Category Archives: Winter

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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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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