Painted Pony Yurt Ranch glamping minutes to beaches

  • Enjoy glamping in your very own 13ft Lotus Belle tent! Minutes to beaches, this ranch stay gives you the best of beach and farm life!
    Enjoy glamping in your very own 13ft Lotus Belle tent! Minutes to beaches, this ranch stay gives you the best of beach and farm life!
  • Enjoy this 13ft Lotus Belle tent, complete with a comfy queen size bed, clean linens and a sitting area with books.
    Enjoy this 13ft Lotus Belle tent, complete with a comfy queen size bed, clean linens and a sitting area with books.
  • Relax and unwind in southwestern-chic décor complete with sitting area and books
    Relax and unwind in southwestern-chic décor complete with sitting area and books
  • Quiet sitting area
    Quiet sitting area
  • Welcome to this unique ranch stay, only a few minutes from MD and DE beaches
    Welcome to this unique ranch stay, only a few minutes from MD and DE beaches
  • Sunset at the glampground
    Sunset at the glampground
  • Outdoor sink with water
    Outdoor sink with water
  • The Painted Pony is situated perfectly under a row of shade trees and has screened windows to enjoy the sounds of nature
    The Painted Pony is situated perfectly under a row of shade trees and has screened windows to enjoy the sounds of nature
  • Optional "Chores n Tour" w/ Shelley. Ranch guests discount $10/ person. Public $20/ person
    Optional "Chores n Tour" w/ Shelley. Ranch guests discount $10/ person. Public $20/ person
  • Herbie the Highland bull- our mascot!
    Herbie the Highland bull- our mascot!
  • If you like campfires, the sound of crickets & deep sleep and getting outdoors, then you will love the Painted Pony yurt!
    If you like campfires, the sound of crickets & deep sleep and getting outdoors, then you will love the Painted Pony yurt!
  • Keep in mind, tents don’t have A/C or heat, but we did put in a handy fan with 3 speeds for a cool breeze. The Painted pony also sits under a row of maple trees that cast shade after 12 noon
    Keep in mind, tents don’t have A/C or heat, but we did put in a handy fan with 3 speeds for a cool breeze. The Painted pony also sits under a row of maple trees that cast shade after 12 noon
  • Sign up for "Chores N' Tour" with Shelley and schedule a morning to feed all the animals along side her. Grab a kiss from Fonzie the kissing alpaca, play the roll over challenge with Charlotte the pig, meet Herbie the Highland bull and more!
    Sign up for "Chores N' Tour" with Shelley and schedule a morning to feed all the animals along side her. Grab a kiss from Fonzie the kissing alpaca, play the roll over challenge with Charlotte the pig, meet Herbie the Highland bull and more!
  • Scratch glamping from your bucket list and enjoy this unique stay with peaceful pasture views. You may see Herbie our Highland cattle grazing in the distance.
    Scratch glamping from your bucket list and enjoy this unique stay with peaceful pasture views. You may see Herbie our Highland cattle grazing in the distance.
  • Ceiling view
    Ceiling view
  • Plug into a socket or a USB and charge your phone or laptop and stay connected if you desire
    Plug into a socket or a USB and charge your phone or laptop and stay connected if you desire
  • Firepit area
    Firepit area
