A weekend away

Sometimes a weekend away (a mere 48 hours!) is all you need to rewind, refresh and
gain a new perspective on life. It certainly doesn’t hurt when the location of your getaway is the beautiful, Jackson Hole Wyoming.

As a recent transplant to the Salt Lake Valley from Montana, sometimes I need a little cowboy ski town air in my lungs to make me smile. And when Montana friends want to meet up, Jackson Hole is a perfect midway point for us. Attention fellow Salt Lake dwellers – did you know Jackson is a short 5 hour drive?
Well worth the quick trip for a complete change of scenery. And if you ask your driver very nicely, they may stop just before town to pick you up an “adult” slushy, at Sloshies. A great pit stop for last minute beer, wine, snacks and the afore mentioned dreamy libation.

Ok, back to the weekend…knowing our time would be short and major goal was to ride the tram and hang out by the pool, we decided to stay in Teton Village (a tip I often pass along to my Summer travelers – take advantage of lower summer prices, and lack of crowds by staying up in T.V. during the Summer months)

Our lodging was perfect. My family stayed in the Four Season Condos, unit #I-1

This unit has a great year round location; with easy walk to ski in the winter, no hassle access to Jackson Hole’s killer bike path, and a stone’s throw from the Sundance Tennis and Swim club which comes complimentary with this lodging. This swim center was a blessing for our party (which included 5 kids under the age of ten!). There is one mid-sized pool, several hot tubs and stunning mountain views. There are tennis courts as well – but with that many kids, there was no time for tennis.

As I mentioned, the highlight of this trip was our tram ride. We hit it early enough in the day that we had ample elbow room in the tram car and were thrilled with a Moose sighting en route and stunning 360 degree views from the top. We had packed a picnic lunch, so we found a peaceful spot out of the wind, enjoyed the view while catching up, and filled our bellies.
 While Jackson Hole has countless outstanding restaurants & fun bars, excellent mountain biking & endless thrill seeking outdoor adventures, this trip was all about kicking back, catching up and having a few laughs. The kids had a blast, the moms found entertaining easy and the dads got to sneak away for some long overdue fly fishing – everyone wins! And as my sweet girl so eloquently stated:

Heather Gardner (4 Posts)

I am passionate about The Rocky Mountains. I have been blessed to live in such great states as Colorado, Montana, Utah, and even Alaska. If you want to talk about mountain life—fresh air, hiking, climbing, camping or powder—I am your girl! If you really want to get me going, let’s chat about Montana. I worked, played and lived in Big Sky for more than ten years. There isn’t a question I can’t answer or a request I can’t make happen. Just try me!

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