Meeteetse Wyoming

Motel owners: Interesting to learn about visitors

 

Bobby Joe and Sherry Long, owners of Oasis and Vision Quest motels in Meeteetse, find that “often people have reservations for one or two nights and extend their time in Meeteetse. People are just charmed by our town.”

“(It’s) Meeteetse’s closeness to hiking, hunting, river and lake fishing, large game hunting, snowmobiling, cross country ski trails and lots and lots of wildlife viewing,” Bobby Joe added. “People find it unbelievable. It’s hard to imagine what 2,000 head of elk look like, unless you see 2,000 head.”

The Longs came to Meeteetse after Bobby Joe retired from the Air Force. After serving 20 years, stationed in Greece, Germany, Korea, Florida and Utah, the couple wanted to get away from the city. 

“When you retire from the military you still have to work. Fate brought us to Meeteetse,” Sherry said.

When they were looking to do a 1031 exchange for property they owned in Florida, the Longs began looking for property in the Cody and Meeteetse area. When two properties in Cody fell through, they were shown the Oasis and RV Park in Meeteetse and knew it was the perfect fit.

Purchasing the Oasis Motel and RV Park in 2000, a 12-room motel, with six kitchenette cabins and 10 full hookup RV sites, the Longs knew the backyard area, with its riverside location, would make a great open area for their guests and the community to enjoy.

Disassembling the last remaining standing building in the old Meeteetse town site, the Longs used that façade to add a Western building backdrop in their backyard area. The backdrop is good for taking photos and for their well-known chuckwagon dinners.

Wanting to bring exposure to the motel and the backyard, from 2003-05, the Longs hosted monthly community chuckwagon dinners, with cowboy re-enactments, cowboy stories, local bands and poetry.

Annually, the Longs host the National Day of the American Cowboy and the Meeteetse Trail Regulators at the Oasis. The backyard is available for anyone to rent and has become a popular venue for weddings, funerals, birthday parties and community concerts.

During the last year, Sherry said the Oasis has “really picked up as a reunion location. People like having a central point and because we have RV, hotel, camping and entertainment, it’s a good place for families. Most of our bookings are people who like being off the beaten path. The hospitality of the town is not so commercialized.”

In 2010, seeing the Longs success at the Oasis, the owners of the “other” motel in Meeteetse, approached them about buying the Vision Quest Motel & RV Park.

Although hesitant to take on a second motel, the couple purchased the 15-room motel with 12 kitchenettes, five suites and four long-term RV rentals, and spent the next year completing an extensive remodeling and updating project. They work to ensure they provide their customers with a “clean, comfortable, reasonably priced room.”

Finding the hotel industry “an easy industry to pick up on,” the couple make a good team. Sherry takes care of the marketing and office, and Bobby Joe takes care of the IT and maintenance.

“We like the freedom of working for ourselves and talking to people,” Sherry said.

“Most of the time people are on vacation. We enjoy hearing the stories of people that lived here a long time ago. It’s interesting to find out about people and why they are here. Some of our guests have been staying with us for years. They like the mom-and-pop atmosphere and think of the hotel as a home away from home.”

Both Bobby Joe and Sherry have invested in Meeteetse and have served on numerous boards through the years. Currently, Sherry is in her fifth year with the Meeteetse Visitor Center Board, 10th year on the Park County Travel Council and second year with the Cody Yellowstone Air Improvement Resources (CYAIR) group, while Bobby Joe is on his 12th year with the Meeteetse Volunteer Fire Department.

They say they have “thoroughly enjoyed the 12 years we have lived here. It’s opened up opportunities and allowed us to use skills we didn’t even know we had. It’s challenged us and it’s just a wonderful community. We look forward to being part of this community and doing what we can to support and promote Meeteetse.”

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Great place to stay and visit for a while. Near to lots of interesting places and Yellowstone. Also, great hosts who try to accommodate you in every way possible. Hope to be able to go back!

We're located 85 miles from Yellowstone Park via Cody.

Danny Sedam expects you'll find it fun at OASIS MOTEL & RV PARK. We want it to be easy to explore.

Welcome to our new website for the 2019 Season. Knowing some of the basics will help.

OASIS MOTEL & RV PARK is a proven resource for mountaineering fans of the wild west.

Our new guest services desk is going to be released as a simple mobile software app that allows you to create and manage your getaway easily by separating the creation of your trip from the mechanics required to get you through it all by using your web connection to run our app.

