More about Teton Mountain Lodge
Very modest accomodation
The early settlers set up shop out in the middle of absolutely NOTHING. How these people chose this exposed location is beyond me. One would think they would use the protection of the mountain on one side, but no. This cabin was the only thing sitting in the middle of this enormous saucer of land...ringed with the Teton Mountains.
Always a great sky.
BTW...one side of the cabin was for folks to eat and sleep...while the other half of the cabin was for their livestock to take shelter. Must have smelled great. Like the commercial says.... "this is a good place for a stick up!" (referring to room deodorizers.)
The Teton Mountain Lodge is a condominium, not a hotel. We asked for a 1 bedroom suite and received a 2 bedroom 3 bath suite for the same price. The place was well maintained and had daily housekeeping although the quality of kitchen and hotel services made it obvious that this isn't a five star hotel. However, we were confortable and the place was clean. It's very convenient to skiing, has easy access to Grand Teton National Park, and is 20 minutes to Jackson. The restaurant was very good, as good as any that we found in the Jackson area.For the money, I'd love to find a place like this anywhere.
Nice amenities; Close to the Lift
We stayed at the Teton Mountain Lodge the last week of March. This is a new property and has the feel that one would expect from a ski lodge - big fires, rustic appointments, etc. You can ski to it from the slope but there is a short walk to the lift in the morning. A very nice location in total.
The basic room we stayed in was a bit small, but well appointed - two person jacuzzi tub, boot/glove, dryer, granite counters, duvet on the bed, comfy pillows. Comfort was above average.
The staff was good, but not great. They couldn't find us a room with two beds even though the place was nearly empty. We waited abnormally long for service in the restaurant at times also when they weren't busy. This could have been a result of staying the last week that the ski area is open for the year. They also were not current on mountain conditions.
I'd stay there again because of the location and room comfort; would have to check the value if staying in high season. My price was quite low during the last week.
Terrific, but choose carefully!
We were a bit nervous given the other reviews posted here, but absolutely loved the Teton Mountain Lodge. The building and rooms are beautiful; high quality furnishings, fully equipped in-room kitchen, superb artwork on display, excellent staff. Just be careful in selecting your room - like most of the hotels in Teton Village, some rooms do not have views at all. The mountain view rooms overlook a large parking lot, and the hotel is close in to the mountain, so it's not the best view - the valley view is much better, and of course there are mountains across the valley to look at. However, lower story rooms on valley side overlook ... the Best Western! Only a few rooms have balconies. We found the Murphy bed and the sleeper couch to be quite comfortable, but not everyone will think so. Our Moran suite was perfect for us - when beds are folded up, the room was an intimate living and kitchen area - with the best kitchen I have ever seen in a hotel. Granite counters, marble showers, solid wood doors, full size appliances - as a carpenter I was impressed with the attention to detail in the constuction and the quality of materials used. Also - off season rates are a tremendous bargain ... I would highly recommend this hotel.
The hotel is comprised of condominium units, as are many ski area hotels out west ...
GRAND TETONS National Park
Make an effort to visit SCHWABACHER LANDING spot....Schwabacher's Landing, located inside Grand Teton National Park, is a launch site on the Snake River for photographers ......... Watch for wildlife, as this flat river area is home to moose, elk, deer, antelope, coyote, beaver, otter, eagles and abundant waterfowl. The trail meanders along the banks of the Snake River past beaver dams and partially chewed trees. Throughout the hike are breathtaking views of the Teton Mountains and their reflections in the water....
We stayed in a one bedroom suite on the fourth floor for five days
during the holiday ski season. After reading reviews in Trip Advisor, I had
been concerned that the accommodations would be below our expectations.
Our experience was quite the contrary. Our suite was wonderful, with
granite countertops, a wood balcony area, and comfortable furnishings. The
service was great; from room service, to special requests, to the ski valet, to
the parking valet. The Cascade restaurant was exceptionally good, the best of our trip. The staff is generally 'working at a ski resort for a year or two out of college' but were nonetheless well trained in delivering client service.
Be aware that the lodge is actually a ski in property only. Expect to hoof it approximately 100 yards to the lifts on the way out. On the plus side, there was a sled ramp for the kids right outside the lodge.
We travel in the upper end of the range and I have no reservations in recommending this property. I would, though, encourage lodging above the ground floor, if possible.
WE LOVED IT!!!
