Grand Tetons hotels, cabins, lodging

This page is info about and maps of accommodations IN Grand Teton National Park.

On this Grand Teton National Park map the campgrounds are identified with white triangle on a black square, with their names.white triangle on black square

I added red dots to show the locations of accommodations, some of which are at the same complex as a campground.

From the top (north), going south, they are:
on the highway: Headwaters (Flagg Ranch), Colter Bay cabins and tent village, Jackson Lake Lodge,
on the inner Teton Park Road- Signal Mountain, (on the left) Jenny Lake Lodge,
(on the highway on the right) Triangle X Ranch,
and on the inner Teton Park Road- Grand Teton Climbers Ranch and at Moose, Dornan’s Spur Ranch Cabins.

simple map

Scroll down on this page in this order to find
general info about overnight lodging,
then links to info and maps of campgrounds,
then Headwaters (Flagg Ranch), Colter Bay cabins and tent village, Jackson Lake Lodge, Signal Mountain Lodge, Jenny Lake Lodge, Triangle X Ranch, Grand Teton Climbers Ranch and Dornan’s Spur Ranch Cabins.

General Information

Most cabins, hotels, etc. in Grand Teton National Park are open only from early May to late September or early or mid October. Dornan’s Spur Ranch is open almost year ’round.


Some accommodation webpages (or third party booking agencies) may say that they are. . .
set on the shores of Jackson Lake,”
“sits right on the shores of Jackson Lake,”
“is in the mountains and on a lake,”
but that can refer to the entire hotel complex, NOT to the individual units, all of which, or most of which could be set back too far away from the shore to even have a partial view of Jackson lake.

And be aware that some of the accommodations near to, but outside of Grand Teton National park, have many photos of scenic vistas in the park, or the owners of the lodge standing next to prime locations in the park, but few photos of the premises. Note for yourself how far away they are from the park.


Reservations well in advance are recommended.

There may be a “6% convenience charge for credit cards.”

Rooms cancellations with partial refunds
are allowed with three to 30 to 60 days notice depending on the property,

or not allowed at all unless your room is rebooked,

or not allowed at all after a deadline.

The cancellation rules offered at the webpages or when you receive your reservation confirmation may say:

“Your deposit, less $75.00 is refundable if your notice of cancellation is received at least 14 days in advance of your arrival date. Any changes in your reservation will need to be made 14 days prior to your arrival or you will be charged for nights reserved but not used.”


“All changes and cancellations due to inclement weather or changes in flight schedules are subject to the penalties”


“We require 30 day advance notice of change/cancellation, in which case we will refund the deposit minus a $50.00 per cabin cancellation/change fee. The entire deposit is forfeited if the reservation is changed or cancelled less than 30 days in advance of arrival.”


“A no-show on confirmed date of arrival will be considered a cancellation of entire stay and forfeiture of deposit”. . .” (our) hospitality is extended to a limited number of definite bookings. It is therefore distinctly agreed that in case of cancellation, the reservation deposit will not be refunded unless space reserved can be filled. Early departures will be charged for the total days originally reserved. We strongly recommend trip insurance due to unforeseen circumstances such as medical and family emergencies, as deposits will not be refunded or carried from one season to another if your space is not rebooked.”


Grand Teton Association members can sometimes find discounts on lodging in the early or late season.


WiFi is not offered or not always reliable at all overnight accommodations (and there is usually no WiFi in the campgrounds) but bring your laptop/mobile device, as there are some DVD rentals in Jackson,

and in Grand Teton National Park there is free WiFi available at the

Colter Bay laundromat,

the main Colter Bay restaurant,

the Moose Visitor Center (Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center)

and in the Jackson Lake Lodge parlor

that anyone can use without a secret code, no matter if visiting for the day, camping or registered in a hotel.


Televisions are not offered in hotel rooms or cabins anywhere in Grand Teton National Park. If you don’t have a reliable satellite hookup in your R.V. you can find a television that might have the big game you want to watch (subject to power outages, etc.) at:

The small bar to the side of the main dining room at the Ranch House at Colter Bay,

The Blue Heron Lounge at the upper level of the main building at Jackson Lake Lodge,

The Signal Mountain Bar, in the building with the Peaks restaurant, and another big screen TV in the registration building at the farther end of the big parking lot.

In the bar section of the restaurant at Dornan’s.

There is no TV at Jenny Lake Lodge (except for the big screen TV in the employee lounge).

see listings for each of these at Grand Teton National Park restaurants.

Some have no pets allowed, some are pet-friendly. Some require a deposit or extra fee for bringing a pet.

Grand Teton National Park pets rules

“Pets are prohibited on trails, pathways, and swimming in any park waters…

Pets must be on a leash (six feet or less), under physical restraint, and within 30 feet of the roadway… ”

“Leave your pets at home. Pets are not allowed on trails or in the backcountry of Grand Teton National Park. They may become lost or prey for wildlife, they can also adversely impact park resources. If you need to bring your pet to the park, consider hosting it at a kennel in Jackson during your outing in the mountains.”

“Pets are prohibited from riding in boats on park waters, except for Jackson Lake.”


You can get a package delivered to a hotel front desk or cabin rental office by USPS or UPS, but don’t expect same day or even next day delivery and it is not likely it will be delivered to your room / cabin.


Some properties have a coin-op laundromat on the premises or nearby.
Some offer (most often) two day dry cleaning or laundry services, most days of the week but often not on weekends, if the items are delivered by you early in the day.

There is a medical clinic on the grounds of Jackson Lake Lodge, near the gas station, open 7 days a week in the summer, usually 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (307-543-2514, 307-733-8002 after hours). No appointment needed. See the map at: Jackson Lake Lodge vicinity

St John’s Medical Center hospital (24 hour emergency room) is at 625 E. Broadway at Redmond, in Jackson

Bats and mice can be occasionally expected in any building in Grand Teton National Park, and some of the lodgings have warnings about them in the materials you receive at check-in or at the lodging webpages.

