Jenny Lake Lodge, Grand Teton National Park, cabin photos, descriptions and maps

The photo map below is from a display at Jenny Lake Visitor Center.
On the map below, the visitor center has the biggest label on the map
(YOU ARE HERE), on the left hand side.

Jenny Lake Lodge is on the right hand side of the map.

map with lakes and roads

Below is the view of Cascade Canyon from a turnout on the one way road and trail along Jenny Lake, which is near the center of the lower half of the map above, labeled:

words on display Jenny Lake overlook


Cascade Canyon from across Jenny Lake:
and here, the view up to the overlook from out on the lake:

view up cliff from lake

The Jenny Lake Overlook turnout is about about 2 miles from Jenny Lake Lodge on the trail alongside Jenny Lake,

or a 2 mile bike ride from Jenny Lake Lodge on the 3 mile / 4.8 km long Jenny Lake Scenic Drive (aka Jenny Lake Loop road).

In 2023 “The popular Scenic Drive that starts at String Lake in the north, continues south along Jenny Lake and connects to Teton Park Road was restriped to allow for one-way vehicle traffic and two-way bicycle traffic. The existing southbound bicycle lane was widened to allow for bicycles and vehicles and a new northbound lane was created for bicycles only.”

At one end of the scenic drive where it connects to the Teton Park Road, you will see Wrong Way (do not enter) signs for automobiles, but also see arrows showing it is okay for bikes to enter, since the road is one-way for autos/truck/RVs and 2 way for bicyclists.road with wrong way signs

This was how it looked before the striping to make it two-way for bicycles:

bike lane and riders

and how it looks now:bike on one lane, car in another

(Cruiser-style bicycles are
“available on a complementary basis for all Lodge guests . . . please visit the front desk for helmets”)


No part of Jenny Lake Lodge is actually ON Jenny Lake or String Lake.


log building with large front porch

Perhaps the best view of the Tetons from the Jenny Lake Lodge (JLL) premises is from the front porch (aka the Front Patio) of the Main Lodge building. It is where you check in and get your cabin assignment, meals and horseback riding reservations. It has a fireplace and seating, small public restrooms and a small gift shop.

cabin-like building with hanging flower baskets

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.”

Jenny Lake has been included by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine in the 50 best Hotels in North America and received a Wine Spectator Award for Excellence.

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

No swimming pool, but guests at each of the Vail resorts properties in the park can use the pool at Jackson Lake Lodge and the water at String Lake is considered a swim-able temperature by most people.

No canoe rentals at the lodge or at nearby String Lake, but there are canoe and boat rentals, fishing equipment and licenses, free boat launch ramp, boat fuel and dump services, as well as Jackson lake cruises with meals at Colter Bay.

No Guided Ranger Hikes from the lodge, but there are from the Colter Bay Visitor Center, next to the marina and just up the road from the Colter Bay cabins.

No golf or tennis, but the Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis club offers some tee times for non-members: “Non members, please . . . book your tee times up to 30 days in advance!”

No grocery on the property, but Colter Bay has a large grocery

and Dornan’s, down the road at Moose, has a small grocery, custom-made-for-you-sandwich shop and wine shop with “a selection of over 1,500 wines.”

No gas station on the JLL property, but there are many gas stations in the park.

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 medical clinic building

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

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If you will be driving a large motorhome or RV camper and especially if you are driving a Class A motorhome, you should contact the front desk days before you arrive to let them know, as many of the driveways/inner roadways do not have enough maneuverability space or large enough parking spaces for large vehicles.

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Jenny Lake Lodge has 37 historic cabins, (six with a parlor with a wood-burning stove),
with “exposed beams and handmade quilts.”

Not all of them have great mountain views.
A few have views of a the tops of a few peaks from the porches, but not from the cabin front windows.

