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explore the Snowy Range, Sierra Madre Mountain Range & Upper North Platte River Valley

VIP's Guide to Southern Wyoming™

exciting destinations

 

in southern wyoming, each town has its own unique brand of hospitality and offer a variety of places to stay, eat and shop. activities and entertainment vary from live musical performances and art festivals to skijoring competitions and beerfests. there is something for everyone in southern Wyoming.

saratoga, Wyoming

 

Located 21 miles south of Interstate 80, Saratoga, Wyoming has plenty of services, places to stay, eat and shop, convenience stores, a grocery store, a museum, a medical clinic, two large parks and a Chamber of Commerce. For more than a century, visitors have come here to soak in mineral hot springs, fish the trout-filled North Platte River and enjoy the amenities of this small western town.

 

Originally know at Warm Springs, Wyoming, the town was renamed in 1886 by Fenimore Chatterton after Saratoga Springs, New York. "Saratoga" is the Native American word meaning "place of miraculous water in rock".

 

encampment and Riverside, Wyoming

 

Located 17 miles south of Saratoga on Highway 230, Encampment and Riverside have several places to stay, eat, shop and a convenience store. There is a large park at Riverside and behind the Encampment Museum. Both of these small towns are known for the close proximity to recreation in the mountains and access to the Encampment River.

 

The towns boomed at the turn-of-the-century with copper mining and smelting. From 1903-1908, a sixteen-mile, steam-powered aerial tramway carried copper ore from miles in the Sierra Madre Range to Encampment.

 

Centennial, Wyoming

 

The community of Centennial, Wyoming lies just outside the east entrance of the Snowy Range. There are a handful of places to stay, eat and refuel--plus the Nici Self Museum. With a population of roughly 100, everyone here literally knows everyone in this small town with a hippie vibe.

 

Centennial was settled in 1875 with the discovery of gold in the area. Although the vein of gold soon faulted, ranchers, timber workers and coal miners continued to settle here.

 

 

