My family stayed at the Spotted Horse Ranch for one week in August. It was by far the best vacation my family has ever had. I was a little hesitant to book, because it is so pricey, but it was well worth it. The cabins are newly renovated. They are cozy. The beds are comfortable, but the rooms are rather small. The bathroom area is very tight. No place to put toiletries. I had a bad start to the place when I went to take a shower as soon as I got there. The shower stall was dark and very small and as soon as I turned the water on, the shower filled up with water up to my ankles. I got grossed out. I couldn't see if the stall was clean. When I got out of the shower and told Sally, she had Matt fix the problem within minutes. I also pointed out some cobwebs that I saw in the bathroom, which she also took care of also. The best thing about this place are the people. I had told Sally that we would be celebrating my daughter's 10th birthday there, so she had a cake prepared and presented at the cookout. My daughter was just thrilled. Prior to going to SHR, I had never been on a horse before. I was terrified, but my wrangler, Bryce took excellent care of me and helped me along. By the end of the week, I had learned to ride my horse, Gator, pretty well. I could make him stop and go left and right. I had also learned to go down mountains, which for me were the scariest part. I we wish had seen more animals, but we didn't. The food at the ranch was ok. It was food prepared from boxes and cans . Nothing original or gourmet, but pretty good. I found their steaks to be a little to tough for me to eat, but they always had other choices, such as hot dogs and hamburgers (made from frozen patties). They always had fresh salads and if they didn't I just asked and they brought me one. I had requested a gluten free option but the chef's knowledge of gluten was not that extensive. For instance, I think corn muffins here passed as gluten free. I didn't mind. I am not that gluten sensitive and I was really happy they tried. However if you have a serious gluten allergy you may have to really educated them about what you can and can't eat. My 8 and 10 year olds loved riding. In fact they wanted to go faster than I was willing to go. (I was scared), so my wonderful wrangler, Bryce took my kids out a few times without me and my husband so that they could go really, really fast. Later in the week, she arranged for my kids to go with another family that was riding fast and then she took me on a nice old lady ride. I loved her! We went to the rodeo, went white water rafting and fly fishing. Again Matt helped me out by showing me how to fly fish. I thanked him by hitting him in the face with a fish when I pulled the line out of the water too fast. I felt so awful, cause I could see it really hurt, but it was also funny and everybody was laughing. I apologized, but I was laughing. I still feel bad. I'm sorry Matt. Speaking of Matt, I asked him about the awesome horse shoe hooks in the cabin and he said he had made them. Then he gave me two to bring home as a souvenir. I was thrilled to have a one of kind hand made hook from the west. Another aspect of this ranch that I really appreciated was that they didn't nickel and dime me. Everything was included. We did have one misunderstanding. Sally had told us that there was happy hour from 5-7, but we didn't understand that meant that after that time, we were charged for alcohol and soft drinks, so I was surprised when we got a bill at the end of our stay. It was very small bill, its just that I was not expecting it. The internet was down while were there. It took a couple of days to get it fixed, but Kevin upgraded to an even stronger signal. We never missed the TV. We made friends with all the families there and even though we are home now we keep in touch with them. I loved how there were so few of us and we all go to know each other. My husband stayed up almost every night to hang with the other guests and then stumbled back to our cabin late at night. I loved that I didn't have to worry about him driving. I love looking over my pictures of SHR and reminiscing.
- Also Known As:
- Spotted Horse Ranch Hotel Jackson
- Spotted Horse Ranch Jackson Hole, Wyoming