Most others look out at trees or other cabins.

cabins and driveways around them

rocking chairs on front porch

view from porch of another cabin

looking through window

Below, The Grand Lawn (aka the North Lawn),
where guest-only activities are held, subject to fair weather.
(Activities have included, in recent years: Morning yoga, Lawn Games, Manager’s Welcome Reception – Champagne, Wine & Hors d’Oeuvres, Craft Beer tasting, Boccee, Limoncello and Lemonade, “Wine & Wickets” – Croquet with Complimentary Wine.) They note that “complimentary activities may vary slightly during your stay due to weather and season.”

row of cabins around large lawn

Cabins in the row along one side of the Grand (North) Lawn are:

Down the path on the left hand side of the above photo, and just to the right of the path,
is freestanding cabin Violet, to the right of it duplex cabin(s) Thistle and Scarlet Gilia
then an extension of the pathway and to the right of it freestanding cabin Fireweed,
and to the right of it freestanding cabin suite / parlor with wood stove,
(click on this interior 360 degree tour) Glacier Lily (#5 on the map below).

When you use the tour to “step outside” of the Glacier Lily cabin you will see that units on the far side of the Grand Lawn (aka the North Lawn) have a view of the tops of many peaks, but there are tall trees blocking a full view.
Scroll around after you click on this 360 degree tour.

Here, with the the Grand Lawn (aka the North Lawn) in the foreground,
the typical view of peaks you can see over or between the tree tops,
from cabins that have any view of the peaks:

large lawn and rows of trees

carved wood ceiling beam


On the NPS map below, these are the Jenny Lake lodge cabins that you will find descriptions of and/or links to Google Maps 360 degree views/tours further down this webpage:

1/ Water Lily, the “premium suite,” largest cabin, with wood stove, a Jacuzzi tub and more forest space around it than many of the other cabins
2/ Delphinium and Balsam Root, in a duplex cabin configuration with a shared front porch.
3/ Larkspur and Lady Slipper, in a duplex cabin configuration with a shared front porch.
4/ Indian Paintbrush, with its own private driveway
5/ Glacier Lily, freestanding cabin suite / parlor with wood stove
6/ Huckleberry and Honeysuckle, in a duplex cabin configuration with a shared front porch.
7/ freestanding cabin Harebell does not share a front porch
8/ Gentian, freestanding cabin suite / parlor with wood stove

(On the NPS map below only some of the roadways/long driveways within the Jenny Lake Lodge property are shown, see descriptions of most of them below the map.)
map with highlighted colors on driveways

Roadways / driveways, (highlighted in various colors), that go to cabins include:

highlighted in pink, at the top of the map, the driveway to 17 of the cabins:
sign with names of cabins

As you first go up the driveway, Forget-me-not will be on the right and Primrose / Phlox on the left.

Then on the left, part way up this long driveway, (but not shown on the very basic NPS map), a side driveway goes to cabins Thistle, Scarlet Gilia, then Violet, and Wild Rose – with Wild Daisy / Wild Iris at the corner.
sign at end of driveway

At the end, this driveway splits into parking spaces for Water Lily at the far right, and Yarrow / Tansy, Blue Flax / Elderberry, then Delphinium / Balsam Root, and on the far left, Sunflower.


Photos below are of the Water Lily Suite bedroom (#1 on the map above)with wood screens in the wall that can open to the Jacuzzi tub, the tub, and the back deck.

bedroom with wood screen in wall

jacuzzi tub

wood seats on deck

The back deck has forest views and the tip of a peak.

Click on this Google maps 360 degree tour to see Delphinium and Balsam Root, in a duplex cabin configuration with a shared front porch. (#2 on the map).

highlighted in blue, the driveway to four more cabins, on your left as you drive up, Larkspur / Lady Slipper, then on the right Lupine, and at the end, Fireweed.

sign with cabin names

and you can click on this to tour Larkspur, which shares a covered porch with Lady Slipper and has a queen and a double bed. (#3 on the map is the Larkspur & Lady Slipper cabin.)

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Indian Paintbrush (#4 on the map) has its own private driveway that was not shown on the NPS map:
driveway with cabin at end

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highlighted in green, the driveway which splits to parking spaces for cabins Huckleberry and Honeysuckle, (duplex cabin #6 on the map).

sign with cabin names

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Almost all of the Jenny Lake Lodge cabins have large covered front porches,
great in rainy weather.

