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Please review our suggestions for enjoying your tour,
preparing for tours, and activities to-do while visiting Jackson Hole.

One of our goals is to help you make the most of your experience in Jackson Hole. This website is not only to provide information about our services but also to pioneer a resource and tool to help you plan a rewarding and memorable vacation.   Our most important suggestion, however, is that you consider a guided tour.  A personal guide is invaluable for the immediate explanation, making the best use of your limited time, and for eliminating worry about details.
Budgets do not always provide for this luxury and for those, this website offers our insights. 
Please feel free to share your ideas with us, for further improvement of this website.

Things “to-do” in the Summer

Fly-Fishing

Reel Deal Anglers:  www.realdealanglers.com   Custom fly fishing trips in Wyoming, Idaho and Montana.  Access to private launch site on Snake River.  Contact Rhett Bain

AJ Derosa’s Wood Boat Tours:  www.woodboattours.com  Custom Jackson Hole River Tours and Trips on the Snake River and Yellowstone in hand-crafted wooden boats.  Private tee-pee camp along the snake river, provides unique lunch and dinner experience.  Yellowstone Backcountry permit allows for river trip up to Yellowstone’s backcountry Shoshone Lake.  offered in combination with Ana’s Grand Excursions which includes a tour of Grand Teton National Park.  Contact AJ Derosa

Grand Fishing:  www.grandfishing.com   Offering fly fishing guiding service on the Snake River, instruction and float trips with attention to customer service.  Contact Mike Rheam

Horse Back Riding

Green River Outfitters:  www.greenriveroutfitters.com  All day adventures to private cabin secluded within beautiful mountains, streams & forest.  Terrific lunch service (steak & chicken).  Teepees to explore.  Bring your own fishing rods for fishing.  Wonderful and memorable experience for small groups or families. 40 minute drive south from Jackson.  Youngest age w/out experience is 9 or a TALL 7 year old.  Youngest age w/experience is 7 years old.  Contact “Jo” Gelene Cox and Bill Webb  307-733-1044

Spring Creek Ranch Stables:  http://www.springcreekranch.com/recreation/summer/horseback_riding.asp  Guided horseback rides on bluff overlooking Teton Mountain Range and Jackson Hole.  15 minutes from Jackson & Teton Village.  Good for families with younger children for which an all day adventure is too long.  1 hr rides available for ages 2yrs and up (riding WITH parent) and 4-5yrs old ride can with their own horse.  2 hr rides available for ages 8 years and older; ½ day rides available for those with previous riding experience. 307-733-9209

Turpin Meadows:  http://www.turpinmeadowranch.com/ Dude and guest ranch 40 minutes North of Jackson.  Spectacular views of Teton Range.

Heart Six Ranch:   http://www.heartsix.com/ Dude and guest ranch 40 minutes North of Jackson.  Spectacular views of Teton Range.

Putnam Horsemanship: www.putnamhorsemanship.com  Riding Lessons:  “Intro to Rodeao” & “Western” Rodeo lessons for ALL levels of riding ability.  2 hr classes offered daily at 9:30, 12:30 and 3:30.  $160 per person.   3 yrs of age minimum.  Western riding lessons are semi-private $60/per hr or private $80 per hour. Contact Jamie Putnam at 307-690-0676.  Ranch is located 30 minutes from Jackson (south of Wilson).

Scenic Float Trips

Scenic float trips are most spectacular within the actual boundaries of Grand Teton National Park (GTNP).   Scenic Floats can be a bit mellow and boring for young kids... but if you add a riverside cookout, that may make it more fun! 

Barker-Ewinghttp://www.barker-ewing.com/ They have a permit within GTNP and offer a supper trip.  I would recommend Reed Finley as your requested guide.  Meet north of Jackson, in Moose.  Shuttled to launch site and float back to vehicle.
   
Solitudehttp://www.solitudefloattrips.com/ they offer an early morning sunrise wildlife trip.  (no opinion… never been on their trips… but they have a permit within GTNP) They do not offer a supper trip.
   
Triangle X Ranchhttp://www.jackson-hole-river-rafting.com  They offer an evening supper trip.  (no opinion… never been on their trips… but they have a permit within GTNP)  They offer a supper trip.
   
Grand Teton Lodge Company  307-543-2881  http://www.gtlc.com/activity.aspx  
http://foreverlodging.com/foreverinfo.cfm?PropertyKey=69&ContentKey=2324
(no opinion… never been on their trips… but they have a permit within GTNP)  They offer a supper trip.  Large Boats.
   

