Deadwood Cabins – an all-American wild west staycation in rural Lincolnshire

Grab your cowboy boots and fedoras and get ready to be transported to the Wild West to encounter a taste of the ranch lifestyle at this ultimate couples getaway at Deadwood Cabins. Located in the heart of rural Lincolnshire this all-American inspired glamping experience offers an unforgettable trip, and was the perfect way for Jake and I to celebrate our seven year anniversary this February.

“Our passion for the wild west started when our parents took us to America as children,” said Paris Wilkins, one of the founders of Deadwood Cabins. 

We ventured throughout many States, falling in love with the old Western town of Tombstone, Arizona – made famous for the gunfight at the OK Corral, which took place with Wyatt Earp, Doc Holiday and The McLaury Brothers. To this day, the town has been kept alive with the traditional ways of the Western lifestyle.”

Inspired by their deep-rooted love for the Wild West, there are three luxury log cabins to choose from – the more compact Rawhide and Longhorn cabins, priced at £155 per night, or the Sheriff’s cabin, costing £200 per night.

Jake and I booked a one-night stay for Valentine’s weekend, arriving at the family-run farm at midday on the Saturday. Paris had been so kind as to let us have an early check in and late check out for free, and is more than happy to accommodate reasonable requests to make the visit extra special.

After we told her the visit was to mark our anniversary, she had even gone to the trouble of decorating the cabin with rose petals and romantic red tealights, leaving us a rose, personal truffle chocolates and a bottle of Budweiser each to enjoy.

The Sheriff’s Cabin is the largest of Deadwood’s log abodes, in fact, it took me a while to find the door to the bedroom, it’s so big. Entering the spacious living room, there’s a welcoming open log burner with rustic leather arm chairs either side. A cowhide pelt fills the floor, with a breakfast bar table complete with card games, and a media cabinet with a vintage-style record player that also plays tapes and CDs. The drawers were filled with LPs, and we had a great time rifling through all of the musicians before settling on playing the Johnny Cash and Dolly Parton albums while we settled in.

There’s also an airing cupboard where you can hang your coats, or alternatively, there is a set of four deer hoofs affixed to a plaque where you can hang your hat for the evening. To the right of the cabin, you’ll find the fully fitted kitchen with everything you need, including a  fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster and sink, with another door leading to the bathroom with a hot shower.

Across the other side of the shack is the cosy bedroom, complete with king size bed, a dressing table and wardrobe. 

Throughout the cabin is decorated in the style of a historic Western saloon, filled with souvenirs and antiques from the Wilkins’ family adventures around the globe, making for a really authentic and memorable experience.

Western regalia, including art, clothes, antiques, furniture and miscellaneous decorative fittings adorn every wall and shelf. There’s so many little nooks and crannies to explore in the Sheriff’s cabin, it felt like a little trinket treasure hunt as I marvelled at the details, from the sword and wooden aeroplane hanging from the ceiling, to the saddlery and American flag woven through the wood panels. Everywhere you looked there was something new to discover as you wondered about its rich history.

Paris added: “Inspired by a love and passion for all things Wild West, we at Deadwood wanted to bring something unusual to the log cabin and glamping experience. Glamping breaks in the UK have become particularly popular – but we like to think we have created a bespoke and unique experience for all visitors. 

“Each cabin has been decorated with trinkets and antiques, searched for high and low, and whilst on our favourite travels.”  

The living room also boasts a TV, complete with a Deadwood Netflix account, which means that we could binge watch the latest season of You in front of the log fire with a bottle of beer. 

You’ll always be certain to be in great company at Deadwood, too, which is home to four gorgeous and super friendly kune-kune pigs named Dolly, Doris, Annie and Jane. The girls’ pen was metres away from our front door – they hold a great conversation and love a good scratch behind the ears.

As well as the pigs, the farm is also home to five silkie chickens, four hens and four ducks, who you’ll no doubt see pottering around the Orchard during your visit.

Deadwood Cabins is a self-catering destination, but they do also offer a selection of locally sourced BBQ options that you can cook in your private garden barbecue. The bespoke BBQ and breakfast baskets make your stay completely stress free, with steaks, sausages, burgers, bacon, chicken and halloumi available. 

We ordered a selection of burgers, sausages and bacon so that we could have a BBQ in the evening, and a bacon sandwich for breakfast, with Jake very much enjoying the al fresco cooking experience.

Just across the field, guests also have access to the Crazy Horse Diner, which features an additional cooking space and cowboy hats to try on, as well as a communal dining space and the chicken coop. Guests are welcome to help themselves to fresh eggs – and really, they couldn’t be fresher!

Couples staying in the Sheriff cabin have full access to the orchard, so you can take a long stroll and say ‘howdy’ to the neighbours in Rawhide and Longhorn, and head right down to the wooden balcony that overlooks the land, which makes for the ideal spot for a drink at dusk.

Dog friendly and adult only, there was only one other couple staying at the same time as us, who had brought along their two lovely German shepherds, one of which even tried to make themselves at home in our cabin after we didn’t shut the door properly!

There’s a really friendly and community vibe that’s fostered at Deadwood, though, so if you’re looking for a calm and relaxing atmosphere to cook up a storm, sip a cold beer and play your country tunes, this is the place for you. 

Deadwood Cabins offers the perfect glamping experience for cowboy culture enthusiasts and anybody looking for something a little more adventurous. After bingeing the full six seasons of Yellowstone over Christmas, this was the ideal way for us to celebrate our seven years together. 

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