Mountain regions are not only thrilling but also inviting and especially in places like Jackson Hole you find yourself returning time and again. The wild rugged beauty of the natural landscapes is also steeped in history, and the character of the American West survives to this day. Yet this time around it is taking a more sophisticated form, and each of the luxurious hotels and resorts interprets that their own way: from a more quaint and classic Western look to a clean and almost minimalistic appearance. Heated outdoor pools under twirling snowflake-filled sky, rooftop spas, stone-faced fireplaces, and the best slopes mere steps away – each of these five exquisite Jackson Hole hotels offer that and more.
Four Seasons Jackson Hole
From city locations to resorts surrounded by awe-inspiring natural landscapes, Four Seasons delivers five-star excellence in each of their destinations. Jackson Hole is all about the mountains and every detail in the Four Seasons Jackson Hole hotel embraces Western heritage and Wyoming roots in the most luxurious way. A refined feel of the Wild West is ever present in the natural color palette, leather, wood, and stone accents, and indigenous details. Mere steps from the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Tram, you can reach the mountaintop within minutes. After a day out, soak your muscles in one of the three hot spring-inspired whirlpools before taking a dip in the freeform heated pool as the soft snowflakes dance above.
True to the Four Seasons’ brand, the interiors in each room and suite are refined and luxurious; clean lines with a local twist, while retaining an exquisite upscale ambiance. Deep Earth tones contrast with tasteful bright accents in the plush chairs and ottomans and the hardwood details are in-line with the mountain lodge feel. The residences come equipped with a spacious balcony and some feature an outdoor hot tub – what better way to take in the surrounding landscape right from your doorstep?
Located at the very heart of Teton Village, Hotel Terra offers authentic Western hospitality in a luxurious mountain setting, where dynamic and vibrant indoor spaces are topped off with tailored service to impress and create memories. The hotel is a stone’s throw from the best skiing and snowboarding trails and accordingly offers ski valet and concierge service. The four-star hotel is all about the five-star experience from the moment you step through the doors to the moment you’re at the rooftop spa enjoying mountain views and relaxing treatments.
The interiors around the hotel and in each of the rooms and suites are filled with Western-inspired contemporary furnishings and accents – leather, wood, and indigenous elements are all there but the overall feel is more modern than the more traditional mountain-lodge style using a pop of color for fun. Heated bathrooms floors, double-vanity sinks, rainfall showers, and plush robes are all available to wrap yourself in after a long day in the snow. One to three-bedroom suites have spacious living areas, and several full bathrooms – perfect for a group of friends or family.
Majestically overlooking the Snake River and the Grand Teton mountain range, Amangani, a luxurious and otherworldly resort, is a true wonder in the rugged Wyoming landscape. With an exterior resembling something between a Western-inspired stronghold and a secluded mountain temple, its strong presence draws you in. Pacific redwood walls, Oklahoma sandstone columns, and a neutral overall palette are all about elegance, sophistication, and zen vibes that go hand-in-hand with this spa-centric resort. The quartzite-tiled heated outdoor pool without a doubt boasts one of the best outdoor pool-views in the whole country if not the continent. Snow-blanketed scenery and total serenity are perfect for rejuvenation and enjoying a winter getaway like no other.
It’s almost mind-boggling how remarkably well the Amangani resort creators have managed to capture the essence of the American West with such an Asian-inspired zen flair in the resort suites. Featuring the largest floor-to-ceiling and almost wall-length windows that open up to the wild and remote mountain scenery, each suite is a peaceful haven contrasting but still working together with the natural surroundings. Not only are the suites fantastically spacious, but each also comes with a large terrace or balcony. Even the deep-soaking tubs are nestled next to a window – it truly is all about the views here. While the interiors are minimal, each piece serves a purpose, creating harmony.
The very first luxury hotel in Jackson Hole opened in the 1940’s and to this day Wort Hotel attracts visitors with its quaint charm and historic significance. Established by the Wort brothers, who played a significant role in transforming Jackson Hole from a ranching region to a luxury winter destination, Wort Hotel features 55 rooms, five of which are sophisticated Western-themed suites. The hotel is filled with unique characteristics and accents, and everything from furnishings and carpets to fireplaces and light fixtures is deeply-rooted in heritage.
Unlike many of the newer additions to the Jackson Hole hospitality scene, Wort Hotel isn’t just Western-inspired – all rooms and suites are full-blown Western country. And while more often than not in most places this would cross a line into tacky territory, Wort Hotel keeps it perfectly in-line with, well… how it’s supposed to be here! It’s not just about the looks – the quality follows suit; heavy wooden furnishings feel sturdy and indestructible, and the leather finish exudes true American craftsmanship. What Wort Hotel lacks in resort-style amenities, it makes up in authenticity and comfort, and genuinely heartfelt service.
Teton Mountain Lodge
Teton Mountain Lodge not only strives to achieve what the hotel seems to represent in its name – mountain lodge – but it does so with ease. With a sincere, heartwarming, and welcoming appearance and staff, Teton Mountain Lodge embodies all of the lovely qualities of an Alpine lodge while taking it a step further by providing luxurious amenities and slopeside sophistication. Stellar in-house dining options and the SpaTerre Asian-inspired spa with a vast selection of relaxing treatments take care of both of the body and the soul.
The hotel offers a range of accommodations from studio and grand rooms to one to three-bedroom suites, the largest of which can accommodate up to 16 people. The interiors masterfully combine clean lines while also retaining the Alpine lodge charm. Stone-faced gas fireplaces with hardwood mantlepieces are a beautiful addition to the sturdy wooden furnishings that fill each room with character.