Jackson Hole Journals

Jackson Hole, Local Style

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A travel journal to Jackson Hole by Leralie

Quote: Jackson Hole is a sea of tourists, yet it can be navigated like a local. I've got some tips for exploring Jackson like a Wyoming native.

Jackson Hole, Local Style

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Overview

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Jackson Hole is a beautiful place to visit at any time of the year. In the summer, Jackson is probably the best known as a major stop before Yellowstone National Park. But Jackson Hole is also a wonderful place to be during the summer months. Go hiking in Grand Teton National Park, or ride the lift to the top of Jackson Hole Ski Area and bike down. Go to a concert at the Mangy Moose at the base of the ski area. On Thursday nights, wear your tourist cap and take line dancing lessons to the sounds of a live band at the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar. In winter, Jackson has one of the most challenging and exciting ski areas in North America. It is a great place for solid skiers and snowboarders, thoug...Read More

Bon Appe Thai

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Restaurant

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Bon Appe Thai is fairly new to Jackson. Formerly Two 45, this is one of the better ethnic-style restaurants in Jackson. The restaurant is tiny and looks more like a coffee shop (which it is) than a Thai place. In this, the atmosphere is markedly un-Thai. But the restaurant's small size allows for great service and a very intimate feel. The menu is extensive. Bon Appe Thai offers several curries, noodle dishes, soups, stir-fry dishes, and salads. My favorite is the green curry, though everything on the menu looks delicious. Bon Appe Thai also offers several teas and a good beer list. Don't let the coffee shop feel dissuade you; Bon Appe Thai offers delicious food at an excellent price. Anot...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 17, 2005

Bon Appe Thai
245 West Pearl Street
Jackson Hole, Wyoming 83001
(307) 734-0245

Sweetwater

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Restaurant

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Sweetwater is one of my very favorite restaurants in Jackson. It is located just 1 block away from the main square in a 100-year-old homestead cabin. In the summer, Sweetwater offers mostly outdoor seating (on a large patio with a view of Snow King. In the winter (my personal favorite time to visit Sweetwater), the cabin is heated by a wood-burning stove. Sweetwater has lots of yummy salads and sandwiches on the menu. You won't find boring sandwiches here; Sweetwater offers gourmet and unique sandwiches that include lots of grilled veggies, cheeses, spreads, cranberries, and breads. The salad dressings are to die for, and there is always a delicious soup of the day. In the summer, one might find ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 17, 2005

Sweetwater
85 S. King St.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming 83001
307.733.3553

Blue Lion

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Restaurant | "The Blue Lion"

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Ssshhh. I am going to give away a local's secret, so read carefully. The Blue Lion is a favorite for both locals and visitors because of its cozy atmosphere and wide variety of choices. The menu includes selections of fish and venison, including local trout, buffalo, and elk. Dishes range from Wyoming-style fare (grilled steaks and burgers with simple vegetable sides) to seafood dishes with an Asian flare (Thai Green-Curry Shrimp or Asian-Grilled Salmon, for instance). The rack of lamb is said to be the best around. All entrees come with soup or salad (with a wide range of salad dressings to choose from, including maple-balsamic vinaigrette, sesame vinaigrette, raspberry chipotle, and all of the usual...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 29, 2006

Blue Lion
160 N. Millward St.
Jackson Hole, Wyoming 83001
(307) 733-3912

Snake River Brewing Company

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Attraction | "Snake River Brewery"

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The Snake River Brewery is good mostly for one key thing: beer. The food is affordable, but, okay, it's nothing special. The menu offers pizzas, pastas, and a bit of seafood. There is a marked absence of burgers on the menu, an odd choice for a brewpub. But the atmosphere is wonderful (the brewery is located in a spacious old warehouse) and the beer is very tasty. The Snake River Brewery has several award-winning brews. A local favorite is the Snake River Lager. Zonker Stout also is greatly favored by the locals. Snake River is open for lunch and dinner and offers outdoor seating in the summer. One can choose to belly up to the bar or get a table. A word to parents traveling with those und...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 17, 2005

Snake River Brewing Company
265 S. Millward
Jackson Hole, Wyoming 83001
(307) 739-2337

Hockey anyone?

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Story/Tip

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Mooooooose! Go Mooooooooose! Jackson's winter season is marked by more than great skiing, lots of snow, and thousands of elk in the reserve. It is also marked by a special season--moose season. These are not your average moose, however. These are moose of the padded, skating, stick-wielding variety. The Jackson Hole Moose are a minor league hockey team with major league style. From mid-October until mid-March, the moose play about once a week at Snow King Arena. The fans are wild about the team, and the Moose respond accordingly. It is always very exciting hockey and always a great chance to hang out with the locals. The arena is located at the base of Snow King Resort. The arena serves p...Read More