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It is a true working ranch with horses and wagons. The wagon was comfortable for sleeping but cold and not a place to hang out when it was 20 degrees in the morning. I spent my evenings sitting by the fire in the lodge chatting with folks who were traveling from all over the world. This corner of the Teton region is rustic and real. I loved it. As others have stated - the bathrooms could use a make over.
So me and my buddy stayed here last night. The wagon was filthy, even had trash and dirty unattended sheets from previous guests. The heater didn’t work because they didn’t bother to check if it was connected. They said they would deliver towels that never came. The service at the restaurant was absolutely terrible. “What beers do you have?” “Too many to remember” (!!!) The diner was a little better. The bathroom bins were overflowing with trash. Simply gross and not worth the money
We wanted to stay in a teepee, after camping in a tent for a week, as we thought it would be a novel experience. However, as other people have commented upon, the experience was an awful and disastrous one. We paid $100 (CAD) per night for a soaking wet bed, puddles on the floor and no option to make a fire. It was 5°C/ 40°F. When we made management aware, they told us a refund would be issued in the morning. As all the other teepees were equally as flooded, we couldnt stay there and therefore we had to find alternative accommodation 2 1/2 hours away. In the morning, the refund was refused.
We only stayed one night at BVR. We chose the Conestoga wagon . It was really much bigger than I thought it would be. It had electricity, 1 large bed and 2 bunk beads. They gave plenty of blankets and I brought sheets from home. $15 if you use their sheets. It was chilly not going to lie but we weren’t freezing. I’m glad that I stayed for the night but long term lodging, unless summer time, I don’t think I would do it. It’s a cool memory though. Kids would love it.
This place is great! What a nice change from hotel to hotel on our driving trip from MI to OR. We almost didn’t book because of the negative comments but decided to chance it and was very glad we did. This is a campground on a ranch. The bathrooms are basic (like a campground!) but clean. The staff was great and the cafe had very good food. We slept in a covered wagon - very unique and fun. The ranch also has teepees and cabins and a beautiful sunrise view. Because there’s no city lights the dark sky at night is fabulous! My only minor complaints: It was hard to find our wagon at night. The little road leading to the upper wagons was not clearly marked and hard to see in the dark. The temp. got down to the 40’s at night and the space heater did not cycle on enough. So glad we found this place!
We were very close to cancelling our accommodation here secondary to the ordinary reviews it gets on trip adviser! Glad we didn’t, my kids rate this as their number one accommodation on our 6 week road trip (perhaps because of the farm animals and excellent trail ride experience!). We stayed in the covered wagon. We took our own sleeping bags after reading the reviews in the linen. When we arrived we were given a canvas bag of clean linens to make the beds with. It is possible these fresh linens could get a little dusty due to the extremely dusty/ranch environment. The beds had good quality thick blankets also but I doubt these are cleaned between every guest, so we opted to just use the clean sheets and our sleeping bags. It did get chilly at night but we put two of the three space heaters on to take the chill out. The wagons got very hot during the day and whilst you can ventilate it’s not a good idea die to the dust generated there. The floors of the wagon were pretty dusty and could of done with a sweep out (things like some scrap paper left from the last guests left). The mattresses were very comfortable but they do not have mattress protectors and were stained a little .... you hust had to put the sheets on top and turn a blind eye to it, but overall this accommodation not as bad as it could of been!! There is no self cooking on site (camping style) which we weren’t prepared for, but we still had a cooler and were able to prepare cereals and sandwiches daily and eat them on the deck or in the lodge. The lodge is a great place to hang at night (there’s a bar) and dining room inside but to be honest I wants sure about the cook/kitchen staff so we opted to have a chuck wagon style dinner one night and the other night we headed to Jackson lake 20 min away to a campground with public access to picnic tables and used our camping stove to cook up some Lara lakeside which was absolutely beautiful (kitchen facilities avail to clean up afterwards). Overall it is in an absolutely stunning part of Wyoming with beautiful views if the Tetons particularly at sunset and viewed from the beautiful ranch lodge. I’d say stay there for a couple of nights, but just be prepared for ranch style dust, simple accommodation sure to create fun memories for the kids!! Oh and the bathrooms weren’t too bad, the floor was just dirty due to the dust generated from foot traffic. Expect camping style bathrooms!
