The members of the Garnick family are cowboys in the best sense of the word. They truly live that western lifestyle and have a talent at representing their cowboy culture to others. Sincere, hardworking, and personable, the family members are ideal cowboy ambassadors. Beyond that they are wild, fun, musical and there are MANY of them. A family of actors, artists, musicians and passionate personalities, they have grown up embracing both the world of entertainment and the preserving their cowboy heritage.
Dude ranching has been a part of the Garnick family heritage for four generations; Bill and Billie at 94 and 99 still make every cookout and have stories of the good ol’ days when dude ranching just started in the Rocky Mountains. Things have changed a little, but this is still the real west.
Vicki Garnick - Owner/Operator
“As I was sitting one day by the Wind River, I looked up toward the sky, hearing the sounds of nature, I felt the ground beneath me, and I thought to myself, all those books I read, those self-help tapes I have- they are but mere imitations to the healing I am receiving right now. To sit very still, absorb the air, sounds, earth, flowers, rocks and animals, this is true healing. Nature heals us, and this is why this ranch experience is important for me to share with family and friends. In these days we rush through life, wondering why we are unhappy, when the answer lies in the beauty around and inside us.”
Bill and Billie Garnick
Bill still recalls his favorite horse, Cinrag, and his love of horses and cowboy-ing passed down through the generations. They never miss a cookout or a chance to tell stories about the good ol’ days of western life.
Jim has been a part of the Triangle C Family since we can remember. A fourth generation Wyomingite, his family homesteaded the Teton Valley. Jim is a jack-of-all trades at the ranch, and runs everything from the reservation lines, water lines to the pack strings. Jim has a strong cowboy heritage and is proud to be living the dream.
The eldest of the 8, Vanessa is a wildlife naturalist, TV host and producer. With series on Discovery Channel and Animal Planet, she loves adventure and travel-has even guided trips across the globe. She lives with her cameraman husband Nel in Panama, where they create environmental documentaries.
Jessica Camilla O’neal
Jessica is a singer/songwriter and collector of vintage cowboy boots. Jessi ropes and rides, and in Dubois Wyoming with her Indian/cowboy husband Rocky. The sister with the quickest wit, she is always up for a good hard laugh, no matter at whose expense! She provides the musical entertainment and the love of horse knowledge to the ranch. She also has a PHD (Post Hole Digger).
Savanna is the rock of the family. Dependable, organized and sweet, she trains horses, fiddles and yodels, and is now trying her luck as an actress in Nashville, TN and runs marathons on her free time. Savanna returns to the Ranch in the summers to ride her horse Dunoir.
Now a year round resident, Scott guides the snow-coach tours in the winter and helps run the Ranch in the summer. Rachael and Scott live in Jackson with their two little kids, age 1 month and 4 years.
“I love nature, and have grown to love it more and more as I share it with my children. I think the Ranch life is the most healthy and happy way to grow up- where you can be a child, at any age.”
Creed is a bull rider and Julliard graduate in the drama department. He has spent the last four years split between summers in Wyoming and winters in the Concrete Jungle. Creed has a deep love for the wild and the adventure it brings.
Still a little musical cowboy- Golden balances his violin, skiing, and 4-H steers somehow with high school, homework and girls. Golden is learning the ropes as a wrangler, and always joins in on the teen programs.
“The ranch is the best. I always like to be there with my brothers and sisters. We have so much fun just hanging out at the corrals. Every year I can’t wait for summer to go back to the Ranch”
“I like to meet all the new people who come. I have met such cool friends from all over the world. It is pretty cool that they want to learn about cowboys and ranch life.”