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Eat at the “Best of Jackson Hole” Top Restaurants

Each year the community of Jackson Hole casts its votes for the best businesses, organizations and individuals, and they award gold, silver, and bronze for a number of different categories. One of the more sought after awards for the “Best of Jackson Hole” each year is the overall restaurant award, winners stake claim to the best food and atmosphere combination in town. So what better places to eat in Jackson Hole than the top three restaurants, as voted by local patrons in 2020. 

Gold: Snake River Grill

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One of Jackson’s more high-end restaurant options, Snake River Grill has won the award five years in a row now, and rightfully so with their ever changing menu made up of modern american cuisine and their western styled dining areas. The menu features seasonal ingredients, with much of the dishes being locally inspired, with a unique professional touch provided by managing partner and culinary expert Jeff Drew. Snake River Grill has also been recognized by Travel + Leisure, Business Insider, Food Network, and more for its prestige as one of the best restaurants in Wyoming. Some of the featured dishes include Wild Mushroom Tortellini, Honey Glazed Moulard Duck Breast, Smoked Buffalo Short Ribs, Smoked Trout Chowder, and the famed SRG Eskimo bars for dessert.

Silver: King Sushi

Now, I know what you are probably thinking, you didn’t travel to the wild west to eat Japanese food, let alone to seek out seafood, but trust us and the local community who voted for the Best of Jackson Hole, King Sushi is delicious. Not only do they provide a great well rounded menu, with items suitable for nearly anyone’s taste but the atmosphere is unique and makes the dining experience that much better. Situated in a small and cozy log cabin there is table seating and the sushi bar to sit at, as well as outdoor seating on their deck when weather permits. Reservations are highly recommended due to the intimate layout.

Bronze: Glorietta Trattoria

This quaint Italian restaurant comes in at third place for the Best of Jackson Hole, but if you are a lover of fine Italian cuisine including handmade pasta and wood-fired cooking then it may as well be number one. The atmosphere of natural finished wood and tile is simple but makes you feel like you have stepped into a portal to an old school Italian American eatery. Traditional Italian pasta dishes are served, in addition to some of the more lavish items such as a wagyu ribeye, rabbit confit, and braised lamb shank. Aside from the food they pride themselves on having an intricate and delicious cocktail and wine selection as well.

Fly Fishing with Snake River Angler

Although fishing and fly fishing are not unique to Jackson Hole, the quality of fishing and unmatched scenery make for a one of a kind place to cast your rod. Regardless of skill level, the rivers within and surrounding Jackson Hole contain some of the most sought after fishing holes in the country and are home to the infamous state fish of Wyoming, the cutthroat trout. Whether you fancy yourself an expert angler or not, hiring a guide to take you out on the Snake River or the other great rivers in the area will make your trip worthwhile. Snake River Angler is one of the premier fly fishing guide services in Jackson Hole, boasting the most fishing permits of any outfitter in the area. Their expert guides will provide you with invaluable information about the proper techniques, baits to use and much more based upon the time of year, location and conditions.

Guided Trips with SRA

Snake River Angler offers five main locations for trips; the Snake River, Green & New Fork Rivers, Yellowstone National Park (rivers & lake), Salt River, and Flat Creek on the National Elk Refuge. 

Snake River

The majestic Snake River runs through Grand Teton National Park and Bridger-Teton National forest for a large portion of it’s Wyoming stretch. Snake River Angler offers more sections of the snake river than any other outfitter in the region, with permits for the park and national forest.  Drift boat trips on the Snake River can either be full or half day and range from March 1st to the end of November pending conditions. 

Green & New Fork Rivers

One of Wyoming’s more under the radar, great fishing locations, the Green and New Fork Rivers are home to some of the largest brown and rainbow trout. Because of how low key and remote these rivers are, you will find serenity among the scenery of the Wind River Range with very few other boats around. The Green & New Fork River trips are only offered as full day and are also available from March to November pending conditions.

Yellowstone National Park

The famed first National Park is home to some of the most revered waters on the planet for fly fishing. SRA offers guided fishing on the Firehole, Gibbon, Madison, Lewis, Snake, and Yellowstone rivers as well as Crayfish Creek and Lewis Lake. These fishing holes are filled with a variety of trout, both native and introduced populations. These trips are wade-fishing only with the exception of Lewis Lake which is accessed via outboard motor-clad drift boats. Trips are available from Memorial day weekend through October.