“Bats and Mice are common residents of the park, and important to our ecosystem. Unfortunately, they sometimes find their way into guest rooms/cottages and other buildings. Bats and mice have the potential to carry serious diseases that can be transferred to humans including rabies and Hantavirus. While transmission to humans is rare, it’s important you take precautions to minimize the risks to you and others. Here are a few tips to help you stay safe throughout your visit:

Please do not leave or prop room/cottage entry or patio doors open. Open doors are an invitation to wildlife to enter.
Do not leave food and drinks out in the open. Coolers and food storage containers must be kept inside your room/cottage, in a bear box, or in a locked vehicle with the windows up. The only exception is during the transport, preparation and eating of food.
If you find a bat in your room/cottage, please alert our staff immediately. Our team will safely capture the bat and discuss possible precautionary options with you depending on the situation. DO NOT attempt to capture, drive-out, or otherwise interact with the bat.
If you see a mouse in your room/cottage, or find evidence of rodent activity, alert our staff. Do not attempt to clean up droppings. Our team will use proper practices to ensure you have a room that is clean and safe to occupy.

Please contact our staff immediately if you see a bat, mouse or evidence of rodents in your room/cottage, or if you have questions or concerns”

People use ice chests or large securely lidded containers or lidded bins for cookies/crackers/granola bars/popcorn/bread that you don’t want the deer mice to nibble on. table with large containers on it

Ravens (bigger than a crow you might be familiar with at home) want to get at your food and gear.

sign be bear aware tetons: Bears are everywhere in the park. Staying next to your food when you dine outside / picnic and keeping food within arm’s reach is a wise idea at each of the outside dining venues, hotels, picnic areas, campgrounds and where you stop to eat on a trail. Proper food and toiletries storage is essential. The NPS warns: “Improperly stored or unattended food will be confiscated and you could be cited and fined.” Your safety in Grizzly bear territory

two bears walking



Some of these webpages linked to below, with maps and pictures of Grand Teton National Park campgrounds have recommendations for which campsite to choose.

Check in advance which campground will be open early or late season.

for example, in 2022, these were the announced opening dates:

Gros Ventre Campground, April 29
Jenny Lake Campground, May 6
Signal Mountain Campground, May 13
Colter Bay Campground, May 26
Colter Bay RV Park, May 5
Colter Bay Tent Village, May 27
Lizard Creek Campground, June 10
Headwaters Campground, June 1
Headwaters RV Park, May 13

in 2021 these were the announced opening and closing dates:
Colter Bay Campground open May 24, close Sept. 26
Jenny Lake Campground open May 7, close Sept. 26
Signal Mountain Campground open May 14, close Oct. 17
Lizard Creek Campground open June 11, close Sept.13
Colter Bay R.V. Park open May 6, close Oct. 3

And in 2020:
Colter Bay Campground opened June 5, closed Sept. 27
Signal Mountain Campground opened June 5, closed Oct. 18
Lizard Creek Campground opened June 12, closed Sept. 7.

Advance campsite reservations recommended

In January 2021:

“All Grand Teton National Park campgrounds that were first come, first served are moving to an advance reservation system. Campsites will be reservable for the 2021 season on beginning January 26, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. Mountain Standard Time. On that date, reservations will be available for stays through July 26, 2021, and then on a rolling six-month basis thereafter.”

Now they are opening up one new day at a time, six months in advance, for example:

“On February 03, 2021 at 07:00 am PST, availability will be released through August 03, 2021.”

On June 13, 2021, reservations for Sept. 25 opened up.

(The most popular Grand Teton National Park campground, Jenny Lake, has filled within minutes each day new reservations are opened up.)


The park has these rules: “Camping in the park is only allowed in designated sites within designated campgrounds.
Camping is not permitted along roadsides, at overlooks, pullouts, trailheads, or other parking areas.”

From north (top) to south on the map at the beginning of this webpage:

Headwaters campground, near the Yellowstone National Park border, has 100 trailer sites and 75 tent sites.

Lizard Creek campground has some sites on Jackson Lake, some with views.

Colter Bay campground includes 335 individual campsites (160 tent spots with tent pads), 11 large group campsites (by reservation only), 13 electric sites, and ADA-accessible hookups. None of these campsites are on the lake and none have views.

RVs should also check out the Colter Bay R.V. park with “102 full-hookup pull-through sites and 12 full-hookup back-in sites which include sewer, water, and 20-, 30-, and 50-amp electric outlets. Each pull-through RV site has a gravel parking space for one RV and one tow vehicle, with a maximum total length of 45 feet. Each back-in site has a gravel parking space for one RV and one tow vehicle, with a maximum total length of 30 feet. All sites include a picnic table, and access to nearby water spigots, flush toilets, and laundry and showers available for an additional fee.” No campfires. “Colter Bay RV park is reservable for 2021 season on Reservations will migrate to for the 2022 season.”

Signal Mountain (86 campsites) is the campground with some sites with views across the lake to the mountains.

Jenny Lake campground, a short distance from Jenny Lake, 49 sites, tents only, one vehicle only, less than 14 feet long. None of these campsites are on Jenny lake and none have views of the lake.

Gros Ventre campground, 4.5 miles from Gros Ventre junction, is the closest campground to the town of Jackson (9 miles +/- Northeast). Sites vary in size and can accommodate RVs up to 45ft. Thirty-six sites have electricity. Ten are ADA compliant with the adjacent restroom being ADA compliant. It has cottonwood trees and sagebrush along the Gros Ventre river. You might see a moose wander through the campground and sometimes can find one along the river.

