Established in 1912, the 763-acre Bar BC Dude Ranch is a central element of Jackson Hole’s rich cultural history due to its integral role in the dude ranching movement. Its fame spread far beyond Jackson Hole through the reputation of its colorful owners and clientele that included Ernest Hemingway, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and William Faulkner.
The two largest structures, the Corse and Main cabins, are in poor condition and improvements to both are necessary and time-sensitive. The goal is to create an interpretive district people can visit by foot, boat, horse, or car to enjoy the Bar BC area and better appreciate the dude ranch experience, magnificent location, and historical importance. Preservation of Bar BC will prevent further deterioration and will improve the safety of the area, making it a fun and educational place for visitors to explore.