Jackson Hole regulars Kate Stirling, SVP of styling behemoth The Wall Group, along with Wendi Ferreira—stylist to Shia LaBeouf and Chris Pine—break down all things summer & winter in everyone’s new favorite getaway spot.
The winter season lasts for about 3.5 months from late November to early March with an average temperature below 35°F. The warmest months are early June to mid September. With an average high of 68°F.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
December and January are the best time to hit the slopes. Summer tends to be the busiest time of year and is ideal for white water rafting, climbing, biking, hiking, horseback riding, and kayaking.
LAY OF THE LAND
While the town is officially called Jackson, “The Hole” is actually the valley and it’s about 13 miles wide by 48 miles long and is elevated around 6,500 feet. The Hole’s western side is walled off by the Teton Range. Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Lake take up the northwestern side of the town.
Wilson is a small town about 7 miles from Jackson. It’s a rustic city at the eastern base of the Teton Pass. It’s friendly and quaint, known for their prestigious real estate, backcountry ski activities in the winter, and mountain biking in the summer.
Teton Village is located about 12 miles from Jackson and is known for its ski slopes, coffee shops, boutiques, ski bars, and live music events.
Moose is a small community located in Grand Teton National Park. Historically focused on ranching and farming, Moose has adapted to the tourist entertainment industry and now has shops and restaurants.
WHERE TO STAY
Four Seasons Resort
Luxurious rustic resort in Teton Village with three top-notch restaurants and excellent service all around. Ski-in, ski-out property with ski concierge, storage, and rentals.
7680 Granite Loop Rd / Teton Village / 307.732.5000
If you’re looking for luxury, look no further than this hilltop retreat on the outskirts of Grand Teton National Park. The hotel’s design is rustic, clean, and minimalistic to highlight the natural beauty of the resort.
“For lux vibes.”
1535 NE Butte Rd / Jackson / 307.734.7333
Award-winning boutique hotel located at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village. Trendy, eco-friendly, and strays away from the commonly found rustic theme with modern furniture and pops of color.
3335 Village Dr / Teton Village / 307.201.6065
Mountain Modern Motel
Located in the heart of Jackson Hole within walking distance to all the restaurants and bars. This is far from your average motel and has a vibrant welcoming vibe.
380 W Broadway / Jackson / 307.733.4340
Chill, natural environment. Rooms are stylish, cozy, and walking distance to restaurants and activities.
“For hipster vibes.”
215 N Cache St / Jackson / 307.733.3668
The Rustic Inn
Beautiful property on 10 acres of private grounds with a creek running through it. Offers stand-alone cabins, guestrooms, and high-end suites.
“For family vibes.”
475 North Cache Street / Jackson / 1.800.323.9279
Clear Creek Group
Luxury rental lodging accommodations. Ranging from one bedroom homes to seven bedroom estates. Full concierge service.
120 W Pearl Ave / Jackson / 307.732.3400
Grand Targhee Resort
Year-round ski resort located in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. Offers slope side rooms or studios and suites. Skiing, horseback riding, snowshoeing and more.
3300 Ski Hill Rd / Alta / 307.353.2300
Family-owned cozy spot with something for everyone. Vegetarian and vegan options. Heated patio for the winter months.
“Incredible Thai food.”
7342 Granite Loop Rd / Teton Village / 307.733.0022
One of the most famous views in Teton Valley. Neighborhood pub, great for a rowdy late-night scene and authentic local experience.
“The best wings and burgers.”
4125 US-89 / Jackson / 307.732.2473
Street Food AT The Stagecoach + Stagecoach Bar
A favorite with locals. Tacos, sandwiches, and burgers with high-quality ingredients. Beach volleyball in the summer, disco nights every Thursday, country bands on Sunday nights.
“For a locals vibe and outdoor casual dining.”