AJ Derosa’s Wood Boat Tours:  www.woodboattours.com  Custom Jackson Hole River Tours and Trips on the Snake River and Yellowstone in hand-crafted wooden boats.  They do not have permit to float within Grand Teton National Park, but have a private camp along the river.  And the section they float (Wilson to South Park) is EXCELLENT for EAGLE watching.

White Water Trips

White water float trips can be rugged and wet, depending on water levels and boat size.  Many companies are available, all with similar services.  Trips are in the Snake River Canyon, south of Jackson.  Meeting in Jackson to gear up and then shuttled to launch location and back to Jackson.  Some companies offer boats options with 8 passengers (all passengers paddle) or 14 man boats (some passengers sit in the middle and don’t paddle).  Age restrictions.  Conditions changes with water levels.  It is recommended that you rent a wet-suit, as the water is cold and canyon walls can block sun.

Sands:   http://sandswhitewater.com/ (best office location)

Dave Hanson White Water:   http://www.davehansenwhitewater.com/

Snake River White Water:   http://www.snakeriverwhitewater.net/

Mad River:  http://www.mad-river.com/ (best office location)

Kayak Lessons & Rental

Rendezvous River Sports: http://www.jacksonholekayak.com/ 307-733-2471.

Rent a Raft:  http://www.rentaraft.net/ 13 miles south of Jackson at Hoback Junction

Snake River Kayak & Canoe http://www.jacksonholekayak.com/ 307-733-9999

Golf

Teton Pines:  http://www.tetonpines.com/golf/  Located 10 minutes from Teton Village.

Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis:  http://www.jhgtc.com/  Located 40 minutes from Teton Village and 15 minutes from Jackson

Mini-Golf (Snow King Resort):  http://www.snowking.com/Activities_Summer_Golf.aspx  Located in the town of Jackson

Shooting Star  www.shootingstarjh.com  307-739-3260

Mountain Biking

Teton Mountain Bike:  http://www.tetonmtbike.com/tours.htm  The Antelope Flats Tour is on paved roads you can drive with your own vehicle.  It’s a good beginner ride and great for families who want to exercise together.  Best suggestion for beginning off road riding is the Elk Refuge Tour (beginner) and Snake River Tour (Intermediate).

Hoback Sports:  307-734-4425  Chair lift access up Snow King Resort for upper intermediate/Expert mountain biking.  Also offer a beginner “Elk Refuge Tour” $55.  Prices include bike rentals and helmets. 

Teton Village:  Teton Village offers advanced single track trails accessed by either base ride up or chairlift access.  Bike rental available.  Also in this area is a community bike path (straight/paved), along the main road between the town of Wilson and Teton Village… if you just want to get out for some biking exercise you can bike the path to Wilson, have lunch and return. 

Climbing

Exterior Climbing Wall (Teton Village):  http://www.jacksonhole.com/info/ae.summer.climbing_wall.asp

Interior Climbing Wall & Gym:  http://www.enclosureclimbing.com/ Located 30 minutes from Teton Village and 5 minutes South of Jackson

Mountain Climbing Guides & School (with permits for climbing in Grand Teton National Park):
Jackson Hole Mountain Guides  http://www.jhmg.com/   800-239-7642 or 307-733-4979
Exum Mountain Guides   http://www.exumguides.com/  307-733-2298

Hiking & Backpacking

There is no “guided hiking” allowed WITHIN Grand Teton National Park, this includes the boat dock to Hidden Falls. 
However, the hiking/camping areas in the surrounding National Forest are very scenic and tend to be less crowded.

Jackson Hole Eco Adventure Tours:  Hiking and backpacking  http://www.jacksonholewildlifetours.com/ 307-690-9533 (Taylor Phillips - Owner & Guide)

Hole Hiking:  Hiking and backpacking http://www.holehike.com/ 307.690.4453 (Cathy Shill - Owner)

Teton Village: Jackson Hole Mountain resort staff provides brief guided hikes at the top of the mountain.  Please inquire  307-733-2292

Western Cookouts & Experiences

Bar –T-5 Cookout and Wild West Show: http://www.bart5.com/bar-t-5,_inc_-_covrd_wgn_ckout_home_page_009.htm   307-733-5386  Great for families with younger children.  Older kids will find it silly.  Groups ride in covered wagons out to dinner site in the forest.  Along the way, they are “ambushed” by  “Indians” on horseback..  Dinner cookout isn’t fantastic.  Dinner show is entertaining, but if you sit in the rear its not as engaging.  It is a covered area, but it has open walls.  Dinner seating is based on when you make your reservation.  If it’s a late reservation, you’ll be sitting in the back.  2 shows nightly 5:15 and 6:30.   Coordinate the early dinner show with the Rodeo at 8pm.

