Solar Eclipse 2017

The August 21st 2017 Solar Eclipse is going to be an exciting event for the greater Jackson Hole area and the Rockin’ M Ranch.

The last total solar eclipse was on February 26, 1979, due to poor weather it was not seen by many. It is predicted that the typical weather patterns of August should lend itself to good viewing. Luckily our region lies within the centerline of a total eclipse. The Rockin’ M sits on the southern portion of the centerline and we are predicted to have the partial eclipse start at 10:16 a.m. and the total eclipse start at 11:35:17 a.m. and last for 33 seconds. A short drive North (30-50 minutes) along Palisades Lake or Northeast towards Jackson could extend the total eclipse time closer to 2 minutes.

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Event Rates & Accomodations

To accommodate guests for this event we have chosen to block out the cabins for the week of the eclipse. We will have a seven night minimum stay from August 15th until August 26th. Any seven or more nights can be booked in that time frame.

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The rates will be the regular rates of
$229 per night for the loft cabin and $169 per night for the couple’s cabin.

The nightly rate will be the same for all seven nights. We are planning on offering a special horseback ride catering to the eclipse and a possible Palisades Lake trip. We will release more information about these activities in the spring of 2017. We are currently receiving several inquires for this event. We do not typically take reservations this far in advance, but due to the overwhelming interest, we have decided to take reservations starting on the morning of January 2, 2017 at 8:30 a.m (Mountain Time).

Please make sure that you have read our guest/cancellation policies prior to booking. We take reservations secured by Master Card, Visa, or Discover. Unlike our typical cancellation policies, for this event, the entire balance of the stay will be charged on Monday January 2nd 2017. No refunds will be given for cancellations. We look forward to your call.

Eclipse Details

Latitude 43° 10′ 31″ N
Longitude 111° 02′ 05″ W
Duration of Totality* 33s
Partial phase start 10:16:13AM (MDT), at “1 o’clock” on the sun’s disk
Totality Start 11:35:17AM (MDT)

*All times shown are calculated for the lat/long specified above, and are accurate to within a couple of seconds, due mainly to influences of the “edge effects” at the start and end of totality. For a more detailed explanation of this, please see the “About Accuracy” section of this great 2017 eclipse page by Ernie Wright of NASA!  Please also note that these times have been converted from UTC; if you see times on other sites that say “UTC”, those are NOT the local times for you in Alpine!