Not in a “campground” but 2 small campsites you can drive or boat to on Spalding Bay right on Jackson lake. They have bear boxes as well as pit toilets. They are not reserved through the system that makes reservations for the other campgrounds, rather they are considered a part of the wilderness backcountry permits system. If you want one the these you should plan in advance and be ready to get online in early January to try to get one of them. Details about these and 9 other boat-in campsites on Jackson Lake are at Grand Tetons backpacking.

simple map

Camping is not allowed along the Snake River.

Be adaptable. Even if you are certain you will not camp, bring tent, sleeping bag and insulated sleeping pad so you can if the opportunity or need arrives.


Headwaters / Flagg Ranch is located on the banks of the Snake River two miles south of Yellowstone National Park and five miles north of Grand Teton National Park, a bit of a distance from where we have planned activities.

lodge main building

Some rooms have a view of the Tetons or the river valley. They have log cabin rooms with bathroom and either two queen beds or one king bed, (can sleep 5 with a roll-away), some patios with rocking chairs and in some cases mini fridge and microwave. 2019 $308 – 327 plus tax plus (?).

$? charge for each additional adult. “Pets may be left in your room, provided they don’t disturb neighboring guests. Pets must be kenneled to receive housekeeping services; otherwise, please leave the “Do Not Disturb” sign on your door. A $18 per night pet fee applies.”

Cabin tour and another tour

Google maps 365 degree photo you can rotate page and page
and here.

Out in the campground, Camper cabins are also available (bunk style beds with padding, either a double-double bunk or double-single bunk, no electricity, bedding, or private restrooms, but a 24 hour shower house and laundry facilities).
2019: camper cabin $77, plus tax plus (?)

small cabin and picnic table View the inside of a camper cabin.

The map below has cabins (brown) on the left, campsites and camper cabins on the right. The large almost rectangle on the upper right is guest registration, restaurant, saloon, convenience store. Tour the restaurant.

simple map


Colter Bay

Potential accommodations at Colter Bay can be previewed at You can order a color brochure at that site. The reservations number is: (800) 628-9988.

Below: an aerial photo with Colter Bay environs in the foreground and part of Jackson Lake. The cabins are towards the left of the visible buildings, the long stripe of buildings is the stores and restaurants, and the campground area is towards the right. There is a black and white aerial photo/map to go with this picture at Colter Bay, Grand Teton National Park.

Colter Bay: aerial photo of Colter Bay with Teton range in background

Colter Bay cabins have no air conditioning, phone or TV/radio. Cabins do not include coffee makers, mini-fridges, or microwaves. They have stall showers but no bath tubs. There are no lakeshore or mountain view units.

All non-smoking.

In the Colter Bay cabin rental office, for Colter Bay guests, there is a couch to sit on and a couple of desks to work at with 24 hour (sometimes slooooow-speed) WiFi (and if you have no device, internet service at a computer).

Colter Bay cabins prices, (prices at the website do not always reflect taxes, and the subject to change utility fee)

(from the website in Jan. 2021)

$224 One Room (one double bed, private bath, 1-2 persons)

$ 241.76 One Room (private bath, 1 dbl bed, 1 twin, 1-2 persons) 3 adults $253.41

$301.70 One Room (private bath, 2 dbl beds, 1 twin, 1-2 persons) 3 adults $313.35

$ 308.36 Two Rooms (connecting bath, 1-4 persons, one dbl and two twins, (sleeps up to eight … ten? with rollaway beds, 6 adults – – 2021 $354.98)

$ 302.81 Two Rooms (connecting bath, 1-4 persons, four double beds, (sleeps up to eight … could you be comfortable with ten? with rollaway beds, 2021 – 6 adults $326.12, 8 adults $349.43, 10 adults $380.51)

2021: a $15 fee for cancellations up to 3 days in advance, lose the whole deposit if cancelled within three days. ” All changes and cancellations due to inclement weather or changes in flight schedules are subject to the penalties. . .”

Colter Bay cabins with a short to moderate walk to the guest lounge, restaurants, Visitor Center, museum and marina are the 205-235 and 430s to 490s. The lower 400s and lower 200s are closest to the store.

If too many people in a cabin sharing a bath means too long of a wait, there are also public (pay $4.25 in 2016, $4.50 in 2020 – group of up to 5 people $13.25) showers at the Colter Bay laundromat, down the road from the cabins, 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. (+/-) next to the small grocery/gift shop. If you bring in a group of 5 or more the cost is $13.25 (2021)

view from window Colter bay cabin: the view out a window, usually of parking spaces in front of cabins and/or of other cabins:

Tour a Colter Bay 2 bedroom, one bath cabin, number 613

Tour a one bedroom, one bath cabin

One year the reservation said: “Pets may be left in your room, provided they don’t disturb neighboring guests. Pets must be kenneled to receive housekeeping services. A $15.50 per night pet fee applies to the cabins. Also, if additional cleaning to the bed and comforters is required after your stay, a $50 fee will be charged.”

Reservations can be made at:

Read details at: Colter Bay cabins, Grand Teton National Park


colter bay tent cabin: canvas walled cabin with wood sides showing the patio Colter Bay tent cabins with two log walls, two canvas walls and a canvas roof that extends out over about half of the concrete patio.
Outside there is a fire ring/grilling area, bear box and a movable picnic table.
Inside there are four fold down bunks (extra fee for up to two extra cots) and an interior wood stove for heat – not cooking.
Shared bathroom facilities. (No showers at the tent cabins; pay-for showers are about three blocks away at the laundromat (with free WiFi) next to the grocery.)

Tour a tent cabin.

“Reservations will migrate to for the 2022 season. Availability will go live on on November 27, 2021.”

Rates from the website in Jan. 2021:

$87.69 per tent cabin 2 adults, $94.35 for 3 adults, $101.01 for 4 adults, $107.67 for 5 adults, $114.33 for 6 adults (rate includes tax, utility fee).

