Since John D. Rockefeller toured the region in the 1920s making preservation a personal mission, scarcity and sustainability have been core tenets of the area. That tradition has held true since the Kemmerer family purchased the resort in 1992, and they have now spent more than $200 million in expansion and continued reinvestment in the future of the resort.
The town, meanwhile, continues to grow and modernize while keeping its down-to-earth western spirit. New accommodations have revitalized vintage buildings, and restaurants with access to the freshest possible ingredients and independent shops now line the town square. For those who desire a winter destination that's equal parts rustic, sophisticated, and just the right amount of exclusive, look no further.
WHERE TO STAY
Four Seasons Resort and Residences (Teton Village)
With 159 guest rooms and 18 suites, Wyoming’s only five-star, five-diamond resort was once the largest building in the state. The resort, which sits at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, remains the village’s only true ski-in/ski-out access and boasts oversized, renovated rooms with all of the latest bells and whistles.
Ready to shred “Cowboy Powder?” The on-property Base Camp ski concierges will set you up with your own locker when you check in, keep track of which skis and boots are yours, and help you put them on. Lift tickets, private lesson bookings, and any gear you might have forgotten are all available without needing to set foot outside.
If perhaps you’d rather relax, the hotel features an 11,000-square-foot spa and full-service fitness center complete with 16 treatment rooms, saunas, plunge pools, and a tranquility lounge. The "Grand Teton Sports Recovery" treatment, in particular, is not to be missed. Designed to increase mobility and reduce muscle pain, therapists combine orthopedic, traditional, and Asian bodywork styles to get you back on the slopes good as new for the next morning’s first tracks.