Log-Cabin Lodge with Five Distinctive Guest Rooms
Less than 60 miles from where The Bentwood Inn stands today, Yellowstone National Park suffered the country's most catastrophic wildfire in 1988, during which nearly 800,000 acres of forest were wiped out. A bevy of 200-year-old pine logs were salvaged from that fire, and many of those were used to build The Bentwood Inn in 1995. Standing against a spectacular backdrop of the Grand Teton Mountain Range, this intimate bed and breakfast boasts luxury guest rooms and gourmet dining on 3 acres of Jackson Hole solitude.
Centered about a 30-foot fireplace built from river rocks, a grand two-story common area anchors the mountain resort, which is surrounded by themed guest rooms that each contain fireplaces and spa tubs. The Cowboy room reflects western style with rodeo-motif bedding and a walk-in shower adorned in tattersall tiles. Upstairs in the Bunkhouse room, an inglenook bed nestles up to a window with mountain views, and a lodgepole ladder leads to a third-story loft. Hand-painted Native American ceremonial pipes mark the entrance into the Indian Paintbrush room, where blankets and moccasins adorn a writing desk and a balcony has seats for two.
The Bentwood Inn's kitchen serves meals and bites made from seasonal, local, and organic ingredients. Every morning, guests gather in the hotel's quaint breakfast nook to savor hearty portions of german apple pancakes and huevos rancheros. Come evening, hors d'oeuvres are served by the crackling fire or on the alfresco cedar deck that offers spectacular sunset views.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming: Skiing and Wilderness
Nestled 60 miles south of Yellowstone, the town of Jackson Hole is a year-round alpine playground. Between November and April, knee-deep powder blankets the peaks of the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, a downhill-ski resort famous for its range of paths from double diamond down to motionless. This 116-trail park abuts the Bridger-Teton National Forest where moose, elk, and bison meander past glacier lakes and the tallest mountains in Wyoming. After the thaw season, the sinuous Snake River plays host to world-famous whitewater rafting and fly-fishing.
Six miles from the Bentwood Inn, the city of Jackson flaunts its Old West tradition downtown, where four arches made from elk horns frame the bustling square. Here, saloon-style bars decked out in spur collections and vintage cowboy photos play two-stepping tunes, and barbecue joints slow-smoke meats over a hickory fire. A touch of sophisticated flair, however, has suffused the city in recent years, evidenced by fine-dining restaurants, million-dollar homes, and gilded parking meters.
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