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Buffalo Ranch - Wagon in the Woods

SuperhostGolden, British Columbia, Canada
Entire place hosted by Leo
2 guests1 bedroom1 bedHalf-bath
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10 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
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95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
Covered Shepherd's Wagon surrounded 360 degrees by spectacular mountains and buffalo roaming on ranch. A perfect romantic "glamping" getaway for a couple or friends If you have a group or a family with kids, check our other rentals: Buffalo Ranch & Guest House listing and also: Sauna Cabin on the Creek/Buffalo Cabin/Bunkhouse

The space
By staying in the wagon you are helping me save a breeding herd of buffalo. Thank you! The wagon is a beautiful space, simple but wonderful feeling with babbling creek and private woods and picnic table. Candle light, no electricity, solar shower, led lights, propane coleman 2 burner stove, indoor kitchen and back up propane heat in colder season, its the perfect 'glamping' experience for the adventure-hearted.

Guest access
You will have access to the entire ranch including the beautiful private river front on the Blaeberry River and trails to the river and around the pastures where the buffalo roam. Sometimes you can see the buffalo right from the private picnic table next to the wagon.

Other things to note
In the colder season we provide propane-fulled heaters in the wagon - There is a gauge on the propane tank and the propane you use you pay for, it's usually between $5 and $10 dollars a day. There is a clean, brand new outhouse 25 meters from the wagon, which is all yours whilst you are here. There is a brand new Coleman cooler with ice-packs in it for you to store food in, you can exchange ice-packs with us when needed. There is a solar shower at the wagon you can fill in the creek.

Please be aware when booking, this rental is a covered wagon. It is not a lodge or a cabin, it is a rustic, off-grid "glamping" experience, amongst nature. There is wildlife about, you need to use an outhouse and a solar shower. Hot running water, wifi and electricity are not accessible inside of the wagon. The wagon is protected with mosquito nets and coils but we can not control the weather or the bugs when you are outside. Your washroom is an outhouse and an outside solar shower. You can expect a clean, dry and comfortable space, but please be aware that it is a rustic beautiful space and not a luxury hotel room. The photographs attached to this listing portray the wagon as honestly as possible.

Please see house rules for liability waiver that applies to all guests.

BUFFALO TOURS:
Operational buffalo ranch & vacation destination for the wild spirited. Guest house, Cabin on the Creek, Wagon in the Woods, and Buffalero's Bunkhouse, and Buffalo Cabin all available on Airbnb.

Educational buffalo tours are 10:15 every day May through September. $15 per person, kids under 10 free. Each tour takes a little more than an hour. No reservation is needed Leo@LeoDowney.com

RIVER:
It’s really beautiful and wild feeling at the river. You can walk out the wide flats and have a fire in the fire rings out there with drift wood. ( except during summer fire bans) Bring a thick jacket or sleeping pad to rest on. The laminated map in the house shows you the way. It takes about 35 minutes each way. The trail goes all the way around the pastures and is marked with signs. When in view, the fence is always on your left going, and on your right returning.

BEARS:
Bears hibernate from mid-November until April. Both black and grizzly bears come through the ranch. Grizzly's are usually here in mid-May to eat the dandelions and mid-September to eat the salmon in the river and creek. They are very smart and know and expect people to be around. We’ve never had a problem with bears, but there is bear spray in the house you can take with you on the ranch. It only works if you get them right in the mouth and nose. If you find yourself close to a grizzly or black bear slowly back away. Bears are one more wild and beautiful part of life here. It is extremely rare that anyone in the valley is threatened or harmed by a bear.

MOUNTAIN LIONS:
They can be present any time of year, but again it’s extremely rare that anyone in the valley is harmed by one. Maybe never. They mainly live off deer in summer and elk in winter. They can be attracted dogs, squeaky children, and small joggers though. Again, feeling afraid is irrational. If you ever do see one, face them, do not run. They will almost always back down if faced by an adult. Obviously when in the woods and bushes keep an eye on your kids.

DRIVING IN SNOW:
The secret to driving in the snow is to avoid exerting G’s on your car. Do this by thinking way ahead, turning, accelerating and decelerating very, very smoothly. Keep both hands on the wheel and don’t get distracted. If you start to skid or slide when slowing let off the breaks, turn into the direction you are sliding. Slow before you get to turns instead of once you;re in them. Always drive toward toward the outside of your lane instead of the middle line. Leave plenty of room between the vehicle in front of you.

