Experience the Wild West in the shadows of the Grand Tetons!
The Spotted Horse Ranch, located in Jackson Hole Wyoming, is an Orvis-endorsed guest ranch situated on the banks of the beautiful Hoback River. We are known for our excellent fly fishing, horseback riding, cookouts by the river, and our back-country trips. We also offer guided hunts and fishing trips. We host up to 34 guests and we strive to create a FUN "Old West" dude ranch experience!
The ranch is located about 16 miles south of the town of Jackson. Grand Teton National Park is about 25 minutes away, and the south entrance to Yellowstone National Park is appx. an hour away. Our ranch property lies adjacent to the Bridger Teton National Forest and we have the rights to use this forestland for hiking, horseback riding, and hunting.
Guests appreciate the relaxed and casual atmosphere at the Spotted Horse Ranch. Individual cabins are of log construction with modern conveniences. Spacious comfortable rooms with private baths are all attractively furnished in a decor benefiting the true spirit of the West.
The main lodge includes a dining room overlooking the Hoback River, a spacious living room with a beautiful rock fireplace, a rustic saloon, and a pool table room.
We also have a large yard with a pavillion that is perfect for volleyball, ping pong, and other fun activities for adults and children alike!
The perfect candidate will enjoy the following benefits:
1. Monthly salary, plus a $333.00 monthly bonus, which is payable a the end of the contracted employment date (pay amount differs for each position)
3. All meals and utilities
4. All ranch activities ... horseback riding, a river rafting trip, hiking, fishing, billiards, Jackson Hole excursions
5. Excursions in Teton National Park and Yellowstone, on their days off
Due to an open bar in our saloon (and the Wyoming Liquor law), all employees must be 21 years of age. Although we love animals, regretfully summer staff may not bring their pets.
Room and Board
We offer complimentary lodging and meals for our employees. This includes three meals a day, prepared by our chef in the staff dining room. Cabins are available for the staff to live in, on property. We normally put 2-3 people in each cabin, depending on the space available in each cabin.
We offer lodging, three meals a day, and a whitewater rafting trip to our employees, free of charge! Employees are also able to take advantage of the activities offered on the ranch such as fishing, horseback riding, floating the river, and hiking. Another fun perk is that we are so close to two national parks, Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park.
Getting Here and Getting Around
We are located about 25 minutes south of the Jackson Hole Airport. Airport pickup is available if you are flying in. However, we do recommend bringing your own vehicle if you are interested in leaving the property to visit the parks or the town of Jackson on your days off.
Fishing, trail rides, white water rafting, hiking, biking and so much more! Both Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks are less than an hour and a half away from the ranch. The town of Jackson offers an array of activities ranging from stagecoach rides and rodeos to live theater and night spots. For the shopper, Jackson hosts over 30 galleries, historical museums, and a variety of specialty shops. Jackson has two exquisite golf courses with Teton views.
We are a seasonal operation, so we offer employment from May through November. The positions that we normally fill are housekeepers, childcare, guest services, a chef, assistant chef, and wranglers.
Cabin / Waitstaff
How to Apply
Watch our video if you have a moment - it truly captures the spirit of the west in a fun and exciting way!
If you could email me with the position you'd like more information for, I'll be happy to forward the job description as well as pay information, for your review.
When you're ready to be considered an applicant, please email your resume and upon it's arrival, a phone interview will be arranged. Wyoming law does require that our applicants be 21 years of age or older.
Due to most communication occurring via email and telephone, a photo is appreciated but not required. Also, please do not hesitate to view our Facebook page to view candid photos of previous guests and employees on a day to day basis.
Hope to see you here...Happy Trails!