Field Notes

Guide’s Guide to the best hotels in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and Grand Teton National Park.

by JasonApr 15, 2013
Lodging in Jackson Hole from Rustic to Luxurious
Lodging in Jackson Hole from Rustic to Luxurious
Lodging in Jackson Hole Wyoming varies from camping to the most luxurious hotels in the world.

Where to stay: Jackson Hole is home to countless hotels, motels, luxury lodges and bed and breakfasts that will provide you with safe, comfortable and often a very luxurious base for your adventures in the greater Yellowstone Area. Before you consider what property is best for your vacation it is important to understand the basics of the geography of Jackson Hole. First and foremost, Jackson Hole is a huge valley in Northwest Wyoming named after an early settler and trapper, Davey Jackson. Within Jackson Hole you will find the town of Jackson, Wilson, Moose, Kelly, Moran and a large portion of Grand Teton National Park. We have included the location of each location and subdivided them into three sections according to geography.

Below is a list of our favorites based on our personal experience and feedback from our clients over the years (Hotels not listed below may be as good or better – we just don’t have enough feedback to include them on our list) Our recommendations for you depends on two factors; your budget and where in Jackson Hole you want to be. The two main choices are between the town of Jackson and Teton Village 15 minutes outside of town at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. There are also some amazing places both north and south of Jackson that include dude ranches, park hotels and rental houses. Below we will offer suggestions by area and budget. Rates at all properties are highly seasonal and will vary significantly depending on when you are planning to visit. $ Budget lodging, $$ Mid-level lodging, $$$ Premium lodging

Town of Jackson

 Cowboy Village $ (Jackson) “With 82 well-appointed cabins and two spacious lodge rooms the Cowboy Village Resort is the ultimate in convenience. Easy accessibility to the area’s activities bring our guests back, year after year. The Cowboy Village is only 15 minutes from Grand Teton National Park. Jackson Hole Airport, serviced by most major airlines, is only 10 minutes away and Yellowstone National Park is a spectacular hour’s drive along the Teton Range. Join us at the Cowboy Village Resort!”

 Hampton Inn $$ (Jackson) “This hotel in Jackson Hole, WY offers modern accommodations and premier amenities, to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. Stay fit in the fitness center with cardio machines. Stay on top of work in the business center with fax, printing and photocopying services. Start the day with Hampton’s free hot breakfast, or grab one of our free Hampton On the Run® Breakfast Bags, available Monday through Friday.”

 Homewood Suites $$ (Jackson) “Located at the heart of the historic Jackson Hole valley in Wyoming, our Jackson Hole hotel offers easy access to everything Jackson has to offer. Discover a fantastic range of snow sports, eclectic shopping, galleries and an array of superb restaurants. Our Jackson Hole hotel is near some of Jackson Hole’s most popular attractions, including Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park and is only 20 minutes away from Jackson Hole Airport (JAC).”

 Lodge at Jackson Hole $$ (Jackson) “Situated in the heart of Jackson, a short drive away from bustling Town Square, is Jackson’s newest luxurious hotel. In early 2012 this Jackson resort completed a multimillion dollar renovation project, boasting lavish room enhancements and state-of-the-art amenities. Whether you are visiting the area to experience world-renowned skiing, snowmobiling, and sledding during the winter months, or exceptional fly fishing, hiking, or rafting during the summer, The Lodge at Jackson Hole is the premier Jackson Hole, Wyoming lodging choice for the adventurous soul.”

 Rustic Inn $$$ (Jackson) “Located on seven lush acres adjacent to the National Elk Refuge and just a few blocks from Jackson’s lively town square, the Rustic Inn Creekside Resort & Spa welcomes guests with warm Western hospitality. Outdoor enthusiasts and hedonists alike indulge in the lavishly appointed historic lodging accommodations and luxury log cabins, state of the art resort amenities, revitalizing spa, innovative cuisine, year-round Wyoming activities and an idyllic setting.”

 Rusty Parrot $$$ (Jackson) “Like the town itself, the Rusty Parrot is a paradox: A family-run 30-room lodge that’s one of the top small luxury hotels in the world. It caters to the traveler—not the tourist. The owners and staff delight in sharing inside information about the town and area they love. Their passion for Jackson Hole and personal attention to guests just isn’t found at larger hotels. Earning the AAA Four-Diamond award for eighteen years in a row attests to that passion.”

