The historic Meadows Guard Station is a quiet hideaway beneath tall pines, where deer graze in the open meadow pasture nearby. Located 29 miles from Alpine, the cabin allows horses and provides corrals.
Built in 1933 by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), the cabin presents a year-round backcountry playground for activities like horseback riding, fishing, off-road vehicle riding and snowmobiling. From Memorial Day through Labor Day, guests have the convenience of a shower and flush toilet. Horse corrals are available, but horses cannot be turned out into the pasture.
Greys River is nearby, offering pleasing fishing opportunities. Hiking, off-road vehicle riding, horseback riding and mountain biking are popular summer activities. Snowmobiling and cross-country skiing are excellent winter activities.
The rustic two-room guard station sleeps six people on three sets of bunkbeds with mattresses. Parking accommodates a maximum of one RV or trailer. The cabin has running water, a flush toilet and shower, but these are only available from approximately Memorial Day to Labor Day.
No electricity is available, but a propane refrigerator, lights and cooktop are provided along with a wood stove for heat. The kitchen also has a sink and a table with chairs.
Water is only available from late May to early September. Outside these dates, guests must bring their own drinking water.
Cooking and eating utensils are not provided. Other recommended items to bring include food, bedding, flashlights, toilet paper, garbage bags, dish soap and cleaning products like bleach or disinfectant.
Do not use the adjacent pasture for personal horses.
The cabin sits in a shady, wooded area in the valley of Greys River. Meadow Creek runs beside the cabin.
Moose, elk, eagles, and sandhill cranes are among the wildlife likely to be seen. An abundance of wildflowers color the landscape in summer.
The Bridger-Teton National Forest offers more than 3.4 million acres of public lands for outdoor recreation. With its pristine watersheds, abundant wildlife and immense wildlands, the forest comprises a large part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the largest intact ecosystem in the lower 48 United States.
The nearest grocery store is in Alpine, about 29 miles north of the cabin.From Afton, WY, take Highway 89 north approximately 31 miles to Alpine, WY. At Alpine, turn right (south) onto Greys River Road (Forest Road 10138) and drive about 26 miles to Box Y Guest Lodge turnoff. Turn right (west), cross the Greys River Bridge, and then travel 1/4 mile. The cabin is located on the left (south).307-886-5300N