Below, freestanding cabin named Harebell (#7 on the map)
has a patio with rocking chairs, but no roof over the patio.
Harebell has its own driveway not shown on the map.

backside of cabin and two driveways

The driveway with the parking space for Harebell is on the right in the photo above,
to the left of the back of the cabin
is the longer driveway that goes to the back of the Main Lodge building.

driveway and large building

Some cabins along this driveway to the back of the Jenny Lake Lodge main building have views, at various times of the day, of garbage trucks or delivery trucks:

garbage truck

cabin front porch with view of mountains through trees and garbage truck
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After you enter the JLL property on the roadway highlighted in lavender below
simple map

if you go just past cabin Gentian (#8 on the map) and make a right turn heading south, you will go by the back sides and parking spaces, (in the following order) for cabins Gentian, Coneflower, Columbine, Chokecherry, duplex cabin Buttercup / Buckwheat, Bluebell and Alpine Aster.

Here, the view from the front window of Gentian cabin (#8 on the map)

looking through window

and when you step just outside the front porch, below is the view of the top of a peak above and through the trees and the roadway from the main entrance on the Jenny Lake loop road. You can see the Gentian cabin will have headlights hitting the front porch from the main roadway access for cabins (highlighted in lavender on the map).

looking at road and cabin beyond
carved wood ceiling beam

jenny lake lodge cabin interior: jenny lake lodge cabin interior with quilts on the two beds


Cabin descriptions and rates for two adults

(higher cost for more guests in each room)
from the website in May 2023:

“With our Signature Stay package, you’ll enjoy:
• Gourmet breakfast and nightly five-course dinner
• Complimentary activities, like Wine and Wickets
• Cruiser-style bicycles with easy access to the scenic multi-use pathway
• Horseback riding with our wranglers (based on availability; spots are extremely limited, so please inquire at the desk upon check-in).”

Duplex Cabins at Jenny Lake Lodge are essentially two cabins connected. Each Duplex Cabin shares a common wall and porch with an adjoining private cabin. There are no connecting doors inside the duplex cabins.”
“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. Room amenities include down comforters, luxurious linens, handmade quilts, refrigerator, bathrobes, coffee maker, safe, hair dryer, iron, ironing board, heaters, ceiling fans, phones, and free wifi. The bathrooms include granite vanities and slate floors. Cabins do not include TVs or air conditioning. The maximum occupancy is 3 people per cabin, including children. Rollaway beds are not available.”

$1105 plus taxes and fees $123.55 = total price $1228.55.

The duplex cabins, that share a front porch
with people who might have a different schedule than you
are the same price as the freestanding cabins with a private porch.

“single-room freestanding cabins feature a king bed or two queen beds, a private bathroom, and a private porch with rocking chairs. Room amenities include down comforters, luxurious linens, handmade quilts, refrigerator, bathrobes, coffee maker, safe, hair dryer, iron, ironing board, heaters, ceiling fans, phones, and free wifi. The bathrooms include granite vanities and slate floors. Cabins do not include TVs or air conditioning. The maximum occupancy is 4 people per cabin, including children. Rollaway beds are not available.”

$1105 plus taxes and fees $123.55 = total price $1228.55.

“Two-room suite cabins feature a king bed, a bathroom with a separate vanity area, private porch with rocking chairs, and parlor sitting room with a wood burning stove and sleeper sofa. Room amenities include down comforters, luxurious linens, handmade quilts, refrigerator, bathrobes, coffee maker, safe, hair dryer, iron, ironing board, heaters, ceiling fans, phones, and free wifi. The bathrooms include granite vanities and slate floors. Cabins do not include TVs or air conditioning. The maximum occupancy is 4 people per cabin, including children. Rollaway beds are not available.”

$1359.00, plus taxes and applicable Fees: $151.49
= total price: $1510.49

Two-room suite cabins are: Sunflower, Wild Rose, Glacier Lily, Gentian, Coneflower and Water lily. At the website in 2022: “Special room requests are not guaranteed. We will make every effort to accommodate special requests.”

