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Lowdown

  • Established

    1942. Guest ranch since 1946
  • Owner

    Elizabeth Woolsey
  • Manager

    Alexandra Menolascino
  • Tel

    307-690-2610
  • Nightly Rates (per adult)*

    Summer: $210 - $660
    Winter: $350 - $550
  • Minimum Stay

    Summer: 3 days
    Winter: 3 days
  • Maximum Guests

    20
  • Works with travel agents?

    Yes
  • Great For

    Romance, Action & adventure, Peace & quiet, Solitude, Diverse scenery, Large family reunions, Weddings
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Step into a simpler, quieter time. With beautiful views all around, horses happily eating, wildlife coming and going, this is the real deal – an authentic guest ranch that has been greeting guests for over 70 years.

Summer or winter: there is no prettier place to be. Private one- and two-bedroom cabins, suites and simple guest rooms keep our guests coming back year after year – the cabins feature kitchens or kitchenettes, full private baths, comfortable beds donned with yummy pressed sheets and fluffy down comforters for the cool nights.

After a long day exploring, head out to your sitting porch to enjoy the clean mountain air – you're sure to find your home away from home in our mountains.

Good time to go

Year-round!

Children at the Ranch

Great for children aged 0 and over

We love kids! And they love the ranch. There are lots of wide open spaces and an outdoor heated swimming pool. Boarded horses are here to pet and spoil with treats!

Minimum age children can ride

6 and over

Ranch History

Elizabeth 'Betty' Woolsey bought the first parcel of Trail Creek Ranch in 1942 after discovering the incredible powder skiing leading down to what is now the Ranch's Main Lodge.

She soon discovered that the summer activities were just as appealing and quickly expanded the ranch property to the 270 acres it is today.

Upon her death in 1997, she had the Ranch placed in a conservation easement with the Jackson Hole Land Trust to protect it from development of any kind. Betty Woolsey was the Captain of the first women's Olympic ski team in 1936. An incredible athlete and individual, she had great determination to share the simple pleasures of the outdoor and western life with her friends and family.

Trail Creek Ranch has been a working Guest Ranch since 1946, entertaining guests from all over the world. In the early years, guests would come for a month at a time and enjoy their vacation at the Ranch and go on extensive Pack Trips into the Teton Range, the Gros Ventre Range and into Yellowstone.

Your Manager, Alexandra Menolascino

Your hosts, Muggs and Alex, share the amazing history of Trail Creek with their guests, and hope to help introduce you to the beauty and excitement of Jackson Hole. Muggs has been at Trail Creek Ranch for 70+ years (wow!) and is one of a kind. She remembers the 'good old days' and is happy to share her stories. Alex has been at Trail Creek for 30 years and she and her husband, Mike, are raising their family of four boys in this valley paradise.

Your manager

Lowdown

  • Enjoy

    Gourmet, Ranch-style, Health oriented
  • Alcohol

    BYOB

Unfortunately we don't offer any dining experiences at Trail Creek Ranch, however we can recommend many lovely and delicious places to eat near Wilson, and in Jackson, Wyoming.

There are many different cuisines you can choose from in the locality, so all tastes and requirements should be catered for.

Guest Favourites

  • Nora's Fish Creek Inn
  • The Calico Bar and Restaurant
  • Snake River Grill

Lowdown

  • Address

    7100 W Trail Creek Road, Postal Box 10
    Wilson
    Wyoming
    83014
    USA
  • Remote Location

    No
  • Elevation

    6280 ft

Nearest Town - Jackson, WY

Jackson, WY is situated 13 miles / 15 mins from the Ranch.

Facilities in Jackson, WY include: grocery store, pharmacy, church, school, post office, medical clinic, hospital, bank, atm, gas station, museum.

For shopping Jackson, WY offers: small hometown necessity shops, boutique shops, western wear.

