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Jackson Hole is a valley between the Teton Mountain Range and the Gres Ventre Range in Wyoming near the Idaho border. The “hole” was used by the early trappers, known as “mountain men,” as a term for a large mountain valley.
The valley was first settled by Native Americans, followed by fur trappers and then homesteaders. The area has been renowned since the early 1800s for its incredible beauty and abundance of wildlife. Dude ranches quickly became popular. Jackson Hole is known as a paradise for winter sports.
The town of Jackson is located in the southern end of the valley. It brags that it’s the “last of the Old West.” Jackson Town Square is lined with wooden boardwalks. Follow the boardwalk to the iconic Million Dollar Cowboy Bar with saddle bar stool seating. Stroll on over to the Silver Dollar Bar in the historic Wort Hotel and see the bar top embedded with over two thousand uncirculated Morgan silver dollars. Connect with your inner cowgirl or cowboy and join in the Western swing dancing at either of these bars.
The Town Square’s 4 main entrances have large arches made of shed elk antlers collected from the nearby National Elk Refuge.
Nearly 500 animal species live in this region. You can see elk, moose, wolves, bison, bighorn sheep, pronghorn, bears and more. One of the few grizzly bear populations in the U.S. can be found here. See free roaming elk and bison herds. Jackson Hole also has America’s highest concentration of bald eagles on a stretch of the Snake River.
Visitors come to Jackson Hole in the winter for skiing and snowboarding. In the summer, people enjoy river rafting, fishing, hiking, biking, horseback riding, bird watching and other outdoor recreation. Grand Teton National Park is 5 miles from Jackson Hole and Yellowstone National Park’s South Entrance is 90 miles away.
If you’d like to visit Jackson Hole now would be a good time because Hotels.com has hotels with deeply discounted rates. Here are some of the best deals.
- Moose Creek Ranch 50% Discount
- Flat Creek Inn 46% Discount
- White Buffalo Club 39% Discount
- Teton Valley Resort 37% Discount
- Parkway Inn 25% Discount
- Ranch Inn 25% Discount
- The Lexington at Jackson Hole 25% Discount
- Snow King Resort Hotel 22% Discount
- Mountain Modern Hotel 21 % Discount
- Elk Refuge Inn 20% Discount
- 49’er Inn & Suites 15% Discount
- Antler Inn 15% Discount
- Elk Country Inn 15% Discount
- The Wyoming Inn of Jackson Hole 11% Discount
- Alpenhof 10% Discount
- Cobblestone Hotel & Suites – Victor 10% Discount
- Golden Eagle Inn 10% Discount
- Spring Creek Ranch 10% Discount
- Teton Springs Lodge & Spa 10% Discount
- Four Winds Motel 9% Discount