Here is some helpful CM information to assist you in planning for your trip to the ranch. We are always available to help you in any way, and please do not hesitate to call or email if you have further questions.
Capacity: 50 guests
What to Bring: You will need comfortable clothing suitable for outdoor activities. Bring jeans, shorts, long and short-sleeved shirts, a bathing suit, tennis shoes or hiking shoes, a sweater, sweatshirts or fleece. Dinner is informal. Guests sometimes bring western wear for the square dance and our weekly social gathering Monday night, but formal clothing is certainly not required.
Boots and Hats: Most guests bring their own cowboy boots. If you need to borrow a pair, the hat and boot room is located behind the office. Slip-on cowboy boots with smooth soles and one inch or more heels are required for riding.
Helmets Riding helmets in all sizes are available for loan in the room next to the office. If you borrow a helmet, you may keep it with you all week and bring it back at the end of your stay.
Wi-Fi: We do have wi-fi on the ranch except for the Baker and Hardie House. We ask that you please keep all of your technical devices in your cabins or on your porches. There are two computers and printers in the room adjacent to the office for guest internet use. This is a great place to print your boarding passes if needed.
Cellphone Service: We do have cell phone coverage at the ranch. We ask that you keep them on silent mode.
Laundry: Laundry service is available to you for a fee.
Liquor: BYOB. Dubois has a fine wine shop and other places to purchase liquor.
Dining: For breakfast, there are a few options to choose from each morning; kitchen staff will take your order when you sit down. Lunch is served buffet style – hot or cold options such as sandwiches, salad, and soups. The dinner menu is set and served family-style.
Fishing: You will meet our fishing guide Sunday night at dinner. He’s a wealth of information and, of course, passionate about his guided fishing trips and lessons. You may print your fishing licenses in our computer room or purchase them in Dubois, as we are no longer able to sell them.
Hiking: There are many hikes with varying levels of difficulty surrounding the CM and Dubois. Upon request, you can have a guide accompany you.
Pool and Hot Tub: There is no lifeguard on duty, so children must be supervised. The pool closes each evening at 8pm. Please adhere to the rules posted at the pool.
Extra Costs: The CM provides transportation to the square dance at the historic Rustic Pine Tavern in Dubois on Tuesday nights. The cost for adults is $3.00 and $2.00 for children. We also provide transportation to the Dubois Rodeo on Friday night; the cost is $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for children. For price information on guided fishing trips, please talk to our guide during Sunday night dinner.
The Horses: The CM owns nearly 100 well-trained, beautiful horses and can accommodate all levels of horsemanship. Even the most novice of riders are welcome. Each guest will be assessed and determined fit for riding based on certain physical requirements, including height and weight.
How to Get Here: The closest and most convenient airport is located in Jackson Hole, Wyoming (JAC). Most of the major rental car companies may be found at the Jackson airport. The drive from the airport to the CM is 85 miles.
The CM Ranch is about 60 miles from the south entrance of Yellowstone Park. It is common for the guests to combine a ranch stay with a visit to Yellowstone and Teton National Parks. For accommodations in the parks, call (866)439–7375.
With proximity to both Yellowstone and Jackson Hole, and a selection of both cabins and houses, The CM offers a variety of lodging options suited for couples, families and groups. Click for details, rates, specials and availability.
The friendly environment at the CM creates plenty of fun for all ages. Generations come together through a variety of activities. Children take daily rides with the kiddy wrangler who makes sure they have lots of fun while learning western riding skills. There are also day and pack trips as well as hiking, swimming and guided fishing with our on staff guide. Click for details and schedules.
The tranquility of Jakey’s Fork and majestic scenery of the CM Ranch provide an exquisite setting for weddings. You may choose from several enchanting locations on the ranch to create your own one-of-a-kind ceremony. Consider bringing the whole wedding party for several days of western-style celebration and festivities, or make it a one-day event.