Spring Creek Ranch
What We Love
- The range of activities from dog sledding and sleigh rides to balloon rides and fishing
- Award-winning Granary restaurant
- Unobstructed Teton Mountain views
- Acupuncture at the on-site Wilderness Adventure Spa
- Location on a 1,000-acre wildlife reserve
- Stone fireplaces and traditional mountain decor
What To Know
- The ski season lasts from late November through early April
- Spring Creek Ranch sits at over 7,000 feet
- The Ranch is a 20-minute drive from the slopes in Jackson Hole, but free shuttles are provided
- A $20 resort fee per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Jackson Hole’s Spring Creek Ranch sports contemporary Western decor in lieu of loud cowboy kitsch. The soaring wood and iron structure, with a copper-framed fireplace, is set off by view-framing floor-to-ceiling windows. Soft, cognac-colored leather armchairs are as inviting as the staff, whose professionalism strikes the right balance between sophisticated service and warm Western hospitality.
Bed and Bath
Ranging from inn-like cabin studios to full-blown mountain houses, each of the 123 living spaces has an unobstructed view of dramatic Grand Teton peak, the jewel in the range’s rugged crown. These luxe getaways, constructed from fir, spruce, and lodgepole pine, seamlessly blend into their alpine environment and are kitted out with a wood-burning fireplace and private terrace.
The ranch is situated on a 1,000-acre wildlife sanctuary where moose, elk, red-tailed hawks, bald eagles, buffalo and antelope roam and nest. Explore Spring Creek’s expansive grounds by snowshoeing up and over the butte with an on-site naturalist, or, for a more relaxed approach, hop on a horse-drawn sleigh — especially romantic at night. Finish the day with a massage that uses products made from local alpine juniper and cypress. Meals are served at the Granary, a spectacular dining room built into the cliff, with walls of windows framing the mountains. In warmer months, sit around the firepit for s’mores and an astronomy lesson.
In the Area
While there’s plenty to keep you occupied on-site, a trip to nearby Yellowstone National Park, Jackson’s saloon-filled downtown or the world-renowned Jackson Hole Ski Resort are just a free shuttle ride away. Adventure-seekers can hover over the 305,000 acres of legendary Jackson terrain with High Mountain Heli-Skiing. Don’t miss downtown’s pitch-perfect Snake River Grill, with its luxe spin on Wild West dining and melt-in-your-mouth dessert soufflés. Explore Yellowstone by snowmobile and enjoy a lunch of hearty beef stew as Old Faithful erupts before your eyes. Each year, Jackson Hole’s slopes and backcountry bowls get about 500 inches of fresh powder, ideal for days of schussing.
How to Get There
We booked two studio rooms ($1,300) on line with a booking agency and had to cancel one due to compassionate circumstances. We understood that this would result in a cancelation fee of 100% of the fully paid deposit. As it was off season we called the hotel discussed the cancellation was due to a severe deterioration of my father with ALS and my mother who is his primary carer would not be able to travel. The Hotel graciously agreed to refund the room payment due to compassionate reasons and to advise booking agency of such to process the refund. When we went to check into the hotel the hotel cancelled the entire reservation and not just the one room. Instead of reinstating the room we booked they made us fully book and pay for another room ($500) as the original reservation was with an agency and they could not reinstate. Weird but at this point we just wanted a room. The hotel also noted that the exact Studio Room we booked was no longer available but they would find a suitable Studio or Suite in a short period of time to accomodate us. Three hours later we had no room and due to a shift change no-one at the desk knew of our situation. How completely unprofessional and unacceptable is this? After some discussion the hotel finally found a room that was ready for us - it was not a studio or suite but a downgraded room. At this point we were just grateful for a room and we settled in. The fiasco did not stop there. When we booked for dinner they said the restaurant was full. But as we walked by the restaurant on our evening walk we noticed there were only 4 of 20 tables occupied. This is this full? We queried the hostess and she reluctantly gave us a table. We sat down and thought our luck changed but the fiasco continued. We ordered a drink and the waiter had no idea what we were saying. Is a Negroni that uncommon at a upscale resort?? Even after we spelled it the waiter had no idea, we had to write it down. We should have forgone the drink because it arrived after our meal! This was not the worst part of the meal - the food on the floor and dirty tables made what should have a great meal in a beautiful setting a complete