 Snow King Resort $$ (Jackson) “Located in the heart of Wyoming ski country, Snow King Resort offers a variety of lodging options unique to the average Jackson Hole Wyoming hotel. These options include comfortable Jackson Hole lodging at the Snow King Resort Hotel , the adjacent Snow King Condominiums and luxurious Jackson Hole Resort lodging at Love Ridge Resort Lodges. Only 6 blocks from downtown Jackson Wyoming, Snow King Resort, surrounded by the Bridger Teton National Forest, is walking distance from shopping, restaurants, and a multitude of fine art.”

 Town Square Inns $ (Jackson) “Looking for the place to stay in Jackson Hole? Look no further. With four in-town locations and over 400 rooms, the Town Square Inns have more options to meet your style and budget than any other hotelier in town.”

 Wort Hotel $$$ (Jackson) “Jackson Hole’s historic Four Diamond Wort Hotel, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is an elegant boutique hotel rich in history.  Just off the Town Square, The Wort Hotel is in the center of restaurants, nightlife & shopping in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.”

Teton Village

 Four Seasons Jackson Hole (Teton Village) $$$ “A world of adventure awaits at Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole. Enjoy spacious lodge-style accommodations with ski-in/ski-out access, restaurants that capture the flavor of the American West, a full-service spa, and outdoor activities galore.”

 Hotel Terra $$$ (Teton Village) “While Jackson Hole, Wyoming invites exploration and adventure, this pristine environment also inspires much needed rest and relaxation. With this in mind, our Teton Village hotel features supremely comfortable guest rooms and suites and thoughtful amenities and services for a unique lodging experience at the entrance to Grand Teton National Park. A flickering fireplace, stunning views, beautiful spaces lit with natural sunlight, plush hotel amenities and caring service come together to offer the kind of mountain getaway you truly deserve.”

 Teton Mountain Lodge $$(Teton Village) “Located slope side to legendary Jackson Hole ski slopes and just a mile from Grand Teton National Park, we welcome you to discover our four diamond Jackson Hole lodge. Situated in the heart of Teton Village, our lodge offers alpine luxury mixed with Western hospitality, an ideal base camp for your next Rocky Mountain adventure.”

Other Options

 Amangani $$$ (Jackson Hole) “Amangani (peaceful home) clings to the crest of East Gros Ventre Butte, some 2,135m above sea level, and affords magnificent views of the Grand Tetons and Snake River Valley below. It was the first Aman resort in North America and evokes the atmosphere of the American West. Amangani is an all-season resort. The winter highlight is skiing, while in spring, summer and fall, the surrounding wilderness areas of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks are amongst the many attractions.”

 Apex Property Management $$$ “Apex specializes in a foundation that provides clientele the highest standard of investment protection, convenience, and personal attention. We provide the Jackson Hole area with the fines luxury rentals, property management and real estate services. We work hard to match owners, tenants, buyers and sellers so that all of their needs are met.”

Bentwood Inn $$ (Wilson) “The Bentwood Inn is constructed with massive 200 year old logs brought in from Yellowstone National Park. This architectural splendor touches the senses – grand, luxurious, relaxing, cozy – are just a few of the comments our guests have made. Whether you are looking at the massive three story high river rock fireplace or settling into one of the inn’s cozy rooms with personal fireplaces and spa tubs to help you unwind, you too will feel your senses touched. This is the place you were looking for. This is the romance you have read about in novels.”

 Clear Creek Group $$$ (Jackson Hole) “You know you would like a private home, but how will you choose? At The Clear Creek Group we’re here to help you find a luxury rental home ideally suited for your Jackson Hole vacation. Peruse our portfolio, which contains some of the most exceptional homes in the valley, then give us a call.”

 Jenny Lake Lodge $$$ (Grand Teton National Park)“As the only 4-diamond eco-resort in the Park, Jenny Lake Lodge is ideal for those who seek the finest service and lodging, while still enjoying a National Park vacation. Each of the rustically elegant cabin rooms are well appointed with hand-made quilts, down comforters, and unique Western charm—a rarity in today’s one-size-fits-all lodging approach.”

 Spring Creek Ranch $$ (Jackson) “Let Spring Creek Ranch be your window to the grandeur of the West. At Spring Creek Ranch we offer a wide variety of lodging options to complement any Jackson Hole Vacation. Starting with Inn Rooms for two to Mountain Villas for eight, we will always have the right combination for your Jackson Hole vacation.”

 Triangle X Ranch $$$ (Grand Teton National Park) “The Triangle X Ranch is an authentic dude ranch and the only operating guest ranch concession in the nation’s entire National Park system. An all-inclusive Wyoming dude ranch vacation at Triangle X, offers unparalleled horseback riding and one of the most complete outdoor recreation packages of any facility in the Mountain West.”


Jason Williams
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Jason Williams

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