|If you plan to vacation near Jackson's Rendezvous Mountain, your choices
are to stay in Teton Village at the base of the ski area, or along Highway
390 in condos or a bed and breakfast inn (definitely less expensive than
being near the slopes).
About 4 miles south of Teton Village (along Highway 390 on the way to
Jackson) is an area containing the Jackson Hole Racquet Club Condos &
Rental Homes, the Teton Pines Townhouses, and the Sassy Moose Inn.
A small "mall" at the Racquet club has a great restaurant, a small market,
and liquor store. The rates are VERY reasonable at these condos and
homes during the winter, but you will need a rental car and be prepared
to drive 8 miles to town and 4 miles to the ski area, or use the area bus.
|Most of the condominiums are "up the hill and over the dale" from Teton
Village and located near bus routes for transportation to the lifts.
Most of the private homes are "up the mountain" along steep roads above
New for 2004 are quite a few new hotels and lodges which expand the
number of available hotel rooms, shopping, and restaurants. A huge
Four Seasons luxury hotel is next to Bridger Center and Granite Ridge is
adding townhomes. Crystal Springs Lodge is next to the Mangy Moose.
This lovely lodge was the first hotel built in Teton Village during 1965 and reflects the Bavarian owners' heritage. A warm, inviting lobby greets guests along with a friendly staff.
It has two of the most popular restaurants in
Teton Village. The casual Bistro is a favorite lunch and apres ski
spot featuring a roaring fireplace, fun bar, and outdoor dining when weather
is nice. Colorful international flags add to the festive atmosphere.
The Alpenhof also has a Four Star dining room featuring wild game dishes and other continental selections. It's known as one of the best restaurants in the Jackson area.
The lodge has 42 rooms and suites all furnished with Tryolean touches. Some have balconies or fireplaces and suites have Jacuzzi tubs. The two bedroom Arlberg Suite includes 2 bathrooms and a separate living room with bar and refrigerator.
Two "feature rooms" are the Edelweiss Room and the Alpine Room both
with outstanding furnishing and decor. The spacious Edelweiss is
a corner Junior Suite with a king bed, fireplace, 2 balconies, and a wet
bar. Just next door and slightly smaller, the Alpine Room has a large
balcony, king bed, fireplace with sitting area, and handcrafted wooden
beams as shown below for a touch of Bavarian splendor!
If you are looking for comfortable surroundings with personal service, the Alpenhof would be a great destination.
The Four Seasons Resort opened in 2003 with 124 rooms including 17 private residences and 40 resident club units. It is perfectly located at the base of the mountain near the lift and gondola with the ski-in and out section strategically located on the slopes.
The resort features many different lobbies, lounges, and comfortable areas to relax or visit friends or family. Areas facing the mountain have gorgeous views!
Two restaurants, The Peak for casual cuisine and The West Bank Grill for a fine dining experience, provide a wide array of menu selections.
All guest rooms and suites have a balcony or terrace with either valley or mountain views. Decor and interiors are in warm southwestern tones with touches of the west. Most also feature a fireplace.
The Suites are handsome and quite spacious. Some of the larger ones include a full kitchen, dining area, and large living room in addition to the bedrooms.
The hotel also has a full service spa, Ski and Summer Activities Concierge, outdoor pool, whirlpools and fitness center. Supervised children's activities can be arranged.
If you are looking for an elegant resort with all the services you might want during a mountain vacation, the Four Seasons would be an excellent choice.
Previously known as the Renaissance Hotel, this large full service resort has now become the "Snake River Lodge & Spa" as part of Vail Resorts consortium. With 101 rooms and 43 condominium units, it is far larger than a "lodge"!
The decor is elegant "western" with massive posts and beams throughout. Two restaurants offer fine dining with regional cuisine while a wine bar serves aperitifs in the lobby.
A huge spa, fitness center, and pool facility has been added for guests' enjoyment. The heated indoor pool leads to an outdoor pool surrounded with boulders. I was ready to jump in!
The Snake River Lodge and Spa is one of Jackson's largest full service hotels.
Cody House is a 4 unit condominium located right next to the Bridger Gondola and above the "Kids Ranch" daycare center. Units A through D are on the top floor.
