Typical Goosewing Summer Itinerary
Arriving late afternoon (check-in time is 4pm), you’ll have time to check out the ranch before dinner. 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Perhaps this afternoon you’d enjoy a trip into Jackson for whitewater rafting, shopping, old west shoot out, and the rodeo. (Off ranch activties are not included in packages.)
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.
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 had at some mountain man knife throwing or hatchet throwing.
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.
Enjoy one last trip into the wilderness on horseback and take in the Western beauty! Participate in target shooting or archery in the afternoon after a soak in the hot tub.
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!