Crossed Sabres Ranch

Those are Yellowstone's peaks in the distance -- the view from our property!

Experience Ranch Life Right Next to Yellowstone Park

Working at Crossed Sabres Ranch is a rewarding and unique experience. Come join our family and help provide vacations of a lifetime for our guests! While having the summer of your life, you'll make lasting friendships as well as experience true Wyoming ranch life and all the surroundings the ranch has to offer, including Yellowstone National Park.

Crossed Sabres Ranch, in the Absaroka mountains of Wyoming, is located eight miles from the east gate of Yellowstone National Park and 45 miles from the town of Cody, Wyoming.

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About Crossed Sabres Ranch

The Ranch, constructed in 1898 by Aron “Tex” Holm, was used as a home base to carry tourists from Cody to camping expeditions in Yellowstone. Today, we continue that tradition of being a direct access point to the wonders of Yellowstone as a family-based dude ranch. Our goal is to create the vacation of a lifetime for guests of all ages.

A large part of that success comes from you, the staff. From early in the morning until late in the evening, our amazing staff are a hallmark feature of the experience guests have. It's about knowing them by name and greeting them in the morning; jumping in to play a round of corn-hole with a family; conversing with guests about their adventures while sitting around the campfire.

You'll get the chance to work, live, and play on one of the oldest ranches in Wyoming while enjoying beautiful country, just eight miles from the nation's first national park. You'll make life-long connections with guests and coworkers. On top of that, you’ll always be a part of the Crossed Sabres Family. Come enjoy the summer of a lifetime while providing others the vacation of a lifetime.

Social distancing comes easily in Wyoming which has been awesome for managing the pandemic. Though we hope Covid-19 will be under better control this summer, we will always keep the health and safety of our staff and guests as our top priority. We will implement and abide by all CDC, Wyoming and local health guidelines in place at the time of our season.

The Employee Experience

Come spend a summer working at Crossed Sabres Ranch learning about yourself and gaining a lifetime of experience. We take you back to simpler times where fun was sitting around a campfire, enjoying the outdoors and spending time with friends. Without TV and cell phones you will slow down and learn to enjoy what’s around you: the stars, the food, the wildlife and great conversation.  With a close-knit work family, fun-loving guests, and unbelievable natural beauty, you will work hard, but you will also remember your summer at Crossed Sabres Ranch forever. Don't just take our word for it, read below to find out what some of our recent staff had to say about their summer at CSR.

"It was an amazing experience-- enough so that I have decided to come back for a second summer and do it again! The staff becomes a family. You get the opportunity to meet people from all over and see countless incredible views. It often felt more like a vacation than regular work because the experience was such fun."  Callie Hall

"Working at Crossed Sabres Ranch was such a rewarding experience. The awesome people you meet, the beautiful scenery you get to explore every day, and the family atmosphere you are welcomed into made it a summer I’ll never forget." Kealey Dwyer

Ideal Candidate

  • Hardworking
  • Honest
  • Customer Service oriented
  • Work well in a team environment
  • Have a love for the outdoors
  • Overall positive attitude

Room and Board

Free housing and three meals a day are included in your compensation. We have two and three-bedroom cabins for our employees. You will likely have 1-2 roommates, depending on the cabin. Head and Assistant Chef have private cabins. Staff eat the same food in the dining room with our guests.

Employee Perks

We want our employees to enjoy their time at the ranch. All activities are available to employees in their time off. This includes hiking, riding, and fishing (if space/guides allow), rafting, the Yellowstone trip, going to the rodeo, and more.

Our close proximity to Yellowstone and the town of Cody allow you to experience both the great outdoors and true western culture.

Receive twenty percent off most items in our ranch store and saloon.

Room and board provided throughout your season.

The chance to enjoy the views and breathe the mountain air at 7,000 feet

Tips given by guests and a performance-based end of season bonus.

Getting Here and Getting Around

Our guest season runs from the first week of June to the first week of September. Most staff arrive around May 15 and stay to late August-early September.

The ranch is located in the heart of the Shoshone National forest. We are 40 miles from Cody WY, and 8 miles from the east entrance of Yellowstone National Park on the North Fork Highway. The nearest airport is in Cody, WY where we can arrange to pick you up when you arrive for the summer!

Having a car is helpful if you want to venture out on your days off, but staff always band together to carpool for trips into town or adventures in the area. 

For Fun

If your idea of fun is lounging about and streaming Netflix all day, this will not be the right place for you. If you enjoy spending time in the great outdoors and connecting with those around you, this just might be your slice of heaven. There are millions (literally) of acres of national forest land to get out and explore, both on foot and on horseback.

Cody, known as the "Rodeo Capital of the World”, hosts a nightly rodeo with some of the nation’s best cowboys. The North Fork of the Shoshone River is a premier fly-fishing destination and runs right through the ranch. There are nearby towns to visit for a day trip. You will sit and enjoy spectacular views at sunset.

Paddleboarding, swimming, kayaking, and boating is available on the nearby Buffalo Bill Reservoir. Your co-workers will experience all of this with you and likely become lifelong friends. Once you’ve worked at Crossed Sabres Ranch, the west will always hold a piece of your heart.

How to Apply

Please complete and submit our online application. Once completed, you should see a message on your screen stating that your application has been successfully submitted.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the ranch owner, Kenny Long, at stay@crossedsabresranch.com. We look forward to the possibility of welcoming you to the Crossed Sabres family!


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