Bill Cody Ranch

Enjoy our beautiful horse rides
Entrance to the Lodge
Staff are allowed to ride our horses in their off time
View from our main lodge
BBQ Nights
Some of our staff enjoying their day off at the ranch!
September Snow
Wildlife in the area
Bill Cody Ranch horses in the corrals
Staff Birthdays are celebrated
Wranglers help guests with roping every night at the campfire
Wranglers saddling for the daily rides
Wranglers taking out a 4 hour ride

Come join our amazing team this summer in the Shoshone National Forest just 30 minutes from Yellowstone!

Thanks for your interest in working with us at Bill Cody Ranch. We are a family-owned, historic guest ranch.

Located in the Shoshone National Forest just 30 minutes from both Yellowstone National Park and Cody, Wyoming

About Bill Cody Ranch

The main lodge was built in 1925, and was owned by the grandson of Buffalo Bill. The ranch has pampered and provided traditional western hospitality to guests from all over the world.

To meet the high standards and high quality of service that we provide our guests, our employees must not be afraid of long hours, hard work, and must be able to work well with others in a family atmosphere. A great sense of humor is a must.

Our staff becomes a part of our family and has the opportunity to meet and work with exciting people from all over the world. 

The Employee Experience

"Bill Cody Ranch is an awesome place to find adventure, friends, fun, and earn a paycheck in the Yellowstone area! The owners take great care of their staff, providing room and board to all employees, and plenty of time to explore the area when not working. Staff quickly become family for the summer and friends for years after. Interacting with guests out on the trail, or in the restaurant, is a fun way to meet people from around the world and provide them with the experience of a lifetime!"

    - Ana, former employee at Bill Cody Ranch for two years 

Ideal Candidate

If you possess the following traits and are looking for an experience that will last a lifetime and not just a job:

  • Honest
  • Hardworking
  • Dedicated
  • Enjoy people
  • Flexible
  • Great sense of humor
  • Neat and clean appearance
  • Enjoy Life
  • Able to keep your commitments
  • Clean driving record

Room and Board

We provide dormitory style housing and three meals a day.

Employee Perks

Your room and board are free as long as you fulfill your contract. Your laundry is done for you at a minimal fee. You won't spend your off time doing personal chores, but you'll be able to enjoy your time here.

Please note that pay is based on the position and your experience in that position. We will gladly discuss this once we receive your application!

Getting Here and Getting Around

Bill Cody Ranch is located in the Shoshone National Forest in Northwestern Wyoming, U.S.A. The Ranch is only 30 minutes from Cody on the way to Yellowstone National Park's east gate on HWY 14-16-20.

MILEAGE FROM RANCH: • 26 miles to Cody • 26 miles to East Entrance of Yellowstone National Park • 100 miles to Billings, MT • 440 miles to Salt Lake, UT • 420 miles to Rapid City, SD • 155 miles to Jackson Hole, WY

The nearest airport and bus station is in Cody, WY.

We will pick you up if you fly into Cody, WY or Billings, MT.

For Fun

You will have the opportunity to enjoy horseback riding, fishing, climbing, hiking, whitewater rafting, the Cody rodeo, western entertainment, Yellowstone National Park (only 30 minutes away), Cody, Wyoming (only 30 minutes the other way!) and many other ranch activities. These are activities our guests pay for, but you enjoy for free!

How to Apply

Please click APPLY HERE and apply online.


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