Bar-J Chuckwagon Dinner & Western Show: http://www.barjchuckwagon.com/ 307-733-3370   Great for older visitors who enjoy good music.  Singers are true professionals with CDs to sell.  Dinner seating is based on a first come first served basis (it doesn’t matter when you call to reserve tickets)… so if you want good seats, get in line BEFORE the 5:30 ticket booth opening.  This is a LARGE audience but they do a good job of moving people quickly for the flood line up service.   Dining area is completely enclosed so bad weather is not an issue.

Grand Teton Covered Wagon Cookout - Castagno Outfitters: http://www.castagnooutfitters.com/pdf/wagon_ride_information.pdf
307-543-2407 Location is in a beautiful area and about 40 minute drive from Jackson (drive 15 minutes on Buffalo Valley Rd, north of Moran Junction).  A fun western experience.  20 minute wagon ride, rib-eye steak dinner, with cowboy entertainment.  Not offered on Sundays.  Breakfast rides also.  Dining area is covered.  Nice family experience.  Bring bug spray and note that there is no “rest-room” facility at wagon loading area prior to wagon ride.  Only serve Steaks… ask if Vegitarian option available.

Dornan’s Chuckwagon Dinner: http://dornans.com/dining/chuckwagon/   307-733-2522 the outdoor Chuckwagon restaurant offers family dining all day, seven days a week from the second Saturday in June, to Labor Day. Enjoy your meal while seated at picnic tables overlooking the Snake River and Grand Teton National Park, in our shady pavilion, or around a cozy fire in the tepee.   No dinner service on Friday and Saturday nights. 

Teton Wagon Train & Horse Adventure: http://www.tetonwagontrain.com/  1-888-734-6101  Can’t recommend, as we’ve never experienced it… but it looks like a very unique and western experience.   4 days/3 nights.  Wagon Train, Dutch oven cooking, tent camping, and a variety of free time activities.  This seems like a great family adventure!

Jackson Hole Rodeo:  (Wed & Sat nights & July 4th) Reserved or open seating available.  Fun to see, if you’ve never experienced a rodeo before.  307-733-7927 www.jacksonholerodeo.us 

MISC ACTIVITIES in Grand Teton National Park

Canoe Rental (Jenny Lake):  307-734-9227

Shuttle Boat Crossing for hiking access (Jackson Lake - Patio Boat):  307-734-9227

Sunset Cruise (Jenny Lake - Patio Boat):  307-734-9227

Boat Rentals (Jackson Lake):  (307) 543-2831  http://foreverlodging.com/foreverinfo.cfm?PropertyKey=69&ContentKey=2324
Deck Cruisers / Pontoon Boats / Runabouts / Motorboats / Canoes / Sea Kayaks

Sailing Charter (Jackson Lake)  (307) 543-2831 http://foreverlodging.com/foreverinfo.cfm?PropertyKey=69&ContentKey=20580

MISC ACTIVITIES in Jackson

Hot Air Ballooning:  http://www.wyomingballoon.com/indexani.html  These are done in the EARLY morning only… The groups are large and private baskets expensive.  Hotel Pickup.  Launch site is near Teton Village.

Snow King Alpine Slide: supper fun for BOTH adults and children… one ride is never enough.  Closed with rain or chance of lightening.  http://www.snowking.com/Activities_Summer_AlpineSlide.aspx  After 4pm, tickets are reduced.  5 ride discount ticket (transferable) is also available.  Plan to want to ride at least 2 time.

Mini-Golf (Snow King Resort):  http://www.snowking.com/Activities_Summer_Golf.aspx

Scenic Chair Ride (Snow King Resort):  http://www.snowking.com/Activities_Summer_Chairlift.aspx

Amaze’n:  Jackson Hole's only giant maze where you can race against the clock through a wild and crazy labyrinth of twist and turns for fun and prizes.  Bungee trampoline and “panning for gems” also on site.  Fun for children!  307-734-0455

Gondola Ride (Teton Village):  http://www.jacksonhole.com/info/jh.gondola.index.asp 

Bungee Trampoline (Teton Village):  http://www.jacksonhole.com/info/ae.summer.trampoline.asp

Public Recreation Center (Jackson): (307) 739-9025  Variety of swimming pools including laps and toddler.  2 water slides, hot tub & saunas. 

