Gros Ventre River Ranch Blog

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


July 24, 2016

Jackson Hole Fly Fishing is every anglers dream, and thankfully here at the Gros Ventre River Ranch that dream can become reality! With two miles of private river access to the Gros Ventre River, as well as two stocked ponds, your fishing options are plentiful! The fly fishing program at the Gros Ventre River ranch is wonderful for anglers of all abilities and ages. Whether you are a seasoned professional, or a kid who is just starting out your fly fishing career, we’ve got you covered! Our fishing program begins … Continue reading

Meet Our Jackson Hole Dude Ranch Dogs

July 10, 2016

We have some of the most wonderful four legged creatures here at the Gros Ventre River Ranch, and now we would like to give you all the chance to meet our Jackson Hole Dude Ranch dogs! We feel so lucky to have five of the best dogs in the world. They are all unique and wonderful in their own ways and bring joy to our staff and guests alike. First, we have Wyatt, our 15-year-old Border Collie who is a loyal companion to the McGough family. He knows the ins … Continue reading

Gros Ventre River Ranch Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies

June 20, 2016

These delicious Gros Ventre River Ranch Old Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies are a staple of our Dude Ranch cuisine here at the GVRR! They are naturally gluten free and always impressive! Whether they are an afternoon snack, a late night treat, or accompanied by a bowl of vanilla ice cream, they are guaranteed to leave a smile on your face! Ingredients: 2 c. peanut butter 1 ½ cups sugar 1 ½ packed brown sugar 2 eggs 2 t. baking soda 2 t. vanilla ½ t. salt Large sugar crystals for decoration … Continue reading

The Great American Eclipse at the Gros Ventre River Ranch

June 9, 2016

The Great American Eclipse at the Gros Ventre River Ranch is a must see for 2017! The Great American Eclipse will take place on August 21, 2017. During this solar eclipse the moon will block out the sun in its entirety. We are so lucky that this incredibly beautiful moment will be in perfect view from the ranch because we are in the path of the total eclipse. With the Teton Range as a backdrop, this eclipse will be an occurrence that is a once in a lifetime opportunity. The views have been compared … Continue reading