At Moose Head we believe in family vacations, which to us means families do things together as a family, and not apart from each other. We do not have a children’s program or a children’s dining room. On rides, it is often just your family along with a wrangler, who is knowledgeable about the horses, terrain, wildlife, flowers and history of the valley. Small rides allow you to go at a pace that your family is comfortable with, not that someone else is setting. It also gives you more of an opportunity to see the abundant wildlife that we are so fortunate to have close to the ranch. Elk, buffalo, coyotes and eagles are often seen on our rides. If you don’t feel like riding, we have a series of well stocked trout ponds which provide ample opportunities for catch and release fly fishing during any time of your stay. Our staff is made up of mostly Southern college students who are unfailingly polite, respectful and well-mannered- outstanding role models for your children. When you arrive we go over all the local excursions available in Jackson Hole such as hiking, scenic and whitewater rafting or a trip into the town of Jackson, just a 1/2 hour from the ranch, for shopping, museums or the rodeo. Yellowstone National Park is just north of Grand Teton and is a wonderland full of geysers, canyons, wildlife and unbelievable scenery. No TV’s or city noises. Our guests tell us this is pretty close to Heaven on Earth!
Our guest cabins are private, comfortable and well appointed. Most have views of the Tetons and many are situated on a pond or by a stream. All have small refrigerators, coffee machines, blow dryers, irons, magazines and game boards. Ice is brought to your cabin every afternoon. All cabins have shower/tub combinations and electric heat and most have ceiling fans. We have small cabins for two and larger cabins for families. “Sage” is our nicest and largest accommodation, a true home, perfect for reunions.
We believe good food to be just as important as good horses. Breakfasts including fresh fruit, homemade pastries, eggs, waffles, pancakes, french toast, sausage and bacon are served along with eggs any style as well as a breakfast special, such as omelettes or Eggs Benedict. Our lunch buffet features salads, soup, a hot entree such as quiche or beef stroganoff along with Boars Head meats for sandwiches, fruit, desserts and cookies. Cocktails and tempting appetizers precede dinner where entrees include game selections, Western Angus beef choices including Prime Rib or Beef Tenderloin, chicken dishes, fish, including trout, salmon, grouper and we always have special choices for children if they prefer it. Dietary restrictions are not a problem, as long as we know in advance.
We have rides in the morning, afternoon or all day. Fly-fish in one of our many stocked ponds. We are happy to teach you if you don’t know how. When not riding or fishing, feel free to throw some horseshoes, play volleyball or croquet on our lawn. Check your emails and play ping-pong in our Lodge. There is a playground area for the little ones with a swing set and a shallow wading pond. Hearty souls can take a dip in one of the deeper ranch ponds. After dinner drive and look for wildlife or join the staff in a pick up softball game. Sunday night cookouts are a highlight of the week with delicious food, singing, s’mores and camaraderie.