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Visiting Jackson Hole – A small town with big charm

by Jane Sophia

With a population of just about 9,500 people, Jackson Hole may be small but is big on country charm. Located in Teton County, Wyoming, this gorgeous habitat for wildlife and picturesque views, is known for outdoor adventuring and relaxation. Below, find the best things to do while visiting this quaint and scenic place where you can become one with nature again and relax like you never have before.


One of the great things about this small town are the unique places you can stay. If you do a quick google search of Jackson Hole Vacation Rentals, you can see how many great options you have. From a rustic cabin aesthetic to more updated and modern accommodations, where you stay has everything to do with the type of trip that you will experience. If hotel stays are a better option for you, there are quite a few options ranging from the luxury of the Four Seasons Hotel to the historic Wort Hotel. There are also several lodges and resorts to choose from if you are in search of a more family oriented vacation or are visiting on a ski trip in winter.


There are many ways for you to get in touch with yourself and the soul of Jackson Hole. Take in an aerial tram ride up the Teton Mountains on a vertical ride 4000 feet up and bask in the breathtaking views, but bring a sweater, as it is known to get a bit chilly up there. Have excellent homemade waffles at the top and take the sights! If heights aren’t your thing, sign up for a wildlife safari through the Tetons and Yosemite. Potentially, come face to face with bears, moose, and wolves (oh my!), along with, Elk and many more native creatures of this gorgeous land. The wildlife expeditions include lunch, dependable transport (like Jeeps) as well as, local guides. If you really want to kick it into high gear, white water rafting might be right up your alley. Gets that adrenaline flowing while rafting down the Jackson Hole River through steep and exciting rapids. There are many types of river trips to choose from, so if a slower pace is what you are searching for, you can also schedule a river float. In winter, get your skis and snowboards ready to blast down the mountains and breathe in the crisp clean air of these pristine mountain tops. In addition to this list of plentiful activities, one can also enjoy the Yellowstone’s Old Faithful, a shooting range, nature museum, dinner theater show or just a wander through the Jackson town square.

Good Eats

If you are looking for a great meal while on your Jackson Hole adventure, that too can be had. For a more upscale meal, try the Westbank Grill at the Four Seasons Hotel. Afterwards, wander the beautiful grounds of the hotel. If you prefer a more down home, authentic Jackson Hole vibe? Go for dinner at the Million Dollar Cowboy Steakhouse. Looking for a great view to go with your great meal? Take the Aerial Tram up to the top and get ready for amazing service and better views. If you are in search of craft cocktails and a cool ambiance: Hit The Rose in Jackson for fine dining and superior cocktails.


Rest and Relaxation

If you are looking to simply get away from it all and leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life behind, Jackson Hole is ideal in that capacity. Relax at the Granite Hot Springs, a gorgeously scenic place to soak and take in the views. However, if you get your Zen by fishing, charter a fishing tour on the lake. There are quite a few tours to choose from that can accommodate small or larger groups to suit your needs.

Now, if any of these things seem utterly exhausting, perhaps you need to visit one of the several day spas in Jackson. Book a hot stone massage or a shiatsu therapy after your day in the wilderness and watch your cares melt away with each stroke of your massage therapists’ skilled hands. Whatever your idea of the best vacation in Jackson Hole, Wyoming is, it is easy to accommodate and tailor your activities to best fit your personal vacation style…and whatever your style is, you are sure to have an unforgettable time in this stunning natural landscape where mother nature still reigns and you can easily get back in touch with the land and yourself.

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