PLACES TO STAY

  • RIVIERA LODGE
    RIVIERA LODGE
  • RIVIERA LODGE
    RIVIERA LODGE
    We are located right on the North Platte River and just two blocks from downtown Saratoga--where you will have access to shopping, dining and sight seeing. Our guest rooms feature comfortable beds, refrigerator and microwave in every room, high speed DSL Internet, coffee maker, ironing board, cable TV, ice & vending and free parking. We also have a 2-Bedroom Condo and a 4- Bedroom River House that is fully furnished and sleeps up to 10. We take good care of our guests. Call 1-800-326-5651 to book your stay today!
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  • THE OLD CORRAL
    THE OLD CORRAL
  • THE OLD CORRAL
    THE OLD CORRAL
    The Old Corral is located in the quaint town of Centennial, WY and just 5 minute from the Snowy Range. We specialize in lodging, dining, gifts and MORE! With 35 rustic yet modern hotel rooms, we can accommodate a wide range of gatherings from romantic getaways to your family reunion or wedding gathering. The Old Corral Steakhouse has been known for great steaks since the 1940's and continues to provide some of the finest beef and service in southern Wyoming! Open year around with mountain views from every room, FREE Wi-Fi, Full Bathroom, Satellite TV and MORE! Call (307) 745-5918 to book your stay.
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  • HACIENDA MOTEL
    HACIENDA MOTEL
  • HACIENDA MOTEL
    HACIENDA MOTEL
    Welcome to the Upper North Platte River Valley! The Hacienda Motel is a two-story unit featuring clean, comfortable, affordable and nicely furnished rooms. King and queen-sized beds, cable TV, interior corridors, free wireless Internet, non-smoking rooms, and plenty of free parking. Large groups welcome. Conveniently located next to Valley Foods & Liquors. Call 307-326-5751 to book your stay.
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  • HOOD HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST
    HOOD HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST
  • HOOD HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST
    HOOD HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST
    Victorian elegance meets western adventure at this one-of-a-kind mansion. Perfect for small groups and families. Situated in a quiet neighborhood just two blocks from downtown Saratoga and the North Platte River. Come enjoy a memorable stay and a delicious breakfast served at your convenience. Guests have full use of the house with four rooms that share two baths and the yard. Sleeps 8 (10 in a pinch) and children are always welcome. Satellite TV and wireless Internet. Call 307-326-8901 to book your stay.
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  • HISTORIC WOLF HOTEL
    HISTORIC WOLF HOTEL
  • HISTORIC WOLF HOTEL
    HISTORIC WOLF HOTEL
    Stay at the Historic Hotel Wolf & Restaurant in downtown Saratoga. The "Grand ol' Gal of the Valley" since 1893, come enjoy fine food in a convivial atmosphere. Our 2 1/2 story building houses ten rustically designed, clean, comfortable guest rooms-each furnished with it's own private bath. Open year round. Call 307-326-5525 to book your stay.
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  • COPPERLINE LODGE
    COPPERLINE LODGE
  • COPPERLINE LODGE
    COPPERLINE LODGE
    Located in scenic Saratoga, we have 6 cabins, connected by covered breezeways, with parking in front of each cabin. Cabins feature your choice of single or queen bed, kitchen with fridge, gas range/oven, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, cookware, dishes and silverware, TV and broadband. We also have 5 private sleeping rooms inside the Lodge Proper. Lodge rooms accommodate individuals or couples or small families in each, plus the 18’x30’ Gathering Room and the lavishly equipped gourmet kitchen.
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  • RENDEZVOUS LODGE
    RENDEZVOUS LODGE
  • RENDEZVOUS LODGE
    RENDEZVOUS LODGE
    The Rendezvous Lodge is located beautiful Ryan Park, Wyoming--just off the Snowy Range Scenic Byway. Our unique setting is the perfect destination for retreats, reunions and family vacations. Enjoy comfortable lodging, inside the lodge and in our rustic cabin, hearty home cooked breakfasts, lunches and dinners in a charming atmosphere with stunning mountain views. Call 1-888-326-8998 to book your stay.
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  • DEER HAVEN RV PARK
    DEER HAVEN RV PARK
  • DEER HAVEN RV PARK
    DEER HAVEN RV PARK
    Welcome to Deer Haven RV Park in Saratoga, Wyoming. Deer Haven RV Park is a great RV campground with full hookups, FREE cable TV and Free wireless internet. Located on the North Platte River with private river fishing! Roomy, wide spaces for slide-outs with lots of trees and shady spaces along the River with picnic tables. Weekly and monthly rates. Call (307) 326-8746 for reservations and information.
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DELICIOUS FINDS: RESTAURANTS & SHOPPING

