Category Archives: Dude Ranch

LIFE ON A JACKSON HOLE DUDE RANCH

Have you ever wondered what life on a Jackson Hole Dude Ranch is like? You are in luck! One of our employees was invited to write a blog for the Dude Ranchers’ Association. She gives you the insider’s scoop on life as an employee at the Gros Ventre River Ranch. Whether you are a guest interested in the other side of ranch life or a potential future employee considering a job out west, this blog will give you a look into life on our ranch. Enjoy the blog here and learn more … Continue reading

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DUDE RANCH VACATIONS: OUR TOP 5 REASONS TO VISIT IN JUNE

Dude Ranch vacations are the perfect summer retreat for family, friends, couples, and singles! TheGros Ventre River Ranch is open from June until September, and here are our top 5 reasons to visit in June: Wildlife: The wildlife are out and about in the springtime, enjoying the fact that the snow is finally gone! June proves to be a great time to spot a moose, some elk, a herd of bison, or even a bear! Weather: The weather is June is sunny with cooler temperatures which is perfect for horseback riding! … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Dude Ranch Vacations in Jackson Hole Wyoming ~ Golden Days

The Gros Ventre River Ranch provides one of the best dude ranch vacations in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, complete with horseback riding, fly fishing, gorgeous scenery, and delicious food! Fall is arguably our favorite time of the year here at the ranch ~ as the temperatures in the valley drop, the willows and aspens in the valley change colors, and for a few weeks, Jackson Hole turns golden. Whether our guests are driving to the town of Jackson, summiting West Ridge on horseback, hiking by the river, or fly fishing in … Continue reading

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Wyoming Guest Ranch Vacations: Top 5 Sunsets

Wyoming Guest Ranch Vacations often provide views of beautiful sunsets, and the sunsets at the Gros Ventre River Ranch are no exception! In the summer, the sun sets behind the Teton Mountain Range, and turns our sky fiery shades of red, pink, and yellow. In the wintertime, the sun sets further south over the Tetons. Here are our Top 5 favorite GVRR sunsets ~  Sunset over the horse pasture at our Jackson Hole dude ranch ~ A gorgeous sunset as seen over Slide Lake, a 10 minute drive from the ranch ~ … Continue reading

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Dude Ranch Vacations: Our Top 5 Reasons to Visit in Late Season

Dude ranch vacations are the perfect getaway for couples, friends, and more! We recommend visiting in the fall ~ our Top 5 reasons are listed below! Fall Colors: The fall colors are absolutely stunning in late August through the end of September! During this time, the Aspens and Willows turn golden and red, highlighting the beauty of the Jackson Hole valley. Fly Fishing: Looking to channel your inner Brad Pitt? (Aren’t we all?) The rivers are low in September, making it the ideal time to fly fish in the valley. … Continue reading

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Best Fly Fishing Dude Ranch Experiences

The Gros Ventre River Ranch offers one of the best fly fishing dude ranch experiences in Jackson Hole! The Gros Ventre River Ranch has a mile and a half private stretch of the Gros Ventre River, and a full time fly fishing guide who offers a weekly fly fishing clinic, and daily guided half day lessons (the clinic and private lessons are included in our rates.) Both beginner and advanced fly fishermen (and women!) will find our fly fishing program to be informative and fun, and many of our guests find … Continue reading

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Jackson Hole Hiking at the GVRR

We offer many different Jackson Hole hiking experiences at the Gros Ventre River Ranch, in addition to horseback riding, fly fishing, and mountain biking. Our hiking trails range from flat hikes in the Gros Ventre River valley, to more advanced hikes in the Gros Ventre Hills. Either way, our hikes afford incredible views around every corner, and an intimate view of untouched and wild Wyoming terrain. Below are some pictures from our hiking adventures at the Gros Ventre River Ranch ~ Interested in visiting a dude ranch? Contact us for more … Continue reading

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Wyoming Horseback Riding Vacations ~ The Perfect GVRR Day

Wyoming horseback riding vacations provide a relaxing and fun vacation for the whole family. We recently asked our guests and staff what their “perfect GVRR day” is, and we had an overwhelming consensus! Our perfect GVRR day consists of ~ A hearty breakfast in the Main Lodge dining room, overlooking the Gros Ventre River Wyoming horseback riding vacations would be incomplete without a scenic horseback ride! Ride up to Slide Lake overlook, and catch the morning light over the Red Hills Return to the ranch for a picnic lunch in the … Continue reading

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