Farm Stay

This is no staid tour. You can throw in for any task of the day. There are twice daily pasture walks to move irrigation water when you may be chased by the resident pair of Sandhill cranes protecting their colt. The roosters will crow at sunrise. Esther Hobart Morris, the resident livestock guardian dog, will bark to prevent coyotes, foxes, etc. from dining on chicken. You will step in manure.


Eggs are gathered from the rare, heritage breed laying hens twice daily. The mobile coops are rotated weekly to move the poultry to fresh pasture. Cattle are rotated every few days, too. Keep an eye to the sky to spot American kestrels, Northern harriers, Short-eared owls, and other raptors.

To join Melissa in living Wyoming:

1) Book your farm stay on the Vanly app or through HipCamp and park your camper or RV in the farm yard.

2) Throw in for any farm task and enjoy nearby mountain pursuits.

3) Own your Wyoming story.

Book now on Vanly or through HipCamp. Don’t watch Wyoming slide past your windshield. Overnight at Melissahof to experience Wy-home-ing.

Happy Trails

Melissahof is located five miles from Lander, Wyoming. A 15-year resident of Lander, Melissa knows the best eateries, mountain trails to suit your recreational pursuits, and town celebrations not to be missed. Melissa is five states away from her Bucket List goal to visit all 50 states. She worked for NOLS for eight years, and now operates Melissahof and leads a Local Food Economy project. She believes plants, animals, and people intersect within agriculture, which is determined by how we eat.

Don’t just visit Wyoming. Live it. Book your farm stay now via the Vanly app or through HipCamp.