Jail House The County Jail- An Old West Experience!

  • Welcome to jail!!
    Welcome to jail!!
  • Keep a lookout for these bandits!
    Keep a lookout for these bandits!
  • Cuff display
    Cuff display
  • Exterior of Jail
    Exterior of Jail
  • Fire pit
    Fire pit
  • Set the mood with string lights over the bed
    Set the mood with string lights over the bed
  • Kitchenette area
    Kitchenette area
  • Coffee maker. Be sure to bring your drinking water!
    Coffee maker. Be sure to bring your drinking water!
  • View of cattle pasture with Scottish Highland
    View of cattle pasture with Scottish Highland
  • Welcome to the mini-cabin
    Welcome to the mini-cabin
  • Sit back and relax with a smart TV plus a 2 person eating area
    Sit back and relax with a smart TV plus a 2 person eating area
  • Welcome to Cowtown Cabins Jail Cell!
    Welcome to Cowtown Cabins Jail Cell!
  • Jail bars
    Jail bars
  • Herbie the Scottish Highland
    Herbie the Scottish Highland
  • Firepit area
    Firepit area
  • Cornhole area
    Cornhole area
  • Horseshoe Pit
    Horseshoe Pit
  • A FLUSHABLE portable potty is available while our saloon-bathhouse is under construction
    A FLUSHABLE portable potty is available while our saloon-bathhouse is under construction
  • An outdoor hot/cold rinse area at the stables
    An outdoor hot/cold rinse area at the stables
  • Herbie the Highland
    Herbie the Highland
  • Fall at the ranch
    Fall at the ranch
  • Glampground
  • Chores N' Tour! A one-hour ranch experience!
    Chores N' Tour! A one-hour ranch experience!
  • Fonzie
  • Welcome inmates!!
    Welcome inmates!!
  • Be sure to check out our other unique rentals like the painted Pony yurt!
    Be sure to check out our other unique rentals like the painted Pony yurt!
  • Stargazer Yurt at Cowtown Cabins
    Stargazer Yurt at Cowtown Cabins
  • The Old West Bank mini cabin is also on-site
    The Old West Bank mini cabin is also on-site
  • Garden Hideaway Tiny House at Cowtown Cabins
    Garden Hideaway Tiny House at Cowtown Cabins
  • Ocean Downs Casino
    Ocean Downs Casino
  • 6 miles from the beach, bring your beachtowel!
    6 miles from the beach, bring your beachtowel!
  • Dewey Beach, DE
    Dewey Beach, DE
  • Assateague Island with wild ponies
    Assateague Island with wild ponies
  • Nearby waterpark
    Nearby waterpark
  • See you soon!
    See you soon!
1 Bedroom • 1 Bath • Sleeps 1-2
Internet Near Ocean (more...)


Expect to enjoy a ONE-ROOM jail cell 6 miles from Ocean City, MD with a queen-size bed in case you have another inmate getting booked. Inside the cell, you'll have a smart TV, AC/ heat, mini-fridge and a coffee maker. If you get released early, you can sit out on the porch and enjoy two rocking chairs or some "yard time" around the firepit and BBQ.

What can you expect? GLAMPING of course!! Come prepared and expect mixtures of both camping and glamping!
(((((((While our bathhouse is still under construction, there is access to a FLUSHABLE portable potty, an outdoor sink, and an outdoor hot/cold shower. See pictures. Please, no prissy prisoners!))))))

While here at the ranch, you can also enjoy one of our many on-site experiences, such as "Chores N' Tour" (feeding, watering, and learning about 20+ farm animals) and more! This stay caters to couples, two friends or relatives getting away and looking to unwind in a peaceful, unique setting and engage in memorable experiences. We're also popular for parent/ child trips, surprise birthdays, wedding proposals, family reunions, groups, and retreats. Renting multiple units or adjacent units is easy, just message about setting up your surprise day or renting a couple of units or the entire ranch for your special event- and YES, we do weddings too!

