At Goosewing Ranch, we are proud to offer glamping under the stars in Jackson Hole. Call us today at 307-733-5251 to book your spot today!
Glamping is an innovative word that defines one of the hottest trends in travel. If you want an outdoor adventure that doesn’t sacrifice comfort and amenities, glamping may be for you! While all glamping adventures vary, they do share some commonalities:
- Sleeping out in nature
- A unique structure rather than a traditional camping tent
- A bed and indoor plumbing
In 2017, Goosewing Ranch expanded our operation to include a separate glamping camp named Goosewing Rendezvous. You will spend your days horseback riding, hiking, fishing, and exploring all that our picturesque Jackson Hole location has to offer, and your nights sleeping in a covered wagon at 8,400 feet. Yet this is glamping, not camping, so you will have a dedicated chef, a wrangler/guide, and an event coordinator at your service. However, please note that since the experience takes place out in nature, there is no cell service and only limited internet.
What to Expect
Our glamping camp has just 4 covered wagons that hold a maximum of 17 guests, so you are assured of a highly personalized experience. Your adventure begins when you check in at the main Goosewing Ranch, where a ranch hand will help you move your luggage to your Polaris Ranger UTV (utility terrain vehicle). You will receive a personal escort to Goosewing Rendezvous and a personal tour of the camp and its amenities. Note that the Ranger is yours to use for the duration of your stay.
While a few activities are led by a guide, the majority are self guided. However, you will receive all the gear you need including maps, and abundant instructions. When you are ready to go horseback riding, we will teach you to tack your horse.
How are the Accommodations?
Three of our custom, handcrafted wagons can accommodate up to five people, with a king bed and three twins set up as bunks. Our fourth wagon can accommodate one couple, with a king bed and a seating area. All bedding is provided, along with dressers, luggage storage, and a safe for your valuables. Linens are changed and trash is emptied once during your stay, but daily housekeeping is not provided.
Each wagon is equipped with propane lights, lanterns, and battery-operated lamps, as well as outlets and USB ports. Propane heaters are provided in the wagons and bath cabins, and at various points around camp. Air conditioning is unneeded in our mountain climate.
There is a separate, detached bath cabin for each wagon with a shower, toilet, sink with vanity, and running hot and cold water. Bath cabins also have lights and outlets, as well as towels and such eco-friendly toiletries as toilet paper, bar soap, lotion, shampoo, and conditioner.
What About the Food?
All meals are prepared and served by our chef and staff. We pride ourselves on providing an authentic Western culinary experience complete with Dutch ovens, open fire cooking, and plenty of grilling. Meal times are flexible, and all meals are hearty. We typically serve breakfast and dinner in camp, and pack sack lunches for you to enjoy out on the trail. We can accommodate some dietary restrictions with advance notice.
Can I Go Horseback Riding if I’m Not an Expert?
Of course. Riders must be at least six years old, and must be able to follow instructions from our experienced wranglers. We have more than 60 horses, and our wranglers are experts at matching up horses with riders. We have a variety of trails perfect for riders of all levels.
At our elevation, the weather can change rapidly, so be prepared. We recommended jeans and cowboy boots or sturdy shoes with a heel for horseback riding, along with a lightweight long-sleeved shirt, gloves, and a wide brimmed hat. For all other activities, we recommend lightweight quick-dry pants or shorts, river shoes or sandals with straps, a light quick-dry shirt, walking shoes or hiking boots, and a hat.
Don’t forget to pack sunglasses, sunscreen, a swimsuit, a jacket or fleece, and lightweight rain gear, as well as your camera. If you are visiting very early or late in the season, bring warmer layers. If you forget anything, you can purchase essentials at the ranch gift shop.
What Else Should I Know?
Our summer weather is typically warm and dry during the day, and cool in the evenings. Highs are generally in the upper 60s. Lows are normally in the mid-30s in June and September, and the low 40s in July and August.
It will take approximately 90 minutes to reach Goosewing Ranch from downtown Jackson or the Jackson Hole airport. Be sure to print directions rather than relying on GPS, which is notoriously unreliable in the mountains. Check-in is from 2 to 5 pm, and check-out is from 9 to 11 am, and we are unable to accommodate arrivals or departures outside of these hours. You will be served dinner on your arrival day and breakfast on your departure day.
Glamping is a truly unique experience that is not right for everyone. For many people, though, it provides a “best of both worlds” experience that combines the excitement of outdoor adventure with the comforts of modern amenities.
If you have questions or want to book your glamping experience, please call Goosewing Ranch today at 307-733-5251 for more information. We look forward to seeing you at the camp!