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
We loved staying at the Rusty Parrot. The food was delicious, the spa service was outstanding. Very comfortable beds. This place does things right and it’s the
little extras like coffee, cider and cookies each morning and night that sets it apart. Will, the Bellman, did a great job when
we needed a fire in our room. Great trip and Rusty Parrot Lodge was a big part of that. The entire staff has been trained very well on superior customer service.
The Rusty Parrot Lodge was an oasis providing excellent service, a top notch room and a five star restaurant. It was in walking distance from all of the shops, art galleries and historic attractions in Jackson. Guides for skiing, snow mobile excursions and tours of the area picked you up in the front lobby and brought you back at days end; a delicious meal was always waiting, A wonderful trip.
We had the BEST weekend at the Rusty Parrot. It was our first stay, and over the course of the weekend we met several other guests who had been there three, four, five times before, and we quickly realized why. All the sweet touches - like the wood burning fireplace in our room that the “fire concierge” lit for us upon request (which was at least twice daily), a different batch of homemade cookies by the library fire every afternoon, and the overall total friendliness of every single staff member just made for a wonderful stay. We had been debating between the RPL and the Four Seasons, and we were definitely grateful we chose the RPL (we visited the Four Seasons after skiing for a drink, and while it was nice, the location and small-boutique vibe and little personal touches of the RPL made it the better choice). We were so sad to leave, and will absolutely be back!!
The heating system is quite complex, to the point that their night staff "Has not figured it out themselves yet" so we froze all night!!! They said to keep trying combinations and see if it eventually worked! Dissappointing for such a price!
The Rusty Parrot Lodge and Spa is the perfect place to stay in Jackson if you want to be treated like family, enjoy a perfect, comfortable room and amazing food. The lodge is warm and welcoming, and you can relax in the library by the fire and enjoy checking out hundreds of books. Hot coffee, tea and delicious cider are always stocked, and every afternoon there are freshly baked treats. The restaurant offers the most delicious and creative meals in Jackson, and the spa is a great place to unwind and relax. There's also a lovely hot tub and patio area.