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.
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.
Make a genuine connection with a simpler time as the quiet power of the team pulls your sleigh out onto the trail.
Treat Yourself to This Unique Experience
What a marvelous morning floating down the Snake River in a beautiful mahagony boat masterfully guided by Ned! We met our guides early, which allowed us to be among the first on the river affording us the best opportunity to see more bald eagles than we could count and amazing view of the Tetons at sunrise. The chilly temperatures did not bother us as we were given warm wool blankets to sit on and wrap around ourselves.
Our peaceful and relaxing trip lasted about an hour and a half before we left the comfort of our blankets for a short walk to breakfast on shore at thoughtfully constructed teepee camp, with a must see to believe luxurious outhouse. We were greated by a fireside spread that would have rivaled any four star hotel.
Wildflower boquets abounded around a spread of fruit, homemade jams, cheese spread and breads (even a gluten free selection), smoked trout and salmon, plus elk sausage all prepared by Carmalee. We found conversation welcome and easy while we ate and sipped our hot chocolate, coffee and tea. Easily one of our most favorite experiences and one we will likely repeat on our next trip to Jackson.
The most magical Christmas Eve ever!
Almost a year ago, I came across this company while researching our Jackson Hole ski vacation. Since we were going to be gone over Christmas, I really wanted to do something special. I fell in love with the idea of a snowy sleigh ride Christmas Eve dinner. I called in March to book, hoping that the 24th was available, and I lucked out. I tell you this because if you want to do this (and you should definitely do this) it books up well in advance.
Dutch was amazing, he helped us picked dinner selections and then cooked everything to perfection. I highly recommend the Black Cod - so delicious. The camp is quaint, magical and the dinner is fantastic. The tent/tipi atmosphere makes you feel like you’re in a scene straight out of Harry Potter. 5-star treatment all around from the most amazing staff. Carol let our girls have extra time with the horses (they helped brush them and put them away), Carrie made and served a great dinner and Ned was a fantastic guide. Some of the nicest people I’ve ever met. I’ve never experienced anything like this and it was worth every cent. Thank you JH Vintage Adventures, you made our Christmas Eve just as magical as I had hoped!
Luxury Tipi Camp,
Jackson Hole Vintage Adventures hosts visitors at Tipi Camp, a collection of tipis made of wooden poles and canvas, as were the camps of native people and mountain men of a bygone era. Summer and winter adventures are at our riverfront Tipi Camp, which provides a cool, shady summer hideaway and a warm, snug winter refuge. It creates lasting memories for our guests amid a cottonwood grove near the Snake River. The camp’s kitchen serves tasty meals to complement our guests’ journey. We give our visitors the particular attention they deserve on each excursion since each departure is private.
Vintage Wooden Boats
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.
Vintage Horse Drawn Sleighs
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.
A Storied History
This lifetime of guiding and outfitting, in both summer and winter, is now called Jackson Hole Vintage Adventures. Summer visitors to camp now learn of the winter adventures and come back to see what happens in the other season. Same for our winter visitors. It is very rewarding to see our guests continue to return and bring friends along as well.Learn More