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
I learned how to operate the shower curtain! the text hanging in the bathroom is truly funny is even poetic and why not say charming: a taste of how delicate is the Alpine Lodge, a pearl between Grand Teton and Yelllowstone. Its first-rate staff and architecture have made us simply love every single thing in this place. Thank you, Torey. Super recommended!
So many of the hotels/inns in Jackson Hole are expensive; though The Alpine House was a little more than what we wanted to spend, it was well worth it. It was well kept on the outside as well as the inside. An older lodge, but well maintained. Our room had plenty of space with a little balcony. When we arrived, Erica greeted us and showed us around. There were complimentary cookies and coffee later in the afternoon. Breakfast area with a full breakfast. Breakfast staff, including Erica were very friendly.
We had an excellent stay at the end of our Yellowstone / Teton vacation. This is a very homey and comfortable lodge in the heart of Jackson. The breakfast is made to order by local chefs or you can choose from the buffet. Highly recommended!.