Within this new portal site at OASIS, every web page component is stored in our database. The look and feel are created by our template. OASIS MOTEL & RV PARK brings together the template and your booking details to create your stay and page views you see are rendered in your web pages at our portal.

Logging in

To login to our portal, use the user name and password that was generated in part by you as part of booking your reservation at The OASIS. Once logged-in you will be able to interact with your page to see your adventure all laid out to help you enjoy your stay here in the mountains of Wyoming. We've made it easy to create content, upload your photos and author and edit your own articles to share with other guests, and even to modify some settings to suit your liking.

Tell your story

Once you are logged-in, a new menu will be visible. To create a new story, click on the "Tell your story" link on that menu.

The new article interface gives you a lot of options, but all you need to do is add a title and put something in the content area. To make it easy to find, set the state to published.

You can edit an existing article by clicking on the edit icon (this only displays to users who have the right to edit).

Template, site settings, and modules

The look and feel of our site is controlled by our template. We can change the site name, background colour, highlights colour and more by editing the template settings. For all those that join in with everyone using the Jimmy System, we get to click the "Template Settings" in the user menu to customize this system for each one's own Motel, etc.

The Balance of this reading is geared toward using the system to run the business online

The boxes around the main content of the site are called modules. You can modify modules on the current page by moving your cursor to the module and clicking the edit link. Always be sure to save and close any module you edit.

You can change some site settings such as the site name and description by clicking on the "Site Settings" link.

More advanced options for templates, site settings, modules, and more are available in the site administrator.

Site and Administrator

Jimmy has made our website actually have two separate sites. The portal site (also called the front end) is what visitors to our site will see. The administrator (also called the back end) is only used by Dan, Heather, Jim and if we appoint any other people to managing our site. We get to access the administrator by clicking the "Site Administrator" link on the "User Menu" menu (visible once you login) or by adding /administrator to the end of your domain name. The same user name and password are used for both sites.

Learn more

There is much more to learn about how to use Jimmy! to create the website you envision. You can learn much more at the Jimmy! documentation site and on the Jimmy! forums.

 

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1702 State Street
Post Office Box 424
Meeteetse, Wyoming 82433
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Front Desk Hours & Check-in Times (mountain standard time)

  • Our front desk is closed after 9pm every day
  • We open at 9am every day
  • Our primary phone may only be answered between 9am and 8pm
  • Check-in time is between 3pm and 9pm, no exceptions
  • We live here at the Motel Property, as this is our western home on the range
  • If you are not already paid and checked in before 9pm, you are too late
  • Our private downtime is between 9pm and 9am, no exceptions    
  • We are not a corporate motel chain and we do not staff 24/7
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Our June 2019 updated website is here to help bring you to us...

 

 

 

AMENITIES:

  • HORSE CORRAL!

  • GREAT YEAR ROUND RATES!

  • FREE High Speed wireless WIFI internet access

  • Free Dish Network T.V. in Rooms, Cabins and RV sites

  • We're located on the Greybull River at Highway 120 & State Street

  • A short walk across the river bridge to food & beverage

  • Recommended by previous visitors!

  • Pet friendly and welcome for a small fee

  • Rooms have AC full bath, refrigerator, telephone

  • Rooms with 2 Doubles; Double & Queen; 1 King

  • Cabins with kitchenettes, full bath, telephone

  • 11 RV sites 6 pull thru with full hookups, 30 and 50 amp service

  • Area for self contained units and Tent Campers

  • Picnic tables and BBQ grills

  • Guest Laundry, ice machine, microwave, toaster oven

  • Shower facility available for the Tent Camper

We want to Thank You for reviewing our site and giving us the opportunity to serve you. We hope to see you here. 

We make every effort to ensure our guests have an enjoyable, safe and comfortable visit to Meeteetse!

 

 

Meeteetse has a very colorful old history

Meeteetse is an old Shoshoni Indian word with dual meanings:

"Where the Chiefs Meet" 

"The Meeting Place" 

Check back for more stories recounting the lives and times... 

 

 

 

 

Now on display in our town museum is one of the largest Grizzly bears shot in the lower 48 states. His weight was estimated at near 900 pounds. He stood at 9 feet tall and had been named "Little Wahb" back in the day.

Read the story! "Game and Fish personnel put down 800-pound Grizzly for preying on Meeteetse livestock."

Please take a tour of our little piece of heaven located on the bank of the Greybull River and half a block from downtown Meeteetse, Wyoming!

Wooden side walks and hitching post for your horse are still in service today.

Want to come for a hike, horseback ride or mountain bike?

Four wheel drive trips to the Ghost Town of Kirwin.

