Typical Goosewing Summer Itinerary
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.
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. 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Breakfast is from 8 – 9am daily
Trail rides typically depart between 9:15 and 10am
Scheduled afternoon activities begin around 4pm
Activity signup for the next days activities begins at 6pm in our gift shop
Lunch is at high noon at the lodge or on the trail
Dinner is served at 7pm each evening
Itinerary is subject to change based on packages, weather and other circumstances.