Whether you’re cruising alone or taking the family, looking to drop some coin or get by on a budget, we’ve got you covered with these four places to rest your wearies in one of North America’s most esteemed mountain towns.
In the first of many “Four Rooms” posts, we offer you four places to stay in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
The Four Seasons, Jackson Hole:
Location: Ski-in, ski-out at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village, just in front of the Gondola and Teewinot lift.
At The Four Seasons Jackson Hole, you’ll have little to worry about. Photo: Fourseasons.com
Clientele: More affluent families who want convenience and service, and for whom price isn’t the number one concern. The hotel offers baby-sitting services and will toddler-proof your room for your arrival. There is also no charge for cribs, high chairs, strollers, play pens, or just about anything else you might need for young children but don’t want to travel with.
Food and Beverage: There are three restaurants in the hotel: the tavern-style Peak, the fancier Westbank Grill and the Pool Cafe (summer only), and the lounge in the lobby. You can also get room service.
Best Feature: The hotel concierge can line you and your little ones up with just about any activity offered in the valley. Tour the national parks, take a wild life safari, go fishing, or get dialed in with ski lessons without having to pick up the phone.
Worst Feature: Price. Look to drop at least $800 a night for a family of four.
Booking Info: fourseasons.com/jacksonhole; (307) 732-5000
The Teton Mountain Lodge has three Jacuzzis, including this one on the roof. Photo: tetonlodge.com
Location: Slopeside and a short walk to the Tram in Teton Village.
Clientele: Outdoor industry professionals, couples, weekend warriors, and vacationers looking for comfort to accompany their adventure.
Food and Beverage: The Cascade restaurant downstairs is popular among Jackson locals for both appetizers and drinks after skiing and dinner, which is a good indication that it’s not only good, but reasonably priced. Entrees are accompanied by local and regional organic produce.
Best Feature: Reasonably priced for the quality: look for about $250 a night for a family of four in a lodge room.
Worst Feature: No kids club or special amenities for children.
Booking Info: tetonlodge.com; 800.631.6271
Quaint-itude rules the roost at the Alpine House in the town of Jackson. Photo: alpinehouse.com
Location: In the town of Jackson.
Clientele: Couples, families, and adventurers looking for a quaint place in town and away from the chaos of the ski village, at a very reasonable price (about $200 during summer and down to $150 for off-peak winter).
Food and Beverage: Chef-prepared breakfast served 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and included with the room. Beer and wine are served in the afternoon. Biking distance to all eateries in downtown Jackson (town bikes are provided complimentary).
Best Feature: The hospitality of owners Hans and Nancy Johnstone, both former U.S. Ski Team members. Hans is also an accomplished climber and ski mountaineer with many first ascents and descents in the region.
Worst Feature: The 20-minute drive to the slopes can be a drag if skiing or snowboarding is your first priority.
Booking Info: alpinehouse.com; 800-753-1421
Location: Teton Village, a short walk to the Tram and Gondola
Clientele: Solo travelers and ski bums looking for cheap lodging close to the slopes, and little else. Features both shared and private rooms, and is pet-friendly.
A Private King room at the Hostel. Not too shabby for a C-note. Photo: thehostel.us
Food and Beverage: Walking distance to all restaurants in Teton Village, and just steps from the Mangy Moose.
Best Feature: The price-to-location ratio can’t be beat. Expect to pay about $100 a night for a private or $35 a night for a shared room. You can ski back to the hostel, and it’s a short walk to the lifts.
Worst Feature: Can be noisy; no amenities. Simply put, it’s inexpensive, bare-bones lodging.
Booking Info: thehostel.us; (307) 733-3415