Ring Lake Ranch

Cook at a Retreat Center in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming

Views of Torrey Valley lakes, surrounded by peaks of the Wind River mountains

Dubois, Wyoming
$500.00 / week + tips
Previous experience required
Start Date:
Job starts in 3 months (May 19, 2019)

Ring Lake Ranch is located at 7,500 ft. in the Wind River Mountains in the Fitzpatrick Wilderness about 10 miles outside Dubois, WY, 70 miles from the Tetons and Jackson Hole, and 90 miles from Yellowstone.

Ring Lake Ranch, a non-profit, ecumenical spiritual retreat center, offers guests a chance for renewal in the wilderness, programs by internationally renowned speakers, trail rides and hikes in the mountains, and interaction with fascinating people.


Our cooks prepare tasty, healthy meals for between 25-45 guests each week.  The cook will work with our head cook and an assistant cook in meal preparation, menu planning, tracking inventory and supervising cleanup.   As a non-profit center, we're more of a community than a traditional guest ranch. Our guests and staff eat together, do dishes together, and everyone may take part in sessions with internationally known presenters.

The position begins May 19th and ends when the Ranch closes on September 7th. Schedule adjustments may be made to accommodate schooling.

Qualifications: Experience with cooking safely and efficiently for large groups is essential; a sense of humor comes in handy; flexibility never hurts; ability to work harmoniously with others genuinely important; stamina is virtually required. The Ranch does complete a background check on all staff and volunteers.  All staff members are expected to be comfortable interacting with our guests.

Staff members receive competitive salaries, free room and board, may attend our evening seminars, and can enjoy hiking in the mountains, canoeing and fishing during free time and trail rides, depending on availability.

How to Apply

Complete and submit our application as an attachment to an email (Word doc or pdf). Alternately, mail a printed application to Ring Lake Ranch, attn Andy Blackmun, PO Box 806, Dubois, WY 82513. 

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