Category Archives: Horses

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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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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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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Relax and Recharge: Outdoor Activities in Jackson Hole Wyoming

The Gros Ventre River Ranch offers many outdoor activities in Jackson Hole Wyoming, including horseback riding, fly fishing, hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, tubing and more! As many of us spend the majority of our working lives indoors, it is more important than ever to get outside and reconnect with the great outdoors, and there is no better place to do this than the GVRR. Being outside is a great way for families and friends to spend quality time together, and unplugging from our smartphones, computers, and ipads has been shown in … Continue reading

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Guest Ranch in Wyoming ~ 2014 Season Opens

This last week, we welcomed guests back to our Guest Ranch in Wyoming for the season! Guests were greeted by beautiful weather, our friendly staff, incredible views of the Tetons, delicious food prepared by our talented chefs, and horseback rides in the scenic Gros Ventre region of Jackson Hole. The Gros Ventre River Ranch is open from June to September each year. June is characterized by cooler temperatures, abundant wildflowers, and wildlife sightings. Guest this week spotted a wolf, bald eagles, moose, marmots, and more! Please contact our Guest Ranch in … Continue reading

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Jackson Hole Children’s Activities~ Dude Ranch Fun!

The Gros Ventre River Ranch boasts a number of Jackson Hole children’s activities, ranging from horseback riding, to fly fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and swimming. Our riding, fishing, and hiking activities are by sign up participation daily. The Gros Ventre River Ranch horseback riding program is geared towards riders of all abilities. While we do not have a “children’s program” and are not set up to engage children without parental supervision, children over the age of seven can participate in group trail rides of all levels, as well as the ever … Continue reading

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