Mountain town Jackson Hole, Wyoming is a must-add to your domestic destination bucket list. From snow-capped peaks to roaming elk, read below for our official Jackson Hole destination guide.
If you’re looking for sophistication, romance, and spectacular views of the Tetons, look no further than the luxurious Amangani, Jackson Hole. Located on the edge of East Gros Ventre Butte, guests can drink in the decadent beauty of their surroundings by soaking in a 115-foot infinity pool—heated to 85° year-round, of course.
Situated in Jackson Hole’s historic Town Square, The Cloudveil, Autograph Collection is a refined boutique hotel designed to reflect its surrounding natural environment. The 96-key stay boasts a rugged stone exterior that naturally gives way to its après ski, chic interiors: earth-toned furnishings, pale wood floorings, and nature photographs adorn each space. With proximity to Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park, The Cloudveil’s cozy lounge spaces and indoor fireplaces provide the perfect respite after a day of outdoor activities.
Located just off the town square, the Snake River Grill is a must-visit when visiting Jackson Hole. The chic establishment is a veritable institution in downtown Jackson, with a sophisticated ambiance and an even more sophisticated food and wine menu.
King Sushi achieves near-impossible status as a favorite haunt of tourists and locals alike. The delectable sushi and sashimi (not to mention the Imperial Shrimp) are sure to satisfy even the most discerning foodie visiting from New York. At the same time, the cozy yet chic ambiance keeps diners coming back night after night.
Known as Jackson Hole’s landmark watering hole, a neon-lit bucking bronco sign sits on top of the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar as the perfect greeting for this Wild West spot. The eclectically designed dive bar boasts all things Western from authentic horse saddle bar stools, rustic cattle ranch decor, and a lively line-dancing floor — where you’ll need your best pair of cowboy boots and square dancing skills.
The first thing to do is hit the slopes, of course! And while the mountain has recently expanded its beginner terrain, expert skiers (and daredevils) keep returning to the hill for the more challenging downhill it offers. Brave Corbet’s Couloir, if you so dare, or ski off-piste along the Hobacks.
Strolling around Jackson Hole’s Town Square is the best way to soak in this Wild West town. First, stop for a bite to eat at Jackson’s oldest brewery, Snake River Brewing, before perusing natural artworks at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. When it comes to shopping, consider Stio Mountain Studio for all-season, upscale outerwear, and Altitude for designer accessories or their medley of apothecary items from candles to essential oils. Evenings should be spent at the Jackson Hole Playhouse: a sensational Western-themed dinner and show theater. Don’t forget to snap a picture under the colossal Jackson Hole Elk Antler Arch, which is held together by over 2,000 elk antlers provided by the National Elk Refuge.
Give your legs a break for the day and head out to the National Elk Refuge for a Sleigh Ride through the beautiful reserve. The elk shed their antlers every spring, resulting in the gorgeous arches you’ll find in downtown Jackson—volunteers collect fresh antlers each year to build the iconic structures anew.
Discover why the off-season is the best season in Grand Teton National Park with a snowmobile adventure to Granite Hot Springs. Pack a bathing suit (and charge your iPhone) before heading out to enjoy the spectacular vistas and restorative relaxation of Wyoming’s thermal waters, wide-open spaces, and an endless supply of fresh powder.
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