Do you hear the mountains of Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park beckoning you to visit? The extraordinary wildlife, rich topography and hundreds of miles of trails combine to create a national park worthy of any bucket-list adventure, whether you’re cycling through the roadways or standing still with a fish on the line. Pitch a tent, curl up in a cabin or stay in luxury at one of these top picks in and around Grand Teton National Park, bookable on Culture Trip.
The only neighbors you’ll have at Jenny Lake Lodge are mountains and lakes, and perhaps a moose or two. These secluded cabins, on the edge of Grand Teton National Park, will delight you from sunrise to well after sunset. Horseback rides, cycling tours and hikes to glacial lakes will fill your schedule. Gourmet breakfasts and a five-course dinner each evening will keep you energized to trek to the Jenny Lake Overlook, Mountain View Turnout and other vistas just around the corner.
Warm, rustic and ready to spoil you with a Finnish sauna and chef-prepared meals, the boutique Alpine House in Jackson Hole puts you at peace with your surroundings. Handmade pasta, local coffee and organic ingredients from the region will dazzle your palate, while free cruiser bikes invite you to gorge on the spectacular scenery. Rent out the Alpine House Suite and live like you own the place with a private soaking tub and balcony.
If a rooftop spa with amazing mountain views doesn’t convince you to stay at Hotel Terra, then their location 1mi (1.6km) from Grand Teton National Park will. You can arrange a world of activities like wildlife safaris and snowmobiling trips at the concierge desk, and even snag park passes to Grand Teton and Yellowstone. A ski valet and equipment rentals are also on-site if you’d like to see for yourself why these slopes are among the best in the country.
With the aerial tram next door and a ski shop on-site, Alpenhof has you set for a day on the slopes. This historic hotel serves up Swiss-chalet flavor with Austrian hospitality. If the sauna and outdoor jacuzzi aren’t enough to keep you warm, then fondue and schnitzel await at the restaurant. Alpenhof is right across the street from the Teton Village bus station, so you can explore as far as you desire without the need to find parking.
After a day spent hiking, fishing or skiing, your sore muscles will thank you for staying at Teton Mountain Lodge and Spa. SpaTerre’s oxygen bar and hydrating coconut poultice will leave you feeling revitalized. Not that the pampering should stop there; the 22-person rooftop hot tub is the best place to rest with new friends. Warm up by the stone-faced gas fireplace in your room and let the custom king bed get you recharged for another day of adventure.
No one will fault you for spending your vacation staring out at the 60ft (18m) floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook Jackson Lake and the Teton Range. Jackson Lake Lodge has more than just a view to admire; exhibits featuring Native American and Western art are also on display. Surround yourself with as much beauty as possible by renting a mountain view cottage, complete with a private patio or balcony for your viewing pleasure.
With cruiser bikes for rent in the warm months and snowshoes available when the flurries blow in, Bentwood Inn gives you every excuse not to linger in their hotel. Easier said than done, as their jacuzzi tubs, private balconies and communal back deck with a fire pit make it awfully hard to leave. Our best advice? Split your time exploring the area and cozying up next to the fireplace in the great room, sharing your adventures with fellow travelers.
Headwater's Lodge and Cabins at Flagg Ranch
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You can sleep in a cozy cabin or rough it in a tent along the Snake River at Headwater’s Lodge & Cabins at Flagg Ranch. However you make your bed, you’ll likely see bears, moose, elk and bison roaming around the area. Unplug from everyday life and let Headwater’s expert guides show you the most serene sights on horseback, on the river or on a quiet hike that rewards you with sweeping overlooks and unforgettable alpine lake views.
Right around the corner from Jackson Hole’s historic Town Square, Elk Country Inn keeps you within footsteps of the iconic Million Dollar Cowboy Bar. Have a quick drink, then saddle up for outdoor adventure. A tight pair of hiking boots makes quick work of the 2mi (3km) walk to the National Elk Refuge, though tired toes can take advantage of the Inn’s free ski shuttle to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.