The wooden boats you see in use on the Snake River were born on the banks of the McKenzie River in Oregon in the 1940’s. Over time, the design migrated east to the great rivers of the intermountain west. Nowadays, you may find these boats built out of plastic, fiberglass or aluminum, but none of those carry the warmth and soul of an authentic hand-built wooden boat. Our fleet is comprised of a variety of boats, all hand-built and meticulously maintained by our guides who take pride in preserving these beautiful vessels.
Experience the gentle calm and tranquility of winter in this area that is home wildlife such as moose, elk, deer, river otter, eagles, trumpeter swans and more. The Jackson Hole Vintage Adventures guides are well versed in the ecology of the area and are passionate about sharing their love of the valley with their guests.
Our vintage wooden sleighs are made of locally sourced wood and are hand-built using the techniques of old world craftsmanship. The magnificent team of Belgian draft horses that pull the sleighs are amish-bred gentle giants. Long ago, in Jackson Hole, life depended on a well kept team of horses for travel, subsistence and survival. Make a genuine connection with a simpler time as the quiet power of the team pulls your sleigh out onto the trail.