Rusty Parrot Lodge and Spa
What We Love
- Prime in-town Jackson location, within walking distance of everything
- Every room is unique, and some have fireplaces
- The lodge’s Wild Sage is one of Jackson’s best restaurants; it features local organic meat, game, fish and produce
What To Know
- The ski resort is a good 20 minutes away by bus or car
- Teton County is one of the nation’s five wealthiest counties, with shopping and dining priced accordingly
- The lodge is about 55 miles south of Yellowstone’s south entrance, which is closed to cars from November to May
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Jackson has traditionally been the province of dated motels at the edge of town, but the Rusty Parrot stands as the in-town outpost of upscale lodging. The hotel evokes the feel of the grand lodges of the Adirondacks, with exposed hand-hewn wood and stone, a roaring fireplace that greets you in the lobby, an attentive staff (the front desk is often manned by the owner) and a fantastic spa.
Bed and Bath
Each room at the Rusty Parrot is unique, but all have the finest linens, plush towels, soft terry robes and slippers, L’Occitane bath amenities, flat-screen satellite television and free wireless Internet. Baths have large, deep tubs for soaking after a day spent rambling through the mountains.
While other ski towns attempt to reinvent themselves as four-season destinations, Jackson doesn’t have to. With the exception of a few slow weeks in April and May, it’s one of the only top ski towns that’s just as busy in summer (if not more so), when it’s a major gateway to Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park. Grand Teton was recently enhanced by an enormous donation of land between the ski resort and the park entrance that makes it even bigger — and closer than ever.
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We enjoyed our three nights at the Rusty Parrot. The staff was always very friendly and accommodating, and remembered small details about why we were in town, etc. that made it feel like a personalized stay. The room was nice, quiet, clean - not overly large, but then, the property isn't meant to feel like a big hotel. Turn-down service and attention to detail gave it a classy feel. The location is good - a little removed from the center of town so that it's quieter, but only a couple blocks to walk over to restaurants, etc. Rusty Parrot's restaurant was also excellent - a small space with a view of the chefs at work. Overall, a great choice for your stay in Jackson that feels high-end, but not in an overblown way.
This hotel came highly recommended and it was worth our detour to spend a few nights here. The beds were the most comfortable we have ever slept in. The brioche pancakes for breakfast were unforgettable and service good. Our only disappointment was not getting a table for dinner. We had tried to book in advance but never received a response and little effort was made to accommodate us or even offered to try the other 2 nights we were there.
My husband and I spent five days at the Rusty Parrot and it was fabulous. All the staff were helpful and knowledgeable making arrangements for dinners, tours, etc. The food at the Wild Sage was incredible and is perfect for a foodie. We had the best massages ever at The Body Sage Spa. Karen and Hope were excellent. The house-made cookies served in the library every afternoon were perfection. I highly recommend The Rusty Parrot!
I stayed at the Rusty Parrot for a weekend trip. From the minute I arrived I was greeted by a friendly staff who checked us in and provided a tour of the space and was taken right to my room. The hotel is beautifully decorated and the rooms are great. They even put a stuffed bear on your bed!The hotel staff was so friendly and knowledgeable about the area. They gave us amazing recommendations on hiking and fly fishing activities. We were greeted every time we walked in and out of the hotel. They also do a great turn down service with the best chocolates! Also, visited their spa which was outstanding. This was my first trip to Jackson Hole and I am so glad I selected this hotel. It was walking distance to everything I wanted to do. I can't wait to come back and I will definitely be staying at the Rusty Parrot
Excellent service and hospitality was number1! Cozy and warm, felt very important. All the staff was very helpful and attentive to our needs. Food was the best, Enjoyed the location close to town was able to walk from the hotel.