Lowdown

  • Established

    1924. Guest ranch since 1974
  • Owner

    Harley and Carolyn Stimmel
  • Manager

    Scott Cooney, General Manager, Steven Stimmel, Guest Services
  • Tel

    307-733-6288
  • Nightly Rates (per adult)*

    $446 - $479
  • Nightly Rates (per child)*

    $70 - $470
  • Minimum Stay

    Summer: 3 days
    Winter: 3 days
  • Maximum Guests

    32
  • Works with travel agents?

    Yes
  • Great For

    Romance, Action & adventure, Peace & quiet, Pampering, Solitude, Diverse scenery
  • Memberships

    Dude Ranch Association, Wyoming Dude Ranch Association. Certified Horsemenship Association
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

The Red Rock Ranch is a remote ranch in the pristine Gros Ventre valley. Being here brings you closer to nature than you may have ever been.

There are so many things to see and do! Riding, fishing, sky and wildlife viewing are just a few of the natural activities available. Witness the wildness, openness, freedom and peace that only can be experienced on a ranch and from the back of a horse.

Red Rock Ranch’s unique geographic location offers our guests experiences in the mountains with unbelievably stunning views and vistas of the magnificent Grand Teton, Wind River, and Absaroka mountain ranges.

You are likely to see antelope, coyote, elk, deer, bald eagles, falcons and a variety of hawks. You might even catch a glimpse of moose, bear or Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep!

Good time to go

The best time to stay at our ranch is May to mid-September. We also have remote cabins for pack-in winter accommodations.

Children at the Ranch

Great for children aged 0 and over

We love kids, bring them on!

At the ranch, kids love the freedom of just being a kid in the wide open spaces of Wyoming. There is no TV, or video games, but they will be busy with horseback riding, volleyball, pickle-ball, horseshoes – and ranch bikes are available for all kids. You may find your child in their very own recreation room!

There is something special about swimming in our heated pool surrounded by the beautiful red cliffs, playing tag with new friends or simply enjoying a game of foosball or ping pong.

Our Kid’s Riding Program includes supervised trail rides for children six years and older. All children ride at the discretion of our Head Wrangler whose first priority is their safety.

Competent kids Wranglers lead the young dudes up various trails through mountain meadows and stream crossings, to look for wildlife and search for fossils.

Minimum age children can ride

6 and over

Arts & Crafts

play-doh, coloring, sketching

Activities

biking, outdoor play area, cookouts

Games

scavenger/treasure hunts, board games, horseshoes, soccer, bowling, volleyball, pickle ball, basketball

Baby Sitting Provided By

Childcare services can be pre-arranged.

Environmental & Social Practices

Environment

The Red Rock Ranch practices recycling. The majority of our rance is under scenic easement so nothing can be built to impair the view.

Red Rock Ranch is home to over 2.5 miles of private Blue Ribbon Wyoming stream called Crystal Creek. We have restored and replensihed this creek to revitalize the habitat.

Community

Member of Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce.

Teton County Fair

Trout Unlimited

Conservation

Jackson Land Trust

Stream Rehabilitation

Ranch History

The Red Rock Ranch and memorable vacations have gone hand in hand for over 100 years. From humble beginnings during the late 1800s to setting the pace for ranching in the 1900s, our love for the land has guided many decisions. The legend goes something like this…

The Red Rock Ranch has been in the MacKenzie family for over 45 years now. David and Deborah handed the reins over to their daughter Carolyn and her husband, Harley Stimmel. With a true sense of belonging to this land, they proudly accepted the challenge so that future MacKenzie generations can call Red Rock Ranch home.

Lowdown

  • Enjoy

    Gourmet, Ranch-style
  • Meals served

    family style, buffet style, meals roll with days activities, everyone eats together, scheduled meals
  • Alcohol

    available for purchase
  • Enjoy dining in

    nature settings, patio, dining room (casual attire), bar & grille, lounge
  • You'll definitely love

    ranch-raised beef, locally grown produce, fresh daily desserts
  • Dietary restrictions catered for

    lactose intolerant, vegans, vegetarians, Gluten free

Ranch Gourmet

We pride ourselves on our wonderful food service, whether on a cookout BBQ, lunch ride or in our main dining room.

Dress is always informal and Western. We offer a fabulous mix of dude ranch cuisine with a gourmet flare.

We will tempt you with traditional Western BBQ and plated gourmet dinners. Throughout your dude ranch stay we will offer family-style dining, buffet and plated-dinner service.