  • The Painted Pony is one of two yurts at the ranch. This yurt is pitched under a row of shade trees while our other yurt called the Stargazer is out in the open with a clear roof. This yurt is the cooler, shadier one.
    The Painted Pony is one of two yurts at the ranch. This yurt is pitched under a row of shade trees while our other yurt called the Stargazer is out in the open with a clear roof. This yurt is the cooler, shadier one.
  • Meet Fonzie the kissing alpaca at  Chores N' Tour
    Meet Fonzie the kissing alpaca at Chores N' Tour
  • Views from the picnic table area
    Views from the picnic table area
  • Yes! We have 2 bell tent yurts! Tell a friend and have them stay too! The Painted Pony is on the left, the Stargazer with clear roof is on the right.
    Yes! We have 2 bell tent yurts! Tell a friend and have them stay too! The Painted Pony is on the left, the Stargazer with clear roof is on the right.
  • Fall glamping
    Fall glamping
  • Fall glamping
    Fall glamping
  • Resident goat named Nacho Cheese smiling for the camera
    Resident goat named Nacho Cheese smiling for the camera
  • Optional "Chores N' Tour" w/ Shelley. Ranch guests discount $10/ person. Public $20/ person
    Optional "Chores N' Tour" w/ Shelley. Ranch guests discount $10/ person. Public $20/ person
  • Free Wi-Fi at all our campsites
    Free Wi-Fi at all our campsites
  • Plan your stay at this picture perfect yurt!
    Plan your stay at this picture perfect yurt!
  • The outdoor hot/cold shower rinse is located up at the stables and is perfect after a long day at the beach. Keep in mind our bathhouse is UNDER CONSTRUCTION, so thank you for planning accordingly
    The outdoor hot/cold shower rinse is located up at the stables and is perfect after a long day at the beach. Keep in mind our bathhouse is UNDER CONSTRUCTION, so thank you for planning accordingly
  • 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
  • Meet Fonzie our Suri alpaca!
    Meet Fonzie our Suri alpaca!
  • Petey the proud Indian Peacock
    Petey the proud Indian Peacock
  • Sunset at the ranch
    Sunset at the ranch
  • Glampground archway
    Glampground archway
  • Cornhole
    Cornhole
  • Horseshoe pit
    Horseshoe pit
  • Herbie the Scottish Highland
    Herbie the Scottish Highland
  • Entrance gate with code
    Entrance gate with code
  • Fenwick Island boardwalk
    Fenwick Island boardwalk
  • 6 miles
    6 miles
  • Berlin, MD
    Berlin, MD
  • Nearby winery
    Nearby winery
  • Nearby winery
    Nearby winery
  • Ocean City, MD boardwalk
    Ocean City, MD boardwalk
  • Seacrets
    Seacrets
  • Ocean Downs Casino
    Ocean Downs Casino
  • Rehoboth Beach, DE
    Rehoboth Beach, DE
  • Rehoboth Beach, DE
    Rehoboth Beach, DE
  • Starboard Restaurant/ Bar Bar Dewey Beach
    Starboard Restaurant/ Bar Bar Dewey Beach
  • Don't forget to check out our Stargazer yurt!
    Don't forget to check out our Stargazer yurt!
  • Garden Hideaway tiny house also at the ranch!
    Garden Hideaway tiny house also at the ranch!
  • Old West Jail Cell (mini cabin) on site
    Old West Jail Cell (mini cabin) on site
  • The Old West Bank glamping cabin
    The Old West Bank glamping cabin
  • The Swedish Cowboy barndominium w/ jacuzzi and arcade at Cowtown Cabins
    The Swedish Cowboy barndominium w/ jacuzzi and arcade at Cowtown Cabins
  • See you soon!
    See you soon!
$55-155/night
1 Bedroom • 1 Bath • Sleeps 1-2
Internet Near Ocean (more...)

