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Sweet New Wedding Review Moose Creek Ranch Victor, Idaho

Posted on: August 31st, 2015

I just had my wedding here and OMG…I could not have wished for anything more. Our 75 guests had freedom to roam and enjoy all weekend. We had bonfires every night, BBQ at our leisure. We rode horses, got to learn about bears, and used it as a jumping off point for scenic float trips and whitewater rafting. A perfect fit for all age groups and the most fantastic escape from real life that we could ever hope for!! No bugs, no crazy weather, thank you Jeanette and the amazing crew at Moose Creek Ranch for making my dream wedding a reality! Much love, see you again soon!

 

 

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Zions Bank Community Magazine – Glamping Article

Posted on: August 20th, 2015

Camping Versus Glamping Tutorial Camping Step 1: Ascend a ladder into the attic to retrieve and dust off your camping gear. Check flashlight batteries. Look for spiders in your sleeping bag. Load the car with camping paraphernalia. Glamping Step 1: Pack suitcase. Put in car. Camping Step 2: Arrive at campground. Unload contents of car onto dirt. Pound tent stakes. Hope tent pops up. Roll out dusty sleeping bag and set up camp stove. Glamping Step 2: Arrive at glamping site. Walk into a spacious tent on raised wooden decking and sprawl on pillow-top bed for nap. No spider check necessary. Camping Step 3: Hope it doesn’t rain causing campsite to turn to mud. Hope temperatures don’t drop below freezing. Hope you can sleep on the hard ground. Glamping Step 3: Hope it rains because you love the pitter patter of drops on canvas. Hope temperatures drop so you can fall asleep to the crackling of the wood burning stove. Camping Step 4: Exhausted from rough nights on the ground twisting in sleeping bag and freezing, break camp and pack car with gear muddy from rain. Arrive home, unpack, and clean gear and car. Glamping Step 4: Relaxed and rested, pack suitcase with promises to return soon. Drive home. Unpack bag. Is glamping really that simple? It is but expect to pay for its convenience. Glamping in tents, tepees and Conestogas range in price from as little as what you’d pay for a night at Motel 6 up to rates charged at a Four Seasons hotel. More amenities equal higher prices. For under $100 a night you can enjoy a basic tent or tepee with a camp cot. For $200 to $400, you can sleep in a spacious safari-style tent in a king bed with luxurious bedding, a flushing toilet and running water, nightstands, table, chairs, and dresser. Here are four local glamping sites worth their weight in canvas, each with its own unique feel and landscape: vast desert, remote river, lakeside and ranch country.

 

This is the section that specifically talks about our venue !!!!

 

Moose Creek Ranch in Victor, Idaho Each of Moose Creek Ranch’s five glamping tents is tucked into its own secluded spot among willow bushes and trees along Moose Creek. “You can’t see the tent next to you, which is nice,” says Jeanette Beard, manager of Moose Creek Ranch. Located in Victor, Idaho, in the CaribouTarghee National Forest, the ranch is 22 miles from Grand Teton National Park and 65 miles from the west entrance of Yellowstone National Park. “The area is perfect for glamping,” Beard says. The 12-by- 14-foot tents are up from mid-May to mid-September and feel spacious. “You don’t feel like you’re camping. Each tent has a queen bed with a warm Ralph Lauren comforter, battery operated lanterns, a wood stove, private fire pit and sitting porch with a covered fly where you can relax and read a book rain or shine. It’s right by the creek and very peaceful.”

Moose Creek Ranch in Victor, Idaho Each of Moose Creek Ranch’s five glamping tents is tucked into its own secluded spot among willow bushes and trees along Moose Creek. “You can’t see the tent next to you, which is nice,” says Jeanette Beard, manager of Moose Creek Ranch. Located in Victor, Idaho, in the CaribouTarghee National Forest, the ranch is 22 miles from Grand Teton National Park and 65 miles from the west entrance of Yellowstone National Park. “The area is perfect for glamping,” Beard says. The 12-by- 14-foot tents are up from mid-May to mid-September and feel spacious. “You don’t feel like you’re camping. Each tent has a queen bed with a warm Ralph Lauren comforter, battery operated lanterns, a wood stove, private fire pit and sitting porch with a covered fly where you can relax and read a book rain or shine. It’s right by the creek and very peaceful.”