Rental car

Required, 4x4 recommended

Nearest Airports

Jackson Hole, Jackson

Distance

30 miles / 30 mins

Airlines

Delta, United, Allegiant, Alaska, United Express, American Airlines

Rental car

Required, 4x4 recommended


Idaho Falls, Idaho Falls

Distance

100 miles / 1 hour 30 mins

Airlines

Delta, United, Skywest, Allegiant, Alaska, United Express, American Airlines

Rental car

Required, 4x4 recommended


Salt Lake City, Salt Lake City

Distance

300 miles / 4 hours

Airlines

Delta, United, Skywest, Allegiant, Horizon, Northwest, Alaska, United Express, American Airlines

Rental car

Required, 4x4 recommended

Lowdown

  • Type of Riding

    Western Riding
  • Guest Horses

    0

Our Riding

Scheduled rides

Trail Rides:

Trail rides are available May 15th through Sept 24th.

Now booking for the 2022 season.

2-Hour Mountain Horseback Trail Ride

As you ride from the Ranch into the Bridger Teton National Forest, you will climb 2,000 vertical feet and have views of the Hoback area, Snake River Canyon Area and the Teton Range. It is rated the #1 two-hour trail ride in the United States.

Summer: From $90pp

Fall (after September 1st): From $110pp

4-hour Mountain Horseback Trail Ride

You will ride into the Gros Ventre Wilderness in Bridger Teton National Forest and will climb 2,000 vertical feet with views of the Hoback area, Snake River Canyon Area and the Teton Range. It is a very beautiful scenic horseback ride, not for the faint of heart!

Summer: From $180pp

Fall (after September 1st): From $200pp

Full Day Mountain Horseback Trail Ride

Three different full day rides available.

Summer: From $350pp (includes lunch)

Fall (after September 1st): From $370pp (includes lunch)

Riding Freedom

Horseback Requirements:

Minimum height: 45in
No backpacks
Long pants (absolutely no shorts or cut-offs)
No sandals, or flip flops
The Guides work very hard for your safety and enjoyment
Gratuities are very much appreciated – for groups of six or more, 18% is automatically added.

Weight limit for riding

Up to 225 lbs

Hours in the saddle

2-hour Mountain Horseback Trail Ride

4-hour Mountain Horseback Trail Ride

Full day Mountain Horseback Trail Ride


Why our riding stands out

  • Unfortunately we don't offer horseback riding on the ranch
  • Those wishing to horse ride on their ranch vacation can head over to nearby Mill Iron Ranch
  • Mill Iron Ranch is one of the only locally owned and operated horseback riding and hunting operations in Jackson Hole. The ranch is bordered on three sides by the Bridger Teton National Forest and the second largest state-run elk feed yard in Wyoming. Their unique location in the Horse Creek Valley provides guests with unparalleled trail riding, hunting and fishing opportunities. We love these guys - spectacular scenery and sturdy horses!

Pack Trips

Starting at $500pp per day

For the real die-hard trail riders, pack trips are available upon request and include everything but the motel and personal belongings.

Lowdown

  • Nightly Rates (per adult)*

    Summer: $210 - $660
    Winter: $350 - $550
  • Minimum Stay

    3 days
  • Preferred Arrival Day

    Any day is fine
  • Preferred Departure Day

    Any day is fine
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Trail Creek Ranch can cater for up to 20 guests. Accommodation includes Cabins and Rooms. See below for details and indicative rates.

Cabin | Alex's Cabin

Rates (Per Room / Accommodation)*

Summer: $625 - $650
Winter: $410 - $525
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Minimum Stay

3 nights

Description

Alex's Cabin is a beautiful one-bedroom log cabin that was built in the early 90s by the Trail Creek Crew. It is set up above the ranch proper and has views of the historical barn, pond and Gros Ventre mountain range

The living room and full kitchen are part of a great room with a wood stove, and it has a cozy bedroom with a queen bed, a full bath with tub and full-size washer/dryer. The sitting porch overlooking the ranch is the best spot in the Valley to relax and unwind, and cook dinner on the gas grille.
 

