Wyoming King Bed: Important Facts You Need to Know

When asked, one would reasonably assume the largest bed in most American homes is the California King. Not anymore! If you’re part of the majority longing for just a bit more space to spread out, let’s introduce you to the Wyoming King Bed. A large bed fit for the tall and large, square-shaped, and tasteful, this non-standard bed is the perfect addition to large homes. With its unique shape and size, it’s a rarity to find in typical stores. If you think about splurging on a Wyoming King, we’ve listed a few things you need to consider.

Wyoming King Bed
A gorgeous Wyoming King by Francis Lofts & Bunks

Wyoming King Bed Size

The first thing that comes to mind is how big is it? Well, the Wyoming King Bed is 84-inches wide and 84-inches long. To put that into perspective, it comes at the same length as the California King but a foot wider. So it is large, but not outlandishly large! For comparison, a regular King sized mattress is only 76-inches wide and 80-inches long. And since the Wyoming King is a non-standard bed size, it’s harder to find and is mostly custom made.

Topics Explored

  1. Wyoming King vs. Alaskan King vs. California King   »
  2. History & Overview   »
  3. Pros and Cons  »
  4. How Much Does A Wyoming King Bed Cost?   »
  5. Purchase Considerations   »

Wyoming King vs. Alaskan King vs. California King

While the Wyoming King is large, it doesn’t quite earn the title of the largest bed. It is the third-largest right behind the Texas King and the Alaskan King, which comes at an astonishing 108-inches wide and 108-inches long. (If we were more specific, there a handful of family beds even larger than the Alaskan King!) Right behind the Wyoming King, the California King comes about a foot less in width. The Wyoming King falls somewhere down the middle, slightly larger than the California King but not as extensive as the Alaskan King.

When it comes to how many people each type of bed can accommodate and their average cost, the Wyoming King also sits somewhere in the middle of the pack. Keep in mind that these figures are ballpark as many things can drive costs up or down. How much room you need to sleep comfortably will also determine how many people can fit into one of these beds.

TypeDimensions
(Inches)
ShapeSleepsAvg. Cost
(Actual Price Varies)
California King
California King
72 x 84 inchesRectangular2 adults + 1 pet$800 to $3,500
Wyoming King Bed
Wyoming King
84 x 84 inchesSquare2 adults + 1 child$1,500 to $4,500
Alaskan King
Alaskan King
108 x 108 inchesSquare2 adults + 2 children$2,000 to $6,000

History & Overview

Wyoming  State Flag

The Wyoming King bed got its name by the cruel Wyoming winters that required the whole family to huddle together to keep warm throughout the night. Nowadays, the Wyoming King is chosen by people who want more space, families who opt for co-sleeping with their child, or pet owners who let their fur friends sleep on the bed. It can comfortably fit two adults and a child. Due to the non-standard size, it has to be custom made most of the time, shipped in segments and assembled on site.

Pros and Cons of the Wyoming King Bed

If you are seriously thinking about purchasing a Wyoming King, there are many things to consider before taking the plunge. We listed a handful of pros and cons below that serve as your entry point into oversized beds.

Pros

  • There’s no shortage of space for couples to toss and turn about. 
  • It’s 4” longer than king beds. Tall people will have ample legroom.
  • A decent family-size mattress for 2 adults and 1 child. Great for those considering a co-sleeping arrangement.

Cons

  • You’ll need a large master bedroom to accommodate this bed.
  • Costs can run high since most Wyoming king beds will likely have to be custom manufactured.

How Much Does A Wyoming King Bed Cost?

Greater size and comfort come at a higher price. The average cost of a Wyoming King Bed can vary between $1,500 to $5,000. It largely depends on the type of materials used in the making.

With a bed this size, it has to be constructed with high-quality built materials, enough to withstand weight and motion. There will also be extra costs including a custom headboard, sheets, and covers. All in all, it stands at a steeper price because it’s custom-made, and it has higher manufacturing and transportation costs.

Wyoming King Bed

Purchase Considerations

Before buying a Wyoming King you need to take a look at  a few essential points. While it can fit a standard-sized master bedroom it might not fit your budget.  If you and your sleep partners have diverse likings, keep in mind that a Wyoming King might not cater to different sleeping preferences. Even finding blankets and comforters in such a large size can be challenging!

Buting Considerations of the Wyoming King Bed

Space
Before considering anything else, ask yourself if your room is large enough to house a mattress measuring 7ft by 7ft. Make sure you leave room for nightstands and other furniture while maintaining clearance to move about. We recommend having a room size of at least 12ft by 12ft to fit a Wyoming king comfortably.

Budget
Most mattresses of this size will be made-to-order. It should come as no surprise then that the Wyoming king costs more than your typical bed. Don’t forget to factor in the cost of the bed frame or mattress foundation. Yes, you guessed it. At this size, bed frames don’t come cheap.

Sleeping Preferences
Just like any mattress, it should accommodate the type of sleeper. Side sleepers require more cushioning. Stomach and back sleepers will need a firmer mattress. If used for co-sleeping, catering to the needs of each individual could be challenging.

Accessories
Hunting for accessories such as comforters, sheets, and toppers will not be a simple task! Typical mattress or bedding stores won’t readily carry these sizes. Have the number of your favorite tailor or seamstress handy as you’ll likely need them specially made.

FAQ

Who Sells Wyoming King Mattresses?

Wyoming King Bed can be made-to-order in mattress stores that specialize in oversize beds. It’s almost impossible to find a ready-made oversized mattress, so you’ll need to wait once you’re made your order. It’s important to note that due to the size, the mattress will come in several components, compressed. You will have to reassemble it, which can be tricky.

What is a Wyoming King Bed?

Wyoming King Bed is a mattress with a non-standard size of 84-inches in width and 84-inches long or 7 feet by 7 feet. It’s slightly larger than two twin mattresses pushed together. It’s made for family sleeping, co-sleeping, or to be shared with your fur family. When shared by two people, each gets 42-inches, 4-inches more than with a standard king bed.