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Cheyenne - Terry Bison Ranch Resort

51 I-25 Service Road East

The company started in 1993 when Ron Thiel originally bought the Terry Ranch for the purpose of raising Bison. Dan Thiel, the son of Ronald and Janice thought it would be a great idea to start a company that would allow people to be able to get up close and personal to the "great North American Bison". Of course after over 1 year of red tape "Jan Thiel Inc." dba Terry Bison Ranch Resort became a reality.

Back in the beginning of our history there was no Senator's Restaurant as they would serve chuckwagon dinners in an old barn called the Wagon Wheel. This building only had 3 walls and a roof and the food was cooked at the old Cookshack building. (This building is now the photo shop at the Depot). Back in the early years the 7XL stables hadn't been created yet as we had another company that provided the trail rides for our guests.

We didn't feel that our guests were getting the proper attention so Dan started Horseshoe Bison. The horseback tours had to change over the years due to the major drought that Wyoming was experiencing during the 90's. Because of the drought, Ron Thiel with Iron Mountain Bison had to change the landscape of his grazing operation. He introduced "Holistic Grazing" which forced him to put up fencing and change the landscape throughout the Ranch to herd the Bison from pasture to pasture. This of course changed the way we had to do our tours and horseback riding. That is how the horseback tours at the 7XL stables came to be the way they are.

Every year we try to make an improvement somewhere at the Ranch whether it was the addition of the Gazebo, or the Stone entrance into the Ranch, or the addition of the Pershing Room at the Steakhouse. It seems that there is always a need for something neat and cool. This year we are going to try to lay some grass on the South side of the Gazebo so that our guests that book birthday partys with the Kid Corral will have a nice grassy area to enjoy. We are also building an array of standing planters and flower boxes for beautification of the Ranch. Behind the Bunkhouse there will be a large greenhouse to not only grow our flowers for all the planters, but also to grow tomatoes for the Senator's Steakhouse. Don't let me leave out the Chicken Bus too...... This is going to be something we feel is really cool. The bus will be a movable vehicle that will be the home to a bunch of egg laying hens. This will be an organic egg that will be available for purchase in the Trading Post. All these chickens will be cage less pasture laying chickens. Well, thanks for taking the time to read this article and till next time......


Monique Gomez-Garcia

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
This was so much fun!! It's an experience all together. We went put for the train ride first, did some shopping and animal petting and then went to have lunch! They ladies that run the restaurant are awesome!! Super sweet and funny, they had great recommendations, and were very insight to local happenings. The food was very good, if you don't eat or try the buffalo, you are crazy. That's again, part of the whole experience. Also, loved that it is right by the state line.

Brandon Callaway

Monday, Jan. 22, 2018
This place was so cool! My wife and I stayed in one the cabins on property, and we ate at both of the on-site dining establishments. Everything was excellent, and well maintained, but the highlight was the train ride into the herd of bison. They give you pellets of food to feed the animals while your tour guide tells you all about the ranch. Definitely check this place out!

Jesse Sterr

Monday, March 5, 2018
Feeding the bison was really neat. Our kids loved all the animals. The staff was very friendly. The one downside was the restaurant, with poor service and some kitchen problems. Maybe it's better during prime season.

John Victor Ubana

Friday, March 2, 2018
My wife and I had an awesome morning tour by train for $15 per person. It took about 1 hr to finish the whole tour, meeting a bunch of farm animals including camels and of course bisons. Feeding the bisons was so fun. Our tour guide was super nice and you can tell that she loves her job and the animals, she's also very knowledgeable. If you come on a weekday morning, for a 9:00 tour, you may end up having a private tour like us. They accept visa as form of payment and there are ample of parking, just hope that there are parking signs so it won't be that pretty much park where you want...maybe because we came too early. Nonetheless, if you're at Cheyenne I recommend that you stop by and visit the ranch.

Grace Boarman

Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017
We stopped here in off season (dec 26) and still really had a great time! First, we had bison burgers at the senators steakhouse. Even though they were a bit pricey, they were fantastic! The next bison train Your didn't leave for another 1.5 hours but they accommodated us and took us out early! It was just my husband and I on the tour and our guide was awesome...very knowledgeable. Neat place.

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