Rooms

2

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

fridge, microwave, hair dryer, seating area, wood fireplace, washer / dryer

Room | Betty's Suite

Rates (Per Room / Accommodation)*

Summer: $410 - $440
Winter: $350 - $410
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Minimum Stay

3 nights

Description

BETTY'S SUITE

Betty's Suite at Trail Creek Ranch is our most coveted and requested – the views from this room are unrivaled. The big picture windows look out onto our hay fields and pastures, over the Gros Ventre Mountain Range and the infamous 'Sleeping Indian' This luxury suite has a king bed (or twins if you prefer), a lovely sitting area, kitchenette and full bath with oversized tub. Enjoy the wonderful sitting porch where you can watch the world go by – you’ll not want to leave!

Rooms

1

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

fridge, microwave, hair dryer, seating area

Room | The Sargent Room

Rates (Per Room / Accommodation)*

Summer: $410 - $440
Winter: $350 - $410
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Minimum Stay

3 nights

Description

SARGENT ROOM

The Sargent Room, named after guests who visited every year for over 40 years, is one of guests favorite spots. A beautiful luxury suite with a king bed, sitting area, kitchenette, full bath, and big sitting porch overlooking our beautiful fields and historic barn. The view from the king-sized bed is unrivaled. 

Rooms

1

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

fridge, microwave, hair dryer, seating area

Cabin | The Ritz

Rates (Per Room / Accommodation)*

$525 - $550
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Minimum Stay

3 nights

Description

The Ritz is a two-bedroom cabin with amazing views. It has a living room with a sitting area, gas fireplace and a small kitchen equipped for simple cooking. A queen bed in the downstairs bedroom, twin beds in the enclosed loft bedroom and a pullout couch in the living room. One full bath with a tub. Big picture windows that look out over the ranch hay fields and onto the Gros Ventre mountain range. An enclosed porch for storage of all of your gear, a picnic table and gas grille outside.

Rooms

3

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

fridge, microwave, hair dryer, seating area

Cabin | Wyllis Cabin

Rates (Per Room / Accommodation)*

$515 - $535
* Rates will vary based on Season and Accommodation selection. Please contact the ranch directly for Date Request, Availability and exact Rate quote/proposal

Minimum Stay

3 nights

Description

Wyllis Cabin is a charming historic log cabin built originally in the late 1930s. It has two bedrooms: a queen and twin beds on the glass-enclosed sleeping porch. A full bath with shower/tub combo and small kitchen equipped for simple cooking. Custom log furniture by a local artisan. The cabin is surrounded by aspens and wildflowers, with many visiting moose, mule deer, fox, lots of birds and the occasional bear. A sitting porch to enjoy the outdoor air along with a picnic table and gas grill.

 

Rooms

2

Bathrooms

Private bathroom

Amenities

fridge, microwave, hair dryer


Booking Policy

We have a three-night minimum during our high season, but encourage longer stays.

Our rates include use of our outdoor heated swimming pool (late June-Labor Day) and WiFi.

Rates do not include 6% Wyoming Sales Tax or 5% Lodging Tax.

Check in: 3:00– 6:00pm

Check out: 11:00am

Early or late arrivals or late departure by special arrangement only.

Payments may be made by MasterCard or Visa. A 50% deposit is required to confirm the reservation.

Reservations made 30 days or less prior to arrival require full payment at the time of the reservation.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made 30 days or less prior to arrival will forfeit all charges unless we are able to rebook the room; in which case we will refund all payments, less a $50 processing fee. Cancellations made between 31 days and nine months prior to arrival will receive 50% of the deposit, unless we are able to rebook the room; in which case we will refund all payments, less a $50 processing fee.

