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“Perfect getaway, outstanding staff, 5 star food!”
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Red Reflet Ranch
Reviewed May 10, 2011

Our 3rd trip back - we LOVE this ranch, already have our reservation in for this summer. It's a great combination of luxury and outdoors, all delivered with very personal but unpretentious service.
Horses - They are very good about matching riders with horses in terms of ability, and then training as you go, so every level of rider is comfortable. They'll even loan you cowboy boots, and remember your size for next time . We highly recommend "team penning" where you sort cows while in a horse in their indoor arena. It's a great way to learn how to handle a horse. There are so many trails for horse rides, you'll never see the same one twice.
Non Horse Fun Stuff - ATVs, hiking, shooting range (guns and arche). Every shot a Colt 45? They'll show you how!
Cattle - this is a working cattle ranch. We've helped round up cattle in the fall, and seen calves born in the spring. There are several hundred head - it's really a photographers delight.
Food - unbelievably good and fresh. Eggs from their own chickens, fresh herbs from their garden, watercress from a nearby stream, not to mention the best beef you've ever had. We've had great swordfish, scallops. Food to delight adults and children. A great wine selection - literally hundreds of bottles, and a full bar. All included. You make your own breakfast, which they will supply according to your every wish (fresh oranges and a juicer? no problem!)
Staff - Bob & Laurence are wonderful owners and very involved with their guests - taking us on hikes, having a fabulous dinner. The staff lives on the ranch, so it's a family atmosphere, and everyone has their specialty - food, horses, cattle, housekeeping, etc.
Accommodations - The chalets are huge ranch cabins with jaw dropping views. Hot tubs! Wonderful beds :) They also have a rock solid wireless internet connection in the rooms. They will train you on how to ride an ATV, which is how you get around the ranch. The chalets are far enough away from each other you truly feel a sense of privacy and one with the outdoors..

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 11, 2010

The ranch is run by Bob and Lawrance Kaplin, who not only perform this current occupation with a great deal of hospitality and experience, but they both have a very extensive backgroung of facinating life experiences to draw from, which also makes for endless and interesting dinner conversations.

The first 2 things I must comment on are a) the incredible food that chef Tobby puts out everyday, and b) all of the guest facilities being the chalets, lodge, mountain cabin etc, which were designed by Bob, are second to none in terms of quality and features. Nothing was spared.

Next, is the perspective of numbers of people at a resort. A normal resort holds 100 to 200 or more guests all looking to uses the same facilities, in a therefore more crowded and less personal fashion. At red reflet, there are only 4 chalets and although they can hold up to 30 people at one time (if larger crowds book together), the norm is more like 1 family or couple in each for a total number more like 12 or 14 people to share the 25000 acres and all it's beauty and facilities. Basically, it's your family, or your family and a ranch hand if you need guidance and not another soul for miles around. It is therefore, much more private and personal, not to mention more hands on fun with no waiting your turn.

Next, is the endless breath taking landscape which can be enjoyed from the hot tub in your chalet, the deck of the lodge, on ATV, on horse, or hiking. Again, the website looks great, but is unable to compare to the real thing.

And lastly, I would just like to say that every business has issues to deal with, but at red reflet, Bob and Lawrance really know how to role with the punches and always make something positive out of it. For instance, the airline (not red reflet) lost our luggage on the way there and they arranged for one of ther ranch hands to drive that evening to the worland airport to retrieve it for us in time for the first morning. Also, there could have been an issue with space for our luggage in the Ranch's little prop plane which picked us up in Gillet when we arrived, so Lawrence herself, personally piloted their jet on the way back so all of our luggage was accomodated. These are just a couple of examples of the dedication that red reflet has to the quality of it's guest's vacation.

This frist vacation to the ranch was only 5 days because we weren't quite sure how much we were going to like it, but we were immediately sorry we didn't make it a full 7 days from the start, and are already planning our next trip here for a full week and possibly bringing more family and friends to share it with.

