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
My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at Bentwood. The bed in the Cottonwood Room was so soft and comfy. I never wanted to leave it. The Innkeepers were fun and interesting to talk to, and the food and snacks were delicious. I would definitely stay here again.
My only comment would be that a fireplace in the Cottonwood Room would have made it perfect.
I was only here one night, but wish it had been more! The house and property are very impressive, and very tastefully decorated. I arrived in time to join in the late afternoon hors d'oeuvres and good conversation, which was a special treat! My room was amazing, extremely comfortable, and beautifully decorated. I joined the others for a well prepared hot breakfast, before I regrettably had to depart.
In the heart of the stunning Grand Tetons, the Bentwood Inn is a bed and breakfast that offers a unique flavor unlike any other. The Grand Teton mountain range is a part of the North American Rockies, and is often described as being among the discussion of the most beautiful mountains in the world. The mountains jut up and out of the earth, and far into the sky, running north to south from Yellowstone and beyond Jackson city. On one side, Wyoming’s sweeping prairie and badlands slope up along the Teton range and then come down into Idaho, offering scenic views, opportunities to see wildlife, and to adventure in the great outdoors, where much of the forest remains generally unspoiled.
Nestled against the Grand Tetons sits Teton Village, the famous ski village, and just south of that is Wilson, where the Bentwood Inn is located. My wife Leah and I had the pleasure of staying a night at the Bentwood Inn when we visited the area last month. The Bentwood Inn is one of the most beautiful accommodations I’ve had the pleasure of staying at, due to its cabin style wood build and its overall comfortable inner aesthetic. The logs used to build the Bentwood were incorporated from a forest fire, so you can see the character of the fire in its charred details.
The Bentwood Inn has stunning architecture, a home away from home vibe that is brought to life with history and art from the American west. The innkeepers, Aiden and Alorra, are adorable and wonderful people, who were kind to us, and interesting to hang out with. We loved their attitude and the fact that they shared their talents in cooking and music with us. Aiden is a killer violinist who sent us to bed with chills with a rendition from his orchestral days. But before that, Alorra’s cooking skills were showcased for dinner, where we enjoyed a fantastic steak and a delightful berry cobbler for desert.
Our room was the Polo room, which offered two queen beds, a comfortable bathroom and all the amenities we could need, along with a shared kitchenette outside our door. It was quiet and cozy, and our room was more spacious than most. Also, I can tell you that I slept like a baby, which was much needed after such a long drive from Ohio. All in all, we loved our stay and hope to go back again someday. The Bentwood Inn is an awesome place to relax, and to meet interesting people.