All of us, 2 grandparents, 6 adult children and spouses and 5 gandchildren age 6 to 16, all agreed that this was the best vacation we have ever had. A few of us have been riding over the years, most of us had not ridden a horse in many years, and several had never been on a horse. The wranglers on the ranch, who were from all over the world, managed to get all of us comfortable ridng, and we took extensive trail rides into the mountains. Each cabin was outfitted with an All Terrain Vehicle which all of used extensively to sight-see in the wilderness. The wildlife was extensive and the scenery extraordinary. We typically went for ATV rides in the early morning and at dusk.
Activities included: white water rafting, a trip into Jackson for a rodeo, archery, learning to use a lasso, cocktail hour every evening for the adults, dancing and more.
The owner of the ranch is from Lyon, the gastronomic capital of France. Need we comment that the food was first class?
The constant smiles on the faces of our grandchildren told the story. It was a great vacation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome To Our Jackson Hole, Wyoming Summer Vacation Guest Ranch!Here at Goosewing Ranch, we combine the lifestyle of ranching in the Wyoming wilderness with many of the modern refinements that make your visit with us especially enjoyable.At 7,400 feet, the valley is the host to some of North America’s most spectacular game: elk, moose, mountain sheep, antelope, bear, eagles, geese, cranes, and much more, not to mention fantastic scenery. The Gros Ventre River, home to native cutthroat trout, runs through the meadows of our historic ranch.Our Jackson Hole dude ranch offers comfortable lodging in eight private guest cabins and three larger 2-bedroom cabins for bigger families. Complimentary wireless internet is provided throughout the Ranch. With its large stone fireplace, the main lodge serves as a central gathering place for dining or relaxing. A loft with a pool table and television overlooks the main room. Fireplaces, wood-stoves, a hot tub and swimming pool add to the cozy atmosphere. A large selection of beer, wine, and liquor compliments an eclectic, seasonal menu.We invite you to come share this corner of North America’s wildest country just as it has been for over a hundred years – a working ranch reborn as an isolated retreat deep in the Gros Ventre River Valley. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Goosewing Ranch Hotel Jackson
- Goosewing Ranch Jackson Hole, WY