The 66 tent cabins usually close shortly after Labor Day weekend (May 25 – September 6, 2021)

Reservations can be made at:

If you are not careful about food storage, you might find a bear got into your food (and you could pay a fine):

bear eating people's food

Please note that the pictures at the tent cabins website (and the photos above) do not show that they are next to each other in pairs. They do not share a wall, but they do have corners together and if people are not careful to talk quietly their next door neighbors will hear everything.
(The brown stripes in this drawing are log walls, the brown rectangle is the bear box, the circle with red and yellow is the fire ring):

drawing of floorplan

and you can see the arrangements (look for the units not in the trees) in the NPS aerial photo below:

tent cabins in the woods aerial photo


In the GTLC photo below, the main Jackson Lake Lodge building is the tan rectangle at the top of the section of forest at the bottom of the picture, Lunch Tree Hill is just to the right of it. The hotel cottages, parking lots and swimming pool are in the lower section of the photo. Colter Bay is just out of the photo to the right.

aerial photo of Jackson Lake Lodge:

Grand Teton Lodge Christian Pond blk wht aerial: Jackson Lake Lodge vicinity index:

As you come in off the highway (highway is red on the map above, entrance road is blue), on your left you will pass the gas station, corral beyond it, Medical Clinic, then a road to the left for access to these (as well as some of the cottage rooms), followed on your left by the swimming pools, a section of public parking reserved for tour buses and a section of public parking for oversized vehicles, then rows of standard-sized parking spaces.

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

M = Medical Clinic

PL = outdoor swimming pools, weather permitting, but they have never been open much past Labor Day during any of our fall trips. (Colter Bay cabins guests can use the pools.)

swimming pool with one person swimming

P = Lodge parking

W = Willow Flats overlook parking lot (separate from the lodge grounds)

row of rocks carved into brick shapes

In the hotel parking lot when you see people in a group, usually means either a tour bus group, or … moose in the parking lot.

two moose in parking lot:

The children in the picture above were allowed to get much too close. The juvenile moose became separated from mom and then got nervous and ran back.

juvenile moose runs across parking lot lane:

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The road that comes from the highway goes past the parking lot and becomes a one-way driveway under the porte-cochere (covered) at the entrance,

driveway under roofed area

handy to drop off passengers when it is raining (but not appropriate for buses and RVs).

When you enter the lodge main building from the main parking lot, you reach the lower lobby. The registration desk will be to your right and the activities desk to the left. There is a small gift shop/newsstand/snacks further to the left in the lower lobby. Down a hall on the right beyond the registration desk is the business center with computers (your room key opens the door), followed by public restrooms, along with meeting rooms 36′ x 32′ Osprey, 36′ x 41′ Grizzly and smaller Antelope, Wapiti, Trumpeter, Moose, Buffalo.

In front of you is the staircase to the upper lobby.

At the top is a huge seating area
nps photo Jackson lake lodge upper lobby: people sitting on couches in room with two story high ceiling

with floor to ceiling windows (two story, 60 feet tall) with Teton range views. The peak you see in the section of window below is Mount Moran.

huge window with mountain seen thru it

The Pioneer Grill counters and takeout (no views) are on the left, followed on the left by the more formal Mural Room with its tall windows and views. On the right, is the Blue Heron Lounge (bar and some food items, with outside deck seating as well as inside, with views, a TV that might have the big game you want to watch). Menus, hours of operation, (and usually some photos, including the view from the Mural Room), are at:

Access to WiFi in the parlor (upper lobby) is free to anyone without a secret code,

(note his administrative assistant standing by at the left).

man working at a laptop with a grizzly bear standing nearby in a glass case

as is the WiFi at the main visitor center in Moose, Colter Bay laundromat, and the main Colter Bay restaurant.

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.

On the upper level (main lodge second floor) you will find conference / meeting rooms Trappers, Wrangler, Prospector, Homesteader and the 60′ x 73′ Explorers Room.

At the far end of the upper lobby are doors to the large back deck looking out over Willow Flats.

building with lawn and patio in foreground

Some evenings a Ranger answers questions (and sometimes brings a spotter scope).

people looking out at view
The back deck has these view across Willow Flats:

long view to Teton Range

Grand teton mountains above a plain

To print a larger copy of the profile below of Teton Range with the names of peaks as seen from Jackson Lake Lodge (and two other viewpoints profiles) go to: and click on Teton profile

drawing of mountain peaks


Jackson Lake Lodge from the website in Jan. 2021 (including tax and per night utility fee), 2 adults, no TVs, radios or air conditioning.

All non-smoking.

Suites have been: (2008: $459 – 650) (2010: $559 – $775) (2014: $705) (2019 $699 to 809) (2021: $857.01- $968.81)

out on the grounds

Classic Cottage, “single-story row buildings with rooms side-by-side,” 2 queen beds, private bath $386.06, (These are the only Jackson Lake Lodge rooms that are pet friendly – $20 fee)

Patio Cottage “in single-story and two-story buildings, with your room being either on the first or second level” with private patio or balcony, one king bed, private bath, $398.27,

Mountain View cottage “two-story buildings, with your room being either on the first or second level” with walk-out patio or balcony, two double beds, private bath, $497.06

Moose Pond Mountain View Cottages “in a two-story building, with your room being either on the first or second level,” with a walk-out patio or balcony. One king bed, private bath $530.36

Moose Pond Cottage Suite “in a two-story building, with your room being either on the first or second level,” with a walk-out patio or balcony. sitting area, one king bed, private bath $857.81.

in the main building (no patios or balconies)

Lodge Non-Mountain View Room “located on the third floor of the Main Lodge and overlooks a wooded area,” with two queen size beds, full private bath $386.06

Lodge Mountain View Room “located on the third floor of the Main Lodge” with two queen beds, private bath, $508.16

Moran Suite “located on the third floor of the Main Lodge. This two-room suite features beautiful views of the Grand Teton Mountain Range and Jackson Lake from both the bedroom and living/dining area. The suite features one king bed, large master bath with a jacuzzi tub, kitchenette . . . Two optional rollaway beds allow for up to four guests.” $968.81 No balcony, south-west corner of the main building, room 42.