We stayed in a 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bathroom unit
(B) managed by Rendezvous Mountain Rentals and were impressed with the
spaciousness of the rooms and interesting layout. A kitchen and bar
overlooked a large living room and dining area decorated with comfortable
furnishings. Wrap around floor to ceiling windows had 120 degree
views of the entire mountain and across the nearby lifts to the Four Seasons
Hotel. It doesn't get any better than this!
Both massive bedrooms included sitting areas large enough for a sofa and chair plus en suite bathrooms. A half bath was along the hallway.
A large deck overlooking the ski slopes held a huge hot tub with wonderful views of the mountain, ski school, gondola, and activities below.
We also stayed in the other condominiums and each are large and comfortable - perfect for couples or families wanting luxury just a few steps from the gondola and slopes. Large families like ours can rent all three and just be steps down the interior hallway from each other.
This ski-in and ski-out condominum is next to the Mangy Moose and in addition to having luxury accommodations also has outstanding views of Jackson Mountain and the valley. It is right next to the Arial Tram.
One, two, and three bedroom condos are available and feature hardwood floors, fireplaces, gorgeous kitchens, and luxury furnishings.
The master bedroom is very spacious and has a large ensuite bathroom with an oversized jacuzzi and walk-in shower.
Guests with cars will appreciate the underground parking garage. If you are looking for centrally located condos with lots of features and amenties, the Crystal Springs Lodge units would be perfect.
Right next to Cody House (just a few more steps from the lifts) is Teton Club, a fractional ownership condominium resort, also available for vacation rentals to non-owners. Frankly, I'm pleased to see this new development since it signals that growth is finally starting to happen to Teton Village and will add more places to stay and dine.
It is decorated with the finest in furnishings - elegant western rustic, as I call it. The large, rambling lounge is accented with a huge stone fireplace and log posts two stories tall.
|We toured a 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit, beautifully
decorated. The living room opened onto a large deck with mountain
views and had sofas and chairs facing a large fireplace.
The kitchen was fully equipped and had a breakfast bar with three chairs. The dining room table was nearby.
One bedroom had twin beds and the master bedroom had a king bed and large bathroom with Jacuzzi tub.
Teton Club is a private residence club, but often has 2 or 3 bedroom units available for weekly rentals.
Granite Ridge is a new development on a hill to the immediate right of Teton Village. "Log cabins" is an understatement since they are some of the largest and most deluxe accommodations in this area! Don't be fooled by appearances! Rendezvous Mountain Rentals arranged for us to view two of these - a 2 bedroom and a 4 bedroom house.
The 4 bedroom, 4 1/2 bathroom house was absolutely HUGE! A "great room" contained a large living room on one end with big well equipped kitchen on the other with a dining room large enough for 8 in between.
The master bedroom was large enough to hold a sitting area with couch and downstairs were more bedrooms with one being a 2nd "great room" complete with bunk beds, TV area, and enough room to have a party. This unit was hands down one of the largest "4 bedrooms" that we saw. It was located on the backside of the hill with no views of the mountains, but a large family would be delighted with all the space.
This "great room" had the living area with a massive
fireplace at one end (with gorgeous views of the mountain - pardon that
we closed the shades for best photography) and a dining table for 6 and
kitchen at the other end.
Stairs lead down to two bedrooms and baths - the spacious master had a king bed and beautiful desk overlooking the slopes. This was one of the most luxurious 2 bedroom rental units we've ever seen in all our travels! (kudos to the owners for the wonderful accommodations).
We didn't see any moose at Moose Creek, but found a wonderful mountain side development of townhomes with their very own lift!
We viewed Townhome #4 (also managed by Rendezvous Mountain Rentals)
discovered a three level unit with a bedroom on the first floor, two bedrooms
on the second, and huge "great room" on the top floor which included a
living room and game table and chairs at one end.
The kitchen was fully equipped with a breakfast bar, desk, and balcony. Doors led to a balcony.
The bedrooms were spacious and decorated with light and airy fabrics. A stairway connected the two lower levels of bedrooms with the big living area on the top floor.
This Moose Creek Townhome would give a large family lots of space, views, and best of all is just steps from the private lift to the mountains!
Many other condominiums and private homes are at Teton Village in all ranges of rates. A few are within walking distance of the lifts, some are ski-in ski-out. Others are near the bus route. Rendezvous Mountain Rentals manages many of these and is a good contact for more information and reservations. Visit my Jackson links page for other accommodations mentioned in this article.
If your destination is Jackson or Teton Village, you'll find lots of
choices of accommodations.