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.
How to Get There
As good a small hotel as I have ever experienced. The rooms are a good size, the beds are really comfortable. the staff could not do enough for us - they gave us a number of recommendations and they all worked out beautifully. Though not a big place, there are some really nice common areas - we especially liked the library with the fireplace and the deck with the hot tub (though we didn't actually get a chance to get into it.
We loved that so much in Jackson was just a walk away. First rate all around.
We ate dinner one night at the restaurant and it was amazing, though a bit pricey. We did not make use of the Spa but it looked really nice too.
We hope to go back some day and will absolutely stay there again!
We have stayed here several times, the last being 18 years ago. Our memory is an intimate, friendly, helpful small boutique place to stay in JH. We stayed during May this year, during an 'off' time for the region and it was an 'off' time for the RP as well. They were redoing the rooms on our floor, with all doors opened, carpets ripped up, debris in the halls. When we asked if we might have a cup of coffee 5 min. before the 7 am opening of breakfast (had to meet fishing guide), the only person in the lobby said not possible and the front desk metal gate was pulled down with no friendly attitude in site. This being said, the waitress (Debbie) we had for b'fast was friendly, helpful and the food was , as we always remembered, terrific. So the lack of a more overall personal friendly touch that we remembered has evaporated. I am glad an updated decor ( rugs) might be happening,but too bad it impacted our stay at a sentimental place for us.
Rusty Parrot is a comfortable, immaculate boutique lodge nestled on a side street, but within a few moments off the main drag in Jackson. The staff is professional, courteous and helpful. Our room was immaculate and well stocked, with personalized treats every day.
I especially enjoyed the comfortable 'library' lounge for a quiet cup of coffee each morning whist reading the newspapers/planning the day's activities.
I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again should travels take us to Jackson.
From the moment I arrived at the Rusty Parrot till the moment we left, we were pampered and treated with hospitality like no other. The Spa services were top notch leaving me total relaxed and ready to take in the beauty of The Grand Tetons and Yellowstone.
Really great small property with great staff & excellent restaurant... only minor complaint was bed kinda lumpy & a little uneven. Had great breakfast & excellent dinner in fabulous restaurant!! Would recommend for sure!!