Jackson Hole Dude Ranch - Flat Creek Ranch

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Nestled beneath the Sleeping Indian in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Flat Creek Ranch stands as a quintessential Jackson Hole Dude Ranch, offering an exclusive wilderness escape on a serene private clearwater lake. This summer through fall ranch has history, over 100 years to be exact. With a maximum capacity of just 14 guests, it provides an oasis of tranquility and seclusion, remotely situated a peaceful 10 miles away from the nearest neighbors.

Guests are invited to say goodbye to the stresses of meticulous trip planning and embrace the essence of true Western hospitality with Flat Creek Ranch. From indulgent dining experiences to exhilarating outdoor adventures including trail rides, fly fishing, hiking, canoeing, and kayaking, every detail is meticulously curated to ensure an unforgettable experience. Relax and unwind as the dedicated team at Flat Creek Ranch takes care of every aspect of your stay – after all, hospitality isn’t just their business; it’s their way of life.

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An Angler’s Paradise

At Flat Creek Ranch, guests enjoy exclusive access to premier creek and lake fly fishing, complete with gear and a complimentary clinic. With a mile-and-a-half stretch of upper Flat Creek and the serene 50-acre Flat Creek Lake, anglers can test their skills in challenging waters. The private “Curt Gowdy hole” offers a tranquil spot for pursuing native cutthroats and spirited brook trout. High-quality equipment is provided at this luxury dude ranch, along with abundant hatches of mayflies and caddis flies. Nearby public land adds five miles of diverse fishing terrain, with guided trips available.

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Wilderness Horseback Adventures

Embark on unforgettable wilderness excursions from Flat Creek Ranch. Explore the wilderness, adorned with pristine pine forests, lush meadows, and rugged mountains. Guided rides usually span mid-morning to mid-afternoon, with a scenic trailside lunch included. Guests rave about the experience, describing it as beyond typical trail rides. Journey through streams, scale mountainsides, and immerse yourself in breathtaking scenery. Private rides are also available for those craving more horseback adventures.

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Wildflower Hiking Trails

Discover the untamed beauty of Flat Creek Ranch, a private inholding nestled amidst vast public land at 7,400 feet. Explore elk trails and vibrant wildflower meadows in the surrounding Bridger-Teton National Forest, Gros Ventre Wilderness Area, and National Elk Refuge. Ascend the Teton Overlook Trail for breathtaking views of Grand Teton National Park or venture to Sleeping Indian Mountain for panoramic vistas of rugged terrain and serene lakes. Opt for a guided hike to access exclusive wilderness areas, with full-day options available upon request.

Engagements, Weddings and Private Events

The ranch’s full staff is prepared to host your perfect private event, whether it’s an engagement, wedding, anniversary, or family reunion. While surrounded by pristine wilderness offering hiking, horseback riding, fly fishing, and wildlife watching, you won’t sacrifice luxury. Enjoy rustic yet refined accommodations in renovated historic cabins with private porches, access to a wood-fired sauna and hot tub, locally sourced gourmet meals, complimentary beer and wine during cocktail hour and dinner, all powered by state-of-the-art solar energy.

Flat Creek Ranch is a Volume 10 Member of The Scout Guide Jackson Hole, a luxury city guide. The ranch is operated by Trey and Shelby Scharp and owned by Author-journalists Joe Albright and Marcia Kunstel since 1998.

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