Guest Favourites

  • Welcome to Old West dining! Smoked meats at Sunday Welcome BBQ
  • Special Evening Dinners: Thursday evening gourmet dinner: adults eat when the Kids are doing their cookout at the river.
  • Favorite Breakfast Items: Dutch oven bacon and green chili grits on the Wednesday morning breakfast.

Your Chef, Greg Byus

Chef Greg was born in Fresno, CA, where he grew up watching his grandfather cook the family meals.

He attended Western Culinary Institute in Portland, OR. After culinary school he became the baker at a German bakery in Grapevine, TX called 'BreadHaus', where he baked for seven years.

He then became the Sous Chef at a family-owned restaurant called 'Savory Bistro'. He went on to manage, Stephan Pyles’ 'Sky Canyon' at DFW Airport and served as the Service Manager at Denton Country Club in Denton, TX.

He is returning for his second year in 2021 at Red Rock Ranch and we can't wait for the season to begin, to taste his wonderful offerings!

Lowdown

  • Address

    17760 E. Gros Ventre River Road
    P.O. Box 38
    Wyoming
    83011
    USA
  • Remote Location

    Yes
  • Elevation

    7,200 ft
  • Private Land

    250-1000 acres
  • Public Land

    more than 50k acres

Nearest Town - Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Jackson Hole, Wyoming has a population of 10,553 (approx), and is situated 35 miles / 45 mins from the Ranch.

Facilities in Jackson Hole, Wyoming include: grocery store, pharmacy, church, bank, atm, gas station.

For shopping Jackson Hole, Wyoming offers: boutique shops, western wear.

Ranch shuttle

MTN. Mike's Taxi

Rental car

4x4 recommended

Nearest Airports

Jackson Hole Airport (JAC), Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Distance

30 miles / 1 hour 15 mins

Airlines

Delta, United, Alaska, American Airlines

Ranch shuttle

No

Rental car

Required, 4x4 recommended

Lowdown

  • Type of Riding

    Western Riding
  • Riding opportunities for

    Beginner, Intermediate, Experienced
  • Most riders are

    Beginner
  • Rides are grouped by

    Age, Ability, Pace of Ride, Everyone rides together, Rides tailored to guest requests, Families ride together, Children ride together
  • Max riders per ride

    6
  • Wranglers per ride

    1
  • Pace of ride

    Walk
  • Guest Horses

    55
  • Horse Types

    Quarterhorse, Appaloosas, Draft, Draft Cross, Paints, Geldings, Mares
  • Hours in the saddle

    Morning - 3 hours
    Afternoon - 3 hours

The Setting

Private Land (250-1000 acres)

Public Land (more than 50k acres)


Our Riding

Scheduled rides

Morning, lunch and afternoon rides

Guided rides

All rides are guided

Program rides

Wendesday: Kids activity rides, gymkhana

Friday: Adults do team sorting

Weight limit for riding

225-250 lbs

Riding considerations

no riding experience needed, We recommend a good level of physical fitness, We consider height and athletic ability as well as a guest's weight

Hours in the saddle

Breakfast ride. Wednesday morning family ride. Included in your Wyoming all inclusive ranch vacation are full-day lunch rides, offered twice a week.


Why our riding stands out

  • Imagine riding on horseback and seeing the same Teton vistas, unchanged since before Wyoming became a state. The wildness, openness , freedom and peace that can only be experienced on the back of a horse. Red Rock Ranch prides itself in maintaining a safe, reliable and trustworthy herd of horses, with suitable mounts for riders of all abilities. Experienced wranglers will teach new riders and offer refresher tips for others.
  • Adjacent to Bridger Teton National Forest, you will ride this pristine land and the Gros Ventre Wilderness. These magnificent rides take you to stunning alpine meadows and snow-capped peaks that seem within your reach. You are likely to see antelope, coyote, elk, deer, bald eagles, falcons and a variety of hawks. You might even catch a glimpse of moose, bear or Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep!
  • We have a weekly clinic called 'Top Riders' to teach advanced riding techniques. The Top Hand clinic will teach the rider to have a balanced seat and correct body position while executing a trot. The Ranch Hand clinic will train the rider towards better body position, and understanding of horses and their movements.

