2 Bedroom With Mountain View And River View. Private River Access
Martin and Kathrin Stucki
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About Martin and Kathrin Stucki
Run by a Swiss-American family.
Martin and Kathrin Stucki purchased this Cabin in 2012
Why Martin and Kathrin Stucki chose Dubois
For the love of the mountains, the forest, the river and the wildlife.
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Our stay was great overall! We stayed in the big house with our other family members staying in the Bear cabin. A couple things to be aware of - the stairs to the loft are more like a ladder, so fine if you have young people but not great if you have those over about 55. The only other complaint we had was the distance to the parks was greatly underestimated. It is at least an hour to Tetons and more like 90 min to Yellowstone. However, the home was beautiful, we had plenty of things to do on the property including the rental of the ATVs, walking, fishing and even just playing alongside the stream. It was great they supplied bear spray for the times we went out hiking. It was a good location from Dubois being about 10 minutes so you could easily grab groceries. Overall, we would stay there again, but the "stairs" to the loft and two beds with no walls makes it a challenge for anyone who wants to sleep in / anyone who snores. The feedback from my family who stayed in the smaller cabin was just the size of the bedrooms was small, but they really just slept there and put their bags in the hallway, so it wasn't a huge deal as most of the time we spent together in the big cabin or out hiking / fishing / etc.
We stayed at the Grizzly cabin. It was clean and perfect size. We stayed with our three girls 6,3 and 2. We had a great time exploring and visiting the national parks and sight seeing! You have to drive a little bit to get places but worth every penny! Elizabeth was amazing and helped us with any questions we had! Over all a great family friendly place to stay with tons to do! Thank you all for the great experience!
Everything we hoped for...
We had a great stay at Big Diamond Ranch! We were within driving distance to Yellowstone, the Grand Tetons and Jackson Hole. We highly recommend renting ATV’s from the ranch. We had so much fun exploring the area which is every bit as beautiful as the big (and crowded) parks! Downtown Dubois was a nice experience too!
Beautiful Cabin with convienient location for Grand Tetons and Yellowstone
We had an awesome time staying in the Grizzly Cub cabin at Big Diamond Ranch. We stayed here because of the location and beauty that surrounded us. We made day trips to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks and also took advantage of the fun activities that Dubois has to offer. It was great to have a full kitchen with all of the supplies to make our own meals and cook over the open fire. Our boys swam in the Wind River that runs right through the property, and we loved the cool mountain mornings drinking our coffee. We took walks all over the property and enjoyed visiting Arthur the mule. Would love to stay here in the winter months for snowmobiling. Thank you for giving our family such cherished memories.
The perfect getaway for our family!
Big Diamond Ranch exceeded our expectations! The cabin was the perfect fit for our family and was stocked with everything we needed. It was modern, clean, and comfortable. We also were thrilled with the privacy and peace and quiet. We spent a couple of days just enjoying the beautiful property! My boys loved fishing the Wind River and we girls loved walking around and watching the prairie dogs and the deer that walked right by our cabin. Big Diamond Ranch is exactly what we’ve been looking for in a vacation getaway for years and we finally found it! We couldn’t recommend it more!!! Thank you so much for making our stay exactly what we needed!
Very Clean and enjoyable stay in Dubois.
Hosts provided many great recommendations.
Property manager very accessible and helpful throughout.
Would stay here again!
The mountain-hemmed town of Dubois and the Upper Wind River Valley that surrounds it are only about an hour’s drive from Jackson Hole, but they’re a world away. The area is one of the most spectacularly scenic — and still relatively undiscovered — vacation destinations in the Northern Rockies.
The town and its outlying hay meadows and cattle ranches are bordered by several million acres of National Forest, more than half of which are protected as wilderness areas.
Spectacular Wild Country
To the east of town are the dramatic redrock canyons and colorful rock formations of the Dubois Badlands. To the southwest loom the rugged peaks and glacial lakes of the Wind River Range. To the North rise the pine-clad slopes and alpine meadows of the Absaroka Range. And rolling away to the southeast are the sagebrush hills and high plains of the vast Wind River Indian Reservation, home to the Northern Arapahoe and Eastern Shoshone tribes.
The valley abounds with wildlife. Nearby Whiskey Mountain supports the largest herd of Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep in North America. Other big-game animals and rare species thrive in the wild country that surrounds Dubois: moose, elk, antelope, deer, mountain lion, bald and golden eagle, grizzly and black bear. Area streams and lakes teem with an impressive array of game fish, including rainbow, lake, brook, cutthroat, golden and brown trout, grayling and mountain whitefish.
Lots To Do in Town
Although outdoor adventures are the area’s specialty, there’s lots to do in town as well.
The National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Center, opened a few years back, has already become a major visitor attraction. The center houses a number of impressive exhibits on bighorn sheep biology and successful herd management methods used at Whiskey Mountain. Next door, the Dubois Museum’s exhibits link the valley’s ethnic, social, cultural, and work history with its archaeology, geology, and natural history.
Dubois shops sell everything from cowboy boots and fly-fishing gear to handsome coffee-table books and upscale gifts. A tour of town shops reveals fine silver jewelry, crafts by Native American tribes, high-quality Western-theme gifts, and crafts by local artists.
Off the Beaten Path
Dubois is a busy place in the summer, but the solitude and natural splendor of the badlands and mountains are only minutes away. Miles of scenic unpaved roads take visitors in vehicles or on mountain bikes deep into the back country, and dozens of trail heads lead to a network of well-maintained hiking and horse trails.
Southwest of Dubois is Union Pass, said to be the only place in the country where three river sources flow in different directions: streams born on the pass eventually join the Columbia, Mississippi, and Colorado rivers. Union Pass is accessible to four-wheel-drive vehicles during the summer months and early fall.
Southeast of town is Whiskey Mountain with its resident bighorn sheep herd and a major trail head that serves as the jumping-off point for hikes and horse pack trips into the Fitzpatrick Wilderness. The bumpy dirt road that leads to the trail head makes for slow going, but sharp-eyed travelers can spot ancient petroglyphs carved into rock faces along the way.
For those who really want to get away from it all, a number of local outfitters offer guided fishing and pack horse trips into nearby wilderness areas.
Summer Activities & Events
Dubois bustles with activities and events nearly every night of the week in the summer. Lectures and demonstrations by the Dubois Museum, the National Forest Service, and the Bighorn Sheep Center will be given at the fire circle in the Dubois Town Park. Topics include: history, geology, camp cooking, fishing, wildlife, breaking wild horses, berry picking, and other general interest subjects. Gather beforehand at the Sheep Center and take the short walk to the park.
Story by Nancy Debevoise. Published in Mountain Country visitors’ guide