Flat Creek Ranch

JACKSON HOLE, USA

This guest ranch in Jackson Hole, Wyoming was formerly a working ranch that was built by a countess and a cowboy in the 1920’s. The ranch consists of 144 acres of open meadow pastures, mature cottonwood trees, willows and open grasslands. Flat Creek Ranch takes great pride in the idea of creating a private wilderness for their guests.

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Flat Creek Ranch’s motto from the beginning has been “Your Own Private Wilderness.” Everything that they do goes back to that single line. They strongly believe that they must preserve this historic ranch and the pristine wilderness around them for generations to come and this is central to their business operation.

 

With only five guest cabins, guests at the ranch can enjoy an intimate ambiance. The ranch (elevation 7,400 feet) is surrounded on all sides by the Bridger-Teton National Forest and the Gros Ventre Wilderness Area.

 

Whether guests come to hike, to ride, to fish or to experience the backcountry, Flat Creek Ranch will not disappoint. The ranch is home vast array of wildlife from bald eagles to moose and deer, scores of ducks, owls and visiting osprey, as well as a mile-and-a-half stretch of upper Flat Creek river’s challenging waters and the 45-acre Flat Creek Lake.

 

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The 4Cs

Flat Creek Ranch joined The Long Run in 2016 and committed to a holistic balance of the 4Cs – Conservation, Community, Culture and Commerce – as a means to contribute meaningfully to the biodiversity and the people of their local region.

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CONSERVATION

Flat Creek Ranch has been dedicated to conservation since it’s inception back in 1921. It was one of the first conservation properties to be a part of the Jackson Hole Land Trust. The 144 acre inholding is surrounded by Bridger Teton National Forest and Gros Ventre Wilderness area. This unique location is part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the most complete and intact ecosystem in the continental United States. This includes wolves, mountain lions, black and grizzly bears, bighorn sheep, moose, elk and deer. The ranch runs completely ‘off the grid’ relying almost entirely on our newly updated solar system. Guests enjoy the daily harvests from our kitchen garden throughout the summer.

COMMUNITY

Flat Creek Ranch hires a small staff each season providing a unique opportunity for young people to work and live “off the grid”, in a wilderness setting. Trey and Shelby keep close ties with the community where Trey was raised, purchasing locally grown foods. Flat Creek Ranch also maintains 4.5 miles of rugged jeep trail, which is public property, allowing locals and tourists alike to enjoy getting off the beaten path and connecting with the natural wonders of the Gros Ventre Wilderness.

CULTURE

The history of Flat Creek ranch dates back to the early 20th century when a Countess named Cissy Patterson met an immigrant cowboy named Cal Carrington. His secret hide away became the summer homestead that she always wanted. This rich cowboy culture is a treasured part of not only Jackson Hole, but of all of Wyoming. The U.S. Department Interior Department added Flat Creek Ranch to the National Register of Historic Places for the preservation work of restoring the original log cabins.

COMMERCE

Flat Creek Ranch opened to the public in 2001 after a complete restoration of the historic 1920’s cabins on the property. Since that time we have been inviting guests to experience their own private wilderness in a comfortable and authentic setting. We have spent years developing relationships with local purveyors sourcing everything from world class wine from Idaho, grass fed Teton Valley beef, and locally roasted coffee to handmade soap and specially blended essential oils for the sauna.

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