If you’re looking for a nostalgic adventure in the Wild West, look no further than Jackson Hole, Wyoming. From sightseeing and adventures, to shopping and dining, Jackson Hole offers something for everyone. Once you check-in, it’s time to grab a bite, shop around and get outside.
]Lodging in Jackson Hole offers scenic views and good times. Mountain luxury best describes the Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole. Wake up amidst sweeping mountain views, explore the pristine natural beauty on a hike, find tranquility at the spa, and finish the evening cozied up by the grand fireplace. If an authentic and rustic experience is more your style, Flat Creek Ranch is a dude ranch offering views and experiences that epitomize the epic, wild beauty of the American West. Explore the area hiking, horseback riding, trout fishing and more. Also offering cabin rentals and old school motels, it’s easy to make yourself home in Jackson Hole.
Grabbing a bite to eat in Jackson Hole promises genuine saddle barstools, delectable bites, mountainous views and wildlife encounters. Take the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar for example. It is located on Jackson’s Town Square, and is Wyoming’s landmark watering hole. The true Wild West is on display and many country music legends have hit the stage there, including Waylon Jennings, Hank Williams Jr., Tanya Tucker, Willie Nelson and more. Hop on over to Local Restaurant & Bar next door, and get lost in a contemporary take on the western steakhouse. Reviving the craft of in-house butchery and offering a casual and vibrant bar atmosphere, Local is the perfect spot to grab a burger and watch all the happenings in the picturesque town square.
Town Square is the heart of downtown Jackson. Locals and tourists can be seen walking dogs, enjoying a cup of coffee from Jackson Hole Roasters, and even spotting wildlife roaming the streets. The most iconic features of the square are the antler arches that take on a beautiful and festive atmosphere year-round.
All around Jackson Hole local galleries, designer boutiques and outdoor shops are infused with Western flare and have something for every visitor. Shopping becomes a cultural experience as you explore local art, handcrafted jewelry and one-of-a-kind souvenirs. Take a short drive to Wilson, WY and visit the Jackson Hole Flower Co. for a contemporary and fresh approach to floral and garden design. By supporting local growers, the design studio and flower market offers beautiful and vibrant arrangements, including designs such as terrariums of lavender and poppy pods, and succulent trays. Also in Wilson, Hungry Jack’s General Store is as old fashioned and authentic as they come. Everything you could need from groceries and produce, to clothing and locally made gifts, Hungry Jack’s is a must.
You could shop for days, but the real adventure is in the great outdoors. When you get outside in Jackson Hole, the possibilities are endless. The National Elk Refuge is home to the Jackson Elk Herd, numbering in the thousands, and many other wildlife species such as bison, bald eagles and wolves. Established in 1912, the refuge preserves, restores and manages the winter habitat for the herd. While you’re exploring the refuge, take a trip back in time to Miller Ranch. Opening for the 2016 season in May, the historic homestead that has been on site since the turn of the century tells a story of homesteading, ranching and conservation.
Get a bird’s eye view with a trip on the Aerial Tram. The tram glides 4,139 feet from the base of Teton Village to the top of Rendezvous Mountain. At the top, experience a spectacular and awe-inspiring, 360-degree view of Snake River Valley, Grand Teton National Park and the Gros Ventre Range.
Adventure is not limited to one season in Jackson Hole. Wildlife is active in the spring when the snow melts and wildflowers begin to bloom. During the summer you can go hiking, mountain biking, fly-fishing and horseback riding. Watch the leaves change colors in the fall, and then transition to winter when skiing, snowboarding and sleigh rides are most popular.
Long after you leave, you’ll always remember the high adventure, sweeping views and local charm. Just like the wildlife, let your spirit run free with a trip to Jackson Hole.