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 2013 Schedule & Rates

Click here for the 2014 Schedule & Rates

All Events have Unlimited Riding

2013 Calendar of Events

Ranch Stays
Call or e-mail for availability
April through October
(Flexible Dates)
Ranch activities include: horseback riding, Cattle
Roundups, trap-shooting, arena games, roping,
Bird watching, hiking, camping, rock-hunting,
ATV trips, hot tub, relaxing,—And more!

$275/day per person – all inclusive

Shoesole/Holistic Management Meeting
June 12-13


Horse Drive/ Cattle Drive
June 16-22
 July 14-20
 August 18-24
September 15-21
Depending on weather & other factors, guests spend 3 or 4 days driving
horses & the remaining day or two working cattle with the
Cottonwood Cowboys
at the ranch.  
$1,750 per person – all inclusive

Spring Horse Gather and Drive
May 3-5
Three days of pure riding, driving a herd of approximately 75 Cottonwood horses
to their spring range.
Cowboy up and join us for this exciting ride through 35 miles of incredible
high desert, mountains and rushing streams as the herd heads to their new pasture.
$550 per person--all inclusive for two nights/three days

Driving the Herd from the Ranch to the Winter Range
This event is cancelled for 2013 since we will not be taking the herd
to a winter range that is some distance away from the ranch.

Three days of pure riding, driving a herd of approximately 75 Cottonwood horses
from the ranch to their winter range.
Cowboy up and join us for this exciting ride through 35 miles of incredible
high desert, mountains and spectacular scenery.
$550 per person--all inclusive for two nights/three days

Team Sorting Events
Please go to our Team Sorting Tab at the top of the page for more information.

Family Package:
Family Package: May-September (Flexible Dates)
$4,500 per week for 2 adults/2 children under 18,
additional children $225.00 per day

Pack Trips in the Jarbidge Wilderness
Discover America's least visited
 and one of it's most remote Wilderness Areas.
Cottonwood Guest Ranch is one of the few places in the
United States permitted to offer this service.
These are spectacular trips!

Choose from the following unique weeks:

The Jarbidge High Trail Pack Trip
July 21-27
Arrive on July 21st.  Spend a day being a cowboy at the ranch on the 22nd.
On the 23rd we pack up and ride up into the mountains where we'll spend
4 days and 3 nights camping & riding the high trail of the Jarbidge Wilderness.
Depart from the ranch on July 27th.

$1,800 per person – all inclusive

Pack Trip Over The Mountain & Into The Town of Jarbidge
July 28-August 3
Arrive at the ranch on Sunday.  On Monday we pack up and ride up into the
mountains where we'll spend 5 days and 4 nights camping & riding through the
breathtakingly beautiful Jarbidge Wilderness.  We'll ride down the other side of the
mountain on Friday and into the old mining town of Jarbidge where that night
we'll enjoy a hot shower, a filling dinner & cozy rooms at The Barn Hotel in town.
Guests depart from Jarbidge on Saturday morning
$1,850 per person – all inclusive


Fall Elk Bugle Pack Trip
September 22-28
One of the most unique and exquisite adventure trips that we offer.
Arrive at the ranch on September 22nd.  Be a Cottonwood Cowboy for a day at the ranch.
We will pack up and head to camp on horseback on the 24th
and spend 3 nights at camp where we'll enjoy the brilliant fall foliage
in the Jarbidge Wilderness.  We'll take beautiful day rides from camp & bugle in
the bull elk during the height this spectacular season.  We will ride back
to the ranch on the 27th.  Departure is on the 28th.
$1,800 per person – all inclusive

Click here to view raw video from our 2010 Elk Bugle Trip


Mountain Biking
Bring your bike & ride hundreds of miles of trails.  We'll haul your gear if you choose to camp.

Back Packing
We haul your gear & you do the hiking!

Weddings, Corporate Retreats, Family Reunions
Cottonwood Ranch offers a beautiful setting and facilities for
a very unique and memorable event.
Inquire about available dates

Winter Ranch Stays
Call or e-mail for availability

December - February (Flexible Dates)
Winter Activities include cross-country snow skiing,
hay rides, feeding with the team, relaxing in the warm
lodge, trap-shooting, snowmobiling & more.
$250 per person/day

All prices include three meals a day and snacks, rooms,
 lodge & ranch facilities, unlimited riding

See you at Cottonwood Ranch in 2013!


Reservation Terms & Conditions


1. Reservations will be confirmed upon receipt of 25% deposit.  Deposit is refundable 60 days prior to arrival less a $25 processing fee.  Balance of payment must be received 45 days prior to arrival.


2. Minimum age for children staying at the Cottonwood Ranch is 5 years old.  To ensure their safety while visiting the ranch we ask that all children be supervised by an attending adult.  Children under seven years of age are not permitted to horse ride, unless the horse is led.  The minimum age for pack trips is 10 years old.


3. Discounts:

Children: 16 & under receive a 20% discount on our rates. 

Group Rate for Pack Trips:  7 - 10 persons receive a 10% discount. 

Ranch Stay: group of 10 persons receive a 5% discount. 

Please note:  Only one of the above discounts may apply per booking.


4. Exclusive Ranch Stay: The Ranch may be reserved on an exclusive basis.  Please request details and rates.


5. Gratuities: All Gratuities are divided equally amongst all of our hard working Ranch staff.  Suggested gratuity 15%, however the rate is completely at your personal discretion.


6. Transfers: Transfers can be arranged and paid in advance.

Pickup and return to and  from  Elko, NV and Twin Falls, ID airports at a rate of $120 round trip

per person.


Car rentals are available from these airports or Salt Lake City airport. 

Estimated driving times to Cottonwood Ranch from:

            Reno, NV:                                       8 hours

            Las Vegas, NV:                               9 hours

            Elko, NV:                                        2.25 hours

            Twin Falls, ID:                                2.5 hours

            Salt Lake City, UT:                         4.5 hours


7. Payments to the ranch may be made by cash, check, Mastercard or Visa. Credit card payments are subject to a surcharge of 2.5%.


8. Cottonwood Ranch reserves the right to change its published rates without notice. Current reservation agreements with clients will not be subject to any such increases if a deposit has been accepted from the client.


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