  • SWEET MARIE'S BAKESHOP
    SWEET MARIE'S BAKESHOP
  • SWEET MARIE'S BAKESHOP
    SWEET MARIE'S BAKESHOP
    Cakes, cookies, pies, oh my!! Come on over to Sweet Marie's in downtown Saratoga and enjoy fresh brewed coffee, espresso drinks, pastries, breakfast, lunch or any of our gourmet cupcakes. Have a wedding or special occassion? We also make custom cakes! Check out our photo gallery on Facebook.
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  • DUKE'S BAR & GRILL
    DUKE'S BAR & GRILL
  • DUKE'S BAR & GRILL
    DUKE'S BAR & GRILL
    Great food, great fun! Join us for lunch, dinner, and drinks in downtown Saratoga. Open 7 days a week! Summer menu: Monday - Friday 4pm to 10pm & Saturday & Sunday 11am to 10pm. Free Pool, Big Screen TVs. Happy Hour M-F 4pm to 6pm!! Wing Wednesday! Friday Night Rib Night! Prime Rib Sundays!
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  • HOTEL WOLF RESTAURANT
    HOTEL WOLF RESTAURANT
  • HOTEL WOLF RESTAURANT
    HOTEL WOLF RESTAURANT
    Enjoy fine dining and spirits in an award-winning historic hotel in downtown Saratoga. Savor our famous, aged Prime Rib, quality cut of beef, fresh seafood, lamb and chicken entrees and a trip to our salad bar. Kathleen's famous homemade cheesecake (as featured in Ford Times and Empire Magazine) and chocolate moose. Open for lunch and dinner. Reservations strongly suggested at 307-326-5525.
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  • OLD CORRAL STEAKHOUSE
    OLD CORRAL STEAKHOUSE
  • OLD CORRAL STEAKHOUSE
    OLD CORRAL STEAKHOUSE
    Known for great steaks since the 1940's, the Old Corral Steakhouse in Centennial features only the best in quality meat--only free roaming grass and grain fed beef...ALWAYS FRESH never frozen. Ensuring some of the most tender cuts you bite into, from the hearty Rib-Eye to the lean but tender NY!! Other great menu items include fresh chicken breasts either on a hearty bun served with only the best homestyle fries, or as a dinner in itself smothered with our homemade and very mouth watering bourbon sauce!! Also be sure to try our famous handpacked 1/2 lb. gourmet hamburgers!
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  • RENDEZVOUS LODGE RESTAURANT
    RENDEZVOUS LODGE RESTAURANT
  • RENDEZVOUS LODGE RESTAURANT
    RENDEZVOUS LODGE RESTAURANT
    Dine in beautiful Ryan Park, Wyoming! You'll love our burgers, angus steaks and hand-cut Rib Eyes 12 or 16-ounce grilled to your liking. Open 7 days a week.
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  • LAURA M GALLERY
    LAURA M GALLERY
  • LAURA M GALLERY
    LAURA M GALLERY
    Laura M Gallery & Back Room is your destination for Fashion, Furs and Fine Art. If ever a store evoked the dressy casual style of the west, it's Saratoga's Laura M. Modeled after big city boutique stores, but with an eye toward small town charm and hospitality, Laura M gives shoppers an unexpected boutique shopping experience in a high desert setting.
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  • HAT CREEK TRADING POST
    HAT CREEK TRADING POST
  • HAT CREEK TRADING POST
    HAT CREEK TRADING POST
    Mosey in to Hat Creek Trading Post in beautiful Saratoga, Wyoming! Come shop a large variety of western and lodge gifts, novelties and artwork. We also have a wide selection of authentic western clothing, cowboy hats, boots, and accessories for men, women and children. You can pick out old-fashioned toys and gifts for your little cowboy or cowgirl, too---all housed in a 100+ year-old building. Locally owned and operated in downtown Saratoga, we are southern Wyoming's western gift and apparel store. And yes, we’re a saddle shop too.
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  • PLATTE VALLEY RANCH SUPPLY
    PLATTE VALLEY RANCH SUPPLY
  • PLATTE VALLEY RANCH SUPPLY
    PLATTE VALLEY RANCH SUPPLY
    Located in the heart of the Platte Valley, Saratoga, Wyoming, we understand the importance animals play in our everyday lives. Platte Valley Ranch Supply is your one stop shop for all your animal needs and western wear. We carry Ariat, Wrangler, Carhartt, Justin, Resistol, and many other brands to meet your personal needs. Check out the latest in western style on here.
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  • THE OUTHOUSE GIFT SHOP
    THE OUTHOUSE GIFT SHOP
  • THE OUTHOUSE GIFT SHOP
    THE OUTHOUSE GIFT SHOP
    Saratoga's affordable gift shop with gifts and such for everyone. Greeting cards 2/$1, Burts Bees products, snacks, candies & nuts, Wisconsin cheese, souvenirs, western and wildlife decor, Wyoming Cowboys apparel, jewelry, plus much more. Check us out on Facebook for new arrivals!
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  • THE COUNTRY STORE
    THE COUNTRY STORE
  • THE COUNTRY STORE
    THE COUNTRY STORE
    Located in the Good Times Valley! 24-hour fueling, groceries, soft serve ice cream and cappuccinos. Hunting and fishing licenses and supplies. Snowmobile registration. Clean restrooms. Open year round. 7 days a week.
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  • VALLEY FOODS & LIQUORS
    VALLEY FOODS & LIQUORS
  • VALLEY FOODS & LIQUORS
    VALLEY FOODS & LIQUORS
    Full-service Grocery Store and ONLY Meat Department in Carbon County that cuts all our own meat on site. USDA-Graded Prime or Choice Beef • Special cuts of meat and specialty items such as our own bratwurst and chorizo • Meat smoker frequently used for ribs, brisket, pork, chicken and turkey • Highest quality produce • Henny Penny Chicken • Party Trays • Wide selection of Domestic and Imported Beer, several Microbrew varieties and ice • Over 600 Wines from around the world
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OUTDOOR GUIDES & SHOPS