“Our premium suite, Water Lily, is our largest cabin. It features a spacious, open room with a king bed, sitting area, and a wood stove. The bathroom includes double sinks, heated floors, and a Jacuzzi tub, which can open to the rest of the suite.”

$1655.00 plus taxes and applicable Fees: $184.05
= total price $1839.05

(Jan. 2021 prices were: One room cabin, duplex $881.70
One room cabin, freestanding $881.70
Suites (parlor with wood burning stove) $1,107.03 – $1,331.45)


To get exactly the view or room type you want at any hotel guaranteed, you can book a specific room that there is only one of.The Jenny Lake Lodge Water Lily suite, with jetted Jacuzzi tub and wood-burning stove, is booked separately from the other two-room suite cabins, so you do not “request” it, you specifically book it. Examples in Yosemite National Park include Curry Village Cabin 819, and Ahwahnee hotel suites such as the second floor Presidential Suite, Third Floor Suite, Sunroom, Library Suite, or the Mary Curry Tressider bedroom.
Policies have included

(from the website 2023)

” Check-in is at 4:00 PM MST, check-out is 11:00 AM MST.
All rooms are non-smoking and cooking is not permitted.
Special room requests are not guaranteed. We will make every effort to accommodate special requests.

Deposit Policy
– Reservations of 3 nights or less require a full prepayment of the room and tax at the time of reservation as a deposit. Reservations for more than 3 nights require a deposit of 3 nights room and tax.

Credit cards that expire prior to your stay will not be accepted online but can be accepted via phone. You will receive a confirmation email with your stay details by the end of the next business day.

Cancellation Policy – Cancellations received outside of 45 days prior to the arrival date are fully refundable less a $40 administrative fee. Inside of 45 days, the entire deposit is forfeited.

Reservation Changes – Date changes or reduction/addition of nights made 45 days prior to your arrival day can be made free of charge, based on availability. Reductions in stay within 45 days of your arrival day will result in a forfeit of your deposit.

No-Shows – A no-show on confirmed date of arrival will be considered a cancellation of entire stay and forfeiture of deposit.

Early Departures – Upon check-in, you will be responsible for paying for all nights of your stay. If you choose to check out earlier than your originally scheduled departure day, you will still be responsible for any nights remaining on your stay.

Refunds for reservations will be issued in the same payment form as tendered at the time of purchase. If payment was made by credit card, we will credit the same account. Please allow 7-10 days for a credit to appear on your credit card statement.

Pet Policies: Pets are not permitted at Jenny Lake Lodge. ”



And they offer this warning:
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. . .”


In the office behind the front desk there has been an AED:


Potential accommodations at Jenny Lake Lodge can be previewed and booked at

thin line of various colors of rocks
The handout you receive when you check in has included:

“HORSEBACK RIDING: A great way to view the amazing scenery around the Jenny Lake area, guided horseback rides are available free of charge to Lodge guests on a space-available basis. To reserve a horseback ride, visit the Front Desk. This is a popular activity, so be sure to sign up as soon as you arrive.”

and the website said in 2022:
” Horseback riding with our wranglers (based on availability; spots are extremely limited, so please inquire at the desk upon check-in).”

Horseback Rider Requirements

Riders must be at least 8 years old and at least 4 feet tall.
Riders under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
Riders must weigh no more than 225 pounds.
Riders must wear shoes that are closed-toed and cover the entire foot. Guest wearing sandals will not be permitted to ride.
Rider information (height, weight, age and experience level) for each participant is required at the time of booking. Please have this information ready.
For safety reasons, riders must speak and understand English fluently.
For rider safety, backpacks, binoculars, and video cameras are not permitted. Saddlebags are provided for small items.
Horseback rides are not handicap accessible, but many of our other activities are.”


bear cubs running on road

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. . .”

rows of logs


The Jenny Lake Lodge dining room has a large main section:
tables and chairs

dining room with high ceiling

and narrower sections along 2 sides of the main section.

