Jackson Hole, Wyoming is where the Old West meets classic ski village. Once a part of the wild frontier, Jackson Hole sits in the valley between the Teton and Gros Ventre mountains, providing incredible ski conditions in the winter months and other outdoor adventures in the summer months.
There’s a lot to see and do in Jackson Hole for all budgets, whether it’s luxuriating at a spa or ski resort, hitting the slopes on ski or snowboard, or just enjoying the fun mountain town vibes. There’s something for everyone.
For this guide, I partnered with Hotels.com to share some where to stay in Jackson Hole. I’ve broken down the different areas and neighborhoods, including my best hotel picks in Jackson Hole.
So where should you stay in Jackson Hole? Let me show you.
Where to Stay in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
If you’re looking for where to stay in Jackson Hole, look no further! These are the best areas in and around town.
Downtown Jackson Hole, WY
Downtown Jackson Hole is the heart of town and it’s full of shops, cafes, galleries, and other attractions. This area is incredibly walkable, and you can’t miss a photo opp at the famous elk antler arch in the Town Square. It’s one of the craziest works of art you’ll ever see.
In the winter months, ski shuttles will take you into the mountains for some snow fun, including to nearby Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. In the summer, Downtown Jackson Hole turns into an upbeat hub of activity. There are breweries, restaurants, and notorious kitschy shops along Gaslight Alley. Like any resort town, when the sun goes down, everyone flocks to the bars and pubs!
The Jackson Hole Rodeo near downtown is one of the most popular things to do during the summer nights. If that’s not your thing, there are a few museums here too, like the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum.
Teton Village, WY
Teton Village is right at the base of the Jackson Hole Ski Resort. A lot of skiers choose to stay here for its proximity to the hills, and for its many accommodations, restaurants, and shopping opportunities. The Grand Teton Music Festival is also a big hit here, with a combination of outdoor and indoor performances stretched over six whole weeks in the summer.
There are tons of activities around Teton Village, like hiking, fishing, paddling, and mountain biking. If you’re with family, the bungee trampoline is a big hit!
If you’re not a skier but still want to experience those mountain views covered in snow, there’s an aerial tram from Teton Village that’ll take you right to the mountaintop. It’s impossible to take a bad photo around here.
Where to Stay Near Jackson Hole, WY
If you’re looking for more hotel deals or other lodging options near Jackson Hole and Teton Village, these places to stay in Jackson Hole are worth considering.
The West Bank/Mid-Valley area is only about four miles from Jackson Hole and Teton Village. It’s named for the west side of the Snake River, and it’s a lot quieter here than other areas around Jackson Hole. Wilson, a small town, is where most of the locals live and hang out. There are a few nice cafes and restaurants, and easily accessible trails for skiing, snowmobiling, mountain biking, hiking, and more.
This area really is like the Old West, and you’ll have no problem finding a nearby horseback riding tour or a dude ranch to hang out on. It’s not uncommon to see wildlife like deer, moose, and coyotes around here, and trout fishing in the river is popular.
North of Jackson Hole
If you’re the kind of person who wants to really get off-grid and venture out into the wilderness, the Gros Ventre River area north of Jackson Hole and the National Elk Refuge offers tons of it. Here you can go horseback riding, hit the alpine hiking trails, go fly-fishing, or simply relax at a ranch or lodge of your choice.
In order to really enjoy this place, make it a side trip on your Jackson Hole trip. There’s so much scenic beauty here—the view from Cache Peak is one of the best, and Turquoise Lake is the perfect photo opp. Many of the trekking routes here also overlook the Teton Mountains and the Wind River Mountains; you’ll kick yourself for not slowing down and enjoying the experience. Pack a picnic, and take it all in.
Grand Teton National Park, WY
Grand Teton National Park is a must-visit in Wyoming. It doesn’t get as much attention as nearby Yellowstone National Park, but with 310,000 acres of valley floors, mountain peaks, alpine lakes, and lush forest, Grand Teton National Park is one of the best places to visit in Jackson Hole.
If you only have time for a day-hike, try one of the trails around Jenny Lake. A boat tour or kayaking trip on this lake (or Jackson Lake) is also a fun way to spend a few hours, and for something entirely different, tour the Mormon Row Historic District.
Grand Teton National Park has so many scenic drives as well, including the scenic 42-mile Scenic Loop. It starts in Moose and then follows the Jackson Hole Highway with tons of stops along the way for viewpoints. Driving through Teton Pass offers unique valley and forest views, and a detour to Philips Canyon will lead you to scenic Ski Lake.
Driving up Signal Mountain to the summit is also a must—you’ll see right over the Snake River towards the Teton mountains and Jackson Lake. Grab a map and start exploring.
Best Hotels in Jackson Hole, WY
I’ve put together a list of some of the best places to stay in Jackson Hole, including hotels, vacation rentals, ski resorts, and a cozy lodge or two. You’ll find some great choices here!
Outpost Jackson Hole
The Outpost is actually a collection of vacation rentals scattered around town, most with full kitchens and living areas. These lodging options are perfect for any person who wants to stay in Downtown Jackson Hole at the base of the Snow King Mountain Resort.
