Jackson Hole Float Trips and Sleigh Rides
roviding high end outdoor adventures along the Snake River, Jackson Hole Vintage Adventures preserves the magic of a bygone era. In the summer, we provide float trips down the Snake River in vintage wooden boats. Come winter, we switch gears and provide vintage sleigh rides. The hub for all of our tours is our riverside Tipi Camp, located on the Snake River in Jackson Hole.
Vintage Adventures Tipi Camp
Jackson Hole Vintage Adventures entertains guests at Tipi Camp, a collection of tipis constructed entirely of wooden poles and canvas, as were the camps of native people and mountain men of a bygone era.
ur riverside Tipi Camp is the destination of both our summer and winter adventures. This comfortable camp is well appointed to afford a cool, shady space in the summer and a warm, cozy retreat in the winter. Located in a cottonwood forest along the banks of the Snake River, it’s what helps us create life long memories for our guests. The kitchen at camp provides delicious meals to further enhance ours guests’ adventure.
Each departure is private, allowing us to offer our guests the personal attention that such an experience deserves on every departure.
Jackson Hole Vintage Adventures offers a luxury experience in a beautiful outdoor setting. In the summer months, we float earlier in the morning and later in the evening in order to provide our guests with a pristine adventure, while offering the best opportunities to view wildlife along the way. Our guides have decades of experience on the water and are well versed in the ecology of the Snake River. We pride ourselves on delivering the highest level of customer service while creating lasting memories for our guests.
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.