Where to stay in Grand Teton National Park, WY

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You could gawk at Grand Teton’s towering granite peaks forever. It’s just one of those sights that never gets old, especially not from one of the park’s reflecting lakes or rivers — or historic homesteads. For the year-round appeal, we even rank Grand Teton as one of the best national parks to visit in winter.

But when the sun has set and the mountains turned dark, you need somewhere to stay in or around Grand Teton National Park. Soon, you’ll know where!

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Best location around Grand Teton

Your first choice is: Inside or outside the national park?

Bunk down inside Grand Teton National Park to make this under-the-radar gem (neighboring Yellowstone gets most headlines) your very own garden. There are seven in-park lodging facilities to choose from, offering all from cottages and cabins to lodges and motel-like rooms.

Stay outside Grand Teton National Park if you prefer the comforts of civilization, or just think the rates within the park are too steep. The adjacent town of Jackson is a picturesque year-round town dotted with lovely hotels as well as national park-like cabins.

In this guide, we cover all there’s to know on where to stay when visiting Grand Teton. Ready to find the perfect place for you?

Lodging inside Grand Teton

Oozing rustic charm, the seven places to stay in Grand Teton National Park put you at nature’s heart, only separated from the wilderness by the walls of your lodging unit. When staying at any of these complexes, you base yourself within an hour’s (or so) drive of all major park attractions.

Winter visitors: Among the options for where to stay inside Grand Teton, only the experience-focused Triangle X Ranch operates during winter.

Jackson Lake Lodge

A Grand Teton institution, Jackson Lake Lodge offers almost 400 rooms and suites across its main lodge and cabins. The best units, with views of Jackson Lake and the Teton Range, bring a rare “wow” experience, but everyone is welcome to soak up the majestic scenery through the lobby’s impressive 60-foot floor-to-ceiling windows. After a long day out, sit down in the Mural Room for fine dining, the Pioneer Grill for casual American food or the Blue Heron Lounge to celebrate the occasion with a cocktail. If there’s time, browse the myriad of shops and plunge into the swimming pool.

Get from Jackson Lake Lodge to sights:

  • Colter Bay Village: 15 min
  • Jenny Lake: 30 min
  • Mormon Row Historic District: 40 min
  • Oxbow Bend: 10 min
  • Snake River Overlook: 25 min
  • Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve: 50 min

Jenny Lake Lodge

Appreciate a rare combo of untamed nature and luxury at Jenny Lake Lodge, presenting luxurious packages including gourmet breakfast and five-course dinner. There are tasteful duplex cabins and, for maximum privacy, freestanding cabins.

Get from Jenny Lake to sights:

  • Colter Bay Village: 30 min
  • Jenny Lake: You’re already there
  • Mormon Row Historic District: 30 min
  • Oxbow Bend: 25 min
  • Snake River Overlook: 30 min
  • Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve: 30 min
Reddish kayak backdropped by the rising Teton Range in Grand Teton National Park
At Jenny Lake Lodge, this awaits on your doorstep.

Signal Mountain Lodge

At the southern end of Jackson Lake, Signal Mountain Lodge provides a lodging option for every visitor: Choose from kitchenette-equipped lakefront apartments, atmospheric log cabins and motel-like rooms. For breakfast, lunch or dinner, the on-site Trapper Grill serving hearty fare against the backdrop of the Teton Range has you covered.

Get from Signal Mountain Lodge to sights:

  • Colter Bay Village: 20 min
  • Jenny Lake: 20 min
  • Mormon Row Historic District: 35 min
  • Oxbow Bend: 10 min
  • Snake River Overlook: 25 min
  • Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve: 40 min

Colter Bay Cabins

Colter Bay Cabins, on Jackson Lake’s eastern shore, evokes summer camp feelings with its endless opportunities for outdoor recreation, such as kayaking, canoeing, boating, horseback riding, hiking and, if you just want to kick back, reclining. Expect a friendly village of 200-plus historic cabins loaded with history, complete with a restaurant, the Ranch House, supplying rustic comfort food and, for something quicker, an adjoining café court.