Salt River

A great escape away from the other more popular waters in the area, the Salt River is beloved by anglers who prefer the dry fly. Much of the fish found here are native Snake River fine-spotted and Yellowstone cutthroat, as well as the lesser dominant brown and rainbow trout. The river flows mostly through private ranch land and is a great place for both expert and novice anglers alike. These trips are offered from March through November for full days.

Flat Creek

One of the most technical streams in the West, Flat Creek is located right on the National Elk Refuge and features almost only Snake River fine-spotted cutthroat trout. These trips are exclusively wade fishing, and pose a solid challenge to any willing expert angler. The trout can often be well over 20 inches and are sure to put up a fight. Trips range from August 1st to the end of October, and can be either full or half day.

Springtime in Jackson Hole: Where are the Wildlife?

Tourists who flock to Jackson Hole in the summer are rewarded with perfect, dry, temperate weather, gorgeous views, and a plethora of activities. Springtime in Jackson Hole, however, rewards its guests with a different kind of activity…one for those nature lovers. That’s right, springtime in Jackson Hole IS the time to see wildlife. 

Take a drive on Gros Ventre Road towards Antelope Flats Road in late April and May and you will be able to see a “herd” of moose eating the antelope sagebrush, dense with nutrients, that grows near the Kelly Warm Springs. We’ve counted as many as 10 moose, some preparing to give birth, chowing on this scrumptious vegetation. These otherwise sparse animals are difficult to locate in the heat of the summer, as they definitely hide out from the sun. Still, it’s possible to find them in the early morning or late evening, although not as readily as in the springtime. 

On Elk Refuge Road, you can wander down the way a bit so that you are under Miller Butte. Look around, look up. You stand a really good chance of seeing a herd of Bighorn Sheep. These guys like to hang out in high, rocky places, thus making it difficult to see them in the summer. But in springtime in Jackson Hole, you can easily see them as some of them winter on the refuge. As the snow starts to melt, you will see them move on. 

In mentioning the Elk Refuge, large herds of elk are moving out of the area in April and May. Thus, seeing elk in large herds close up is an easy task if you are up near Gros Ventre Junction. The refuge lets out in this area, and many elk pass through on their way North and West. These guys and gals are super easy to spot, just look for big light brown animals with a darker colored necklace of fur and a white butt. 

A buffalo herd near Kelly also moves out of the Elk Refuge in April and May. These large chunky dark brown animals are often seen moving towards the Golf and Tennis Club, perhaps ready to play a game of golf…or just eat the green grass on it. It’s not a super large herd, so you will likely see a couple of animals hanging out. 

Foxes and coyotes can easily be seen in the distance, and I would recommend checking out Spring Gulch Rd for them. The open fields of the ranches in this area allow for perfect hunting grounds of field mice, and occasionally you’ll see a good pounce!

Our more reclusive animals, such as the mountain lion and wolf are certainly challenging to spot, regardless of the time of year. There are a couple of mountain lions and a pack of wolves that hang out on the Elk Refuge in the winter and springtime, a great hunting zone for them. Mountain lions tend to hang out on rocks and pounce on prey as needed. A patient person can scope around for a crow-filled carcass, hoping to catch ones of these highly private animals at dinnertime. And after a short time, the mountain lion may leave it when wolves come in for clean up. You can otherwise spot wolves in the dusk hours up Gros Ventre Road.

Lastly, our bears. Both grizzly bears and black bears are coming out of hibernation during the springtime in Jackson Hole. While you stand a good chance of spotting a male during the morning and dusk hours up near Moran Junction and Pacific Creek, the females with cubs emerge a little bit later, towards the end of April and the beginning of May. With patience, you can be rewarded with a cute, curious baby bear rolling around on its mother. 

Springtime in Jackson Hole doesn’t always have the best weather and often the snow stays around a little too long. However, what the weather lacks, the wildlife viewing certainly makes up for it. This is hands down one of the best times of year to see wildlife in Jackson Hole.

Ranch Profile: Lockhart Cattle Company

Lockhart Ranching in Jackson, Wyoming Photo by David Stubbs © 2011

Cattle ranching in the Western United States is a deeply rooted industry and much of the culture here in Jackson Hole and surrounding areas is closely tied to it. Which brings us to what really makes having reputable Cattle ranches in the area great: the amazing beef products that come along with it. One ranch in particular, the Lockhart ranch, also known as Lockhart Cattle Company, has been a staple in the valley since 1938, spanning six generations of the same family. 

