I am graduating high school next year and I don't want a repeat of my boring summer life-guarding at our neighborhood community pool. I am looking for a new job experience before I start college. Do you have any suggestions? Adventure Seeking Sabrina
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Dear Adventure Seeking Sabrina
I just got back from the HF Bar Ranch in Saddlestring, WY. The staff is made up of mostly high school and college-aged students The experience as a guest was unbelievable and judging from the staff feedback, their's was even better! There's also a high possibility for a summer romance there.
From what I understand, the staff living quarters are not terrific up in Salt Creek, but the summer is far from ordinary and the crew there seemed to form quite a strong bond. One thing is for sure - you can't escape the beautiful surroundings and the welcoming environment.
HF Bar is a 9,000 acre dude ranch retreat surrounded by mountains, canyons and streams. The focus is definitely horseback riding, and it has a very campy feel.
The guests sleep in cabins that are comfortable but still very rustic (no a/c, but heated beds). All cabins have bathtubs and some even have hot tubs.
Guests can also spend their time hiking, fishing, clay pigeon shooting, swimming and eating. The homemade meals are delicious (I never once skipped dessert). The place isn't cheap, so the clientele still expect a high quality of service...It also means that if you accommodate, most likely they'll tip well.
Go for the experience of living in real American frontier while meeting some great people and making some good summer money. You won't be disappointed. For job applications or further questions, contact Margi Schroth at (307)-684-2487.