31 Days of Cozy: Day 29

Photo courtesy The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch


Location: Saratoga, Wyoming Cozy Factor: When critters were discovered living in some of the dilapidated cabins on the property that is now The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, it must have crossed owner Bruce White’s mind that it would be a heck of a lot easier to tear everything down and rebuild from scratch. Instead, White resolved to meticulously restore the timeworn buildings—some of them nearly 130 years old—where families and ranch hands once lived on the Saratoga, Wyoming, cattle ranch. The vintage logs were carefully removed, numbered, refinished and reassembled. New foundations were poured, electrical and plumbing systems were added, and present-day features like heated floors were installed to create the resort’s luxurious lodging. The “Wood Cabin,” pictured here, was once a bunkhouse for traveling wranglers. To encourage relaxation, televisions and phones are intentionally absent from the guest rooms, designed by Simeone Deary Design Group of Chicago, which feature 400-thread-count sheets, Egyptian cotton towels and nightly turndown service. Learn more here: http://www.mountainliving.com/article/heritage-hospitality