Jackson Lake Lodge
Grand Teton National Park, United States
Jackson Lake Lodge Grand Teton National Park Reviews
Lodge in the park Oct 04, 2012
After a whole day driving trough the Disneyland called Yellowstone we hurried to reach our reservations at Jackson Lake Lodge, which is located in Grand Teton National Park. All roads trough the national park are well marked and it is very hard to get lost, but darkness of the night in the park without moon is so thick that it was pretty hard to find the way to the reception area. Jackson Lodge is surprisingly big and has rows and rows of cabanas spreading on the sides of the main building. Lodge is located on the pass over the marsh that slopes towards the Jackson Lake.
Reception lobby is stuck in the ‘70s with very over dated furniture and look/feel. As soon as we got there I was looking for nice swim in the pool after the long drive and walks, but unfortunately they closed the pool in beginning of the September. It was strange that lodge of that quality does not have closed or at least a heated pool…
Second floor of the Lodge is where shops, restaurants, bar and magnificent seating area/living room are located. Shoppes and Restaurant are on kind of high note (really overpriced), but bar is perfectly relaxing with good selection of local beer and all kinds of hard alcohol. Bar is the place to watch TV because cabanas have only a coffee machine and hair dryer so all you TV junkies better like to drink :). Very large hall with huge windows, lots of seating and two beautiful fire places dominate the second floor. This fireplaces are so big that the guy tending them has space to enter the fireplace (that is protected with nice chain curtain and do his work. There is also seating area in the front of the windows, looking through sea of grass and distant lake. It is the perfect place to sit, relax, get a drink and use WiFi which is available in the hall and lobby. There is also a small shop on the first floor where you can get basic things, sweets, sodas...
Cabanas area in the row without much of beauty, just functional sleeping quarters, but good double beds and good bathroom with lots of hot water were perfectly enough for me to enjoy this place in fullest. Heaters in the room are super strong so don’t put them on strong heat before you go to sleep or you’ll have to get out of the bed later on…
Hotel organizes floating tours, horse riding and some hiking in the area. Floating was actually supposed to be rafting, but there is no white water, and scenery is great enough that many people spend their day that way. Grand Teton Park is one of the most beautiful parks in US and hikes are simply amazing. I wish I had more time to go for overnight hike or just camp somewhere with few friends… I must do it one of these years…
Generally, hotel is a bit overpriced but scenery is priceless.
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