Flying W Ranch
- Cattle Drives
- Horse Riding
Welcome to the Flying W Ranch
The Flying W Ranch is a 7000 acre working cattle ranch that offers guest ranch services to people wanting to experience the Flint Hills and Cowboy Culture.
Guests can experience ranching life with us as it is or as it was. We offer anything you want from solitude and relaxation to real cowboy experience and adventure. The Flying W Ranch currently runs a herd of Longhorn cows year round and 1500 yearlings from April to August. To manage the livestock, we have a Remuda of 40 saddle horses and 8 draft horses. Our horses are real working ranch horses. They are well trained and capable of taking you on a relaxing ride or a cowboy adventure. In addition to riding, we have many miles of Cottonwood River, creek, hills, prairie, and woodland, to hike, fish, and explore.
Enjoy luxurious modern accommodations in our Lodge, Cabin, and Bunkhouse.
Enjoy home cooked meals prepared by Chef, Josh Hoy, which are made with local and fresh ingredients, prepared in our professional kitchen.
Josh Hoy, owner of the Flying W Ranch, is a 5th generation Flint Hills Rancher. He worked on ranches from Colorado to California until 1996 when he partnered up with his cousin Warren Kruse on the Flying W Ranch. Josh grew up on the family ranch at Cassoday, Kansas with his Grandfather Kenneth and Great Uncle Marshall as mentors and heroes. Josh’s Great Uncle Marshall was a renowned rodeo and pasture cowboy and ranch cook. His Grandfather Kenneth was a free range cowboy who drove cattle from Texas to Kansas in his youth. Josh’s father, Dr. Jim Hoy is a Historian and folklorist who specializes in the history of the Flint Hills and Cowboy Culture. The Hoy’s are shirt tail relations to Charlie Goodnight, the inventor of the chuck wagon and renowned plainsman, through their Great Uncle Frank Goodnight who was a Great nephew to Charlie. Josh has continued his family tradition of ranching and chuck wagon cooking.
Gwen Hoy, Josh’s wife, grew up a Farmer’s daughter on the edge of the Flint Hills. In 1992, Gwen moved to Chase County and began teaching 9th grade English part time and cowboying full time. She worked for the Crofoot Ranch, the Pinkston Brothers Cattle Company, and the Cottonwood Ranch until 1998 when she met and married Josh. She has been married to Josh and working full time on the Flying W ever since.
Josie June Hoy is the only daughter of Josh and Gwen Hoy. She has been helping cowboy and work on the ranch since she was born in 2003. She teaches young guests how to ride on several of her ponies.
Enjoy your stay at the Flying W Ranch and we look forward to your visit.
~ Josh, Gwen, and Josie Hoy
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