Gros Ventre River Ranch Blog

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


April 5, 2016

It is fair to say that the main attraction here at the Gros Ventre River Ranch is our horses, however we are proud to offer so much more than just horseback riding! Our location allows our guests to participate in a wide variety of activities here on the ranch, as well as have access to endless opportunities in the Jackson Hole Valley. Our two mile stretch of private access to the Gros Ventre River allows anglers a chance to fish without interruption. We have all the equipment that you need here, and you are … Continue reading


February 9, 2016

We are firm believers that a family vacation at a Jackson Hole Dude Ranch is the perfect summer getaway! We can all agree that busy lives can sometimes get in the way of quality family time. Here at the Gros Ventre River Ranch we have the perfect solution for you! You will have a week of family fun full of laughter, sunshine, and outdoor activities. Below are four reasons to take a family vacation at our Jackson Hole Dude Ranch: Experience the outdoors!  The peace and serenity of the great outdoors creates … Continue reading


October 23, 2015

Have you ever wanted to learn more about the history of the Gros Ventre River Ranch? Well you are in luck! Ranch manager Tori McGough has complied a brief history—along with wonderful photographs—to share a bit more about our beloved ranch and how it has become the wonderful place that it is today! The ranch had a brush with disaster in 1925 when a nearby mountain collapsed in a massive landslide. The town of Kelly, downriver from the Ranch, was nearly wiped out and even Jackson, 18 miles distant, had … Continue reading


September 23, 2015

Witnessing stunning Teton sunsets is one of the most memorable experiences our guests have here at the Gros Ventre River Ranch. Whether the clouds have rolled in and scene over the mountains is dramatic, or the sky is clear and beautifully water colored, these sunsets put a smile on our face every night. We are lucky enough to have wonderful guests and staff who share their beautiful photos of the Teton sunsets with us, and now we would like to share some of our favorites with you!   Here is … Continue reading