  • HACK'S TACKLE & OUTFITTERS
    HACK'S TACKLE & OUTFITTERS
  • HACK'S TACKLE & OUTFITTERS
    HACK'S TACKLE & OUTFITTERS
    Located in beautiful Saratoga, Wyoming, Hack's Tackle sits on the bank of the North Platte River. Hack has the best team of experienced guides in the upper North Platte River Valley. They love to fish and share their expertise--and stories--with their clients. For the ultimate fishing experience on the upper North Platte River and the Encampment River, or anywhere in Carbon County, Wyoming ...choose Hack's Tackle.
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  • KOYOTY SPORTS & TROPHY ROOM TAXIDERMY
    KOYOTY SPORTS & TROPHY ROOM TAXIDERMY
  • KOYOTY SPORTS & TROPHY ROOM TAXIDERMY
    KOYOTY SPORTS & TROPHY ROOM TAXIDERMY
    Carbon County Hunting Headquarters, located in downtown Saratoga. New and used guns and ammo, reloading components, large inventory of hunting and fishing supplies, camouflage clothing, hunting & hiking boots, big game, small game, and broker mounts and rugs, knives, hatchets, and optics. Full Service Taxidermy.
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  • WEST LARAMIE FLY STORE
    WEST LARAMIE FLY STORE
  • WEST LARAMIE FLY STORE
    WEST LARAMIE FLY STORE
    We sell more fishing licenses than any other location in the state and also sell hunting licenses and snowmobile permits. If you need it for a great trip fishing, hunting or snowmobiling, we have it: Gas, groceries, hunting equipment, fishing equipment, guns, ammo, and a huge selection of fly-tying materials as well as a fly-tier on location to show you how it is done. Stop in for a cup of coffee, fill up the tanks, find out what’s biting and pick up all your supplies. We will spin a few stories, point out the best locations and agree with you that.......A bad day fishing is better than a good day working!
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  • TWO DOGS GUIDE SERVICE
    TWO DOGS GUIDE SERVICE
  • TWO DOGS GUIDE SERVICE
    TWO DOGS GUIDE SERVICE
    Exploring Wyoming’s Great Outdoors with a Fly Rod! Two Dogs Guide Service is based out of the West Laramie Fly Store in Laramie, Wyoming. Our guided trips range in variety from floating the Upper North Platte River (Routt, Six Mile Gap, all the way to I-80), Encampment River, Lower North Platte River (world famous Grey Reef), fly fishing wade trips in picturesque alpine regions in the Snowy Range, Laramie River and walleye fishing in Glendo, Seminoe and Greyrocks reservoirs. Full and half-day guided float and wade trips are available. Scenic floats and scenic hikes are an excellent option for visitors wishing to explore the area! Please visit our website for more information and pricing.
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AREA SPECIALISTS: MUSEUMS, REAL ESTATE & EVENT INFORMATION

