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Lodge at Jackson Fork Ranch

Jackson Fork Ranch Customized Event Packages
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Unique Wyoming Experiences

The Lodge at Jackson Fork Ranch is the perfect setting for small family reunions, corporate gatherings or groups of special friends. You can combine a very private, intimate setting with outstanding facilities, and a world of experiences outside our doors. The additional experiences listed require an advanced reservation and some incur an additional cost. Please inquire at the time of making your reservation.

The bison viewing/feeding and carriage ride are complimentary when staying at the lodge.

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“One man’s wilderness is another man’s theme park.” - Anonymous

The Secrets of our Dark Skies Show

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One of the first surprises our new guests discover is that our beautiful scenery doesn’t fade away at sunset but actually comes alive in our dark skies. Since the Lodge is surrounded by three mountain ranges and located over 40 miles from any light pollution, it provides an unmatched opportunity to view the universe we live in.

And for those who want to do more than just sit back and gaze in awe, we can arrange for a local astronomy expert to come out to the lodge with telescopes to give you and your party a hands and eyes-on experience with an enormous number of celestial mysteries from our moon to planets to star clusters, nebula, and galaxies!

Please inquire for pricing.

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Bison Feeding & Viewing: Up Close and Personal

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One of our popular winter activities is to go out with our ranch hands on a wagon full of hay bales to feed our herd of over 300 bison. It’s pitchforks and fun to get up close and personal with these majestic creatures and a hands-on experience you�ll never forget.

In the summer, when they�re grazing in the valley, we can take you out in the early evening to get some one-of-kind, up-close photos of our main herd plus rare shots of our seven white bison that roam in the pasture just below the Lodge.

Complimentary.

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The Mountain Man Experience

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With all the luxury that surrounds you at the Lodge it can be a fun contrast to step back in time and experience a taste of what life was like for the hearty trappers and mountain men who settled here just a couple hundred years ago.

Our own local Mountain Man Dan can come out to the lodge in period clothing, give you an in-depth look into what life was like in Little Jackson Hole back then; why they came, how they survived, hunted, and trapped – even what they did for entertainment. He’ll bring pelts and describe how the fur trade transformed these valleys into huge enterprises and how a simple change in the fashion industry back east brought the trade to a halt in the mid-1800s. He also brings along his authentic musket for you to shoot.

All guests are given "Sweet Grass Braids" which are used by Native Americans in ceremonies. Sweet grass braids, cedar bundles, and sage bundles are used in "smudging" (cleansing) rites. When lit they smoke and a bird wing fan is used to fan the smoke upwards as the Great Spirit is envoked to bring good hunting, good fortune, good blessings, etc. The sweet grass itsself is a special variety of grass specifically for that purpose and is mostly native to the plains.

Our chef can continue the Mountain Man Experience by preparing the evening meal similar to what the mountain man could have had for their meals, using local sources and ending the evening with Wyoming huckleberry pie!

Parents often arrange this activity for the kids but invariably have at least as much, if not more, fun than the youngsters.

Please inquire for pricing.

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The Raptor Revue:
The Flying Carnivores of Little Jackson Hole

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Whether you live in an urban, suburban, or rural area, you might have seen them. They soar in the thermals above their prey – watching, waiting for the best opportunity to strike. And, at any given time, in the Little Jackson Hole Valley below the Lodge, you can see up to 30 different raptors soaring above the valley floor.

And if you’d like to learn more about them than what you can see from the Lodge, we can arrange a private Raptor Revue for you and your guests from an expert at Jackson’s newly established Raptor Center.

The fun starts with their "Hawk Talk" and moves on to live demonstrations from some of the raptors they’ve rescued and trained. Learn the basic identifying silhouettes of Hawks, Eagles, Falcons, Owls, and Osprey. Get hands-on experience with binoculars on where and when to look for your raptor neighbors right outside the Lodge.

You may even get lucky enough to watch Osprey pluck trout right out of the Upper Hoback River below. No rods or flies involved.

Please inquire for pricing.

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Wagons Ho

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Nothing compares to seeing the Upper Hoback at the pace set by a pair of beautiful Percheron horses. The sound of the steady clippity-clop of the majestic steeds against the picturesque mountain backdrop will transport you to days gone by.

The ranch is home to the World Champion Jackson Fork Ranch Percheron mare 6 horse Hitch. When not competing, these equine ladies and their trainers enjoy revitalizing themselves in the fresh air and open spaces of the ranch. While some of these celebrated mares are away electrifying crowds across the continent, other handsome pairs await their turn in sharing this peaceful slice of America.

Your journey can start with a guided barn tour. Then, by wagon, or in winter perhaps by sleigh, our skilled teamsters can take you in the direction of your choice. Some enjoy seeing the longhorn cattle, the white bison and the Percheron broodmares. Others choose this traditional mode of transportation to deliver them to the Bison viewing/feeding ride.

Complimentary.