Gros Ventre River Ranch Blog

Jackson Hole Dude Ranch Horse Biographies: Part Two

April 10, 2013

Many special bonds are formed at our Jackson Hole Dude Ranch ~ the guests get to know our wonderful staff, kids and adults alike make friendships that last beyond the ranch, and our guests get to meet and get to know the animals that we share this land with. The bond between horse and rider has to be one of the most incredible bonds to watch develop, so we like to keep our guests updated on the horses they ride even after they’ve left the Gros Ventre River Ranch! Roany … Continue reading

Jackson Hole Dude Ranch Vacations ~ Baby Animals

March 27, 2013

It is always a special experience for guests on Jackson Hole Dude Ranch vacations to see the baby animals that we have here on the ranch, and we usually don’t have a shortage of them! Here is a collection of the cutest photographs we could find from over the years…     As you can see, we rarely have a shortage of babies on the ranch, especially in the spring time! For more information on the ranch and our Jackson Hole Dude Ranch vacations, please email us at info@grosventreriverranch.com, or … Continue reading

Jackson Hole Guest Ranch Horse Biographies: Part One

March 18, 2013

At our Jackson Hole Guest Ranch, we believe that great horses are just as important as great people! We pride ourselves on the incredible 80 horses that make up our herd. Recently, we traveled over to Dubois to visit our horses where they spend the winter.  They work incredibly hard for the duration of the summer, so it’s great to see them resting up during the off season. Here are biographies on some of our great horses! Arapaho, Cooper, Utah, and Daisy– These four horses came all the way to the … Continue reading

All Inclusive Dude Ranch Vacations: What Sets the Gros Ventre River Ranch Apart from the Rest

March 5, 2013

All Inclusive Dude Ranch Vacation at the Gros Ventre River Ranch

Many of our prospective guests ask us: “We’re looking at all inclusive dude ranch vacations ~ what makes your ranch different from the other ranches in the area?” There are many notable differences between our ranch and the other amazing ranches in the valley: here are some of our favorites! Looking to get away from the “hotel” atmosphere? The Gros Ventre River Ranch is definitely the place you want to come! Although we boast gourmet meals and beautiful accommodations, the common ranch “uniform” consists of worn jeans, comfy flannels, cottons … Continue reading

The History of Our Jackson Hole Dude Ranch ~ Vintage Gros Ventre River Ranch

February 27, 2013

The secluded property on which our Jackson Hole dude ranch sits became a homestead property in the early 1900s, and operated as a working ranch. The original owners grew a variety of crops to feed their families, and raised cattle and other stock on these same lands that we now call home. The ranch made the transition to a dude ranch when it was purchased by Roy and Becky Chambers in the 1950s ~ at that time, the culture in America was shifting towards Western vacations, and they thought that … Continue reading

Wyoming Dude Ranch Family Activities: The Lower Loop of Yellowstone

February 13, 2013

While staying at a Wyoming dude ranch, there are many activities for families to partake in. We think that Yellowstone National Park is a must see for kids and adults alike, and Yellowstone’s lower loop is a great day trip from the Gros Ventre River Ranch! Most of our guests choose to have an early breakfast at the ranch, and head out to Yellowstone in the morning (with delicious GVRR picnic lunches!) From there, you can choose to drive the Lower Loop clockwise or counterclockwise, and be back to the … Continue reading

Perks of Visiting Jackson Hole Guest Ranches: Wildlife Sightings Abound!

January 11, 2013

For many people in the United States and beyond, wildlife is not present in everyday life~ a deer sighting here, a hawk sighting there, and many, many squirrel sightings everywhere, all the time. There are many Jackson Hole Guest Ranches here in the valley. The Gros Ventre River Ranch is unique in that it’s secluded location provides a different view of this beautiful and diverse world in which we live, where wildlife are an integral part of our daily lives, and are a constant reminder that humans make up only a small part … Continue reading

Wyoming Dude Ranch Newsletter~ 2012 in Review

December 31, 2012

It is almost 2013 at our Wyoming dude ranch and we are under a (very thin) blanket of snow.  It is always this time of year that lends itself to reflection and appreciation of the year just passed. 2012 marked our 25th anniversary and we celebrated all summer long.  Each one of our 18 weeks of operation was packed with ways to enjoy our surroundings and enhance the western experience for our guests.  We had fly casting clinics and personalized fishing instruction on our river with James Lee, our usual … Continue reading

Staying at a Jackson Hole Dude Ranch? ~ Activities Off the Ranch!

December 20, 2012

Spending time at a Jackson Hole Dude Ranch is a unique and authentic way of experiencing our valley, and the incredible history that lies behind it. However, our area being hard to get to, we often have guests come visit us who have never spent time in Jackson Hole, and who want to get a well-rounded experience before they leave. Therefore, we have compiled a few options for how to fill a free afternoon in our fun-filled valley! #1: Visit the Town Square in Jackson #2: Take a Snake River … Continue reading

Summer 2012 Memories from a Wyoming Guest Ranch

October 9, 2012

It is that time of the year again at our Wyoming Guest Ranch – the Aspens are finally losing their golden leaves, the temperatures are dropping, and our last guests left on Saturday. As we close everything up for the winter, it’s fun for us to look back on the summer and the adventures that it held…so sit back with a steaming cup of hot chocolate, and reminisce with us about the summer of 2012! We welcomed back guests for their 21st dude ranch vacation, and welcomed many more for … Continue reading