red reflet ranch
a luxury ranch vacation like no other
Aired March 8, 2019
with: bob kaplan, owner
Tammy & clay Trollinger, horse operations
Excerpted from VUE Magazine, by Sean McSpadden
Located in Ten Sleep, Wyoming, Red Reflet Ranch expands across 27,000 privately-owned acres nestled under the shadow of the Big Horn Mountains. At an altitude of 5,000 feet, with its upper ranch at 8,300 feet, guests will be hard-pressed to find another American ranch experience this close to the night skies. Thanks to its elevation, wildflowers peek out of the ground early and stay active throughout the summer.
Owned by Bob and Laurence Kaplan — pilots, world travelers, and philanthropists — the Red Reflet Ranch reflects the kaleidoscopic personalities of these welcoming hosts. The Ranch offers a unique middle ground between life on a for-profit cattle ranch and a catered experience with luxuries and customer service that only the finest “Dude” ranches in the country provide. Guests can learn the ranching business from expert wranglers and ranch hands, taking part in cattle drives, feedings or up-close animal husbandry. Yet, they also have exclusive access to guided rides, skeet shooting, ATV adventures and visits to local treasures from full-service touring experts.
On the Ranch, activities range from horseback riding to sightseeing, shooting and fishing. Riders of all ability can experience the West on horseback. With a full facility, guests can learn how to ride both indoors and out, while trying their hand at events like roping, barrel racing and other rodeo events.
But why stop at ordinary when it comes to ranch life? As beautiful as Wyoming might be from the ground, imagine how charming it must be from the air? At the Red Reflet Ranch, it’s a sight that no longer has to be imagined. With a 5,000-foot runway on the property, experiencing the West by air has never been easier. For those wanting to explore a larger area of Wyoming or Montana, chartering a trip allows for unparalleled views from the sky, as well as access to both distant and local tourist destinations.
When it comes to mealtimes, sojourners won’t have to rough it or alter their diets while at Red Reflet Ranch. In fact, not even the fanciest “farm-to-table” restaurants can compete with a place that serves ingredients farmed mere feet away from the dining tablel. Produce comes from the ranch’s greenhouse and gardens while the beef gets raised on the property. The chicken and eggs? From the coop. With elk herds numbering over 300 consistently migrating across the Ranch, along with a myriad of other nearby wild game, any other fresh meats come from ranchlands.
Quintessentially Western, yet focused on leisure backed by state-of-the-art amenities, the Red Reflet Ranch is a “guest ranch vacation for the senses.” No matter the sense—the views of the mountains, lakes and stars; the smell of the pines when hiking in protected wilderness; the taste of farm-raised beef and produce; the sound of the stream outside the cabin; the feeling of slipping into a warm hot tub after a full day; the thrill of flying, riding, or fishing— the ranch offers a chance to live them all.