Preserving Grand Teton’s Historic Bar BC Dude Ranch

The historic Bar BC in Grand Teton National Park is the second-oldest and best-known dude ranch in Jackson Hole, and served as an inspiration and a model for the establishment of later dude ranches. Created in 1912, 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 main historic buildings at the Bar BC are in disrepair due to years of vacancy, harsh weather, and limited park resources. Foundation funding will allow Grand Teton to preserve these structures, providing an opportunity for visitors to experience an era that helped define the dude ranching experience in our nation.

Support the Foundation in our effort to ensure this incredible, historic place remains on the landscape for people to enjoy well into the future. Donate today and list “Bar BC” in the comments field or contact Cathy Wikoff at 307-732-0629 or for more information.

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