(2019) “Pets may be left in your room, provided they don’t disturb neighboring guests. Pets must be kenneled to receive housekeeping services; otherwise, please leave the “Do Not Disturb” sign on your door. A $20 per night pet fee applies.”

The two heated pools are open when weather permits until fall.

There is a medical clinic on the grounds of Jackson Lake Lodge, open daytime hours (the white “+” on the lower center of the map below).
(St John’s Medical Center in Jackson (24 hour emergency room) is at 625 E. Broadway at Redmond.)

Rooms 10 to 48 are on the third floor in the main building (main lodge), (the largest brown building on the map below). Only some of them face the mountains.

In this photo of the large back deck looking out over Willow Flats, the left hand side three story windows are the upper lobby and other public areas. The top row of windows in the two story section to the right are the Lodge Mountain View Rooms in the main hotel building (left to right: 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40) and at the end, 42 – the Moran suite.

building with lawn and patio in foreground

To determine which Jackson Lake Lodge rooms to ask for on the grounds, below is a map, (courtesy of the NPS) showing the two story hotel type units and one story cottages – brown rectangles and boxes.
(The lighter tan rectangles on the map, off Grey Wolf Drive and along Elk Road, are a service area and employee housing.)

simple map with roads and buildings

At the far left hand side of the map, two story building 900, (rooms 900 to 912 on the lower floor, and 901 to 911 upstairs), has the best views. 911 and 912 have bay-windowed sitting areas.

To the right of it, 560 thru 578 (down) and 561 thru 579 have the next-to-the-best views. To the right of it, 350 thru 364 (down) and 351 thru 365 (up) are the third best.

Each of these three 2 story buildings looks out across flats towards Jackson Lake and the Teton range. All the units upstairs have balconies (patios downstairs) with room to sit.

below a photo of the best buildings on the right and the main lodge building on the left:

Jackson lake lodge as seen from inner park road: snow capped mountains and clouds in background, forested low hill with two large buildings

Most of the rest of the lodging (outside of the main building) is cottages.
wall on front patio at hotel building

jackson lake lodge non-view room: two beds with rows of pillows

bathroom sink and shower area

Units on the outside rows of buildings have views of trees, etc. from either the rear or front.
Units in the centers of the rows of buildings have views out front and back windows of other cottages and cars.

Nearest to the main building, units 143-121 have tree views from their rear windows, units 119 to 101 have rear window views of the service road and main building. A large general parking area (the rows of white rectangles on the map) separates these from units 201 to 211 (the closest cottage building to the main hotel building). Each of these has tree views from their rear windows, but 201 and 203 have more potential noise and headlights from the main hotel entrance drive.

One row down from these, 212 to 246 front on sage slope/tree views (but 224 is next to a laundry room).

Google maps 360 degree view of the 200s row of cottages.

On the far lower left side of the map, two story units (up) 719 to 701 and (down) 716 to 700 look to parking from their front windows and trees out their back windows.

They are followed by cottages 552 to 546, (544 is next to a supply closet), and 542 to 516 have tree views at their rear. 514 to 500 look out to the corral (but not too close).

Google maps 360 degree view of the 500s row of cottages.

100 to 146, 301 to 347, 300 to 346, 501 to 551 are in the center of this section of cottages and look out both front and back windows to other cottages/cars.

On the right side of the large public parking area (the rows of white rectangles on the map), still at the far edge of lodging away from the main building, (801 and 803 again have the potential of noise from the main entrance road) 805 thru 817 front to trees. 819 is next to an ice machine and cleaning office. 825 (again across from the ice machine and cleaning office) to 835, also front on trees, but 835 is at an end closest to employee housing.

Between most of the 200 and 800 units are cottages that front and back to other cottages and cars. 200 to 210, 401 to 447, 400 to 446, 601 to 647, and 600 to 630.

Potential accommodations at Jackson Lake Lodge can be previewed at including photos of room interiors and some views out windows. As of 2011/ 2012, the photo next to the description of the main building third floor Moran Suite at Jackson Lake Lodge was of Oxbow Bend, (miles from the hotel), not of the view from the Moran Suite. You can order a color brochure at that site. The reservations number is: 1 (800) 628-9988.

The trail from Jackson Lake Lodge to Christian Pond, an easy, 3.3 mile / 5.3 kilometer loop trail, goes under the highway:
simple map


lodge main building

Signal Mountain Lodge all non-smoking usually open only May- October, has (from their website in 2021, rustic cabins and better rooms.

“2021 Double Occupancy Rates
cabins: Range: $236.55 – $262.55
premium western rooms $401.55
country rooms: $287.55
deluxe country rooms: $328.55
Lakefront retreats: $401.55 – $443.55
Home away from home: $530.55”

When the Home Away From Home was remodeled they removed the washer and dryer in the unit.

bungalows (2020) One Room: 1 King & 1 Sofa Bed: $281.90
Two Room: 2 Queen Beds & 1 Sofa Bed: $433.90

“All rates are subject to approval by the National Park Service (NPS) and may change at any time without notice. Lodging rates include a utility fee approved by the NPS. The utility fee is imposed on all lodging facilities to defer the higher cost of providing water and sewer in the remote locations in which we operate. The amount of this fee is determined by taking the difference in the cost of providing these services less the comparable cost of similar services in local areas. This fee is reviewed annually and approved by the NPS.”

