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Gros Ventre River Ranch Blog

Fly Fishing in Jackson Hole: A Day in the Life of a Guide

October 8, 2013

There are many opportunities for fly fishing in Jackson Hole, but few compare to the personalized and private experience that we offer at the Gros Ventre River Ranch! In this blog post, we take you behind the scenes of our fly fishing program, and give you an exclusive look into a day in the life of our fishing guide. The fishing guide’s day starts with getting equipment ready for the day. He puts poles together for his private lessons, plans which section of the river he will be using, picks … Continue reading

A Summer of Magic at Our Jackson Hole Dude Ranch

September 23, 2013

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

Jackson Hole Guest Ranch Fun Facts

September 9, 2013

Our Jackson Hole Guest Ranch is located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, a place rich with history and beauty. Listed below are our favorite fun facts about the area! Yellowstone, created in 1872, was the first national park to be created in the United States. Over 15 feature films have been filmed in Jackson, including “Shane,”” Spencer’s Mountain,” “Any Which Way You Can,” and recently, “Django Unchained.” The town of Jackson elected the first all-women city council in 1920. Yellowstone National Park has over 10,000 active thermal features. Jackson Hole was … Continue reading

Wyoming Dude Ranches: A Day in the Life of a Wrangler

August 28, 2013

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes of Wyoming Dude Ranches? We gave our wranglers the task of documenting a day in their shoes ~ keep reading for an exclusive look into a day in the life of a Gros Ventre River Ranch wrangler! Our wranglers wake up early to run the horses in (one of their favorite jobs!) This entails riding out into the turnout pasture, and herding the horses up towards the barn. Once the horses are in, wranglers begin catching horses they need for the day, … Continue reading

The Summer So Far at a Jackson Hole Dude Ranch

July 31, 2013

Horseback Riding at a Jackson Hole Dude Ranch

We have had the most incredible summer so far at our Jackson Hole Dude Ranch! We have gotten to see old friends, met new guests from all over the world, and added some new activities at the ranch that have provided hours of fun for people of all ages! Check out what we’ve been doing so far this summer :         It’s hard to believe that we are already halfway done with the summer, but it’s a great feeling knowing that we have another two months to … Continue reading

Elevated Dude Ranch Cuisine at the Gros Ventre River Ranch

July 16, 2013

Here at the Gros Ventre River Ranch, we offer a diverse menu with an emphasis on elevated and fresh dude ranch cuisine. Our Head Chef Becky Wetzel, along with Sous Chef Andrew Conn and Pastry Chef Joel Smith, have been cooking up a storm in the kitchen this season: read on to see what we’ve been up to in the GVRR kitchen! Our breakfasts consist of a made to order Special of the Day, ranging from eggs benedict to GV pancakes, eggs to order, and a breakfast buffet consisting of … Continue reading

Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival Features Paintings from the Gros Ventre River Ranch!

July 2, 2013

The Gros Ventre River Ranch is staging an appearance at this year’s Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival!  Jason Rich, a Utah artist, visited the ranch last year and rode alongside Sean and our wranglers in order to capture authentic Western images that would translate to the canvas. He is this year’s Featured Artist, and two of his paintings from the ranch are to be featured in the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival, September 5-15, 2013. The Fall Arts Festival is recognized as a world class cultural event, and takes place … Continue reading

Wyoming Guest Ranches: Specialized Horseback Rides

June 19, 2013

Wyoming Guest Ranches offer many different kinds of horseback rides, and the Gros Ventre River Ranch is no exception! In addition to morning and afternoon rides of different levels, we offer a picnic ride, all day ride, breakfast ride, and team sorting and penning! Lucy Hill Lunch Ride – This ride typically takes place on Tuesday.  Guests will have the choice of leaving the barn at 9am for either an advanced ride, intermediate ride or beginning ride or leaving the barn at 10am for a walking ride up to Lucy … Continue reading

Horse Riding in Jackson Hole: Advanced Rides

June 5, 2013

Advanced Horse Riding in Jackson Hole at the Gros Ventre River Ranch

Are you an experienced rider looking for advanced horse riding in Jackson Hole? Or a more inexperienced rider looking to learn more about horse riding? Look no further than the Gros Ventre River Ranch, where we safely guide our guests into the wilds of the Gros Ventre region, providing them with challenging terrain and loping rides! Our advanced rides bring together the elements that you learn on our beginner and intermediate rides.  Those elements will be applied on advanced rides with the addition of loping (back east it is called … Continue reading

Diversified Horseback Riding in Jackson Hole

May 22, 2013

Searching for a once in a lifetime experience horseback riding in Jackson Hole?  Look no further! Here at the Gros Ventre River Ranch, we offer many different kinds of horseback rides, each tailored to provide a unique experience for our guests. Our beginning rides are tailored for individuals who would like to learn the basics of horseback riding in Jackson Hole. These rides take place more mild terrain, during which riders can gain a good feel for their horse while walking. The beginning rides are also a great way to … Continue reading