48 Hours in Jackson Hole, Wyoming
This luxe ski town boasts outdoor adventure with unbeatable views.
Known for its high-end hotels, spas, and amenities, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, attracts guests searching for the ultimate wellness retreat. Located in the middle of the Grand Tetons, only a few miles south of Yellowstone National Park, it's the perfect location for skiing, hiking, and snowshoeing. Here, how to indulge and decompress during an ideal weekend getaway.
WHERE TO STAY
Check into Amangani or “peaceful home" and book the Grand Teton Suite, featuring a wraparound balcony with a 360-degree view of the mountain range and a cozy window-side fireplace. Unwind after your flight with a peak to feet full-body Himalayan crystal salt scrub at their on-site spa.
Or, if you're looking for an authentic log cabin feel without sacrificing extravagance, check out Fireside Resort. Book the Wedge Cabin, bundle up, and relax by the fire pit on your own private deck. Add the AlpenGlow sunset tour to your reservation: an hour-long private plane ride where you can see the glowing red and orange hues above the mountains.
Get up early and drive about 20 minutes into town to Persephone Supply, a French-inspired café with an airy, white interior and healthy breakfast choices. Try the granola parfait with rose-scented honey or the grain bowl topped with a farm fresh poached egg.
Hit the slopes before the crowd at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, where novice to near-professional skiers can all enjoy the 133 trails. Adrenaline fans can opt for helicopter skiing and make tracks through fresh, untouched powder. Stop for a quick lunch at Piste Mountain Bistro, located at the top of the Bridger Gondola. The crispy salad with kale and grapefruit is a house favorite.
After a full day on the slopes, reward tired muscles with a hot stone massage or trip to the hot tub, both at the Amangani spa. Then enjoy dinner by the fireplace at Snake River Grill, only a 10-minute drive from the spa. Start with the warm black mission figs with French goat cheese, toasted walnuts, and local sunflower sprouts and try the pan seared halibut with artichoke risotto for your main dish.
Start your morning at Lotus, about 10 minutes away from either hotel, which features sustainably-sourced organic ingredients and caters to paleo, vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free diets. Don’t miss the pitaya bowl topped with raw granola, lucuma-cinnamon (a caramel-flavored powder rich in antioxidants and fiber, tossed with cinnamon) dusted dates, bee pollen, mint, and mulberries.
After breakfast, go snowshoeing with a naturalist guide on a private tour for a panoramic view of the Tetons in Cottonwood forest. Warm up during lunch with homemade soups and grilled sandwiches inside a tepee with a roaring wood-burning stove along Snake River. In the afternoon, head to the National Elk Refuge and check out the wildlife while fat biking.
Wrap up the trip at Wild Sage, an intimate restaurant inside the rustic Rusty Parrot Lodge. Start with the chef’s salad topped with local gouda cheese and try the miso roasted salmon with edamame as a main.