Goosewing Ranch offers an opportunity to experience a corner of North Americas wildest country as it has been for over a hundred years. At an elevation of 7,000 feet, this secluded retreat sits deep in the heart of the Gros Ventre River Valley and is host to elk, moose, bear and eagles and spectacular scenery. You may recognise it as the film, The Little House on The Prairie was produced here! Catering to all riding abilities, this guest ranch offers spectacular riding scenery due to its remote location.
Goosewing is a small and intimate ranch, accommodating 35 guests a week, in eight private guest cabins and three two bedroom cabins. Meals are served in the main lodge and lunches are normally trail side picnics. For dinner, you can enjoy themed dinners and once a week there is a cookout with live entertainment. In the evening, guests gather in the loft bar to lounge around or play pool. There is a liquour license at the ranch and a daily cocktail hour. If you would to bring your own alcohol, there is a $10 corkage fee. Guests staying six and seven nights at the ranch will receive a complimentary 50 or 60 minute massage.
The ranch is open 1 June - 23 September 2018. Three night stays begin on a Sunday or Thursday, four night stays on a Sunday or Wednesday and six or seven night stays on a Sunday.
Whether you want to walk or trot and lope, there is the perfect trail. Each ride is limited to six or seven horses per wrangler and there are two, four and six hour long trail rides. Riding lessons are also available in the arena. There is a weight limit of 250lbs for all riders.
Goosewing Ranch has 60 horses.
When you are not on the saddle, there is a lovely pool, hot tub, sauna and massage room. Try your hand at fly fishing; the ranch provides instruction on the stocked trout pond and river running through the ranch (with advance notice only). Other ranch based activities include target shooting, archery, roping, horse games and team penning.
The ranch is most suited to children over 6. From mid-June until the end of August, there are up to two and a half hours of children's activities offered. These can include arts and crafts, nature hikes, pony rides and lawn games and even a kids rodeo. Children 6 and over can ride on trails.
Situated 30 miles from Jackson Hole, the ranch offers trips to Jackson, rodeos (seasonal), white water rafting and hikes (at an additional fee). Each accommodation is allocated an open air ranger vehicle for you to explore the surrounding countryside and trails, all you need to do is cover the cost of fuel used during your stay.
Goosewing Ranch offers pack trips for 5 and 10 night stays at the ranch. This would involve a night in the Gros Ventre Wilderness area riding 7-8 hours a day, not the faint hearted! Spend the night in canvas tents; the ranch will provide sleeping bags and all the gear. Your next night would be spent at a hotel in Jackson Hole.