Typical Goosewing Summer Itinerary

Sunday

Arriving late afternoon (check-in time is 4pm), you’ll have time to check out the ranch and get settled into your private cabin before dinner. Guests arriving between 4 -5pm will be able to get fitted to a horse and saddle and practice riding, or take their loping test.  Enjoy the pool and hot tub or explore on your UTV.  Just before dinner watch the 60+ herd of horses stampede out to the pasture in front of the main lodge.  Meet and greet the staff/wranglers and go through “Horse 101″ to prepare for tomorrows riding.  After dinner activity is roping lessons.

Monday

In the morning, explore the beautiful wilderness surrounding the ranch on horseback. Watch for deer, antelope, coyotes, bear, eagles, and more.
In the afternoon, you’ll have time to relax by the beautiful outdoor heated swimming pool before participating in target shooting. After dinner, enjoy the sunset fireside, or a game of kickball in the pasture.

Tuesday

Start the morning off by trying your hand at fly fishing on our stocked pond and Gros Ventre River that runs through the ranch. By the afternoon you’ll be ready to get back on your horse! We offer breakfast rides a few times a week if there is interest in doing so.  In the afternoon enjoy practicing archery, or continue your cowboy skills with some team penning.
Enjoy cocktail hour by the pool, under the pergola overlooking the pond. After dinner, our lodge staff will get everyone on their feet for an evening of western dancing!

Wednesday

There’s still so much to see on horseback! Today may take you to Soda Lake- through canyons and plateaus, by old authentic cowboy cabins- or to the Grey Hills, which will offer you a stunning perspective on the valley, from atop cliffs overlooking the Gros Ventre River.  On this afternoon you can also enjoy Western and Indian Arts and Crafts, a Horse Drawn Wagon ride to feed the horse herd, and more.  After dinner have fun with a scavenger hunt or relaxing by the fire.
Perhaps this afternoon you’d enjoy a trip into Jackson for whitewater rafting, shopping, old west shoot out, and the rodeo. (Off ranch activities are not included in packages.) The rodeo happens every Wednesday and Saturday from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Thursday

If you’re ready for a full day horseback ride, Teepee Creek or Bacon Ridge provide absolutely fantastic scenery. The Teepee Creek trail offers riding through the forest, canyons, and ridges with views of the Teton and Wind River mountain ranges, while the Bacon Ridge trail offers wide open spaces ideal for loping alongside the Gros Ventre River.
Spend the afternoon showing off your new cowboy skills with Horse Games in the Arena. Games include roping, barrel racing, and more! Enjoy a campfire under the stars after dinner, or a friendly game of horseshoes or bean bag toss.

Friday

Perhaps this morning you’d like to take out a Polaris Ranger to access excellent trout fishing upstream from the ranch. Or maybe you prefer another day in the saddle!  This afternoon try your hand at some mountain man knife throwing or hatchet throwing.
A horse drawn wagon will deliver you to dinner.  Dinner is by the River tonight with a special presentation by a mountain man. Expect cowboy poetry, stories of life in the 19th century, and a few surprises, all while we enjoy the campfire and s’mores.

Saturday

Enjoy one last trip into the wilderness on horseback and take in the Western beauty! You can do another breakfast ride this day also.  Participate in target shooting or archery in the afternoon after a soak in the hot tub.  If you are still up for more cowboy fun you can continue with some team penning.  After team penning head down to the shooting range for skeet shooting.
After dinner, join in the pool tournament, try your hand at poker, or just sit back and trade stories with other guests and staff about your unforgettable week at Goosewing Ranch!  There will also be a sunset ranger ride and photos at the head gates of Goosewing Ranch.

Sunday

Check out is at 11am.  You can enjoy the pool, sauna, hot tub, mountain bikes, or your ranger until it is time for you to depart on your next adventure.  Happy trails!

Times to remember:

Breakfast is from 8 – 9am daily

Trail rides typically depart between 9:15 and 10am

Lunch is at high noon at the lodge or on the trail

Scheduled afternoon activities begin around 4pm

Activity signup for the next days activities begins at 6pm in our gift shop

Dinner is served at 7pm each evening

Itinerary is subject to change based on packages, weather and other circumstances.

