Water Valley Ranch is a 97-acre ranch nestled along the Encampment River and the mouth of the Encampment River Wilderness just south of Saratoga, Wyoming. Offering wonderful outdoor activities and conference facilities. Featuring a 19,000 square foot main lodge, cabins, guest housing and owners home. World-class fly fishing on the river and ranch lake.

Water Valley Ranch is fortunate to be located in a splendid section of the Rocky Mountains where outdoor activities are abundant.

Broker(s): James Rinehart


Encampment is in south central Wyoming, near the Colorado border, whole villages of Indians converged periodically at a “Grand Encampment” to hunt buffalo and other wild game that roamed the area. A mining town later built in the area (18 miles south of Saratoga) was rightly named Encampment. Saratoga is home to Old Baldy Club and offers an exceptional gold course and private club.


Water Valley Ranch is fortunate to be located in a splendid section of the Rocky Mountains where outdoor activities are abundant. The lake and river offers exceptional fly fishing on the ranches portion of river and for many miles into the Encampment River Wilderness. Kayaking, fishing and paddle boarding are all fun water activities to be had on this ranch. An easy horseback ride to the west is great remote hunting and camp opportunities in the Wilderness Area.

The trails are perfect for getting a group together and going on an adventure. Whether it’s mountain biking, hiking, or horseback riding, the surrounding wilderness is excellent for outdoor group activities.


Improvements include lodge rooms and cabins that offer rustic comfort, with all the amenities of modern living. There are 20 room options throughout Water Valley Ranch that can accommodate a variety of group sizes.

The Main Lodge is the central gathering space for guests at Water Valley Ranch. It is a sprawling 19,000 square foot authentic log cabin structure situated at the heart of the ranch. This lodge includes an area for games such as pool, shuffle board, darts, an oversized chess table and a grand piano. Also in the lodge is a large dining area to accommodate everyone during meal times and a separate area for the bar, plus there is a conference room on the second story that’s perfect for corporate meetings or classroom activities.

The River Lodge sits up the hill slightly and overlooks the property to the north. Large porches with rocking chairs adorn the front of the River lodge, creating yet another setting to enjoy nature and visit. The River Lodge is a two-story building with five cozy bedrooms, four bathrooms and a kitchenette.

The authentic feel of the two original log-built fishing cabins are situated next to the Encampment River, where you can enjoy the soft sound of the water flowing just feet from your door.