When you are in Jackson Hole also known as “The last of the old west” there are many different things to do, but nothing gives you that old west feeling quite like a chuck wagon dinner. While you may not have time to travel to or work at a ranch while on vacation, you can certainly get the feel of what that is like with a night at Bar T 5. With a ride in Horse drawn covered wagons into Cache Creek Canyon, a Dutch oven dinner, and an old fashioned western show with music and more you will definitely be in a western Mood afterwards.
What separates Bar T 5 from the other chuck wagon style dinners in Jackson is that you get to ride on a horse drawn covered wagon to your dinner location. When you arrive you will check in with the office staff and can shop the trading post as you are surrounded by historic cabins. Shortly thereafter you will hop into one of the horse drawn cabins and begin the two mile ride into cache creek canyon.
On your ride, the wrangler that is driving will serve as your guide answering any questions you may have about the horses, Bar T 5 and the area in general, they may even have a song for you if you’re lucky. The ride ends with the aroma of a delicious dinner awaiting as the wagons are circled.
The Chuckwagon Dinner
The dinner bells are rung and guests are invited to start heading through the chow line. The food is served up cowboy style, right out of the Dutch oven where it was cooked in. Generous helpings are served up by the wranglers. Seconds are offered to the brave souls capable of finishing their plate. On the menu is a house salad, Bar T 5 signature baked beans, slow cooked Dutch oven BBQ chicken, tender roast beef with homemade gravy, corn on the cob, rolls and a Blondie brownie. To drink; lemonade, water, coffee and hot chocolate are available.
The Western Show
Around the time that dinner is wrapping up, the local mountain man, Buckskin, shows up and may protect your precious dessert from pesky outlaws in the area as well as greet everyone. Afterwards, as is tradition, the Bar T 5 Band takes the stage and starts playing fantastic western music, similar to how it would be played surrounding a campfire in the old west. Guests may be invited on stage for some fun and laughs. After the show the evening ends with another ride back down the canyon in the covered wagon.
Bar T 5 Chuckwagon dinners are available for reservations from mid-may through the end of September with 2 shows a day Monday through Saturday. The season is split into two with show check in times being at 4:45pm and 6pm through August 24th and then 4:15pm and 5:30pm for the remainder of the season. Price for the shows is $49 for adults and $41 for children age 5-12, toddlers & infants 4 years old and under are free!
Bar T 5 Chuckwagon dinners are fun for the whole family and sure to bring a smile to everyone’s faces. Visit their website for reservations and more information.