Features Of Jakey’s Fork
Staying at the Jakey’s Fork is about unplugging from the busyness of your everyday life and reconnecting to nature, solitude, and good company. All of our amenities have been chosen with the intention of keeping things cozy and simple. You won’t find fancy gizmos and gadgets here. Just the comfort and quiet you’ve been looking for.
Bed & Linens
Although this is a historic cabin, we have taken the liberty to upgrade a few things! You’ll find the bed to be much more comfortable than what the cowboys of the past may have slept on. A queen size mattress, fresh cotton sheets, and fluffy pillows will ensure you get a great night’s sleep. Quilts, a wool blanket, and a down throw are there for chilly Wyoming nights.
Whether you’re grilling up your freshly caught trout, or just enjoying a beer after a long hike, you’ll find the picnic table by the creek to be the perfect spot for your meal. With the sound of the Jakey’s Fork in the background, and the views of the Badlands in the distance, we think it doesn’t get much better! You’ll have access to a grill, a campfire ring, a picnic table, and about 5 million stars.
Your stay at Jakey’s Fork includes a delicious hot breakfast each morning. We serve a home-cooked breakfast including seasonal fruit, baked goods, and freshly brewed coffee at 8am. Depending on your dietary needs, we’re happy to make adjustments to ensure you start your day off right. Sometimes our guests want to leave early in the morning to catch wildlife or get started on their hike. If that’s the case, you’ll get coffee and pastries for the road!
For many of our guests, the main draw to the Dubois area is the access to wilderness and wildlife. Carolyn is knowledgable about the surrounding areas, and can recommend day hikes, fishing spots, and sight-seeing activities that will suit your needs. Trail maps are available to our guest to take on their adventures. We also have a collection of adventure gear available for rent should you need it, including bear spray, trekking poles, and day packs.
The Little Things
Even though Jakey’s Fork is far from fancy, we like to make you stay special. You’ll find drinks chilling in the creek upon your arrival, and fresh cookies waiting for you after a hike. You never know what could happen, but we’ll bet it will be a welcome surprise.
We know that some folks worry that a historic cabin could mean that an outhouse is included in the deal, so we want to assure you that’s not the case! Hot water, flushing toilets, and a beautiful claw foot tub are all at your disposal when you stay at Jakey’s Fork. However, should you want to use the creek to freshen up, that’s always available, too!
Fishing & Dipping Hole
Jakey’s Fork is the home of Fish and Dips! Some guests are interested in finding a fish for dinner, while others just want to cool off in our dipping holes! Depending on the level of the creek we have a few available to you. We recommend pulling up a chair and perhaps a cold beverage, and staying a while!
Wi-Fi and Cell Service
While unplugging is nice, we know it’s not always practical. For those of you who want or need to stay connected to the modern world, we do have Wi-Fi and cell phone service at Jakey’s Fork. Maybe you’ll write the email you’ve been meaning to write, edit photos from Yellowstone, or make progress on that book you’ve been working on!
HONEYMOONS & ELOPEMENTS
Some of our favorite guests have been folks who arrive at Jakey’s Fork ready to celebrate their new life together. From small elopement ceremonies on the banks of the creek, to the attention to detail to make your honeymoon special, we would love to help make your stay memorable. Please contact us to share your special vision with us.
Is there more we could tell you about? Sure. But part of the beauty of this place is that it is… remarkable!”