Frequently Asked Questions of Blackwater Creek Ranch


Interesting Ranch Facts

  • Blackwater Creek was established in 1915
  • Blackwater Creek Ranch accommodates 38 guests
  • Our Season runs from the last week in May - October 1
  • Conference/Corporate Groups season is May and September
  • Blackwater is located just minutes from Yellowstone and 40 minutes from Historical Cody, Wyoming
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What should I bring?

Dress at our ranch is casual & western. Wyoming weather is beautiful with cool mornings & evenings topped with warm sunny days. Layering works best. Come prepared with a wide brimmed hat, riding boots, leather or cotton gloves, comfortable blue jeans, t-shirts, & long sleeved shirts. We suggest that you bring nylons for both men and women for warmth and comfort. Don't forget your lip balm, bathing suit, and water shoes for rafting. Shorts can be worn in Yellowstone & Town. Lastly, pack that camera and lots of film!


How do we get to Blackwater Creek Ranch?

By Air...Cody, Wyoming is serviced by Delta and United Airlines. Transportation is provided to and from the Yellowstone International Airport and from all major hotels. The other option is to fly into Billings, MT and we can arrange a shuttle service for you for a nominal fee or you can rent a car on your own. It is a 2 1/2 hour drive to the ranch.
By Auto...Blackwater Creek Ranch is located just 35 miles from Cody, Wyoming and 13 miles from the East entrance of Yellowstone National Park off Highway 14-16-20.


Should we rent a car or is transportation provided?

Transportation is provided to and from Blackwater Creek Ranch and to all activities, but there are some guests that like having their own vehicle. We leave this decision solely up to you.


Do we have to ride horses?

Although horseback riding is our most popular activitiy at the ranch, all activities are optional. This is your vacation!


Is babysitting available?

Individual childcare can be provided, but is NOT included in the rate plan. Normal sitting rates will be added.


Is there Liquor available?

Blackwater Creek Ranch hosts a full bar. If there is something special that you would like to have on hand during your visit just let us know and we'll order it for you and have it here when you arrive!


What if we have a special diet?

Special diets are easily accommodated. Let our Chef know in advance of any special needs that you might have and he will be happy to cater to all your needs.


Can I bring my pets?

Sorry, but pets are not allowed at the ranch. We have our ranch dogs, horses, and cats that do not accept other pets.


Do you have phones, faxes, and Internet?

There is a courtesy phone in the Main Lodge. Faxes are sent and received in the office. Wireless internet is available at the ranch, in the Main Lodge. There are no phones or televisions in the cabins. Cell phones DO NOT WORK here at the ranch. Phone cards are recommended for you to make long distance calls.


When is check-in and check-out?

As a guest at Blackwater Creek Ranch your stay runs from Sunday-Sunday. Check-in is anytime after 3:00 p.m. and check out is 10:00 a.m.


Is there Laundry services?

Blackwater Creek Ranch does have laundry facilities for our guests. Special times do apply.


Do you have fishing equipment?

Blackwater Creek Ranch has spin cast and fly rods for your use. We do not provide waders and for the avid fisherman we recommend that you bring your favorite equipment. Our tackle shop provides lures, flies, and other supplies for your convenience.


Is smoking allowed on the ranch?

Smoking is permitted at the ranch, but not inside the cabins or the main lodge. Ash-trays are provided for your use. TRAIL RIDES are non-smoking due to fire danger.


Do you include our children in the activities?

Our ranch program during family weeks are geared to everyone. We do not exclude the children from any of our activities. For the little ones that can not ride, sitting is available. We pride ourselves on the program that we offer our families and everyone is included in the fun!


What is your tipping policy?

Feel free to tip your favorites if your choose.
These are are most frequently asked questions, but if we didn't answer something for you please let us know and we will see that you have all your answers! You can phone us anytime at 888-243-1516.