Spring Creek Ranch
What We Love
- The range of activities from dog sledding and sleigh rides to balloon rides and fishing
- Award-winning Granary restaurant
- Unobstructed Teton Mountain views
- Acupuncture at the on-site Wilderness Adventure Spa
- Location on a 1,000-acre wildlife reserve
- Stone fireplaces and traditional mountain decor
What To Know
- The ski season lasts from late November through early April
- Spring Creek Ranch sits at over 7,000 feet
- The Ranch is a 20-minute drive from the slopes in Jackson Hole, but free shuttles are provided
- A $20 resort fee per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Jackson Hole’s Spring Creek Ranch sports contemporary Western decor in lieu of loud cowboy kitsch. The soaring wood and iron structure, with a copper-framed fireplace, is set off by view-framing floor-to-ceiling windows. Soft, cognac-colored leather armchairs are as inviting as the staff, whose professionalism strikes the right balance between sophisticated service and warm Western hospitality.
Bed and Bath
Ranging from inn-like cabin studios to full-blown mountain houses, each of the 123 living spaces has an unobstructed view of dramatic Grand Teton peak, the jewel in the range’s rugged crown. These luxe getaways, constructed from fir, spruce, and lodgepole pine, seamlessly blend into their alpine environment and are kitted out with a wood-burning fireplace and private terrace.
The ranch is situated on a 1,000-acre wildlife sanctuary where moose, elk, red-tailed hawks, bald eagles, buffalo and antelope roam and nest. Explore Spring Creek’s expansive grounds by snowshoeing up and over the butte with an on-site naturalist, or, for a more relaxed approach, hop on a horse-drawn sleigh — especially romantic at night. Finish the day with a massage that uses products made from local alpine juniper and cypress. Meals are served at the Granary, a spectacular dining room built into the cliff, with walls of windows framing the mountains. In warmer months, sit around the firepit for s’mores and an astronomy lesson.
In the Area
While there’s plenty to keep you occupied on-site, a trip to nearby Yellowstone National Park, Jackson’s saloon-filled downtown or the world-renowned Jackson Hole Ski Resort are just a free shuttle ride away. Adventure-seekers can hover over the 305,000 acres of legendary Jackson terrain with High Mountain Heli-Skiing. Don’t miss downtown’s pitch-perfect Snake River Grill, with its luxe spin on Wild West dining and melt-in-your-mouth dessert soufflés. Explore Yellowstone by snowmobile and enjoy a lunch of hearty beef stew as Old Faithful erupts before your eyes. Each year, Jackson Hole’s slopes and backcountry bowls get about 500 inches of fresh powder, ideal for days of schussing.
How to Get There
Our family group of 10 thoroughly enjoyed the one-hour trail ride. The wranglers were competent and helpful, with both the young and the old in our group! We booked this company because they allowed a 5-year-old to ride and the lead guide actually led my young nephew's horse. The scenery was amazing and the guides provided us fascinating information about the history and the area. We were all very pleased with Spring Creek Ranch.
We had a great experience on our 2 hour trail ride. All the staff was great at getting us prepped and ready for the trip, including our 9 and 11 year old first time riders. Allison was our guide and was amazing, even when a few horses went off path, and we had to do some maneuvering. The 2 hour ride was perfect as we got some beautiful views, and rode through the trees. The horses sure knew what they were doing. We had a wonderful time.
Their website is deceiving. Wonderful units are shown, inside and out. Expensive? You bet, but we decided to go for it. However the unit we got was not at all as shown on the website. We were with 2 couples. One bedroom had a wonderful view on the snow covered mountains. A sliding door gave access to a narrow ledge (supposed to be a balcony) with one chair. There should be 2 chairs and a small table and the front desk promised to bring an extra chair and table. They did not materialize during our stay...
The other bedroom was much smaller with not even a chair to put some clothes on. The ‘Jack and Jill’ bathroom was eh, hmmm ‘different’ ????. One would have expected a (small) microwave in the unit. NOT! But at least there was a small refrigerator...
We will come back to see more from Yellowstone but definitely won’t stay in the tremendously overpriced Spring Creek Ranch again. The price you pay would suggest a super LUXURY place, it ain’t.