BUFFALO:
Stay out of pastures. Never claim through a fence or over a gate. Buffalo stay wild, will charge and gore people and are dangerous. They don’t mind at all as long as you stay on the other side of the fence.
Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch & Leo Downey
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"Activity" means any activity sponsored by Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch & Co., including transportation to and from such an Activity;

"Staff" means all volunteers, directors, employees, or contractors working with Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch & Co.

"NEGLIGENCE" includes the negligence of the Staff or other participants on a Activity or both the Staff and other participants.

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I accept all the dangers and risks inherent in outdoor activities including but not limited to the hazards presented by changeable weather, wild animals, and the possibility of becoming lost or separated from other participants or the guide(URL HIDDEN)RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND WAIVER OF CLAIMS

1) I hereby agree to WAIVE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS that I or any other person may have against the Staff and Rocky Mountain Buffalo Ranch & Co arising out of my participation in an Activity.

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Covered Shepherd's Wagon surrounded 360 degrees by spectacular mountains and buffalo roaming on ranch. A perfect romantic "glamping" getaway for a couple or friends If you have a group or a family with kids, check our other rentals: Buffalo Ranch & Guest House listing and also: Sauna Cabin on the Creek/Buffalo Cabin/Bunkhouse

The space
By staying in the wagon you are helping me save a breeding…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

Amenities

Free parking on premises
Laptop-friendly workspace
Private entrance
Essentials
Fire extinguisher
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Golden, British Columbia, Canada

Our address is 1739 Oberg-Johnson Road, Golden, British Columbia, V0A 1H1. About 10 km west (going toward Revelstoke) of Golden on Highway 1, turn right on Moberly Branch Road. Follow Moberly Branch Road until you arrive at the T-junction and then turn left, go down the hill and bear right onto Oberg-Johnson Road*. Then go about 1 km east and turn left through the big gate with big buffalo sign, and drive about 200 meters down the driveway. You’ll find a rope across the driveway. Just open it, drive through and close it. Please always close any gate behind you to keep the ranch as secure as possible! If you look to your right after entering through the rope gate, you will find the wagon parking space clearly signed. Follow the trail round to find the wagon. You can drive all the way down the drive way to the house, keep right to follow the path across the grassy meadow and park outside of the wagon temporary whilst you unload, please take your car back up the driveway and park in the designated parking area when you are finished unloading.

I can be found in the two story cabin on the opposite end of the meadow. Come find me if you need any help with anything! Check in time is any time after 3pm. If you can let me know about what time you expect to arrive, I can say hi and show you around. All you need to bring is food. Buffalo tours begin at 10am, every guest is invited to get involved with a tour and be formally inducted to both the buffalo and the land.


*There are buffalo signs on some of the telephone poles to help you find us.

PS - If you have an idea about what time we can expect you to arrive, please do let me know, but don't worry if you don't know, you can just make yourself at home any time after 3pm, the wagon will be open and ready for you!
Our address is 1739 Oberg-Johnson Road, Golden, British Columbia, V0A 1H1. About 10 km west (going toward Revelstoke) of Golden on Highway 1, turn right on Moberly Branch Road. Follow Moberly Branch Road until…

Hosted by Leo

Joined in August 2013
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We trust our guests, and like to give them space and privacy. This means that you can check in and out of your own accord and be left in peace. Friendly staff are available any time of day to meet your needs. Just ask!
We are in the Blaeberry Valley, in Golden BC. There are five places we rent out on the ranch you can also find on airbnb: Buffalo Ranch and Guest House, Buffalo Ranch -Buffalo Cabin, Buffalo Ranch - Sauna Cabin by the Creek, Buffalo Ranch - Wagon in the Woods, and Buffalo Ranch - Buffalero's Bunkhouse.
We trust our guests, and like to give them space and privacy. This means that you can check in and out of your own accord and be left in peace. Friendly staff are available any tim…
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House rules
Check-in: After 3:00 p.m.
Checkout: 11:00 a.m.
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events
Safety & Property
Carbon monoxide alarm not reported Learn more
Smoke alarm not reported Learn more
Security Deposit - if you damage the home, you may be charged up to $200