Cowtown Glamping Cabins is just minutes from Maryland, Delaware beaches and restaurants galore. Also nearby is Thunder Lagoon Waterpark, live concerts at Freeman Stage, local vineyards, grocery stores, McDonald's, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Ocean Downs Casino, hiking and biking at James Farm, and more. Everything you could want is at your fingertips and very close by. If you desire to be at the beach, but skip the loud condo neighbors and buzzing OC crowds, then this is the place for you!

*** Quick Note: We don’t have an option for early check-in or late checkouts. Check-in is from 4-9pm. Checkout is at 10am. We also do not allow pets and are service animal exempt. Thank you for leaving your animals safely at home while enjoying all 20+ of ours!


Planning a cookout or campfire? Keep the car cleaner and have firewood and charcoal delivered to your doorstep instead! Once you book, you can message Shelley which items you'd like.

Firewood bundle- $15.
8lb of BBQ charcoal- $15.
T-shirts- $25.00
Chores N' Tour (1-hour of feeding 20+ farm animals including animal experiences)- $10/ person
Brush N' Bond (1-hour grooming horses & basic horse safety)- $40 private session, $25/ 2 or more
Painting w/ Shelley (painting farm animals under the oak tree)- $25/ min of 2 people
Horse Whispering lessons (1-hour learning the language of horses)- $80/ private $65/ea. 2 people
Birthday surprise set-up- Message Shelley
Engagement surprise set-up- Message Shelley
Rent the Old West town, multiple rentals or the entire ranch as a venue- Message Shelley


1. What should I bring on my glamping trip?
- Bring drinking water (also used to fill coffee maker)
- Campfire wood if using the firepit (or you can buy ours and have it delivered to your doorstep.)
- BBQ charcoal & utensils if using the grill
- Disposable cups, plates utensils
- Your bath & beach towels
- Whatever you need to camp out comfortably
- If you plan on doing "Chores N' Tour with Shelley and feeding all the farm animals, bring closed-toe shoes such as sneakers or boots. No flip-flops or sandals are allowed for animal experiences.

2. Can I wander around the ranch, unattended? Keep in mind we are a small ranch and while 1/2 of our property is open, the other 1/2 is livestock pastures and other Airbnb's. You can walk to the glampground, play a round of corn hole or the new horseshoe pit.

3. Can I access the all animals? The JAIL backs up to a cattle pasture with "Herbie" the Scottish Highland to enjoy from the back windows. You'll also be able to pet the welcoming crew of goats. To access all the animals, book Chores N' Tour which is an hour-long experience feeding, watering and touring the entire ranch.

4. What other Airbnbs are at the ranch? There is a barndominium, tiny house, two bell tent yurts, other mini-huts, and an entire Old West-themed glampground at the ranch. YES! You can have friends and family RENT other units and make this a group experience. You can also see all of our listings if you click our name (logo.)

5. What's the history of the ranch? The property was a horse rescue for two decades. Some students take horse lessons here and the public books guided educational tours and paint parties. The ranch also produces a small amount of alpaca fiber and sheep wool that's sold yearly.

6. Can friends and family visit me while I'm at the ranch? No. The only people permitted to enter the property are registered guests. The public cannot access the property and we have a coded entrance gate. As a guest, you can expect to see other guests here, not people walking in off the street.

7. Can I catch a UBER or LYFT? Yes! You can easily catch a ride to Ocean City, Maryland, or beyond. You must be picked up at the entrance gate, not at the barndominium. How about food delivery? Yes! Order Doordash or pizza delivery. Just plan to meet your driver at the entrance gate, not the Jail.

8. Is there an option for early check-ins and late check-outs? No. Because this property has multiple rentals, we do not allow early check-ins or late check-outs. All cleans are performed on time and this keeps us on schedule for the next guest. Thanks for planning ahead!

9. Are activities for children a different price than adults? All of our on-site activities are the same price for everyone.

10. Can I bring my pet or service animals? No. We do not allow any guest animals or pets to stay with us due to regulations and safety issues. We are also service animal exempt due to safety issues with nearby guardian livestock.

11. What is the smoking/ vaping policy? We operate a strict no-smoking and no-vaping policy at all times inside our rentals. The best place to smoke is by walking down the driveway or inside your car (away from the stable.)