Find peace and tranquility, sleep in a real bed at night, sip cocktails under the canopy of a billion stars, and head inside your own yurt when you're ready! Glamping is for those who enjoy spending time outdoors and don't need amenities like air conditioning or TV to have a good time. Maybe you're looking to intentionally unplug for awhile and if so, this is the perfect place for you!

INCLUDED WITH YOUR STAY

-One queen size bed with unique southwest décor
-Inside solar string lights with remote
-Electric 3-speed fan
-Two zipped mesh windows with zipped canvas roll-down blinds
-One large zipped doorway
- 100% waterproof canvas tent
-129.2 square ft. of useable standing space

LOCATION

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) 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 while sleeping under the stars. In the morning, clean up at our unique saloon-themed bathhouse due to open summer 2024. On the outskirts of Cowtown, is an award-winning hideaway tiny house and a unique barndominium where you can kick back in a jacuzzi and melt your stresses away. While you're here, stroll over to the cattle pasture and you'll notice our majestic mascot, "Herbie" peacefully grazing. Herbie is our resident Miniature Scottish Highland which is a hairy type of cattle. However, Herbie is noted for his unique, crooked horns! You'll also be able to enjoy a round of cornhole or horseshoes in our new game areas.

The Painted Pony is one of two beautiful Lotus Belle yurts at our glampground. There's plenty of room for two guests, (children need to be over 12yo) there's also an outdoor grill to prepare your favorite meal, a picnic table under a shade tree, and a fire pit with two chairs included. Inside, the space is a comfy queen-sized bed with clean linens included, a sitting area with books and major western-boho vibes throughout. You'll be happy to know the glampground has WIFI access so you can easily keep up with work and play while being just minutes from popular beaches. Cowtown Cabins is centrally located with a McDonald's, Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, two grocery stores and even a pharmacy nearby. You will also find Thunder Lagoon Waterpark and live concerts at Freeman Stage which is just down the street! Everything you could want will be at your fingertips!

Cowtown Cabins is located in Selbyville, Delaware. We are on the border of Maryland and very close to North Ocean City, MD. The property has been a horse-rescuing ranch for over two decades and is now expanding to offer many unique structures in an "Old West" theme. Cowtown Glamping Cabins will stay open year-round and will be available for families, groups, organizations, retreats, and even the occasional western-themed wedding.

BATHROOMS & SHOWERS

-Glamp guests have access to the OPEN outdoor hot/ cold RINSE STATION (outdoor shower) up at the stables. See our pictures.
-Plan to use our FLUSHABLE portable potty with a handwashing sink
-Keep in mind, our NEW, year-round bathhouse is UNDER CONSTRUCTION and isn't open just yet. However, keep an eye on this as it's happening soon!!

WHAT TO BRING

- A cooler with you to keep drinks and food cold in the yurt and at the beach. Ice is for sale less than a mile away at a gas station or grocery store.
- Your own bath towels, beach towels, shampoo etc.
- An extra fan in the summer is helpful for summertime
- Electric blankets or thick blankets for fall camping
- Firewood & charcoal for grilling (we also have some for sale on-site)
- Bring BBQ utensils
- Arrive with EVERYTHING you need to camp out comfortably!

ADD ON'S

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/ adult $15/ child
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
Project Poo (1-hour cleaning animal pens and garden compost making)- $25/ person
Horse Whispering lessons (1-hr 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

We can't wait to see you at the ranch!

FAQ's

1. Can I bring my kids? Children must be ages 12yo and up for both yurts (Stargazer & Painted Pony.) -----> Remember there is a 2-guest max

2. Can I bring my pet or service animals? No. We are ADA service animal exempt due to safety issues with animals on display that are natural prey/ natural predators of animals including dogs. We also not not allow pets due to this.

3. Can I smoke? The yurts are strictly NO smoking inside, no vaping and no marijuana smoking as the next guest will appreciate an odorless welcome and you'll avoid the extra "deep cleaning fee."

4. Which yurt should I choose? The main difference between the Painted Pony yurt and the Stargazer yurt is the roof and setting. The Stargazer yurt has a clear roof and sits in the open. (Keep in mind elements out of our control like wind, dust, and pollen counts can make the Stargazer yurt roof less clear.) The Painted Pony yurt, has a regular canvas roof and sits in the shade. Both yurts have 3-speed fans included and do not have AC or heat.

5. Extra guests in the yurt? For the 2024 season, the yurts have a strict 2-guest-only policy.

6. Can friends (not on my reservation) come visit me? No. All visitors here must be registered guests as the public is not granted access here.

7. How far is the beach? North Ocean City, MD and Fenwick Island DE are both only 6 miles away.

8. Currently, we have a flushable portable potty and an open outdoor shower. Please see the pictures. Remember to bring your own bath towels & beach towels!
Our new bathhouse is UNDER CONSTRUCTION and due to open soon, but until then follow the above info.

9. How secure is the camping area? There is a coded entrance gate at the property entrance along with 6 outdoor security cameras that stay on 24 hours a day for guest and livestock safety. The locations are 2 at the entrance gate, barn house entrance/building overhang, tiny house entrance, horse grooming area, parking area, and inside the stables. These outdoor cameras also record at night and are available for any emergency services to review.

