Jackson Hole Journals

Do You Want Fringe with That?

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An August 2011 trip to Jackson Hole by two cruisers

Colter Bay Visitor Center and Indian Arts Museum Photo, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming More Photos
Quote: A drive by mountain park, lots of fringed suede jackets, and big belt buckles. A fun two days in a cowboy town for rich folks.
Antler Arch Photo, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
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We spent a day and a half walking around the heart of Jackson, WY. I love to shop and Bill does too...up to a point. At when he reaches that point, the commerce dept of Jackson, placed benches. Of course the prime photo-op are the antler arches on all four corners of the Square. They are a magnificent achievment of collecting, preparing, and weaving to form the free standing arches. Everybody wants to take a picture here.Our first afternoon-evening walk about culminated at the Town Square Tavern for our evening meal. That was a big mistake. We had to climb a long flight of stairs. At the top was a dimmly lit sports bar with a very high noise level (and it was only 5:30pm). Maybe it was due to t...Read More

Cafe Genevieve

Restaurant | "What a treat, just off the Square."

Cafe Genevieve Photo, Jackson, Wyoming
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We had been shopping the square in Jackson and had worked up a good appetite. On one of the side streets we spotted this cafe sign in front of a converted house. Large trees shaded the lovely cottage and welcomed us in. We were pleasantly surprised with style of furnishings and the menu choices. Tables and chairs are sturdy, but a little small to accomodate the small rooms. The wait staff was most helpful, even bringing me a taste of one sauce before I ordered. The menu that day was predominantly pork. That is unusual in the West. We usually find that in the Mid-West and South. Bill ordered a Cuban sandwhich that contains pork, ham, pickles and mustard. I ordered a pulled pork sandwich with peach BBQ ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on March 26, 2012

Cafe Genevieve
135 East Broadway
Jackson, Wyoming 83001
(307) 732-1910

Sundance Inn

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Hotel | "Smallest room we've stayed in, but location was great."

Sundance Inn Photo, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
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I chose this retro-50s motel for two reasons. First was the location, right in the heart of Jackson, WY. Just a block and a little from the antler arches of the town square. The second reason was the price. While higher on the scale that the motels we stayed in crossing the plains, it was much cheaper than other lodging in the area. And lets face it, the nostalgic look of the exterior played into my decision making. However, it was the smallest room we have been in since we took a cruise on the Delta Queen. We had a big comforatable bed with tiny end tables. Oddly there was a walk-in closet where we could get the suitcases out of the way. One straight chair and a TV on a dresser. No where for our com...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 26, 2012

Sundance Inn
135 West Broadway
Jackson, Wyoming 83001
866-539-0036

Chapel of the Transfiguration

Attraction | "God is Here"

Chapel of the Transfiguration Photo, Moose, Wyoming
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Before leaving the Grand Teton National Park, stop at the Chapel of the Transfiguration. This small log building is known for its picture window above the altar that frames the beauty of the Teton Mountains. That is all a remembered from my visit here as a child. This visit I was still awed with that beauty, but the building became an object of great interest, too. This rustic Episcopalian Chapel was built in 1925 of lodgepole pine. The pews are from another local wood product, quaking aspen. After weeks of travel it felt wonderful to sit in the pews, ponder the view and the greatness of the gifts God has given us. And if you are more of an architectural then religious bent, this is a really cool bui...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 25, 2012

Chapel of the Transfiguration
Grand Teton National Park
Moose, Wyoming

Colter Bay Visitor Center and Indian Arts Museum

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Attraction | "Drive by Park with Great Museum"

Colter Bay Visitor Center and Indian Arts Museum Photo, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
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We were tired from all our hikes in Yellowstone. What a relief to find out the Grand Tetons could be thoroughly enjoyed without leaving your car. This mountain range is the most beautiful cluster of mountains I have ever seen. They are only about nine million years old, so they have lots of sharp angles and rugged texture. Now, I am not saying there aren't things to do if you have lots of energy and time. Trails, water activities, shops and a very fine museum of Native American Art. This museum was located in the Colter Bay Headquarters building. They had a very good collection, displayed behind glass, under subdued lighting to help preserve the objects. The graphics on the walls added to the experie...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on March 25, 2012

Colter Bay Visitor Center and Indian Arts Museum
Jackson Lake
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
307-739-3594