The ranch was originally purchased by Bruce Porter, who moved to Jackson in 1914 to work as a pharmacist, but ultimately was successful enough to venture into the cattle industry.  Today the ranch has changed quite a bit from those early days but still prides itself on being family owned, and providing top-quality beef to the Jackson Hole Community. The cattle come from superior Hereford genetics and feed on premium grass and water in order to produce healthy and sustainable beef that lives its entire life here in Teton County.

Courtesy of Lockhart Cattle Co.

In 2004 the Lockhart Cattle Company was forced to euthanize all of its cattle because of a bacterial infection, and the company had to file for nonuse. This meant that they were unable to make use of their livestock grazing permit in Grand Teton National Park. The Lockhart family held the last GTNP grazing permit in existence, and the park took this opportunity to close off entirely for grazing purposes. 

Lockhart Cattle Company, Jackson, Wyoming Photo by David Stubbs

After this downturn the next generation, Cody and Chase Lockhart, took the reins of the family business and brought it back to life with the goal of keeping the beef in the valley. They ultimately succeeded by marketing themselves to local restaurants. One of the contracts that solidified their success was with Signal Mountain lodge in Grand Teton National Park, where they sell mass quantities of hamburgers to tourists from all over, ordering around 12,000 pounds a year.

Lockhart beef can be found at Jackson Whole Grocer, as well as many restaurants around Jackson. When shopping at some of the smaller markets or eating at local restaurants keep an eye out for this homegrown Teton County delicacy.

Spend the Day with High Mountain Heli Skiing

For some adventurers, riding lifts to ski or snowboard can be a dull activity and hiking or skinning to more remote ski runs can be great but sometimes the limited number laps you can take in a day is just not enough.  That is where Heli skiing comes in to save the day, fresh snow on every turn of every run, with access to terrain that is mostly inaccessible without a helicopter. When it comes to Heli Skiing in Jackson Hole, High Mountain Heli Skiing is a one stop shop, being the only Heli-Skiing company that operates in the area. 

A Day On the Chopper

When taking a trip with High Mountain Heli Skiing, your day will consist of six runs, which will net you somewhere between 12,000 and 15,000 vertical feet. Lunch is provided at the “Heli-Deli” and there is potential for extra runs at an additional cost when time and conditions permit.  Each of the A-Star B3 helicopters hold groups of five people (one guide, four guests), 3 groups is the maximum for High Mountain Heli’s daily operations. All trips meet daily at 9am at one of HMH’s two bases which are located at Snake River Sporting Club south of Jackson, and Teton Springs Lodge and Spa near Victor. 

With over 305,000 acres of terrain consisting of ranges south of Teton Village, the Snake River, Palisades, and portions of the Wyoming, Teton and Gros Ventre Mountain Ranges. These ranges feature vast open bowls, steep chutes, forests and glades for guests to enjoy. Heli skiing is mainly recommended for advanced and expert skiers and the trips are split up based on skiing ability when possible, to maximize the experience for all involved. 

Rates & Packages

High Mountain Heli Skiing offers day packages as their main option, which come at the cost of $1450/per person per day. The price may seem steep but the runs are just as steep and the snow is guaranteed to be fantastic. Not to mention the experience being unmatched and exhilarating. If you have ever wanted to go heli skiing in Jackson Hole, be sure to give HMH a call, you will not regret it.

A Brief History of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Every ski area has it’s story of how it was founded, to the evolution of how it became what it is today with many stories and characters that fill the spaces in between. The history of JHMR is no different, the resort has seen its fair share of changes over the years from owners, to lifts, hotels, restaurants and more. While covering every detail of the history of this iconic ski resort would make for a fantastic read, it would require a novel worth of text. With that being said, here is a brief history of JHMR.

The Early Years

Prior to 1961 the current location of the resort was a girl scout ranch which Paul McCollister purchased. McCollister, with the assistance of partners Alex Morley and Gordon Graham formed the Jackson Hole Ski Corporation in 1963.  The following year they began construction with Apres Vous mountain opening to the public in 1964, with two double chairlifts. Two years after that, the original Jackson Hole Tram opened in 1966 and held 52 people, taking passengers to the top of Rendezvous mountain in just over 10 minutes. That December the resort officially opened and Pepi Stiegler, reigning Olympic gold medalist of the time, was hired to be the ski school director. Several national ski races and competitions were held at Jackson Hole in the following years. With a notable moment being the final International ski race of the season in 1967, the Wild West classic in which Jean-Claude Killy of France and Nancy Green of Canada were crowned as that year’s world champions. Jean-Claude was quoted by Sports Illustrated as saying “If there is a better ski mountain in the United States, I haven’t skied it.”