“Moose Creek Ranch offers the perfect weekend getaway,” says recent visitor Kim Woodbury of Bountiful, Utah. “My friends and I enjoyed the serene and calm setting nestled in the beautiful mountains. We loved how close it was to great restaurant options and activities in Victor, as well as in Jackson Hole and Grand Teton National Park.” Woodbury recommends trying the food at one of the 24 amazing restaurants in Victor, including the Yellowstone Burger at The Brakeman American Grill or The Philly at Scratch. Another recent guest said he loved sitting on the deck of his glamping tent enjoying the views of the surrounding mountains and canyons. “I could even see the old trails from the original ski resort nearby,” he said. “And the drive in over Teton Pass was spectacular.” According to Beard, one reason glamping has risen in popularity is because many people want a more minimalist lifestyle, which glamping offers. “It doesn’t have a big impact on the environment or their budget,” she says. The two newly built bathroom facilities have electrical outlets since the resort has become very popular for weddings, and guests want to get ready for the big event using their blow dryers and curling irons. Glamping guests have full use of the renovated lodge, including Wi-Fi, a pool table, TV, communal fire pit, horseshoe pit and lawns. Glampers can use the charcoal barbecues or dine out in Victor or Jackson. Now in its third season offering the glamping tents, the ranch also has accommodations in its eight cabins with kitchenettes (sleeps two to four), two luxury rendezvous cabins (sleeps two) and ranch house (sleeps 10 to12), plus offers RV hookups. The least expensive option is a glamping tent at $100 per night. “It’s interesting to me that a lot of our brides and grooms choose to stay in our glamping tents instead of our more luxurious accommodations,” Beard says. “And they love it!” Wedding parties can use the spacious lawn by the creek for outdoor ceremonies and dinners or move to the historic barn decorated for parties complete with electricity, a large wood stove, bar area and catering staging. The lodge provides nicely decorated bride and groom dressing rooms and is next to the lawn designated for wedding ceremonies. While weddings have become increasingly popular at Moose Creek Ranch, the lodge has a great space for family reunions or corporate retreats. The large banquet hall can accommodate 150 guests and has a modern caterer’s kitchen.

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Lodge Fireplace RoomHappy Couple Moose Creek RanchRelaxing outside a Moose Creek Luxury Tent

Join us on a horse back ride here in the Tetons while you visit

Join us on a horse back ride here in the Tetons while you visit

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A Recent Review from one of our Air BNB Bookings

Posted on: June 27th, 2015

“The ranch and house are in a great location to explore the Tetons. The house was very comfortable and clean. Was perfect for our large family. Jeanette was an excellent host and made sure we had everything we needed. ”

J Huh –

These folks were passing thru on a tour of the Tetons and were great to host. It is always a pleasure to see people so pleased with what we offer and we try to keep our customer service and care of the grounds a priority.

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Get you Rib or Chicken order in ASAP !!!!

Posted on: June 15th, 2015

Dear Friends,

Just a heads up, Moose Creek Ranch in Victor, Idaho is in need of your RSVP for their Father’s Day Dutch Oven Dinner Show featuring Mary Kaye. Here is the information. Please let them know as soon as possible. Thank you.

Brad @ mary-kaye.com

Father’s Day Concert @ Moose Creek Ranch

Sunday, June 21 @ 4:00 PM

2733 East 10800 South, Victor, ID

This is a beautiful location just over the hill from Jackson Hole. It is a dinner concert and will include The Kaye Sisters. For tickets contact Jeanette at info@moosecreekranch.com. Very much a “Picnic Setting” so bring your lawn chairs, or spread out a blanket, or you can sit at the picnic tables. RSVP as soon as possible for Dutch Oven Dinner head count.

Food will be served at 4 PM, Concert starts at 5 PM. Price is $32 per person for dinner and show and $16 for just the concert, children 10 and under only $10 total for both.

Professionally Catered Menu: Dutch Oven Ribs or Chicken (Please RSVP Your Choice) Fresh Baked Rolls w/ Butter Lemonade or Homemade Root Beer Baked Beans Steamed Veggies…that are out of this World! Homemade Peach CobblerRibs Or Chicken - What willl it be ?

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Moose Creek Ranch in Victor, featured in Style Me Pretty

Posted on: May 7th, 2015

A venue can’t ask much more than a feature in ” Style Me Pretty “

This wedding showcased the Ranch in a beautiful way thru all the hard work of Nicole Staple of ” Brideside” . Check her out @ www.brideside.com. and don’t forget to check out her awesome event planner as well, Emily Starr Alfano @ mstarreventdesign.com

 

Check out the feature on Style Me Pretty here!

 

 

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Moose Creek Ranch offering Summer specials

Posted on: May 7th, 2015

Join us this summer in our twin cabins where we are offering three nights with the fourth night at 50% off !!!

 

Unusual to find in the high season the the Great Yellowstone area.

 

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Livingroom/kitchenette

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Another Great Feature – this time with “Style Me Pretty”

Posted on: March 31st, 2015

I have to say that the Barn and the fact that guests are able to stay onsite and the Happy Couples are able to share their love for The Grand Tetons is making us wildly popular. It does not hurt that we love to help in making the day special for each and every couple we host.

