Established in 1932, Turpin Meadow Ranch is steeped in local history and tradition. Located at the end of the Buffalo Valley Road in Teton County, Wyoming, the ranch is a U.S. National Forest Permitted Guest Ranch. Surrounded by the Bridger-Teton National Forest, Teton Wilderness and Grand Teton National Park, the operation is permitted to operate throughout 2 million acres of continuous forest and wilderness lands. Turpin Meadow is conveniently located minutes from Grand Teton National Park, 45 minutes from Yellowstone National Park and less than a 1-hour drive from the resort community of Jackson Hole. The views across the ranch at the majestic Teton Range are second to none, with the jagged snowcapped peaks towering above the tree line.
Jackson Hole is a vibrant resort community that has maintained its western flare stemming from the town’s ranching history. Downtown Jackson Hole provides fine dining, art galleries, museums, cultural activities, shopping and medical facilities. The Jackson Hole Airport is a 45-minute drive from the ranch. With commercial air service from major carriers including Delta, United, Northwest and American Airlines and direct flights from Denver, Salt Lake City, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth and Minneapolis, the airport is a great community asset.
In addition to being a resort community, Jackson Hole is the southern gateway community to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. With millions of travelers passing through the area each year Turpin Meadow has the permits and is ideally located to cater to these travelers. For those looking for lodging and activities such as horseback riding, fly fishing, camping, hunting, wildlife photography, mountain biking and snowmobiling, Turpin Meadow is an ideal choice. The ranch is a rare guest operation because of its unique location in one of the most popular outdoor destinations in the world, and its federal permits to offer commercially operated activities in the Teton and Yellowstone area.
Turpin Meadow Guest Ranch has been operating on a U.S. Forest Service Resort Permit since 1932 making it one of the oldest continually-operating ranches in the West. The ranch currently operates under three permits, providing lodging and activities for 40 guests, guided snowmobile trips and grazing for 60 horses during the summer and fall seasons.
Turpin Meadow is a traditional guest operation with most activities centered around horseback riding and other outdoor activities. Catering to families, guests typically stay 4-7 days enjoying two, two-hour trail rides a day along with a breakfast and dinner ride during their stay. Barn dances, slide shows, nature talks and trips to the town of Jackson Hole and National Parks round out the attractions at Turpin Meadow.
The Turpin Meadow Ranch offers a number of extensive improvements including a main lodge, twelve cabins, a barn, manager’s house, employee-housing, shop and support facilities. The cabins come in a variety of sizes (one, two and three bedrooms) and are ideal for housing guests. These cabins boast spectacular views of the Buffalo River and the Grand Tetons.
Turpin Meadow is a complete guest ranch operation with hundreds of miles of trails for riding, incredible fishing in the Buffalo Fork, two National Parks within an hour’s drive and the resort community of Jackson Hole. The ranch also has the advantage of being within an easy drive of the Jackson Municipal Airport, which is serviced by multiple airlines. This full-service guest ranch with secluded rustic cabins and fantastic views of the Teton Mountains offers a vacation experience families will cherish forever.