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
We had an excellent experience at the Rustic Inn. Our family was inconvenienced by several airline delays, but the staff went out of their way to help us every step of the way. The staff was terrific from reception to cleaning services. The rooms are nicely-appointed, large and clean, and the fireplace is a nice amenity on a cold winter day. The resident mule deer herd wandering around the cabins were fun for the family to see every day.
Breakfast buffet was very good. Nice bar; dinner in the restaurant was OK, not exceptional. Shuttle service to/from the airport and ski area is provided and the bus and staff drivers were friendly and very helpful. It's a short walk to town so we walked, although shuttle service is available.
It would be nice to have a small indoor changing area next to the hot tub/sauna, as we all used the sauna to change and store our clothes, as the temperature was in the 1-15 degree Fahrenheit range.
Would love to return in the summer months.
So, we found Rustic Inn Creekside via the mountain travel booking team, SO GLAD WE DID! This place took excellent care of us during our stay - THEY COULD NOT HAVE BEEN MORE ACCOMMODATING! From the airport pick up guys to the check in team, the drivers up to to the mountain daily , housekeeping, the breakfast staff and the wait staff and bartenders - SERIOUSLY, WE WOULD LIKE TO MOVE IN! There were beautiful Mule Deer everywhere on property, we absolutely fell in love with them! Not only would I recommend this place to anyone traveling to the area, I would be a bit pushy about it! Go, go, go! Oh, also, its a short walk to the center of town for dinners and shopping and right across the street from the Welcome Center and Elk Refuge. A GREAT FIND, quit reading this, go check out their website and book a room! (See pushy! LOL!) I hope you enjoy Rustic Inn Creekside and Jackson Hole! "Merica!
Convenient shuttle service to airport, town & skiing. And really it’s only .5m walk to town with all the bars & restaurants. Spacious rooms were like individual little cabins with all the amenities of a major hotel chain. And even larger cabins offered on the creek.
My daughter and I had a great experience at the Rustic Inn Creekside. Beautiful room with 2 queens, excellent breakfast (not a typical incl breakfast) and very nice hot tub and sauna. This is our second stay and we will come back again.
Wouldn’t give us discount because we didn’t book online. Booked over the phone and realized a couple days later they offer 10% off if booked online. Asked manager to honor discount and they wouldn’t. Literally had just booked. Bad service right from the start. The king cabins near the stream have a great view of the mule deer and they do frequent the cabins. That was sweet. It ends there, though. The cabins are very outdated. Broken drawers on dresser, cheap towels, stereo speaker not attached by any wires or cords and no, it’s not wireless like a Sonos. Stereo is from the 80’s. The room REEKED of perfumey spray from the housekeeper when we arrived. Asthmatics or people sensitive to fragrance stay away. Asked them not to use it again and they did abide by that. The water pressure is non-existent so if you’re cold and need to warm up the shower will not do it. And no, they are not water savers. They shower head spurted water. The pool and hot tub is so far away and inconvenient to get to so that walking there in your robe after being wet is not something comfortable to do. And we spent three week’s camping and whitewater rafting the Grand Canyon so we are pretty hardy and outdoorsy. No cars can bring you your luggage so you have to walk on A FOOT OF ICE that has thawed and refrozen over and over. Pretty treacherous to walk on every time you leave your cabin. They failed to tell us they needed 24 hour notice for airport shuttle. So, no ride. They also couldn’t use one of their golf cart cars to move all out luggage from the room to the parking lot so we had to carry it all, skis, boot bags, etc, over treacherous and icy rutted walkways. They could’ve cared less about it. Very strange since we had an amazing experience at Hotel Jackson the week prior. Also, only the desk people squeak English so if you ask someone either in the restaurant at breakfast or around the resort, they don’t understand a word. Won’t return. Look elsewhere.