12. How secure is the ranch? The property has six outdoor security cameras running and in use at all times. These outdoor security cameras help protect humans and animals alike. There's a coded entrance gate upon your arrival to the ranch and there is on-site management that is available during your stay. You cannot enter the property without a code and we ask that you do not give it out while you're here. The Jail also has a Ring doorbell.

13. This glamping hut sleeps two (2) guests *including* babies & children. We do not accommodate more than two (2) guests max.

14. What are the checkout procedures? We have a 4-step checkout process and ask that our guests leave the Jail the way they found it, (neat and tidy.) We love to brag about super clean guests who leave the space well cared for. You will see our checkout procedures on posted inside. These include:

-Clear out fridge and microwave of food/ drinks
-Tidy up the Jail house and leave it the way you found it
-Clean up any outdoor spaces you used
-Throw your Jail house trash away into the dumpsters (at the property entrance.) Recycle is paper & plastic only.

Cancellation Policy: One hundred percent (100.00%) of the total booking charges (less $100.00 cancellation fee) will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 30 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. Fifty percent (50.00%) of the total booking charges (less $100.00 cancellation fee) will be refunded if the cancellation is made more than 14 days prior to the arrival date of the reservation. For cancellations made within 14 days prior to the arrival date, no refund will be issued.

Hi I’m Shelley! Welcome to Cowtown Cabins, a unique guest ranch, and glampground just minutes from Ocean City, MD and Delaware beaches. Our mission is simple, to provide guests with unique structures from tiny houses to huts, to yurts to a full-blown barndominium house with a jacuzzi! Experience authentic ranch life as we know it with barnyard animals and on-site ranch activities along with our newest project- an OLD WEST town in the making where you can stay overnight and enjoy one-of-a-kind glamping huts. Complete with a Bank, Jail, and a Saloon-style bathhouse (in the works!) When you stay with us, you have access to popular beaches, boardwalks, top-notch restaurants and the endless coastal activities that surround the Cowtown ranch.

Selbyville, Delaware

The County Jailhouse is a one-room mini glamping cabin complete with one queen-sized bed, a smart TV, and a mini fridge with heating /air. Be sure to bring your bath and beach towels. Open year-round, this is an unforgettable themed ranch experience!

Cowtown is an Old West town in the making that sits in the middle of a peaceful ranch just 6 miles from the ocean. Inside the town, (opening in phases) you'll find western glamping huts sure to please your cowboy within. Go ahead! Stay overnight in the County Jail, Old West Bank or head over to the indian village and relax in one of the two belle tent yurts. In the morning, clean up at our unique saloon-themed bathhouse!

Property Type Cabin
Accommodation Entire Home
Check-In A keypad is available 24 hours a day to provide entry for guests
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Children welcome
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 18
  • Pets not allowed
Setting & View
  • Near Ocean
  • Town
  • Beach Access
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Hot Water
  • Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Mini Fridge
Bathrooms 1 Bath
  • – Outdoor Shower, Shower, Toilet
UNDER CONSTRUCTION>>> The saloon-themed bathhouse with hot/ cold showers, flushing toilets, and handwashing sinks. Meanwhile, a flushable portable potty along with 2 outdoor showers are available.
Sleeping Arrangements 1 Bedroom, sleeps 1-2
  • – 1 Queen bed
One comfy queen-size bed
  • Smart TV
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lanai/Gazebo (covered)
  • Fire Pit
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Parking
  • Free Parking On Premises
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Bay/Sound
  • Coin Laundry
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo
  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling/Casinos
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Whale Watching
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
  • Water Sports
Sports & Adventure
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Fishing
  • Bay/Sound Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Surf Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
  • Water Skiing
  • Snorkeling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind Surfing
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • First Aid Kit
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Smoke Detector
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Common Surface Disinfectant Cleaned
  • Linens High Temp Wash
  • Requires Stairs
  • Potential Noise
  • Limited Parking
  • Shared Spaces
  • Cameras/Surveillance
  • Dangerous Animals
  • Near Lake, River, or Water Body
  • Path To Entrance Lit At Night