The Town Of DuboisAssisted Living • Life Celebrated • Independence Respected
Steeped in History and Culture
Dubois, surrounded by mountains, is a community of outdoor enthusiasts
Warm Valley Lodge is perched on the banks of the Wind River, in the town of Dubois which is an “outdoorsy” community. The citizens and visitors enjoy the surroundings by fishing, hiking, boating, hunting, camping, biking and capturing the beauty of the area through art and photography. The community actively seeks out interaction and integration opportunities with the Lodge residents, whether that is Friday night Happy Hour social, weekly Bingo/Bunco games or holiday visits from school groups.
Located in northwest Wyoming, Dubois is one of the truly great western town’s that embodies the pioneering spirit of the old west. With the town’s wooden sidewalks, rustic shops and restaurants and surrounding area’s horse and cattle ranches, it retains an independent spirit of rugged individualism and adventure.
The Town Of Dubois: Nestled between the 12,000-foot peaks of the Absaroka Mountains to the northeast and the mighty Wind River Range to the west, Dubois is a mere 55 miles from the Grand Teton National Park entrance and about 75 miles from Yellowstone National Park.
A river runs through it. The Wind River, to be specific, flows right through our backyard, drawing deer and elk for a street side parade of spectacular wildlife beauty. There’s no big box department stores, traffic jams or stoplights to scare them away. The wildlife residents outnumber the people in these parts. Special driving tours are available into the nearby bighorn sheep range for even more stunning wildlife sightings.
In addition to wildlife viewing, Dubois hosts an active schedule of local events, including concerts, art and photography shows, quilting exhibits, horse and foot races and weekly summer square dances & rodeos.
The Dubois Museum & Wind River Historical Center has multiple exhibits of the area and schedules special guest speakers and tours throughout the year. The exhibits include the archaeology of the Mountain Shoshone that inhabited the valley, the Early homesteaders, the tie hack era and the dude ranch history.
Our town is also the Home of the National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Center that celebrates the herds located in the nearby mountains. The exhibits explain the history of the Native Americans who left their mark in the rock art petroglyphs found near the lakes in the valley, there are also teepee rings and sheep traps to visit.
You can explore the history of the Native Americans who left their mark in the rock art petroglyphs found near the lakes in the valley, there are also teepee rings and sheep traps to visit.
Our main street features some European and cowboy cuisine in the local restaurants.
The shops offer a pleasing mixture of original oil paintings by nationally known artists, Native American arts, silver and beadwork, fly fishing trips and outdoor gear shops, cowboy collectibles, Wyoming wool & leather products, a tannery, books and more. You can see many Dubois Shops right here.
On average, the sun shines more than 300 days a year here. Winters are milder than many other parts of the state, and the Chinook breezes blowing in off the Continental Divide keep temperatures comfortably cool in the summer. This is mountain living at its finest, and we’re not the only ones who think so, as a leading magazines have dubbed Dubois one of America’s “Best Rural Towns” and a “Top 10 Western Towns.”