Gros Ventre River Ranch Blog


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


September 2, 2015

Dude Ranch horses are an integral part of the operation that we run here at the Gros Ventre River Ranch. We pride ourselves in owning a wonderful herd of horses that can suit all types of riders.  Whether your visit out west is your first experience with horses, or you are a professional equestrian looking to ride our varied terrain, we are sure to have horses that will make your experience unforgettable. There are many characteristics that make our horses wonderful. First and foremost, they know their job and they … Continue reading


July 30, 2015

Have you always wondered what the top five reasons to work at the Gros Ventre River Ranch are? You are in luck! Bailey Beltramo–our 2015 Woodsmen–shared his top five reasons with us, and now we are excited to share them with you! Location, Location, Location…. Dude ranches aren’t attracting guests from all corners of the country with dismal views and poor scenery. Be it Wyoming, Colorado or even up in the Dakotas, you are guaranteed a taste of the true beauty nature offers. As a guest you are given this chance … Continue reading