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
Prior to travelling, we spent ages determining if this was the right place to finish off our road trip. It certainly was. We opted for a Mountain View cottage and requested the top floor. We were so glad we decided to pay extra for this room. The view from our balcony (and bed!) was perfect. Even thought it was chilly, it was lovely to sit out in the early morning and late evening to look for wildlife, admire the sunsets and gaze up at the starry sky.
Our room was fairly large, pleasantly decorated and very comfortable. The other cottages looked dark and had no views. If you can, splurge, you won’t’ regret it.
The Lodge itself has a wonderful setting and fabulously large windows to frame the view. We had been concerned having read other reviews, that there may be loads and loads of bus loads of visitors turning up, but we never found it to be crowded although if you want to eat in the Mural room, you must book.
We stayed in a cabin.... No internet but didn't need it.... The lodge has internet though. Nice proximity to Jackson Hole to the South and Yellowstone/old faithful to the north.🌲🦌 Waiting to go back someday.