Riding Lessons

And on Pasture

Details

lessons are additional, basic riding lessons, advanced horsemanship lessons

Given by

wrangler, ranch owner or manager

Location

on the trail, in the arena

Natural Horsemanship Clinic

Clinician

Martin Black

Details

Clinics occur yearly, Additionally charged, Clinics occur in the arena, Clinics occur on the trail

Cost

$925

Focuses on

Five-day clinic, does not include stay at the ranch

Horesemenship and Stockmanship

Cattle work - pasture gathers

When

Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Frequency

Weekly

No. of yearlings

30

Interaction

Guests watch, Guests participate

Arena Work

Top Hands: Monday and Wednesday

Type

outdoor arena

Activities

sorting, roping from the ground, barrels, pole bending, gymkhana

Lowdown

  • Nightly Rates (per adult)*

    $446 - $479
  • Nightly Rates (per child)*

    $70 - $470
  • Nightly Rates (non-rider)

    $446 - $480
  • Nightly Rates (nanny)

    $297 - $319
  • Minimum Stay

    3 days
  • Preferred Arrival Day

    Summer: Sun
    Winter: Any day is fine
  • Preferred Departure Day

    Summer: Sat
    Winter: Any day is fine
  • Style of accommodation

    Western rustic chic
  • Packages available

    3 night, 6 night, 2 week
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

The Red Rock Ranch can cater for up to 32 guests. See below for details and indicative rates.

Cabin | All Accommodation

Rates (Per Person)*

Summer: $446 - $479
Winter: $325 - $400
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Rates (Additional Info)

Cabins only. Non Riding expereince. Must pack in provisions.

Minimum Stay

3 nights

Description

10 cabins of various sizes.

Single, King beds and multiples depending on cabin

Guest laudry available on site

Each cabin has minifridge, coffee maker, hairdryer on request, wood fireplacee, sitting area, porch, picture windows, playpen can be used for crib if requested: heated pool and hot tub.

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

fridge, hair dryer, seating area, wood fireplace


Booking Policy

To make a reservation, Red Rock Ranch ('RRR') requires a 35% per booking deposit.

Deposits are non-refundable. Deposits may be transferred to the following year if RRR is notified in writing sixty (60) days prior to your confirmed stay that you wish to make such a change in your reservation.

Transfer of deposit is subject to availability and at the reasonable discretion of RRR.

Deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable for any cancellation made less than sixty (60) days prior to date of your scheduled arrival.

Credits will not be allowed for shortened stays, deleted rooms, or absences during your stay.

Due to the limited number of accommodations available and the distance of the ranch from population centers, it is impossible to fill vacancies on short notice.

If you cancel less than 60 days from your arrival date and we are unable to fill your cabin(s), you will be responsible for 100% of the base reservation cost as well as the deposit. This is our policy, irrespective of the reason a guest needs to cancel, whether it is illness, travel difficulties, family emergency, or any other cause.

For that reason and others identified below, we strongly encourage the purchase of 'cancel for any reason' travel insurance (including medical and evacuation insurance).

This insurance typically covers any costs incurred by you as a result of cancellation of your trip, whether due to your circumstances, or RRRs. If interested, please contact Dude Ranchers Association website (https://duderanch.org/triptravel-insurance) for further information.

If RRR cancels a reservation for any reason reasonably within its control, a full refund of the deposit will be given. However, in such cases RRR will not be responsible for any additional costs incurred, such as airline tickets, hotel rooms, equipment, medical expenses, etc.

In the event that RRR must cancel a reservation as a result of an occurrence of force majeure, including Acts of God; fire; flood; explosion; extraordinary and destructive weather conditions directly affecting RRR’s ability to safely provide lodging or activities; acts, laws, orders or restraint of government; pandemic or outbreaks of sickness or disease; terrorism, war, sabotage or vandalism; accident, civil disorder or riots within the RRR’s operating areas or directly affecting RRR’s performance; or any other circumstances beyond RRR’s control, no refunds will be provided.

Included in your stay

meals, activities, lodging, Riding

Extras

Tax

Taxes additional

Gratuity

Additional fee

Massage

Additional fee

Guided Fly Fishing

Additional fee

Other

Off-site excursions

Lowdown

  • You can borrow

    Cowboy hats, Cowboy boots, Riding helmets, Saddle bags, Rain coats
  • Communications

    Wireless Internet/Wifi, telephone, free long distance, Lodge only, limited internet..
  • Business Services

    printers, common computer.

Onsite

Shopping

Boutique Western shopping on-site store.

Buy branded Red Rock sway. Hats, vest, scarves and so much more!

