Accommodation July 21, 2021
The Grand Teton Climber’s Ranch Might Just Be The Most Unique Lodge In Wyoming
Now that Grand Teton National Park has moved all campgrounds to an online reservation system, it can be hard to find last-minute lodging in the park. If you’re looking for an option beyond the pricy hotels of Jackson or the primitive Forest Service dispersed campsites, why not book a stay at the Grand Teton Climber’s Ranch? This is truly the most unique place to stay in the Tetons.
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
When you're driving through Grand Teton National Park, you might notice a sign pointing to the AAC Climber's Ranch.
Most people don't realize that this primitive lodge exists right at the foot of the tallest pinnacles in the park.
Looking for a unique place to stay in the park? It's truly one-of-a-kind space where you'll make new friends, spot wildlife, and enjoy nature at its finest.
When you check in to the ranch, you'll be given your bunk assignments.
Note - in 2021, the Climbers Ranch is requiring visitors to reserve an entire cabin, as per the AAC's COVID protocols. We assume that in the future, they'll be back to their usual assignment protocol.
The cabins are primitive and bunk-style. You'll have a place to lay down your sleeping mat and bag, and to hang up and store a few things. There are outlets where you can charge your phones - but there isn't really cell phone service here.
Some of the larger cabins have toilets and showers. If you're assigned a spot in a smaller cabin, you'll have access to the communal facilities.
You'll often see wildlife roaming through the Ranch, so keep your eyes peeled! In the fall, you can hear elk bugle all night long.
One of the best features of the Climber's Ranch is the community cook shelter, where you're sure to make friends!
Gather 'round and enjoy your dinner while you exchange stories with the campers and staff that hang out here after a long day on trail.
Before you leave, take a glimpse in the Ranch library, where you'll find resources to help you make the most of your trip to the park.
The AAC often hosts special guests, speakers, and legends of the outdoors, so ask about any events happening when you check in, too!
To learn more, visit the
American Alpine Club website right here. Address: Grand Teton Climbers Ranch - American Alpine Club, 314 Climbers Ranch Road, Moose, WY 83012, USA