Warm Valley Lodge is the realized dream of a group of citizens who wanted to provide a place for their elder neighbors to live well — a new home for the time when managing their own home was no longer an option. It is still managed and staffed locally, owned independently and operated as a nonprofit.
We are committed to providing both aging individuals and their caring families (and others who need short-term assistance during a particularly challenging time) with a safe and highly satisfactory environment for independent, but assisted, living.
We do accept Medicaid residents if applicants have already signed up with Medicaid before applying to Warm Valley Lodge.
- three excellent meals a day
- 24/7 snacks
- laundry service
- medication management
- regular engaging activities
- easy access to outdoor exercise
- beautiful mountain views
- regular visits to our property by deer, elk, geese and other waterfowl, and even sometimes bighorn sheep
Mountain Beauty All Around
Located right along the Wind River, 80 miles from Jackson and the entrance to Yellowstone, Park, Warm Valley Lodge offers many opportunities for recreation, community involvement, or just the enjoyment of peaceful solitude for those of us who call Dubois home.
The mesa that overlooks Dubois is the jumping off point for our mountain bike trail, offering panoramic views of the mountains and badlands that surround the town. We are eighty miles from any other town or city, with thousands of acres of nature to explore and abundant wildlife to enjoy. Driving tours of the area in our minivan are among our regular activities for residents.
Our backyard is on the river. There are paved walking paths lined with willows which leads you to “Pete’s Pond” where you can sit and enjoy the waterfowl or go fishing.
The community features:
- a public golf course,
- the National Military Vehicle Museum
- art galleries
- National Bighorn Sheep Center
- a fantastic local museum with historical items from the days of logging, Sheep Eater Native Americans, petroglyphs, pioneers and cattlemen.
Why Choose Warm Valley Lodge?
It feels like home, not like an institution. We are a small facility with 25 beds, with a family atmosphere and one or two bedroom units each for one or two people. We also have furnished respite rooms for “short stay” guests, medically qualifying non-residents who add to our community while recovering from surgery or staying for a “test run” of assisted living before they commit to permanent residency. (These guests receive the same services as long-term residents.)
Our caregivers are truly committed to caring and giving. The staff are all members of our local community who care for Warm Valley’s residents as if they were their own family members.
Quality medical care is close and accessible. Warm Valley Lodge is situated right next door to a medical clinic, a physical therapy group, and a fitness center. Dubois has two medical clinics, a volunteer fire department, EMTs, ambulance service and two life-flight air services for rapid access to area hospitals. The helipad and the clinic are only yards away from our front door. No Warm Valley Lodge resident has ever suffered an adverse outcome due to lack of immediate top-quality medical care.
We believe in keeping busy and engaged! Our in-house physical fitness activities are more passive than a workout at the gym, but certified instructor comes three days a week with a senior program of exercise.
We look forward to returning as soon as possible to our regular activities, which include a Friday night Happy Hour, which (before the pandemic) was open to the public and often hosted by organizations, businesses and individuals within Dubois. We are eager to reopen this event!
We like to play bingo every Tuesday afternoon to which the public is invited. We also encourage residents to participate in organizations and events in Dubois when this becomes possible. Our regular arts and crafts program offers residents a way to express themselves creatively, and some of us enjoy a weekly reading session during which we share books of interest to all.
Our town center with restaurants and shopping is less than a mile away – a good walk or bicycle ride for the physically fit. You may have your own vehicle here. If you have had to stop driving, a senior bus will pick you up at the door. We also have a facility car to take you to appointments in town.
The many churches in town welcome newcomers, and we offer a church service in our Lodgepole Room on Sunday afternoons.