Steps from the high-speed quad that will get you up on the mountain, the Jackson Gore Inn has a spacious, comfortable feel with soft indigenous-wood paneling, carpeted floors and expansive windows for you to peer up at the mountain. The large fireplace in the center of the lobby always seems to be roaring with staff, on hand to toss in log after log. Parents will be happy about the heated underground parking garage, valet parking and ski storage.
Rooms range from one- to three-bedroom suites and also have a homey feel. Most have full kitchen facilities with stoves, dishes and refrigerators. The rooms are like condos with loads of closet space for all that ski gear, a fireplace and large bathrooms with showers and tubs. We chose the Executive Room, which comes with a king-size bed and pull-out sleeper, perfect for our family of four. However, if you want more space, ask about the latest additions to the Jackson Gore area -- the Adams and Bixby Houses. Both of the houses are a little bit removed from the hotel, so they offer a peaceful retreat. They have larger bedrooms than the suites in the hotel, and each is equipped with its own outdoor hot tub, washer and dryer.
All rooms have flat-screen televisions, DVD players and Wi-Fi access. The best part is that Children 12 and younger stay at the Inn for no extra charge.