Thanks again to Bob, Lawrance, and all your staff Red Reflet,

The Whites.......

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 4, 2010

First of all, the other review (in French) rates the facility as "average". A little research finds this review is rated higher than any other review contributed to TripAdvisor by this individual (9 total), including the Four Seasons in Seychelles and other high-end accommodations worldwide. Every other review was either below average or poor, so I guess an "average" rating on this person's scale must be pretty good!

Okay.....that said. Red Reflet Guest Ranch is a 25,000 acre working ranch located in the Big Horn Basin, east of Yellowstone National Park and on the western side of the Big Horn Mountains. The lower elevation is approximately 5,000 ft., and this is where the facilities are located, including the main lodge, individual chalets, horse and ranch operations......oh, and don't let me forget, their private airport. The higher elevations are at about 8,000 ft., which is where the cattle are located during the summer. The property has small ponds/lakes and streams, as well as abundant deer and elk.

I could go on-and-on, but rather than attempt to cover everything, let me just say you will not be disappointed. Although not cheap by any means, it is an excellent value for your money. The staff, the food, the owners (Bob & Laurence Kaplan) are exceptional, as are the accommodations. Everyone's itinerary is customized, i.e. horseback riding, exploring the ranch by ATV, taking flying lessons from their private pilot, fly fishing, cooking lessons from the chef....and many other activities. You can also volunteer to assist in daily ranching activities, as helping to repair farm equipment or butcher chickens, or simply lay by the pool and take an afternoon nap. Just tell them what you want, and they will try to make it happen.

My wife and I left with a feeling we were part of the family, not simply a customer. We look forward to returning sometime in the future.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 4, 2010

The Red Reflet Ranch is an amazing place for an adventure in the wilds of Wyoming. We stayed there for a week, but could have stayed a month quite happily. Laurence and Bob, the owners, have created a retreat where nothing is forgotten, everything is provided and the guest is king. The accommodation is superb in modern luxurious chalets, although 'chalet' doesn't do it justice. The units are so much better than that! All have hot tubs, HD TV, the comfiest beds and amazing views. The food provided by Chef Toby is all fresh and of the highest quality, think Prime Rib, fresh fish, homegrown vegetables picked from the garden that day. The riding is outstanding on high quality horses with excellent instruction from Clay and Tammy and their team. My kids had never ridden before, and were helping round cattle on the mountain within a couple of days quite happily, and trying out Barrel Racing and Team Penning with a degree of success! In addition to the horse riding, there are ATVs, hiking through wonderful scenic countryside, shooting, fishing, rock climbing, dirt bikes, even aircraft sight seeing tours. Apart from the aircraft, everything is included. We got involved with cattle rounding and were encouraged to get as involved as we wanted to with the cattle operation. What we wanted to do was arranged for us. If we wanted just to chill, we could do that as well. No pressure from anyone to do anything, but if it was requested, Ann the Guest Services Manager would ensure it was arranged. In the evenings, all the guests, plus Bob, Laurence and Ann dined together sharing stories of the days activities and planning what to do the next., while enjoying fine wines. I would thoroughly recommend the Red Reflet to anyone who enjoys the finer things in life, but without the formality. This was a holiday of lifetime, made extra special by the wonderful staff, incredible scenery and the attention to detail. Oh, and there is no mobile phone signal so the office cannot contact you on a daily basis!! The only negative was having to leave at the end!!

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 27, 2013
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Room Tip: Les chalets sont tous très bien équipés : le choix dépend surtout de la taille de votre groupe. Nous...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 12, 2013
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 3, 2010
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  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with family
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Address: 10 Lodge Rd, Ten Sleep, WY 82442-8878
Location: United States > Wyoming > Ten Sleep
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Ranked #1 of 6 Specialty Lodging in Ten Sleep
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Red Reflet Ranch 3.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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