It's certainly no secret that Jackson Hole is my favorite little pocket on this earth. Last month I got to gawk at the Tetons again, a view I will never ever get tired of. Thus, I wanted my favorite "neck of the woods" to be the first adventure feature.
I overpacked. Big time. But to be fair, we were spending time in Denver (prior to Wyoming + Montana) where it was 95 degrees. Only to venture on to Jackson where it was in the 30's at night. I didn't know exactly how much hiking we'd be doing and didn't know if we'd have access to laundry so I went a little crazy packing the lululemon gear.
Needless to say, if I could do it again - Here's what I'd bring.
Boyfriend Jeans // Classic Denim from Imogene + Willie // lululemon Hiking Pants // Bandana // You can get your very own Jackson Hole vintage turquoise jewelry from a shop right off the square called Rain Dance Indian Arts // Classic White Tee from Organic by John Patrick // Chambray Courier Shirt // Vintage Tee // &Go Fleece // Cashmere Sweater // Comfy Sweater for around the bonfire // Military Jacket // Poncho // Kick Around Sneakers // Hiking Boots // Nisolo Ankle Booties for a night out on the square // Herschel Weekender // Krochet Kids Beanie // Water Resistant Backpack
I recommend staying in Wilson at the Fireside Resort. It's a grouping of individual tiny homes about 10 minutes outside of Jackson. Staying on the square can get touristy and a little overwhelming during the busy seasons. Wilson has everything you could need including a wonderful little market called Aspens, multiple places to eat, and lots of moose.
Persephone Bakery is by far my favorite little spot for coffee + breakfast. It also doubles as a little market with coffee, Falcon stoneware, linens, Farmhouse pottery, and more!
Cafe Genevieve inspired by home cooked classics, it's a comfortable setting for an amazing dinner.
Bin 22 is a small wine shop, grocer and tapas bar inspired by time spent in Tuscany. You can swoop a bottle of wine from the shop and mosy over to the restaurant's community tables.
The Kitchen is great for dinner. It has an awesome menu and an incredible modern interior.
Mormon Row is an absolute must for sunset in my book. We went out there the first night with a bottle of wine and played with horses in a field for the MOST incredible view of the Tetons.
Jackson Lake Lodge is North toward Yellowstone in Teton National Park, about 30+ minutes from downtown Jackson. If you walk up the main stairs and out the back of the hotel you'll see amazing views of the Tetons and Jackson Lake. Drive nearby to Signal Mountain for amazing views and lots of bear sightings.
Hike Phelps Lake + Death Canyon, Hidden Falls + Inspiration Point (Jenny Lake), Taggart Lake Loop + Bradley Lake Trail and TONS more.
There are also tons of places to white water raft or take a day trip to fly fish.
If you're in town on a Tuesday - stop by The Wort's Silver Dollar Salloon for bluegrass and dancing with the band One Ton Pig.
And the Cowboy Bar is an absolute MUST. No questions asked.