decorating, RV
park with hookups, photography,
officiating...we can accommodate
most of your needs and desires
to help coordinate your
entire memorable event.
Click on our Weddings Tab
at the top of the page for
more details.

Business Retreats & Meetings:                     
The Ranch is an ideal setting for businesses, groups & organizations to meet and relax.  It offers a wonderful atmosphere for seminars and workshops.  Lodging, meals and ranch activities can round out any program and give participants a delightful experience they'll long cherish. Contact the ranch for assistance in planning your learning or sharing event.  Year round.  Tepee & tents are also available for extra sleeping accommodations in the summer months. Groups up to 19 persons.

Family Reunions Year- round.  Groups up to 19.  In the summer months tepee & tents are available for extra sleeping accommodations.

In addition to riding, there are many other fun activities like arena games, horseshoes, lawn games, roping practice, hiking trails, fishing, campfires, hayrides, biking and more to share.

Trap Shooting

ATV Enthusiasts:   Bring your ATVs and enjoy hundreds of miles of exciting trails!

Join Us For Our ATV Event Over Memorial Day Weekend
Friday, May 23-Monday, May 26, 2014
Click HERE For All Of The Details!!!

Hay wagons, chuck wagon, surrey.

Sleighs and hayrides

Lodging: Luxurious guest lodge with great room, reading area, computer desk with high speed internet, dining area, private bathrooms, extensive outdoor decks, separate recreation room with pool table and big screen TV, outdoor hot tub, free wi-fi.  Can accommodate most groups up to 19 persons.

Tepee: Sleeps 6

RV Park:         Click Here For Detailed Information About Our RV Park

Tents: Can accommodate any number required.

Cooking: Ranch style cooking year around.

Horses: Gentle riding horses, working cow horses, trail horses, work horses.

Location: 90 miles NE of Elko on the East side of the Jarbidge Wilderness.
4145'22" North
     11507'20" West
     Elevation 6,037 feet



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