Jackson Hole is a valley located in Wyoming, between Gros Ventre and the Teton mountain ranges. Famous for its winter sports and celebrity visits, Jackson Hole is perfect for anyone who’s planning a holiday full of outdoor adventures, hiking, and lots of skiing.
Many tourists come here every year to explore Jackson Hole, go skiing, and visit Grand Teton National Park, which is located here in the valley. What’s more, if you really love the outdoors, you even have Yellowstone National Park just a 2-hour drive away! That being said, you should book your hotels in Jackson Hole in advance if you want to secure a good spot!
But let’s not waste more time and get to why we’re here today, to find the best places where to stay in Jackson Hole. Just to clear up any confusion, Jackson Hole is the name of the whole valley as well as the ski resort located inside it, plus the main town here is just called Jackson. I will be giving you options for all of this and more, from luxury resorts to rustic lodges and budget hotels, you’ll find everything you need in this post!
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If you want to book now, there’s no reason to wait any minute longer, quickly browse this list with the best hotels, all located in Jackson
Rustic Inn Creekside
Best luxury hotel
An Airbnb with amazing reviews
Elk Country Inn
Best value for money
Ranch Inn Jackson Hole
Best affordable accommodation in the center
Here’s a map to help you visualize all the areas that I will be talking about in this post:
1. Jackson – where to stay in Jackson Hole for the first time
The historic town of Jackson is the main town in the valley is perfect for anyone who’s looking for a well-rounded experience while visiting the Jackson Hole area in Wyoming! Jackson has all the modern amenities you need, but it’s still pretty close to all the natural spots around the area.
Besides its numerous attractions, including museums, rodeos, and its historic town square, Jackson also offers easy access to Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park, so expect a lot of travelers! All the more reason to book your hotels in advance for this one since it’s a super popular destination in Wyoming!
If you’re visiting during the ski season, you’re one lucky traveler! The Snow King Mountain Resort is located right here in town and the Jackson Hole mountain resort is just a short drive away near Teton Village (which I will talk about shortly). It’s the perfect place for anyone looking for some fun winter activities during their holiday.
Don’t worry though, the summer months also offer plenty of outdoor activities! One of my favorites is the National Elk Refuge, where you get to spot one of the largest elk herds in the world! You’ll also find lots of parks and if you’re looking for restaurants then check the town square within walking distance of most hotels. Sounds like the perfect mix to me!
There’s nothing like a rustic inn, in a place like Jackson, Wyoming, to put you in a good mood and to help you relax for the entire trip! Offering picture-perfect views of the area, this place offers rentals for ski equipment and bikes. Enjoy a full day of doing nothing in the outdoor pool and jacuzzi or in the foot spa.
Other accommodation options in Jackson
1.1 Best places to stay in Jackson for skiing
Jackson Hole Valley is a world-class skiing area and one of the best ones in America, so naturally, many of you will want to come here particularly for this reason. That’s why I thought it would be great to make a section with the best hotels to stay in Jackson for skiing.
This great hotel has a rustic, Old West design, family rooms, and a restaurant on site that offers weekly live entertainment. They’re more than happy to help you with your outdoor adventures, offering a free shuttle to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, and ski storage for your equipment.
Other accommodation options in Jackson
1.2 Where to stay in Jackson for families
Finding a nice place to stay when you’re traveling with your family can prove to be difficult, especially if you’re looking for particular facilities. The entire valley offers many fun outdoor activities that you can do with your kids, but now let’s find some great accommodations to relax after a busy day!
Movie nights with the kids will hit so differently when you’ve got yourself a spacious, comfortable room equipped with a 42-inch tv! If you can’t get the kids out of the hotel, there’s a restaurant on-site that offers delicious meals!
Other accommodation options in Jackson
Things to do in Jackson Hole
- Spend a fun day watching the animals at the National Elk Refuge
- Hit the slopes at Snow King Mountain Resort
- Explore the historic town square in Jackson
- Ride the Cowboy Coaster mountain rollercoaster
- Take the kids to the Jackson Hole Children’s Museum
- Visit the Jackson Rodeo
- Go white water rafting on Snake River
2. Teton Village – in Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Located at the foot of the Teton mountains just 12 miles (19 km) northwest of Jackson Hole, Teton Village is a great place to stay in Jackson Hole if all you want to do is spend time exploring the mountains, skiing, and being close to nature!
You’ll find plenty of lodging options right at the base of the mountains, and of course, during the wintertime, you’ll be busy all day long hitting the slopes at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. The apres-ski is also quite fun and the ski resort offers live music entertainment!
If you’re visiting Teton Village during the summer months you’ll find some cool outdoor activities that will also offer the opportunity to get to know the area better. You can choose from mountain biking, hiking, and all sorts of other cool things to do here.