The hotel buildings are in the upper section of this park service map of Signal Mountain Lodge
and the Guest Registration building
lodging registration building

is just below the double loop of hotel buildings:

simple map

The restaurants, gift shop are in a building just to the left of the large parking lot on the map, south of the hotel buildings:

lodge building
Best rooms, a few with views, have a fridge, microwave, gas fireplace and/or “kitchenette consisting of a stove with oven, full-size refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker” and/or “a kitchenette consisting of a microwave, full-size refrigerator, two-burner stove (no oven), dishwasher and a coffee maker.”

(2021, from the website) ” All of the lodging accommodations include in-room free Wi-Fi. We also offer free Wi-Fi in our guest lobby and the Signal Mountain Lodge General Store. . . Each guest unit is furnished with all linens, a full-private modern bath, electric heat, phone, carpeting and free Wi-Fi. Some of our rooms have fireplaces, refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, kitchenettes, and hair dryers. There are no televisions allowed in guest rooms in Grand Teton National Park . . . Grills and other portable cooking devices are prohibited in or around any lodging accommodation. The accommodations with kitchenettes are the only units where cooking is allowed and must be done so using the facilities provided in the unit.. .

. . . “All cancellations regardless of reason (inclement weather, flight changes, travel plan changes, etc…) will be charged a $20 ($25 in 2022) per room administrative fee and are accepted up to 7 days prior to arrival by 11:59 p.m. MDT. Cancellation within 7 days of arrival constitutes full forfeiture of deposit. ANY date changes (including arrival date and departure date) are accepted up to 7 days prior to arrival. Date changes within 7 days of arrival constitutes full forfeiture of deposit. Groups traveling together with a combined total of more than 3 rooms are subject to a 28-day cancellation/change policy, may not book more than 10 rooms combined and must be approved by Management. We do not have restaurant or gathering space for groups. (Note: May and October reservations will be subject to a 3-day cancellation/change policy for reservations of 3 or fewer rooms; admin. fee still applies.) . . .

. . .” With the exception of the Upper Lakefront Retreats and Premier Western Rooms, pets are allowed in our guest rooms. There is a charge of $20 per night for pets. ”

The facility is very near the shore of Jackson Lake with a few units with great views.

Tour the road near the lakeside units

signal mountain lodge lakeside units: a row of two story hotel units with some trees blocking the views The upper lakefronts front doors are mostly level with the parking area and have a semi-private balcony on the lakeside. The lower lakefronts are a flight down stairs and have a shared porch. As you can see from this picture of the balconies and porches, trees block part of the views from many units.

Short walk to stores and Peaks restaurant (lines at peak times). Menus:

(From the website it 2020: “We are 3-Star Certified by the Green Restaurant Association and a member of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program. . . We only purchase seafood approved on the Green List from Seafood Watch.. . . We use eggs that are cage free, and milk that has not been treated with hormones such as rGBH. . .”

Google maps view of Signal Mountain Lodge restaurant /gifts building, gas station, large parking lot

Google maps view of Signal Mountain Lodge large porte couchere at the check-in building:

Google maps view of Signal Mountain boat launch ramp and parking lot

The hike to the summit of Signal Mountain can start at the lodge (green on the map below), the road for the drive to the summit is about a mile south of the lodge.
map with road, trail, river and part of a lake


log building with large front porch

Jenny Lake Lodge , just north of Jenny Lake

cabin-like building with hanging flower baskets

All non-smoking, no TVs or radios, no pet-friendly.

“Nightly accommodations include breakfast, a 5-course dinner with a dress code,
access to horseback riding, and bicycle rentals.”
“Our dinner dress code is casual elegant. Jackets are suggested for gentlemen. Please no shorts, t-shirts, sandals or caps.”

Tour the Jenny Lake Lodge dining room, and note that the few tables by the windows are usually reserved for guests of the hotel. Menus.

Not all of the 37 historic cabins, featuring exposed beams and handmade quilts, have great views. A couple have views of a few peaks from the porches, but not from the cabin front windows. Most others look out at trees or other cabins. Many share a common wall and share a porch.

Rates from the website in Jan. 2021:

$881.70 One room cabin, duplex (“single-room duplex cabins feature a queen bed, a twin bed, and a private bathroom. Duplex cabins share a common wall and porch with the adjoining cabin. . . The maximum occupancy is 3 people per cabin, including children. Rollaway beds are not available.”)

$881.70 One room cabin, freestanding (“single-room freestanding cabins feature a king bed or two queen beds, a private bathroom, and a private porch with rocking chairs . . . The maximum occupancy is 4 people per cabin, including children. Rollaway beds are not available.” )

Suites (parlor with wood burning stove, Water Lily suite has a jacuzzi jetted tub):

$1,107.03 – $1,331.45 (two persons)

Extra charge for additional persons over double occupancy.

jenny lake lodge cabin interior: jenny lake lodge cabin interior with quilts on the two bedsbathroom with long sink counter

No part of Jenny Lake Lodge is actually ON Jenny Lake or String Lake, but both are a short walk or bike ride away.

Gentian cabin will have headlights hitting the front porch from the main driveway access for most of the other cabins.

Potential accommodations at Jenny Lake Lodge can be previewed at You can order a color brochure at that site. The reservations number is: (307) 733-4647.

Tour a Jenny Lake Lodge duplex cabin.

Tour a Jenny Lake Lodge freestanding cabin suite with wood stove.