This place was wonderful from the minute that you walked in the door. Very cozy and charming, with all the expected ambience for a ski place. We stayed in a standard "lodge room", which was the most basic accomodation available, and were totally delighted with it. The bathroom was beautiful, with a great 2 person whirlpool tub, an amazing bed (with 7 pillows!) and a great duvet. The restaurant, the Cascade, was convenient and well staffed (Susie was great!). The front desk bent over backwards to help us find our way.
Take the shuttle into town for $3, a very easy thing to do.... Jackson Hole was great too! The indoor and outdoor pools and Hot Tubs were very well treated and 1st class with luxurious towels provided.
I would stay here again in a minute!
Think 1 star not 4
Reservation was for 3 adults 2 queen beds. We get to room--1 King bed. Go back and get another room. This one is 89 degrees with no air. Go back for another room. On the way back I ask a worker about the air conditioning and was bluntly told that they will not turn the air on. They give us room 318. Go to third floor and the left sign says 300-317 & the other side says 317-336. Finally found room and it was 85 degrees. They did provide a very small fan and by 2AM it was down to 80 in the room. When I checked out I asked about the sign and they have known about it for over 2 years but just do not care! Of our 2 week vacation this was our worst stop.
Tiny, Tiny Teton Mtn. Lodge rooms for the price!!!
Arriving after the peak of the summer in Sept. 2005, we were a little taken back by the size of the room for $250/night. With 3 of us, (couple + mother) it was a little tight...we have had bigger rooms at the Drury Inn! But the room was done up in Tuscan/American Lodge look with earthy colours on the two queen bed duvets and carpeting. All the appointments in the room were what was to be expected of a high-end hotel. Beds were comfy with plushy duvets and a funny stuffed Moose to greet us! (great for kids, but great for us too-Moosey was a cuddler!) HOWEVER< we found no room to put all 3 suitcases and had to step over them constantly. Even so, the bathroom was a nice getaway with granite slab counters, hair dryers and plenty of room for cosmetic cases. The 2-person Jacuzzi was nice, but tilted for runoff. We admired the lovely travertine tiles that surrounded the tub and shower area...very well done in colours to match the persimmons, carmels and tans of the room. Decor was 5*****. The size of the room was a MINUS -5. As previous reviewers have stated, no room service was observed. One tray of finished dished sat outside the room for several hours before room service picked it up. The hotel was quiet. But was that because there was no one booked in the hotel? Are these all condos??? I know we were there during an off season.. and all the help must have possibly returned to college. Our only interaction with staff came with the two desk staff members and wait staff in the hotel's restaurant. The bacon served with breakfast was outstanding. Thickcut, with a fresh, delicious flavour. Most of the food was organically grown and from local purveyors-- we were told. Our room faced the eastern piedmont valley side with an extraordinary view of the glacial morraines...and yes, of course, of the other condos and Mangy Moose Restaurant. We were located on the 4th floor so each morning's sunrise was exquisite, including one morning with mountain thunder showers rolling through the valley. All the lodges circle 'round a grassy, central green and lake where kids can feed the fish or climb on the alpine rock. 2005 was the last summer we rode the ski tram up the Tetons. The old 25-30 Swiss tram was due to be demolished for lack of funds to refurbish or replace. We were able to ride up the Couloir during the final days of the tram and have an incredible view of the surrounding peaks: Grande, Moran etc. There is still a road that one can hike up, once the tram is gone. Enquire at the base for directions. Tip: rise early at 4:30 AM and take the mountain drive at the base of the Tetons and stop for sunrise over the valley. We caught some amazing photos of the Cathedral Group in early light, and while photographing, a herd of elk ran past us while lead bull elk bugled at his harem. It was an experience not to be missed-see our pictures. With a room too small, you won't be spending much time in it anyways. As Helen Keller once said, "Life is either a daring adventure or it is nothing!"
We loved it
This may be my new favorite hotel. The room was beautiful, view was great, bedding comfortable, and an amazing kitchen and bathroom. I have read that some people feel the rooms are too small. It is a bit tight when the Murphy bed is down, but we did not mind. We went in May and had the pool and hot tub to ourselves. We ordered room service twice, and both times service was prompt. There was a minor plumbing problem, and it was fixed with in 30minutes. You do need a car, although there is a nice bike path that runs in front of Teton Village. We lucked out and got a great rate. Perhaps if we had to pay full rate I would have expected a little more room. But all in all, this place was great. We are thinking of going back in Sept. with friends.