Get from Colter Bay to sights:

  • Colter Bay Village: You’re already there
  • Jenny Lake: 30 min
  • Mormon Row Historic District: 45 min
  • Oxbow Bend: 15 min
  • Snake River Overlook: 30 min
  • Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve: 50 min

Headwaters Lodge & Cabins at Flagg Ranch

Although the national park system groups it as an in-park lodging facility, Headwaters Lodge & Cabins at Flagg Ranch actually sits 4 miles (6 km) north of the Grand Teton border. The compensation? These rustic yet comfy cabins, some of which overlook Snake River, put you just 2 miles (3 km) from Yellowstone National Park. Reflect about the unique location, between two grand Wyoming parks, at the on-site Sheffields Restaurant radiating western hospitality.

Get from Flagg Ranch to sights:

  • Colter Bay Village: 25 min
  • Jenny Lake: 50 min
  • Mormon Row Historic District: 1 h
  • Oxbow Bend: 35 min
  • Snake River Overlook: 50 min
  • Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve: 1 h 10 min

Climbers’ Ranch

Like a national park-style hostel for hikers, the Climbers’ Ranch offers low-key lodging for those who want to hang out with fellow adventurers. Picture creaking cabins functioning as dormitories and common areas — including a cooking shelter, bathhouse and library — where guests exchange their best hiking stories.

Get from Climbers’ Ranch to sights:

  • Colter Bay Village: 40 min
  • Jenny Lake: 10 min
  • Mormon Row Historic District: 20 min
  • Oxbow Bend: 30 min
  • Snake River Overlook: 25 min
  • Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve: 20 min

Triangle X Ranch

You stay at the welcoming Triangle X Ranch for the experience. Enjoy a wide range of western ranch activities, including long days of horseback riding through the breathtaking Grand Teton landscape.

Get from Triangle X Ranch to sights:

  • Colter Bay Village: 30 min
  • Jenny Lake: 30 min
  • Mormon Row Historic District: 20 min
  • Oxbow Bend: 15 min
  • Snake River Overlook: 10 min
  • Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve: 30 min
Wooden structure amid green and yellow fields under the heights of the Teton Range
Be sure to visit Mormon Row Historic District.

Lodging near Grand Teton

While staying inside Grand Teton National Park puts you right at the adventure, it’s actually easy to motivate bedding down in one of the nearby communities. Target a base outside the park border to enjoy bubbling town culture, more bang for your buck and the facilities you might miss within the park.

You find accommodations in five communities flanking Grand Teton National Park: Jackson, Teton Village, Wilson, Moran and Dubois. Among these, Jackson stands out as the complete town offering a wide range of experience-elevating lodging, dining and shopping.

Grand Teton’s four gates:

  • Moose Entrance – This southern park entrance caters to Jackson. Stop by at the adjacent Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center to fill in any remaining blanks before touring the national park.
  • Moran Entrance – In the east, the Moran Entrance faces visitors coming from Dubois, including those taking the quickest summer route from Denver. Moran itself is a spread-out community many visitors just pass through without really noticing.
  • Granite Canyon Entrance – At Grand Teton’s southwest, the Granite Canyon Entrance makes it possible to go by car directly from Teton Village to the park. Anticipate a slow but scenic drive.
  • North Entrance – While this isn’t an officially designated Grand Teton entrance, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway connects the southern end of Yellowstone with the northern border of Grand Teton. Driving between the two outdoor meccas takes 10 minutes.

Winter visitors: The Granite Canyon Entrance and North Entrance are not accessible by car during winter, meaning you need to enter the park by driving through Jackson or Dubois.

Jackson

Resting at the southern end of the Jackson Hole valley, Jackson encourages visitors to stay wild. Spend your days exploring the surrounding Mother Earth creations — you reach several Grand Teton attractions within 20 minutes’ drive — before plunging into town culture. Jackson is a fun historic place with a downtown area dotted with yummy eateries, cooling watering holes and quirky shops. Be sure to perpetuate the moment by taking a photo at Town Square, characterized by its framing arches made of elk antlers.

