Nestled on the banks of the Buffalo Fork River, Turpin Meadow ranch offers endless views of the Teton Range. We are grateful for this special and cherished place. With a backyard of 2.5 million acres of wilderness, the ranch is located between Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, making it one of the most idyllic and sought after spots on the globe.
Turpin Meadow Ranch is steeped in local history and lore, dating back to 1887 when Dick Turpin built his cabin and is said to have kicked his friend into the cold because he didn’t like the way he cooked a goose.
Friendlier since then, Turpin Meadow Ranch has welcomed guests since 1932, serving as a refuge for both visitors and locals alike. The Ranch has hosted its share of celebrities through the years, including Mrs. Herbert Hoover, Adlai Stevenson, astronaut John Glenn, and Bob Dylan who came to came to sing at the bar. Previous owners the Turners, Lutons, Castagnos and more all left their unique mark on Turpin Meadow Ranch, and the story continues today.
Completely restored in 2013, our 80-year old cabins now have luxurious bathrooms, gas-lit fireplaces and locally made furniture. Other amenities include down duvets, fine linens, hand-crafted bath products and serene and private porches with views.
The Main Lodge is also completely restored with soaring fireplace, beautiful new bar and patio, framing stunning sunrise and sunset views of the iconic Grand Teton and Mount Moran. The casual yet refined Lodge retains classic architecture and offers the most modern amenities of a brand new gourmet full service kitchen perfect for accommodating guests, destination diners and groups.
Turpin Meadow Ranch is committed to thoughtful stewardship of the wilderness and it’s abundant wildlife. At the Ranch, we use solar power for the Lodge, have only high-efficiency lights, on-demand hot water, and our chef creates inspired food that is locally-sourced, organic and home grown.
During the remodel process of the Ranch, we have replaced all light bulbs with high efficient LED bulbs and fixtures to reduce the lighting consumption by 80%. We upgraded our heating system to a ductless mini-split heat pump in the main lodge to reduce heating costs by 50%. The heat pump can also operate as an air conditioner and provides high quality air filtration. We have installed efficient appliances and low flow showers and toilets to decrease water consumption.
We have also installed a photo-voltaic, solar system that will provide approximately 25% of power for the remodeled facility. The new solar thermal hot water system will provide 60% of the hot water needed for kitchen use, laundry and radiant heating in the kitchen, providing 100% of hot water needs on sunny days.