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Why a Ranch Vacation is Better than Your Other Idea

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

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Meet Our Jackson Hole Dude Ranch Dogs

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

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Dude Ranch Vacations in Jackson Hole Wyoming ~ Golden Days

The Gros Ventre River Ranch provides one of the best dude ranch vacations in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, complete with horseback riding, fly fishing, gorgeous scenery, and delicious food! Fall is arguably our favorite time of the year here at the ranch ~ as the temperatures in the valley drop, the willows and aspens in the valley change colors, and for a few weeks, Jackson Hole turns golden. Whether our guests are driving to the town of Jackson, summiting West Ridge on horseback, hiking by the river, or fly fishing in … Continue reading

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Exploring the Gros Ventre on Your Wyoming Dude Ranch Vacation

There are many exciting parts of the state to visit when on a Wyoming dude ranch vacation, and many of them are located in Jackson Hole. Just 18 miles from the town of Jackson lies the Gros Ventre, an area known for its beautiful rock formations, abundant wildlife, gorgeous views of the Tetons, mountain lakes and more! The Gros Ventre River Ranch is located in the Gros Ventre, and there are many sites to explore in our part of the valley. Listed below are just some of the treasures within … Continue reading

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Wyoming on Horseback

Are you interested in experiencing the great state of Wyoming on horseback? Look no further than the Gros Ventre River Ranch! We provide a variety of horseback rides here at the ranch. Rides range from beginner to advanced, and cover varied terrain in one of the most beautiful areas of Wyoming. Wade through the Gros Ventre River Ranch or Turpin Creek, lope through golden meadows of hay, climb the Gros Ventre foothills for incredible views of the Tetons, or practice your team sorting skills in our large arena ~ the possibilities are … Continue reading

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Jackson Hole Guest Ranch Fun Facts

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

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Horse Riding in Jackson Hole: Advanced Rides

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

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Diversified Horseback Riding in Jackson Hole

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

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

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

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Wyoming Dude Ranch Newsletter~ 2012 in Review

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

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