I've spent lots of time in Star Valley and have taken a few guided fly fishing sessions on the Salt River with Rob in the past but this is the first time we have stayed at Rockin M. Rob and Jamie are the proprietors of this gem nestled hard up against the Salt River just south of Alpine Wyoming. We rented one of the couples cabins for 4 nights and had a hard timing packing up to leave on our last day. We were close enough to Jackson to make the easy 35 minute trip up the scenic Snake River Canyon to have lunch with friends and take a bike ride before returning for dinner. The cabins have full kitchens and a gas grill on the porch so it was easy to make a meal if we wanted to eat in. The nights get chilly but the gas fireplace was quick to warm the place when called into service. Sitting on the porch you could hear the sound of the river, interrupted occasionally by the cry of a hawk or the stirring of a nearby horse. At night the sky is like nothing I'd seen since growing up in a rural area. There's virtually no light pollution, giving the stars and Milky Way a chance to put on a dazzling show when the moon isn't stealing the stage.
We took a half day horseback trip to the top of an adjacent mountain and spotted sand hill cranes, a herd of elk and (almost) a moose. We'll take Rob's word for it since we missed it. The next day we took a guided half day fly fishing trip along the Salt -- also available through Rockin M. My wife kicked back in the stern of the drift boat while I flailed away in the bow. Thanks to some patient instruction, I managed to catch about 7 or 8 trout.
The cabins are spotless, attractive and easy to relax in. It's really a great place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rockin' M is seven beautiful deluxe cabins located on the banks of the Salt River. We are located 4 miles south from Alpine, Wyoming and 39 miles South West from Jackson Hole Wyoming. All cabins have fully equipped kitchens, gas fireplaces, gas grill, covered front deck, flat sreen T.V.S with direct T.V. And wifi. There are two centrally located hot tubs and many outdoor activities available onsite including fly fishing, horseback rides, and float trips. Other amaenities are horseshoe pits and a fire pit. Rockin' M is not just a place to stay but a genuine western wyoming experience. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Rockin' M Ranch Alpine, Wyoming