My wife and I spent a week at the Red Rock Ranch as a birthday present for her. We both agree that this has been one of the best vacations we have taken. We were notified before leaving from Doug (the manager) that there was no phone signal. This turned out to be great to disconnect from the world, nagging phone calls, text messages and social media and just to enjoy the beautiful scenery and activities that had been planned for the week. There was a land line and local internet available in the lodge for guests.
The ranch is in a valley, surrounded by mountains and crossed by a crystalline creek with plenty of trout. The atmosphere is not only great for adults but for children too. The setting is stunning. There are really no words to describe the beauty and tranquility of the ranch and no photo could do justice.
When we arrived at the ranch, we were met by Allison (the yoga instructor) who showed us around and to our cabin. Or luggage was delivered by Doug and introductions were made. Our log cabin, was very comfortable, warm, clean and with great views.
The staff is extremely efficient paying close attention to every detail and providing a personalized experience for all the guests. It was first name basis from the time we arrived and we felt as if we had known them for a long time.
Doug oversaw the ranch operations, was very personable and a great manager. His wife Addie made some great desserts and took many photos of our week on the ranch and provided us with the photos at the end of our trip. Emily, the head wrangler, talked to us every evening about the next day rides and accommodated all our personalized preferences. Our hiking guide, Collier, showed and advised us about the hiking trails. The food was fantastic and a great wine and alcohol selection was available.
The ranch offers many trail rides to your expertise, great hiking, massages, cookouts in the wilderness, fly-fishing, yoga, star gazing that is out of this world, and square dancing, which I didn’t know what it was but turned out to be a blast. There were 2 nights around a camp fire with songs and guitar music. There is even a children’s program that was great as well. It was awesome to see how much fun the children had each day and how excited they were.
We rode horses, hiked, fished, enjoyed great meals, made many new friends, and had great times in all the activities. We looked at the horizon, the Crystal creek, the Tetons, and the ranch from 3000 feet above.
We left the ranch with great memories, new friends and we do plan to go back next year. My only regret is not knowing about this when my kids were younger. They would have loved this wonderful experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Red Rock Ranch is a family owned Jackson Hole Dude Ranch located just outside of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park. Here you will find a family oriented Wyoming Dude Ranch Vacation destination with a truly relaxed change of pace and the charm of the old west. Our outstanding horseback riding program coupled with a truly engaging kids program makes this Jackson Hole dude ranch vacation a memorable experience. Our horseback riding program is flexible and geared to your enjoyment and safety. Riding through the scenic Jackson Hole terrain and the views of the Teton Mountain range will transport you back to another time. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Red Rock Ranch Hotel Jackson
- Red Rock Ranch Jackson Hole, Wyoming