Frequently Asked Questions


Is the Lodge family-children-friendly?

Yes. The Lodge is perfect for families, but depending on the age of your child, you will need to take normal parenting precautions in the kitchen, around the Jacuzzi, and in other spots where there’s a potential for mischief.

Can you have a good time even if you don’t fly fish?

Absolutely! There are many other activities at the Lodge you can enjoy. To see what there is, checkout the Activities HERE.

Are there any restaurants or shops nearby?

Yes.  We will provide you will a list of recommended local resources like restaurants and shops.

When are the best times to visit?

Summer is the most popular season and generally offers the most variety of outdoor activities. But the quieter Fall and Spring seasons present outstanding opportunities to experience Nature’s transitions first hand. Winter is pure peace and serenity with many opportunities to enjoy the outdoors.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Reservations are made through our listing page on Vacation Rental By Owner. You can reach it HERE.

What sort of weather can I expect?

The Lodge is an alpine resort at 7100 feet above sea level. Days can be warm and nights can be cool. High altitude sun can be much more intense, so if sun exposure is a concern, be sure to bring long pants and sleeves, a hat, and plenty of sunscreen.

Is there cell phone and internet access at the Lodge?

There is limited cell phone service at the Lodge depending on carrier. Free wi-fi internet access is available.

Can I smoke at the Lodge?

Not in the Lodge, but you’re welcome to smoke outdoors.

Is there a fly shop at the Lodge?

No, but you can order items from our fly fishing guide providers. They can also put together a special Lodge fly collection, containing the flies reflecting what’s hatching and what’s hitting on the area’s streams and rivers.

What if I want to go fly fishing, birdwatching, horseback riding, snowmobiling, or other winter activities?  

When you make your reservations, make sure to tell us what activities you're interested in and the level of experience you have. We will provide you with a list of qualified local outfitters from which to choose.

How do I drive to the Lodge?

If you will be elsewhere in the Jackson Hole area, here are driving directions to the Lodge.

Driving Directions

Jackson Fork Ranch is located at 607 Upper Hoback River Road, just over 33 miles southeast of the Jackson Hole, WY. The airport is located in Grand Teton Park about nine miles north of Jackson. When leaving the airport, turn right towards Jackson, about nine miles south. Once you enter town, you will come to the intersection with Broadway Avenue. Turn right at the stop light towards Hoback Junction and head through town.

At mile 22.4, you will come to a small junction where the Hoback and Snake Rivers meet. A gas station and store are in this area. Bear left, and go up the hill on Highway 189/191 towards Pinedale. (This is the end of mobile telephone service.) The upcoming stretch of road takes you through a narrow canyon. Please drive safely.

Once you exit the canyon at mile 41, the road will straighten and you enter the Bondurant area. 

As you approach the Upper Hoback Road turnoff, slow down as the highway curves to the left. In the middle of this turn is a gravel road on your right called Upper Hoback Road. Turn right onto this road and continue 6.6 miles to the entrance gate of The Lodge at Jackson Fork Ranch. Enter the electronic passcode. The gates will open to permit passage and automatically close behind you.

What is your tipping policy?

Because we consider them part of our Ranch Family, and compensate them for the professionals they are, the lodge has "no tipping" policy for our staff. For our outside partners and guides on fishing trips or horseback riding, the gratuity is left for your discretion. Please ask at the time of your reservation what a typical gratuity is for them.