Teton Mountain Range
It’s difficult to add to the list of superlatives that have been used throughout history to describe the Teton mountain range. It’s not much of an exaggeration to say that the Teton mountains account for why many, both domestic and international travelers descend in this Yellowstone-Teton region, in all seasons. Many do so simply for a personal glimpse of the Tetons staggering beauty while others flock to the Tetons for their incredible recreation opportunities.
Wyoming, the Cowboy State, can rightfully lay claim to the 40 plus miles of this Rocky Mountain range. The first glimpse of the Tetons as one descends down Togwotee Pass to the valley floor, or approaching from the south gate of Yellowstone National Park, well; it almost takes one’s breath away.
Hundreds of thousands of deplanements into the Jackson Hole Airport are tallied annually. It’s a small, by most urban standards, but lovely facility and extremely easy to maneuver in for both arrivals and departures and securing rental cars. Making it even more unique; this is the only airport in the United States that owns the distinction of being in a national park, in this case, Grand Teton Nation Park.
The view from the air of the Grand Teton Mountain Range is a stark reminder that you’re in an extraordinary place and that this will indeed be a very unique vacation.
Wyoming’s legitimate claim to the Tetons doesn’t in the least discourage their Idaho neighbors from asserting that the Tetons, as viewed from the western flank, are indeed their own. After all, the major peaks; the Grand Teton, Mount Owen, Teewinot, the Middle and South Teton loom dramatically over Teton Valley, Idaho, often referred to as “the quiet side of the Tetons.” Many feel the Tetons are even more spectacular in their appearance from the Idaho side as they completely dominate the eastern sky. Most visitors to Teton Springs Lodge & Spa arrive knowing the Tetons are more than just a pretty face. Both sides of these mountains are meant to be played in; they hold the key to a world of discovery, recreation and adventure.
Ski getaways often represent the yearly highlight for many travelers versus the more popular and traditional summer time vacation. Snow sliders have so many choices for an annual cold weather trek to the mountains. Teton Springs Lodge & Spa winter guests, like all skiers and snowboarders making their way to Grand Targhee, hope that the word hasn’t spread too far and wide on just how magical this Alta, Wyoming resort can be. Targhee is cradled in the west slope of the Tetons, a full-service resort with two mountain peaks and over 2,500 acres of skiable terrain. Known for its wide-open terrain and incredible scenic beauty that’s only enhanced with spectacular views of the Tetons once you reach the summit. This cozy, enchanting resort is user-friendly and features a charming base village with all of the services needed to enjoy a stellar day on the slopes. However, it’s tough to keep a good secret secure, especially when everyone wants to sing the praises of this Wyoming gem. Fortunately for destination guests, this Northern Rocky icon is easily accessible by major airlines, into both Jackson Hole and Idaho Falls Airports. With direct non-stop flights offered from major US cities, skiers can often arrive in time to shake off the travel blahs with a ski on Teton Springs Lodge’s groomed Nordic track.
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.
Many of the winter enthusiasts to Teton Springs return for the unprecedented summer recreation this Teton area is famous for; touring Grand Teton & Yellowstone National Parks, hiking, mountain biking, fly-fishing, wildlife tours, whitewater/scenic rafting, kayaking, horseback riding and the list goes on and on. Another major draw for Lodge & mountain log home guests are the popular stay-and-play golf packages with resort partner, The Bronze Buffalo Sporting Club, featuring the award-winning Headwaters Golf Club.
The quality of Headwaters golf, designed by legendary golfer Byron Nelson, is recognized throughout the intermountain west as a challenging, but fair, golf experience with exquisite 360-degree views of the Teton and Big Hole Mountain ranges. The Nelson par 3 course, also on property, provides fun outings for the less serious player, especially families. Guests of Teton Springs and the mountain log homes under lodge’s management, are welcome to play both of these member-only golf courses as well as taking a refreshing dip in the outdoor heated pool and working out the kinks at the complete Fitness Center.
The opportunities are limitless for family and friends to create lifetime memories surrounded by the great outdoors in this Yellowstone-Teton playground.
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