Gros Ventre River Ranch | Moose, Wyoming

  • Minimum: $2170
  • Maximum: $3015
  • Elevation: 7100 feet
  • Guest Capacity: 38
  • Open: June 10-September 23
  • Check In/Out: Sunday 3 pm - Sunday 10 am
  • Minimum Stay: 7 nights
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About Gros Ventre River Ranch

A dude ranch since the 1950s, the ranch is now owned by Tina Weber. Daughter Tori and son-in-law Sean McGough were married on the ranch and today handle the daily operations. Before the 1950s it was a homestead and working ranch.

The ranch had a brush with disaster in 1925 when a nearby mountain collapsed in a massive landslide. The town of Kelly, downriver of the ranch, was nearly wiped out and even Jackson, 18 miles distant, had knee-deep mud in the streets. The slide formed a dam across the Gros Ventre River, creating Slide Lake. The slide path is still easily recognizable today at the eastern edge of the ranch.

Graciously appointed with original western art, sculpture, and furniture, our main lodge sits on the banks of the Gros Ventre River and looks out at the major peaks of the Teton Range. Family style meals are served in the dining room or on one of the adjoining decks. Guests enjoy drinks and appetizers in the lounge, relax on the porch as the sun sets, and nap in front of the river rock fireplace. Built in 1987 and modeled after a typical Wyoming ranch home, the main lodge also has a library, kid-friendly rec room complete with pool table, board games, VCR, and easy access to an outdoor fire pit.

Four log cabins and five log lodges welcome 30 to 40 guests each week. All rooms are carpeted and have electric heat, private bathrooms, and decks. The occasional moose, elk, or deer may obstruct your picture-perfect views. Brought here from the valley's second oldest dude ranch, the Bar BC, each of our log cabins has been remodeled to meet today's standards of western luxury. A short distance from the cabins are more secluded log lodges built in 1987. Named after area flora and fauna, the more spacious lodges features many of the same appealing amenities as the cabins, and also have living rooms with private fireplaces, wood burning stoves, and kitchenettes.

We love riding. Choose from scenic walking rides to challenging excursions into the surrounding hills. Our horses will take care of any kind of rider--selected to match your experience level and riding style. How much time you spend in the saddle is up to you. Group rides for all abilities depart twice daily. While group rides are limited to ages seven and up, younger children are welcome to explore the ranch on a horse led by a parent.

Two miles of the Gros Ventre River flow through the ranch, giving you exclusive access to a classic western fishery. Novices and veterans alike will also appreciate the less demanding cutthroat that inhabit the two on-property casting ponds, ideal for first-time catches or high-level practice. Across the Idaho border is the famed Henry's Fork, where the fish really are as big and beautiful as you've heard. Yellowstone National Park's 5,000 square miles are dotted with rivers, lakes and streams of all personalities.

Even if you're the sort who finds relaxation in activity, we realize you might need some true rest. Hammocks hang between trees throughout the front yard. Soft chairs wait to welcome you in front of the fireplace. Have the kitchen make you a sack lunch and laze along the riverbank. Start a game of horseshoes with a new friend or brush up on your roping skills.

Kids have their own place to kick back: a rec room in the downstairs of the main lodge. The 160 acres of the ranch are a great backdrop for scavenger hunts, touch football, and s'mores over the fire pit.

Looking for a jolt of adrenaline? You can run off the 10,450-foot-summit of Rendezvous Mountain with a parachute and an experienced pilot strapped to your back. If looking at the Tetons from your deck isn't enough, try climbing them. Guides teach beginning climbers the skills they need to summit the 13,770-foot Grand Teton. Several shops in town rent sea and whitewater kayaks. Area golf courses show that the ball really does go further up here. In Jackson Hole, the opportunities for adventure are endless.

Have a big family? We love to host multi-generational groups. There is something to do for everyone; We have trail riders as young as 7, and as mature as 90. Horseback riding truly is a lifelong sport, and the varied rides at the Gros Ventre River Ranch make it accessible for every guest. For littler ones, there is always the option for a "lead around" ride, a fly fishing lesson, a play on our swingset, or a swim in our private ponds. The ranch is a place where kids can experience more freedom than they perhaps may have at home. For those looking for more peace and relaxation, many guests enjoy simply reading a book on the porch in one of our rocking chairs, or taking a walk via one of the many trails surrounding the ranch.

Early settlers used the term "hole" to describe any deep valley between two mountain ranges. Whatever your interests, there is enough to do in our valley to last several lifetimes.

Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park are two obvious attractions. Just as pleasurable is to grab a drink at one of the most scenic bars in the country: Dornan's in Moose. Head into the town of Jackson, the undisputed hub of Jackson Hole, and wander among the 40-some art galleries or the National Museum of Wildlife Art. Consider the Gros Ventre River Ranch your home but Jackson Hole your backyard.

Ranch Dining: One evening we'll have a casual gourmet meal in the main lodge dining room, the next a western BBQ complete with a cowboy singer in the front yard. Breakfast is hot and made to order. There is always a buffet with assorted cereals, homemade pastries and fresh fruit. A favorite lunch is a hamburger picnic on a nearby butte, which you reach via horseback. Can't wait for the next meal? Dive into our bottomless cookie jar, always stocked with hot-out-of-the-oven favorites.
Ranch Activities: We provide beginning to advanced horseback riding on the trail for adults and children 7 years and older, fishing, hiking, mountain bike riding,breathtaking views and most of all, relaxation at its best. Some activities include team sorting and team penning our steers, fly fishing on our stocked ponds or in the Gros Ventre River that runs through the ranch, a nature hike on an unlimited number of wilderness trails, singing around the campfire roasting marshmallows.
Ranch Lodging: Each of our four quaint log cabins is a two bedroom two bath accommodation with a common front porch situated admist Aspen trees and large Pine trees. Our spacious log lodge is a two bedroom two bath accommodation with private decks, living room equipped with kitchenette and wood burning stove, and views of the Teton Mountain range. These are decorated in a wonderful western taste, with log furniture, feather comforters on the beds, ceiling fans and baseboard heating.

Lodging and Amenities:

  • - Horse Safety Program
  • - Airport Shuttle
  • - Cabins
  • - Lodge rooms
  • - Massages available
  • - Natural water swimming
  • - Game Room

Capacity:

  • - 21-40

Activities:

  • - Biking
  • - Cattle work
  • - Fishing/Guided
  • - Golf on or nearby
  • - Hiking
  • - Rock Climbing
  • - Spa Services
  • - Water Sports

Food:

  • - Gourmet
  • - Ranch/Western
  • - Special Diets Accommodated

Riding:

  • - All day ride
  • - Half day rides
  • - Fast rides
  • - Group lessons
  • - Family rides
  • - Team penning
  • - Advanced rides
  • - Beginner rides
  • - Intermediate rides
  • - Trail Riding 7+
  • - Pony Rides - 5 and under

Dates Open:

  • - June
  • - July
  • - August
  • - September

Length of Stay:

  • - 7 nights

Specialty Events/Weeks:

  • - Adult Only Weeks
  • - Adult Oriented
  • - Fly Fishing
  • - Girlfriend Getaways
  • - Singles Weeks

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Located in: Moose, Wyoming
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