Stunning Cottage with Fire Pit in Saratoga, Wyoming

Cottage in Saratoga , WY

6 guests • 3 bedrooms • 4 beds

41 reviews

The property is relaxing riverfront farm house built in 1936, across from the Treasure Island public section of the Upper North Platte River. A sportsman's staging area, or a place to sip your wine/coffee and finish (or write) your novel! Take in the views sounds smells of the river wildlife trees mountains. More of an experience than a stay. Located in the Platte valley between historic Saratoga & Encampment/Riverside WY, with the the Snowy Range & Sierra Madre mountains of the Medicine Bow National Forest rising to the east & west.

•1500 SqrFt, 3Bd, 1.5Ba, with 3-sided wrap-around deck, river deck, jacuzzi, gas fire pit, EV Level 2 & RV charger, swing, relics.
•Walk out the house in your hip waders and start your fishing day; Treasure Island section is ~2 mi x 2 channels = 4+ miles of river access, a Blue Ribbon freestone trout stream. Great for wade & drift boat fishing (raft, kayak, canoe); put-in / take-out at adjacent public boat launch.
•Or head up the nearby Snowy Range (WY-130) or Battle Pass (WY-70) scenic byways to hike/ATV/snowmobile these Medicine Bow National Forest mountains, 2 million+ acres & BLM.
•Trailers welcome; ideal staging area for snowmobilers, ATV, fisherman, hunters, horseback riders (2 acre grazing pasture), RV hook-ups (30A/15A receptacles), EV level 2 charger.
•Hikers, bikers, campers, backpackers, birders, photographers, cross-country skiers, snow shoeing, ice fishing, rock climbing.
•Original Kurz/Ridding homestead location on lower Cow Creek dating back to ~1889 with 4 log cabins.
•Steamboat Springs resort 116 miles.

•The entire house and property is for your use, full kitchen - plan to cook! Cabins are locked.

Saratoga: Historic Wolf Hotel built in 1893. Hobo Hot Springs; natural mineral pools visitors can swim and relax 24/7 free. Shively Field airport w/ 8,400 ft paved / lighted runway. Museum.
Encampment: Grand Encampment Museum.

•You are between Saratoga (10 mi north) and Riverside/Encampment (10 mi south) - several restaurants & bars at both. Grocery shop in Laramie or locally before you come to property!
•Must have car, 4WD recommended winter-April mud season.

•You are not in town, dirt access road can be rough in March, bugs, noisy cows grazing, distant gunshots.
•There is boat launch traffic during Jun-Jul prime time, especially weekends.
•Please respect local residents, private property rights (NO trespassing), city ordinances, speed limits, grazing animals (domestic & wild), river/fishing rules (see signage at boat ramp).
•House is on the prairie, flys & bugs will find their way inside (can use the handheld vacuums or zapper-swatter!).
•Member: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Trout Unlimited, Snowy Range Snowmobile Club, Saratoga Chamber Commerce.
Mechanical engineer in parts sales, 16 yr old son, enjoy mountains & water (ocean, lakes, rivers). Grew up in MI, will retire in WY.
•The property is a homestead from the late 1800's, an experience not a stay. Full kitchen, BBQ+Smoker, plan to cook!
•Modernized with mesh Wifi, internet TV, charging stations & outlets, EV Level 2 charger, 100% Dimmable LED bulbs.
•Views of the tree-lined river and 12,000' snow capped mountains east & west from your deck chair...
•This unpopulated, predominantly private valley still retains it's western quaintness - activities aside, a great place to come and just relax.
•4 Wilderness areas: Huston Park, Encampment River, Savage Run, Platte River
Stayed in these cabins as a kid in 1977, caught my first trout by accident and have been hooked ever since - pun intended. When you smell the cottonwood trees, take in the views, listen to the river, you'll understand.
Near ranches: Brush Creek, Silver Spur, A bar A, Big Creek, State Line, and others for family visits.
Saratoga: Historic Wolf Hotel built in 1893. Hobo Hot Springs; natural mineral pools visitors can swim and relax 24/7 free. Shively Field airport w/ 8,400 ft paved / lighted runway. Museum.
Encampment: Grand Encampment Museum.
Dirt road can be dusty in summer depending on wind - will spray dust control.
Book ATV's, a horseback ride or scenic/fishing float trip on the river! Encampment Museum, Wyoming Frontier Prison in Rawlins. Drive to the top of Kennaday Peak (4WD). Hiking, biking, hunting, dirt bikes, camping, XC skiing / snowshoeing, photography, birding. Book a massage.

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Features and services


  • 1 King-size bed

  • 1 Queen-size bed

  • 1 Double bed

  • single-bed

    1 Twin/Single bed

Most popular features

  • Private Jacuzzi/Hot tub

  • Wi-Fi/Internet

  • Private Kitchen

  • Heating

  • Private Outdoor pool

  • Hiking

  • River, stream or creek

  • Swimming

  • Fishing

  • Air conditioning

  • Microwave

  • Fridge

  • Forest

  • Wildlife watching

  • stove


  • Water sports

  • kayak


  • Yoga

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Saratoga , Wyoming

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Scenic views
  • Coastal

  • Desert

  • Forest

  • Prairie, meadow or plain

  • River, stream or creek

Activities near Saratoga
  • Swimming

  • Hiking

  • Winter sports

  • Water sports

  • Biking

  • kayak


  • Climbing

  • Fishing

  • Boating/Sailing

  • Meditation

  • Yoga

  • Wildlife watching

  • Golfing

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  • Check-in: Before 03:00 PM

  • Check-out: 12:00 PM

House rules

  • No infants allowed
    Under 2 years old

  • No children allowed
    2-12 years old

  • No pets allowed

  • No smoking

  • No parties

  • Events allowed

  • No open fires

  • Minimum age to rent: 28

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