3 Reasons to Visit Saratoga, Wyoming

It may have only 1600 residents and no stoplights, but it's far from being a boring, small town

It may have only 1600 residents and no stoplights, but Saratoga, Wyoming, is far from being a boring, small town. Earlier this month, Ryan and I found out that this town has a lot to offer. Here are three reasons you should visit Saratoga.

Saratoga Resort & Spa

The number one reason to visit Saratoga is the Saratoga Resort & Spa. The main feature of the resort are the hot springs pools; a cluster of tepee pools and a main pool are located within steps of the resort’s guest rooms.

Across the lawn from the pools, Healing Waters Spa offers everything from foot spa parties to signature treatments such as the Fire & Ice River Stone Massage. Ryan and I enjoyed a Couples Massage during our visit. It’s not surprising that it is one of the spa’s most popular menu items.

In addition to the hot springs and spa, Saratoga Resort & Spa is home to the Snowy Mountain Brewery. Serving up great food and beer, it is Saratoga’s only microbrewery.

The Great Outdoors

During our stay we went fly fishing on the North Platte River with Drift, a fly fishing outfitter out of Saratoga. We practiced “drift” fly fishing as we floated along five miles of the river. While I only managed to snag one lovely rainbow trout, my husband’s final count after four hours of fishing was 13 fat, beautiful trout. Nearly all of them were more than 15 inches long. Whether you’ve fished all your life or are a newbie, a guided fishing trip with Drift is a fantastic way to spend a day in Saratoga, Wyoming.

Outdoor activities abound in Saratoga. From snowmobiling to horseback riding, from birding to golf, you’ll find it here and all of these excursions can be booked through the Saratoga Resort & Spa.

Bella’s Bistro

Some people say that Bella’s Bistro serves up the best Italian food in Wyoming. Folks come from around the state just to dine here.

We were in town celebrating my husband’s birthday, so of course we made a dinner reservation at Bella’s. As soon as we walked in the door we were treated like VIPs. A birthday card and flowers were waiting on our table, and the experience only got better when the food arrived.

The cuisine lived up to the hype and the service was top-notch. A fellow resort guest had urged us to order the cheesecake. “I don’t even like cheesecake, but this one is delicious,” she had said.

She was right. It was divine cheesecake.  


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