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Jackson Lake Lodge
WanderedPeaceful from: Waikiki, Hawaii
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Apr, 9, 2019 Travel Date: Oct, 1, 2018 Rating: 4
Beautiful location, with full frontal views of the magnificent Grand Tetons. One of the most stunning hotel lobbies we've ever seen. Excellent service throughout except for the concierge. Then it's hit or miss depending who's working. We went towards the end of the season in early October. No crowds and the weather was in the 50s in the day and low 40s at night. Perfect for hiking then drinking wine by the fireplace.
Your experience may vary depending on your room location. We splurged and got the cottage with the Moose Pond Mountain view for 4 nights. The room had it's own back patio and a postcard picture view of the Grand Tetons from the entire room. If you're looking to splurge, I highly recommend room #900. It's at the end with no neighbors to your right. However, even if you got the more economical rooms without views, you could still walk around the property and enjoy the magnificent views. Definitely spend time in the lobby where there are 2 fire places, 2 restaurants, a bar and a 2 story glass floor to ceiling window that will knock your socks off.
We were super happy with the friendly and helpful service from the front desk, restaurants,
bar, to maid service. The only thing that kept me from rating this place a 5 star is the concierge service where it was hit or miss. Of the 3 times that we asked for help and advice, we found one lady who was both friendly and helpful. She was a bit older, wore glasses and seemed like a genuinely nice person. The other people acted like we were bothering them. On one occasion, I said " thank you very much for your help", the concierge lady just turned away and started to work on her computer. I'm not asking for my butt to be kissed but a "you're welcome" would have been a civilized thing to say.
Definitely eat at both of the restaurants. The more casual Pioneer Grill has burgers, soups and sandwiches. We had the Salmon sandwich with the Corn Chowder. The waiter said the Salmon Sandwich was his favorite item there and we could see why.
The Mural Room is fine dining. Considering it's the only game in town if you want fine dining, we were pleasantly very pleased with the quality of food and level of service. We ended up eating there all 4 nights. The dining room has a magnificent view of the mountains but we never made it back before dark to take advantage of the view at dinner. After dinner, take your wine/brandy/dessert and go sit in front of the huge fire place. There was also a pianist playing the grand piano in the lobby.
The property also has a gas station with a little sundry store. We drove to the other lodges to check them out but felt like Jackson Lake Lodge was our fave.
Will definitely back.
leslieahaas from: Grand Junction, Colorado
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Mar, 25, 2019 Travel Date: May, 1, 2018 Rating: 5
Great Vacation Spot!!!!
Great hotel, lovely staff. Reasonable price for the area. Restaurants and pool/play ground for the kids. Activities desk has great recommendations, summer months get bear report and guest/Ranger animal sightings for hikes!!! Take bug spray and sunscreen is a must!!!
Jellybaby67 from: Reading, United Kingdom
Trip Type: Business
Published Date: Feb, 22, 2019 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2018 Rating: 5
Mountain View Cottage
Prior to travelling, we spent ages determining if this was the right place to finish off our road trip. It certainly was. We opted for a Mountain View cottage and requested the top floor. We were so glad we decided to pay extra for this room. The view from our balcony (and bed!) was perfect. Even thought it was chilly, it was lovely to sit out in the early morning and late evening to look for wildlife, admire the sunsets and gaze up at the starry sky.
Our room was fairly large, pleasantly decorated and very comfortable. The other cottages looked dark and had no views. If you can, splurge, you won’t’ regret it.
The Lodge itself has a wonderful setting and fabulously large windows to frame the view. We had been concerned having read other reviews, that there may be loads and loads of bus loads of visitors turning up, but we never found it to be crowded although if you want to eat in the Mural room, you must book.
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Feb, 18, 2019 Travel Date: Jun, 1, 2018 Rating: 5
We stayed in a cabin.... No internet but didn't need it.... The lodge has internet though. Nice proximity to Jackson Hole to the South and Yellowstone/old faithful to the north.🌲🦌 Waiting to go back someday.
Icarus81 from: Dallas
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Jan, 19, 2019 Travel Date: Sep, 1, 2018 Rating: 5
Best part is the views from the room & lodge which is obvious from most of the reviews. But in my opinion it’s worth the extra price. Rooms are ok and could be better for the price. Just taking a walk in morning and seeing the first light hitting Tetons is amazing. We did see some elks and deer as well.