Category Archives: Winter

Grand Teton Wildlife Sightings at the GVRR

We have had many Grand Teton wildlife sightings at the Gros Ventre River Ranch in the last few weeks. The moose, deer, bison, and antelope have been out and about trying to enjoy the last bits of warm weather. During the next few weeks we can expect to see elk migrating by the thousands through the valley to the National Elk Refuge where they will spend the cold winter months. Other members of the Grand Teton wildlife family will embrace the snow and continue to visit us often. We even … Continue reading

Posted in Dude Ranch, Guest Ranch, Jackson Hole, Ranch, Winter, Wyoming | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

A Beautiful End to a Beautiful Season at a Wyoming Dude Ranch

We can’t believe yet another season has drawn to an end at our Wyoming dude ranch! It feels like just yesterday that the pastures were green, our horses fat from winter grazing, and we were eagerly anticipating the beginning of our 2014 season. A short four months later, we are left to reminisce about the wonderful season that we’ve had here at the Gros Ventre River Ranch. Some of our favorite 2014 memories include…. Wounded warriors Our season started out with us hosting a group of wounded warriors from the … Continue reading

Posted in Dude Ranch, Guest Ranch, Horses, Jackson Hole, Ranch, Winter, Wyoming | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

Horseback Riding in Jackson Hole – Visiting the Horses

Horseback riding in Jackson Hole is a unique way to see the valley and to experience the wild open spaces, varied terrain and natural beauty that the West has to offer. We have 80 horses here at the Gros Ventre River Ranch, who lead our guests on varied rides through some of the most beautiful landscapes found in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The Gros Ventre River Ranch horses spend their spring, summer and fall in Jackson, and head to warmer pastures for the winter. We recently visited the horses for the … Continue reading

Posted in Dude Ranch, Guest Ranch, Horses, Jackson Hole, Ranch, Uncategorized, Winter, Wyoming | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Wyoming Guest Ranches ~ Winter Update

Wyoming guest ranches experience sometimes harsh (but always fun!) winters, and we want to share some of our favorite winter moments so far with you! Winter here at the ranch is quiet ~ our last guests depart at the end of September, and our season doesn’t start again until the end of May. As the snow piles up, those of us who are lucky enough to live here year round see a dramatic shift in the activities we get to do.   Instead of horseback riding into the hills overlooking the … Continue reading

Posted in Dude Ranch, Fishing, Guest Ranch, Horses, Jackson Hole, Ranch, Winter, Wyoming | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jackson Hole Dude Ranch: Winter Pasture

As many of our guests know, the horses at our Jackson Hole Dude Ranch head to Dubois for the winter, where the temperatures stay balmy and the snow doesn’t stick. The last of the horses left the ranch two weeks ago, and they all arrived healthy and ready for their vacation! Sean and Tori recently took a drive to visit them, and were happy to report that the horses looked better than ever. Their favorite sight was watching horses Ghost and Steel running around with mud all over their faces … Continue reading

Posted in Dude Ranch, Guest Ranch, Horses, Jackson Hole, Ranch, Winter, Wyoming | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Wyoming Guest Ranches ~ Wildlife Sightings

Visits to Wyoming Guest Ranches afford guests magnificent wildlife sightings, ranging from bald eagles to moose to bighorn sheep. However, one of our favorite animals to spot are the black bears that stop by the ranch from time to time! This fall, we have had an adolescent cinnamon black bear decide to make the ranch his home, and we don’t blame him! The Gros Ventre River Ranch boasts incredible scenery, an intimate setting, delicious food and more, and there’s no doubt in our minds that he loves the ranch for … Continue reading

Posted in Dude Ranch, Guest Ranch, Jackson Hole, Ranch, Winter, Wyoming | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

A Summer of Magic at Our Jackson Hole Dude Ranch

Our Jackson Hole Dude Ranch is in the process of transforming  ~ the trees are turning shades of gold, the fire is roaring in the Main Lodge, and there is snow in the forecast. It is hard to believe that summer is over and that fall is upon us, but it does mean that we get to look back on one of our best summers yet, and relive a little bit of the magic that the ranch shared with us this year. Among our favorite moments ~ We rang in … Continue reading

Posted in Dude Ranch, Fishing, Guest Ranch, Jackson Hole, Ranch, Winter, Wyoming | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Jackson Hole Guest Ranch Horse Biographies: Part One

At our Jackson Hole Guest Ranch, we believe that great horses are just as important as great people! We pride ourselves on the incredible 80 horses that make up our herd. Recently, we traveled over to Dubois to visit our horses where they spend the winter.  They work incredibly hard for the duration of the summer, so it’s great to see them resting up during the off season. Here are biographies on some of our great horses! Arapaho, Cooper, Utah, and Daisy– These four horses came all the way to the … Continue reading

Posted in Dude Ranch, Guest Ranch, Horses, Ranch, Winter, Wyoming | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Perks of Visiting Jackson Hole Guest Ranches: Wildlife Sightings Abound!

For many people in the United States and beyond, wildlife is not present in everyday life~ a deer sighting here, a hawk sighting there, and many, many squirrel sightings everywhere, all the time. There are many Jackson Hole Guest Ranches here in the valley. The Gros Ventre River Ranch is unique in that it’s secluded location provides a different view of this beautiful and diverse world in which we live, where wildlife are an integral part of our daily lives, and are a constant reminder that humans make up only a small part … Continue reading

Posted in Dude Ranch, Guest Ranch, Ranch, Winter, Wyoming | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment