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“Exciting Family Fun in a Beautiful Wilderness” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Triangle C Ranch

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Triangle C Ranch
Miami,FL
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Exciting Family Fun in a Beautiful Wilderness”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2008

The Triangle C ranch in the Dubois, Wyoming area was a great time. The ranch is really easy to get to from the Jackson airport, as it's all highway driving on route 26 until you come up to the ranch entrance. I went with my wife and our three kids, ages 13, 10 and 5. We spent six days at the ranch in early July 2008.

The rustic style facilities are very well kept, in a beautiful valley next to a river, surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Weather was sunny during the day with highs in the 80s, and the nights were cool, dipping into the 40s. Our two-room cabin was clean, cozy and comfortable. The ranch has a small heated pool and a hot tub. They have easy to use, self-serve laundry facilities at the ranch, so travel light, leave the six extra pairs of designer jeans at home, and don't overpack like we did.

The atmosphere was very kid-friendly. Our primary activity was riding the horses. They have trails suitable for kids and adults can choose more challenging rides. We also participated in a trip to Yellowstone, a hiking trip, fishing and a trip to the local rodeo in Dubois. Our 13-year-old had lots of fun camping out overnight offsite with ranch personnel and other teenaged guests, and our 10-year-old also had a fun time spending a night with other kids in a teepee on the ranch premises. We saw elk, moose and bison during the trip. The food was good, with breakfast, lunch and dinner included. Dinner and breakfast rides were lots of fun, as was the dinner sing-along later in the week. At the end of the week, the ranch offered dinner and theatre in Jackson, and this was a worthwhile and upbeat end to our vacation.

The ranch is operated by the conscientious, multi-talented, singing cowboy Garnick family, and they were active in ranch events throughout the week. We were also favorably impressed with the friendly support staff, which did a fine job in various activities for both the parents and the kids.

Overall, the experience felt authentically western and cowboy-ish, and the warm family atmosphere added to the experience, providing lots of opportunities for bonding among parents and kids. If you're coming from a big city, remember that this is a dude ranch, and the experience is focused on nature. It is rustic, rugged and remote by big city standards, so set your expectations accordingly. For a city person like me, the activities were tiring and left me sore, but I can't wait to go back.

The ranch program starts on a Monday and runs until Saturday. I recommend flying in on Sunday to get an early start on Monday morning. If you get in early enough on Sunday, stay at a hotel in the Teton National Park for the night; it's on the way to the ranch and is a beautiful way to start the trip. You should check out the ranch's website, just type the ranch name into a search engine.

  • Liked — Location in peaceful Wyoming
  • Disliked — No cell phone service!
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Miami, florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2008

The location of the dude ranch on the wind river, surrounded by mountains, the smell of sage as you ride cannot be beat. All your senses are engaged and beauty surrounds you at the ranch. The ranch is owned by the Garnick family and by the end of your stay you want to be adopted by them. It is a genuine, friendly, helpful, and cheerful atmosphere. The children's program was great. Your kids are having fun, are safe and learning. The kids do as much as they like with you so it is not like you are on separate vacations. The staff is very accomodating as to your wishes and that of the children. The food is fresh, healthy and delicious. The rooms are clean, well decorated, and have comfortable beds. Before going we found the vacation pricey, afterwards we felt like we received much more than expected for our money. I highly recommend the ranch, and will do again , in fact just came back two weeks ago and ready to go again. (The children feel the same way). If you like riding, clean air , friendly people, go saddle up , refresh your soul and outlook on life. This vacation definitely has improved our family life.

  • Liked — the staff and location
  • Disliked — nohting
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2007

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.

Stayed June 2007
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2007

We spent a week at Triangle C. A dude ranch was not on our "list of things to do before we died" but we were invited to join a group of friends and thought we would give it a try. The location was absolutely beautiful! The views were breathtaking everywhere you looked. The horses were very good trail horses, and the staff took great care in matching the horse to the guests. We saw moose, coyote, elk and grouse on our rides during the week. The "wranglers" were knowledgeable and very accommodating. They even customized several rides for our group who had varying degrees of experience. They agreed to "pony" one of our younger children on every ride which made both mom and son very happy!

This place excels on making guests feel comfortable, and creating wonderful memories for the whole family. The cabins were clean and comfortable. The food was excellent. There were plenty of activities to keep you busy, but absolutely no pressure for those who did not wish to participate. The staff was very professional for the most part, especially considering they are mostly college kids imported for the summer. I cannot thank the camp counselor, Casey, enough for keeping my 4 year old happily busy while mom got to play "cowgirl".

We will definitely return again.

  • Stayed June 2007, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Triangle C Ranch
Address: 3737 US Highway 26, Dubois, WY 82513-9724
Phone Number:
Region: United States > Wyoming > Dubois
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 12 Speciality Lodging in Dubois
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 17
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 
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Triangle C Ranch Dubois, Wyoming

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