West Side of the Tetons

This past summer I had the opportunity to visit for the first time Jackson Hole, Wyoming. A beautiful place in the village at Jackson Hole is the Snake River Lodge and Spa. It is a AAA Four Diamond Award winning lodge that is nestled at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. It is very warm, stylish and well appointed with accommodations that are amazing. It is a luxury resort. You will meet people from all over the world is this western stylish hotel. It has a state of the art fitness center, and indoor and outdoor heated pool, hot tub and sauna. They have a total of 153 guest rooms that feature very stylish furnishings and rustic yet unique mountain decor.

In the village is a tram that will take you to the top of the Grand Tetons. Not for the faint of heart, it climbs from the village to over 10,150 feet. The tram holds over 75 people and the views are spectacular. Once on the top of the Grand Tetons, you can enjoy the view or you can take a walk down the mountain. The tram is a trip of a life time even if you are afraid of heights it is worth it. The views are amazing.

The village at the base of the mountain has many stores to walk through and buy gifts. Horseback riding is available as well. There is a nice area in the middle of the square for outdoor concerts or just sitting and enjoying the mountain air. A nice glass of wine with cheese is offered on the balcony just under the Jackson Hole Tram.

The Grand Teton mountain range is amazing. There are many days you can spend enjoying this beautiful area by car or on foot. For the summer, it is great for those who love to hike and enjoy the outdoors. For those who love the cold and skiing, it is heaven on earth. The air is amazing. It is so clear in the evenings you feel like you can watch the stars forever. Makes for a great romantic place to visit and walk under the starlight.

The town of Jackson Hole, Wyoming is a great old western town. Each evening there is a shoot out in the middle of town which is hosted by the local chamber of commerce and a local theater company. Crowds of visitors line the streets to watch the actors show what the old west was like in the late 1800’s. This town is full of great shops and artists works. The local theater company has amazing actors from all over the world. You walk into the restaurant/saloon next to the theater and you can sit at the bar on a saddle. Nothing better than saddling up to the bar for a drink for a great night of entertainment.

horseback rideA great way to enjoy the outdoors is by taking a horseback ride or taking a trip down the snake river. There are numerous guide services in the area. We enjoyed a trip with Barker and Ewing Rafting Co.. The guides were excellent and the trip included a relaxing float down the Snake River with a lunch at the end. We were picked up by vans and had a fun trip back with the driver telling us about the local area. The Hersey family (that is Hersey’s Chocolates) has a second residence that is right on the Snake River- the property was extroadinary. According to locals, Jackson Hole has the largest per captia of millionaires in the United States.

If you want to see some amazing real estate, go to Sotheby’s International Realty website for Jackson Hole, Wyoming. According to one of their publications, the Teton Valley which is the quiet side of the Tetons, offers seclusion and privacy in its picturesque communities with a promixity to three major ski areas, superb fishing waters and close to the town of Jackson Hole, WY.

Close to Yellowstone National Park, Jackson Hole is a great place to visit. If you love the feeling of the old west, log cabin homes and the freshest air because of the altitude, you will enjoy a visit to Jackson Hole, Wyoming. It is very laid back community and it is fun to saunter into the Silver Dollar Saloon and for a bite to eat.

A lovely place to stay just outside Jackson Hole, Wyoming is a resort in Victor, Idaho called Teton Springs Lodge and Spa. It is located just 35 minutes from Jackson Hole. It is a lovely resort property with a 18 hole golf course, beautiful spa and lovely room accommodations. Surrounded by forests, it is a rustic piece of property that you will find fun and very relaxing.

Put Jackson Hole, Wyoming on your lists of places to visit. You will enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Grand Tetons and the western flair of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Oh, and don’t forget your blue jeans and boots!