Our Policies

Minimum Stay, Arrivals And Check-In/Out

The Goosewing Ranch requires a three night minimum stay. Three night packages are available with arrival on Sunday, Wednesday, or Thursday. Four night packages are available with arrival on Sunday or Wednesday.  Five night packages are unique and not exclusively on the ranch, and will either include a night in downtown Jackson or on an over night pack trip. Five night packages (4 nights on ranch 1 night in town) start on either Sunday or Tuesday.

Check-In time is 4:00 PM

Check-Out time is 11:00 AM

We are unable to accept early check-ins or late check-outs.  Early check-ins and late check-outs are subject to an additional service charge. 

Smoking

Smoking is permitted outdoors only.  Smoking is not permitted while horseback riding or near horse facilities.  If there is a fire ban additional smoking restrictions may apply.

Alcohol

There is a $25 corkage fee per bottle for guests who would like to bring their own alcohol, this is per bottle of wine, 12 pack of beer, or 750ml liquor.  Goosewing Ranch has a great selection of beer, liqueur, and wine for sale.  We can also special order in your selection with advanced notice.

Pets

For the safety of all guests and animals, the ranch does not allow pets, unless special permission is granted by management. If allowed, pets are not permitted in any ranch building, including cabins, at the lodge or cookout sites, or on trial rides, or near the horses.  ESA are not authorized on the ranch and will not be accepted.

Occupancy

Single occupancy allows for a maximum of one person to stay in a room at one time. Double occupancy allows for two people to stay in a room at one time.  Children under 2 are free when sharing a room with two or more parents or siblings, and are not joining the full riding or activity program.  Pioneer (two bedroom) cabins are based on a quad occupancy.  Meaning the first four people pay the double occupancy rate.  Less than four people at least one single occupancy rate would apply.  The Pioneer Cabins have two room, the Indian, Cowboy and Trapper Cabins have one room.

Rates include all meals, lodging, daily maid service, on ranch activities, and all ranch amenities.  Rates are per person.

Tax And Service Charges

Online rates do not include tax or service fees.  22.43% of the total bill will be added to cover service fees and taxes.

What is a Service Charge: A service charge is a fee collected by the ranch and reported as ranch income.  The ranch will distribute/utilize these funds in any manner in which it sees fit.  Service fees will and can be used to pay employee raises, bonuses, expenses relating to WiFi, fuel for rangers and other service related expenses.

The service charge does not include employee gratuity/tips.  If you wish to provide any employee or group of employees with a gratuity, you may provide the gratuity directly or leave it in the Ranch office and it will be distributed to the designated employees.  Gratuities left on a credit card are subject to a 3% convenience fee.

Credit Cards and Acceptable forms of Payment

Personal or travelers checks are preferred. Visa, MasterCard and American Express Credit Cards are accepted with no surcharge when used to pay for the deposit. A 3% credit card fee will be added when a credit card is used to pay for the balance or any payment after the deposit. Wire transfers also accepted; please add on a $35 wire transfer fee.

Deposit & Final Payment

A 30% deposit is required to make a reservation.  A credit card must be on file.
The balance is due and will be collected by the ranch 45 days prior to arrival.  If balance remains more than 2 weeks past due additional charges may apply.

Cancellations & Travel Insurance

Deposits are non-refundable when reservations are cancelled at or after 60 days before arrival. If cancellation occurs less than 45 days prior to arrival, final payment is due and non-refundable. There will be a $150 cancellation charge per cabin added to any reservation canceled, at any time after a deposit is taken. Optional travel insurance is available through a private provider with a fair rate, and strongly recommended. For reservations over $15,000 proof of travel insurance is required. For large group reservations (3 or more cabins or over $15,000) deposits are non-refundable at 90 days before arrival, unless all accommodations can be re-booked. Cancellation fees will still apply.

Transportation and Off Ranch Activities

Transportation to and from the ranch can be provide by the ranch with an advanced notice.  Transportation is $150 to $300 / cabin / vehicle / round trip + tax, rates vary depending on location and duration. Off ranch activities (such as: white water rafting, float trips, Town shopping, rodeo, guided fishing trips, National Park tours, etc.) are not included in package rates but can be arranged for you by the ranch with advanced notice.  Transportation to and from off ranch activities is not included in activity rates.

Arrival/Departure shuttles from the airport or town of Jackson are $200 + tax for the round trip, this is per cabin, as long as all cabin occupants are on the same shuttle.

Activity Restrictions and Recommendations

Activities are subject to change without notice.

Some restrictions such as age and weight limits may apply to certain on ranch activities:

There are no activities on your check-in or check-out days, unless prearrange in special packages.

There is No horseback riding or activities on Sundays.

Children’s program runs from June 21 – August 21, 2021

The weight limit for horseback riding for novice riders is 250lbs. For advanced riders 270lbs. Some trails or faster rides may be restricted if at or over weight limit.