The Pitchfork property is a quick walk to the Town Square and the Rodeo Grounds, and guests can enjoy other activities in the area like visiting the local theater or arts center. If you’re traveling with family, the One Town Hill is a better location. It’s also within walking distance to the Town Square but is more spacious and has a more modern feel to it. You’ll be able to cook and lounge around in these rentals after a busy day of travel.
Deluxe & Spacious Condo
Downtown Jackson Hole is dominated by home rentals, and if you’re with other travelers, why not splurge on this incredible condo? The inside is all exposed wooden beams and paneling, with an enormous fireplace to tie it together. It’s next door to a spa and swimming pool area, and the views of the valley are breathtaking.
Who wouldn’t want to come back from a day of skiing adventures to hang out on the balcony’s fireside lounge? Plus, it’s within walking distance to Town Square, and a short drive to the Jackson Hole airport. If you’re going to splurge on lodging, this is one of the best places to stay in Jackson Hole.
Snake River Lodge & Spa
Other than being one of the most gorgeous hotels on this list, the Snake River Lodge & Spa is set up in a prime location in Teton Village. Right at the base of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, you’ll have ski-out access during ski season, and you’ll be able to get anywhere else in town on foot, including the aerial tram.
But let’s talk about the lodge itself. These accommodations have spa services, a full restaurant and bar area, and daily housekeeping. A hearty breakfast is also served. Everything here is photo-worthy, from the outdoor pools with rock caves and cascading waterfalls to the beautifully appointed rooms.
Four Seasons Jackson Hole
No list of mountain accommodations is complete without a Four Seasons, and this one in Teton Village is one of my favorites. It’s where the laidback mountain lodge vibe meets five-star luxury, with cozy rooms and Wild Western decor. No detail goes unnoticed, right down to the rooms’ gas fireplaces and the luxury bath products.
This Four Seasons has an excellent location right at the base of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort where you can ski-in and ski-out. If you’re not here for skiing, grab a map and set out to explore Teton Village, or try some fly-fishing. If you want to spend all your time just at this Jackson Hole resort, nobody would blame you—try some fine dining, hit the casino, or take a hat and go sit in your outdoor hot tub.
For good measure, why not add a budget-friendly choice in Teton Village? The Hostel is an affordable option for anyone who comes to Jackson Hole looking for a clean, comfortable place to stay without breaking the bank.
This isn’t your average backpacker hostel—families and couples love to stay here too, thanks to its ski-in and ski-out access, private room options, and overall friendly atmosphere.
Jackson Hole Hideout
Located in Wilson, this rustic Western-style lodging is like a mountain retreat with wood-beamed ceilings, huge windows, fireplaces, an enormous deck area, and lots of cozy spaces. It’s like living in a cabin in the woods.
Guest rooms are also incredibly comfortable, with plush bedding and unique wildlife photo artwork. There’s a barbecue grill you’re welcome to use, and in the morning, you can opt for a decadent breakfast. One of the most charming things about this place? The stunning library.
Great Wyoming Cabin
Also located in West Bank/Mid-Valley, this cabin offers people a little bit of wilderness seclusion in the middle of Wilson. It’s more private than the Jackson Hole Hideout, and it’s not uncommon to see moose hanging out in the backyard!
This simple cabin has a fireplace and dining area, and a lovely back deck for lounging. There are two beds (including one twin) and a pull-out sofa. It’s located right in the town of Wilson, but also within a short driving distance to Downtown Jackson Hole.
Abode at Solitude Hideout
Here’s another great choice for a wilderness stay further north in Jackson Hole: the Abode at Solitude Hideout. Although this place has a classic log cabin feel, it’s also incredibly modern. There are tons of wide-open spaces, a very chic kitchen, and even a pool room.
This spot is ideal for group trips, as there are four bedrooms and two sleeper sofas. The large deck is the perfect spot to barbecue after a long day of skiing or hiking while soaking up the forest surroundings.
And oh, did we mention the hot tub?
Turpin Meadow Ranch
Staying on a ranch in Grand Teton National Park is a whole experience itself. At Turpin Meadow Ranch you’ll be fully immersed in the backcountry terrain, right on the Buffalo Fork River. Although it’s just 40 minutes from the Jackson Hole airport, this location feels like a world removed.
Staying here means you’ll get to go horseback riding, fly fishing, hiking, Nordic skiing, snowmobiling, and even fat biking. Accommodations are all luxury chalet-style, with lots of social spaces and a beautiful restaurant and bar area.
Heart 6 Ranch
You’ll have your choice of ranches here in the Grand Teton National Park area, and Heart 6 Ranch is another great option. The rooms have very comfortable log-style cabin stylings, and the views outside your window of the mountains are very photo-worthy.
The folks who run the ranch are super enthusiastic about taking guests out to explore the mountains, even in Yellowstone. You can visit Old Faithful, float down a river, spend a day horseback riding, or go fly-fishing.
Jenny Lake Lodge
Enjoy your freestanding upscale log cabin right on Jenny Lake, one of the most beautiful areas in Grand Teton National Park (and Jackson Hole). You can’t beat the location here: step outside your front door, and you’ll have your choice of Jackson Hole’s best hiking trails.
If you’re a foodie, this lodge is well known for its gourmet breakfast and nightly five-course dinners. And you’ll get to know the very friendly staff pretty quickly as you join them horseback riding, biking, or exploring the other nearby glacial lakes.
What more could you want?
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