Turpin Meadow Ranch

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.

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Latitude: 43.854531 Longitude: -110.270408 Elevation: 6921 ft
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Lodging Style and Amenities

On the banks of the Buffalo Fork River and completely remodeled in 2013, our cabins are the perfect setting to unwind after a day filled with adventure.  Dip your toes in the river, relax on the lawn or simply sit back on your porch to watch the sunset. But don’t let the ruggedness of the surroundings fool you; our cabins are pretty nice inside!

Our one-room cabins feature either one king bed or two twin beds, a full bath, gas-lit fireplace, Pendleton wool blankets, down duvets, top of the line linens, and hand crafted bath products.  

Our 2-room cabins feature either 1 king bed or 2 twin beds in the bedroom, and 2 more twin beds in the sitting room, a full bath, gas-lit fireplace, Pendleton wool blankets, down duvets, top of the line linens, and hand crafted bath products.

Our Chalet rooms have 2 queen beds, sliding glass doors that open to a nice porch to watch the sunset, pendleton wool blankets, down duvets top of the line linens, a full bath, and 
all natural, hand-crafted bath products. 

Breakfast Style Served

Full and Hearty Breakfast

Season Open

June 1 - October 31 and December 1 - April 15

Ranch Activities Available

Quiet and beautiful, spring is the best time to see newborn wildlife and enjoy the tranquility and peace of the mountains. Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park are two incredible reasons to come in the summer. Or visit when the colors start changing, the elk are bugling and the first snows dust the mountaintops. Any season is a perfect time to experience and explore this spectacular region.

There is something for everyone in the family to do at Turpin Meadow Ranch.  Offering guided fly fishing, horseback riding, pack trips, bird watching, hiking, wildlife tours, climbing and mountain biking during the “Green Season” (June - October.)  

The mountains come alive in winter, offering visitors endless opportunities for fun and adventure.

The winter is an ideal time to escape to Turpin Meadow Ranch.  Fill your days with Nordic skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, fat biking, backcountry skiing and bird watching.  Then relax and unwind by the fireplace in the main Lodge.  

Rate Range

$150 / person / night and up.

Driving Directions

Located at the end of the Buffalo Valley Rd.  45 miles North of Jackson.  Take your first left after Moran Junction (about 3 miles after the Junction).  Stay on the Buffalo Valley Rd. for 10 miles.  In the summer we are your last stop before climbing up towards Togwotee Pass.  During the winter months, the plowed road ends at the Ranch, so just follow the road for 10 miles to the end of the plowed section.

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