I went to Jackson Hole, Wyoming during the summer of 2021 in August for an anniversary trip with my wife and our two young children (6 son, 3 daughter). Jackson Hole is one of the most beautiful places we have ever been to in the US. While I always felt it was more well-known as a winter destination for skiing, the summer activities, surroundings and weather are beautiful and welcoming. We had an incredibly memorable visit filled with outdoor activities that were family friendly, great dining and everything felt safe – this was critical given all the challenges with COVID infections and the risks of illness. We rented a car for our stay which was very helpful because we needed to drive between our hotel and various activities/dinners/excursions. The weather in this part of the country is perfect this time of year – 80s, no humidity, mountain breezes and the great outdoors.
During our trip, we stayed in Teton Village at the Four Seasons Resort and Residences. The Village is a wonderful little community with activities (biking, horseback riding, walking trails etc.), restaurants (Osteria, Teton Thai etc) and is at the base of very popular ski slopes. The slopes turn into biking trails, gondola rides and the best walking trails. The Village also a short drive from Jackson town – providing both a nice distance from the town while also being in close proximity. It is also just on the border of Grand Teton National Park which was the focus of much of our daily activities.
o In Teton Village, we loved Teton Thai (Thai), Osteria (Italian) and The Spur (American); In Jackson town, we loved Merry Piglets and Hatch (Tex Mex – Mexican) along with Ice Cream from Moo’s and Haagen Daaz
o There is so much to do in the area – our favorites included: Scenic Rafting (best if you have kids undr 6) & Whitewater Rafting (we felt totally safe with our 6 year old) on the snake river, Horseback Riding in Teton Village and Safari & Hiking (to Phelps Lake) in Grand Teton National Park. The Gondola Ride to the top of the mountain in Teton Village was a highlight for our 3-year old. Next time we may even take in a rodeo.
We would highly recommend Jackson Hole for a future visit and would love to come back. We loved everything about the visit and everything was as wonderful as advertised. I can see us returning possibly as part of a trip to Yellowstone in the future. Enjoy!