Surrounded by wilderness, Jackson Hole may be considered the outdoor junkie’s dream, or ultimate serene couples retreat. However, this hidden treasure isn’t just for the adults; Jackson plays host to many kid-friendly activities, such as wildlife safaris, camping, and programs for even the youngest of aspiring park rangers. Heading to Jackson with the family? Here are the best five family-friendly hotels that even adults will love, from cozy cabin-style lodging to luxurious tents.
Snake River Lodge & Spa
Pool | Courtesy of Snake River Lodge & Spa
Snake River Lodge, nestled below the mountains in Teton Village, features rustic, log architecture, western decor, and a cozy atmosphere – perfect for families looking for a home away from home. Kiddies will enjoy the heated swim-through indoor-outdoor pool and grotto waterfalls, evening nature talks, wildlife safaris, and the new Junior Ranger Program while adults catch some R&R in the stone saunas and steam rooms, indoor and outdoor jacuzzis, the 17,000-square-foot spa, fitness room, and lounge areas. Plus, there are homemade cookies and hot chocolate, a Back Country Adventure Center for outdoor adventures, and concierge services for finding family-friendly activities in Jackson Hole. Pro tip: take the kids next door to the famous Jackson Hole Mountain Aerial Tram for unforgettable views of the mountain.
The Four Seasons Resort in Jackson Hole is where luxury meets the outdoors. The resort offers many kid-oriented activities, babysitting, and a multitude of kids’ items in case you’ve left them at home (think playpens, strollers, and baby toiletries), and with multi-room suites available, complete with a full kitchen, ensuite laundry, and living area, families can feel right at home. Other perks include Base Camp activities, the Kids Club (games + more), an outdoor pool and jacuzzis, ski and snowboard lessons, and Explorer Backpacks – an adventure kit with sun paper, a compass, and binoculars.
With its cozy log cabins, picnic tables, and outdoor BBQs, Cowboy Village Resort is perfect for families looking for that camping feel without breaking the bank. Located in the heart of downtown Jackson, guests can still experience the beauty of Wyoming‘s wilderness (just a short drive from the Elk Refuge and Grand Teton National Park) while also taking advantage of the lively town center, shopping, and restaurants. All cabins come affixed with kitchenettes, or opt for the lodge family suite, complete with a full kitchen, flat-screen TV, and twin bunk beds for the kiddos. Plus, there’s laundry on-site, free shuttles, and an indoor pool and jacuzzi.
Fireside Resort, Wilson | Courtesy of Fireside Resort
Fireside Resort is bringing extravagance to the tent. Famed for its ‘glamping’ (glamorous camping) accommodations, Fireside is where families can enjoy the fun of camping without the hassle. While the kids may not appreciate the fine linens, king size bed, or ‘Glamping Butlers,’ adults can relish in the posh amenities while the kiddos have fun sleeping under the stars, roasting marshmallows over their own private campfire, and falling asleep to the sounds of nature. Choose from a cozy cabin or large, luxurious tent; and with its prime location just minutes from Grand Teton and Jackson, there’s plenty of things to do, including skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling in the winter, and hiking and fishing during the warmer months. Pro tip: book early, and save on a family-friendly package.