Category Archives: History

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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Gros Ventre River Ranch’s Special Rides

Not Every Ride is the Same at the GVRR In addition to our trail rides of varying levels, we offer an all-day ride, lunch picnic ride, a breakfast ride, and team penning/sorting. Our all-day ride on Wednesday provides guests the special opportunity to travel further into the country on horseback than is possible on a morning or afternoon ride. This ride gives guests the chance to feel like true cowboys and cowgirls exploring the West. The ride leaves at 9 am and returns around 3 pm. At lunchtime, guests will … Continue reading

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THE HISTORY OF THE GROS VENTRE RIVER RANCH

Have you ever wanted to learn more about the history of the Gros Ventre River Ranch? Well you are in luck! Ranch manager Tori McGough has complied a brief history—along with wonderful photographs—to share a bit more about our beloved ranch and how it has become the wonderful place that it is today! The ranch had a brush with disaster in 1925 when a nearby mountain collapsed in a massive landslide. The town of Kelly, downriver from the Ranch, was nearly wiped out and even Jackson, 18 miles distant, had … Continue reading

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Your Wyoming Summer Vacation

The sun is shining, the horses are back, and the grass is green, which means your Wyoming summer vacation is just around the corner! Would you like a sneak peak at the beauty, adventure, and relaxation that we have in store for you? You are in luck! Below is a wonderful video that showcases the Gros Ventre River Ranch. We pride ourselves in providing our guests with memorable hospitality while they experience the wonder of the Wild West. Your week will be filled with delicious cuisine, beautiful scenery, rich history, … Continue reading

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Jackson Hole Wildlife at the GVRR

We get to see many different animals come and go out of the valley, as Jackson Hole wildlife migrate in and out of the Gros Ventre and Antelope Flats regions. During the spring, the annual elk migration takes place, at which time the elk migrate out of the valley into the colder mountains, where they remain until the fall. Pronghorn Antelope and Bison return to the valley in the spring time, and we get to see herds of bison grazing in Antelope Flats and Mormon Row. Our year round wildlife, including … Continue reading

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Jackson Hole Dude Ranch ~ Happy New Years!

Happy New Year from our Jackson Hole Dude Ranch! As Sean and I enter our 14th year managing the ranch, we are continually thankful for Karl and Tina’s vision for the Gros Ventre River Ranch.  For those of you who do not know how this place came to be, I will give you a quick recap. After years of sharing ownership in a guest ranch in Jackson Hole, Karl and Tina sold their interest to their partner and started looking for a ranch of their own. Separately, they each came … Continue reading

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Guest Ranch in Jackson Hole Videos Part 2

Visiting a guest ranch in Jackson Hole is fun for families, friends, and singles. For the second post in our Guest Video series, we highlight a video taken by a group of girlfriends who visited the ranch in 2011. This video gives new visitors a look into a typical week in ranch life, from our amazing food, to our scenic rides, cattle work, and more! See our first video here: Gros Ventre River Ranch Vacation Stay tuned for more guest videos from our guest ranch in Jackson Hole!

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