by Whitney Rife
Operated by the Grand Teton Lodge Company, Jackson Lake Lodge is the largest of the Grand Teton National Park properties, with 385 rooms and cottages from which to choose. The full-service hotel features suites in the main lodge and cottage rooms scattered across the resort. It also features fine dining, retail shops, a playground, a swimming pool and even an exhibit featuring Native American artifacts and Western art. Cottages can sleep three to five guests, while lodge rooms and suites can accommodate four. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at the Mural Room, which offers kids’ menus and panoramic views of the Teton Range. For a more casual setting, breakfast, lunch and dinner are also provided in the 50s-style Pioneer Grill. Lunch bites can also be found at the Blue Heron, and you can grab BBQ poolside at the Pool BBQ or Pool Side CafÃ©.
Our Editor Loves
- Pool & playground
- Pony rides
- Junior Ranger experience
by Lucy S
We have stayed here three times, and will go back. The service, stores, pool, and restaurants are above normal for a on premise national park location. The views at the moose cabins are outstanding. See pictures.
Beautiful location, with full frontal views of the magnificent Grand Tetons. One of the most stunning hotel lobbies we've ever seen. Excellent service throughout except for the concierge. Then it's hit or miss depending who's working. We went towards the end of the season in early October. No crowds and the weather was in the 50s in the day and low 40s at night. Perfect for hiking then drinking wine by the fireplace.
Your experience may vary depending on your room location. We splurged and got the cottage with the Moose Pond Mountain view for 4 nights. The room had it's own back patio and a postcard picture view of the Grand Tetons from the entire room. If you're looking to splurge, I highly recommend room #900. It's at the end with no neighbors to your right. However, even if you got the more economical rooms without views, you could still walk around the property and enjoy the magnificent views. Definitely spend time in the lobby where there are 2 fire places, 2 restaurants, a bar and a 2 story glass floor to ceiling window that will knock your socks off.
We were super happy with the friendly and helpful service from the front desk, restaurants,
bar, to maid service. The only thing that kept me from rating this place a 5 star is the concierge service where it was hit or miss. Of the 3 times that we asked for help and advice, we found one lady who was both friendly and helpful. She was a bit older, wore glasses and seemed like a genuinely nice person. The other people acted like we were bothering them. On one occasion, I said " thank you very much for your help", the concierge lady just turned away and started to work on her computer. I'm not asking for my butt to be kissed but a "you're welcome" would have been a civilized thing to say.
Definitely eat at both of the restaurants. The more casual Pioneer Grill has burgers, soups and sandwiches. We had the Salmon sandwich with the Corn Chowder. The waiter said the Salmon Sandwich was his favorite item there and we could see why.
The Mural Room is fine dining. Considering it's the only game in town if you want fine dining, we were pleasantly very pleased with the quality of food and level of service. We ended up eating there all 4 nights. The dining room has a magnificent view of the mountains but we never made it back before dark to take advantage of the view at dinner. After dinner, take your wine/brandy/dessert and go sit in front of the huge fire place. There was also a pianist playing the grand piano in the lobby.
The property also has a gas station with a little sundry store. We drove to the other lodges to check them out but felt like Jackson Lake Lodge was our fave.
Will definitely back.