Quaint rural towns with big hearts and serene settings for outdoor recreation.
Jackson might be a famous hub of activity, but the vibrance of Wyoming doesn't stop there. On the fringes of the Valley, several neighborhoods boast a diversity of culture, fun events, and friendly atmosphere that attract residents to their little communities veiled in serenity from Dubois to Pinedale, Moran, and Cody.
Even before the founding of Pinedale and Dubois, tourists would—in the late 1800s—enjoy horse pack trips, fishing, and hunting in the beautiful Wind River Mountains. Moran was historically popular with outdoor enthusiasts, while Cody was founded in high expectations of its development possibilities—rich soil, grand scenery, hunting, and proximity to Yellowstone National Park.
While affluent, Other Wyoming boasts a very affordable array of housing options while still immersing you in recreational charm and exotic views. From waterfront mansions in Dubois to sprawling land tracts and well-maintained ranches in Pinedale to single-family condominiums in Cody, state-of-the-art homes, and horse properties with endless outdoor activities such as four-wheeling, hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and more.
• Historic Museum of the Mountain Man
• Backpacking trip to Cirque of the Towers in the Wind River range
• Outdoor fun, warm springs, great restaurants, easy access to town
With ample space to roam, young families seeking the perfect place to raise their kids find themselves drawn to this region. In Wyoming, you’ll find great outdoor options to find leisure with the kids or your friends and friendly neighbors who adore the serenity of their secluded towns just as much as you do.
Immerse yourself in the rustic charm of the region and find several lodging establishments, classy eateries, and downtown shopping opportunities. You also have nothing to worry about when it comes to health and relaxation. There are medical clinics, town parks, and, most importantly, loads of recreational facilities.
With an abundance of grocery stores, classy restaurants, gift shops, and more, Wyoming is a cozy haven for shopping and dining.
Enter the warm, wood-hued setting of Trapper Grill for a hearty serving of burgers and fries, wings with barbecue sauce, and chimichangas. The kids will absolutely love the vanilla ice cream sundae while you pair your meal with a local draft beer.
Craving salsa and chips or steak à la Mexicana complete with a glass of piña colada? Los Cabos is the perfect place for you.
At Fat Racks BBQ, enjoy an array of smoked meat barbecues and coleslaw. Make a stop at Cowboy Cafe for a cup of coffee and a country-fried steak platter or a roast beef sandwich.
Catch a dose of adventure at Togwotee Mountain Lodge—from horseback trips into the pristine wilderness of America's West, where you'll mingle with elk, deer, moose, and other wildlife as you ride your horse toward the Bridger-Teton National Forest, to hiking across the wide-open glades just outside of Yellowstone National Park, and more.
Immerse yourself in wilderness education as you go on expeditions with your class at NOLS, discover more about wilderness medicine, and take risk management training.
Want to camp with friends, sail, kayak across beautiful waters, or spot aquatic wildlife? The stunning Fremont Lake is the place to go. This natural area offers easy access to outdoor activities—a focal point for popular annual events such as the Sailing Regatta and Big Fish Ice Derby.
Tour the Wind River Wild Horse Sanctuary to learn about Native American culture, the history of wild horses and North America, and an idea of what life's like working on a ranch.
Wyoming is home to a number of excellent schools. Top educational opportunities include:
• Eastside Elementary School
• Pinedale Elementary School
• Pinedale High School
• Jackson Hole High School
• Glenn Livingston School
• Central Wyoming College
Carol Linton has been a Wyoming resident and property owner since 1980. Her passion for real estate, interior design, and architecture has contributed to her enormously successful career.Let's Connect