We went to the Triangle C during June '07 and had an amazing time. We went with children from ages 8-14, having no riding experience, and definitely plan to return. I'd break down our visit into four categories: staff, food, accomodations & activities.
First, the staff was uniformly excellent. The Garnick family was wonderful to be around and have hired great people to work at their ranch. The wranglers were all personable and knowledgable and were able to make children who had never been on a horse before comfortable in the saddle. By the end of the week my kids were happily thinking that they were true wranglers and doing things on horses that I hadn't imagined possible before we arrived. Casey and the other non-wrangler ranch staff were also great.
The food was amazing; Sally the chef takes care of business on the culinary side. If you were going to quibble you might say that the food wasn't overly exotic or adventuresome but it was great eating. You won't go hungry at the ranch.
The accomodations were very nice if a bit spartan. if your idea of a vacation is relaxing in your room this isn't the vacation for you but if you're going for a ranch/riding experience it's not a problem. There's not a pool but if you're brave enough you can swim in the river, which is mighty cool from the snowmelt.
In terms of activities it's easiest to say that there is always something going on. Between daytime rides, adult-only evening rides, trips to Yellowstone or full day rides, or the night trip to Dubois for the squaredance there were always activities. I guarantee that you won't be bored. Wait until you try to throw a tomahawk!
We'll definitely go back and can't wait to see the Triangle C again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the scenic Rocky Mountains of northwestern Wyoming, our lodge overlooks the Wind River and is surrounded by the Absaroka mountain range creating a vacation destination that is serene and relaxing. The beauty will take your breath away and the amenities of an 8,000 square foot rustic lodge has a lounge, library, swim spa, Tie-Hack Saloon, and the Wind River Dining Room that seats up to 65. We offer an exciting program for your Dude Ranch vacation experience! Reconnect as you spend hours horseback riding, enjoy evening campfires with s 'mores and cowboy sing-a-longs, tour Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks with a guide, go hiking and fishing at Brooks Lake and take in the history of the Petroglyphs. Relax and have fun at the weekly square dance and experience a touch of the good 'ole days during our rifle shoot-out, archery, tomahawk and knife throwing. Treasure the peaceful atmosphere during our breakfast and sunset rides, the excitement of the Dubois Rodeo on Friday night! There is sure to be something for everyone . . . And if your dream is to sit back and read a book and soak up the sunshine, there are a variety of decks and porches waiting for you! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Triangle c Dude Ranch Hotel Dubois
- Triangle C Ranch Dubois, Wyoming