Spotted Horse Ranch, WY

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Lodge in Jackson, Wyoming.

Spotted Horse Ranch, WY


The Spotted Horse Ranch is located 16 miles south of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, along the banks of the Hoback River. The valley cradling the Hoback River has been cultivated by working ranchers for generation. As times changed, the simple log homes and rustic barns gave way to guest ranches for the "dudes" who came up from the cities to experience the true West. Fly fishing is an important part of the ranch, with fly casting instructions and a stocked pond available for all casting abilities.

Date Range

The SHR opens May 15 and closes October 15th. Fishing begins to peak in July, with optimal fishing in September and October.

What is Provided to Customer

The Spotted Horse Ranch supplies fly rods, reels, waders, nets and booties. Guests are responsible for flies, leaders, tippets and their fishing license.

Region/Terrain Where You Fish

At an elevation of 6300 feet, the SHR offers wade fishing along the banks of the Hoback River, Willow Creek and Snake River. We also offer driftboats for those anglers hoping to experience new water...the Snake, Green, and Salt rivers are all incredible fishing locations.

Typical Weather by Season

The weather in Jackson Hole varies from season to season. However, the warm temperatures of summer usually hold into September (65 to 75), with cool evening temperatures in the 40's. October is crisp, with daytime temps in the 60's and low temperatures in the high 30's. A chance of snow is always a consideration.


Sample of Typical Itinerary

As an Orvis-endorsed lodge/guest ranch, our fly-fishing rates are based on the American Plan which includes the following:

  • Newly decorated cabins, complete with goose down comforters and private baths
  • All meals, served family style in our dining room
  • Three days of fly fishing, choice of driftboat, wade, or horseback (seasonal)
  • Horseback riding (if an angler would like to incorporate it or just take a day off)
  • Beer and wine are complimentary at happy hour, 5-7pm each evening, along with appetizers
  • Jacuzzi and sauna placed right alongside the Hoback River
  • Guest laundry facility


On-site Activities

The SHR offers the following:

  • Horseback riding
  • Fishing
  • Fly-casting lessons
  • The Jackson Hole Rodeo (seasonal)
  • Whitewater rafting or a scenic float
  • A soak in Granite Hot Springs
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sauna
  • Guest laundry facility, free of charge
  • Hiking
  • Ping-pong
  • Barbeque steak cookouts, with entertainment

Off-site Activities

In addition to wade fishing or fishing from a driftboat, our guests enjoy the added benefit of utilizing horses to access fish in remote creeks and streams. These areas are accessed from the Ranch, on the other side of the Hoback River.


Lodging, Meals, and Accommodations

All guests of the Spotted Horse Ranch stay in individual log cabins, with goose down comforters and private baths. Daily housekeeping service, hairdryers, shampoos/conditioners and coffee machines are supplied. Cabin configurations vary; please call regarding availability.


What Should Customers Bring?

  • Riding boots with heels for safety and secure horseback riding
  • Sturdy hiking boots and/or sneakers
  • Jeans and shorts
  • Swim suit (hot tub!)
  • Clothes you can layer
  • A light jacket or sweater (polar fleece is great!), mornings and evenings can be cool!
  • A rain jacket
  • Sunscreen
  • Water Bottle (Also available for purchase in gift shop; bottled water is not provided. We have great tap water!!)
  • Hat/baseball cap
  • Light Gloves
  • Camera
  • Binoculars
  • Laptop computer or phone calling card - cell phones are out of range, but you can utilize Skype with the iPhones


Frequently Asked Questions

Staff gratuity is included in the service fee...however, the fishing guide is not included in this fee. Airport transfers are provided, at a rate of $45.00 per trip, per vehicle. If a trip into the town of Jackson requested, we can arrange transfers at a rate of $35.00 per vehicle, per trip.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 5.0 / 5 based on 1 reviews


1 of 1 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Great Family Adventure - 7/25/2011
    By: from State College, PA

    Our adult children went with us and we had a great time at the Spotted Horse Ranch. The STAFF were wonderful. Fishing and riding and other activities; great food.

Spotted Horse Ranch
Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Lodge
Kevin Watkins
12355 South Highway 191
Jackson, WY 83001

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