Spahn's Big Horn B & B: "A special experience" Top 5 Page for this destination Sheridan Hotel Tip by toonsarah

Sheridan Hotels: 8 reviews and 6 photos

  On the deck at Spahn's
by toonsarah
 
  • On the deck at Spahn's - Sheridan
      On the deck at Spahn's
    by toonsarah
  • Chris with George in the sitting area - Sheridan
      Chris with George in the sitting area
    by toonsarah
  • Aspen Room, Spahn's B&B - Sheridan
      Aspen Room, Spahn's B&B
    by toonsarah
 

A stay at Spahn’s is more like a visit to friends than anything else. Guests are welcomed as part of the family and encouraged to make themselves at home – by George the dog as well as by Ron and Bobbie Spahn. The house is built in log cabin style (built by Ron himself in fact) and manages to look both stylish and comfortable.

There are three bedrooms available in the lodge itself and a couple of cabins too. We stayed in the Aspen Room, which was small but very pretty and comfortable. An excellent cooked breakfast is included in the rates, served family style. There's a deck with wonderful views, and a cosy sitting room where guests are welcome to sit and swap travellers' tales, while Ron makes helpful suggestions about more places to discover. Ron is an ex-Yellowstone ranger, and a geologist, and has extensive knowledge of the area, a knowledge he delights in sharing.

One thing you need to know if considering a visit here is that it isn’t the easiest place to drive to. Ron explains on their website:
“Our road is a steep winding one-lane gravel mountain road. We've had Jaguars, Cadillacs, Mercedes, and the UPS truck here, but if you're uncertain about driving it, just stop and honk, and we'll come and help you.”
Having said that, we certainly didn’t find it a problem in our small hire car, so don’t let that put you off!


Unique Qualities: If you enjoy B&B style of accommodation this place will certainly meet your needs and you could use it as a good base on which to explore on your own. But to get the best out of a visit here I’d really recommend that you take up Ron’s offer of guided trips. We went on two tours with him, and although these weren’t cheap we felt we really got our money’s worth out of the experiences, which we now look back on as among the highlights of our visit to Wyoming. I’ve created separate tips to describe the tours – an evening wildlife drive and steak dinner, and a full day tour to the Pryor Mountains.

Comparison: more expensive than average
Directions: Located high on the face of the Bighorn Mountains, fifteen miles from Sheridan Wyoming and Interstate 90.
Phone: (307) 674-8150
Price: US$40-80
Theme: Bed and Breakfast
Website: http://www.bighorn-wyoming.com/

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated Nov 13, 2006
  • Send to a Friend
  • Report Abuse

Comments

toonsarah

“I slept on the strange pillows of my wanderlust”

Online Now

Female

Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 0 1 0
Forum Rank:
0 0 1 1 7

Have you been to Sheridan?

  Share Your Travels