Snake River Lodge, Teton Village, Wyoming
by, 03-15-2007 at 06:43 AM (25629 Views)
Weve just returned from a 5-day stay at this property, having enjoyed a LL package that included breakfast every day, one dinner, and two spa treatments person. This property is located at the base of the Jackson Hole ski resort, an area known as Teton Village. Its a 20-minute ride away from the town of Jackson. This makes for an odd disconnect, between the town and ski resort. The base area is expanding, so there are now a number of restaurants and shops. For more of the action, you can take a taxi into town, or ride the local bus for about $3.
For skiing, Snake River Lodge is situated very well. Its less than a 5-minute walk up to the lifts, and (snow-permitting) you can right ski back to the hotel door at the end of the day. We appreciated the ski valet, located most appropriately for the shortest walk to the base. The guys there were very helpful, retrieving your skis and placing them outside for you. It was nice not to thump through the hotel wearing ski boots, as these were also left with the ski valet.
This property had one restaurant, the Gamefish. Breakfast was a buffet with an omelet station. The selection was excellent. I was impressed by the huge bowl of fresh strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries. There was other fresh fruit, hot and cold cereals, even 3 varieties of smoked salmon. Breakfast muffins were worth the extra calories. There were also eggs, French toast, pancakes, potatoes, meats and cheeses. The wait staff was excellent.
Dinner was also very good. The menu is meat-centric, as is typical for this area, but there was one vegetarian dish and it was excellent. On another night we combined a number of appetizers for dinner. This was made easier by the option to order appetizers in two sizes, individual and for sharing. I enjoyed the combination of casual atmosphere (jeans acceptable) with such good food and service.
Ahthe spa. This was the highlight of the property. On the main level there was an indoor/outdoor pool, with both indoor and outdoor hot tubs. The outdoor hot tub was built into the surrounding rock area (we think it was concrete that looked like rock). So it was a bit private, with a water fall that could be switched on separately from the jets. The second floor housed a salon. The third floor housed treatment rooms and womens area. The womens area has a lounge, with a fireplace, comfy chairs and a selection of magazines. You can make a cup a tea, take a piece of fruit, or even order from a spa menu to have a meal delivered to you there. There was also another hot tub (with a view of the mountain), sauna, steam room, showers and dressing rooms. After skiing, my daily activity would include spending some time in this area. The fourth floor has the same facilities for the men. The fitness center is on the fifth floor. There are cardio and weight machines, and a variety of free weights. There is also a separate room where yoga classes were held. There was an afternoon yoga class every day, and a morning class three days/week. These classes were $15 each.
The staff was most helpful and friendly. We found the air to be very dry, and they fulfilled our request for a humidifier (which helped a bit). We also reported a noisy heater in the hall outside our room, and that issue was addressed. Overall, Snake River Lodge is an excellent property. If Jackson Hole is the destination, this would be a good choice. If any of you are considering a trip and have questions, please let me know and Ill do my best to answer.