There are a lot of complaints on here and Expedia that this working ranch is dirty, understaffed, and unkempt. The fact is that during our stay, only one of those was true. Was the restaurant understaffed in the morning? Absolutely. Having one server/bartender for about 30 people was an absolute stretch. We waited a while for our food, but the wait wasn’t exceptional, and our food was hot and tasty when it got to us. The bathrooms were absolutely fine. They were exactly what you’d expect for a campground bathroom—which is essentially what this was. There was little to no trash on the floor, the showers were clean and even had dispensers for soap and shampoo. Our tipis were cold, but clean. It’s August. It gets down to 40° at night. Bring an extra blanket, a sweatshirt and sweatpants, and cuddle with your boo. No problem. We were supplied with linens and did have to make our own beds, but the linens were fresh, the beds were fine, and we slept through the night. Overall, it was a good experience.
Almost didn't go because of poor reviews. So glad we did. Such a fun place! Kids absolutely loved it. The staff were very friendly, the food was great and the beds were comfortable. We stayed in a covered wagon -so were prepared for weather, noise and no ensuite. The kids had free rein of lounge - lots of games and pool table with v. 'ranchy' feel. Lots of activities on offer too - float trips and riding etc. Riding was fantastic (as novices) and guides were super. Perfect location for Tetons. 4 stars instead of 5 only because it could be a bit cleaner. That said, it is a ranch so pristine conditions = unrealistic expectation.
We read the reviews, and let's get this out of the way right off the bat. We knew we were staying at a working ranch. We knew we were sleeping in a tee-pee. We knew we were using a common shower room. No surprises there. We camp frequently so none of this is new. What was very disappointing was the fact that there was little to no interest on behalf of the staff to clean anything. We arrived in our tee-pee to find 4 twin beds randomly placed in the tee-pee. The mattresses appeared to have been picked from the dumpster behind the local Goodwill. All were different, and stained beyond belief. We knew we were going to have to make our beds. No problem. Just understand that the neat bed rolls presented on the website when you book are nowhere to be found. We had clean linens placed in a black plastic trash bag, and 4 well worn Amazon Basics comforters that were folded on the bed. The tee-pee hadn't been swept since it was constructed, and there was trash under one of the beds. No worries. The sheets were clean. During check in, we were told that they don't do linen service out of respect for our privacy. Ok cool. We were only there for 2 nights. Came back from the Tetons on our second day to find fresh linens and our beds stripped. Thanks, but quite a bummer to return to your tent at 11pm only to find that you get to make beds again by the light of your cell phone. We were also told during check in about the shower room. "Towels are located in the entry way, assuming we haven't run out." I didn't question it, but let's leave it at this. There were 5 towels in there when we checked in on Thursday night. Never saw another towel in there for the next two days. Now for the bad news. The bathrooms were completely neglected for our entire stay. There were dirty towels thrown EVERYWHERE. The towel wastebasket was OVERFLOWING. Empty shampoo bottles thrown in the corner. No one even came in to pick up the towels, let alone clean the showers or toilets. They have a good thing going here, but complete lack of attention to the basics will keep us from coming back.
Staying in this place is way exceeding my expectation. My daughter just learned about the Oregon trail in school. So staying in the wagon really refreshed her knowledge. For me, it's an unforgettable experience to sleep in bunker bed in the wagon. They also provides heater in the wagon. But it's still a good idea to bring your own sleeping bag. Public bathroom is well maintained. Lodge is a cute place to hang out during nights. We were lucky enough to witness they transferring horses between ranches. Very impressing. Love this place. We will definitely come back and possibly will book their guided horse riding tour or float trips next time.
Buffalo Valley Ranch places you adjacent to Grand Teton National Park. This ranch has 28 rooms and welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.
In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. You can get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.
Guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms are shared.
Guests staying at Buffalo Valley Ranch enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and a picnic area. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle for USD 100.00 per vehicle roundtrip. Friendly staff can provide tour or ticket assistance, and also offer advice about sightseeing.