Mountain Biking (Teton Village):  http://www.jacksonhole.com/ad.page.asp?nodeId=144

Old Time Costumed Photo:  http://www.antiquephotostudio.com/  307-733-6467

Granite Hot Springs: Natural Hot Spring contained in concrete pool area with changing rooms. (30 minutes south of Jackson and then 12 miles down a dirt road) 307-734-7400  open 10am - 8pm

Tandem Paragliding - JH Paragliding above Teton Village (307) 690-8726  http://www.jhparagliding.com/

Scenic Glider & Airplane Flight - Teton Aviation
in Driggs Idaho (208) 354-3100 http://www.tetonaviation.com/scenicflights.php

Spiritual Readings - Cathie Chandler: 
Learn about your purpose, meet your spirit guides, find clarity with your life (307) 413-1349

Astrological Energy Work - Pamela Ofstein: 
Astrology & energetic healing can solve problems and develop a deeper understanding of self (need exact birth time/place) (307) 690-6363

Jackson Hole Shooting Experience (307)690-7921 http://www.shootinjh.com/

Entertainment

Jackson Hole Rodeo: (Wed & Sat nights & July 4th) Reserved or open seating available. Fun to see, if you’ve never experienced a rodeo before. 307-733-2805 http://www.jhrodeo.com/

Jackson Hole Play House: http://www.jhplayhouse.com/ a different musical play each summer; Dinner & Show options 307-733-6994

Off Square Theatre Company: Nightly shows throughout the summer (307) 733-4900 http://www.offsquare.org/

Center for the Arts: http://www.jhcenterforthearts.org/ A variety of music, theater & dance performances 307-734-8956

Concerts & Festivals (Snow King Resort): http://www.snowking.com/Activities_Summer_Concerts.aspx

How about a Singing Telegram?   Ana's Musical Messages www.anasmusicalmessages.blogspot.com

Museums, Art, and Visitor's Centers

Grand Teton Visitors Center: Run by the Grand Teton National Park - located in the town of Moose – 15 minutes north of Jackson & Teton Village

Jackson Hole Visitors Center: 307-733-3616 (on the North edge of Jackson, heading toward Airport) http://www.ultimatewyoming.com/businessdirectory/buspages/sec1/jhvisitorcenter.html

Jackson Historic Museum: A variety of artifacts and history about the Settlement of Jackson Hole. http://www.jacksonholehistory.org/ (in the town of Jackson)

Museum of Wildlife Art: 307-733-5771 http://www.wildlifeart.org/ (5 minutes from Jackson, heading toward the airport)
Free Walking Tours of Historic Downtown Jackson: Offered every Tuesday and Thursday morning through August. Meet in the center of the Town Square at 10:30am for the hour-long tour. Sponsored by the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum. (307) 733-6905
Teton Science Schools Educational Programs: A variety of classes offered throughout the summer. Teton Science School (307) 734-3767
Youth Programs http://www.tetonscience.org/ed_summer_youth.shtml
Adult Programs http://www.tetonscience.org/ed_adult.shtml
Family Programs http://www.tetonscience.org/ed_family.shtml

Baby Sitting Services

Jackson Hole Baby Sitting:  age appropriate/toy bags provided - CPR certified - background checks - no one under age of 21   307-732-7720  http://www.jacksonholebabysitting.com/   Kelly Gorski owner

Baby Sitting by the Tetons:    307-733-0754  http://www.babysittingbythetetons.com/ 
 
Playtime in the Tetons:  (used by Four Seasons Resort)   Beth 307-734-0153

Carrie Wilson:  (independent contractor - also a Four Seasons Concierge) 307-699-1297

Catering & Grocery Delivery

In-house catering:  If you want a catered dinner 'at home', call Chippy Sherman 307-690-3214 http://www.jacksonholecatering.com/

Grocery Delivery:  If you wish your groceries delivered before you arrive to the area
http://www.mountainsofgroceries.com/ or http://www.shopanddelivery.com/home.html

Massage

Bear & Doe Massage Works:  Variety of services with sweatlodge. http://www.bearanddoemassage.com/  307-732-0863

Casey Cox:  Comes to you  307-413-4076

Restaurants

TETON VILLAGE
Couloir:  $$$ Reservations recommended for dinner 307 739 2675 served 3 times a week
Osteria:  (Italian) 307-739-4100 for reservations, which are recommended. (In the Hotel Terra)
Game Fish: 307-732-6040 (in the Snake River Lodge & Spa)
Cascde:  (great nachos & sweet potato fries)  307-732-6932 (in the Teton Mountain Lodge)
 
WILSON AREA 
Calico: (Pizza) 10 mins from Teton Village  307-733-2460
Teton Pines:  307-733-1005
Nora’s Fish House:  great breakfast and trout  307-733-8288
Pica’s:  (Mexcian Taqueria & Hamburgers) 307-734-7422
Q Roadhouse: 307-739-0700 

