The lodge is the closest hotel to the tram and lifts of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort; you can ski right up to the lodge’s doors for lunch. It’s also 1 mile from Grand Teton National Park.
Alpenhof Lodge is a Tyrolean-style inn—think classic Austrian woodwork and a big fireplace in the lobby. Innkeeper Mark Johnson strives to make the place feel homey and welcoming, with help from his golden retrievers, Sam and Molly.
A complimentary breakfast is served each morning. There are two onsite restaurants, the laid-back Bistro and the elegant Alpenrose. Both eateries serve traditional Swiss fare with a modern twist. The Alpenrose is one of only two restaurants in Wyoming to receive _Wine Spectator_’s Award of Excellence.
A heated outdoor jacuzzi and sauna help guests unwind after a day on the slopes.
Newly renovated lodge rooms feature furniture that was handcrafted and painted by local artists. The spacious Arlberg suite has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a living room.
Teton Village/Jackson Hole, Wyoming: Wildlife and World-Class Skiing in the Old West
Teton Village is a tiny community in western Wyoming, set at the base of the famous Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. It’s 12 miles from the much larger town of Jackson, which may be the only place on earth where you’re liable to see a rodeo cowboy, rock climber, and Hollywood starlet on the same block. The former frontier outpost draws visitors of all stripes for its special blend of Old West flavor and jaw-dropping natural beauty. Old-fashioned saloons and high-end galleries line the town square, but a few miles north in Grand Teton National Park, you’ll find nothing but wilderness.
By early December, the ski lifts are up and running at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, famed for its challenging terrain and laissez-faire backcountry policy. Back in town, the much smaller Snow King Resort boasts the only night skiing in the area; unlike the slopes, lift tickets aren’t too steep—about $40 for a full-day adult ticket.
Ski bums are seduced by Jackson’s epic snowfalls, but a different species objects to the cold. Each winter, about 12,000 elk migrate to the valley floor, where the temperatures are milder. At the National Elk Refuge, which borders downtown Jackson, conservationists lead horse-drawn sleigh rides to view the mammals up close, mid-December through early April. If the elk prove elusive, head across the street to see them in bronze or watercolor at the National Museum of Wildlife Art.