GTCR Frequently Asked Questions


When will the Grand Teton Climbers' Ranch (GTCR) be open during the 2019 season?

Opening day for the GTCR will be June 8th, 2019, with a pending closing date of September 13th, 2019.

What are the office hours of operation?

The office will be open 7 days a week from: 8am - 8pm

If you arrive outside of office hours, your cabin assignment will be listed on a whiteboard on the office door.

Is the Climbers' Ranch located inside Grand Teton National Park?

Yes, the Climbers' Ranch is located inside the park, 5 miles north of the Moose entrance station and a fee is charged. More info about Park fees available here.

How much does it cost to stay at the Climbers' Ranch?

The cost is $17.28 a night for members and $27 a night for non-members.

How can I cancel my reservation?

Please email the Ranch stating you want to cancel your reservation.  Please be sure to include your confirmation ID in the email.  

What is the cancellation policy?

100%  refund if notice is received more than 30 days in advance of arrival date. 50% refund if cancellation notice is received between 7 and 30 days of arrival date. No refund if cancellation notice is received within 7 days of arrival date. 

Is Smoking permitted on the property?

No. Smoking is prohibited in all indoor and outdoor spaces at the Climbers' Ranch. If you need to smoke you must walk down the entrance road away from the Ranch and properly dispose of any waste associated with smoking.

What kind of precautions should I take with regard to bears?

Because we do have a bear population, we ask that you keep all food and toiletries locked in your car or in one of the bear boxes we have provided.

Is the GTCR only open to American Alpine Club members?

No, the Climbers' Ranch is open to everyone!  AAC members do receive a discounted price.  Depending on your length of stay, becoming a member can quickly pay for itself.

Are pets permitted at the Ranch?

Sorry, no pets are allowed at the Climbers' Ranch. (Service animals are permitted, please contact the Ranch Manager beforehand to make arrangements if you have a dog that is individually trained to perform tasks to assist with a disability)

What are the "Rustic Bunkhouse Accommodations" like?

The Climbers' Ranch offers primitive, co-ed dormitory-style lodging in a communal setting.  Guests are housed in open, one room cabins with other guests, sleeping on wooden bunks wide enough to accommodate one sleeping bag and gear or two-sleeping bags snugly. The cabins do not have either heat or air-conditioning.

Guests must provide their own sleeping pad and bedding (sleeping bag)!

All guests share a men's and women's bathhouse offering showers, sinks and toilets.  A communal cook-shelter is provided where guests can set up their cooking stoves and enjoy the fellowship of the climbing community.

Can I rent a cabin?

No. The Climbers' Ranch rents bunks in a dormitory-type setting.

When are quiet hours?

Quiet hours are between 10pm and 7am in the cook-shelter and 9pm to 7am in the cabins.

How many other climbers will be in the cabin with me?

Our cabins vary in size from 4 to 6 to 8 bunks.  It is not possible to request a particular cabin or cabin size since bunks are filled as they become available.

What about children?

The Climbers' Ranch is open to everyone!  Because cabins are one room, open spaces and climbers may be leaving for climbs in the middle of the night, young children and their parents may have difficulty sleeping.

Children are welcome and encouraged to experience the rustic accommodations of the Climbers' Ranch.

What if I share a bunk with my spouse or child?

The Climbers' Ranch charges very low rates, and the rates are applied per person for adults and children regardless of bunk sharing.  Guests are more than welcome to share bunks.

Can I camp in my vehicle or tent and use the facilities?

No. The Climbers' Ranch contract with the park prohibits vehicle or tent camping on Ranch property.  There are several excellent campgrounds nearby.

Are showers available for people who are not staying at the Climbers' Ranch?

Yes, we sell showers to non-staying guests.

Is there a guest kitchen?

No.  Guests must bring their own cook stove for use at the cook-shelter. However, the Climbers' Ranch provides electric hot plates, electric grill tops, a gas grill, and coolers and plastic containers for dry food storage free of charge. The Ranch also sells ice for keeping food items cool. Please call if you have specific questions about provided supplies. 

Is internet access available?

No, there is no public internet available at the Climbers' Ranch. We have, however, boosted cell phone signals, so guests may use their personal cell phones and data plans to access the internet.

Do I need my AAC member card to verify membership once I arrive at the Climbers' Ranch?

Ideally, yes, but staff can verify your active membership by checking the AAC member database if needed.

Does the Climbers' Ranch provide an airport shuttle?

No.  Please plan accordingly.  Taxis are available at the airport and cost approximately $70 each way.