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FAQs2020-05-22T07:09:27+00:00
What is glamping?2020-04-28T16:19:42+00:00

At Moose Creek Ranch, glamping opens up the world of camping to those who prefer not to rough it. You’ll luxuriate in amenities that feel like home and leave conventional campgrounds in the trail dust.

The word glamping combines “glamorous” and “camping” into one word that has stormed the world and offered new avenues of escape. Though a fairly new term, the concept dates back centuries to the Turkish Ottomans. With silks, high-end rugs and even furnishings, they carried along tents fit for a sultan. Wealthy Europeans and Americans carried the concept forward in the early 1900s in safari tents kitted out with Persian rugs, linen bedding and a chef to make sure they ate well.

The past lives on at Moose Creek Ranch. Are you ready for luxury camping in the Tetons?

What is Moose Creek Ranch?2020-04-28T16:27:27+00:00

Moose Creek Ranch is the perfect place for your reunion, retreat, or wedding. Surrounded by the beautiful Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, Moose Creek Ranch has the feel of the West with the modern facilities and lodging options you need to host your event.

Expect glamping, a lodge, a barn converted for conferences, weddings and even dancing, and infinite outdoor activities from cross-country skiing and alpine skiing in the winter to mountain biking, four-wheeling, hiking the Tetons and more in the summer.

What is a Conestoga wagon?2020-04-28T16:41:39+00:00

Moose Creek Ranch’s glamping wagons will be based on traditional conestoga designs and built by our own team of skilled craftsmen. We plan to add glamping wagons that sleep up to 6 people by the 2021 season. 

Conestogas were horse-drawn freight wagons originating in the Conestoga River region of Pennsylvania’s Lancaster County around 1725. Built by Mennonite German craftsmen, these large, striking wagons were pulled by teams of six horses and carried up to eight tons of farm produce or manufactured goods. White hoods of homespun or canvas protected the goods from weather. Railroads eventually replaced Conestoga wagon trains. The smaller “prairie schooner,” famed for ferrying countless pioneer families to the West, was based on the conestoga design.

 

What sleeping arrangements are available?2020-04-28T17:16:40+00:00

Our cabins and glamping tents will welcome you with real beds and soft, fresh linens. You’ll find cabins and glamping tents that accommodate from two (2) to twelve (12) people. 

The cabins come complete with a fully furnished kitchen, and the glamping tents let you ward off the pleasant morning chill with a personal wood stove and plenty of firewood. 

What services, amenities, and entertainment does Moose Creek Ranch offer?2020-05-07T02:24:31+00:00

Upscale amenities and services define Moose Creek Ranch. Get delicious fare and full food and beverage service from our catering kitchen. Enjoy a lodge complete with meeting rooms and a banquet hall that can accommodate up to 150 people. 

And if you get enough of the great outdoors for one day, the recreation area complete with pool table will keep you entertained.

Every glamping tent site has its own campfire, and each group of conestoga wagons will encircle a fire pit when installed.

How big of a group can Moose Creek Ranch accommodate?2020-04-28T17:20:57+00:00

Moose Creek Ranch can host up to 150 people at a time, making it ideal for family reunions, weddings, corporate retreats and other group getaways. With enough advance notice, you can reserve the entire resort—tents, cabins, banquet hall, lodge, recreation hall and more—for your group.

What does my family need to pack for our Moose Creek Ranch adventure?2020-04-28T17:23:32+00:00

Pack as though you were staying at a luxury mountain resort—because you are. Moose Creek Ranch takes care of all your camping needs—tent or wagon set up, comfy beds, campfires, meals and plenty of fun.

Is Wi-Fi and cell phone service available at the ranch?2020-05-15T21:29:20+00:00

The entire resort is wired for Wi-Fi, and cell reception at the property is excellent.

How close is the nearest grocery store?2020-04-28T17:28:59+00:00

A pleasant 4-mile drive from Moose Creek Ranch, you’ll find the local Victor Valley Market in Victor, Idaho. You’ll find a larger grocery store, Broulim’s in Driggs, Idaho only 12 miles up the road as you enjoy Teton views the whole drive.

May I roast marshmallows at my tent or wagon?2020-05-15T21:31:08+00:00

Yes, you can roast hot dogs, s’mores, and marshmallows at your tent campfire or wagon fire pit. These traditional camping treats are always welcome at Moose Creek Ranch.

May I bring my dog to Moose Creek Ranch?2020-04-28T17:31:03+00:00

Unfortunately, no. Dogs have been known to cause problems with the abundant local wildlife that helped give Moose Creek Ranch its name.

When is the busy season at Moose Creek Ranch?2020-04-28T17:34:56+00:00

Teton Valley is most popular June through September, but as a winter destination cross-country ski resort situated close to backcountry skiing and minutes away from Grand Targhee Resort and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, winter months are becoming increasingly popular. Fourth of July is typically one of our busiest times due to cooler mountain weather and an amazing local fireworks show both in Driggs, Idaho and in nearby Jackson Hole and Teton Village, Wyoming.

Do I need to make a reservation? Is my reservation deposit refundable? Are there additional guest fees?2020-05-07T02:22:44+00:00

We strongly recommend reserving your glamping tent or cabin several weeks in advance of your stay. Due to glamping’s growing popularity and Teton Valley’s summertime appeal, we anticipate our resort will reach full capacity nearly every night.

Moose Creek Ranch offers a full refund up until 30 days prior to the date of your arrival. Within 30 days of arrival, your reservation is nonrefundable.

Base rates for the Ranch House are based on occupancy of up to six (6) people. Additional guests will trigger the large group rate. Guests arriving with more people than originally reserved shall be charged for additional guest costs at check in. All other cabins and glamping tents have no occupancy surcharges, but are limited to two (2) to four (4) guests.

Is beer or wine available onsite?2020-05-07T02:22:05+00:00

Yes, both are served.