Jenny Lake has been included by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine in the 50 best Hotels in North America (the only national park concessionaire in the ranking) and received a Wine Spectator Award for Excellence.

end of a lake, roads and buildings

In the map above, where the Jenny Lake Loop road goes past the side road to String Lake, it then becomes a one way road past Jenny Lake Lodge (biggest of the orange-brown buildings is the Lodge reception area and dining room, with the main parking lot in white below it) and eventually back to the main road, as shown in the map below:

(Jenny Lake Lodge is just above where the letter “O” is on the One Way road designation on the map below.)

map with two main lakes
You can print a larger copy of the topographical hiking map above of the area near Jenny Lake Lodge at:

There is bear activity in all areas of the park and people must keep their food properly stored all the time:

June 12, 2015 press release

“Out of concern for public safety, Grand Teton National Park staff euthanized a 3-year-old female black bear on Thursday afternoon, June 11. Earlier in the day, the bear exhibited bold behavior and appeared to have little concern regarding the presence of humans and their activities, which prompted park officials to make the difficult decision to remove her from the population in order to reduce future threats to people and their safety. This is the first bear to be euthanized in Grand Teton this year. Two black bears were euthanized in 2014.

The brown-colored bear climbed into the open—and temporarily unattended—trunk of a vehicle after guests of Jenny Lake Lodge removed their luggage and entered their cabin to settle in for the night. While in the trunk, the bear found food items, which she ate. She then climbed on top of the same car. Witnesses reported that the bear appeared to be trying to gain entry into the passenger compartment. The bear then proceeded to visit other cabins before she ripped into items left in a parked housekeeping cart and stole a purse, which she carried off into the woods. Witnesses also reported that the bear stood on its hind legs and pressed its front paws and face against the windows and doors of several cabins in an apparent attempt to enter.

The bear was estimated to weigh approximately 125 pounds and had no ear tags or other identification that would mark it as a previously captured bear. ..”


building with Teton range in background

Triangle X Ranch , a working ranch, from the website as of January 2021, summer weekly rates per person, per week (plus 15% service charge, 6% Wyoming sales tax on a portion of invoice and a $.50 per person/per night lodging tax. “Children too young to ride (younger than 5) – one-half rate”):

“June 6th to August 22nd PEAK SEASON packages

7 night minimum stay during peak season (Sunday to Sunday)
All rates per person/per week (7 nights)”

$1996 to $2767 (more if you use a credit card)

includes lodging in twenty 1 or 2 bedroom cabins, family style meals, horseback riding and all ranch activities (summer includes square dancing, ranch history presentation, cookouts, and National Park interpretive programs).

“Optional Services Offered
Float Trips, Fishing Trips, Wilderness Pack Trips (minimum of 4 days), Hunting Trips (ten days). Brochures available upon request.

Airport Transportation
$50.00 per trip. We recommend rental cars for your convenience.”

There is a guest laundry.

” . . . in case of cancellation, the reservation deposit will not be refunded unless space reserved can be filled. Early departures will be charged for the total days originally reserved. We strongly recommend trip insurance due to unforeseen circumstances such as medical and family emergencies, as deposits will not be refunded or carried from one season to another if your space is not rebooked.”

Off the main highway, north of Deadman’s Bar, just south of Cunningham Cabin and south of Moran Junction.

simple map


Grand Tetons Climbers Ranch , four miles north of Moose headquarters,

simple map

(Unfortunately we do not recommend this for our group, despite the low cost. When we went to check the place out we were given permission to look around and look into cabins, etc. As we left, a young man from the front desk spoke loudly to a guest, referring to us as “tourists.” This leads us to presume that the guests/staff are a bit cliquish and unless you are a “real” climber, you might not feel fully welcome.)

Rate has been $32.40 recently to $27 previously per night, per bunk, per non-AAC member, $21.60 recently to $17.28 previously for AAC members, “Rates include WY lodging (2%) and sales (6%) tax”. (bring your card, but they can look you up if needed).

At the website in 2021: “Cancellation Policy 100% refund if notice is received more than 30 days in advance of arrival date. 50% refund if cancellation notice is received between 7 and 30 days of arrival date. No refund if cancellation notice is received within 7 days of arrival date.
Late Arrivals: Reservations for multiple days are automatically cancelled without refund unless notice of late arrival is provided to the ranch by 11:00 A.M. on the second day of the reservation. . .

. . . Our cabins vary in size from 4 to 6 to 8 bunks. It is not possible to request a particular cabin or cabin size since bunks are filled as they become available. . .

. . . Smoking is prohibited in all indoor and outdoor spaces at the Climbers’ Ranch. If you need to smoke you must walk down the entrance road away from the Ranch and properly dispose of any waste associated with smoking. . .

. . . no pets are allowed at the Climbers’ Ranch. Service animals are permitted, please contact the Ranch Manager beforehand to make arrangements if you have a dog that is individually trained to perform tasks to assist with a disability. . .

Member Discounted Rate: Becoming a member after making your reservation will not result in refunds for the member vs non-member rates for nights already booked.”

“Because cabins are one room, open spaces and climbers may be leaving for climbs in the middle of the night, young children and their parents may have difficulty sleeping.”

2018: open June 9 – September 28.
2019: June 8th – September 13th

always “weather dependant”

From the website in 2021:

“The Climbers’ Ranch offers primitive, co-ed dormitory-style lodging in a communal setting. Guests are housed in open, one-room cabins with other guests, sleeping on wooden bunks wide enough to accommodate one sleeping bag and gear or two-sleeping bags snugly. The cabins do not have either heat or air-conditioning.

Guests must provide their own sleeping pad and bedding (sleeping bag). . . The Climbers’ Ranch contract with the park prohibits vehicle or tent camping on Ranch property. . . No vehicles over 22’ or trailers are permitted onsite.”

wooden bunks

The Ranch has a communal open-air, partially roofed cook shelter (including picnic tables, dish and pot washing facilities), set up your own stove,

climbers ranch cooking area

toilet / sink facilities and hot showers,

climbers ranch 2 women's showers

a small mountaineering library/lounge (woodstove on cold nights), limited storage space and usually some loaner bikes, ice for sale.

