The three-story river rock fireplace in the Great Room
The entire place is built from 200-year-old logs recycled from Yellowstone National Park
Picture-perfect Wyoming locale
Innkeepers Bob and Virginia make you feel right at home
What To Know
Intimate, with just five guestrooms
A bike path leads to downtown Jackson
Don't sleep through breakfast; it's worth the wake-up
The Bentwood Bistro is open twice weekly for a multi-course seasonal dinner exclusive to guests
The Bentwood Inn is six miles from Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, six miles from the town of Jackson and 65 miles from Yellowstone National Park
Parking on site
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Rustic B&B with organic eats and a secluded three-acre location in Jackson Hole
From the three-story river rock fireplace in the Great Room to the vast 200-year-old logs salvaged from Yellowstone National Park after the great wildfire of 1988, it's hard not to be impressed by this 6,000-square-foot B&B. The Bentwood Inn sits on three acres of serene cottonwood and pine forests between the jagged peaks of the Tetons to the west and the Snake River to the east, and just west of Jackson Hole Resort. It's intimate, elegant, eco-friendly and architecturally unique. The Great Room has a rock-and-log design with cowboy couture decor, hand-made furniture and a baby grand piano for a touch of sophistication.
Bed and Bath
While the architecture is larger than life, there are just five rooms and a homey vibe. Each guestroom is unique and inviting, with bedspreads and window treatments providing bursts of color amid antiques and ubiquitous log walls adorned with old snowshoes, fishing gear and framed period prints; all have gas fireplaces, private balconies and Jacuzzi tubs.
Then there is the hearty breakfast, a key factor in this B&B's popularity. Be it gravlax, huevos rancheros, or bison sausage gravy and biscuits, everything about this multi-course affair is fresh and organic. Best of all, the menu changes daily. And if you're foolish enough to sleep in, there's an afternoon wine and cheese hour, and a seasonal dinner of four family-style courses at Bentwood Bistro (think paella with game sausage and organic chicken, elk ossobuco and Idaho trout en papillote).
In the Area
The National Elk Refuge protects thousands of wapiti from November to March. A highlight of a winter visit is taking an hour-long horse-drawn sleigh ride across sparkling white fields dotted with elk. The Mangy Moose Saloon in Teton Village is a Jackson institution, a revered après ski spot that attracts hordes of thirsty visitors after the lifts close. With a stage visible from two levels, the intimate venue also hosts live bands — from no-names to bona fide rock stars. One of the top ski destinations in the U.S., Jackson Hole boasts the country's greatest continuous vertical rise: from the 6,311-foot base at Teton Village to the 10,450-foot summit of Rendezvous Mountain. It's a spectacularly scenic 65-mile drive through the National Elk Refuge and Grand Teton National Park to Yellowstone's south entrance. Ask at check-in about opportunities for either snowmobiling or dogsled trips in and around Yellowstone.