When Dr. David Groobman founded the Kindness Ranch in rural Wyoming, he purchased enough land for the sanctuary and for an adjacent personal retreat. For his retreat, he built a second home for his family as well as two cabins for guests.
In September 2011, Dr. Groobman made a generous gift of his retreat to the Kindness Ranch. The additional land added to our pasturage for our horses plus added his vacation home — now called the Kindness Manor — and the two cabins for visitors to the sanctuary. For people looking to spend time at Kindness Ranch and wanting more living space than our one- and two-bedroom cabins afford, the Kindness Manor is just the thing.
You are invited to spend a relaxing vacation at our animal sanctuary. The Kindness Manor is a luxury home in a beautiful part of southeast Wyoming. Located high atop a bluff on the edge of the 1,000 acre Kindness Ranch Animal Sanctuary, you’ll enjoy a spectacular forty mile, 360 degree view.
The Kindness Ranch Animal Sanctuary is home to a variety of animals formerly used in research. During your stay you are welcome to spend quality time with our dogs, cats, horses, sheep, pigs and lab rats. Walk a dog or two, play with some cats, brush the horses, and so on. Be careful; you might just fall in love and want to adopt one or more of our four-legged friends! Enjoy watching other animals as well; the Kindness Ranch is home to deer, elk, antelope, a wide variety of birds, and much more. Indeed, the sanctuary is an Eden for all animals.
Just off of State Highway 270, the Kindness Manor is an easy three hour drive north of Denver, an hour and half from Cheyenne or Casper. We’re five miles north of Hartville, a quaint town of 72 people and home to Wyoming’s oldest bar. The nearby town of Guernsey has a municipal airport for your convenience.
Besides visiting the sanctuary animals, people find a lot of other activities. The nearby Guernsey State Park is known for its excellent swimming beaches and a variety of water activities, including skiing. Golfers will enjoy an 9-hole golf course in the nearby town of Guernsey. Take a short hike or visit the historic CCC museum, responsible for many of the park’s structures. Within a short drive of the Kindness Manor, there are many interesting historic places to visit, including Fort Laramie (a national historic site), the Register Cliffs, and the Oregon Trail Ruts. Or be adventurous and hike to the top of Laramie Peak.
Staying at the Kindness Manor is a true treat. A striking building, this home is essentially two two-story round houses connected by the kitchen and spacious living room. This unique design allows the utmost in peace and quiet. Large windows look out upon fabulous views in every direction. With radiant heat and air conditioning throughout, the Kindness Manor is comfortable in all seasons.
Built in 2006, the spacious Kindness Manor comes complete with everything you’ll need to make you feel at home. The custom-designed master bedroom includes a curved staircase, leading you to a private living room, complete with wet bar and a breathtaking view. The other three bedrooms feature comfortable double beds. With the two trundle beds in the game room, the 3500sf Kindness Manor accommodates up to 12 people. All linens, comforters and towels are included.
The gourmet kitchen, the sunken living room and the game room make the Kindness Manor an incredibly desirable retreat. Relax on the wrap-around deck, prepare a hearty meal, enjoy your favorite movies, or anything else you might do at home. There are three large-screen televisions for the DVD players, games, a mini-pool table. A fully appointed kitchen makes your stay special. There is cell service (Verizon works well in the house) and wireless internet is available at the visitor areas of the sanctuary.
You’ll have plenty of space for your entire family, including your dog and even your boat. On-site sanctuary staff are readily available for housekeeping or maintenance, should a need arise.
There are many modern cabins available for rent on the property as well, allowing up to 48 people to stay at the sanctuary. Go to http://kindnessranch.org/visit-us/amenities/ to learn more about our cabins. Please contact us regarding corporate retreats, educational trips, weddings, family reunions or other large gatherings.
It is our desire that people staying at the Kindness Manor experience the beauty and tranquility of southeastern Wyoming, the amazing energy of our rescued animals, and leave with renewed hearts, planning to return again soon.
TVs: 42”, 27”, 20”
Master bedroom with king bed, tempurpedic mattress, including romantic mini-fireplace
Master bath, shower with a view, two sinks
Three guest rooms with double beds, each has a bathroom with large shower
Large game room with two trundle beds
Three bathrooms with sink
Large gas-burning fireplace in living room
Dining seating for ten, four additional at the bar
High, Apr 16 – Oct 15 plus Holidays: Thanksgiving week and Xmas weeks (from Dec 20 – Jan 3) — $345/night, $2100/week (7 nights)
Low — $245/night, $1500/week
Damage Deposit: $500
2 night minimum, 5 night minimum for Holiday weeks
50% of booking due at time of reservation, balance and damage deposit due 30 days out
No refunds less than 30 days
Check-in: 4 pm
Check-out: 10 am
Early check-in/late check-out can be arranged
For booking or other information, contact Executive Director Mike Stabler: 307-331-4569 Mike@KindnessRanch.org