Hotel Terra Jackson Hole – A Noble House Resort
What We Love
- LEED certified and offsets 100 percent of its electric and natural gas use
- Private in-room babysitting can be arranged
- Free WiFi throughout the hotel
- Great location in Teton Village with ski-in, ski-out access in winter
What To Know
- Jackson gets crowded during holiday weekends
- Don’t be unnerved by the morning dynamite blasts in the winter — it’s just ski patrol triggering potential avalanches so skiers don’t
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
Hotel Terra Jackson Hole, A Noble House Resort strikes an ideal balance between luxury and crunchiness. It’s a completely modern hotel that’s LEED certified. Nontoxic paints and carpets, low-flow water fixtures, the use of reclaimed or sustainable woods throughout, 100 percent organic mattresses, in-room recycling — the list goes on. The décor also takes its cues from its surroundings with sunset-hued walls, striking wildlife photography and natural textures, from rough-hewn woods to cowhide.
Bed & Bath
Rooms have a cozy, clean-lined modernism with dark wood headboards, moss green blankets and cowhide lamps. Flat-screen TVs and iPod docking stations are standard; most rooms have gas fireplaces. All have oversized picture windows looking onto stunning Jackson Hole views. Double vanity bathrooms have deep-soak tub-shower combos.
There’s no more indulgent way to unwind after a long day of hiking or skiing than with a soak in the sexy slopeside hot tub. Follow that up with a massage and a eucalyptus steam at the Chill Spa, which overlooks the Tetons. Then settle in for wood-oven pizzas, antipasti and some bottles from the stellar wine list at the hotel’s Il Villagio Osteria. Out of the seven luxury lodges in Teton Village at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, the eco-chic Hotel Terra is the youngest and undoubtedly the coolest, so you don’t have to leave the hotel to be in the middle of the scene.
In the Area
The Snake River flows through the Jackson Hole valley and its twists and turns can accommodate everything from adrenaline-pumping whitewater rafting to chilled out floats to fly fishing. Head to nearby Yellowstone National Park for hiking in the summer and for showshoeing and dog-sledding in the winter. At night it’s all about indulgence, whether you want a romantic fondue dinner by a roaring fire at the Bavarian-style Alpenhof Lodge in Teton Village, nouveau American fare at Couloir or a rowdy Western time at Million Dollar Cowboy Bar in Jackson, where the barstools are saddles and country/bluegrass bands jam nightly.
How to Get There
We stayed at the Hotel Terra for 3 nights on the last weekend of the season. The hotel was fairly empty with few employees, but everyone was especially kind and accommodating. The hotel is under renovation in part and dust and noise was never an issue. The room was clean, but the beds (especially the pillows) were very firm and not incredibly comfortable. We ate at the restaurant twice as there were no others open in Teton Village. It was a mediocre overall, but again the staff was lovely. We also enjoyed the spa for a morning. I had the most incredible massage and so did both of my sisters. The spa could use an update, but very clean and cozy. I would stay here again, but might try their sister hotel next door.
An eco-hotel here completely makes sense. Solar, wind and hydropower power the hotel while the building itself is also built with recycled materials. Plus an advanced computer system heats and cools the facility
Staff at the hotel are fantastic . From our bell boy to the receptionist , every staff member we encountered was naturally friendly and helpful . Our room was beautiful , looking on to the gondola and it had a lovely balcony to enjoy the sunshine . Modern , clean rooms with full cooking facilities . Special mention to Pam the receptionist who overheard our telephone conversation in the hall - our prebooked tour of Yellowstone failed to materialise as the company told us they didn’t have our hotel pick up details (this was all booked through a travel agent and all our other tours arrived as required ) and that they had already left for the day . Seeing how angry and upset we were , Pam sent us for coffee and told us to come back in 10 minutes , when the concierge would be in . Between them , they reorganised our visit ...Pam gave us instructions to get the bus into Jackson , the concierge booked a great tour of Yellowstone and another great evening wildlife tour .
The resort is beautiful . We tried the gondolas - with the most amazing waffles at the top of the mountain , and the different chair rides . Good range of restaurants and shops .