Get from Jackson to sights:

  • Colter Bay Village: 1 h
  • Jenny Lake: 35 min
  • Mormon Row Historic District: 25 min
  • Oxbow Bend: 45 min
  • Snake River Overlook: 30 min
  • Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve: 30 min

Best hotels in Jackson

Cowboy Village Resort

A cute collection of amenity-rich log cabins, the Cowboy Village Resort spreads out on a leafy property. Play some cards on your own little deck, which comes equipped with a picnic table, or recharge inside your cabin, where custom log furniture sets the vibe just right for a Grand Teton stay.

Elk Country Inn

Elk Country Inn presents a contemporary range of cabins, hotel rooms and suites. Be sure to wake up in time for the complimentary breakfast and take full advantage of the neat indoor/outdoor pool area.

Parkway Inn of Jackson Hole

It’s the blend of rustic mountain touches and modern amenities that creates the magic at Parkway Inn of Jackson Hole. Think rooms with custom Alder wood cabinetry and Hickory furniture joined by top facilities encompassing an indoor swimming pool, hot tubs, saunas and, if you want to burn some extra calories, an inviting fitness center.

The Lexington at Jackson Hole

The Lexington at Jackson Hole ensures that you arrive in Grand Teton National Park in the best possible spirit: Its spacious rooms make for a good night’s sleep, while the free breakfast lets you power up with all the energy you may need.

Majestic Snake River bend, called the Oxbow Bend, with the Teton Range on the horizon
Oxbow Bend, a 45-minute drive from Jackson.

What’s Jackson Hole? Jackson Hole is the name of the valley between the Teton Range and Gros Ventre mountains. This valley hosts some of Grand Teton National Park and several communities, including Jackson, Teton Village, Wilson and Moran.

Teton Village

Teton Village hugs the renowned Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, making it a paradise for skiers and snowboarders in winter. But this destination, offering an array of stylish hotels and eateries, delivers year round, with hiking and mountain biking dominating during the warmer months. From Teton Village, the seasonal Moose-Wilson Road, heavily frequented by wildlife, leads directly into Grand Teton National Park. If you visit in winter, you need to take the longer but pacier route through Jackson to enter the park by car.

Get from Teton Village to sights:

  • Colter Bay Village: 1 h 5 min
  • Jenny Lake: 40 min
  • Mormon Row Historic District: 35 min
  • Oxbow Bend: 55 min
  • Snake River Overlook: 40 min
  • Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve: 20 min

Best hotels in Teton Village

Teton Mountain Lodge

A luxurious lodge, Teton Mountain Lodge knows how to combine nature and relaxation. Digest your latest outdoor adventure in your immaculate room. Or, maybe a treatment at the on-site spa is what you really need to recharge.

The Alpenhof

The four-storey pitched-roof Alpenhof catches your attention with its unmistakable European exterior. Step inside to find 42 guest rooms brimming with a cozy atmosphere only old world charm can generate.

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Wilson

Wilson, named after early Pony Express courier Nick Wilson, rests at the eastern base of the Teton Pass. Within 10 miles (16 km) of both Jackson (to the east) and Teton Village (to the north), Wilson makes an excellent Grand Teton base for those who want to bed down away from but still close to the action. From Wilson, enter Grand Teton National Park through either the seasonal Granite Canyon Entrance or drive through Jackson.

Get from Wilson to sights:

  • Colter Bay Village: 1 h 10 min
  • Jenny Lake: 45 min
  • Mormon Row Historic District: 40 min
  • Oxbow Bend: 55 min
  • Snake River Overlook: 40 min
  • Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve: 30 min

Best hotels in Wilson

Fireside Resort

Check in at the Fireside Resort to get back to basics without sacrificing modern-day comforts. This innovative campground-meets-luxury-resort property features wedge cabins, sleeping up to 4, and caboose cabins, sleeping up to 6.

Moran

It’s easy to miss Moran, a spread-out community at the northeastern end of Jackson Hole. Expect extremely limited facilities, with the closest town for dining and shopping Jackson, a 30 miles’ (48 km) drive away. Yet, with its own entrance to Grand Teton National Park, outdoor enthusiasts thrive here.

