Lodging in Jackson, Wyoming

by Susan Berg
Downhill skiing is just one of the many draws for visitors to Jackson, Wyoming.

Downhill skiing is just one of the many draws for visitors to Jackson, Wyoming.

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With its close proximity to both Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks, as well as being the home of Jackson Hole Ski Resort, the town of Jackson, Wyoming, is a year-round destination for outdoor enthusiasts. While those traveling in the "mud" or shoulder seasons of late spring and early fall will find the best rates, those visiting Jackson at any time of year should be able to find accommodations that fit their needs, whether they be a cozy cabin or a luxurious vacation home rental.

The Hostel

Those looking to ski Jackson Hole on a budget should make plans to stay at The Hostel, conveniently located adjacent to the ski resort's slopes at Teton Village. There are two types of rooms available: King rooms feature two twin mattresses placed together to form a king-size bed, and have a private bathroom with shower. Quad rooms offer four twin beds and are available as private rooms with private bathroom and shower or as shared male-only, female-only or coed bunk rooms, each with a private bathroom and shower. Hostel amenities include a shared recreation room with kitchen facilities, games and two televisions with DVD/VCR. Guests also can make use of the barbecue and picnic tables or enjoy a game of horseshoes or croquet outside on the hostel's grounds.

The Virginian Lodge

The Virginian Lodge might not have many of the frills of other Jackson accommodations, but what it lacks in amenities it makes up for with friendly service and a variety of amenities. Rooms range from standard rooms with two double beds to two-bedroom suites with a kitchenette. On the grounds of The Virginian you will find a restaurant, saloon, liquor store and hair salon. In summer, guests can take a swim in the lodge's heated outdoor pool, but there also is an outdoor hot tub that is open year-round, making it an ideal place to relax after a long day of hiking or skiing.

The Wort Hotel

The Wort Hotel is a half-block from the town square, providing easy access to many of Jackson's restaurants and shops. This historic hotel, which opened in 1941, offers deluxe, grand, junior-suite and themed-suite rooms. Dining options at The Wort Hotel include the Silver Dollar Bar and the Silver Dollar Grill. The hotel offers a private fitness center with two large Jacuzzis, free weights and aerobic equipment. Guests also can take advantage of the hotel's complimentary concierge and activity coordinator to help plan a stay in Jackson.

Snake River Lodge & Spa

The Snake River Lodge & Spa in Teton Village offers easy ski-in access to Jackson Hole Ski Resort. This luxury resort has a variety of accommodation options, ranging from lodge rooms to penthouse suites. The property also offers condominium and luxury vacation home rentals. On the property you will find a 17,000-square-foot spa and fitness center, indoor/outdoor heated pool and fireside bar area. Dining is available at the award-winning gamefish restaurant or at the more casual Fireside Bar.

The Amangani

For a true taste of luxury, look no further than the Amangani, a resort hotel atop a bluff overlooking the town of Jackson. This award-winning hotel was named one of the "500 World's Best Hotels" by "Travel + Leisure" magazine in 2010. Accommodations include a variety of luxuriously appointed suites, all with mountain and valley views, as well as private vacation homes. Amenities include a library, fitness center, swimming pool and whirlpool and gallery shop. Guests can choose to dine at the Grill, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, or enjoy a light bite at the lounge.

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.

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