Forest Service ready to rent Green River Lakes Lodge Green River Lakes Pinedale Buckrail - Jackson Hole, news
Green River Lakes Lodge, formerly the GP Bar Guest Ranch, now available for nightly rental from the Forest Service. (Jonita Sommers)

SUBLETTE COUNTY, WYO – The Bridger-Teton National Forest, Pinedale Ranger District will soon begin accepting reservations for day or overnight accommodations at the Green River Lakes Lodge, a two-bedroom cabin located 50 miles north of Pinedale on the northwest shore of Green River Lake. After overwhelming public support, this lodge has formally been accepted into the US Forest Service’s public cabin rental program…and it is a gem.

The rustic log cabin lodge is set on the lakeshore of the lower Green River Lake with commanding view of Squaretop Mountain right through the living room of this 2-bedroom, 2-bath rental cabin.

The master room has an outstanding view of the lake, a double bed, its own fireplace and its own bathroom. The second bedroom has two twin bunk beds and an attached bathroom.

Can’t beat the view from the lodge window. (Jonita Sommers)

Now renting

On June 23, 2018, the Pinedale District will host an open house at Green River Lakes Lodge from 10am to 3pm for those wishing to view the lodge and facilities. Local members of the Sublette County Historical Society have provided lots of exciting historical information for the lodge, formerly known as the GP Bar Guest Ranch, which will remain on display at the lodge.

The lodge will be available for public rental beginning July 1 through November 15, and December 15 through April 15 each year. The lodge will be closed for maintenance and repairs from November 15 to December 14, and April 16 to June 30 each year. These dates may vary based on the road conditions, weather, or maintenance needs.

The Lodge will be available for day use events such as weddings, family reunions, or meetings for up to 50 guests at one time, or as an overnight rental for smaller groups of up to 12 guests per night.

A fee of $100/night will be charged from July-September, when drinking water, flush toilets, and showers will be available. During the colder parts of the year, a fee of $75/night will be charged as water will not be provided. Through the Recreation Enhancement Act, 95% of proceeds collected from the lodge will be returned to the Bridger-Teton National Forest for maintenance and upkeep of this facility.

On May 14, 2019, the Pinedale District will begin accepting reservations for public rental of the lodge. This lodge will not be posted or reserved on Recreation.Gov until winter 2018. The only way to reserve this cabin for this summer and fall (July 1 – November 15, 2018) will be to call the temporary Green River Lakes Lodge Reservation Line at 307-367-5712. Reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis, and processed in the order received.

The maximum stay limit for each group at the lodge is 7 days. Those wishing to make a reservation will need to leave their name, requested reservation dates, and telephone number. The Pinedale District will return calls in the order they were received. Beginning in the fall of 2018, reservations for December 15 through March 30 will be available through Recreation.Gov.

Furnishings and what you will need to bring 

Beautiful rock fireplace at the lodge. (Jonita Sommers)

The cabin contains two flush toilets and two showers (summer only), propane and wood heat, and furnishings. The master room has a double bed and attached bathroom. The second bedroom has two twin bunk beds and an attached bathroom. A propane refrigerator and cook stove are provided.

Although the cabin has these basic amenities, guests will need to provide their own food, cooking pans, plates, and utensils, sleeping bags, linens, towels, dish soap, matches, first aid kit, toilet paper and garbage bags. Firewood may be available, but it is not guaranteed.

Battery-operated lanterns will be available, however guests are advised to bring additional battery-operated lanterns and flashlights in case of emergency. No propane or liquid-fueled lanterns will be allowed inside the lodge. A cabin rental permit will be provided to each group of renters, which will require all guests to clean the cabin before leaving. Basic cleaning supplies and equipment will be provided.

The Green River Lake Campground, located near the Lodge, provides 35 single-unit campsites and 3 large group campsites, with picnic tables, fire rings, and vault toilets. The group sites within the campground can be reserved through Recreation.Gov. All other campsites in the campground are available on a first-come/first-serve basis.

Please call the Pinedale Ranger District at 307-367-4326 if you have questions regarding the Green River Lake Lodge cabin rental program or Open House. Please call the Green River Lake Lodge – Reservation line at 307-367-5712 for cabin reservations. No reservations will be accepted on the reservation line before May 14, 2018