The best winter vacations are like any great vacation. You return to your “normal” routine feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and maybe even more connected to the family or friends you shared time with on your getaway. For many planning a winter vacation, best to focus on a destination where snowfall is a predominant feature. This of course speaks to the avid skier or snowboarder where virtually everything is planned according to “annual average snowfall,” acres of skiable terrain, lodging and restaurants at the base of the mountain, perhaps easy access to experience the region’s backcountry terrain, and maybe even Ski School options.
Best Winter Vacations at Teton Springs Lodge – Play, Relax
The best winter vacations for many each year is the trip taken to Teton Springs Lodge & Spa. This boutique hotel located in the heart of Victor, Idaho and Yellowstone-Teton country, is also an immensely popular summer destination given the award-winning Headwaters Golf Club, Stillwaters Spa & Salon and private fly fishing lakes and ponds on site. However, winter aficionado’s flock to Teton Springs for its prime location in the nation’s Snow Belt, its beauty, sense of tranquility and first rate accommodations. Teton Springs is located within a half hour’s drive to two of the country’s best ski resorts, Grand Targhee & Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
Teton Springs Lodge & Spa, while firmly set in eastern Idaho, practically straddles the Wyoming border. It is truly located in the best of both worlds. Guests can also enjoy the pristine 9k of groomed Nordic track that is adjacent to the lodge. It’s perfect for a leisurely cross-country ski, snowshoe tour, or Fat bike ride. To truly escape and see Northern Rockies wildlife in their natural environment, the Caribou-Targhee National Forest borders the 780 acre Teton Springs Resort. It’s an easy trek from any of the accommodations here, which in addition to the gracious hotel, guests’ book well in advance the luxury mountain log homes that are surrounded by the forest.
Winter Vacation Exploring the Yellowstone-Teton Region
A family or group who choose this Yellowstone-Teton region for their winter ski vacation will have few options better suited for their needs than a 3, 4 or 5- bedroom luxury mountain home available for rent through Teton Springs Lodge & Spa.
Nestled in the trees of the resort with golf course views, now naturally blanketed in snow, guests will enjoy stellar views from the huge living room windows that grace these homes. Each home is custom decorated and offers all the amenities a visitor could want in their vacation rental accommodations. Each home is the epitome of elegance and grace with a western flare, a fireplace to gather around with a steaming cup of hot chocolate in hand, well-equipped kitchen, propane outdoor barbecue, and large private decks optimum for the extraordinary wildlife viewing guests are treated to, in all seasons. It’s not unusual for the resident moose to pass through on its way back into the Caribou-Targhee National Forest that borders the resort or to see a Bald Eagle soaring over the ponds in search of a meal.
A Winter Vacation in a BEAUTIFUL Log Home
All of these homes offer the ultimate private retreat, a distinct advantage for families with children in tow and provide a true sense of “home away from home” comfort that many crave while on vacation. The attached garage allows for easy and secure access into the home and the neighborhood streets are perfect for mom, dad and young children. The lack of traffic in this resort community enhances the safe environment for all family activities, whether it’s a summer jog or a winter jaunt on snow shoes to explore the Teton Springs property. Everyone is guaranteed to enjoy this getaway and this visit could possibly earn the title of best winter ski vacation ever!