The Rustic Inn
What We Love
- Spa Suites include daily breakfast and access to a dedicated full-service bar, business center, butler service and turn down service
- Wildlife — deer, moose, osprey, falcons — often wander/fly through the property
- Firepits abound — including some inside cozy teepees — and are lit at six o’clock nightly
- All cabins have a private deck
- The boardwalk winding above a wetland area
What To Know
- A 6.75 percent resort fee per night will be collected by Jetsetter at checkout
- Not all rooms are on the creek
- Jackson’s Town Square is a five-minute walk
- The inn’s heated pool and hot tub are on one of Jackson’s busiest streets
- A courtesy shuttle is available on a first-come/first-served basis from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. daily
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
This mountain town is chock-full of luxe lodgings, but Rustic Inn stands out for its idyllic setting. The inn’s outdoorsy amenities include teepees, a boardwalk that winds above a wetland, creekside swinging benches and multiple firepits. But for all the natural splendor surrounding it, the inn is just five blocks from downtown Jackson and it’s a convenient basecamp for exploring the town’s charms, escaping to Grand Teton or Yellowstone national parks, or shredding Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Well-manicured paths wind around the outdoor heated pool toward Flat Creek and the 28 cozy log cabins. Guestrooms are done in an off-white, maroon and brown palette and accented with plush carpeting, wrought iron light fixtures, leather ottomans, cowboy prints, and dark wood furniture. Their best feature is the private deck, where guests can settle into a swing or Adirondack chair and watch deer, moose and other wildlife wander about. Come morning, fuel up with the extensive full breakfast buffet: fresh pastries, scrambled eggs with basil and cheese, fruit juices, bacon, fresh fruit and yogurt, before heading out.
In the Area
Both Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, a 20-minute drive away, have hiking trails — at least until it starts snowing. Starting in mid-December, take a horse-drawn sleigh ride into the middle of a herd of 8,000 elk at the National Elk Refuge. Elk begin migrating into the refuge, which is literally across the street from the Rustic Inn, as soon as the snow starts to fall. Year-round BrushBuck Guide Services offers half- and full-day wildlife safaris around the valley; you’re likely to see bison, moose, birds of prey, coyotes and, if you’re lucky, wolves and grizzly. The National Museum of Wildlife Art takes a broad view of the genre. The museum’s 5,000-item permanent collection includes the expected Rungiuses, as well as Audubons, and also some Picassos and Maurice Sendaks. Wander over to Jackson’s town square and check out traditional Western and wildlife art at Trailside Galleries, contemporary art at Diehl Gallery, or designer togs at Terra.
How to Get There
Don’t believe any negative reviews you might read. You do need to know what you are booking. They have different levels of rooms. All hotels do. You don’t book on a web cheap booking agent and assume you’re getting a room facing the creek. Depending on what you want, the rate goes up. We booked a king size Creekside cabin. I had looked at the options and we decided to spend more per night but get a room to really enjoy. Some of the amenities are open to all, the creek, the paths, the free breakfast. If you’re thinking of booking here go to their website because you’ll see all the different rooms. It was very clean, front concierge people were super friendly as you checked in and anytime you went to front building. Yes there is minor walking, some two story buildings, I think queen Creekside, but for the most part not difficult walking around. Can’t speak to winter. Bell people will take your suitcase if you need help.
This is one of the best resorts we’ve ever stayed at. Can’t say I’m a multi millionaire and want waste money but this place is one we’ll be going back to see in the winter even though we don’t ski.
Well kept property just at the edge of downtown. Easy walking distance to all shops and restaurants. Perfect location if you are visiting either Grand Teton or Yellowstone. Cabin style rooms are clean and modern. Spa, hot tub and walking trail. Buffet style breakfast is excellent and available at 6AM which is perfect if you are day tripping to the parks.
We were totally unfamiliar with the area or where to stay. I did a great amount of research and chose The Rustic Inn. This was a great place to stay. Private cabin rooms for everyone set in great surroundings. The service was frienldy and hospitable. They were very accomodating and user friendly. Very clean. We will defintiely stay again!
I would highly recommend this hotel to any traveler! The cabins are beautiful, as is the creek - and it was a funnsurprise to my kids that they could even fish in it. It was so relaxing, and the little areas to enjoy a fire were so nice. The breakfast was perfect, and the staff was friendly and helpful- we hope to make it back to Jackson Hole, and if we do, we would definitely stay again!
This property is not was not worth what it cost to stay there. My family of 4 visited Jackson Hole recently and what looking a place to stay, I was looking for a nice property. The pictures and reviews look great and the price of $500 a night seemed like I was going to get a great place. It was not. The room was nothing more than a standard hotel room that I could have paid half the price and gotten elsewhere in town. The creek photos make the property look huge, but it is not. It was 410 units, most individual side by side units like small trailers with wood on the outside. My family was so disappointed. Not what I would call a botique property.