Included in your stay

lodging, In summer, there's an outdoor heated swimming pool

Extras

Tax

Rates do not include 6% Wyoming Sales Tax or 5% Lodging Tax, horseback riding, meals and select activities

Gratuity

Optional

Lowdown

    Onsite

    Outdoor Activities

    climbing

    Water based Activities

    outdoor pool, river floating, whitewater rafting-adventure


    Fishing & Wildlife

    Jackson Hole Fly Fishing School and Guides

    Your Jackson Hole Fly Fishing Experience of a Lifetime: JHFFS teaches the fundamental skills of fly fishing to individuals of all ages and abilities. From beginner to expert, we employ fun, instructional fly fishing skills that inspire all generations. From families to private groups, to corporate retreats and kids camps, we have just the Jackson Hole Fly Fishing experience you need. 'Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.'

    West Bank Anglers

    For single-day fishing trips or the best reports for Wyoming fly fishing, West Bank Anglers website is a must-visit. They offer guided trips for the Snake River, Green River, New Fork Rivers and much more!

    Jackson Hole Fly Fishing

    Grand Fishing Adventures is one of the best places to get fly fishing guides for the Snake River, Green Rver and South Fork Rivers. Learn this relaxing art from some of Wyoming's best fly fishing guides.

    Fishing on offer

    fly, river

    Wildlife

    Moose, beavers, eagles, foxes, mule deer, bears and more


    Additional Services

    Corporate Retreats

    For groups of up to 30.

    Trail Creek Ranch offers 270 acres of pure Wyoming beauty to serve as the backdrop for your gala or corporate retreat.

    We have several locations on the ranch for your special event. From a small dinner party to a large event, we provide the history and the landscape, and you provide the vision.

    The ranch offers a personal and rustic-inspired experience with beautiful photo opportunities, private cabins and stunning views.

    Weddings

    We can cater for groups of up to 30.

    Trail Creek Ranch offers 270 acres of pure Wyoming beauty to serve as the backdrop for your authentic barn wedding or intimate barn dinner. 

    We have several locations on the ranch for your special event. From a small dinner party to a large wedding we provide the history and the landscape and you provide the vision.

    The ranch offers a personal and rustic-inspired experience with beautiful photo opportunities, private cabins, and stunning views.


    Local Attractions

    Grand Teton National Park

    The most incredible mountain range that shoots up from the valley floor. Not to be missed: hiking, rafting, skiing. 

     

    Distance

    12 miles / 15 mins

    Rental car

    Required


    Yellowstone National Park

    One of the most iconic national parks with it's wildlife and geisers and incredible beauty. An day long excursion well worth the effort. You can do it on your own or book a guide service. 

    Distance

    90 miles / 2 hours 30 mins

    Rental car

    Required


    Snake River

    Enjoy the whitewater sections or scenic floats or fly fish – this legendary river can give it all! Incredible scenery and wildlife. Not a better way to spend a day in Jackson Hole!

    Distance

    3.5 miles / 15 mins

    Rental car

    Required

    Highs

    • Just 12 miles from Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Trail Creek Ranch is tucked away in the mountains, surrounded by the most incredible scenery and wildlife: the majestic Tetons, Snake River, famous national parks and more…
    • The cabins are simply yet comfortable and give the opportunity to sit back on the porch, relax and take in the mountain air. They have kitchens or kitchenettes, full private baths, comfortable beds covered with crisp pressed sheets and fluffy down comforters for the cool nights.
    • There is SO much to do: in summer or winter you are in for a treat. Try whitewater rafting and spectacular scenic floats on the Snake River, world-class fly fishing trips, the JH Rodeo every Wednesday and Saturday night between Memorial and Labor days, galleries, arts festivals sprinkled throughout the summer, entertainment and lots of shopping. Explore Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, or schedule a trail ride at the local riding center.
    • Trail Creek Ranch is a perfect venue for a wedding: They have several locations for any special event. From a small dinner party to a large wedding, they provide the history and the landscape, and you provide the vision.

    Lows

    • Unfortunately there is no horseback riding available on-site, however there is an exceptional riding center nearby, offering different types of riding.
    • The ranch doesn't offer meals, however there are many varied dining options in the nearby town of Wilson, just minutes away, or Jackson Hole, 12 miles away.