What will ultimately guide what particular accommodations a visitor chooses when visiting the Yellowstone-Teton area depends on many factors. Considerations include; what time of year is the planned visit, what activities does one wish to pursue on the trip, how adventuresome one is, and also the general make-up of the family or group taking vacation together. A hotel near Jackson Hole that should top the list is Teton Springs Lodge & Spa in Victor, Idaho. This lovely condo-hotel is nestled in the village section of the premier Teton Springs Resort community, only 20 miles from Jackson Hole. Location is only one element that makes this the optimum choice in which to pursue all the recreation and activities available on both sides of the Teton Mountains.
Another misconception many would-be travelers have is that hotels near Jackson Hole are only in high demand primarily during the summer months. Naturally, the peak summer months attract folks from around the globe, given that the entrance to Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks are accessed through this charming and authentic western town. The Jackson Hole Airport, served by the major airline carriers is located in Grand Teton National Park, only minutes from downtown, making this amazing destination relatively easy & affordable to reach. Guests making their temporary vacation nest at Teton Springs Lodge & Spa also utilize another viable option when planning their air travel to the Tetons, and this is flying into the Idaho Falls Regional Airport. Both Jackson Hole & Idaho Falls are just a little over an hour’s drive of Teton Springs, allowing trippers some flexibility when traveling to this area.
Savvy travelers from everywhere instinctively understand the grandeur of Yellowstone, our nation’s first national park. Countless stories and striking video abound in books, TV and feature films exposing the rugged beauty and uniqueness of this splendid environment. Yellowstone is currently being called one of the last wild, untamed places in North America. And deservedly so. Almost every Teton Springs Lodge & Spa guest puts Yellowstone at the top of their “must visit” list and ultimately choose the “National Parks Package” that is offered at this boutique hotel. One can choose either a one- or two-bedroom luxury suite with convenient access to the Stillwaters Spa & Salon and other resort amenities.
However, what many don’t appreciate is how magnificent Yellowstone appears during other times of the calendar year. Once can only imagine how spectacular the park appears during the fall season, with changing foliage creating even a grander scene highlighted with cooler, crisp days. It’s easy, particularly in September and October, to truly lose oneself in the splendor of Yellowstone. This is enhanced by the simple fact that traffic through the park is significantly reduced in what is referred to as the “off season,” a time when the tourists have packed up and settled back into their homes. The off-season pace is relaxed and wildlife viewing unobstructed, especially if one ventures off the roadways.
Teton Springs Lodge & Spa also attracts significant visitors to their hotel during the winter season. Again, Yellowstone is often a major draw, a fact that may surprise many. A guided snowmobile trip into our nation’s first national park on the back of a sled is like a magical mystery tour; you never know what’s around the next bend. It’s also a very intimate way to experience Old Faithful and an abundance of other less famous, but equally as striking steaming geysers. And be ready for the ultimate Kodak moments as you’ll often find yourself literally face to face with the bison that share the snowpack roadways.
We are always struck by the stark beauty and almost eerie stillness of the park when it’s blanketed with snow and the roadways are closed to all vehicles (except for snow coaches and snowmobiles of course). The National Park service limits the number of sleds entering the park each day, allowing for an abundance of solitude and a sereneness that’s challenging to experience on summer excursions when the bulk of travelers visit. Yellowstone’s character is altered dramatically with the changing of the seasons, but one thing is constant, it always fills one with awe.