The buffalo roam at the Terry Bison Ranch
The Terry Bison Ranch is still the best place to stay when you're visiting Cheyenne Frontier Days, which began July 18 and continues through July 25.
Straddling the Wyoming/Colorado border, the place is a massive working ranch -- with bison, camels, llamas, goats and all of your other standard farm animals -- and includes an awesome agritourism component. Visitors can camp or stay in their RVs, or they can rent a room in cabin or bunkhouse, shop at the store, play on the playgrounds, eat at the restaurants, take a train ride, fish, ride horses, etc., etc.
The bunkhouse is cool, but the cabins may be the only "motel" facility in the nation where you can look out over a bison herd from your front porch. Pretty awesome.
One of the most charming parts, however, is the vehicle that the cleaning ladies use to drive from room to room. A beat-up shuttle still painted orange and brown from the 93rd annual National Western Stock Show, which took place in 2000 in Denver.
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