Outside Anvil Hotel Lobby

Adventure Like A Local

We’re thrilled to show you the best of what our little mountain town has to offer - outdoors and beyond. Come see what we see through Anvil Explorers Club and let us create a getaway you won’t soon forget. Seasonally-inspired and locally-driven, these five Jackson Hole itineraries showcase the best of the valley while serving as a blueprint for your ultimate Jackson Hole adventure.

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TOWN

Wake slowly and head down to the lobby for a cup of our signature coffee blend by Snake River Roasting Co.

Grab a magazine or a guidebook to browse while you sip – and once you’ve woken up, head next door to the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum for a cultural lesson in all things Jackson Hole.

Afterward, wander through the famous elk antler arches on Town Square to reach Persephone Bakery, a French-inspired café, and indulge in a brunch of fresh pastries and Intelligentsia espresso on their outdoor patio.

On your stroll through town wander through Gaslight Alley and pick up a keepsake at MADE, a bestseller at the Valley Bookstore or some sweets at Mursell’s.

Head over to Snow King and take the scenic chairlift up to get views of the whole valley.

As your day winds down try a few handmade pastas, shared plates, and hand-crafted cocktails at Glorietta Trattoria.

Tip: Check out one of our custom Woolrich bikes to ride around town in style. Feeling thirsty? Jackson is home to half-a-dozen breweries, distilleries and a winery. Ask the front desk how to get to the closest tap room.

VALLEY

Walk half a block to the Bunnery for a hearty traditional breakfast before an action-packed day.

Experience the quiet and serenity of the mountains from a whole new perspective as you take a horseback ride through the mountains with Tetons views.

After a morning in the saddle break for lunch back in town at one of the many restaurants located within a block of the hotel.

Post-refuel, experience the awe-inspiring Snake River on a scenic, sunset float trip through Grand Teton or up the adrenaline with a whitewater trip through the Grand Canyon of the Snake.

Drop your gear at the hotel before grabbing one of our custom Woolrich bikes to ride over to Snake River Brewpub. End the night with hangs around the fire pit, a game of cornhole, and a tasting flight of locally made beers.

Tip: There are a lot of options for horseback riding and floating in the area - the front desk agents can help you navigate the options and even book the trips for you. They’ve also got great dining recommendations matched to what you’re feeling like.

TETONS

After grabbing a cup of Snake River Roasting Co. coffee from the lobby, load up your backpack with a handful of picnic favorites from the Nibble’s mini bar and get ready for an adventure-packed day.

Before you head out of town for Grand Teton National Park, hit up Pearl Street Bagels for some early morning fuel.

Drive to the trailhead for Phelps Lake after first checking out the Rockefeller Preserve Visitor Center to read up on the surrounding area. Keep your eyes peeled for local flora and fauna as you hike a few miles to the water. Find the best picnic perch and enjoy a day of swimming, cliff-jumping, and sunbathing out at the lake.

Pack it out and stop by Dornan’s to soak up their patio views with a beer in hand.

Tip: Other amazing picnic spots in Grand Teton include the shores of Jackson Lake, String and Leigh Lakes. Don’t forget your bear spray! Bonus points if you make it to Dornan’s on a Monday for the Hootenany.

YELLOWSTONE

Wake early and get ready for a long day of photo-taking and sightseeing in one of the most renowned National Parks in the country – Yellowstone.

With a 12-hour day on tap, pack a picnic and try to leave no later than 7am. Grab a coffee and pastry from our lobby on your way out the door.

Spend the day driving the Inner Loop of Yellowstone (go clockwise!) and getting shots of some of the most photogenic landscapes in the country. Take your pick of our must-see places, or try to catch them all. In order: Lewis Falls, Old Faithful, Grand Prismatic, Fountain Paint Pots, Firehole Falls, Artist Paint Pots, Norris Geyser Basin, Upper and Lower Yellowstone Falls, Mud Volcano, West Thumb Geyser Basin.

Stop for lunch at a picnic site near Old Faithful or grab something from a market nearby – either way, be sure to grab a milkshake from the diner in the market before sightseeing for the rest of the afternoon. Complete the loop and charge back to Jackson after a long day of photo-taking.

Enjoy dinner over at Glorietta Trattoria, being sure to grab a nightcap before heading back to your room for well-earned rest.

PET

First things first, head over to the green space on St. John’s campus across the street to do your business (there are mutt-mitt stations if your owner forgot one).

Have your owner drive (or walk for extra exercise) to Cache Creek to get your zoomies out on an out-and-back hike or bike with gorgeous scenery (and lots of smells). Follow the leash laws at the trailhead and watch out for wildlife (and mountain bikers) on your trek.

When you get back to town stop by Teton Tails for a treat (and if you need a food refill).

There’s no dog park in the summer, but head to Snow King for an uphill hike to the summit for amazing views and a great workout.

You’ll have to stay home for dinner, but Thai Me Up’s outdoor patio is perfect for you to lay down while your owner sips award winning beer from Melvin Brewing.

Tip: If you need more pet-friendly resources visit PAWS of Jackson Hole. The nonprofit has emergency vet numbers and other helpful info. Pet access is limited in the national parks, dogs are only allowed to be in cars and parking lots - not on trails. The national forest, however, is a pet-friendly paradise (watch out for wildlife).