5755 W, WY-22 / Wilson / 307.200.6633 / Bar 307.733.4407
Corbet’s Cabin Top of The World Waffles
Made-to-order waffles located at the top of Rendezvous Peak right when you get off the tram.
Rendezvous Peak / Teton Village / 307.739.2688
Southern-inspired food made with house-made ingredients served in a laid back renovated gas station. Amazing sandwiches and friendly vibes.
5720 WY-22 Suite 1 / Wilson / 307.201.1995
Chic low-key spot offering artisanal breads, pastries, coffee, and light sandwiches.
“For coffee, breakfast, and lunch.”
145 E Broadway Ave / Jackson / 307.200.6708
Pica’s Mexican Taqueria
Homemade tortillas and incredible margaritas by the glass or pitcher.
“Best Mexican food and their margs are legendary.”
1160 Alpine Ln / Jackson / 307.734.4457
Sweet Cheeks Meats
A neighborhood whole animal butcher using locally and humanely raised animals, offering a variety of meats, sausages, roasts for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
“For butcher and delicious sandwiches.”
185 Scott Ln / Jackson / 307.734.6328
Calico Restaurant & Bar
Great spot if you’re traveling with children. Large lawn for kids to play. Familiar Italian fare.
2650 WY-390 / Wilson / 307.733.2460
BARS & PUBS
Million Dollar Cowboy Bar
Located in the Town Square, serves classic American food and drinks with dancing and live music seven nights a week.
25 N Cache St / Jackson / 307.733.2207 Ext. 2
The Silver Dollar Bar & Grill in The Wort Hotel
Open since 1950 and known for their nightlife. Live music, swing dancing, and daily specials.
“If they’re playing, go see One Ton Pig. They usually play every Tuesday evening. They played our wedding and they were so much fun!”
50 Glenwood St / Jackson / 307.732.3939
The Handle Bar
Located in the Four Seasons, Celebrity chef Michael Mina’s spot is popular for after-skiers. The American pub and beer hall is especially popular.
7680 Granite Loop Rd / Teton Village / 307.732.5157
Located in the Snow King Resort. Warm, sophisticated vibes with amazing view and wood fireplaces.
400 E Snow King Ave / Jackson / 307.734.3187
Relaxed brewpub born in the back of Thai restaurant Thai Me Up, offering games and a variety of award winning craft beers.
75 E Pearl Ave / Jackson / 307.733.0005
Made Mountain Dandy
Locally-owned vintage shop featuring handmade items from clothing to home goods.
265 W Pearl Ave / Jackson / 307.690.2896
Outdoor performance athletic wear for men, women, and kids.
10 E Broadway Ave / Jackson / 307.201.1890
Apparel store for outdoor performance wear and summer equipment rentals.
170 N Cache St / Jackson / 307.733.3595
Jackson Hole General Store
A modern convenience store. Stop by for a coffee, ice cream, or hand-spun milkshakes and smoothies.
3395 Cody Ln / Teton Village / 307.732.4090
Unique area downtown with an array of locally-owned shops.
125 N Cache St / Jackson / 307.690.9019
Shop targeted towards the American Maker with a vintage vibe selling a variety of local handmade goods.
Gaslight Alley, 125 N Cache St / Jackson / 307.690.7957
Mursell’s Sweet Shop
A Jackson staple, local candy shop located in Gaslight Alley for 34 years, selling handmade chocolates and high-end candy.
125 N Cache St / Jackson / 307.264.1508
Jackson Hole Mounting Guides
Offers winter and summer guided activities including backcountry skiing, hiking, ice climbing, mountaineering, and more.
1325 S Highway 89, Suite 104 / Jackson / 307.733.4979
Exum Mountain Guides
One of the oldest and most experienced Mountain guide services in America. Services for both winter and summer.
Lupine Meadows Rd / Moose / 307.733.2297
National Elk Refuge
Wildlife refuge provides a sanctuary for one of the largest elk herds on earth. They also offer sleigh rides around Christmas time.
