So, your sweetheart has surprised you with a romantic getaway to Jackson Hole this Valentine’s Day or after. The beauty of the mountain landscape will leave you breathless and so may the challenging ski trails! From here you and your partner can create your adventure vacation filled with a variety of outdoor activities, from downhill skiing to wildlife watching and everything in between. How can you be sure you take advantage of love in the Tetons? Below are our top 5 ways:
Enjoy a one-of-a-kind gourmet dining experience in one of Jackson Hole’ fine dining restaurants. Whether it is the Snake River Grill in downtown Jackson or Westbank Grill in Teton Village, you will find a romantic table for two. Our guide to eating and drinking in Jackson Hole has the details.
Stroll Around Town
There is nothing quite so romantic as strolling through our downtown, under the elk arches, with a variety of shops to find that perfect gift. If you are strolling downtown at night, the town square lighting is magical.
Get up close and personal with your loved one and Jackson Hole’s resident herd of elk in a cozy, horse-drawn sleigh ride through the National Elk Refuge. After the sleigh ride, visit the National Museum of Wildlife Art, representing more than 5,000 wildlife works of art, and have lunch at Palate overlooking the Elk Refuge.
Lunch atop the Bridger Gondola
Enjoy lunch at Piste Mountain Bistro during a break from skiing or if you want to take a ride up the gondola. A cheery fire burns in the entryway, which opens into a friendly bar scene with floor-to-ceiling windows that offer the best views of the mountain and valley. The outstanding food and ambience is further elevated by the excellent service.
Soak in Granite Hot Springs
It’s an otherworldly experience to share soaking in 104-degree spring water in a pool below 11,000-foot mountains. Get to the hot springs by snowmobile of dog sled. Both provide an experience.
*Images courtesy of Visit Jackson Hole (image 1) and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (image 2).