Live out your MS-DOS “Oregon Trail” fantasies—minus death by dysentery—when you bed down in a century-old sheep wagon. Listed on AirBNB for $95/night, the property is nestled in Wyoming’s scenic Southfork Valley, about six miles from Cody and a half hour east of Yellowstone National Park. The wagon has big red wheels and a white cover, a small interior stove, a pull-out table, and a bed just big enough to squeeze two adults who really like each other. A book inside details the history of Western sheepherders; a wooden deck outside holds two chairs, a flower bed, and split logs for resting your authentically chipped enamel coffee mug. Hooting owls, chittering crickets, and rabbits rustling in the bushes make up the soundtrack after dark. The stars are phenomenal on a clear night and host Susan can identify just about every constellation in the sky. Also, Jupiter!
The sheep wagon is pet-friendly because Susan is a big animal lover: Her crew includes five rescue dogs, a cat, chickens, and a peppermint-noshing horse. There is no A/C, TV, or other modern amenities here, but you can usually catch a WiFi signal from the deck. Guests have access to a bathroom in Susan’s home, about 20 paces from the wagon, as well as a washer and dryer. FYI, the cell signal is spotty in these remote parts, so it’s wise to arrive by dusk. There’s also no campfire for cooking; if you want breakfast in the morning, we suggest a run to Cody for a bacon-and-egg sandwich from Rocky Mountain Mojoe.