Mosey on down to a welcoming and irresistibly quirky retreat that’s expertly themed around America’s Old Wild West, surrounded by wild ‘n’ wonderful West Norfolk countryside.
  • Sleeps: 2 per cabin
  • Bedroom: 1 per cabin
  • Bathroom: 1 per cabin
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

The brainchild of owners Hank and Sarah, both avid nature-lovers who fell in love with America’s Old Wild West whilst travelling, Hank’s Ranch will make you feel like you’ve just stumbled onto a classic Western movie set.

Comprising 3.5 acres of wild West Norfolk land, you’ll be peacefully surrounded by the abundant charms of nature (there’s even a resident peacock!) with some of the country’s best beaches a mere 45 minutes away.

Perfect for city slickers in need of a good ol’ rest, there are three bespoke-crafted, authentic themed cabins – an 1850s Jail, a Church, or a General Store  – for you to choose from, as well as a friendly communal Saloon to say howdy, play cards, and whet your whistles in by evening.

Each cabin sleeps two adults in comfort, with two faithful and well-behaved hounds also welcome to join the fun. Please note: only the Jail is available for bookings at present, with the other two cabins opening later in 2024.

Whichever cabin you choose, you can expect to be greeted by a super-soft kingsize bed (yes, even in jail!) with an en-suite that boasts a ‘tin bucket’ rainfall shower, fluffy towels, and complimentary eco-toiletries.

Naturally, you’ll have your own sizzling firepit for barbecuing and marshmallow-toasting, and there’s a larger shared firepit for campfire songs and stories with new friends. Yet if you prefer cooking inside, there’s a handmade kitchen equipped with everything you’ll need to whip up a tasty supper… plus a one-of-a-kind worktop and a copper sink.

You’ll also find Hank and Sarah have thoughtfully provided a welcome pack with all those holiday essentials included: tea, coffee, milk, bread and jam, plus a ready supply of logs for your firepit (so you won’t have to go out wood splittin’!)

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At a glance

  • An authentic retreat themed around the American Old Wild West, with 3 lovingly handcrafted cabins and a communal saloon, peacefully secluded amongst abundant West Norfolk nature.
  • Each cabin sleeps 2 adults, with 2 well-behaved dogs also welcome to stay per cabin.
  • Full self-contained facilities are provided in each cabin, including a ‘tin bucket’ rainfall shower and a handmade kitchen.
  • Swap stories around the shared campfire with new friends, or relax in your rocking chair and gaze out over yonder awhile!
  • North Norfolk beaches, including Old Hunstanton and Snettisham, are accessible in 45 minutes, and there is a community pub in walking distance.

Features

  • Adults Only
  • Dog Friendly

Facilities

3 x Wild West-themed cabins (2 adults per cabin) with insulation/central heating, kingsize bed, en-suite bathroom with shower, unique wash bowl, flushing WC, complimentary eco-toiletries, towels. Handmade kitchen with bespoke worktop, copper sink, welcome pack. Decking with rocking chairs, firepit with logs provided. On site: communal saloon with card tables and bar, shared firepit.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, wildlife-watching, picnic spots, beaches, Norfolk Broads, local pubs, National Trust properties, shops, restaurants.

Accommodation Options

The Jail

  • Adults Only
  • Dog Friendly

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What to do once you’ve settled in? Mix up a glass of red eye, grab a rocking chair out on the steep, and relax into the incredible sights and sounds of nature. There’s sure to be plenty of visiting wildlife for you to spot, from hares and deer to partridges and pheasants.

Meanwhile The Blue Bell, the local dog-friendly community pub, is a 30-minute stroll away if you’re chasin’ a change of scene – or a hearty meal you didn’t have to cook! Iconic Norfolk attractions nearby include the shimmering Broads and those aforementioned beaches (including Snettisham and Old Hunstanton – or ‘Sunny Hunny’ as it’s affectionately known).

You’ll also find Boughton Fen Nature Reserve is just three minutes away on foot, with a range of fascinating Wildlife Walks to embark upon. So there’s surely no excuse not to pull on those trusty cowboy boots and get exploring.

(Giddy up!)

Things to note

Please note: only the Jail is available for bookings at present, for Friday – Monday stays, with the other two cabins available later in 2024. 2-night minimum stay. This is an adults-only site. Whole-site hire can be arranged to sleep up to 6 guests with extra tents permitted, children are permitted only if hiring the whole site on an exclusive basis. Dogs must be well-behaved and kept on a lead whilst on the site, due to the abundant wildlife (and resident peacock!) nearby.

Current Offers

Book a Friday and Saturday night and get Sunday half price!

Where you'll be staying

King's Lynn, Norfolk

What the guests of Hank’s Ranch say

“We loved our stay at Hanks Ranch, it offers something different and is really fun. Definitely one of the best staycation’s we have taken. My boyfriend and I stayed for New Year and had the most relaxing break. The Jail is so cosy and comfortable and makes a great use of the small space. The bed is very comfortable, and the bucket shower is powerful and hot. We cooked steaks in the kitchen and the oven hob both work well. The attention to detail is perfect and real time and attention has been put into the cabin. We enjoyed sitting outside in the evening wearing our ponchos. We loved the little welcome pack we were given it was very thoughtful. We enjoyed talking with Hank about the build of the cabins and the bespoke elements of each. Hank was very accommodating to our requests and was a great host. I would highly recommend a stay here, and I’m sure we’ll be back when the other cabins are finished to stay in the church.”

“Can we give 6 stars? Had such a brilliant stay for three nights on what was a dreary and rainy week. Being immersed in Hanks world was fun and we had a good laugh. We stayed in the Jail, while authentic was super comfy, best nights sleep I have had in months and a dreamy shower. Well worth the money.”

“Staying at Hanks Ranch has been an amazing experience! You really feel transported back in time. The bed is so soft and cosy, it gives you the sensation of sleeping on a cloud of hay! And the field outside, the porch, the rain, the silence….. the best place to relax😊 Thank you so much, I really needed some time off.”

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