Where to Stay in Grand Teton & Jackson Hole: A Complete Guide

Teton Village in Grand Teton

Imagine waking up to a view of the Tetons! Well, this can turn into a reality for you, but you need to know your options for where to stay when visiting Grand Teton & the Jackson Hole Valley.

So, where should you stay when visiting Grand Teton National Park?

There are 9 areas to consider staying when visiting Grand Teton National Park. Your options include resorts, lodges, motels, hotels, hostels, Airbnbs, and dude ranches. They are all quite expensive, ranging from $200 per night to over $4,000 per night!

There’s a lot to know about this, but keep on reading because I’ll try to simplify it and give you some good options for each area.


Sometimes people are confused by terms used when discussing this area, so to clarify:

  • Jackson Hole is the valley that encompasses Grand Teton National Park and the city of Jackson, Wyoming.
  • Grand Teton National Park includes the Teton mountain range and much of the Jackson Hole valley floor. It does not include the city of Jackson or Teton Village Resort.
  • Jackson, Wyoming is a town that lies within the Jackson Hole Valley and just south of Grand Teton National Park.
  • Teton Village is a resort that is right next to the south entrance of Grand Teton National Park but is NOT IN the park.
Map overview of lodging areas around Grand Teton
Map overview of lodging areas

Quick Overview of Lodging Areas

There are 9 areas you can consider for lodging when visiting Grand Teton:

  1. Grand Teton National Park
  2. Jackson, Wyoming
  3. Teton Village
  4. Wilson, Wyoming
  5. Victor & Driggs, Idaho
  6. Yellowstone (Grant Village)
  7. Alpine, Wyoming
  8. Moran, Wyoming
  9. Pinedale, Wyoming

Let’s take a look at each one of these.

1. Where to Stay in Grand Teton National Park

map of lodging in Grand Teton
Lodging inside Grand Teton

There are technically 6 places you can stay in Grand Teton, but I’m including two more (Headwaters and Dornan’s) that are so close that we can consider them part of the park.

All of these lodges or cabins are managed by authorized concessionaires of Grand Teton National Park.

NOTE: Consider in-park lodging more of a rustic experience! TVs and air conditioning are very rare. (Air conditioning is rarely needed anyway; it doesn’t get that hot in the summer.)

Be aware that you can’t use the same website to compare lodging in the park because they are managed by 5 different concessionaires, with Grand Teton Lodge Company (GTLC) managing most of them.

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Lodging in the parkConcessionaireRates
Jackson Lake LodgeGTLC~$394-$1488
Headwaters Lodge & Cabins at Flagg RanchGTLC~$338-$455
Jenny Lake LodgeGTLC~$956-$1706
Colter Bay Village & CabinsGTLC~$287-$388
Signal Mountain LodgeSignal Mountain~$308-663
Dornan’s Spur Ranch CabinsDornan’s~$175-395
Triangle X RanchTriangle X Ranch~$2100-$2800 pp/week
American Alpine Club Climbers’ RanchAmerican Alpine Club$100-$150 dorms
Inside dining room of Jackson Lake Lodge Grand Teton
The view from inside Jackson Lake Lodge

Jackson Lake Lodge


  • Pros: High-end lodging, incredible views of the Tetons, horseback riding
  • Cons: Expensive

Jackson Lake Lodge (book here) is the crown jewel of the lodges in Grand Teton. It was built in the 1950s and was designed by the same architect who designed the lodges at Zion, Bryce, and the north rim of the Grand Canyon.

It isn’t necessarily gorgeous from the outside, but it’s incredible on the inside and it has the coolest views of the Tetons!

You can stay inside the lodge or in an adjacent cabin. There are a variety of room options, including cottages and suites.

They offer many activities, such as river rafting, horseback riding, guided tours of Grand Teton & Yellowstone, outdoor heated pool & playground, boating, and fishing.

My opinion: I would love to stay here if I could afford it!

