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Adventure and Relaxation Travel

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.

Jackson Hole, Wyoming
How to get there

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 info@persophenebakery.com or give a call to 307.200.6708

Make your reservations now

If you would like to know more about Jackson Hole or if you’re ready to reserve your room, speak with a Concierge Travel Design travel specialist by calling 888-788-9078

Experience a Luxury Hotel in Aspen

The only hotel with ski-in and ski-out access to Aspen Mountain, the Little Nell is the area’s only five star, five diamond hotel. With ultra-luxurious rooms, fine dining, and the most comprehensive list of amenities you will ever experience, the Little Nell provides the perfect getaway spot at any time of year.

Arrival
One of our fleet of Escalades will pick you up at the Aspen airport and whisk you effortlessly to the hotel. If you’re arriving by car, our parking concierge will take charge of your vehicle and park it in our secure, heated garage.

Rooms
There are accommodations at the Little Nell to suit every traveler furnished with top-line amenities. Single rooms include a balcony to overlook Aspen’s quaint streets or the majestic mountain. Available one and two BR suites include gas log fireplaces and up to 2,000 sf of living space. For the ultimate in luxury and privacy, the 2,3,and 4 BR Private Residences at the Little Nell are decked out with exquisite furnishings, range up to 4,000 sf, have large outdoor decks, and direct ski-in and out access.Aspen Colorado Five Star Hotel

Dining
You have a choice of three bars at the Little Nell, two restaurants and in-room dining, of course. Open for lunch, apres ski, and dinner, the Ajax Tavern offers casual culinary masterpieces; for the apres hours, a raw bar is featured with fresh seafood, complimented by fine wines and signature cocktails.

With a passion for preparation of locally sourced and all natural foods, the Element 47 is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with fine dining to arouse the taste buds and decorated in dramatic art to stimulate your visual senses. Your dinner selection might be hormone free beef, Russian caviar, or Maine Lobster. A bar menu is available for small plates in the afternoon and evening.

During the Spring skiing season, the “pop-up” bar Oasis can be found at different locations on the slopes, offering skiers potential for a short break while enjoying premium flights of champagne.

Amenities
A hotel the quality of the Little Nell is about more than rooms and dining; it’s having a staff that understands the meaning of the word “hospitality” and making sure every guest feel like a very special client.

The hotel concierge is on call to cater to your every whim, restaurant reservations, arranging private tours, and fulfilling special requests. A dedicated “ski concierge” will attend to your specific needs on the slopes, arranging equipment rentals, lessons, or transfers to nearby slopes.

Families traveling with children can take advantage of planned, supervised activities on site or arrangements for licensed and bonded babysitters. When the adults need to unwind from their day, the Little Nell’s spa offers services in private treatment rooms or your hotel room.

See and Be Seen
The brilliant stars in the clear skies above Aspen are not the only stars you might see during your visit as the Little Nell has been named one of the Top 10 Celebrity Spotting Hotels in the World. Celebrities love the hotel as a discreet getaway; in a single day, Britney Spears, Kevin Federline, Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson and Katie Couric were all spotted in Little Nell’s Living Room. Other occasions have seen stays by Beyonce, Jack Nicholson and Mariah Carey.

You can feel like a celebrity with a trip to the Little Nell. For assistance in planning your stay at the Little Nell and your luxury hotel in Aspen, contact the experienced luxury travel professionals at Concierge Travel Design.