Get from Moran to sights:

  • Colter Bay Village: 20 min
  • Jenny Lake: 30 min
  • Mormon Row Historic District: 30 min
  • Oxbow Bend: 10 min
  • Snake River Overlook: 20 min
  • Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve: 40 min

Best hotels in Moran

The Hatchet Resort

The 1954 Hatchet Resort takes pride in offering a unique resort experience, with fishing, biking, hiking, horseback riding and wildlife watching right on its doorstep. Affording great convenience, the on-site Whetstone Restaurant prepares your meals with a mountain twist.

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Dubois

Where to stay near Grand Teton National Park on a budget? The tiny Dubois — stretching out along Wind River, a pretty hour’s drive east of Grand Teton (keep an eye out for bears) — is far away to offer some relief for those wanting to stretch their budget. Embrace one of few remaining Wyoming towns really feeling like a final frontier, filled with Old West ambience and surrounded by grand nature.

Get from Dubois to sights:

  • Colter Bay Village: 1 h 20 min
  • Jenny Lake: 1 h 30 min
  • Mormon Row Historic District: 1 h 30 min
  • Oxbow Bend: 1 h 10 min
  • Snake River Overlook: 1 h 15 min
  • Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve: 1 h 35 min

Best hotels in Dubois

Stagecoach Inn & Suites

One of the most budget-friendly places to stay in the Grand Teton area, Stagecoach Inn & Suites provides no-frills motel rooms at the heart of Dubois. From here, you can walk up to the town’s western-style main street, where you find a handful of eateries, in a minute.

The Longhorn Ranch Lodge

Jaw-dropping views are everywhere at the Longhorn Ranch Lodge, resting on Wind River against the backdrop of Whiskey Mountains. The expansive complex features rustic lodge rooms and cabins as well as space for recreational vehicles and camping.

The Wild West-like downtown area of Dubois, Wyoming, with atmospheric eateries
Dubois’ tiny Wild West-like downtown area.

Where to stay in Grand Teton FAQ

Which are the best places to stay in Grand Teton National Park?

There are seven lodging complexes within Grand Teton National Park. Among these, Jackson Lake Lodge features three venues for dining and drinking, Signal Mountain Lodge boasts lovely lakeside apartments and Jenny Lake Lodge caters to those looking for intimate luxury.

Where to stay in Grand Teton with family?

Inside Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Lake Lodge, Signal Mountain Lodge and Colter Bay Cabins are popular with families. For those who prefer to stay in a bubbling town, Jackson’s Cowboy Village Resort combines national park vibes with effortless access to myriad of restaurants and shops.

What are the best places to stay near Grand Teton National Park?

You have five main options for where to stay near Grand Teton National Park: Jackson, Teton Village, Wilson, Moran and Dubois. An excellent choice is the Cowboy Village Resort, offering national park-style lodging in the atmospheric Jackson.

Which are the most unique places to stay when visiting Grand Teton?

The places to stay inside Grand Teton National Park, including Jackson Lake Lodge, are special as they give you that iconic Wyoming nature right on your doorstep. For a unique stay off the beaten path, consider the Fireside Resort in Wilson, where modern living and the friendly vibes of camping come together.

Which are cheap places to stay near Grand Teton National Park?

Grand Teton’s spectacular scenery means that it can be hard to find cheap places to stay. However, Dubois provides more affordable lodging, such as the uncomplicated Stagecoach Inn & Suites, an hour’s drive east of the Moran Entrance.

Is Jackson or Teton Village better?

The area hub, Jackson presents great year-round access to Grand Teton National Park and a liveliness that you don’t find anywhere else in the valley. Pick Teton Village if you prefer a quieter vantage point with big views and its own (seasonal) entrance to Grand Teton National Park.

Where to stay between Grand Teton and Yellowstone?

Headwaters Lodge & Cabins at Flagg Ranch provides a unique base 4 miles (6 km) north of Grand Teton National Park and 2 miles (3 km) south of Yellowstone National Park. Just keep in mind that the drives from here to park highlights, especially in the enormous Yellowstone, can be exhausting.

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