Riding age is a minimum of 6 years old for the trail and 3 years old for pony rides around the ranch.  For trail rides children need to be able to follow instruction and control their horse.  “Pony” rides are not offered daily, and are not necessarily on ponies.

Skeet (clay) shooting: shooters must be a minimum of 16 years of age, all shooters must wear protective eyeglasses and earplugs.

Recommended minimum driving age of the UTV is 16 years old with a valid driver’s license.

First time fly fisher-kids must be at least 12 years of age, spinner rods available for those under 12.

The billiards table in the lodge loft is for people 18 years of age or older. There is a kid’s cabin with games and activities for those younger than 18 to enjoy.

Additional restrictions or recommendations may apply to both on ranch and off ranch activities.

Children 3 years old and older can join the young buckaroo’s program.  Children under 3 years of age or not participating in the programs are the full responsibility of parents.  We don’t offer babysitting.

We reserve the right to revoke use of Polaris Ranger UTV to those abusing machines, not following speed limit restrictions, driving in a manner that can damage machine or cause harm to others.

We reserve the right to refuse participation in any activity or event due to participant intoxication or not following guided instructions, or to those to pose a threat to themselves or others.

Damage to ranch property, UTVs, cabins, etc: Repair costs will be billed to party causing damage.

Low and Shoulder season packages don’t include any extra activities or special activities horse swimming, breakfast rides, extra shooting, pack trips, glamping packages, wagon rides, kids programs, swimming pool, and possibly others.  This is a great time for friends, groups, couples and adults to enjoy the wilderness, exploring on the UTVs, hiking, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, and relaxing by the fire in our lodge.  Some peak season activities maybe available depending on guests dynamics, weather, sunrise/sunset times, river conditions, and other factors.

Massages are NOT included in ANY 2021 Packages and will not be available on ranch.

Pack trips have additional special Policies.

We are NOT offering any Pack trips or glamping packages for the 2021 season.

Pack trips will go out in sunshine, snow or rain depending on trail conditions. There is no refund on pack trips cancelled within 60 days of trip departure. If inclement weather persists then you will stay at the base camp cabin instead of the wilderness camp, and do riding out of there for the day. If you decide this is not what you wanted all alternative accommodations are extra and not guaranteed or included in this package. There is a minimum of four participants, and a max of eight per trip.
We highly recommend pack trip participants be in good physical health and able to withstand full days of riding and activity. Suggested age range is between 10 and 65 years of age. Children must be able to control their own horses and follow instructions. Pack trip packages run from July 6 until August 19 for the 2020 summer season. These are progressive trips departing from a base camp in the lower Gros Ventre Valley and ending at the Goosewing Ranch in the upper Gros Ventre Valley. Pack trip packages are subject to change.

Wagon Accommodations and Policies

Glamping wagons will be located on Goosewing Ranch, behind the cabins, for the 2021 summer season.

Wagons each come with their own private detached bathroom cabin with full modern amenities.  Wagon packages are not inclusive of the Polaris Ranger UTV.  A UTV can be rented for an additional fee and with advanced notice.  Wagon packages are inclusive of all other (excluding UTV) ranch meals, amenities, horseback riding and activities programs, all ranch policies will apply.  Wagon package participants MUST have their own vehicle/transportation to and from the ranch.  4-wheel/all-wheel drive is recommended.

COVID 19 Policies and Recommendations

Goosewing Ranch is taking the health and safety of our guests, staff and partners very seriously.

We are a permittee of the Bridger Teton National Forest and will be following all mandatory Federal, State, and County regulations.

Our over all atmosphere and activities allow for easy social distancing in open air, outdoor settings.

It is required that all guests, staff, partners, and visitors bring their own face coverings and wear them in an approved manner when and where required.

We reserve the right to refuse service or care to those not wearing proper face coverings, practicing social distancing or testing positive for COVID 19 or its strains.

We want everyone to have a relaxed vacation and will do our part to ensure that we are safe all while limiting places and events where masks are required.

Vehicle shuttles may be limited, and or have strict restrictions in place.  Such as, no passengers in front seat or front row, only offering arrival and departure shuttles, face coverings required for duration of trip, temp checking before entering vehicle, right of refusal, limited to one family/group per shuttle.

We reserve the right to update these policies and procedures without notice.

Wagon Accommodations and Policies

Glamping wagons will be located on Goosewing Ranch, behind the cabins, for the 2021 summer season.

Wagons each come with their own private detached bathroom cabin with full modern amenities.  Wagon packages are not inclusive of the Polaris Ranger UTV.  A UTV can be rented for an additional fee and with advanced notice.  Wagon packages are inclusive of all other (excluding UTV) ranch meals, amenities, horseback riding and activities programs, all ranch policies will apply.  Wagon package participants MUST have their own vehicle/transportation to and from the ranch.  4-wheel/all-wheel drive is recommended.