Teton Springs Lodge & Spa in Victor, Idaho, offers three, four- and five-bedroom mountain log homes that warrant a serious look for those planning to say “I Do” in this Yellowstone-Teton area. These residences boast wide-open multi-level floor plans, fully-equipped kitchens, large balconies sporting staggering views of the Big Hole & Teton Mountains and the lush landscape of the Headwaters Golf Course. What also attracts destination weddings to Teton Springs is the access to some of the Rocky Mountains unlimited recreation opportunities, on both the Idaho & Wyoming sides of the Tetons. The larger of these cabins at Teton Springs Lodge near Jackson Hole Wyoming can accommodate up to 14 guests. They provide the perfect sanctuary to gather with friends and family here in Teton Valley to celebrate the upcoming nuptials, and also enjoy all the amenities available at Teton Springs Resort.
The Stillwaters Spa & Salon is a major draw for all guests of Teton Springs and catering to wedding parties is their particular niche. This 5,000 square foot facility is located on the ground floor of the lodge and specializes in all the services the wedding party and their guests will need to look and feel their best on the special day. Services include; facials and skin care, hair & nail services, makeup application and updos, a variety of massage services including deep tissue, Swedish, hot stone, sport, reflexology, as well as a two-person therapy suite. Catered Champagne brunches can be arranged for the entire wedding party to enjoy while enjoying their spa day.
Often wedding parties plan their special day to coincide with Grand Targhee’s annual Music Festival schedule. While Targhee enjoys a virtual cult following among winter guests flocking to these cabins near Jackson Hole Wyoming, for their renowned powder skiing, Targhee’s music events can now claim the same feverish devotion. Music lovers from across the country gather here every summer to attend Targhee Fest, featuring an eclectic lineup of rock, country & Americana and the August Bluegrass Festival, long considered to be the granddaddy of western bluegrass festivals. Chairlift rides to the top of Targhee’s mountain, activities for the kids, and an eclectic blend of food and art vendors create a friendly vibe at all of Targhee’s events.
Destination wedding guests always allow themselves enough time to visit the town of Jackson Hole, especially the Town Square, known for its world-class art galleries, restaurants and of course shopping. However, it’s the outdoor activities that are the main draw for Teton Springs guests and hiking is always at the top of list. Teton Springs Resort is located in the Yellowstone-Teton region, thus serving as a convenient gateway to unlimited hiking in nearby Yellowstone & Teton National Parks. However, visitors to the lodge need only step outside their guest room or cabin and within minutes will find themselves amid some of the best hiking in the Northern Rockies. Teton Valley and the surrounding area are a Mecca for hiking, whether it’s a short jaunt to simply check out the “back-yard”, which just happens to be the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, or, fulfill a need to conquer more rugged terrain. Beautiful wildflowers blanket the landscape with a sea of color and the smell of Rocky Mountain Spruce overwhelm the senses.
Take a scenic chairlift ride to the top of the mountain at Grand Targhee Resort and enjoy breathtaking views of the Jedediah Smith Wilderness area from the Teton viewing area. Or, a short excursion from Teton Springs to nearby Darby Wind Caves delights visitors with waterfalls splashing down the canyon rim and provides hikers with a refreshing break. This Teton area is home to elk, moose, deer, bighorn sheep, black & grizzly bear, bald eagles, hawks and many other species. The folks at Teton Springs Lodge can also arrange for a guided hike with an area naturalist for a more in-depth understanding and personal connection with this magnificent area.
The professional wedding planners at Teton Springs Headwaters Club, in conjunction with the lodge staff, will assist in the planning of the perfect day. Whether it’s an intimate ceremony for 20 people or a full-scale shindig in the resort’s wedding tent, every last detail will be attended to. Outdoor wedding venues offering stellar views include: The Ponds, Caddis Lake, and the Rammel Barn, a historic barn on property and one of the most picturesque sites for a western wedding. Teton Springs, the perfect place to say “I Do.”