Jackson isn’t your average mountain town. Surrounded by towering peaks, a national forest, rich wildlife, and thriving town center, ‘Jackson Hole’ is Wyoming‘s most celebrated destination. Located just south of Yellowstone National Park, this little gem of a town makes for the ultimate outdoor getaway, from skiing and ice skating in the winter to summer hiking and rafting. Not sure where to stay? Read our guide to the five best boutique hotels in Jackson, Wyoming.
Hotel, Spa Hotel, Cabin
Rustic Inn At Jackson Hole, Jackson | Courtesy of Rustic Inn
Rustic Inn, located just five blocks from Jackson’s downtown, is the ultimate nature retreat with over ten acres of land, outdoor tipis, fire pits, and a boardwalk winding through the private grounds. From the flowing creek to the snowcapped mountains, this upscale spa hotel boasts some of the most breathtaking views in all of Jackson with just one look out the window. Choose from a hotel room or a log cabin with a private deck – both fit with a flat-screen TV, free WiFi, a mini fridge and a coffeemaker; or opt for an upgraded suite with special extras like a fireplace, full kitchen, or butler service. Other amenities include a heated outdoor pool, sauna, hot tub, fitness center, and a lounge perfect for cocktail hour; and with its location just a mile from the National Elk Refuge, expect to see abundant wildlife cruising through the hotel’s backyard.
Hotel Jackson is new to the Jackson scene; opened in early 2015, Hotel Jackson is Western-style luxury at its finest. With 58 rooms fit with a rustic, but modern, style, Hotel Jackson (named after the original Hotel Jackson from the 1900s) provides an intimate experience right in the heart of downtown. Here, amenities include free WiFi, smart TVs, fireplaces, terraces, L’Occitane bath products, Nespresso coffee machines, plush bathrobes, complimentary morning newspaper, and complimentary transportation within the town. Plus, there’s a rooftop hot tub with mountain views and a farm-to-table restaurant.
Hotel Terra Jackson Hole Lobby | Courtesy of Hotel Terra Jackson Hole
Hotel Terra Jackson Hole is Teton Village’s luxurious hotel set just below the Grand Teton mountain range. Located adjacent to Jackson Hole Mountain, Hotel Terra makes for perfect winter lodging, from its rooftop spa and heated infinity pool to its upscale restaurants and ski/snowboard rentals. Plus, guests can take solace in the fact that this hotel is eco-friendly (think 100 percent organic spa products and fair-trade organic cotton towels). Here, find Western accents alongside vibrant colors and local artwork with modern touches such as flat-screen TVs, iPod docks, heated floors, and rain showers; other amenities include a fitness center, steam showers, a lounge, two hot tubs, a bar, and a spa. For an extra special experience, upgrade your room to include a private terrace and full kitchen.
Wort Hotel, built in 1941, is a charming, historic hotel located in the heart of Jackson. Designed with an Old Western-style theme, Wort Hotel instills a sense of luxury with modern accents like flat-screen TVs, free WiFi, original artwork, and mini fridges; guests can also upgrade to a private suite fit with a bar, a whirlpool tub, and a separate lounging area. Other amenities include a restaurant, a bar, and a gift shop – and with its central location, Wort Hotel makes for the perfect stay to experience the thriving town of Jackson.
The Rusty Parrot Lodge is one of Jackson’s most popular hotels. A family-run, Western-chic hotel with just 32 rooms, The Rusty Parrot is Jackson’s answer to an intimate stay. Known for its friendly staff and insider tips, The Rusty Parrot Lodge provides an experience unlike any other, with just seven tables in the upscale restaurant and four rooms in the spa. It’s also considered one of the best small luxury hotels in the world, with a rooftop deck, fire pit, hot tub with mountain views, afternoon tea, high-end linens, flat-screen TVs, free WiFi, and L’Occitane bath products. Guests can upgrade to individually decorated suites that include a private fireplace, whirlpool tub, minibar, and separate living room. Plus, it’s just a five-minute walk from Jackson’s galleries, shops, and restaurants.