Jackson Lake Lodge: "A lodge with a view" Grand Teton National Park Hotel Tip by toonsarah

Grand Teton National Park Hotels: 29 reviews and 59 photos

  Sunset over the Tetons from the lodge's terrace
by toonsarah
 
 

Jackson Lake is one of several lodges in the park. We chose it partly because of its location, perched on a bluff overlooking the lake, and partly because of the reputation of its restaurant, the Mural Room - we were celebrating our Silver Wedding Annivesary and wanted to be able to do so in some style!

We had a very good sized cabin a short walk from the main lodge. It was well-appointed and comfortable but perhaps a little functional in appearance for the price ($179). There are more expensive cabins available, which have mountain views, and (I think) a few rooms in the lodge itself.

The lodge has several restaurants and shops, an outside pool (although it was a little cool for that when we visited in early September) and organises excursions for those who don't want to explore the park by themselves. It's open from mid May to the end of September.


Unique Qualities: The lodge is a pretty imposing building. The lobby is on a lower floor and you walk upstairs to a large lounge area with enormous picture windows looking out towards the willow flats, Jackson Lake, and the mountains beyond - enough to take your breath away!

On either side of this lounge are the Mural Room restaurant and Blue Heron Lounge, which share the same stunning view, plus a cafeteria style grill. You can step outside onto a series of terraces from which we were lucky enough to see a moose cow and calf at breakfast time strolling up from the lake.

Comparison: more expensive than average
Phone: 800-628-9988 or 307-543-3100
Price: US$80-120
Theme: Inn
Website: http://www.gtlc.com/lodgeJac.aspx

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 15, 2006
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