We looked at ranches all over Montana and Wyoming...we decided on the Goosewing-it seemed to have all the right balance of activities, riding, food, cabins etc. With 3 boys, no real riding experience but a wife that wanted to do more we needed a place that would cater to our different skill levels.
At the end of the week-we had done every activity we wanted to: target shooting, archery, hatchet throwing, rafting, Grand Tetons, fly fish, pool/sauna, massage, Ranger/Polaris adventures and most of all learn to ride horses well. At the end of the week, our 8 year old was trotting and loping with us on trails, smiling the whole time.
The Goosewing is remote...if you want that (no cell...slow/to no WI-FI) then this is a great spot. The owner is a very gracious host visiting with guest daily. The staff led by Amy is expectational. The entire team-wranglers and hospitality staff were a fine group of young people-engaged very well with our children and made the trip even more special with their various backgrounds and stories. After 2 weeks of being home, we still talk about each of them regulary.
We will go back...have to...just too much fun, disconnecting from the iphones/email/TV so we could connect as a family, surrounded by beatiful scenery, super ranch staff and other wonderful guest....best vacation ever.
- 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