The Alpine House Lodge & Cottages
What We Love
- Steps (or a ride on one of the free bicycles) from the Old West charm of downtown Jackson
- Free hearty breakfast daily (not included for Cottage rooms)
- Round-the-clock access to locally brewed beers and regional wines in the lobby Viking Bar
What To Know
- Jackson Hole Mountain Resort is 12.5 miles northwest of the town of Jackson
- This is not a ski-in/ski-out hotel
- No need to rent a car: Jackson’s bus system is incredibly comprehensive for a small town, with regular stops at both the airport and ski resort
- The hotel staff is small; call ahead if you are going to be checking in late
- No flat-screens here, just boxy old TV sets
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
A cozy European-style inn, this alpine lodge has fir beams, rustic floors and overstuffed sofas and armchairs by a roaring fireplace. The draw isn’t edgy design but an inviting stay with skier cred thanks to owners Hans and Nancy Johnstone, who both competed in the 1988 and 1992 Olympics (souvenirs of the games adorn the walls). Cozy up with a book from the library or, in warmer weather, relax on the deck and walk the perennial gardens.
Bed & Bath
Styled with Scandinavian simplicity, the guestrooms are modest in size and amenities, featuring pine headboards and desks, iPod docking stations, gas fireplaces and down duvets. Bathrooms feature plush bathrobes and all natural handmade products. Note: The stairs can be a little daunting if you’re carrying heavy bags; ask for some help.
During ski season the Johnstones can give you the lowdown on snow conditions and the best runs. During warmer months, take out one of the hotel’s free bikes to explore downtown Jackson. Afterward, unwind at the hotel’s “Little” spa with a massage, Finnish sauna and a signature Bubbling Mud Bath.
In the Area
Jackson balances Wild West fun with a sophisticated restaurant scene. Gavin Fine is the local restaurateur to know. Be sure to swing by his new wine bar, Bin22, or the buzzy Rendezvous Bistro. For something low-key, grab an award-winning locally made beer at Snake River Brewing. If you’re here in the summer, be sure to check out the ropin’ cowboys (and girls!) at the Jackson Hole Rodeo on Wednesday and Saturday nights. In the winter take a day off from the slopes for a wildlife safari to look for elk, moose, bighorn sheep and bison.
How to Get There
My husband and I stayed at The Alpine House and Lodge when we arrived in Jackson, for one night. We were on our way to Grand Teton and Yellowstone parks. I cannot say enough positive things about our stay at The Alpine Lodge and Cottages. We stayed in the main lodge and everything from the moment we checked in with Tory until we checked out was perfect. I felt so at home - Tory was so nice and made sure our stay was everything perfect. She was very helpful in helping us plan our evening in Jackson. The room we had was awesome and we even braved the cold temperatures to enjoy our time on the balcony taking in the view and a glass of wine. The breakfast we had the morning before heading north was so yummy and set us on our way on a happy note. I would definitely stay here again when we return and would recommend this place to others when they are in Jackson.
My husband and I recently spent 2 nights at the Alpine House on our first trip to Jackson Hole. We thought the Inn was welcoming and comfortable. From the plentiful free parking, to the honor bar, to the convenient location, to the wonderful breakfast, to the dogs wandering the property, to the cozy front porch, to the free bear spray to borrow, we appreciated it all!
This is not the best place to stay for the price range. It's simply the best place. The Johnstones have made a European Inn with American conveniences. You cannot beat the location as it's central in town but on a quiet street. The breakfast is the best in Jackson. Period. I have spent a lot of time in Jackson as I grew up there. i can tell you this is the best place to stay at any price.
This place is great. Its like a little bed and breakfast. The rooms are clean and comfortable. The service is outstanding. They have a great breakfast buffet in the morning along with a different special every morning like lemon blueberry pancakes or a breakfast sandwich or baked eggs with spring vegetables in a ceramic craft or huevos rancheros. There is free bikes to use. You can book a message in a cute spa room. There is a sauna and a beautifule little court yard outside to hang out and throw some bags. There is always pastries/cookies/coffee/beer/wine available. And usually there is always a dog or two walking around breakfast time :)
We enjoyed staying at this wonderful place for our ski vacation. Woke up to a different breakfast special each morning. The bus to the mountain is right on the corner - easy walk. We could buy the tickets for the bus at the front desk to put on our room charge (easier then finding $3 cash each day). The staff was extremely helpful and very friendly. I only tried the sauna on the last day - it was empty and clean. I would definitely return. The location was great - we had an easy walk to several fantastic restaurants nearby.