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 the Anvil Explorers Program and let us create a getaway you won’t soon forget. Seasonally-inspired and locally-driven, these five itineraries showcase the best of the valley while serving as a blueprint for your ultimate Jackson Hole adventure. Draw inspiration for DIY-exploration or let us take care of the planning for you. Questions? Just ask.

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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 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. Be sure to check out the local galleries: Diehl Gallery has a mixture of modern wildlife art, find local contemporary western paintings at Altamira Fine Art and a few of the greats (Picasso and Warhol) next door at Heather James Fine Art. Rent a pair of skates from the Stage Stop and ice skate around Town Square under the neon glow from the Cowboy Bar. As your day winds down try a few handmade pastas, shared plates, and hand-crafted cocktails at Glorietta Trattoria.

VALLEY

After grabbing a cup of Snake River Roasting Co. coffee from the lobby, make sure your camera is charged and get ready for an adventure-packed day. You’ll start your day with a guided wildlife tour of the valley and Grand Teton National Park. The knowledgeable guides will take you to all the right spots at the right time to catch glimpses of moose, bison, elk, foxes and if you’re lucky a wolf (sorry the bears are sleeping). For lunch, grab a sandwich at Creekside Market, a local favorite. Then walk across the street to the Visitor’s Center and check in for a sleigh ride on the National Elk Refuge. Two large draft horses will pull your wooden sleigh, getting up close to the valley’s favorite animals: the Jackson Hole Elk Herd. Keep your eyes peeled for other flora and fauna on your trip and ask the driver about local lore. Head up to Dornan’s to soak up their Teton views with dinner – bonus points if you make it there on a Monday for the Hootenanny.

ALPINE

Grab a fresh pastry and a cup of Snake River Roasting Co. coffee from the lobby before catching Jackson Hole Mountain Resort’s first tram at 9am. Spend the day skiing or snowboarding the world-famous terrain. For a mellower experience stay on the north side of the mountain, looping the new Solitude Gondola and Casper chair lift. Those looking for a challenge can lap the Thunder and Sublette chairs all day. Expert skiers looking to head out of bounds can hire a backcountry guide to show them the local stashes filled with fresh snow. Regardless of your skill level, make sure to head to the “top of the world” and get a waffle from Corbet’s Cabin. You’ll climb 4,000 vertical feet in elevation to check out 360-degree views of the Jackson Hole valley from the aerial tram, then ski or ride the tram back down. Once your legs call it quits for the day stay in Teton Village for apres at one of our favorites, Teton Thai. Once you’re back and changed out of your ski gear head to the Cowboy Bar for a nightcap and western swing.

WILD

Wake-up just before sunrise and bundle up for a rejuvenating trip into the wilderness. Fuel up in our lobby/Mercantile with a cup coffee (it’s custom-blended for us by local roasters Snake River Roasting Co.) and a fresh pastry. Jump in the car and head to meet Jackson Hole Iditarod Sled Dog Tours for a full day, 20-mile dog sled trip. Say hello to your musher guide and your team of authentic Alaskan racing sled dogs, and then set-off. Your destination: Granite Hot Springs, where you can take a dip in the 105-degree water, before mushing your way back to town. Alternatively, rev up the adrenaline with a snowmobile trip to the hot springs. After your day spent exploring the surrounding winter wonderland, return to the Anvil lobby for a cup of our Adult Hot Cocoa, an alcohol-laced brew. Set-out on foot for dinner at King Sushi, a local favorite set in a historic one-room cabin. Finish-off the day with a nightcap at the Rose, before heading to bed.

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, snowshoe or cross-country ski with gorgeous scenery (and lots of smells). Follow the leash laws at the trailhead and watch out for wildlife (moose) on your packed-snow trek. When you get back to town stop by Teton Tails for a treat (and if you need a food refill). If you’re looking to add to your family, head to the Animal Adoption Center to find your new best friend. You’ll have to stay home for dinner, but Thai Me Up’s heated outdoor patio is perfect for you to lay down while your owner sips award winning beer from Melvin Brewing.