by Diana Lambdin Meyer
Your vacation has brought you to one of the most magnificent destinations in North America and the Four Seasons Resort at Jackson Hole maximizes the beauty of the region with its natural, yet opulent decor. You’ll find yourself snuggle up in overstuffed couches in front of warm fires, surrounded by book shelves, one of a kind artwork and a staff dedicated to making your vacation as memorable as the surroundings.
Built in 2003, the Four Seasons Resort features 124 luxurious guestrooms and true ski-in and ski-out access, three slopeside restaurants with panoramic mountain views, a base camp concierge, ski valet and a full service spa. A nearby full-service childcare program keeps kids safe and happy during the winter months, and an onsite Kid’s Club entertains older kids who can be on their own for a few hours.
All parking at the Four Seasons is valet in a covered garage, but valet service is an amenity expected at a luxury property like a Four Seasons resort. The Canadian-based company is in its fifth decade of operating some of the most luxurious hotels in the world, and the Four Seasons Jackson Hole is no exception.
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Our Editor Loves
- Game-filled Kid's Club
- Kids under 18 stay free
- Complimentary cribs, strollers and baby joggers
- Horse Back Riding
- Water Parks
- Children Programs
- Game Room
- Onsite Dining
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Guest rooms at the Four Seasons are dispersed throughout eight levels of the hotel. Each room has at least one balcony from which you have your choice of looking at the mountains, at the valley or all of the activities in the village. All rooms have gas-burning fireplaces.
The majority of the rooms are equipped with one king or two double beds and plenty of room to add a rollaway or crib, which are provided at no charge. These rooms have separate tubs and showers. Many rooms connect to accommodate friends and family traveling together.
Also dispersed around the eight floors are 18 suites that range from one to three bedrooms.
In addition to the accommodations in the hotel itself, the Four Seasons operates 57 houses with two-, three- and five-bedroom options. Housekeeping services are available as well.
Wi-Fi is free throughout the property.
Amazing stay from start to finish. There are not enough praises to sing for their all-star concierge team. Alison Vitale literally planned my entire trip for me! She was not only kind but diligent and timely getting every detail organized. During my stay she would check in to see how I was doing, make any additional arrangements, and delivered every request I made big or small. People like her and many seasoned Four Seasons employees is why I always make this hotel chain my #1 choice. Yes you pay a premium but every cent is well accounted for. I always feel taken care of and always feel at home when I arrive to any four seasons property!
Rooms- large and spacious with the most luxurious bedding! Each room as a private balcony and cozy fireplace. Bathrooms have a separate bath tub and shower. Items are easily obtained by ordering from your in room iPad....shaving gel, tempurpedic pillows, toothbrush, almost anything you can possibly need they provide to you complimentary. They even have their own brand of water bottles!
Spa- small but had everything I could ever want. Steam room, sauna, hot tub, shower and my favorite a relaxation lounge with hot tea and snacks. I easily spent a couple hours here relaxing with my feet up and enjoying their selection of fine magazines. Fitness center was top notch they even have Gatorade and a peloton bike!
Food- I ordered in room dining every morning for breakfast. Fill out the door hanger form the night before and have a delivery time set. I had mine delivered every morning at 6:30am. They arrived not a minute early and not a minute late EVERY SINGLE DAY! Just wow. Food was outstanding and service was always a pleasure. Loved the green juice!
TIP- don’t miss out on this! They have a house car you can loan out for the entire day FREE of charge you don’t even have to put gas in it. It’s first some first serve so request early. I was floored when they pulled up the car....a Mercedes GWAGON!!! I got to feel like a celebrity for the day!
Tours- they will always recommend Wildlife Safari tours because they are contracted with them but I preferred Eco Tours way better!! Guide was much friendlier and best part they have vans with an open roof hatch where you can pop your head out when viewing wildlife! The guide also has a mic on so its easy to hear if you are sitting in the back. FYI Yellowstone closes when it snows so book your trip accordingly.
Jackson hole you have left a huge dent in my heart! Set in the grand Tetons this property is nature at its finest. It’s a cozy cabin feel. I loved my room so much it was hard to leave. I think my favorite part of my stay besides exploring the national parks was coming back to my room and sitting by my fireplace feeling the warmth of the fire on my feet.
10 stars for my stay here. I’ve been to many four seasons properties and this one is my favorite! I’m already planning my next trip out here after winter when the bears come out of hibernation :)
We loved everything about this place, from the service, to the food, to the room, we loved it all.
From the moment we pulled up the bellmen were efficient, super friendly, and gracious about the fact we were on a 3-week road trip and looked like we were living out of the trunk of our car. When we mentioned we wanted to go hiking in the area one of them insisted we borrow a can of bear spray, "just in case." It was such a nice touch of service.
Upon check-in we were told they'd upgraded us to a suite. It was completely unexpected, and the suite was incredible. It had 1.5 bathrooms (although the main one was so large it should be counted as 2), a bathtub, steam shower, robes, and all the toiletries you'd expect.
There was a galley kitchen, dining area, large, comfortable living room, big balcony, two gas fireplaces, office area, good-sized bedroom with comfortable king-sized bed, and so much storage space I thought it would take us an hour upon checkout just to make sure we didn't forget anything.
We ordered room service twice, once for dinner and once for breakfast, and the food was delivered by exceptionally friendly staff and hot and delicious (definitely recommend the grilled cheese).
Lastly, we were traveling with our dog, and were made to feel incredibly welcome with her. In fact, of all the hotels we stayed in on this trip she seemed most "at home" at the Four Seasons Jackson Hole (which is kind of funny because she was born on the streets of India. Apparently she's developed good taste).
