Valerie Wilson Travel

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

It’s safe to say Jackson Hole has earned its title “Last of the Old West.” The 42 mile long, 8-mile-wide stretch of land serves as the gateway to some of the nation’s best national parks dotted with hardworking mountain towns (untouched by tourists), iconic watering holes that will make you feel like you are on a set of a western movie, and endless wilderness in all directions. Whether you want to stroll the most populous town of Jackson’s galleries and artisanal shops or indulge in a local steak from its small but mighty food scene before playing in world-class nature (skiing is big here), let VWT arrange a luxurious trip to the great outdoors you will never forget.

What We Would Do: 
Dog Sledding.

Visiting Wyoming in the wintertime presents the incredible opportunity to go dog sledding across vast landscapes and wildlife. With Jackson Hole Iditarod Sled Dog Tours, guests are pushed on a modern sled led by an experienced musher on full and half day tours through the snowy Gros Ventre Wilderness. Trips end at the Granite Hot Springs (bring your swim suit!) and include lunch, hot soups and beverages. 

Jackson Hole Iditarod Sled Dog Tours
Grand Teton National Park.

Situated in the Jackson Hole Valley and encompassing nearly 500 square miles, Grand Teton National Park boasts an awe-inspiring array of pristine wilderness, glacial lakes, winding rivers, and of course the magnificent Teton Range which inspired photographer Ansel Adams straight from the Valley floors. The park has a rich cultural history with old homesteads and cattle ranches visitors can explore along with trails that American Indians used in the 1820s.  

Jackson Hole Winery.

Jackson Hole Winery was founded in 2009 when winemaker Anthony Schroth perfected the art of making wine at a high-altitude with 18% less oxygen. Sitting at the base of the Teton Range at 6,229 feet, guests can indulge in a tasting with some of the best views in the region.  

Jackson Hole Winery 

Yellowstone National Park.

In 1872, Yellowstone became the world’s first national park spanning 2.2 million acres. Uniquely home to geothermal areas that hold half the world’s geothermal features. exploring the park you’ll see active geysers (have you heard of Old Faithful?), hot springs, and boiling mud pots. The park is additionally home to geological wonders like the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River, America’s largest buffalo herd, grizzly bears, and wolves. There is a reason the park is often ranked the best in the U.S.! Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole offers half and full day guided snowmobile tours of the park – talk about luxurious. 

Where We Would Stay:


Nestled in the foothills of the Tetons looking out across the mountains and plains of the Snake River Valley, Amangani perfectly evokes the pioneering spirit of the Old West. The all-season retreat sits near the snow-sports paradise of Jackson Hole and offers ample skiing opportunities in winter and privately guided fly-fishing, horseback riding, and water adventures galore in summer. Made of redwood and sandstone architecture, suites and homes have high ceilings, balconies, and large windows that perfectly frame the Teton mountain views. Amangani’s The Grill is the work of Executive Chef Manuel Fernandez, who combines global influences with the finest local ingredients including caribou sausages, bison steaks, Idaho potatoes, and Utah honeycomb. 

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole 

Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole sits in a verdant mountain valley surrounded by rugged peaks, celebrated ski runs, and an unbelievable array of wildlife unique to Grand Teton National Park. This Forbes Five Star year-round resort offers everything an adventurous traveler could want including thrilling skiing, sleighrides, hiking, fishing, mountain biking and of course, incredible spa treatments that will leave you relaxed and recharged. Lodge style rooms are spacious with wood accents and modern yet cozy furniture. At the end of an exciting day, head to the acclaimed Westbank grill and stop by The Handle Bar, a slope side pub from the Michael Mina team. 

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