Headwaters Lodge & Cabins at Flagg Ranch


  • Pros: Near Yellowstone, fly fishing, wildlife, horseback riding, guided cruises of Jackson Lake, river rafting
  • Cons: Far away from Jackson and the best sites in the Tetons (Jenny Lake and other nearby lakes). Not really a great home base to see Yellowstone and/or Grand Teton.

Headwaters (book here) offers cabins and many experiences. Consider this more of a resort experience. I once did a winter snowmobiling trip here, and it was incredible!

You can’t stay in the lodge; only in the cabins next to the lodge.

My opinion: I wouldn’t stay here if your primary focus is to see Grand Teton or Yellowstone. Stay here if your primary focus is to do fun activities.

View of front of Jenny Lake Lodge in Grand Teton
Jenny Lake Lodge

Jenny Lake Lodge


  • Pros: The BEST location, and it includes food and activities.
  • Cons: Expensive.

Jenny Lake Lodge (book here) is a quaint little lodge with 37 cabin rooms nearby. It’s in the perfect location, right next to Jenny Lake at the bottom of the Tetons, with ridiculous views of the mountains!

The reason it’s so expensive is that you must book their “Signature Package,” which includes:

  • Gourmet breakfast and nightly five-course dinner
  • Daily complimentary activities, like Wine and Wickets – Sample Activities
  • Cruiser-style bicycles with easy access to the scenic multi-use pathway
  • Horseback riding with their wranglers (based on availability; spots are extremely limited, so please inquire at the desk upon check-in)

My opinion: Stay here if you like the idea of paying once for a package to take care of everything you need (and can afford it).

Colter Bay in Grand Teton with mountains in background
A view of the Tetons from Colter Bay

Colter Bay Village & Cabins


  • Pros: Resort-style activities on Jackson Lake
  • Cons: A little far away from Jackson and Jenny Lake

Colter Bay Village (book here) is located on Jackson Lake and it’s like a large resort, with boating, swimming (but the shores are rocky; see our packing guide and recommended gear page), camping, an RV Park, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and horseback riding.

My opinion: Like Headwaters, stay here if you have a family and you’re looking for fun activities, especially water activities.

Signal Mountain Lodge in Grand Teton
Signal Mountain Lodge

Signal Mountain Lodge


  • Pros: Resort-style activities on Jackson Lake, including guided river-rafting trips. They offer family cabins as well.
  • Cons: The Lodge itself isn’t that nice, and some of the cabins are a little older (but hey, they’re rustic!)

Signal Mountain Lodge is run by a different concessionaire than the lodges covered above. It’s also located on the shores of Jackson Lake.

It’s older and more rustic; some cabins were built in the 1930s.

The lodge itself isn’t as fancy as Jackson Lake, Jenny Lake, or Headwaters. But you don’t stay in the lodge anyway; you’ll stay in a cabin nearby.

Like the other places on Jackson Lake, it’s a resort-style experience with fishing, boat rentals, and guided rafting trips.

My opinion: It offers much the same activities as the other resorts, but the advantage is it’s located on the south end of Jackson Lake so it’s more centrally located. I’d probably go here before the other resorts.

Dornan's Chuckwagon Grill in Grand Teton
Dornan’s Chuckwagon

Dornan’s Spur Ranch Cabins


  • Pros: Centrally located, more affordable than others, moose frequent the area
  • Cons: Only 12 cabins are available, and some have length of stay requirements (although with cheaper prices, you should stay here 3 nights! It’s the perfect amount of time to visit Grand Teton).

Dornan’s isn’t technically IN the national park, but it’s located right in the heart of the park, so I include it here.

It only offers 12 small cabins for lodging. The prices are more affordable, but sometimes they have a 3-night minimum stay requirement.

Dornan’s has A LOT to offer:

  • Bicycle rentals
  • Kayak, paddleboard, and canoe rentals
  • Chuckwagon dinners
  • Pizza restaurant
  • “The Hootenanny.” This is food, drink, and live music every Monday night from 6-9 pm at the Chuckwagon.

We rented bikes here and rode them to Jenny Lake. LOVED it!

My advice: book it if you can get it!