Thank you all for making it such a special stay.
A primary reason many families choose the Jackson Hole area for vacation is the unprecedented access to enjoy and learn about wildlife. To make the most out of that opportunity, the Four Seasons Resort employs its own in-house biologist. Her name is Tenley Thompson and she can answer questions for your children or lead a private wildlife safari for your family.
The concierge can help you plan any outing in the park or the region to fulfill your family's interests, from hot air ballooning and river raft trips in the summer to dog sledding in the winter.
You are just about a mile from the entrance to Grand Teton National Park and just about 20 minutes from the National Elk Refuge, so you will not want for outdoor activities and interaction with Mother Nature.
You can also enjoy the outdoors without leaving the vicinity of the Four Seasons Resort. Located on the north corner of Teton Mountain Village, the resort is perfectly situated for easy access to the gondola, the mountain bike park, the bungee trampoline and the climbing wall. Without moving your vehicle from the valet parking lot, you can participate in disc golf, horseback riding, hiking and paragliding.
In the summer months, the Four Seasons Explorer Backpacks are a must for families really wanting to get the most out of the outdoors. They include binoculars, a compass and other gear to better explore the wilderness.
In the winter months, you have 4,000 vertical feet of snow-covered terrain to play on. This includes a variety of slopes depending on your skill ability. A ski valet takes care of the details so all you have to do is go! Cross Country skiing and snowshoeing are also options.
More than a dozen shops and lots of fun places to eat are all located in the Village as well.
The Kid's Ranch is another amenity open to everyone at the Village. This is a licensed daycare program for children who are toilet-trained or at least three years old. Located a short walk from the hotel, it is open only for the winter season.
The Kid's Club is located in the lower level of the Four Seasons and is a great place for kids from 8 to 12 years old to hang out alone for a short time and play foosball, shoot pool or play one of the many video games located in the lounge. There is no adult supervision provided in the Kid's Club.
The Four Seasons Resort has just one swimming pool that is about 4 feet deep, but it is open all year. The kids will love the idea of swimming outdoors in the winter. Throw snowballs while splashing in steamy warmth, then snuggle up in toasty warm bathrobes and towels while enjoying complimentary S'mores and hot chocolate. Of course, the pool is just as lovely in the summer.
Board games, family-friendly movies and wildlife DVDs are available to rent.
The Four Seasons Spa has one of the most inclusive menus of services in all of Jackson Hole. A menu for kids 5 to 12 years old includes a manicure and pedicure package and haircuts.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the Westbank Grill has all the comfort of your dining room at home. A massive fireplace keeps everyone warm and toasty while watching the activities on the mountain via the floor-to-ceiling windows. Kids' meals are served on plates decorated with cartoon characters. From chicken noodle soup to fruit kabobs to kid-sized salads, the children's menu goes overboard with healthy and nutritional options, along with really good burgers and macaroni and cheese.
The Handle Bar
Sit down for breakfast or grab a sandwich and go from this brand new addition to the Four Seasons Jackson Hole's eating establishments. This is a place where you might get your kids to try a bison burger or take a bite of an elk steak. Lots of western foods like this are combined with healthy choices of soups, salads and sandwiches.
Though it's more of an adult hangout, there's still no reason the family can't enjoy these over-stuffed couches and chairs and the casual atmosphere of this lounge. It's popular as an apres-ski destination with drinks, light snacks and music.
The Pool Cafe
Open only in the summer months, this cafe keeps the munchies away with burgers and sandwiches, salads, fruit smoothies and a fun ice cream cart.
Planning & Tips
All About the Extras
At an altitude of about 6,500 feet, many families don't at first experience any effects of altitude sickness, but after a few days, you may not be feeling your best with headaches and body aches. Avoid that by drinking lots of water. In fact, start drinking water in excess before you leave on your vacation and altitude sickness should not bother anyone in your family.
Babysitting options are plentiful in the Jackson Hole area, but you still need to plan ahead. The concierge will appreciate at least 24 hours notice to get the best in-room sitters for your children.
The well-equipped gym is a great place to work out together, if your children are 12 and over.
Not only does the Four Seasons Jackson Hole provide cribs for your infants at no charge, the resort also provides high chairs, playpens, strollers and baby joggers. In addition, you can ask that your room is baby-proofed in advance, and that all of the outlets will be covered, bumper guards will be in place and a covering will be provided for the bath tub spout. You'll also get complimentary baby shampoo and lotion in your room.
The Art of Smart Timing
The slow season in Jackson Hole is late October into early November and again in late April and most of May, so that's when the Four Seasons closes for a few weeks for extensive cleaning and renovations. The dates vary a bit each year, so double check.
The weeks just prior to or after the hotel's closing are great bargain times. Obviously, the busiest times are in the winter and summer.
Jackson Hole and the Grand Tetons are beautiful at any time of the year, but it gets iffy in the spring when the snow is melting and rain is plentiful.
The region is serviced by Jackson Hole Airport (JAC). Delta and United are the only airlines with year-round service. Others add flights during peak season. The Jackson Hole Four Seasons is located in Teton Village, which is about 15 minutes from the town of Jackson and about 30 minutes from the airport.
For Mom and Dad
Two words: foot rub. That's one of the many specialties at the Four Seasons Jackson Hole Spa. Choose from a Sweet Honey or a Peppermint pedicure. Or if you want to do something with your sweetheart, there are two wonderful suites for couples' services.
All of the restaurants in the region are delightful in the evening, so plan ahead with a call to the concierge for a babysitter, and enjoy a night in the mountains.