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
- 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
From the minute I walked in the door, the Rustic Inn has felt like home. Jewell & always cheerful staff have taken exceptional care of me from selecting the perfect cabin for my stay to accommodating my late check out request this morning. I’m leaving kicking and screaming. My cabin was furnished with quality linens, furniture and electronics. The bed is perfectly comfy cozy and the shower is fit for a queen. The high ceiling and windows offer a great feel and view to the beautiful property. The nature walk is so peaceful and serene. The property is very well maintained right down to the spotless laundry facility. Do not miss the rockstar breakfast complete with eggs two ways, breakfast potatoes and meats, burritos one morning, waffles one morning...biscuits & gravy, delicious cut fruit, breads & muffins...cereal...juices & coffee...wow. Did I mention the impressive room service menu? The Beef Tenderloin Medallion meal was one of the best I’ve ever had. Then there’s the S’mores lava cake... If only I had time to schedule a massage and take advantage of the inviting hot tub! Next time! And, there will be a next time...as I’ve found my new Jackson Hole favorite. I’d move in permanently...
We wanted to stay in a historic hotel and the Wort just didn't offer the concierge that this location has available. They picked us up from the airport and returned us when we left.
They booked our sleigh ride and provided drop offs for other excursions. Everyone was friendly and our room housekeeping was excellent! The breakfast was outstanding with plenty of choices-eggs two ways, sausage, bacon, variety of breads including a variety of fresh made muffins, many fruit choices, oatmeal, etc. Each day they also had a specialty-french toast, biscuits and gravy, Mexican breakfast,etc. It is convenient to walk to town when the shuttle does happen to be out. The nature trail area is awesome, too!
We were so looking forward to our trip to Jackson. While we enjoyed the staff and location of the Rustic Inn, we found the cabin to be very poorly lit, furniture was old,scarred and tired looking. We experienced very little hot water. It felt like camping as we tried to make do with the lack of lighting, quick showers, rattling furnace. I was expecting more of our cabin. Some view their sleeping quarters as "just a place to sleep", I like to relax and unwind in my hotel room or cabin. The bed was nice and linens decent. The staff were exceptional-very helpful and thoughtful throughout our stay. In the winter the steps leading to the cabins are dangerous. We had to request they be shoveled or at a minimum allow us to shovel. The 3 star rating is because the pictures do not represent the rooms in which we were appointed.
The staff here were so nice and personable. They helped us book several excursions while we were staying for the week. Our room was clean comfortable and cute! The stuttle was always prompt and gave you a heads up if they would be busy for longer periods picking up from the airport. I would love to go back again one day. There are also mule deer that come down in the winter to hang out near some of the cabins!!
Each hotel room is actually a mini cabin style ‘home‘. They feel separate and private from your neighbors, and they’re spacious. It is only a 10 minute walk to Jackson Town Square and Broadway Avenue shops and restaurants. We will definitely be staying here again when we come back this summer.