Crossed Sabres Ranch

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

Experience Ranch Life Near 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.

Eight miles from the east entrance of Yellowstone National Park in the Absaroka Mountains of Wyoming

About Crossed Sabres Ranch

The Ranch, constructed in 1898 by Aron “Tex” Holm, was used as a home base to carry tourists from Cody on camping expeditions into Yellowstone. Today, we continue that tradition of being a direct access point to the wonders of Yellowstone, as a family-based dude ranch that creates 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 to 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 of the day while sitting around the campfire. You'll get the chance to work, live, and play on one of the oldest ranches in Wyoming and in one of the most beautiful areas of the country, just eight miles from the nation's first national park. You'll make life-long connections with the people you meet and work with, and become a part of the Crossed Sabres Family. Come enjoy the summer of a lifetime, and help provide others the vacation of a lifetime. 

The Employee Experience

Come spend a summer working at Crossed Sabres Ranch learning what makes you really happy 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, cell phones, and only a little internet to distract you, you will slow down and learn to enjoy what’s around you: the stars, the food, the wildlife and good conversation.  With a great work family, fun-loving guests, and unbelievable natural beauty, you will work hard but leave remembering your summer at Crossed Sabres Ranch forever. Don't just take our word for it, read below to find out what some of last summer's staff have to say about their summer at CSR.

"Expect to work and have a great time! It's an incredible experience that has benefited me far beyond the Ranch."  Stephen Bonacci

"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

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

We have one, two, and three bedroom cabins for our employees. Three meals a day are provided. Staff eat the same food as our guests.

Employee Perks

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

Close proximity to Yellowstone and the town of Cody allow for you to explore and experience western culture.

Twenty percent off on most items in our ranch store and saloon.

Room and board provided throughout your stay.

The chance to enjoy the views and breathe the mountain air at 7,000 feet, because that really is something special!

Getting Here and Getting Around

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 certainly helpful if you want to venture out on your days off, but not a requirement. Staff always band together to carpool when needed for trips into town or adventures out into 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. But, there are millions (literally) of acres of national forest land to get out and explore. There is a rodeo to go see. There is a river to tube down and fish. There are trails to ride. There are nearby towns to get out and visit. There are friends to make, and engage with without the distraction of cell phones. There are views to sit and enjoy at sunset. There are countless opportunities to live in and enjoy the moments of your summer. 

How to Apply

Our season runs from the first week of June to the first week of September. At this point we're only looking for folks that can stay until the end of our season. The start date can be a bit flexible. 

Please complete and submit our online application. The link is located at the bottom of our website homepage. If you have any questions, contact ranch owner Kenny Long at 

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