The 90’s-Now

After years of slow growth and a few new lifts being added, including the Thunder double chair, which took skiers from mid mountain to a few hundred feet below the summit providing easier access to the central mountain between the tram and Apres Vous lift. In 1992 McCollister sold Jackson Hole Ski Corp. to the Kemmerer siblings, Connie, Jay and Betty whose family had a long family history in Wyoming dating back more than 100 years. That same year the Thunder double chair was upgraded to a quad, by 1997 the family friendly Teewinot beginner lift was upgraded to a high-speed quad and the Bridger Gondola was also added along with new intermediate trails. Aside from the ski resort itself, Teton village was expanding as well at the turn of the century, with Snake River Lodge & Spa, The Teton Club, Teton Mountain Lodge, Four seasons and Hotel Terra all being constructed in just the years between 2000 and 2009. In 2006 the Tram was shut down, to build the larger current Tram we see today, this same year the Headwall Deli and Rendezvous Restaurant at the top of the Bridger gondola were built, now known as Piste. Since then even more lifts have been added including the Casper, Marmot and Teton lifts, and the Sweetwater Gondola.

Just this past year the resort has added yet another lift, the Eagles Rest quad which is another lift catering to beginners. The evolution continues.

Snowmobiling Tours Near Jackson Hole

For those who desire to go fast and travel to far reaching winter wonderlands that are otherwise inaccessible through most common means of transportation, snowmobiling is the activity for you. Snowmobiling near Jackson Hole is more than just a fun way to get around, because of the vast wilderness in the valley and nearby areas that are difficult to navigate due to harsh, deep snow in the winter. With a snowmobile and a knowledgeable guide you can visit serene lodges, hot springs, and peaceful meadows.

Togwotee Tours

One of the most popular locations for snowmobiling near Jackson Hole is just northeast of the town of Jackson in the Bridger-Teton National forest surrounding Togwotee pass. Togwotee Lodge Adventure Tours offers rentals and guided tours through the region. They have a variety of different tour options near Togwotee pass and all around Jackson Hole, ranging from scenic trail rides great for viewing wildlife and scenery to off-trail riding tours for those looking for a more aggressive ride through vast powder fields. One of Togwotee Lodge’s most popular tours is the Brooks Lake Lodge tour, which takes you through the continental divide trail system, through to Brooks Lake lodge, only accessible by snowmobile during winter, just in time for lunch. The historic lodge sits right next to Brooks Lake, and offers beautiful views of the Breccia Cliffs and Pinnacle Buttes not to mention the delicious gourmet food. 

Granite Hot Springs Trip

Another popular tour that both Togwotee Lodge and Scenic Safaris offer is the Granite Hot Springs trip, which takes you to the gorgeous and toasty warm hot spring pool. The pool itself is man made but the spring which produces the water is natural. This trip takes you through the Gros Ventre Mountain range to around 7,000 feet above sea level, where the hot springs serve as mid-way point on this out and back trip. Guests should come prepared with a bathing suit under their clothes to enjoy the pool which can reach temperatures of up to 112 degrees Fahrenheit. This trip is perfect for when you need a well deserved break from skiing and snowmobiling.

Dog Sledding with Jackson Hole Iditarod

When visiting Jackson Hole, it is a must to get out in the vast nature of the valley, and there are a number of ways to do so. One of the more unique options that you don’t have the opportunity to do any given day is taking a dog sled tour. Jackson Hole Iditarod offers tours through Granite Creek Canyon, which features granite hot springs, and Bridger Teton National Forest from as early as late November through late March/April.  These scenic trips will lead you to areas with plenty of wildlife including deer, elk, moose, bighorn sheep, and bald eagles. You can even lead a team of dogs on your own if interested with a brief orientation session.

The Dogs

With 170 authentic Alaskan racing sled dogs that are manageable, athletic, well-trained and above all else, friendly and affectionate, your trip will be made simply by being in their company if nothing else.  The dogs are descendants and siblings of others that have raced in and won the Iditarod. These Northern Huskies will melt your heart, and make your trip well worth it.


Jackson Hole Iditarod offers both half and full-day excursions. The full day trips include a hearty lunch, hot soup and beverages and provide enough time to stop and swim in the warm Granite Hot Springs. Half day trips also include hot beverages and soup but lunch is not included, and the trip does not travel all the way to the hot springs. Both trips start with a pick up in Jackson at 8am with the half day ending at approximately 1:30pm and the full day ending around 4:30.