10. Are there animals nearby? Yes! Cowtown is named after our unique Scottish Highland bull with one horn up and one down. You'll see “Herbie” peacefully grazing in a nearby pasture along with horses, goats, an alpaca, a sheep, a rare curly-haired pig, a peacock, and fancy top-hat chickens that all call the ranch home.

11. What on-site activities are there? Our most popular experience is "Chores N' Tour” where you meet up with Shelley to feed and get up close and personal while feeding 20+ animals. Go ahead! take selfies with Fonzie the kissing alpaca, play the rollover challenge with Charlotte the pig, and hay the jumping goats. As a bonus, Shelley will also let you check out the inside of any unoccupied Airbnbs on the property to plan your next trip! Chores N' tour is $10/ person and lasts between 45-60 minutes. Also on-site, are Brush N' Bond sessions, horse whispering lessons, and farm animal paint sessions. You can book activities and get available times once you check-in.

12. Do guests have access to the entire ranch? No, guests have access to the glampground, cornhole, and parking area here at the ranch. The rest of the property is reserved for animal pastures (habitats) and fenced off for safety. Animals are easily viewed from all locations but not touched.

13. What sounds can I expect to hear? Expect to hear typical sounds of nature such as crickets, owls, and the crackling of a fire. In the morning, you'll hear our sweet goat trio, Charlotte the pig, and her excited "oinks" along with the occasional "moooo" and possibly a crow from the rooster and a "honk" from Petey our peacock who is ready for breakfast!

14. What are the check-out procedures? We ask that guests leave the yurt the way they found it (neat and tidy.) We also love to brag about any super clean guests!

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, I’m excited to host you at Cowtown Cabins, a destination location! We’re a ranch with multiple unique stays on a peaceful ranch. Because we’re just a few minutes from the beach, it’s like having two vacations rolled into one! Enjoy sweet farm animals during the day and twinkling stars around the campfire at night. Cowtown Cabins is the perfect place to kick off your boots and relax a while. We hope to see ya’all soon!

Selbyville, Delaware

The Painted Pony overflows with trendy southwestern vibes! You'll have feathery dreamcatchers hanging, an inside lounge chair with reading books, a handy 3-speed fan and a electric power strip inside to charge cell phones. After a long day at the beach, enjoy our bathhouse with hot showers and flushing toilets. Remember to bring a cooler for your drinks, an extra fan if you'd like, your bath & beach towels, shampoo and whatever else you need to go camping. Message Shelley to "add-on" firewood and charcoal for cooking and have it delivered to your doorstep before you arrive.

This is a one-of-a-kind glamping experience you're sure not to forget and we're excited to host you here at Cowtown Glamping Cabins!

Property Type Yurt
Accommodation Entire Home
Check-In A keypad is available 24 hours a day to provide entry for guests
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Not suitable for children
  • Not suitable for infants
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Limited accessibility
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 21
  • Pets not allowed
Setting & View
  • City
  • Beach
  • Near Ocean
General
  • Internet
  • Hot Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Free Internet
  • Portable Fans
Bathrooms 1 Bath
  • – Shower, Toilet
Sleeping Arrangements 1 Bedroom, sleeps 1-2
  • – 1 Queen bed
Entertainment
  • Games/Board Games
  • Books
Outdoor
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Fire Pit
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Outdoor Seating
Vehicles
  • Parking
  • Free Parking
  • Free Parking On Premises
Theme
  • Adventure
Attractions
  • Bay/Sound
  • Coin Laundry
  • Duty Free Shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
  • Zoo
Leisure
  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Gambling/Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Paddle Boating
  • 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
  • Ice Skating
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • Pier Fishing
  • Rafting
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
  • Ski Lift Privileges
  • Water Skiing
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Wind Surfing
Safety
  • Fire Emergency Contact
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medical Emergency Contact
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Police Emergency Contact
  • Smoke Detector
  • Common Surface Disinfectant Cleaned
  • Linens High Temp Wash
Expectations
  • Potential Noise
  • Shared Spaces
  • Limited Amenities
  • Cameras/Surveillance
  • Dangerous Animals
Accessibility
  • Single Level Home
  • Home Step Free Access