Custom designed journey in partnership with Range Rover.
From an insider look at rodeos to bountiful wildlife sightings to hidden gem Western towns, welcome to the best of the West.
From your homebase, travel west across the plains, powering straight through to South Dakota or stopping for a few days on the way.
Keystone, South Dakota
Days 2 & 3
From Keystone, explore the Black Hills, Custer State Park and Mt. Rushmore. Nearby Hill City is also well worth a visit. The former mining town is now home to multiple art galleries, as well as the fascinating Museum at Black Hills Institute.
Wildlife abounds in Custer State Park and as you drive the scenic wildlife loop, keep an eye out for bison, pronghorn, prairie dogs, and deer. Stop at one of the historic lodges in the park for lunch or a drink, before heading to monumental Mt. Rushmore, or visit the gargantuan work-in-progress of Crazy Horse Memorial that will be the largest stone carving in the world when complete.
Your stay at Under Canvas Mt Rushmore gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in nature without giving up any creature comforts.
Bighorn National Forest
Days 4 & 5
Drive the spectacular Spearfish Canyon Scenic Byway and visit the historic gold rush towns of Deadwood and Spearfish. At the edge of Wyoming, you’ll have the chance to detour to Devil’s Tower National Monument, an otherworldly rocky sentinel and site of significance for several Native American tribes.
Your stay at the Sheridan Inn packs a generation of history into its walls. But that doesn’t mean comfort and service are overlooked. After a day’s driving, settle into a seat on the inn’s wrap-around front porch before dinner. Then, retire to your room, a rustic affair that perfectly blends the hotel’s historical identity with modern amenities.
Cody is one of our favorite towns in Montana and Wyoming. A visit to the extraordinary Buffalo Bill Center of the West, with the best collection of its type in the world, is a must for anyone interested in the history of the region. In the evening, make your way to the rodeo grounds for the Cody Nite Rodeo, where you’ll get a chance to see some of the country’s leading cowboys and cowgirls in action.
Built in 1904 and beautifully restored in 2007, the Chamberlin Inn is one of the West’s great small hotels. Located steps from Cody’s historic main street, it is a family-owned affair with well appointed, elegant rooms and a pretty enclosed garden. Ernest Hemingway stayed here in 1932 and his name is still in the register!
Days 9 & 10
Next, make your way to the aptly named Paradise Valley. Sage Lodge will be your homebase here for the next two nights. Half an hour from the border of Yellowstone and mere minutes from the world-class Yellowstone River, Sage Lodge’s incredible location is only part of its draw. Enjoy a guided day fly-fishing, hiking, biking or hunting, then dine at the spectacular Sage Grill, with its rustic decor and local fare cooked to perfection. Relax in your comfortable room or cabin while taking in the stunning views of Paradise Valley just outside the floor-to-ceiling window.
Be sure to embark on a Yellowstone River float that meanders through the idyllic Paradise Valley. The Yellowstone River is one of the greatest trout streams in America and, even if you are not an avid fisherman, there is no better way to spend a day than floating a river. After the morning float, you’ll pull up to enjoy a picnic lunch on the bank.
Yellowstone National Park
Days 11 & 12
Make your way through the park, stopping along the way. This may be for the spectacular falls (Lower and Upper) that cut through the dramatic Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone or a trip to Old Faithful and the geothermal geyser basins nearby. Your professional naturalist guide will ensure you are able to spot as much of the native wildlife as possible. Finish your last day here on the edge of the park in the town of West Yellowstone.
Explorer Cabins are located on the national park boundary in the gateway town of West Yellowstone, putting you in the perfect location to venture into the park each morning. The cabins are cozy, comfortable and well appointed.
The town of Jackson has a family friendly rodeo twice a week during the summer months. The first night, you’ll have the chance to get a “behind the scenes” look with one of the rodeo owners.
Twenty minutes outside of Jackson, your stay at the stunning Amangani is perched on a ridge overlooking the valley far below and the snow-capped Tetons in the distance. Inside, high ceilings and huge glass windows make sure that you never lose touch with your surroundings. Fireplaces, back-lit cedar panels on the walls and cow-hide chairs bring a touch of nature and The West.
Whether you are looking for a scenic two hour float in a wooden Mckenzie Boat or a wild river rapid ride (or both!), an expert guide will lead you on a personalized adventure on the Snake River. The river runs the valley floor, bordered by groves of willow trees, a favorite moose haunt, and wide open sagebrush flats, home to herds of pretty pronghorn antelope and packs of sage grouse. After you arrive at a riverside camp, you’ll be served appetizers and drinks in a spectacular spring creek setting, before enjoying a gourmet dinner in the private tipi camp.
At the end of your trip, make sure to account for a day or two to head back home. If you fancy taking your time on the way back, add a few extra days to the journey and explore a new route on your way back.
We are now taking on trips for the Winter of 2022 through 2023: