Jackson Lake Lodge vicinity
The main Jackson Lake Lodge building is the tan rectangle at the top of the section of forest at the bottom of the picture, with the hotel cottages, parking lots and swimming pool below it. Lunch Tree Hill rises to the right just above the forested area.
Pilgrim Creek, Third Creek and Second Creek flow through the broad expanse of Willow Flats (the center third of the photo). Mount Moran (12,594′) is the peak to the right. It’s not the highest peak, it just looks like it in this picture. Colter Bay is just out of the photo to the right. For an aerial of Colter Bay go to: Colter Bay, Grand Teton National Park
C = corral
G = gas station
H = highways 191/89, Jackson 35 miles, Yellowstone 19 miles, Colter Bay 6 miles
L = Jackson Lake Lodge main building (Pioneer Grill, Mural Room restaurants, shops, see description below)
M = Medical Clinic open 7 days a week in the summer, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (307-543-2514, 307-733-8002 after hours). No appointment needed.
PL = outdoor swimming pools, weather permitting. They have sometimes been closed during our late fall trips. (Colter Bay cabins guests can use these for free.)
P = Lodge parking
W = Willow Flats overlook parking lot
When you enter the Jackson Lake Lodge main building from the main parking lot, you reach the lower lobby. The registration desk will be to your right, the public restrooms are down a hall on the right beyond the registration desk along with meeting rooms Antelope, Wapiti, Trumpeter, Moose, Osprey, Buffalo and Grizzly. There is a small gift shop/newsstand to the left. In front of you is the staircase to the upper lobby.
At the top is a huge seating area (parlor) with floor to ceiling windows (two story) with Teton range views. The Pioneer Grill counter and takeout are on the left, followed on the left by the Mural Room with its tall windows and views. On the right at the end is the Blue Heron Lounge/bar with a small menu. Grand Tetons restaurants has links to menus.
At the top of the stairs, turn around and to the left and right of the staircase area are clothes/gift shops and more restrooms and meeting rooms Homesteader, Prospector, Wrangler, Explorers and Trappers.
Access to WiFi in the parlor (upper lobby) is free to anyone without a secret code, as is the WiFi at the main visitor center in Moose, Colter Bay laundromat, and the main Colter Bay restaurant.
At the far end of the upper lobby are doors to the large back deck looking out over Willow Flats. Some evenings a Ranger brings a spotter scope and answers questions. Bear right across the deck and you can climb up to Lunch Tree Hill for the same views and less evening crowds, but no seating. Can you spot the trail in the photo below?
Details about which Jackson Lake Lodge cottage/hotel room has the best views, might be quieter, etc. are at: Grand Tetons hotels, cabins, lodging
You can download a Grand Teton National Park map at: http://www.nps.gov/grte/planyourvisit/maps.htm
and a map of lakeside trails at:
You can find a larger version of this NPS map of the trails from Jackson Lake Lodge to Emma Matilda Lake and Two Ocean Lake at:
Jackson Hole, Wyoming has a description of the main streets and how to find the Albertson’s, K Mart, Ace hardware, Teton County library, St John’s Medical Center (24 hour emergency room) and more.
Details about the logistics of sharing a Colter Bay Village cabin many people on our trip stay in are at: Colter Bay cabins, Grand Teton National Park