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Elk Country Inn
Alacrout from: Los Angeles, California
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Nov, 25, 2020 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
An instant favorite
We rented one of the cabins here. It instantly became one of the favorite places we’ve ever stayed.
The cabin was a little small, but it was cozy, and it was nice to have our own little space with our car just outside the door.
The community of Jackson Hole in general is amazing and we can’t wait to visit again. With Grand Teton and Yellowstone along with plenty of other Rocky Mountain destinations, you’ll never run out of stuff to do here.
Back to the cabin at Elk Country Inn: It was warm, clean, and came with comfortable beds. Microwave, fridge, and other basic conveniences were also inside. Everything is pretty modern and the staff is friendly.
It was also surprisingly quiet. The cabins are fairly close together, so we were a little worried about sound easily carrying from other cabins into ours or vice versa, but it wasn’t an issue at all—and yes, we DID have neighbors.
If you choose to stay here, I don’t think you’ll regret it.
Michael W from: Redding, Connecticut
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Oct, 15, 2020 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
Good location for Grand Teton
This hotel is in a great location for Grand Teton National Park and much more affordable than GT village. Also, while all this Covid stuff is going on, it seems as though much more is open (think restaurants etc) in Jackson than in the village. We stayed in the main building and it is very comfortable. The rooms are spacious and clean with all the necessary conveniences (fridge, microwave, flat screen etc) and we found the staff very friendly and helpful. The breakfast, while currently limited, did the job, especially when when the sausage and egg sandwiches are available. I must admit that the juice was watery but that’s only a minor complaint. Lastly, Bubba’s Bbq restaurant being so close is a real bonus.
Cschuch from: Long Island, New York
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Oct, 7, 2020 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020 Rating: 4
Beautiful cabin but didn’t think they were so close together and in front of a parking lot. We were suppose to have a parking spot in front of our cabin but people kept parking there and at times it was difficult to find a parking spot. On a good note, the cabin was lovely for our anniversary visiting the national parks, walking distance to the center of town, great amenities, and most of all great staff especially bob from maintenance. Bed was very comfortable and great shower.
HerbertEdgewood from: Orlando, Florida
Published Date: Oct, 5, 2020 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
Elk Country Inn
Elk Country Inn is a hotel/motel/inn lodging located at the gateway of downtown Jackson.
The location is fantastic because Jackson itself is a bit small and very walkable, so Elk Country Inn is close to restaurants, shops, and downtown.
On Pearl Avenue, it’s also a quick left turn to get on the way to Grand Teton National Park, Mormon Row, Yellowstone, Jackson Airport, or wherever you’re coming and going.
Guests check in in Elk Country Inn’s newly built lobby, which is warm, welcoming, and really fantastic.
While we’re talking about the lobby, let me talk about two highlights. First, every day at 5 p.m. they serve fresh baked (individually wrapped) cookies. They are delicious. They are truly, warm and gooey and perfect.
In the morning, they also have a breakfast offering (free) which includes individually wrapped breakfast burritos, waffles, as well as muffins, fruit, yogurt in addition to juices and coffee. Due to COVID-19 they have guests warm up the food in their rooms, but that’s ok. It really is a nice touch and saved us $10-$15 per day by not having to buy breakfast. It really is a great selection.
Guests will notice three sets of lodging options: Rooms in the new building, rooms in the older building, and the cabins. We were in the old building.
While there is not daily house keeping, the room was fairly clean and comfortable. The King size bed is truly king size, and very comfortable. Soft. The blackout curtains are truly blackout (although it helps that the City of Jackson is a fairly dark city without much light pollution) so you’re likely going to get a good night’s sleep.
I compared Elk Country Inn to other nearby locations and whereas other locations had complaints about noise and the like, noise did not seem to be a problem. We did have one or two minor maintenance issues which they fixed quickly.
The price overall for a “motel” seems steep, but that’s the bill for a tourist location like this.
It certainly had more of a “hotel” feel than a “motel” so don’t be swayed or think less of Elk Cottage Inn because it may show up as “motel”.
I truly came in with low expectations and have to say Elk Cottage Inn exceeded those expectations.
Clean rooms, friendly and attentive staff, great cookies and a very decent breakfast.
Overall I give Elk Cottage Inn the rare FIVE stars out of five. I would certainly recommend them.
BONUS: They literally share a parking lot with Bubba’s Bar-B-Que. Check in on Yelp and make sure you get at least one dinner at Bubba’s.
- Rooms: 4
- Value: 3
- Service: 5
cmickelsen from: Alpine, Utah
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Sep, 28, 2020 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2020 Rating: 5
The cabins are a great way to spend a night or two in Jackson. Close to everything, clean and newer. The prices are reasonable in Jackson and the service was good. Walking distance to the city center.