Outdoor Activities

bird watching, Pickle ball, horseshoes, volleyball, freebie golf, guided fishing, unguided pond fishing

Water based Activities

outdoor pool, hot tub, Whitewater rafting and scenic floating - offsite packages available

Spa

relaxation massage, deep tissue massage

Winter Activities

cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, Must bring your own equipment and gear.


Fishing & Wildlife

Fishing

We have the pristine Crystal Creek running through the ranch and it is teeming with trout.

We also offer weekly Wyoming fly fishing clinics for the beginner fisherman to the advanced fisherman who may want guidance with the local flies.

We have several stocked trout ponds on the property from which you may test your skills.

Wyoming fishing licenses are required on Crystal Creek and may be purchased online.

The ranch store has a good supply of flies, leaders and tippet, and we supply loaner rods for use throughout your stay.

 

 

Monday fly fishing clinic. Fishing on the stream requires a state license which is online.

Fishing on offer

fly, river, stocked pond, stream, equipment available, guided non-inclusive, unguided, instruction available

Wildlife

Meet the wildlife of the West

North American Pronghorn antelope, elk, moose, mule deer, bald eagle, golden eagle, black bear, Peregrine falcon, badger, coyote, wolf, fox, beaver, unita ground squarrel and Rocky Mtn. Big Horn sheep.


Additional Services

Corporate Retreats

For groups of up to 30.

Team-building retreats

Experience a wonderful mix of meeting in a Western setting that is completely private, with truly unique outdoor team-building activities. Our lodging and dining also add to the wonderful Ol’ West retreat experience.

The attention of the team will remain focused throughout the day; the meetings are balanced with the right mix of business sessions, coupled with Western, cowboy team-building activities.

Weddings

We can cater for groups of up to 30.

Weddings

Imagine having a real Western wedding, riding off into the sunset on your horse.

Your whole wedding party takes over the entire ranch and the Red Rock team will help you with your arrangement.

This week will be all about the wedding, family and of course the unbelievable wedding and reception.


Local Attractions

Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone: Like No Other Place On Earth

Yellowstone National Park was established primarily to protect hydrothermal areas that contain about half the world's active geysers. It is one of the largest, temperate-zone ecosystems on Earth. 

Yellowstone’s abundant and diverse wildlife is as famous as its geysers. Nearly 300 species of birds, 16 species of fish, five species of amphibians, six species of reptiles and 67 species of mammals – including seven native ungulate species and two bear species, call it home.

Distance

60 miles / 1 hour 15 mins

Ranch shuttle

no

Rental car

Required, 4x4 recommended


Grand Teton National Park

Grand mountains means Grand Tetons

The Grand Teton is beatufiul, ruggesd snow-covered mountains that reach to the sky. Hike, fish and view the wonder of wildlife in its natural setting. 

A serious place for hikiing and mountaineering, there's miles and miles of scenic drives by car or bike.

Distance

10 miles / 30 mins

Ranch shuttle

no

Rental car

Required, 4x4 recommended


Jackson Hole, Wy

Jackson Hole is the center of civilization in the Red Rock area of Wyoming.

Jackson Hole's close proximity to Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park and access to rivers, lakes, mountains and valleys, means visitors enjoy year-round outdoor activities to suit every ability and interest.

Upscale unique boutique shopping and dining is readily available.

Distance

55.74 miles / 1 hour

Ranch shuttle

No

Rental car

Required

Highs

  • Located in the stunning Jackson Hole and surrounded by the magnificent Tetons, this family-owned and run ranch offers truly authentic ranch vacations, including a flexible horse riding programme and top-quality fishing.
  • Red Rock Ranch also has a pool so you can cool off after a hot summer's day in the saddle.
  • The ranch has its own store, where you can buy all sorts of items and apparel for your stay, or as souvenirs, so if you can't get the gear before you go, you can pack light and buy there!
  • It's a great place for kids, they're very welcome at Red Rock! And it's the perfect chance for them to disconnect from devices – there is no TV or video games – they will be busy with horseback riding, volleyball, pickle-ball, horseshoes, ranch bikes and more.

Lows

  • Be aware that there is no cell phone service at the ranch, only a guest landline. Wifi is also limited and via a satellite-driven signal (only available in the saloon and lodge), so if you need to remain connected, this might not be for you. However, what a great way to disconnect and immerse in your vacation!
  • If you're driving, bear in mind that your GPS won't be able to recognize the ranch's remote location, so make sure you get directions from the website before you go.