disaster. We are now 8 months down the line and we are still waiting the for the refund that they promised us based on the compassionate cancellation - but again not the worst, we are still waiting on the refund for the room that they erroneously cancelled for which we fully paid for. Over the 8 months we have continuously queried both the resort and the booking agency - the hotel is now denying responsibility for a refund based on their refund policy, notwithstanding we have an email from them confirming that they will process a refund for the one room we cancelled once the booking agency contacts them. And in the case of the room they erroneously cancelled it should be a no brainer that they have to refund the payment. Not the case!! The hotel is denying a refund based on their cancellation policy despite their previous written correspondence that they will provide a refund for 100% of the prepayment. All I can say is shame on the resort for such unprofessional and abhorrent behaviour. Spring Creek Ranch cannot rely on the incredible beauty of the environment to carry them - they need to up their standards of operation, carry out their obligations and be the resort they claim to be. If anyone (particularly management of the resort) wants pictures of the fully booked but empty restaurant, food on the floor or the dirty tables as well as proof of the refund dispute I will be happy to provide.
My husband and I returned to Spring Creek after a previous visit eight years ago. They did not disappoint. Our primary reasons for returning were the views, the in-room fireplace and the peace and quiet. We experienced a near-hiccup when we checked in, but it was quickly remedied by Brittany at the front desk. The room we were initially assigned had no view, did not have the floor-to-ceiling fireplace, and was right next to the restaurant. I was surprised that we were assigned such a room since I made it clear why we were returning when I made the reservation. But, when we voiced a concern, we were promptly given a different room, which was exactly what we wanted. So, just be sure to request a room with a view. The winter adventure special had a great rate, and we took advantage of the activity credits. The concierge, Janette, was also very helpful in booking activities. We went dog sledding (which was incredible) and snow shoeing (our guide Dawson was great, I loved it but my husband’s snow shoes were too big to efficiently navigate the path). And, we did the sleigh ride (Randi, the horses, and the sunset were great) and had massages. We also availed ourselves of the gym and the outdoor hot tub. The only things we wouldn’t do again were the massages. Both were underwhelming, and my therapist did some atypical techniques of which I wasn’t exactly a fan. Otherwise, we really enjoyed the activities. In addition, all of the shuttle drivers were great; and, in addition to Brittany, Charmaine (sp?) at the front desk was also really helpful. Finally, the restaurant is great; so, it was nice to be able to have the Granary so close for breakfast and dinner if we wanted. If you are looking for a peaceful spot with great views that is still accessible to town and activities, Spring Creek is the place to go. We would definitely return.
Best sceinic view, great food, and clean. Everyone that worked there took good care of you and tried to accommodate you. Cabins were set up to look like you were in a Wesren setting. We will stay there again if we get a chance to go back. We really enjoyed our visit.
Just outside the town on top of a hill, it feels more like living in a rural apartment community. The rooms have a very rustic feel to them and the views can vary depending on which building you got in the big complex. The small body of water shown in their advertised pictures is in the middle of just a few of the buildings.
The two room suite I got seemed to be a 1 bedroom condo with the living room converted to become an additional bedroom. The bathroom was jack-n-jill style. The balcony was very narrow with just some standing space.
The room I had booked had the breakfast included but the front desk had some trouble confirming with the booking agent but eventually agreed with them.
The view from the Granary restaurant is just awesome and stunning. The breakfast options are very limited for vegetarians though.
The prices charged are those for a luxury hotel but don't expect a typical luxury hotel as they are charging for the location and views instead.
We stayed at this resort in late Oct. It was recommended by a friend. The views were gorgeous. Look right out to the Tetons! We had a 2 bedroom deluxe room. The room was suitable. However it was very dark inside the room. The bulbs were low wattage. It was also outdated. Tile countertop in the bathroom. The walls looked like they had been patched over several times. No safe in the room either. This is why I gave a 3 rating.