Grand Teton Accommodations

by Susan Berg
Staying within Grand Teton can mean waking up to views such as this.

Staying within Grand Teton can mean waking up to views such as this.

teton reflection 2 image by Lee O'Dell from Fotolia.com

Grand Teton National Park, located in northwestern Wyoming, draws outdoor recreation and wildlife enthusiasts from around the world. Accommodations are open seasonally in the park and year round in the towns that surround the park. Park accommodations range from canvas tent cabins to luxuriously appointed cabin suites and lodge rooms. Outside the park, travelers to Grand Teton will find lodging for nearly every budget, ranging from simple hotel rooms to luxury resorts.

Colter Bay Village

Colter Bay Village is located along the banks of Jackson Lake in Grand Teton National Park. Accommodations here include tent cabins and rustic cabins. Tent cabins have two log walls, two canvas walls and a canvas roof. Each log wall was two pull-down bunks. To fit more people, you can add two single cots to your tent cabin for an additional fee. Because the bunks have an outdoor-style mattress, you should bring your own linens or sleeping bags to ensure a comfortable night's sleep. Each tent cabin is heated by a wood-burning potbelly stove. Shared restroom facilities are located nearby. The rustic cabins at Colter Bay Village were once located in Jackson Hole and have since been refurbished. Options include semiprivate cabins with a shared bathroom, one-bedroom cabins with private bathroom and two-room cabins with a private bathroom. Accommodations at Colter Bay Village are typically open between late May and mid-September.

Jackson Lake Lodge and Jenny Lake Lodge

There are two historic lodges in Grand Teton National Park. Jackson Lake Lodge, built in 1955, has 385 rooms and features main lodge rooms, mountain-view lodge rooms and one two-room suite. On the grounds are also cottage rooms, which fit between three and five guests. Fine dining is available at the lodge's Mural Room, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Jenny Lake Lodge, built in 1920, offers one-room stand-alone cabins, duplex cabins with shared porch and suite cabins. All cabins have private bathrooms. Suite cabins have a bedroom, separate parlor and wood-burning stove. Accommodations at Jenny Lake Lodge include a gourmet breakfast and five-course dinner for the length of your stay. Both Jackson Lake Lodge and Jenny Lake Lodge are typically open between late May and early October.

Motels and Hotels Outside the Park

When park accommodations are closed during the off-season, plenty of hotels and motels are available in the town of Jackson, located just outside Grand Teton National Park's south entrance. Budget-friendly options include the Anglers Inn and the Four Winds Motel. Mid- to high-range hotels include the Wyoming Inn and the Cowboy Village Resort.

Luxury Hotels and Resorts Outside the Park

For travelers with a taste for the good life, several luxury accommodations are located near Grand Teton National Park in Teton Village and Jackson. In Teton Village, you will find the Snake River Lodge & Spa and the Four Seasons Resort, both located at Jackson Hole Ski Resort. Luxurious accommodations in Jackson include The Wort Hotel on Jackson's town square and Spring Creek Ranch, located on the East Gros Ventre Butte just above town.

About the Author

Based in northern Wisconsin, Susan Berg has more than 10 years of experience as a writer and editor. Her work has been published in both print and online media, including the "Dayton Daily News" and BioZine. Berg earned a Master of Arts in journalism from Indiana University.

Photo Credits

  • teton reflection 2 image by Lee O'Dell from Fotolia.com