Before we tell you what Jackson Hole is, let us tell you what it isn’t. Jackson Hole, despite its name, is not a hole at all. It’s charming northwestern Wyoming town nestled in a lovely valley between the magnificent Teton mountain range to the west and the Gros Ventre wilderness area to the east.
The first non-native visitors to visit the region found their way into the valley via the steep slopes at the north end; that’s probably where the misnomer came from.
What to do in Jackson Hole
The fur trappers that once populated this magnificently beautiful part of the west are gone now. Today Jackson Hole offers adventure, relaxation and first-class accommodation to visitors who seek an exceptional experience without the crush of tourists that are typical to other ski resort towns in the American west.
In the summertime, Jackson Hole offers an exceptional home base for excursions to nearby Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons. The scenery in Wyoming is beyond compare, providing inspiration to artists of all sorts. During winter, savvy snowbirds ski, schuss and snowboard down immaculately groomed, powdery ski runs.
Jackson Hole may not yet have the cachet of other ski resort towns like Vail, Telluride, and Aspen, but that’s part of what make it such a refreshing getaway. Maybe that’s why notable figures including Hollywood actor Harrison Ford, investment expert Charles Schwab and golf great Tiger Woods maintain homes in the area.
If you’re up for a road trip and the weather allows, enjoy the scenic drive into Jackson Hole. Interstate 80 will get you close; take Hwy 189 north from Evanston, WY. If you prefer to fly in, American Airlines, Delta and United offer non-stop service to Jackson Hole Airport from more than a dozen major U.S. cities.
Where to stay
AAA rarely gives a five-diamond rating, but that’s exactly what happened when they reviewed the fabulous Four Seasons Resort just outside Jackson Hole at 7680 Granite Loop Road in Teton Village, Wyoming. Offering valley view, mountain view and resort view rooms, the Four Seasons resort is a preferred destination for luxury lovers in the know. Reserve the Presidential Suite on the 8th floor and enjoy a full marble bath and more than 2,000 square feet of palatial comfort.
At the Four Seasons resort you’ll find fine dining, in-room massage service and all the gracious amenities you’ve come to expect from the Four Seasons brand.
Where to eat
Start the day right with a scrumptious breakfast at Persephone Boulangerie and Cafe. A chic and sophisticated favorite among locals and visitors alike, the cafe owes its inspiration to the rustic bakeries of France. Owners Ali and Kevin Cohane invite you to tuck into an eye-opening array of artisanal breads, piping hot Intelligentsia coffee and omelets made with local ingredients and organic eggs. Located at 145 East Broadway in Jackson Hole. For hours and driving directions, send your email inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org or give a call to 307.200.6708
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