Granite Hot Springs

Located 30 miles southeast of the town of Jackson, this man made pool was built from a natural pool that previously existed and features a campground, changing room, and deck. If you are feeling like you want to be more connected to nature there is another natural spring pool just downstream. The pools are only accessible during the winter via skis, snowshoes, snowmobile or dogsled, and the temperature of the pool can get up to 112 degrees fahrenheit. If you are hoping to make it to the springs on a dog sled tour be sure to book a full day trip.

So what are you waiting for? Mush! Mush! Book your trip now as Jackson Hole Iditarod has limited availability.

10 Things You Don’t Want to Miss in Jackson Hole

1. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort has held its namesake as one of the top ski resorts in the country for years on end. Located in a remote corner of Wyoming it’s hard to reach locale makes it one of the more wild and off the beaten path feeling skiing destinations in the United States. Initially known for its aggressive expert terrain, over the years JHMR has evolved to include beginner to intermediate slopes, making it an ideal destination for all skier abilities. The steep terrain, slopeside luxury, incredible natural scenery, and the charming Western feel of the town of Jackson all combine to make it an experience like no other. Not to mention, this part of Wyoming receives some of the best snowfall in the country. 

2. Grand Teton National Park

Yellowstone National Park is one of the main draws for visitors to Jackson Hole throughout the summer months, as the town of Jackson sits one hour away from its southern entrance and serves as the perfect place to stop on a cross country roadtrip. What visitors to our region don’t often consider when planning a trip through the valley is the lesser known Grand Teton National Park,  just twenty minutes from downtown. Smaller in size compared to it’s more widely regarded neighbor, Grand Teton National Park lacks no punch on the scale of jaw dropping beauty and outdoor recreation. The Teton Range comes bursting out of the flat valley floor, laying down one of the most incredible natural playgrounds in the U.S. where visitors can hike, camp, backpack, kayak, rock-climb, swim, mountaineer, trail run, sail, or even rent a motor boat for the day. 

3. Rafting the Snake River

A summer vacation to Jackson Hole is not truly complete without some sort of rafting excursion down the Snake River. There is a wealth of wildlife that live along both the scenic flat water and whitewater stretches of the Snake River. Bald eagles, moose, osprey, otters, and beavers are just a few of the species that take up residence in the valley. Not to mention the majestic Teton Range views, the hilly horizon of the Grey’s National Forest, and the impressive walls of the Snake River Canyon.

4. Granite Hot Springs

Granite Hot Springs is the gorgeous resident hot spring pool of Teton Valley perfect for relaxing after any sort of mountain adventure. Located directly next to the Gros Ventre Range, Granite is a rustic but developed hot spring that can be accessed in the winter months only by snowmobile. Take a dip in the natural spring water and revel in the 360 views of Swift Creek Pass, the Gros Ventre mountains, and in the summer months – blooming wildflowers. 

5. Snowmobiling

From groomed trails to scenic trips to wide open powder field experiences, Jackson Hole runs the gamut on access to world class snowmobile terrain. Experienced riders will find themselves right at home with the ability to rent a snowmobile here in town and take off to the surrounding natural landscape or choose from one of the many guiding companies to show you the way. Whether your goal is to see wildlife, soak in hot springs, visit Yellowstone National Park, or play in powder the options are seemingly endless. Togwotee Mountain Pass, considered some of the best powder snowmobiling in the country, is located just one hour from the town of Jackson and offers incredible views of the Tetons and Absaroka Range. 

6. Camping

Camping is a favorite past time of visitors and locals alike through the summer and fall months in Jackson Hole. The options range from right outside of town to more remote but there is no shortage of beautiful places to pull in for the night and throw up your tent. Curtis Canyon, Shadow Mountain, and Mosquito Creek are three of the more accessible free car camping options located near the town of Jackson. To get a bit further away you could try traveling into the Gros Ventre Range towards Slide Lake or heading out along the Granite Creek – both will offer established campsites. For the more adventurous there is a world of backpacking options between Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, and the national forest areas surrounding Jackson. Whichever route you choose the views are sure to please. 

