Contemporary Lodgings at Secluded Mountain Resort
In the late 1800s, homesteaders traveled in covered wagons through the majestic Grand Teton valley to lay claim to land in Jackson Hole. In the secluded lowland, settlers quickly became self-sufficient, hunting wild elk and building cabins to shelter their families during snowy winters. Where pioneers once dwelled, vacationers now cozy up in Fireside Resort's modern-day luxury ski cabins, which hark back to the homesteaders' rough-hewn abodes while incorporating contemporary design elements and up-to-date amenities.
Retiring here after a day on the ski slopes—blanketed with more than 10 feet of snow so far this season—the harsh realities of frontier life couldn't feel more distant. Inside a homey one-bedroom cabin, a gas fireplace radiates heat, and custom-made hardwood floors provide ample space for lodgers to test the friction-bearing properties of their socks. Overstuffed leather couches, vibrant artwork, and a glassed-in shower lend a luxurious feel to the bucolic lodgings, which overlook the snow-capped Grand Tetons.
In the morning, guests can whip up breakfast amid stainless-steel appliances in the en-suite kitchen before venturing outdoors. Hiking trails wind through scenic forests, thousands of pristine acres at Grand Teton National Park lie minutes away, and ski slopes crisscross the nearby mountains.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming: Wintry Adventure in Quaint Mountain Town
Girded by the towering Grand Tetons, the valley of Jackson Hole spans nearly 50 miles filled with streams, lakes, and forests in the northwest corner of Wyoming. Each winter, vacationers descend the powdered slopes via dogsled or skis at one of the area's three ski resorts. In Jackson Hole's historical town square, visitors amble along wooden sidewalks, passing beneath distinctive archways made from hundreds of antlers shed by wild elk and molting television antennas. The Old West–style town square abounds with craft boutiques, century-old buildings, and art galleries.