Read important info and make reservations at:

307 733-7271 when open.


At Moose, Dornan’s Spur Ranch Cabins with complete kitchens and living/dining areas, steps from the river with Teton range views.
(307) 733-2522. No pets.

building at end of parking lot
In the photo above you can see the white gas station pump in about the center of the photo and the restaurants, bar, stores building on the right.

The circle of buildings on the left of map below is the cabins, downhill from the restaurants, bar, stores building at the upper right, gas pump in the middle of the roadway at the end of the parking lot, recreation rentals below that, on the right hand side of the map.
simple map

Dornan’s rates from their website in Jan. 2021:

“One Bedroom:
May 16 – May 31, 2020: 225.00 per night
June 1 – Sept 30, 2020: 275.00 per night
3 night minimum

Off Season:(Closed November & April)
Oct 1 – Oct 31, 2020: 185.00 per night for Monday – Thursday
$250.00 per night Friday – Sunday

Winter Rates-December 1 – December 20, January 8 – March 31
One Bedroom: 125.00 per night, Monday – Thursday
170.00 per night, Thursday – Sunday
Two Bedroom: $175 per night Monday – Thursday
$225.00 per night, Thursday – Sunday

Holiday Rates: December 21 – January 7
One Bedroom $195.00 per night
Two Bedroom: $225 per night

Two Bedroom:
May 16 -May 31, 2020: 295.00
June 1 – Sept30, 2020: 375.00
(3 night minimum)

Off Season: (Closed November & April)
Oct. 1 – Oct. 31, 2020: 300.00 per night Monday – Thursday
325.00 per night Friday – Sunday

All rates do not include tax”


Cancellation Policy (2020)

Summer and Christmas/New Year’s reservations: Three night minimum stay and three night deposit required. Because we are a Destination Resort which relies heavily upon pre-season bookings, it is necessary for us to insure against reservation cancellations. We therefore require 60 day advance notice of change/cancellation, in which case we will refund the deposit minus a $100 per cabin change/ cancellation fee. The entire deposit is forfeited if the reservation is changed or cancelled less than 60 days in advance of arrival.

Off Season: One night deposit required. We require 30 day advance notice of change/cancellation, in which case we will refund the deposit minus a $50.00 per cabin cancellation/change fee. The entire deposit is forfeited if the reservation is changed or cancelled less than 30 days in advance of arrival.”

moose in small meadow next to cabin

All cabins share a wall with another unit.

You can’t park near / next to most cabins. (There are carts to move luggage).

Cabins named Owen, Rimrock and Hawthorn are closest to, and face the parking lot.

In the Google 360 degree view down to the cabins, Owen is the cabin on the left, Rimrock in the center of the photo, and the cabin office at the right.

Cascade is at the back edge of the cabins, with the best view facing the river, Larkspur perhaps the second best view.

bull moose in small meadow next to fence

Short walk to stores, deli, restaurant. Longer walk to park Visitor Center, etc. at Moose.

And see the map at: Moose, Wyoming


stones in a row on a wall

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Grand Teton National Park boat launch access has maps and answers to questions:

When do Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Lake boat ramps open and close?
Where and how long can I park my boat trailer in Grand Teton National Park?
Can I bring my dog on my boat in Grand Teton National park?

and photos, details & maps about marinas and/or free boat launch ramps at Leeks Marina, Colter Bay, Jackson Lake Dam, Snake River Launch to Pacific Creek Landing, Snake River Launch and take out, Signal Mountain Lodge, and a String Lake launch ramp for non-motorized, hand carried boats

as well as details and maps of boat-in camping on Jackson Lake.
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For info about lodging in the nearby town of Jackson,
closer to the restaurants, shopping, art galleries, aerial tram, western shows and the offices of most of the rafting companies:

The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce site is at:

Another big site of info is at:

and yet another is at:

There are dozens of lodging choices in the town of Jackson, but it is 30 miles from where most of our very early morning kayaking will take place.

Jackson, Wyoming


Info about the hotels and cabins in Yellowstone is at:

and see Yellowstone info.


There are dozens of restaurants in Jackson. They vary from burgers, Chinese, Mexican, sushi, pasta, Italian, steakhouse to four-stars with an award-winning wine list. Most lean towards family or casual atmosphere.

Restaurants in the park are non-smoking, most others in Wyoming and Montana allow smoking.

Grand Teton National park restaurants

Grand Teton National Park
al fresco dining:



Jackson Hole, Wyoming has a description and map of the main streets and how to find grocery stores, hardware, Teton County library, St John’s Medical Center / hospital and more.

We tell people on our college trips to Grand Teton National Park to fill their tank whenever they are in Jackson, Wyoming, as the lowest cost gas stations are in town and the prices almost always get higher the further you go into Grand Teton park. See a map of gas stations in Grand Teton National Park and gas costs at some of them over the years.

For details about our next club trip to Grand Teton National Park, go to: Grand Tetons.

Grand Tetons trip pages index has brief descriptions of most of the pages about this trip.

Grand Tetons kayaking

Grand Tetons sightseeing

Grand Tetons trip transportation has flight info, driving distances and guesses at gas cost, previous trip examples, etc.

Grand Tetons trip cost has examples of

The cheap trip,

The not-so cheap trip,

The slightly more costly trip, but less driving time,

also known as the I-can’t-get-much-time-off-work trip,

and The expensive trip.

sign that says DO NOT FEED THE FOXES If you feed foxes: They will be unhealthy and may die. You risk exposure to rabies. We will have to kill the fox for rabies testing if you get bitten. You could be fined.

This sign above in the Colter Bay campground details what can happen if you decide to feed the foxes that are all over Grand Teton.


If you feed foxes:

They will be unhealthy and may die.

You risk exposure to rabies.

We will have to kill the fox for rabies testing if you get bitten.

You could be fined.