A Bar A Ranch

Make memories of a lifetime while living and working on our historic Wyoming guest ranch!

The A Bar A Ranch is one of the West’s original guest ranches, established in 1922. We are located in southern Wyoming’s Medicine Bow Mountains, on the North Platte River. 

A Bar A Ranch is in south-central Wyoming, near the border with Colorado. The nearest town is Encampment, Wyoming.

About A Bar A Ranch

Guests visit from across the country and around the world to ride horses, fly-fish, hike, and enjoy other outdoor activities with their families and friends. Many of our guests have been returning to the Ranch for generations. Our beautiful remote location and the family atmosphere contributes to a unique sense of community among guests and staff at the A Bar A. 

The Employee Experience

We consider the staff at A Bar A to be our greatest strength, and have a reputation for an outstanding staff of friendly, engaging, caring people. We focus on personal connections and relationships among guests and staff. Staff members form life-long friendships born of common interests in being outdoors and being of service to others, while living and working in a close-knit community.

One of the things our staff appreciate most about living at the A Bar A is the freedom to explore the land and live close to nature, with hiking trails and streams literally right outside your door.

Ideal Candidate

We are looking for hard-working, enthusiastic team players who are eager to learn and be contributing members of our ranch community. If you love working with people, being outdoors, and are ready to commit to working hard as a positive member of our team, we would love to hear from you!

Room and Board

Staff members receive housing, meals, and use of ranch facilities, along with a monthly salary and a share of the general tips fund. Meals are simple, family-style and housing is basic, shared housing with other staff in dormitories or bunk houses. 

Employee Perks

Benefits include housing and meals, optional 401k with company contribution, share of general tips fund, use of facilities.

Getting Here and Getting Around

The nearest airport is in Laramie, Wyoming (90 minutes away). Denver International Airport is 4 hours away. We can pick up staff members in Laramie, and you can fly there, or take a shuttle from the Denver airport. About half of our staff usually bring their own cars, and rides can be shared on days off, etc. We are located about 4 hours from Denver, 2 hours from Steamboat Springs, and 90 minutes from Laramie.

 

For Fun

Staff members enjoy unlimited hiking on more than one hundred thousand acres of private land and National Forest. Horseback riding and fly-fishing opportunities are exceptional, including miles of private trails and private river and stream access. Use of guest facilities including the pool, tennis courts, golf course, and shooting ranges is also permitted, with some limitations. 

Our Jobs

Applicants must be available from at least the third week of May through the third week of August. Most jobs end in late September and some start earlier in May.

Before you apply, please make sure that your dates of availability match the needs of the specific job for which you are applying. Visit our website for this information and to review our job descriptions. 

 *   Office Assistant / Guest Services
 *   Housekeeper/Cabin Host
 *   Wrangler
 *   Fly-Fishing Guide
 *   Kids' Camp Counselor
 *   Cook
 *   Food Service/Restaurant
 *   Maintenance/Grounds Crew
 *   Shooting Instructor/Guest Services
 *   Retail Store Manager / Office Assistant

 

Our work ethic is to work hard as a team until the job is finished and done well, which means that the length of our work hours varies from day to day. All staff members work a 6-day work week. Staff are expected to assist in other departments at times.

How to Apply

Please read the information on the employment pages of our website, and complete our online application via the link below.

Contact Info