Darwin Ranch

Based in Cora, WY
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We are off the grid and are working towards a zero-waste future. We are committed to preserving, protecting, and sharing the land. For the Darwin, this includes commitments to maintaining the lightest possible footprint; to holistic pasture management; to facilitating exploration and personal challenge; to communicating the wonders of our location and broader ecosystem; to preparing meals with responsibly raised and sustainably sourced ingredients; to providing a relaxed, responsive, and friendly guest experience; to meticulously preparing for adversity—asking that guests understand their role in individual and collective safety; to developing a unique, Mustang-based equestrian program; and to engaging in conversation about the privileges, responsibilities, and complexities of recreating in a wilderness area.

We recognize that good food comes from a web of relationships, and we want to showcase the full range of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem’s culinary offerings. As our guests explore our isolated oasis, we create dishes that wander the natural flavors of the landscape and offer a lasting sensory experience. The Darwin Ranch sources the majority of its meat and vegetables from its sister ranch, Ishawooa Mesa, located across the Absaroka Mountains. At Ishawooa Mesa we are committed to raising grassfed beef, pastured pork, free range eggs ethically and sustainably.

Inside our kitchen there is passion and liveliness. Leg of lamb from our Ishawooa Mesa Ranch is spit-roasted in front of our fire. Heirloom legumes from neighboring farms become Mejadra lentils. Our homemade yogurt becomes panna cotta. Vegetable harvests from Ishawooa Mesa Ranch and Shoshone River Farm become leafy green salads with homegrown nasturtium flowers.

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  • Beef
  • Eggs
  • Herbs
  • Heirloom
  • Antibiotic Free
  • Cage Free
  • Ethical
  • Grass Fed
  • Herbicide Free
  • Nutrient Density
  • Stays
  • Wild Game


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