The Bar W Guest Ranch is a year-round dude ranch…
Starting at $350 per person per night
Kelly, Teton County, Wyoming, United States
Starting at $400 per person per night
Goosewing Ranch combines the lifestyle of ranching in the Wyoming wilderness with many of the modern refinements guests have come to expect. The valley is home to some of North America’s most spectacular wildlife including elk, moose, mountain sheep, antelope, bear, eagles, geese, cranes, and much more. The Gros Ventre River, home to native cutthroat trout, runs through the meadows of this historic ranch.
Unique Features: The ranch has a glamping camp with four covered wagons. Your adventure begins when you check in at the main Ranch, where a ranch hand will help you move your luggage to your Polaris Ranger UTV (utility terrain vehicle). You will receive a personal escort to the Goosewing Rendezvous Glamping Camp and a personal tour of the camp and its amenities. Note that the Ranger is yours to use for the duration of your stay.
Accommodations: The ranch offers comfortable lodging in eight private guest cabins and three larger 2-bedroom cabins for bigger families. Complimentary limited wireless internet is provided at the Ranch. There’s also the more rustic option of staying at the glamping camp named Goosewing Rendezvous that gives guests the chance to sleep in covered wagons.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for the Cowboy Cabins which are rustic western cabins suitable for smaller families. These Jackson Hole log cabins have a queen sized bed and a set of twin bunk beds that can sleep up to four comfortably. They are decorated with cowboy apparel and tack that give you a real sense of what the old west was like. Sit out on your porch, or warm yourself around the propane stove.
Dining: Breakfast is complete with eggs cooked to order, bacon, sausage, pancakes, French toast, and daily specials. Lunches are usually trail side picnics, but hot lunches are also prepared if you decide to stay at the ranch during the day. Dinners are themed, and can include Prime Rib Night, Southwest Night, French Night, Cowboy Night (steaks), and Angler Night (trout and salmon). Vegetarians can be accommodated.
Activities: Although horseback riding is the most obvious and most requested acivity at the ranch, there are also a bunch of other fun options such hatchet and knife throwing, archery, horse games, fishing instruction, themed trail rides, wagon rides, team penning, unguided tubing the river, unguided hiking, unguided mountain biking, and roping practice. They even offer the prospect of old-time western photos.
Spa & Fitness: The ranch has a number of large hot tubs outside overlooking the Gros Ventre river. They don’t have a traditional swimming pool and they do not offer spa services of any kind.
Location: Goosewing Ranch is located deep in the Gros Ventre River Valley in the Jackson Hole, Wyoming area. The Goosewing Ranch marks the entry point to a protected, pristine wilderness. The south entrance to Yellowstone National Park is located just 90 miles north, and you are within minutes of the majestic mountains of Grand Teton National Park, one of three mountain ranges surrounding the high valley of Jackson Hole.
Closest Airport: Jackson Hole is just 30 miles away.
Children’s Programs: Goosewing Ranch is a great place for kids and teenagers to roam free and explore their sense of adventure in the Wild West. The children’s program is offered from June 21 to August 22 when there will be a kids wrangler staffed. The program runs for about 2 to 4 hours daily. Activities include Western and Native American Arts & Crafts (dream catchers, horseshoe and river rock painting, face painting, horse painting, bracelet making and more).
Pet Friendly: No, unfortunately pets are not allowed.
Weddings: No, they don’t normally host weddings, although they may by special request.
Meetings: No, they simply don’t have the space to accommodate large groups.
Extra Info: From their herd of horses you will be assigned your own horse for the duration of your stay. The head wrangler will match the horse and rider according to ability, physical requirements and horse temperament. Goosewing wranglers are experienced horsemen and women and will instruct you in he arena and on the trail on how to ride well for a memorable Jackson Hole horseback riding experience.