by Kristin Franks
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
- Guided tours and outdoor activities
- Onsite dining at the Dining Room
- Playground, outdoor pool and kiddie pool
Every August for 19 years I meet my youngest son at JENNY Lake Lodge. It has become a tradition for us. We love everything about the lodge and the employees that make it “our special place”.
Over the years I have taken my two granddaughters who need a break from “social media”so they say.
We had a rocky start as somehow they overbooked. Our 3-night stay was cut to 2-nights -- even though I had a confirmation! While it was disappointing, the reservations team worked hard at getting us a room at Jackson Lake Lodge for the one night. They offered no discounts and the hosts seemed unaware of our issues upon our arrival.
We stayed in Elderberry, a king duplex cabin. The cabin was clean and comfortable. The bed & pillows were great! No view from the room as there are big trees in front.
Dinner at Jenny Lake is an event. They require reservations which is a pain as sometimes you don't know where the day will lead you. You have to plan your hikes accordingly. Additionally, they don't seem to give any priority to guests of the lodge. The food is delicious though. Each meal is 5 courses but they are smaller portions so it doesn't seem like too much food. They will make adjustments to fit dietary needs, which was great. Breakfast is all you can eat! You can order all you want off the menu and it's included in your room price. The huckleberry waffles were my favorite.
Overall, Jenny Lake Lodge was a great place to stay. Great nearby hiking, free bikes & horseback riding, excellent restaurant. I would definitely stay there again.