Goosewing Ranch offers an opportunity to experience a corner of North Americas wildest country as it has been for over a hundred years. At an elevation of 7,400 feet, this secluded retreat sits deep in the heart of the Gros Ventre River Valley, 40-miles northeast of Jackson, and is host to elk, moose, bear and eagles and spectacular scenery.
You may recognise it as the film, The Little House on The Prairie was produced here!
Catering to all riding abilities, this guest ranch offers spectacular riding scenery due to its remote location.
Goosewing is a small and intimate Wyoming ranch, accommodating 35 guests a week, in eleven authentic log cabins including three two-bedroom cabins ideal for families. Breakfast is served in the main lodge and lunches are normally trail side picnics. For dinner, you can enjoy themed dinners and once a week there is a cookout with live entertainment. In the evening, guests gather in the loft bar to lounge around or play pool. There is a liquor license at the ranch which serves an excellent selection of beers, spirits and wine. Evening entertainment includes line dancing, cowboy cookouts, lawn games and Indian crafts. Guests staying six and seven nights at the ranch will receive a complimentary 50 or 60-minute massage.
The ranch features an outdoor heated pool, hot tub and sauna to help you soothe those aching muscles after a day out riding. Besides horseback riding the ranch offers a comprehensive activity schedule including fly-fishing, clay pigeon shooting, canoeing, river tubing, hiking, mountain biking and UTV’s for your own use. Optional activities at an additional cost include seasonal white-water rafting on the Snake River and an authentic seasonal Rodeo in Cody on Wednesday and Saturday. Guided tours to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks can be arranged from the ranch.
When is the ranch open and what day does riding begin?
The ranch is open 7 June - 20 September 2020. Three night stays begin on a Sunday or Thursday, four night stays on a Sunday or Wednesday and six or seven night stays on a Sunday.
What are the types of rides on offer and how often will I ride?
Whether you want to walk or trot and lope, there is the perfect trail. Each ride is limited to six or seven horses per wrangler and there are two, four and six hour long trail rides. Riding lessons are also available in the arena. There is a weight limit of 250lbs for all riders.
About the horses:
Goosewing Ranch has 60 horses.
What else can I do at the ranch?
When you are not on the saddle, there is a lovely pool, hot tub, sauna and massage room. Try your hand at fly fishing; the ranch provides instruction on the stocked trout pond and river running through the ranch (with advance notice only). Other ranch based activities include target shooting, archery, roping, horse games and team penning.
Is the ranch suited to children?
The ranch is most suited to children over 6. From mid-June until the end of August, there are up to two and a half hours of children's activities offered. These can include arts and crafts, nature hikes, pony rides and lawn games and even a kids rodeo. Children 6 and over can ride on trails.
What other attractions are there in the area?
Situated 30 miles from Jackson Hole, the ranch offers trips to Jackson, rodeos (seasonal), white water rafting and hikes (at an additional fee). Each accommodation is allocated an open air ranger vehicle for you to explore the surrounding countryside and trails, all you need to do is cover the cost of fuel used during your stay.
- Explore the local area on your own UTV (per cabin)
- We highly recommend a twin centre with a visit to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons
Goosewing Ranch offers pack trips for 5 and 10 night stays at the ranch. This would involve a night in the Gros Ventre Wilderness area riding 7-8 hours a day, not the faint hearted! Spend the night in canvas tents; the ranch will provide sleeping bags and all the gear. Your next night would be spent at a hotel in Jackson Hole.
- London Heathrow
- Cody Yellowstone Regional
- Jackson, 15 Hours 30 Minutes
- Cody Yellowstone Regional, 15 Hours 30 Minutes
- From Jackson airport, 1 Hour 30 Minutes
1/12 - Exterior Of Lodge At Goosewing Ranch
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7/12 - Group Riding At Goosewing Ranch
8/12 - Exterior Of Lodge At Goosewing Ranch
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