which also prevents light pollution. Water is pumped up to a holding tank and gravity fed to the cabins. And most appliances on the ranch are Green Star Energy approved where possible. There are also plans in the future to replace hot water heaters with on demand heaters.
‘With only a handful of log cabins, there is an intimate ambiance at Flat Creek Ranch. Known for its incredible fishing, kayaking and horseback riding experiences. Off the grid gives you a chance to unplug.’
Kiwano Gift On Booking: Free guided hike the ‘Sleeping Indian’ and a welcome pack with local goodies.
From $800 USD per night (incl. all meals, drinks, transfers, activities)
Horseback riding, fly-fishing, hiking
Off-the-grid with a chance to unplug
Bald eagles, moose & deer spotting
Solar power for 95% of energy use
Local, organic, home-made food
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‘Don’t forget your bathing suit! The cedar soaks tub, creekside sauna, and lake plunge can’t be missed.’
There is no better way to experience the wilderness than two nights at the Gros Ventre wilderness camp which can be added to any ranch stay. Their expert guides will lead you on trails seldom seen.
The surrounding country is breathtaking whether you choose to explore on horseback or hiking.
Finishing your day of activities with a campfire and a starlight sky as you’ve never seen before.
There are five comfortable log cabins to choose from, all with a rustic luxury charm. Handpicked art and pristine views make each renovated cabin a unique experience. While awaiting meals, guests lounge on the front porch overlooking the lake.
Spacious sitting rooms, great for groups
Private decks with stunning views for star watching at night
Traditional claw foot tubs
Wood burning stoves for chilly evenings
Meet your Host
Meet Shelby and her husband Trey, owners at Flat Creek Ranch. Shelby is an adventure seeker, whether it is teaching skiing or horse riding she lives for the great outdoors.
Built-in 1920 these cabins have been carefully restored. Solar panels were installed to provide clean energy. Nothing much has changed here since the first people laid their eyes on the area and that is truly unique.
‘With horseback riding and fantastic hiking for guests to enjoy. Our foot and hoof activities are perfect for people to be immersed in the wilderness’.
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Need to Know
Flat Creek Ranch is proud to be off the grid, which means WiFi free. Unplug and reconnect is their ethos.
Even though the ranch is just 15 miles from Jackson, it is a 1.5 hour drive.
If you’d like to have cocktails, be sure to bring your favourite bottle and have access to the whole ‘whiskey bar’.
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Flat Creek Ranch is located in Jackson, Wyoming, USA and it is surrounded on all sides by the Bridger-Teton National Forest and the Gros Ventre Wilderness Area. Although the ranch is located in Jackson, it’s off the beaten path which gives it its tranquil atmosphere and it’s 15 miles from the nearest town.
How To Get There
There are many direct flights to Jackson WY. The distance from airport: Jackson Hole Airport, 1hr 20 min drive (39km).
To limit traffic, the ranch provides transportation to and from Jackson at designated pick-up times. This can be from a hotel, airport or rental car drop off. Guests can drive themselves but plan on going slow and taking 1.5 hours.
As part of what we do here at Kiwano we advise hotels that don’t meet the criteria on how they can reach the renowned Kiwano seal of approval, sharing knowledge; working tirelessly to get more hotels inspired to join the green movement.
EnergyThe ranch is 100% off the grid with 95% of the power coming from its solar powered system with a propane generator as a backup. All lights are LED and only solar lights are used for exterior lighting...
WaterAll of the water used by the ranch is sourced from a spring and the creek on the property, as well as for irrigation and watering of the grounds. There is no over flow of water, nor waste of unused...Read More >>
pumped water, any excess water returns straight to the creek. There is a filtration system which includes a UV light for purification and all sinks all have aeration filters to reduce water consumption.
WasteFlat Creek Ranch is a member of RRR of Jackson, they recycle 100% of all the recyclable materials used and they have a 40% recycling rate of their total waste. There are no single use water bottles...Read More >>
at the ranch to minimise the use of plastic. In terms of food waste, they are unable to compost food waste due to a large number of predatory animals in the area, instead the food waste is fed to a 4-H Hog.
ConservationFlat Creek Ranch have provided assistance to local college biology projects, masters programs and extensive water testing on the property. They are also members of the Jackson Hole Land...Read More >>
Trust who protect the land for generations across Northwest Wyoming.
FoodThere is an on-site kitchen garden that supplies most of the greens for the season which is pesticide free and proteins for meals (including beef, lamb, pork, trout, chicken and bison) are...Read More >>
sourced from local ranches and farms. Every year, the ranch aims to have 50% of all purchases within a 500-mile radius, which they were able to accomplish in both 2017 and 2018.
Engage GuestsAll guests take apart in a general orientation meeting to give them a background about the ranch and its sustainability practices, this includes everything from staying on the trails to prevent...Read More >>
damage to native plants, to pointing out where recycling is located, to turning off lights when they leave their cabins. Guides accompany guests on trail rides, hikes and fishing adventures, always informing them about the natural environment that surrounds them. Guests are also gifted reusable water bottles when they arrive. There is no TV or Wi-Fi, and there is a limited cell service at the ranch, this is to encourage guests to unplug and reconnect with nature.
ArchitectureMost of the buildings on the ranch were built between 1921-1927 and are original log cabins, with the logs sourced from the property site (local materials). The ranch was completely refurbished...Read More >>
between 1997-2001 with all new materials are low VOC (volatile organic compounds) rugs, carpet, flooring, paint.
HousekeepingThe cleaning supplies at Flat Creek Ranch are low toxic, septic safe, ECOS Pro Earth Friendly products are used for cleaning and are bought in bulk whenever possible to reduce transport...Read More >>
needs. Guest soap is made locally, and the shampoo, conditioner and lotions are environmentally friendly, and they are dispensed into refillable bottles. Also, sheets and towels are only changed during stays upon request.
Kiwano BonusFlat Creek Ranch provides transportation to and from the ranch to help reduce the number of cars on the road and they also have staff carpool to the ranch.
"Beautiful ranch in breathtaking setting"
We absolutely loved this ranch and plan a return visit when time allows. The vistas from this ranch are incredible. We stayed in the original Countess cabin which was extremely comfortable. It has a wood burning stove which was ready to go for us each morning and evening when needed.
Even if all you did was hang out and enjoy the amazing environment, people and food, it would be enough. But hiking, fly fishing, and horse back riding give you plenty of activity. The highlight for me was hiking the Sleeping Indian, an amazing experience! We'll be back.
An amazing sanctuary! Trey,Shelby and the entire team are amazing people. The atmosphere is beyond anything I ever imagined. Thank you all for a spiritual journey. Our trip was good for our souls! From the moment we were picked up at the airport, we felt welcomed! This place is magical and the staff and others guests were made to feel like family! Heavenly!
"When do I get to go back!"
Stunning beauty, excellent company, delicious food and lots of adventure. Highly recommend a visit.
Great food, completely quite and relaxing, small, personal, knowledgeable staff, nice cabins, I will go back.
Reed T, TripAdvisor
This is a wonderful place and the people and the accommodations are the best. We were blessed to stay in the Sissy cabin overlooking the lake and Flat Creek. The trail ride was exceptional with excellent rock footed horses and beautiful scenery.
Donnie, Facebook Reviews
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