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
The Rustic Inn is a great place to stay in Jackson. The Inn has individual log cottages with great view of the creek and mountains. It is a short walk to the old town square with all the restaurants, bars and shopping. There is outside seating for the bar and restaurant which is very nice. The Inn will also shuttle you anywhere within 25 miles.
Great place to stay.
This resort has expansive grounds, easy parking, and well maintained. There are approximately 160 units with various size accommodations. They are close to downtown which is a bout a 10 minute walk. The morning breakfast offers several hot items but can be crowed during the busy season. The stand alone units are very nicely appointed and with vaulted ceilings. The Creekside setting offers a very tranquil feeling and across the bridge to the tent area with its sprawling lawn area gives you an area just to hang out. The backdrop of the mountain side also adds to the setting. During the season the price point is not cheap ($475.00) but after 3 nights with visiting the Grand Tetons and downtown of Jackson it was still worth the price. We chose a stand alone unit in the rear of the property behind the expensive Creekside units. They also have a bar and room service.
The Rustic Inn is beautifully unique. The evenings with the camp fires burning outdoors and in the tents are a stunning sight and fun to sit by and make s'mores while visiting with other guests. The staff are very pleasant and helpful. I highly recommend the Inn.
I had no idea that there are different classes of room when I booked our stay. So this a cautionary tale for anyone considering this hotel for a stay in Jackson. I thought the price was reasonable but still high when I booked the rooms. I thought the price was worth it because the rooms looked nice on the website. However, when we got there I learned that we booked the cheap rooms, also known as the “historic” part of the hotel. In other words, old. These rooms were directly behind the office in a tight attached semi circle around a building and on a parking lot. The furniture and bathroom looked renovated but the room was very dark. The little chairs outside the room were not comfortable and useless because the parking lot was full of buses. We were two couples and we decided we didn’t want rooms that looked out over idling buses so we paid for the upgrade to the little cottages. The cottages are lovely. They are in excellent condition with beautiful bathroom, furniture and bedding. They are very quiet and the little front porches are delightful. They also have Moulton Brown bath products. The hotel has a lovely little lounge and terrace to enjoy a drink. The grounds include a nice stream and structures to visit. I saw people sitting around a fire in the evening. I did not try the spa but my friends did and they said it was wonderful. The breakfast was typical, unremarkable fare. Save the calories for a walk and breakfast at Persephone Bakery. A must stop on a visit to Jackson.
I know what I was expecting when I heard our tour bus was going to staying in cabins. I don't know what some of the reviewers (poor and terrible) were expecting. I couldn't believe the ambiance of the Rustic Inn. Individual cabins with rocking chairs on the front porch. Very comfortable beds. My only problem was the rain shower head. Let it warm up before jumping in! The breakfast buffet was such a treat! All of the people on the tour asked to stay another night!!