ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES are not included in our base rate, nor are we licensed to sell them. Please bring along wine, beer, and/or spirits, and we will stow them safely for your consumption during your stay.  (In cans if possible, better for local recycling rules.) There are excellent purveyors of wine and spirits in Jackson Hole.  Pinedale has a good selection of spirits, and it is also the home of the Wind River Brewing Co.  Please inquire for guidance.  


  • Layered clothing, as the weather is quite variable, including warm layers. Nighttime temperatures are often below freezing, and mornings can be brisk.

  • Sunscreen, a hat, long sleeves, and sunglasses.

  • Light rain gear; we have slickers for riding.

  • Sturdy shoes for hiking.  Cowboy boots are typically preferred for riding, though not necessary.

  • Activity-appropriate gear as needed: jeans, a riding helmet for proper fit, binoculars, fishing gear and flies (see fishing page).

  • Fishing licenses are required for all fishing on public and private lands, and must be purchased prior to your arrival at the Darwin Ranch.

  • Medications.  We have a well stocked First Aid cupboard and a well-trained staff.  

  • A Headlamp is a good idea, though we do provide portable solar lanterns in each cabin.

  • The ranch provides bear spray.