Turpin Meadow Ranch
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Turpin Meadow Ranch lies just an hour north of Jackson Hole and within an hour of Yellowstone National Park. A relaxed, soft ranch experience with a laid-back feel where guests can simply enjoy the pretty scenery, great food and sample the activities.
At a Glance
Soft ranch experience just an hour North of Jackson Hole
Within easy reach of both Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park for day visits
Newly refurbished cabins and chalet ideal for couples and families
Overnight pack horse trips with professional Wranglers available
Away from it all location with low key and relaxed feel
Save plenty of room for dinner, the most delicious food we ate in Wyoming.Anna Bleasdale
Don’t miss the cookout BBQ down by the river on a Thursday evening in summer.Anna Bleasdale
Turpin Meadow Ranch has recently undergone a transformation, upgrading its cabins and adding in some beautiful new loft style suites, perfect for those who like a little more luxury with their ranch experience.
Turpin Meadow isn't what we would consider a full ranch experience. It's ideal for guests who would like to sample ranch activities perhaps over a few days rather than a full week. Its proximity to Jackson Hole and the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks also makes it a superb base should you wish to be based in a more tranquil environment.
A typical day at Turpin Meadow will begin with a hearty breakfast served up in the main ranch house. Here there is a restaurant and lounge leading through to a welcoming bar which becomes the heart of the ranch in the summer evenings. Here you will find the only TV on the property as well as games and books for guests to enjoy.
After breakfast, choose from fly fishing, a trail ride or horse riding lesson, a hike around the area of perhaps a bit of biking on one of the "fat bikes" that the ranch has on offer. The ranch also offers guided trips in to the Grand Teton (20 minutes away) and Yellowstone National Parks (one hour away). All activities here are "a la carte" so guests can decide what they would like to do and when.
For a unique experience, the ranch also offers two day pack trips out toward the park with two of their best Wranglers. It's a wonderful way to truly experience the riding in the area and novices through to experienced riders are welcome. Sleep out under the stars and enjoy fantastic camp meals cooked for you along the way, a very special experience for a couple or family together.
Dinner is a relaxed event at the ranch where guests can come together and chat over the days' adventures. A three course gourmet meal is served each evening or during the summer there is often a riverside BBQ to enjoy on balmy Thursday nights. Evening entertainment is lawn games or board games, or simply sitting around the fire pit, counting the stars up above.
All three of the room types: The Lodge, The Cabins and The Chalets have had recent renovations with upgraded amenities, while retaining their rustic and natural ambiance. All the rooms have gas lit fireplaces to warm you up on cooler evenings, and sooth you after a day of adventures over the Wyoming Wilderness.
The Ranch was established in 1887, the lodges retain the old world charm of wooden beams and rustic amenities and a touch of the Wild West. You can sit back enjoying the views of the Dude Ranch from the comfort of the front porch, with a cracking fire to keep you warm on the cooler evenings.
Nestled right on the banks of the Buffalo River, you can listen to the water meandering by. Though rustic with a real old world charm and quaint surroundings these cabins are sophisticated and extremely comfortable. You can choose between a one or two room cabin in which to enjoy your Wyoming retreat.
These Chalets are the new addition to Turpin Meadow Ranch, though are already up there with the rest in terms of popularity. The chalets are each individually designed to suit specific preferences and groups. With crackling fires, you can truly unwind after an exciting day in the Wild West.
Turpin Meadow Ranch is very family friendly and the new loft style suites are ideal for family groups. There are no particular children focussed activities, the ranch is about being together as a family and they are happy to accommodate children within the activities.
All the accommodation is ideally located near to the traditional farm-to-table Ranch restaurant. There is also a jolly bar where you can reminisce on the days of activities with a comforting drink.
Lawn games are available down by the river and a fire pit for sitting out under the stars. A small gift shop with local goods and outdoor gear is in the reception area.
All activities at the ranch are on an "a la carte" basis. Choose from guided fly fishing, hiking, fat biking, horse riding and private guided trips in to Yellowstone or Grand Teton. Overnight pack trips on horse back are also available, please ask for more details on these.
Location & Directions
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Turpin Meadow Ranch is located near the town of Moran and Jackson Hole. The Ranch is settled on the shores of the Buffalo Fork River. The Yellowstone National Park is a must visit and a short drive away.
When to go
Wyoming has an extreme continental climate with very cold winters and warm summers. Summer is the best season to visit for riding, hiking, fishing, and wildlife watching. It will be warm during the day and cool at night. Fall brings spectacularly clear days; cool, clear nights; and calm winds up until late October. Winter is a glorious season here, with plenty of snow for snow-shoeing, snow mobiling and ice skating. Spring in likely to be chilly with snow or rain.