675 E Broadway Ave / Jackson / 307.733.9212
Jackson Hole Vintage Adventures
High end adventure company. Tour down the Snake River to the campsite where they will cook you dinner and bring you to a teepee for s’mores. During the holiday season, kids will love the Clydesdales dressed to look like reindeer.
5455 Wyoming 22 / Wilson / 307.732.2628
Jackson Hole Aerial Tram
Also known as “Big Red”, this aerial tram takes you up the mountain and provides access to Rendezvous Peak in less than 10 minutes.
3275 West Village Dr / Teton Village / 307.733.2292
Jackson Hole’s Elk Antler Arch
The historical Jackson landmark is an arch made out of elk antlers, and one you’ve probably seen in many a tourist photo.
2-60 N Cache St / Jackson
15 mile glacial lake with a nearby swimming beach, as well as fishing and boating. Rent a pontoon and spend the day on the lake.
Located in Grand National Teton Park, the lake is situated in a glacier gulch and fed rock flour from the Teton Glacier which makes the water a bright turquoise color. A sight to see.
Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris
Guide-owned tour company that offers educational and entertainment tours and premium wildlife safaris.
650 W Broadway / Jackson / 307.690.6402
Teton Surf Company
First of its kind in Jackson Hole, offers wake surfing lessons and group classes for a half or full day.
35 Absaroka St / Jackson / 307.413.9642
Rendezvous River Sport
Offers beginner and advanced lessons for all paddle sports including paddle boarding, tubing, kayaks, canoes, surfboards and more.
“Rent tubes and tube down The Snake River from Hoback to Astoria.”
945 W Broadway / Jackson / 307.733.2471
Paddle Board on String Lake
Natural lake located at the outflow of Leigh Lake. A small area of land outside of the lake is prime moose habitat.
“Rent paddle gear from Rendezvous River Sports or Dornan’s.”
Hiking Grand Teton National Park
An American national park that encompasses the Teton Mountain Range. Popular destination in the summer for hiking, mountaineering, and backcountry camping.
“Has amazing hikes. Pick one and enjoy the view.”
Hiking at Phelps Lake
Located in Grand Teton National Park. Natural lake located at the entrance to Death Canyon in the southern section of the park. Many hiking trails can be found nearby.
“Phelps Lake at Rockefeller Preserve or hike Death Canyon to the Phelps Lake overlook.”
Hiking at Taggart Lake
Beautiful lake located in Grand Teton National Park with nearby mountain views and popular hiking trails.
“Easy for kids and ends at the Tenton Base.”
Jenny Lake Junction
Hiking trail around beautiful Jenny Lake.
An upscale women’s clothing boutique. They offer high-end designer pieces from Isabel Marant, Zimmerman, Golden Goose, and many more.
3325 W Village Dr / Teton Village / 307.733.7887
Contemporary clothing shop for women. A well blended mix of trendy items as well as items that are harder to come by.
160 East Broadway / Jackson / 307.734.0067
Wheel Wranglers – Bike Rental and Delivery
First ever bike delivery rental company in Jackson Hole. Provides top notch bikes that are well maintained and delivered right to your door.
1140 Highway 22 Box 8173 / Jackson / 307.690.22799
Dornan’s – Bike Rental + Paddle Board Rental
Offers bike, paddle board, canoe, and kayak rentals. Mountain bike on your choice of paved or two-track trails.
“Ride from Dornan’s to Jenny Lake under the Tentons. One of my very favorite days of the year.”
12170 Dornan Road / Moose / 307.733.3307
Year-round specialty shop for ski rentals and winter and summer outdoor sporting gear.
65 W Deloney Ave / Jackson / 07.733.6094
Editor’s Note: Some of the activities, hotels, and restaurants listed on our website may be currently closed due to Covid health restrictions. We urge you to check before visiting and to exercise caution and follow CDC guidelines if traveling or visiting any of our recommendations.