What We Love
- Private decks and fireplaces in each room
- 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
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
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.
How to Get There
Well what’s not to like about this beautiful place. Aiden, Alora, and Holly, all super nice. Aiden made a beautiful dinner for us and Alora made dessert! Amazing!!! Holly made breakfast for us first couple days and did an awesome job. Everything was delicious. Felt like you were sitting at home. Except someone else was cooking and cleaning. There were Elk at night and Moose in the morning. Rooms were nice. They are green which is really really nice. Meeting everyone in the evening for cocktail hour was really nice, swapping notes on what exodus or were doing the next day. Nice, quaint beautiful log BnB. You won’t be sorry!
Wonderful stay! The room and inn are log-cabin rustic-style but modern and luxurious with every amenity! Our room was spacious and quiet. Environment intimate yet casual--every evening, guests visited together in common room to share stories of our day's adventures and animal sightings! Small enough to get to know the others and make new friends if you want!
As wonderful as the building was, our caretakers were the true highlight! Aiden and Alorra could NOT have been more ideal hosts! Young, enthusiastic couple were always available, helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. Plus they are great cooks, with adventurous and delicious breakfasts each morning! Plus daily wine-and-cheese offering and best, homemade cookies! What more do you need!
We can't wait to return!
About 10 min from Jackson, this lodge is beautiful and perfect for the area. It deserves a 4.5 but TripAdvisor doesn't let us do that.
Aiden is as friendly and helpful as can be and he does all he can to make your stay comfortable and memorable.
The bed was extra comfortable with luxurious linens & pillows. The whole lodge is beautiful and perfect for the area.
The gourmet breakfast made for a special morning start. We really enjoyed the wine & cheese hour from 5 - 6 to relax and visit with the other travelers and Aiden too. It's a little party every evening.
Minus 1/2 point for items with room for improvement: the water pressure in the shower was really not good. The plumbing whistles. The fan is rather loud. TV is very small by today's standards (note I'm including this comment for my husband because in my opinion you're not visiting this area to watch TV!).
We went on the Wildlife Safari coordinated by the Bentwood Inn. This was with a local tour group and it was great!! Highly recommend.