7. Biking

One of the best ways to explore Jackson Hole is on two wheels. There is a world of cycling with Jackson’s Friend of Pathways bike path system that will take you around town and into Wilson, Wyoming. Explore Jackson Hole Mountain Resort of Grand Targhee Resort’s mountain bike parks for some downhill riding or hit some of the local favorites like Munger Mountain or the Cache Creek trail system for a cross country experience. There are also the unbeatable views of riding on the bike paths within Grand Teton National Park or even further north to Yellowstone National Park.

8. Fly-fishing

Jackson is home to some of the best fly-fishing throughout the Western U.S. The Snake River, Green River, Grey’s River, and Salt River play the perfect host to whole range of options for fly-fishing day trips, whether floating in a drift boat or walking along the banks. The lakes within Grand Teton National Park are perfect for beautiful mountain views and the chance to view some local wildlife. A little further out from the town of Jackson, visitors can also choose to explore the Hoback River, Pacific Creek, or Granite Creek.

9. Snow-shoeing and Nordic Skiing

For those looking for an alternative to downhill skiing when planning a visit to Jackson Hole, snow-shoeing and nordic skiing are popular winter activities that can provide additional access to the surrounding natural beauty. Within Teton County itself there is a wide sweeping trail system that receives regular upkeep and maintenance. You could rent some equipment from a local gear shop and head out on your own or opt for a guided adventure to take you into some of the more pristine locales within the valley. Read about Jackson Hole’s extensive trail system here.

10. National Elk Refuge

The National Elk Refuge is located just north of downtown Jackson and was created back in the 1900s to protect the habitat and provide a standing sanctuary for one of the largest Elk herds on earth. The refuge spans a total of 24,700 acres and borders both Grand Teton National Park and the Bridger Teton National Forest. Throughout the fall Elk migrate to the refuge and winter on the plains getting relief from the accumulating snow in the surrounding hills and mountains. The refuge offers an incredible chance to view local wildlife and watch the sunset over the Teton Range.

Teton Village Hot Spots

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village Wyoming offers world-class skiing and access to the Tetons that are unbeatable throughout the winter months. The steep terrain, sidecountry access, and variety in ski runs draw thousands of people each year to experience what the locals cherish and call home. What visitors might not know about Teton Village before arriving is the liveliness of the apres ski, restaurant, and music scene. After a long day of hitting the slopes any of these favorite Teton Village hot spots are sure to keep you entertained.

Courtesy of Caldera House

Situated directly next to the Aerial Tram at the base of the mountain, the Caldera House offers some of the best dining throughout Teton Village. This intimate boutique hotel is home to both the South Cable and Old Yellowstone Garage restaurants with some of the best beers on tap and cocktails around. South Cable is the perfect spot for a quick and easy breakfast, lunch, or apres beer to get you on and off the slopes without fuss, while Old Yellowstone Garage offers an old-world Italian style menu with perfect views of Teton Village to end your day.

Courtesy of Mangy Moose

The Mangy Moose Saloon is one of Jackson Hole’s best music venues and it is conveniently located at the base of Teton Village. With eclectic mountain decor and a western saloon feel, the Mangy Moose has live music almost every night of the week and has played host to a variety of national musical acts. Names like Sam Bush, Brandi Carlile, Yonder Mountain String Band, Blues Traveler, and Taj Mahal have all taken stage there, in addition, the local acts that play regularly. Check out their events calendar to see what’s playing during your visit.

The town of Jackson Hole is home to a surprisingly large number of Thai restaurants – but by far the best of them is Teton Thai, located in Teton Village just a short walk or shuttle ride from the Aerial Tram. The restaurant is tiny, with a small bar and just a few indoor tables in the winter months, but the food speaks volumes – keeping visitors and locals coming back year after year. Dishes like the Dumpling Soup or the Panang Curry will warm you up after a chilly day on the hill. The Sake and the employees laughing behind the bar will make you feel at home and satisfied. 

Courtesy of Bodega Jackson Hole

When driving into Teton Village you will likely see the gas station situated directly behind the main parking lot in front of the tram. What you might not realize is that this gas station is actually the Bodega, a one-stop-shop for delicious grab and go food, a huge assortment of craft beer spirits and carefully selected wines, a small intimate bar, locally sourced products, and groceries. The brainchild of the Fine Dining group (the restaurant group responsible for some of the best restaurants in Jackson) the Bodega is one of those places unique to Teton Village that can really do no wrong. Grab a sloshy (a favorite local boozy frozen drink) or hit the food truck for some amazing eats while you meander around the village.

Check out our other favorite Hot Spots below

The Handle Bar

Il Villaggio Osteria

Piste Mountain Bistro

The Bar at Continuum

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