For me, there is nothing worse than too many options. The more options, the more time I waste. So here is a concise list of the best options:
The Rustic Inn, Jackson, WY
Twenty minutes down the road from the airport, we arrived at The Rustic Inn . Given the price, and the fact it offered a Groupon, we didn’t expect much. But we pulled into a group of snow-crowned log cabins flickering with string lights and charm. The Rustic Inn had arranged a ski valet, who arrived just after we turned on our fireplace. Our equipment was almost perfect. Gage’s boots weren’t quite large enough. “No problem,” the valet said. “I’ll meet you at the hill with the next size up tomorrow.” He did! We were on time to meet him and he was waiting. Nice.
Spring Creek Ranch, Jackson, WY
We’ve also sacked out at the divine Spring Creek Ranch, perched 1,000 feet above Jackson. Tranquil and romantic, its Granary Restaurant has one of the most astounding, panoramic views in the area. The drive up Spring Gulch Road to the ranch is an adventure in itself. Lodging options range from inn rooms to mountain villas.
Hotel Terra, Teton Village
For a condo right in Teton Village at base of the ski hill, check out the dreamy timber and stone Hotel Terra. It’s staff took really good care of me when I tore an ACL. Hotel Terra’s service is attentive, even if you don’t blow out a knee. Condos with kitchens and fireplaces are warm and spacious. Hotel Terra will also arrange a ski valet. It’s location can’t be beat.
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