Grand Teton National Park covers nearly 310,000 acres in northwest Wyoming just south of neighboring Yellowstone National Park. Most Yellowstone visitors choose to also drive to Grand Teton, and vice versa. The entrance fee paid to enter either park is also good in the neighboring park.
Grand Teton offers five lodging facilities that range from relatively inexpensive tent cabins to an expensive four-diamond resort with gourmet dining. One of the lodges, Triangle X Ranch, is the only operating dude ranch located in a national park. The nearby town of Jackson is a worthwhile visit.
Grand Teton’s Lodges
Colter Bay Village offers historic cabins, tent cabins, and dorm-type rooms near one of the park’s main commercial center. Many of the cabins have been moved over the years from nearby ranches. This facility has over total rooms with tent cabins being the least expensive lodging option in the park. The cabins are open from late May to late September. Tent cabins have a shorter season. Call (800) 628-9988 for information or reservations for Colter Bay, Jackson Lake Lodge, and Jenny Lake Lodge.
Jackson Lake Lodge includes a large central lodge building flanked by numerous cottage units. About half the rooms in the three-story concrete lodge offer scenic views of the beautiful Teton Range. The lodge has an immense lobby with huge windows offering a view of the mountains. Cottages are quite nice but do not generally offer good views.
Jenny Lake Lodge includes 37 rustic, but upscale cabins that qualify for the coveted AAA 4-diamond rating. The cabins are very nice but quite expensive with rents running approximately $600 per night including breakfast and a five-course dinner. Each cabin has a private bathroom. Use of bicycles is included in the price. The lodge is in a scenic, but quiet location of the park. Jenny Lake Lodge is open from the end of May to early October.
Signal Mountain Lodge is a relatively quiet facility with a series of rustic cabins and motel-type units plus a small commercial center with a restaurant/gift shop, gas station, marina, and convenience store. The lodge is directly on Lake Jackson and some of the units offer excellent lake and mountain views. The nearby campground is one of our favorites. The lodge is open from early May to mid-October. Phone (307) 733-4647 for reservations and information.
Triangle X Ranch offers 20 log and wood-frame cabins in the only operating dude ranch in a national park. Cabins are rented with a minimum stay of one week and all meals are included. Guests are assigned their own horse during the stay. Summer season is from late May to the first week in November. The ranch is also open from late December to mid-May. Phone (307) 733-2183 for reservations and information.
Additional information about national park lodges is available below.
An overview of national park lodges
A book describing each of the nearly 100 national park lodges
Videos of America’s national park lodges