An isolated retreat deep in the Gros Ventre River Valley, Goosewing marks the entry point to a protected, pristine wilderness. We are located 40 miles northeast of Jackson, Wyoming in the Bridger-Teton National Forest, bordering the Gros Ventre Wilderness. Our remote location allows for excellent horseback riding, fantastic scenery and many opportunities to spot wildlife.
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Goosewing Ranch is located about 40 miles northeast of the town of Jackson. You will need about 30 minutes for the first half, through beautiful Grand Teton National Park. The last 20 miles will take about 45 minutes, driving along a scenic dirt road through the Bridger Teton National Forest.
Jackson Hole airport (JAC) is 30 miles away. It is about a one hour drive from the ranch. The Jackson Hole Airport is connected to several major hubs in the US (Chicago, Denver, Salt Lake City, Dallas, etc.). Flying into Salt Lake City, UT and renting a car from there may prove a good choice. Salt Lake City is about 6 hours from Jackson. There are generally more daily flights available into Salt Lake than into Jackson. This is a fun alternative for those with extra days available before/after your ranch stay, which can include a visit to Yellowstone National Park and the Jackson Hole area.
Transfers are available from the town of Jackson or the Jackson Hole airport. Shuttles are not inclusive of the package price and are an additional cost per cabin. Shuttles must be pre arranged at least 3 weeks in advance and are non refundable 10 days prior to arrival.
For guests that would like to visit other locations than Goosewing Ranch, a rental or personal vehicle provides freedom in scheduling these activities.
A four wheel or all-wheel drive vehicle is recommended.
Depending on the time of season, there are opportunities to spot elk, moose, mule deer, antelope, eagles, black bears, wolves, mountain lions, trumpeter swans, cranes and geese in the area.
Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks are surrounded by huge National Forests that create a unique ecosystem.
Surrounding the high valley of Jackson Hole are 3 mountain ranges (Teton, Gros Ventre, and Wind River), all reaching more than 10,000 feet in elevation. Flowing through the valley are the Snake and Gros Ventre Rivers.
St. John’s Medical Center in Jackson is a well-known and great hospital. Idaho Falls and Salt Lake City both offer larger medical centers.
OTC medications are available at the ranch. All of our guides are CPR and First Aid certified.
Layering is advised for comfort. Bring jeans, long sleeve shirts, jackets, hat, leather boots with a heel for riding, walking or hiking shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen. The ranch is western and casual. Don’t forget your swimsuit and camera! Weather can be unpredictable in the mountains with rain and snow in all months of the year.
There is no cell phone signal at or around the ranch.
Complementary Wi-Fi internet is available in the main lodge and the office.
Most guests use the wifi to make calls from their cell phones.
There is no WiFi in the cabins.
We do not allow any outside pets on the ranch. For the safety of all guests and animals, the ranch only allows you to bring your pets only after management approval.
ESA animals are not supported under the ADA and are not permitted.
Service animals trained in assistance are welcome!
If your pet is approved on the ranch you will be subject to a $250 non refundable pet fee, if damages occur or additional cleaning is required you will be subject to a $50/ hour cleaning fee. Pets are not allowed in any ranch building, including the cabins. Pets are not permitted on horseback trails or near the horses. If you bring a pet without permission you will be refused service.
ADA certified dogs are welcome.
Typical summer season starts the first Sunday in June and ends the 3rd Saturday in September.
The ranch can accommodate 35 guests, in eleven individual cabins.
There are eight authentic 1-room, 1-bath log cabins that offer casual western comfort, complete with full bath, gas fireplace and porch, and newly remodeled with lodge pole furniture (with different bedding arrangements for different family sizes). There are three 2-bedroom, 1-bath cabins for larger families, which have 1 queen bed in the parental bedroom, and 1 double bed and a set of bunk beds in the kids’ bedroom, in addition to a full bath and porch. All accommodations are non-smoking. Smoking is permitted outdoors only in designated areas.
There are set arrival days depending on your package.
Arrival day for the 6 day package is Sunday.
Arrival for the 3 day package is either Sunday or Wednesday.
We offer a variety of scheduled and leisure Activities.
The Goosewing Ranch location allows for spectacular rides.
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Pack trips are no longer a part of our daily programming.
If you are interested in a pack trip please call us at (307) 733-5251 and we might be able to book a private trip.
We are not offering Glamping for the 2024 season.
Yes, each cabin comes with a personal UTV for you to use during your stay. Fuel is included.
Yes, there are many spectacular hiking trail around the ranch. Trails are suitable for beginners to advanced hikers. Open to all ages. Hiking activities are self-guided.
Yes. We have mountain bikes available upon request.
Yes, offered Tuesdays and Thursday our kids program is a blast!
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The ranch used to have a swimming pool that has been recently renovated to three private hot tubs.
Our Fort Goosewing playground area, complete with swings, slides, bridges, rock-wall, and shaded picnic area, will entertain little Davey Crocketts.
|And a kids cabin with many fun games and western activities.|
Our dining program is suitable for all, even those with food allergies. Our kitchen staff does their best to accommodate each request.
The dining program is a blend of buffet, plated and cookout meals.
Breakfast includes a continental bar as well as hot meals such as biscuits and gravy or pancakes.
Lunch is typically served buffet style or packed in a sack lunch for off-property adventures.
Dinner is served in the lodge and can be offered in either a buffet or plated setting. Examples of our dinner meals included prime rib, burgers, and always desert!
A salad bar is available at every meal except for breakfast.
|Added: The ranch has a liquor license and offers a excellent selection of wine, liquor and beer. Alcohol is NOT inclusive of any ranch package. There is a corkage fee for guests who would like to bring their own alcohol. We also accept special requests and can have the alcohol you desire on hand with advanced notice. We have beer, liqueur, and wine selections. Alcohol is an additional cost. Must be at least 21 years of age to enjoy.|
Evening activities include campfire and branding, line dancing, music, lawn games, and much more!
We have a gift shop in the main office. Items can include: coffee mugs, ornaments, bandanas, hooded sweatshirts, chaps, cowboy hats, ball caps, leather gloves, jackets and vests, wildrags, stampede strings, candles, basic over the counter medicine, post cards and more.
Yes, we have a laundry facility, which exclusively serves our guests. Laundry facilities are available at no extra cost, and laundry detergent is sold at the ranch. Guests can also bring their own HE detergent.
There is rafting in the local area but not on the ranch or offered by the ranch.
Yes! The Jackson Rodeo takes place every Wednesday, Saturday and select Fridays all summer long.
Your group is welcome to leave the ranch to attend any in town activities.
No. There are sight seeing tours in the area to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. These are not inclusive of the package or offered by the ranch.
|Warm, dry days are the norm during summer time with evenings and nights often dropping to quite chilly temperatures. Short rain showers may occur in early spring or late summer.|
|Added: Remember, we are located at 7400 feet, the sun is very intense, and sunscreen and a hat are essentials. Be sure to drink plenty of water.|
|Added: June High and Low: 68 / 35|
|Added: July High and Low: 76 / 42|
|Added: August High and Low: 75 / 43|
|Added: September High and Low: 65 / 35|
|Added: We recommend for you to pack layers of clothing, long sleeves are great to keep you warm and cool (keeping the sun off your skin), bathing suits, cowboy boots, walking or hiking shoes, hats, sunscreen, shorts and t-shirts, long pants and jeans. Goosewing Ranch is Western attire and casual for all settings and meals. Weather is unpredictable and we can experience rain or snow even during the summer months. If doing a pack trip bring along some extra warm clothing such as stocking caps and wool socks, and rain gear.|