Triangle X Ranch

~$2100-$2800 per person for a week

  • Pros: Western dude ranch experience with incredible views (and relatively affordable)
  • Cons: Expensive

Triangle X Ranch was here before the Jackson Hole Valley was included in Grand Teton National Park. That’s why they are able to continue to operate as the only dude ranch inside Grand Teton.

Don’t let the price tag scare you too much: it’s actually a lot cheaper than Jenny Lake Lodge when you consider all packages with Triangle X are good for ONE WEEK.

If it’s that Western Experience you’re after, consider Triangle X. All packages include:

  • Log cabin accommodations.
  • All meals, including dinner on day of arrival and breakfast on day of check-out.
  • Unlimited guided horseback riding on scheduled rides. (Mon-Sat)
  • Children’s horse program. (peak season only)
  • Teen’s horse program. (peak season only)
  • Evening activities – square dancing, ranch history presentation, cookouts, and National Park interpretive programs. (peak season only)

My opinion: I would LOVE to do this sometime, and I think it would be especially fun and good for my kids.

Grand Teton Climbers’ Ranch (American Alpine Club)


  • Pros: affordable
  • Cons: dormitory style, caters to climbers only

Grand Teton Climbers’ Ranch is located within the park and caters to rock climbers.

I’m not sure you have to be a climber to stay here, but I’m guessing you’ll feel out of place if you aren’t.

It’s also dormitory-style, with shared restrooms.

My opinion: let the climbers stay here!

2. Where to Stay in Jackson, Wyoming

The biggest advantages of staying in Jackson are:

  • It’s a charming little town with nightlife.
  • It has “affordable” hotels ($220-320 per night in the summer)

Although Jackson is a fun “Old West” town, it’s also an expensive, high-end town with many art galleries. (For a more down-to-earth Western experience, try Cody, Wyoming.)

But don’t let cost deter you from enjoying the city. There are many free and cheap things to do!

Luxury Option

The Wort Hotel (book here) is historic and elegant. The outside is English Tudor Style and the inside is rustic Old West. An interesting contrast!

Budget Option

The Elk Refuge Inn (book here) is located between Jackson and Grand Teton and every room provides a nice view of the National Elk Refuge and the Jackson Hole Valley.

Front view of Wort Hotel in Jackson, Wyoming
The Wort Hotel, in Jackson

3. Where to Stay in Teton Village

Teton Village is a ski resort that sits right next to the Grand Teton Park boundary. Because it’s a ski resort, it’s quite expensive.

You’re paying for extremely nice accommodations, resort amenities (stargazing tours, mountain biking, climbing, disc golf, golf, etc.), nice restaurants nearby, and close access to Grand Teton.

Luxury Options

There are MANY luxury options in Teton Village, but the most famous is the Four Seasons Resort, which can be over $4,000 per night!!

The Caldera House rivals the Four Seasons in cost and experience.

Budget Options

At around $269 per night, the cheapest option in Teton Village is The Hostel (book here). This tends to be for hikers just looking for a place to crash at the end of a long day of hiking.

It offers simple rooms with thin walls and shared restrooms, but the reviews are just fine.

The Snake River Lodge & Spa (book here) is also well-known. You wouldn’t think $500 per night would be for the “budget-minded,” but it is here!

4. Where to Stay in Wilson, Wyoming

Wilson is located between Teton Village and Jackson. This is a nice little area and it’s right by the Snake River.

Most of the options here are condominiums and bed and breakfasts.

This area tends to get lumped in with Teton Village or Jackson when searching online. Many of the locations appear to be mom-and-pop places.

To find places here, I recommend using Airbnb, Google Maps, or Use the maps feature to zoom in on the area.

5. Where to Stay in Victor & Driggs, Idaho

The towns of Victor & Driggs, Idaho, are located on the other side of the Teton mountain range.

It’s about an hour away from Grand Teton National Park and requires driving over Teton Pass. I haven’t done this drive yet, but some people say it’s a scary drive.

It’s slightly more affordable than staying in Jackson Hole Valley, but of course, the trade-off is you’ll have to do more driving.

