Gros Ventre River Ranch Blog

Summer 2018 Ranch Updates

August 24, 2018

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

Cuisine at the Gros Ventre River Ranch

July 4, 2018

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

Gros Ventre River Ranch’s Special Rides

May 31, 2018

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

Tips for a Great Horseback Ride

April 30, 2018

Not the most familiar with riding on the trail? Here are some tips to make your horseback ride as enjoyable as possible! First and foremost, some basic preparation will go a long way in ensuring you have a great ride. Below are some trail riding necessities: Water Chapstick Sunscreen (apply before your ride) A hat (baseball or cowboy) If you chose cowboy, make sure you have stampede strings in order to not lose your hat in a gust of wind! We also have helmets available. Proper clothing. This is the … Continue reading

Why a Ranch Vacation is Better than Your Other Idea

March 8, 2018

For lucky families, there are countless annual vacation options, domestic and international. So, what sets the Gros Ventre River Ranch apart from Europe, Asia, Disney World, the Carribean or even a hotel in Jackson? For many previous guests, it is safe to say that one word comes to mind when they reflect on their vacation at the Gros Ventre River Ranch: peace. Because we only host around forty guests per week, our ranch never feels crowded. This distinguishes us from other options, such as touring large cities. Even the small … Continue reading

The Benefits of Horseback Riding

November 28, 2017

It goes without saying that we love horses at the Gros Ventre River Ranch. Naturally, our guests do, too. As a famous ranching saying suggests, while small details of a dude ranch vacation will be forgotten with time, one never forgets the name of the horse they rode. While it is obvious that horseback riding is fun, there are many more complex benefits to saddling up and going for a ride. The term “active vacation” poignantly describes a guest’s experience at our ranch. While all activities are optional and evenings … Continue reading


June 6, 2017

Each week at the Gros Ventre River Ranch may seem similar in many ways. Our staff, our horses, and our activities stay the same week after week for the duration of our summer season. This helps ensure that we perfect our operation with the hopes of providing an outstanding dude ranch experience for all of our guests. However, the change that we do experience weekly is our guests. They join us from all over the country, and all over the world. Many come with their immediate family units, while others come … Continue reading

Top 5 Reasons to Visit During Adults Only Peak Season

April 26, 2017

Summer at the Gros Ventre River Ranch is a magical time, and Adults Only Peak Season is no exception! Below you will find our Top 5 Reasons to visit us in September during Adults Only Peak Season: Autumn Colors The scenery around the Gros Ventre River Ranch is always stunning, whether it is the middle of winter and the valley is snow covered or another spring has arrived with fields of flowers and greenery as far as the eye can see. However, the beauty that arrives with our autumn changing … Continue reading

Highlights from our 2016 Jackson Hole Dude Ranch Season

October 27, 2016

We have reached another end of a season at our Jackson Hole Dude Ranch. 2016 was nothing short of wonderful, and we are so glad we can look back on yet another amazing season! We were fortunate enough to host over 700 incredible guests, many who were returning for anywhere from their second visit to their 25th visit. Below you will find some highlights from our 2016 Jackson Hole Dude Ranch Season! Updated Cabins: The winter of 2015/2016 was dedicated to updating our 100 year old cabins, and we couldn’t be … Continue reading


September 5, 2016

We offer a wide variety of activities here on the Gros Ventre River Ranch, however if you are interested in other Jackson Hole activities, your options are endless.  From hiking and biking to sky diving and hot air ballooning, there is something for everyone! For those interested in fly-fishing, you are in luck! The Jackson Hole valley hosts some of the most desired stretches of river in America. Beginner anglers, as well as lifelong enthusiasts, find joy on any of the beautiful rivers that are scattered through the valley. Classic … Continue reading