The Diamond 7 Bar is now pleased to offer you the opportunity to come and share a taste of Real Ranch Living. Nestled in the north east corner of Wyoming between Devil’s Tower and Black Hills National Forest there are 10,000 acres of privately owned land. We are excited to share the unique experience of being an authentic ranch hand on an actual working cattle ranch for a few days! We think this is one of the most beautiful spots in the world and would love to have you come and enjoy all it has to offer!
The ranch house still sits on the spot where the Mahoney family built the original log cabin when it was homesteaded in 1886. Beth Reilly is the great granddaughter of Hiram Mahoney and daughter of Gerald Mahoney. While it was Hiram, Gerald’s grandfather that originally homesteaded it was through Gerald’s hard work and innovative thinking that the Diamond 7 Bar became what it is today. That work ethic and creative thinking is a tradition Beth and her husband Pat strive to continue as they raise their family in the same spot where the family has lived since 1886.
A typical stay at the Diamond 7 Bar will begin with check-in at noon Monday followed by lunch with the Wranglers and a guided tour of the ranch ending back at the ranch house for supper. Be sure to have cameras out and expect to see wildlife. Deer, Antelope, Elk, Turkeys, Eagles, Raccoons, Porcupines, Beaver, Mountain Lions, Bobcats and lots of other critters all reside on the ranch. If you like to hunt Pat will fill you in on all the details about scheduling a hunt with us!
The rest of the stay (Tuesday-Friday) will unwind as follows:
Breakfast is cereal, juice, coffee and such in your quarters on your own. We’ll provide the grub but you gotta fix it yourself. If ya want your bed made be sure it’s done before we meet up for the day cuz at the Diamond 7 Bar we all do our own housekeeping. When ya need fresh towels or the trash emptied one of the wranglers will take care of that. Other wise ya better bring your Ma along!
Work on the ranch kicks in with the days events scheduled according to what needs to be done to run an honest to goodness working cattle ranch. While you are here you may participate in anything from driving cattle, mending fence (The never ending job with 10,000 acres to be tended.), grass has to be planted, mowed, and baled depending on when you are with us, sometimes the cattle need to be doctored, the chickens have to be fed and eggs collected every day, we have horses on the ranch but they pretty much get to do what they want unless we’re driving cattle, sometimes machinery needs attention, or we could be working on a project to enhance the operation. There is always something that needs to be done cuz this ain’t no Dude Ranch!
All the wranglers (That means you too!) meet around the table for lunch unless we’re working on a project we know will keep us out and about. If that is the plan we pack lunch and take it with us.
After the chores are done we gather around the table for some hearty home cooking and story telling if we aren’t too tired. This is a cattle ranch so if you want Tofu bring it with you cuz most nights Beef is what’s for Dinner. We could arrange a meal featuring wild game upon request. After supper you’re on your own. If we’re doing something and you’d like to join us you’re most likely welcome just ask!
Or there is always the Hot tub, the pool table, the Big screen TV (Unless you’re in the bunkhouse.), ATV’s to ride, lots of places to hike, or just hang out and enjoy the natural beauty of the ranch. All activities are at your own risk and every guest must sign a statement holding the ranch and its wranglers blameless in the unlikely event of a mishap.
You will receive a schedule of the weeks planned activities when you check-in. If you decide to take a day off there are lots of great things to do in the area. It is an easy drive to Devil’s Tower (You can see it from the ranch.), Mount Rushmore, Historic Deadwood, Spearfish Canyon, and all the great things to do in the Black Hills. Or you can always decide to lounge around the ranch. Please let us know if you won’t be here for meals cuz we’ll plan on you unless you tell us not to.
Check out will be noon Saturday
Prices as follows:
Adults double occupancy: $1000 each
Single occupancy: $1500
Children 13 & under: $500 each
Children 3 & under are free
Accommodations are home style and comfortable. Depending on availability we offer either the privacy of a 3 room bunkhouse which can sleep up to 4 or the walk out lodge down stairs from the main ranch house. The lodge has two private bed rooms that sleep up to 5 and share a bathroom. There are bunks for 4 more if dormitory style in the main lodge. Wi-Fi, phone and cable TV are all available in the lodge. Don’t count on your cell phone working though!
To schedule a stay with us a non-refundable deposit of $500 per guest is required. We accept personal checks or cash. The balance is due upon check-in. We do not accept credit cards.
We are a non-smoking, alcohol free establishment and no pets please. We have enough of our own! Most folks come as guests and leave as family. We look forward to seeing you at the “Diamond 7 Bar” soon!
An Alcohol-free Establishment