Luxury Option

Teton Valley Resort offers glamping and cabins between ~$200-$400 per night.

Budget Option

Teton Valley Motel provides basic lodging for those just looking for a place to sleep at the end of a busy sightseeing or adventurous day on the river or in the mountains.

6. Where to Stay in Yellowstone

I don’t recommend using Yellowstone as a base to see Grand Teton National Park, but if you do, there’s really only one place I would recommend: Grant Village.

Grant Village is on the southern end of Yellowstone, so it’s the closest lodging in Yellowstone to Grand Teton.

I have spoken to travelers who drove to Grand Teton from West Yellowstone, but you’ll probably spend more time driving than seeing the park.

Grant Village Yellowstone

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7. Where to Stay in Alpine, Wyoming

If you’re out of options, this is another area you can look at.

There aren’t many hotels in this area (actually, more campgrounds than hotels), but here are a few:

Rates appear to be slightly cheaper than Jackson and Victor.

8. Moran, Wyoming

The area between Moran, Wyoming, and Dubois, Wyoming, offers quite a few resorts. They are located fairly close to the north end of Grand Teton, and about an hour away from Jackson. The side benefit is they are close to Dubois, a place we highly recommend and include in our Grand Teton itinerary.

Here are a few resorts:

Turpin Meadow Ranch. Located in a secluded valley near the Grand Teton National Park, this resort offers a unique and rustic experience. Guests can stay in cabins, go horseback riding, fishing, or take part in guided nature hikes.

Togwotee Mountain Lodge (book here). This resort offers a variety of accommodations, including cabins and lodge rooms. It features several dining options, a pool, and outdoor activities like horseback riding, fly fishing, and snowmobiling.

Brooks Lake Lodge. This historic resort is located in the Shoshone National Forest and offers a variety of accommodations, including cabins and lodge rooms. Guests can enjoy hiking, fishing, and horseback riding in the summer, and skiing and snowmobiling in the winter.

Hatchet Resort (book here). This historic lodge offers a variety of accommodations, including lodge rooms, cabins, and RV sites. The resort features an on-site restaurant, saloon, and gift shop, as well as outdoor activities like horseback riding, fly fishing, and hiking. Guests can also enjoy the resort’s hot tub and sauna after a long day of exploring the area. Hatchet Resort is known for its rustic charm and Western hospitality. My parents stayed at Hatchet Resort and loved it.

9. Pinedale, Wyoming

It’s highly unlikely one would stay in Pinedale while visiting Grand Teton, as it is 1.5 hours away from Jackson. We generally don’t recommend staying this far away.

However, we know that some people are willing to trade driving time to save money. If that’s you, the cute and historic town of Pinedale might be a total hidden gem! Here are some options.

Front view of Gannett Peak Lodge in Pinedale, Wyoming

Gannett Peak Lodge (book here). We stayed at this charming little spot and enjoyed it. Accommodations are cozy and comfortable. The cabins were CCC camps many years ago, then transported to Pinedale and refurbished into a hotel. As such, the walls are thin and it’s easy to hear your neighbors. But we still thought this was a nice value.

Best Western Pinedale Inn (book here). We generally enjoy Best Western hotels! This hotel is located in the heart of Pinedale and offers a variety of amenities, including a fitness center, indoor pool, and hot tub. Each room is equipped with a microwave and refrigerator, and guests can enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast each morning.

Hampton Inn & Suites Pinedale (book here). This hotel is located near the Museum of the Mountain Man and offers a range of amenities, including an indoor pool, fitness center, and complimentary breakfast. The rooms feature flat-screen TVs, microwaves, and mini-fridges.

Anything Else I Should Know?

Need a game plan so you don’t miss out on the best things to do in Grand Teton? Check out our itinerary. 

Most travelers want to visit the most popular sites and still avoid the crowds. We have a detailed itinerary that gives you a step-by-step game plan so you can get to the best places at the right times!

But that’s not all! Our itinerary includes a free audio guide to listen to while driving with over 3-hours of stories about the park!


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