I first moved to Jackson in 2004 and love this area dearly. I have spent the better part of two decades getting to know the mountains, culture, people, and experiences that make Jackson Hole unique.
Please enjoy the information below, but I cannot fit nearly 20 years of knowledge onto one page. If you would like personalized advice or planning, please contact me for Jackson Hole travel and lifestyle consulting, for individuals, families, or small groups.
The Cloudveil is a newly built hotel at the town square and a great home base for adventures.
The Four Seasons is slopeside for skiing during the winter months. Try a spicy cucumber margarita at the Ascent lounge while you're there.
The Amangani offers peaceful solitude and Teton views.
Make a reservation at local favorite Snake River Grill.
Cowboy Coffee for delicious coffee and breakfast sandwiches. Don't miss the gluten free chocolate banana muffins.
Jackson Hole Still Works is a locally owned and produced craft distillery. Stop by to pick up a sloshie. A bottle or two of Great Grey Gin is perfect to bring home or give as a gift. The label art work is stunning.
Stop at Stio for the best mountain clothing. Read a recent article I wrote on Stio's founder here.
The Brookover Gallery for breathtaking local photography.
Find art by local muralist Haley Badenhop, like the blue moose just off the town square and a painted piano at the Center for the Arts. Read a recent article I wrote on Haley's art here.
Womenfolk is a must visit. A female owned local business with unique, high end, vintage western pieces. Visit their dreamy instagram account or read a recent article I wrote on Womenfolk here.
New West Knifeworks are the perfect addition to any kitchen.
Made offers local and handmade items.
In Teton Village, Rodeo offers fashion for an elegant take on mountain life.
Experience western art at the National Museum of Wildlife Art.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort In summer, biking, hiking, the via ferrata, or a gondola ride to happy hour. For winter, skiing or snowboarding from the aerial tram is incomparable. Book a private instructor or backcountry guide for a personalized experience.
Grand Teton National Park is just north of the town of Jackaon. Check trail maps to choose hiking options, or rent bikes at Dornan's and ride to Jenny Lake. This avoids the stress of parking and is kind to the environment. Boat rides and canoe rentals are available at the lake as well as hiking.
Whitewater rafting with Barker Ewing
Scenic float trips with Barker Ewing (two different companies), request Grant for a local guide with a lifetime of knowledge.
Kayak in Yellowstone with Prismatic Tours.
Unwind and energize with a private session at Teton Yoga Shala with owner Ainslie.
I hope this information helps you enjoy Jackson with a bit of local flavor and character.
If a more personalized itinerary and detailed information would be helpful, please reach out as I am happy to consult on local information to suit your needs, including:
- One on one consulting to create plans based on your preferences, location, and specific time frame.
- Choosing specific, experienced, guides to create private and customized experiences.
- Options from easy outdoor excursions through expert level mountain adventures.
- Best options for children and adults.
- Ways to elevate your trip in terms of comfort, convenience, and enjoyment of the best local options.
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