 

http://www.stylemepretty.com/idaho-weddings/2015/03/03/rustic-chic-ranch-wedding-in-jackson-hole/

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Grand Teton Park Ceremony & Moose Creek Ranch Barn Wedding In Victor, Idaho

Posted on: March 31st, 2015

GRAND TETON, WYOMING WEDDING: RACHELLE + BRIAN

Grand Tetons wedding

Doesn’t it seem like wedding locations + backdrops just keep getting better + better? Today’s breathtaking celebration, held at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, is one very perfect example of that statement. Encompassing such a rustic, nature-filled feeling, Grand Teton was just right for these two, Rachelle + Brian, who met in Wyoming and wanted to share the perfect vibes of the peaceful surroundings with their guests.

Rachelle says, Brian and I met while I was passing through Jackson, Wyoming on a road trip. It was fate that we met then and there and Jackson has always remained a magical place for us. Being able to finally show that to our friends and family was the most important part. We met in a pizza place called Mt. High Pizza Pie – which is where we held our welcome dinner to really take everyone on the journey.

Thanks so much to Iris & Light for these amazing photos and congrats to R + B on such a stunning day!

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Grand Tetons postcard

american flag socks

fist look

Grand Tetons wedding

Grand Tetons wedding

Grand Tetons wedding

Grand Tetons wedding

Rachelle’s effortless J.Crew dress was such a perfect choice for the setting!

Grand Tetons wedding

Grand Tetons wedding

Grand Tetons wedding

J.Crew Wedding Dress

rustic little ones

Grand Tetons wedding

Processional: The Scientist – Coldplay (Performed Live by Three Piece Orchestra)

Recessional: At Last – Etta James (Performed Live by Three Piece Orchestra)

First Dance: Be my baby – The Ronettes

Grand Tetons wedding

Grand Tetons wedding

gray bridesmaid dresses

Grand Tetons wedding

Overall, having our wedding in Jackson where we met and fell in love was the most magical thing. All we needed for our standing ceremony was each other and the Tetons in the backdrop – so simple. Seeing our family and friends come together for the wedding was amazing and one of the best memories. No drama! Everyone had a great time, we were so sad to see everyone go.

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wedding party

Grand Tetons wedding

bride and groom with dogs

Grand Tetons wedding

Grand Tetons wedding

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barn reception

US seating chart

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cowboy boot garland

The reception barn had such a great, country feel! We’re willing to bet all the guests had such a great time.

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yellow thank you note

family photos

hay bale lounge

barn entrance

barn reception

homemade pies

airstream with bunting

Don’t lose sight of the real purpose of this day. If you’re not enjoying every second of planning out the rest of your life with someone, you’re doing it wrong!

photography: Iris & Light // ceremony: Mormon Row, Teton National Park in Jackson, Wyoming // reception: Moose Creek Ranch Victor, Idaho // event design: Bride // event planning: Hillary Munro // florals: Bride, Bridesmaids + Bride’s Aunt // wedding dress + shoes: J.Crew // bridesmaid dresses: J.Crew // hair + makeup: Bride // groom suit: J.Crew // videography: Tom Littlejohn // paper goods: Bride // catering: Chippy’s Kitchen // pies: Mothers of the Bride and Groom // rentals: Signature Party Rentals // officiant: Caleb Mercado – Brother in Law of the Groom // music: Teton Strings, Judd Grossman

THIS WEDDING FEATURES RAD ARTISTS FROMTHE GWS WEDDING ARTIST GALLERYJ. Crew is a Featured Artist in the GWS Artist Guide! Find more rad artists for your day in our Gallery
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Two Great New Reviews for Moose Creek Ranch via some of our AirBNB Clients

Posted on: February 19th, 2015
  • We found our host to be proactive (she reached out to us prior to arrival). The house was large, clean and there was no shortage of towels, blankets, chairs. The house had diff rooms for diff uses (TV room, game room, living room, etc). Nice natural scenery. We got what we wanted … a nice place to stay in a nice rural setting.


    What Peter loved about your listing:
    The listing was accurately portrayed. We got what we expected.

    What Peter thought you could improve about the experience:
    I suppose the host can emphasize that abundance of natural scenery and that ranch is in a rural setting that is not in the midst of other houses.

    December 2014


  • This was the BEST place ever. A private cabin with all the amenities you need. Close to Jackson WY and the Grand Tetons. It was on a quite ranch next to a creek. I will stay there again for certain. I loved this place!!!


    What Eva loved about your listing:
    This was an awesome cabin. I will come again someday. Perfect and peaceful!!!

    What Eva thought you could improve about the experience:
    I would love to have a flashlight in the room for taking my dog out early morning when its still dark.

    October 2014

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Breaking News – Labor Day Weekend is Open for a Wedding, Reunion or Event .

Posted on: February 15th, 2015

We have had a last minute cancellation of a wedding and can now fit it in some of those Fall Reunions or Weddings that people might have given up on finding a venue,

Labor Day is a great weekend for a event as your guests don’t have to ask for that extra day off –

Give us a call at 208-787-6078 ext #1 or email us at info@moosecreekranch.com

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