National Register of Historic Places

Bar B C Dude Ranch

Grand Teton National Park

Date Added to Register

Monday, April 23, 1990

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The Bar B C Dude Ranch is a historic district consisting of 37 resources: a lodge, cabins, a dining hall, service/laundry buildings, barns, and corrals on the western banks of the Snake River above Moose, Wyoming. The district buildings, constructed in 1912, all are built in a style referred to as dude ranch vernacular characterized by log construction. The historic district is significant because as a dude ranch it helped define and set the standards for the local Jackson Hole industry. It is also important because it was built and operated by Struthers Burt, a local author and industry leader of dude ranching. Along with Horace Carncross, Burt operated the ranch as a guest facility until Burt's and later Carncross' retirement. It was then operated by the Corse family until after World War II when the ranch buildings became summer rental cabins.

Department of State Parks & Cultural Resources