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Spring Cleaning on the Dude Ranch

Happy Spring Everyone! As it does for most, spring on the Dude Ranch means there is a lot of cleaning to be done, and we are diving in!  Let us walk you around the opening of the ranch as we prepare for the arrival of our first guests ~ The Lodge ~ Our 34-year-old Main Lodge has been practically empty since the fall, and has housed extra chairs, tables, and deck furniture. As the snow thaws, we are able to uncover the outside stairs and doorways, open the shades, and … Continue reading

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How to Plan 7 Days at GVRR

Day 1 – ARRIVAL DAY! With check-in at 3pm, you have plenty of time to get that later flight or to spend a few hours in downtown Jackson Hole! Grab a drink at the historic Wort Hotel or some local Huckleberry ice cream at Moo’s Gourmet Ice Cream parlor, and make your way to the ranch! After being greeted and settled into your luxurious log cabin, it is time to explore … or maybe nap in a hammock! Get a lay of the land by venturing up to our barns … Continue reading

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Get Outside at a Jackson Hole Dude Ranch

Plan A family Vacation to The Great Outdoors Give something the whole family can share with a trip to a Dude Ranch this summer. Located just outside the mountain town of Jackson Hole, we offer a unique escape for families to share a western adventure. Now more than ever, we feel the strong appeal of the outdoors and of new experience. Now is the perfect time to find the right adventure for your whole family. Fish the river with our guides, ride horses through National Park and Forest land, and … Continue reading

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Come work with us this summer!

Graduating college this spring and not sure what your next move is? Need a change of pace? Apply for a staff position at the Gros Ventre River Ranch for the summer job of a lifetime. Spending a summer at our dude ranch gives staff the opportunity to meet people from all over whether it be guests, or coworkers. This creates a diverse work environment conducive to personal growth, and broadened cultural horizons. Additionally, Jackson Hole is one of the few places where great Western traditions live on. Come see how … Continue reading

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Why GV?

Guests choose the Gros Ventre River Ranch for a week of great service in a beautiful place. With so many ranches in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and the West choosing a ranch for vacation can become overwhelming. We are often asked what makes us stand apart. Our size and location are two highlights that make your vacation with us special. Here at the Gros Ventre River Ranch our capacity is approximately forty guests per week. We employ about twenty-five staff. This not only ensures personalized service (we know your name!), but … Continue reading

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What All-Inclusive Means to Us

Have you ever considered an all-inclusive vacation? Have you experienced one that’s advertised as all-inclusive but turns out not to be? The Gros Ventre River Ranch IS all-inclusive and here’s what that means to us: Accommodations: Our rates cover comfortable lodging in our log cabins or lodges. All rooms are cozy, clean, and beautifully decorated in Western style. Some rooms even have wood stoves and direct views of the mountains. Dining: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and three appetizer hours are included in our rates, so you won’t ever have to worry … Continue reading

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Jackson Hole Area Highlights

There are numerous ranches to choose from in the Jackson Hole Valley, and even more if vacationers look to other areas in Wyoming, or to Montana and Colorado. We are asked frequently by potential guests, “So, what makes the Gros Ventre River Ranch’s Jackson Hole location stand out? Why should I stay with you? What is there to do off of the ranch?” During your stay with us you’ll get to experience stunning horseback riding, excellent cuisine, and world class fly fishing. But that’s not all; GVRR is also an … Continue reading

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Fishing on our Gros Ventre River

A September Afternoon Spent Fishing on the Gros Ventre River For this blog, we spent some time fishing with a few of our guests and our wonderful guide, Tate. The goal of this excursion was to capture guest’s perspectives on what it’s like to fish with us during their dude ranch vacation. John, from Virginia, told us why he enjoyed fishing our river. First, he noticed the beauty of the cutthroat trouts he was catching. John credited their stunning colors and patterns to the fact that they are wild, not … Continue reading

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Summer 2018 Ranch Updates

Big things are happening at the ranch this summer! We can’t believe it is already the middle of August. Our ranch has had a wonderful and productive summer. First and foremost, we are excited to announce that we have been working hard to clear more trails. After a bulldozer and forty-eight hours of work to undo road damage, our beloved Lucy Hill picnic spot is accessible. On Thursdays, our guests  have been enjoying picnic lunches with stunning views. Our wonderful photographer Neal Henderson accompanies us up to the hill to … Continue reading

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Cuisine at the Gros Ventre River Ranch

GVRR Food Highlights When people consider the food experience on a dude ranch in they likely think of enjoying bison, elk, venison, and other delectable Western dishes. While we serve these classics, we also provide our guests  dishes they may not expect, such as our grilled salmon with tomato caper compound butter: In addition to the salmon, we also serve pan seared scallops complimented by cranberry brown rice. So, seafood lovers fear no more that you’ll have to go without for your week with us! Secondly, our potential guests should … Continue reading

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