Lodge History

Rancho Alegre Lodge is rich in history, built in 1951 from the design of a New Jersey architect, William Thompson. The original 1,800
square foot home was built for a prominent Wyoming family, the Hufsmith Family and the house sits on Hufsmith Hill. The Hufsmith
family occupied the house until 1958.

Nearly three decades passed before the home reached the hands of a Dutchman and a New England lady. The two envisioned the Hufsmith family home into the Rancho Alegre Lodge we know today. They purchased the property in 1981 and began remodeling the 1,800 square foot original home to a 10,000 square foot lodge. In 1988 they opened the doors of Rancho Alegre Lodge to the public and operated the property as a bed and breakfast.

Frank Reilly and brother, Tom had an interest in Jackson Hole, mainly for the unsurpassed powder that Jackson Hole’s ski seasons offer. The two shared a cabin in the town of Jackson and spent as much time as they could in the valley. After spending several holidays in the valley Frank fell upon the Rancho Alegre Lodge property in 1994.

Frank decided the best way to know a place was to experience it, so he checked into the lodge as a guest, for a month. Immediately, he fell in love with the property and the house. Shortly thereafter he became the proud owner of Rancho Alegre Lodge.

Since July 1995, many guests have come to Rancho Alegre Lodge to experience all that Jackson Hole has to offer. There is no better way to enjoy this valley than to experience it from a hill-top with awe inspiring 360 degree mountain views and the comforts and charm of this gracious home.