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About Jackson Hole
Discover the Beauty of Wyoming
As gorgeous and welcoming as Hotel Jackson is, we know we’re but a base camp for you to experience one of the most wild and intact ecosystems in the world. Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, and the national forests and wilderness areas surrounding them, are home to diverse wildlife, geologic wonders, and open spaces. Jackson Hole, where ritzy meets rustic, draws engaged, curious, international travelers, and we have yet to meet one who isn’t awed by its beauty and strong sense of community. Hotel Jackson, a family-owned, luxury boutique hotel with deep roots in the area, is perfectly situated for you to make the most of your time in this magical area.
Hotel Jackson is nestled in the heart of the quaint but urban town of Jackson, where cafes and boutiques are just steps from our front door. Still, the southern entrance to Grand Teton National Park is only a short 20-minute drive. Yellowstone is one hour from our front door. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, consistently rated as one of North America’s top ski resorts, is also about 20 minutes away. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, one of North America’s -- and arguably the world’s -- most renowned and legendary ski resorts, is also just a short 20 minute drive.
Jackson Hole is part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE), an area almost as big as the state of Maine. It includes Yellowstone National Park and the 30,000 square miles of land around it and is one of the largest nearly intact temperate-zone ecosystems on the planet. It also holds the largest concentration of wildlife in the lower 48: bison, elk, moose, grizzly and black bears, more than 350 species of birds, wolves, mountain lions, and fox, among other animals. It is home to more than one dozen glaciers, a supervolcano, the highest concentration of geysers in the world, more than 3,000 miles of hiking trails, and six ski resorts. There truly is nowhere else like it in the world.
Within the GYE, Jackson Hole—a “hole” is what early explorers to this area called alpine valleys surrounded by mountains—is a study in contrasts. It is home to Grand Teton National Park and much of the Bridger-Teton National Forest, yet also the town of Jackson, where both culture and history meet. Explore streets brimming with western heritage and history while also perusing art galleries exhibiting pieces by Rembrandt, Picasso, and Frederic Remington. Jackson presents a truly unique culture and unparalleled vacation experience, whether you are hitting the ski slopes, rafting the whitewater of the Snake, or on a wildlife safari scouting for Grizzlies, you are sure to make memories of a lifetime and live your own wild west.
Jackson Hole has been selected as one of the top 15 sustainable tourism communities in the world by the World Travel and Tourism Council. Our residents and business are always looking for new and better ways to ensure visitors make memories that will last a lifetime while limiting the human footprint on our environment.