The Jackson Hole aerial tram which is also known as “The Big Red”, is one of the biggest attractions here! It takes you up to the top of Rendezvous Peak, from where you can catch the best views of the entire valley. Get your phone or camera ready, you don’t want to miss snapping a pic here!
End your day spend at the spa center of this Teton Village hotel in your cozy room, warming up by the fireplace and enjoying a glass of wine! This luxurious lodge offers many amenities including a hot tub, ski equipment rentals, and bike rentals!
Other accommodation options in Teton Village
Things to do in Teton Village
- Go skiing and enjoy the live music at Jackson Hole Ski Mountain Resort
- Explore the area and go hiking or mountain biking
- Jackson Hole Tram – “The Big Red” and catch the best views from Rendezvous Peak
- Have a casual dinner at Mangy Moose Steakhouse and Saloon
- Ride the Bridger gondola with your skis or snowboard and hit the slopes
3. Grand Teton National Park – where to stay in nature
Located 5 miles (8 km) north of Jackson and 17 miles (25 km) southeast of Teton Village, this National Park offers spectacular views of the mountains, fjord-like lakes, a beautiful wildlife sanctuary, and many outdoor activities!
There’s something to do in Grand Teton National Park for any kind of traveler! I’m guessing we all love exploring the scenic hiking trails, and who knows, maybe you’ll be lucky enough to spot an elk or a moose. There are also a lot of fishing-friendly spots in the park if you’re into that activity.
If you’re traveling in your car to the park, I highly recommend taking some of the most scenic drives here, like the Jenny Lake drive! If you don’t have your own, I highly recommend renting one for this adventure!
Many tourists usually choose to stay in the towns near the national parks when it comes to accommodations as they generally have more options and facilities. In this case, you could look for hotels in Jackson or Teton Village, but if you want to stay inside the park or right near it, then here are the best 4 places.
- Jenny Lake Lodge – Located on the north side of Jenny Lake inside the Grand Teton National Park, this historic lodge offers different cottages equipped with a private bathroom. Guests are also offered horseback riding trips to the park!
- Triangle X Ranch – This ranch offers 20 different cabins for its guests, and it’s located 8 miles away from the Moran Entrance of the park. Each cabin has a private bathroom and a porch.
- Grand Teton Climbers’ Ranch – An affordable option to stay inside the Grand Teton National Park, this ranch is located in the heart of the park, just south of Jenny Lake. This lodge is owned by the American Alpine Club so you can expect to meet die-hard climbers ready to share their stories!
- Dornan’s – A family-owned accommodation located on the banks of Snake River just 1 mile (2 km) away from the Moose Entrance. You’ll find a few 1 room cabins, and 2 rooms cabins that you can book, and the resort also offers dining options.
Things to do in Grand Teton National Park
- Explore the hiking trails in Grand Teton National Park
- Enjoy some fly fishing on Snake River and admire the scenic lake views
- Take your car and head to see the Jenny Lake scenic drive
|👑 Luxury price:||$400|
|💵 Mid Range:||$300|
|💰 Accommodation prices:||High|
|📍 Best area:||Jackson|
|👪 Best area for families:||Jackson|
|🛎️ Best luxury hotel:||Rustic Inn Creekside|
|💵 Best mid-range hotel:||Elk Country Inn|
|👛 Best budget hotel:||Ranch Inn Jackson Hole|
Frequently asked questions about Jackson Hole
📸 Where do celebrities stay in Jackson Hole?
🤔 What is the difference between Jackson WY and Jackson Hole WY?
Jackson Hole refers to the entire valley, which includes the towns of Jackson, Teton Village, Wilson, the Aspens, Moran Junction, Moose, and Jackson is the main town in the valley.
❓ What is the difference between Teton Village and Jackson Hole?
Jackson Hole is the name of the whole valley as well as the ski resort inside the valley. Teton Village is the area where you will find all the hotels, bars, and resturants at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
🛬 What are the best hotels in Jackson Hole near Jackson Hole Airport?
🤩 Where to stay in Jackson Hole for luxury?
🏨 What is the best hotel in Downtown Jackson Hole?
The Wort Hotel is a boutique hotel located just a 2-minute walk from the Jackson town square, perfect for anyone who wants to stay in a central location.
What a stunning location! I simply love these natural spots and the national parks! I hope this post helped you decide where to stay in Jackson Hole.
I know there are so many hotel options in this post but here are my top 2 favorite ones, to help you make the best decision:
- Rustic Inn Creekside – A stunning inn that has a spa
- Elk Country Inn – A rustic hotel that offers a free ski shuttle service
Keep in mind that the hotels here sell out super fast as the area is quite famous so I highly recommend booking your spot in advance to get the best deals and favorite rooms.
Enjoy your adventure in Jackson Hole! Explore the Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks and hit the slopes as often as you can! Don’t forget to leave me a comment below if you have any questions or suggestions for our travel community!