If you’re looking for a low-key vacation and a quick weekend getaway, Jackson Hole should cure your wanderlust and give you a nice glimpse of a potentially longer summer trip. With all the perks of a foodie vacation, Jackson Hole offers shopping, skiing and nature hikes galore.
RUSTic Inn @ Jackson hole
Check in at the Rustic Inn at Jackson Hole. While skiiers will crave the easy access of Rendezvous Peak (10,927 feet above sea level) at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, those of us less skilled at extreme skiing will be happy to settle in nearby. Rustic Inn is more budget-friendly than the Rusty Parrot Lodge and offers little cabins, teepees, a spa and shuttle service.
Rustic Inn is centrally located and you may just want to explore the resort this evening. If you get in early know that you can walk into Jackson, head over to the adjacent National Elk Refuge, or take an evening stroll on Flat Creek before heading back to the resort for fireside dining.
Persephone Bakery boulangerie & café
Start your day with a cafe mocha and a croissant from Persephone’s Bakery. This boutique bakery is on East Broadway and a perfect stop if you’re heading into town or grabbing a quick to-go breakfast on your way over to Yellowstone. We highly recommend Yellowstone Day Tours to make the most of your day in the wilderness and explore via snowmobile or group van. They also have tours of Grand Teton National Park and well worth the cost as you’ll get to see and learn about the area, history, wildlife and get the best photos all while staying safe. As we are literally walking into the home of many wild animals, it’s important to have a guide who can tell you where to go and where not to go.
Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole Valley: Moose, Wyoming
If you’re hoping to just relax and forego the half or full day wilderness tours you can also just head over to the Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center on your way to the National Elk Refuge which is located right next to Rustic Inn. You can actually see the eagles and elk from the Inn, and while mesmerizing know that the refuge closes at 5pm… so be sure to get there early if you want to make a day of it.
National Elk Refuge: Jackson, Wyoming
After a wilderness packed day yesterday chances are you are ready to explore what else Jackson Hole has to offer. A great morning to wake up late be sure to take advantage of the Rustic Inn gourmet breakfast available 6/7am- 10am.
When you’re ready to meander out and explore Jackson head towards Made. Made is a unique shop with plenty of fun gift and wild wild west items to satisfy your cultural shopping needs. You can also check out the Jackson Hole Resort Store or head over to Teton Village about 12 miles NW from Jackson for ski needs and all things snowy and the Mangy Moose Saloon.
MADE Unique Handmade Gifts in the U.S.A
If staying in Jackson for the afternoon check out Trio. A little fancy for some we love the ease of the wood fired pizzas and the appetizers to munch before heading out for the rest of our day. Kid-friendly, Trio also has the basics like peperoni pizza and waffle fries.
TRIO Restaurant wood-fired pizzas
If you’re heading out this evening and will need that extra pick me up before dinner. You can meander to the High Tea at 4pm over at Persephone’s or try the amazing coffees at the Cowboy Coffee Company , they close at 6pm.
The Jackson Hole Airport (JAC) is so close to main stretch in Jackson that you can probably stay in town for dinner. Before you leave your last stop should be Bin 22 for dinner. More of a wine bar, there is a cheese course and lighter meals with smaller portions, perfect before a late flight.