  • SARATOGA MUSEUM
    SARATOGA MUSEUM
  • SARATOGA MUSEUM
    SARATOGA MUSEUM
    Open seasonally from Memorial Day weekend through September, the Saratoga Museum houses the most diverse geological collection in the state of Wyoming with minerals and gems ranging from India to Antarctica. When you visit, you’ll learn about the creation of Saratoga and Wyoming as you see us today to the pioneers who settled the area. The museum is open Wednesday through Saturday 10am-4pm and on Sunday’s noon to 4pm.
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  • GRAND ENCAMPMENT MUSEUM
    GRAND ENCAMPMENT MUSEUM
  • GRAND ENCAMPMENT MUSEUM
    GRAND ENCAMPMENT MUSEUM
    The Grand Encampment Museum is the “GEM” of Southern Wyoming. Located in Encampment, Wyoming, the GEM has a rich collection of over a dozen historical buildings filled with artifacts representing the timber, mining, and agricultural history of the Encampment valley at the turn of the 20th century. Open year-round, most week-days. If winter, call 307-327-5308 before you visit to make sure we are open!
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  • NICI SELF MUSEUM
    NICI SELF MUSEUM
  • NICI SELF MUSEUM
    NICI SELF MUSEUM
    The Nici Self Historical Museum is located at 2734 Highway 130 in Centennial, Wyoming. Berniece “Nici” Self was one of the founding members, and the museum is named in her honor. Exhibits celebrate the mining, ranching, and railroading history of the area. Several buildings from around the area have been moved to the grounds and are open to visitors. We’re open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, Thursday through Monday, noon to 4 PM. In September, we’re open Saturday and Sunday, noon to 4 PM. Admission is always free, but donations are gratefully accepted.
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  • CENTURY 21 CORNERSTONE REALTY, LLC
    CENTURY 21 CORNERSTONE REALTY, LLC
  • CENTURY 21 CORNERSTONE REALTY, LLC
    CENTURY 21 CORNERSTONE REALTY, LLC
    CENTURY 21 Cornerstone Realty, LLC is a full service real estate brokerage with offices in Saratoga and Rawlins. Proudly serving South Central Wyoming with homes for sale in Saratoga, Rawlins, Sinclair, Medicine Bow, Hanna, Elk Mountain, Encampment, Riverside and Wamsutter.
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  • SARATOGA PLATTE VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
    SARATOGA PLATTE VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
  • SARATOGA PLATTE VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
    SARATOGA PLATTE VALLEY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
    The Upper North Platte Valley is more than a magnificent place to visit..it's a wonderful place to live. Whether you are looking for a place to raise your children, start a new business, own a retirement or second home, we offer the best of the best. Our main emphasis is business-to-business relations, special event coordination, tourism, business leads and opportunities, but we also offer services such as buiness workshops and welcome programs for new businesses and residents.
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  • CARBON COUNTY VISITORS COUNCIL
    CARBON COUNTY VISITORS COUNCIL
  • CARBON COUNTY VISITORS COUNCIL
    CARBON COUNTY VISITORS COUNCIL
    Welcome to Wyoming’s Carbon County. Come discover the Western frontier and “Get Your West On.” Whether you are here to explore Carbon County’s rich history full of colorful characters and infamous outlaws, crystal clear rivers, natural hot springs, mountain trails for hiking or biking, forests teeming with wildlife, pristine alpine lakes, small town western culture, local events and museums - we're glad you've decide to come explore Carbon County. Request a free Visitor's Guide today!
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  • PLATTE VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER
    PLATTE VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER
  • PLATTE VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER
    PLATTE VALLEY COMMUNITY CENTER
    The Platte Valley Community Center, located in rustic and beautiful Saratoga, Wyoming, hosts a variety of events throughout the year. It is the perfect place to host your next venue too. From art shows, wedding receptions, and performing art to formal presentations and meetings, we have plenty of space and a variety of services to accommodate every event. Visit our website for upcoming events and activities in the Saratoga area.
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