The Woods Landing Resort is a historic roadside retreat located at the base of the Medicine Bow Mountains, approximately 27 miles southwest of Laramie, Wyoming. Originally a saloon built by Colonel Samuel Woods in 1883, Woods Landing became a regular stop for lumberjacks, freighters, and stage drivers because it was at the intersection of three roadways. In 1927 the new owners, Mayme and Clarence Lewellan opened a filling station and sandwich stand which is now the general store. In 1932 they hired a Norwegian woodworker by the name of Hokon Lestum to build a dancehall and a few cabins for vacationers. The dancehall, which was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986, was constructed of hand hewn logs that required no chinking, as they were hewn to fit tightly together. The most distinctive feature of the dancehall is the floor. Beneath the oak inset patterned floor are 24 boxcar springs that give the floor bounce and flexibility. This is the only floor of its kind known to still exist in the area.
Today, the Woods Landing Resort offers a full service restaurant, bar and dancehall, as well as a general store, post office, cabins, and RV camping. The bar and dancehall is a regular meeting place for the area ranchers and dudes who come from the entire Big Laramie Valley to enjoy our Saturday night dances. The cafe serves up the best burgers, shakes, and fresh homemade pie in the Valley. Lodging at the Woods Landing Resort includes a the fully furnished River Guest House, a new luxury log cabin duplex, six rustic log cabins and 10 RV spaces. In all, we can sleep about 36 people in addition to RV spaces so we are a perfect venue for family reunions, weddings, and just plain fun.
During the summer months you can bird-watch, raft or fly fish on the river or on one of the numerous plains and mountain lakes within 10 miles of Woods Landing. Lake Hattie is a favorite fishing spot for fishing in the summer and ice-fishing in the winter. You can hike or bike right from your cabin or drive to one of many trailheads within a few miles of the resort. There are also hundreds of miles of ATV roads close by. Hunting for antelope, elk, and mule deer is a favorite fall activity. During the winter months there are miles and miles of groomed snowmobile and cross country trails just a few miles up the road. Laramie, home of the University of Wyoming is a short half-hour drive from Woods Landing. There you can visit the many art galleries, museums, or the Territorial Park on an outing to town. The world famous Cheyenne Frontier Days is only a short 75 mile drive from the Woods Landing Resort.