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
Everyone and everything is top notch. All of the staff couldn’t have been nicer and accommodating. Many extras, great restaurant and location close to most everything. Nice snacks and coffee bar in the lounge area. Spa is wonderful, book ahead.
Very accommodating and hospitable with warm and comfortable atmosphere. Particularly enjoyed the sitting area in front of the fireplace. A game of chess, fresh coffee, cider and cookies available along with books for reading but I brought my own book and just loved early morning and night relaxing by the fire. Breakfast was also a plus and very good. Great location, everything is within walking distance. We certainly recommend this Lodge.
The room, house keeping, front desk and bar staff are great. The restaurant staff is slow, slow, slow. There were more people standing with their arms crossed in the kitchen than in the whole dinning room. The server was giving instructions for the kitchen to be cleaned and removing ice from the hot tub deck. We will stay there again but we will eat out.