Caribou-Targhee National Forest
When a visitor to Teton Valley, Idaho, chooses Teton Springs Lodge & Spa for their Rocky Mountain getaway, they are literally in the recreation capital of the west and the term “perfect day” takes on new meaning.
Teton Springs straddles the Wyoming/Idaho border, an area blessed in natural resources. This is a year-round destination and the knowledgeable staff at Teton Springs can provide all the expertise a guest will need to enjoy their time in this vast region of outdoor activities and adventure.
The one and two-bedroom Lodge suites are elegant and provide that home-away-from-home feeling while you’re discovering the nearby Caribou-Targhee National Forest and the region’s prized possessions; Grand Teton and Yellowstone National parks. And for the ultimate luxury and space for everyone in the party to spread out and feel totally spoiled, the western influenced mountain log homes feature well-appointed kitchens, whirlpool tubs, cozy gas fireplaces and decks for entertaining or simply enjoying the view of the surrounding Big Hole & Teton Mountains and the Headwaters Golf Course. All of the three, four & five-bedroom custom built homes are the epitome of grace and elegance.
There’s no need to travel far to discover the wonders of Teton Valley
Teton Springs guests can virtually leave the car parked and simply step outside their accommodations and head to the trails that surround the resort, namely the Southern Valley Trail System in the Caribou-Targhee Forest. Teton Valley Trails & Pathways, a longtime valley non-profit and a trustworthy partner with the Caribou-Targhee Forest, avail the public with an immense network of trails throughout Teton Valley for year-round enjoyment. Hop on the mountain bike or lace up your favorite hiking shoes; it only takes minutes for a journey where you’ll find yourself totally immersed in the sights, sounds & adventures that await just steps from the resort borders. The Caribou-Targhee National Forest is one of seven national forests in the state of Idaho, with the federal government owning and managing over 60% of Idaho’s total land. This all attests to the fact that Idaho, the gem state, is a most worthy playground.
Idaho’s significant natural resources includes some of the most awe-inspiring rivers in the country and can legitimately claim bragging rights to offering some of the best fly fishing and water sports in North America. With the dramatic array of water and the magnificent Teton Mountains, it’s no wonder that Teton Valley and surrounding area is referred to as Mountain River Country. Besides the impressive biking and hiking, guests will also enjoy wildlife adventure tours in Teton National Park, scenic chairlift rides to the summit of Grand Targhee Resort, golf, whitewater rafting and day trips to Mesa Falls where you’ll be greeted by thunderous waterfalls, located in the heart of the Caribou-Targhee Forest. And a visitor simply can’t visit Teton Springs without venturing off trail on the back of a horse! Saddle up and experience the ruggedness and splendor of the authentic west. Journey through wide-open meadows blanketed with wildflowers and be pleasantly overwhelmed with the distinct aroma of sage brush with the Bronze Buffalo Sporting Club wranglers.
Winter season in the Tetons is equally as enticing, with the lure of the best snow in North America beckoning powder hounds to the slopes of Grand Targhee, another jewel in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. Targhee is cradled in the west slope of the Tetons, offering two mountains and over 2,500 acres of skiable terrain and can easily boast over 500” of snowfall annually. The slopes are ideally suited for the intermediate skier and snowboarder and families gravitate to Targhee for its friendly vibe, easy-to-maneuver base village and kids’ programs. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, known for its legendary “steeps & deeps” is also nearby.
For those looking for the nirvana of all powder ski experiences in the Lower 48, namely heli skiing, Teton Springs offers a signature product in the name of High Mountain Heli Skiing. This iconic heli ski company has been thrilling skiers with backcountry access, and gobs of powder to play in, since 1974. High Mountain Heli Skiing and Teton Springs may just be the perfect partnership for providing thrilling winter adventures. Packages for all winter adventures are available in the Lodge and mountain log homes. And don’t forget to add a treatment or two at the full-service Stillwaters Spa & Salon located on the ground floor of the Lodge. Your tired muscles will thank you for it!
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