Fishing the Greybull river, the Wood river or the Sunshine reservoirs is fantastic anytime of year.

Snowmobiling or cross country skiing the Wood River valley is outstanding, depending on the snow fall.

We are located near some of the best hunting in the country for the magnificent Wapiti (Elk), Deer (White Tail or Mule deer), Big Horn Sheep or Antelope.

Visit Cody, the Irma Hotel and the Buffalo Bill Historical Center.

Cody is 32 miles, Thermopolis is 52 miles and boast the world's largest hot springs.

We are only 85 miles to the east entrance to Yellowstone National Park.

Tour, down hill ski or snowmobile in or near Yellowstone National Park.

Snowmobile rental is available at the park's east entrance.

Red Lodge Montana is 95 miles to the north and has excellent skiing and equipment rental is available.

We are located just 16 miles from the Absaroka Mountains and the Pitchfork Ranch. Just want to relax, this is the place for you!

Plan your office or church retreats with us.

Plan your family reunions or just meet your friends here.

You will not find a more peaceful place to relax, have some fun and get that well deserved break from reality you've worked so hard for.

 

 

Your total after tax booking price will be reduced 10% for Active Duty and Retired Military at our front desk upon presenting your Military ID card.

For prices, reservations and availability, call our

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OASIS MOTEL & RV PARK 
P.O. Box 424
Meeteetse, Wyoming 82433

 

 

Special Events & Other Pages

 

14th Annual Event July 20, 2019

 

National Day of the American Cowboy held at the OASIS MOTEL & RV PARK Campground

 

 

 

Meeteetse Trail Regulators

Annual Rendezvous

August 15, 16 & 17, 2019

Old Meeteetse Trail Rendezvous 
& Shoot-out 
Two-wheeler Rally

 

 

 

 

Hunting Information 

Amenities available:

  • Shooting range - check your rifle before that big shot!

  • Meat pole at the OASIS property for registered guests

  • Call OASIS @ 307-868-2551 for that whole conversation

 


Newspaper Articles (from 2005) concerning 
Wolf and Grizzly Bear

 
 

Want to come for one of the most relaxing or exciting vacations you'll ever have? 

The OASIS and MEETEETSE is the place for you.

Take a hike, horseback ride or mountain bike trip on trails varying in difficulty up the Jack Creek area. 

Four wheel drive or just high clearance vehicle (recommended) trips to the Ghost Town of Kirwin

Fishing the Greybull River, the Wood River or the Sunshine Reservoir (upper/lower) is fantastic anytime of year. 

Snowmobiling or cross country skiing the Wood River valley is outstanding, depending on the snow fall.  

We are located near some of the best hunting in the state for the magnificent Wapiti (Elk), Deer (White Tail or Mule deer), Mountain Lion, Black Bear, Big Horn Sheep or Antelope.

 

 

Plan your next events here @ the OASIS

  • family reunions

  • get togethers with friends

  • church functions

  • business or work retreats

 

There is a large shaded backyard complete with 30' x 48' pavilion, picnic tables (seating for approximately 125 people, more seating can be arranged), playground, campfire pit (bring your own firewood or we can arrange it for you) and volleyball is available on request.

A large tent is available for rent.

There are several large meeting rooms around town that can be made available.

Call us for making arrangements and to price and availability.

 

Front Desk Hours & Check-in Times (mountain standard time)

  • Our front desk is closed after 9pm every day
  • We open at 9am every day
  • Our primary telephone may only be answered between 9am and 8pm
  • Check-in time is between 3pm and 9pm, no exceptions
  • We live here at the Motel Property, as this is our Private Homestead
  • If you are not already paid and checked in before 9pm, you are too late
  • Our private downtime is between 9pm and 9am, no exceptions    
  • We are not a corporate motel chain and we do not staff 24/7
  • Leave a message and calls will be returned the next day

 

 

 

For prices, reservations and 
availability?

Call us between 9am and 8pm MST at our
Reservation & Information line:

1-307-868-2551


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OASIS MOTEL & RV PARK
P.O. Box 424  
Meeteetse, Wyoming 82433


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Meeteetse Trail Regulators

16th Annual Rendezvous

August 15, 16 & 17, 2019

 
Old Meeteetse Trail Rendezvous 
& Shoot-out 
Motorcycle Rally

  
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official tourism website which includes all the 
attractions and activities in the county.

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Big Horn Basin: transportation to and from airport, 
motel rooms, location van, 
location arrangements, meals on location if needed, etc. 
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