TOWN of JACKSON
Rendezvous Bistro:  307-739-1100  (great meatloaf, tuna tartar, mac&cheese, etc)
Blue Lion:  307-733-3912 great lamb and elk – early seating 20% off
Million Dollar Cowboy Steakhouse:  (steak)  307-733-4790
Bunnery:  (breakfast/lunch) 307-733-5474
Sweetwater: (lunch/dinner) 307-733-3553
Snake River Grill: $$$ 307-733-0557
Blu:  (sushi) 307-734-1633
Billy’s Burgers: 307-733-3279
Koshu:  (asian fusion) 307-733-5283
Trio:  307-734-8038
Wild Sage: $$$ in the Rusty Parrot Lodge 307-733-2000
Pica’s:  (taqueria) 307-734-4457
Gunbarrel:  game and great ribs 307-733-3287
El Gorditos: (authentic Mexican) 307-734-6737
Merry Piglets: (tex-mex) 307-733-2966
Mountain High Pizza:  307-33-3646
Bon-Appe-Thai: (thai) 307-734-0245

Best views to enjoy an ‘adult beverage’

Signal Mountain Lodge: Black Berry Margaritas HUGE nachos… outside deck overlooking the water.  (in GTNP – 30 minutes from Jackson)  307-543-2831

Dornan’s: Spectacular views of Teton Range. Suggest to buy a bottle of wine in the Liquor and take it to the patio deck or riverside dock.  Lunch and dinner also served.  (in the town of Moose - 15 minutes north of Jackson)  307-733-2522

The Granary:  Spectacular views of Teton Range.  Each evening a different happy hour drink and appetizer special.  (at Spring Creek Ranch resort) 307-733-8833

The Amangani Hotel:  Exterior deck area facing south west of Teton Range.  (15 minutes from Jackson & Teton Village)  307-734-7333

The North Grill: Spectacular views of Teton Range. (Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis 15 minutes north of Jackson) Reservations required 866-915-4482

43 North: Exterior deck with views of Snow King.  (in Jackson)  307-733-0043

The Town Tavern:  Casual bar with exterior deck overlooking town square (in Jackson)
Accommodations

For staying IN TOWN:
Parkway Inn http://www.parkwayinn.com/ (Quaint hotel) – 3 blocks from town square 733-3143
Alpine House http://www.alpinehouse.com/ (B&B style) – 3 blocks from town square 739-1570
Grand Victorian Lodge http://www.grandvictorianlodge.com/ (B&B style) – 4 blocks from town square 739-2294
The Wort Hotel http://www.worthotel.com/ (historic, center of town, bar & restaurant) – 1 block from town square
Rusty Parrot Lodge & Spa 5*  http://www.rustyparrot.com/ (intimate, fine dining, spa) – 4 blocks from town square
Trapper Inn  http://www.trapperinn.com/  (Motel Style – pool) 3 blocks from town square  733-2648
Ranch Inn  http://www.ranchinn.com/  (Motel Style - rooms with small fridge)  1 block from town square 733-6363
Snow King Resort  http://www.snowking.com/default.aspx  Love Ridge Condos are a good value (long walk from town square)
The Rustic Inn www.rusticinnatjh.com   new luxury cabins, some on creek, pool, breakfast included 733-2357

For staying IN TETON VILLAGE:
Four Seasons Resort 5* (in Teton Village)
Hotel Terra 5* (in Teton Village)
Amangani 5* (on bluff, between Teton Village and Jackson) Great Views
Snake River Lodge and Spa 4*
Teton Mountain Lodge 4* (some with kitchens)

OTHER neighboring LOCATIONS:
Spring Creek Ranch 4* GREAT Views of Teton Range… sits high on a bluff in the middle of Jackson Hole.
Rancho Allegre (private ranch/home, suitable for small private groups)

Transportation Local Car Rental contact Jerry  307-733-7979 (least expensive but not located at airport)
Bullseye Taxi, owner Peter  307-730-5000
Village Taxi  owner Wade  307-690-0463
NOTE:  Airport transfers are best to be pre-reserved... with no additional costs
(fun facts:  The beaver has special valves that keep water out of his ear, he can hold his breath for 15 minutes, and can gnaw through a log, the thickness of a rolling pin, in less than 30 seconds.)
(fun facts:  The pronghorn is found no where else in the world and is the sole survivor of its species.  They are the fastest land mammals in North America, reaching speeds sustained speeds of 35-60 mph. They have the second longest migration of any land mammal in North America, traveling over 200 miles.  And they are the only mammal with branched horns and horns that shed.)
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