Example of the Goosewing Ranch Schedule
Sunday
4:00pm Check-in
4:00 – 6:00pm Horse fitting, and loping tests
6:00pm Meet the Staff
6:30pm Cocktails in Main Lodge
6:45pm Running of the horses and wrangler introductions
7:00pm Dinner in Main Lodge
8:30pm Roping

Monday
8:00-9:00am Breakfast
9:00am Horsemanship 101 (under the sign, across the bridge)
9:15-3:15pm Trail Rides**
10:00-12:00pm Arena Lessons **
12:00pm Lunch
3:30pm Snack set up in Lodge
4:00-5:00pm Target Shooting** or Hatchet Throwing**
6:30pm Cocktails
7:00pm Dinner
8:00pm Lawn Games (horseshoes, ladder golf, corn hole, or croquet)

Tuesday
6:30-1:00am Breakfast Ride**
8:00-9:00am Breakfast
9:00-11:00am Fly Fishing Lessons ** (Class instruction open to all. Casting open to ages 12+.)
9:15-2:15pm Kids’ Ride **
9:30-3:30pm Trail Rides **
9:30-4:30pm Spa Treatments **
12:00pm Lunch
2:00-4:00pm Arena- Team Penning** (teams with 3 or 4 riders)
3:30pm Snack set up in Lodge
4:00pm Archery** or Skeet Shooting**
6:30pm Cocktails
7:00pm Grill under outdoor dining room (weather permitting)
8:00pm Line Dancing and Fire pit

Wednesday
8:00-9:00am Breakfast

11:00am Check-out
9:30-4:15pm Trail Rides **
9:15-2:00pm Kids Ride**
10:30-4:50pm Arena Lessons **
12:00 pm Town Day Options: Scenic float, rafting, shopping, touring parks, rodeo **
3:00pm Snack set up in Lodge
3:00pm Horse Painting
3:30pm Feeding the horses from the team and wagon
4:00-5:00pm Western and Indian Arts and Crafts**
4:00-6:00pm Check-in Horse 101, fitting, and loping test for new guests
6:30pm Cocktails
7:00pm Dinner
8:00pm Scavenger Hunt

Thursday
8:00-9:00am Breakfast
9:00-11:00am Fly Fishing Lessons ** (Class instruction open to all. Casting open to ages 12+.)

11:00am Check-out
9:30-1:45pm Trail Rides **
2:00-4:00pm Horse Games for kids and adults **
3:30pm Snack set up in Lodge
4:00-5:00pm Target Shooting** or Hatchet Throwing**
4:00-6:00pm Check-in Horse 101, fitting, and loping test for new guests
6:30pm Cocktails
6:45pm Running of the horses and wrangler introductions
7:00pm Dinner
8:00pm Kick Ball Game

Friday
8:00-9:00am Breakfast
9:15-2:00pm Kids’ Ride **

9:30-4:15pm Trail Rides **
9:30-4:30pm Spa Treatments **
10:30-2:30pm Arena **
12:00pm Lunch
3:30pm Snack set up in Lodge
4:00-5:00pm Archery** or Skeet Shooting**
6:00pm Cocktails
6:15pm Meet at the Lodge for wagon ride to head gates & cookout
7:00pm Cookout by the river w/ entertainment (weather permitting)

Saturday
6:00-2:00pm Breakfast Ride **
8:00-9:00am Breakfast

11:00am Check-out
9:00-11:00am Fly Fishing Lessons ** (Class instruction open to all. Casting open to ages 12+.)
9:00-2:00pm Kids’ Ride **
9:15-4:00pm Trail Rides **
12:00 pm Town Day: Scenic float, rafting, shopping, touring parks, rodeo **Transportation not included
2:00-4:00pm Team Penning
3:30pm Snack set up in Lodge
4:00pm Target Shooting** or Hatchet Throwing**
6:30pm Cocktails
7:00pm Dinner
8:00pm Sunset drive w/ pictures and Fire Farewell **

Sunday Departures:
8:00-9:00am Breakfast
11:00am Check-out
No riding or activities on Sunday/checkout day

Activities are subject to change.
We ask you to sign up for activities denoted by a ** the night before with our Activities Director in the Activity Center located in the lodge between 6:00–7:00Ppm. You may use any of the other Ranch amenities during operating hours, whenever you like: Fly fishing, spinner rods, hiking, mountain biking, float rafts, float tubes, horseshoe pits, croquet, swimming pool, hot tub, and sauna. Find a Goosewing crew member for assistance with rental equipment.

 

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