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
We reviewed the hotel on line but the reviews did not do it justice. There were wooden “cabins” to sleep in set in beautiful grounds — the latter having a stream running through. The bistro served great food in a rustic setting. Staff were incredibly helpful. Loved it!
Spent 5 nights at Rustic. It was our base so did not spend much time at resort. We did have nice king Creekside room. Nice view and all was good. The girls at front desks could have been more outgoing. They seemed preoccupied. Went to pool one day and sauna and whirlpool were both not working. The breakfasts were fantastic. Had dinner once it was very good as well. Bell staff of young men were very helpful and courteous. I would go back.
We brought our whole family - kids, spouses and grandkids to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. Couldn't have chosen a more wonderful setting. A pair of geese were launching their goslings for their first paddle in the stream. Charming.