If you click on this 360 degree photo tour of the Jenny Lake Lodge dining room,
you can scroll around to see the seating next to the five front windows that have a view of the Tetons,
or seating next to windows on the end wall with views out into the forest.

The few tables by the front windows (usually in configurations of a 4-person table, two 2-person tables and a six-person table – or three 2-person tables and a six-person table) are usually reserved for guests of the hotel, rather than people who just come for a meal.

Current menus, and usually a photo of a front window table view, can be found at: Menus.

The handout you are given when you check in has included:

“DINING: Breakfast and dinner are included with your lodging package. Dining room hours are:
breakfast 7:30 – 10:00 a.m.
dinner 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

DINING ROOM RESERVATIONS: For your convenience, dinner reservations were made prior to your arrival and included in your check-in packet. Please contact the Front Desk should you wish to adjust these reservations. Reservations for breakfast are also required and will be confirmed with the Front Desk upon your arrival.

DINING PRIVILEGES: You may choose to dine at the Mural Room at Jackson Lake Lodge as an alternative to the Jenny Dining Room. Please contact the front desk to make advance reservations and to obtain a meal voucher.

PICNIC LUNCHES: Picnic-style box lunches are available for day trips or prior to your departure. Place your order with the Front Desk by 6:00 PM the evening before your planned excursion or departure date.”


many plates of food on a large round table

The photo above of a breakfast in 2017 included trout filet, lemon-cured smoked salmon, Monte Cristo, banana bread french toast, chocolate stuffed croissants,

crab cake eggs Benedict,

which were missing from the breakfast menu starting in 2019.

Instead of choose any and/or all from a large selection of omelet ingredients as it had been in the past, the online menu (again, starting in June 2019) said
“Omelette (choose one of each)” of a protein, cheese and vegetable.

(Prix Fixe $30 in 2017, $33.92 with tax 2018, $34 plus tax in 2019, no prices online in 2020 / 2021 / 2022/ 2023.)


Dinner “reservations are required and are available 6:00 – 7:00 pm and 8:00 – 9:00 pm every quarter hour.”
At least four nightly rotating menus. The 2021 dinners below had a listed cost of $100 per person, and tipping was recommended based on this price.


Dinners in 2021 and 2022, (still at the website in May 2023) rotating through four nights, five courses . . .

appetizers included: Chicken Liver Pâté, Salmon Crudo, Kale Potato Croquette , Pickled Beet Carpaccio, Rabbit Rillette, Bao Bun, Sweet Potato Gnocchi, Hudson Valley Foie Gras Mousse, Salmon Confit, Mushroom Risotto, Venison Tartare, Pork Belly, Grilled Asparagus, Charcuterie & Cheese Board and Summer Vegetable Tart

soups included: Soup Du Jour (Vegetarian) (every night)
Ivory Carrot & Ginger, Chilled Peach Gazpacho, Summer Squash, Vichyssoise

salads included: Jenny Lake Signature (Rocket, blue berries, spiced walnuts, pickled red onion, house-made farmer cheese, dijon caper vin) – (every night)
Apple Fennel Salad, Spring Greens, Burrata, and Niçoise

entrées included: Piedmontese Beef Strip Loin, Eggplant Tomato Gratin, Pan Seared Pheasant, Roasted Whole Idaho Trout, Raviolo, White Tail Venison Medallion, Duroc Pork, Duck Poached Skuna Bay Salmon, Chévre Ravioli, Colorado Striped Bass, Grilled Lamb Rack, Roasted Half Poussin, Pan Seared Duck Breast, Grilled Branzino, Pork Osso Bucco, and Rabbit Roulade.

desserts included
Cheese Board, Crème Burlee, Whiskey Ginger, Pâté a Choux Plate, Vegan Mexican Pots de Crème, Banana Carmel Crêpe, Vanilla Chai Affogato, Panna Cotta and (every night) Cookies & Ice Cream (Chocolate chip cookies,
choice of vanilla or chocolate ice cream)

Complete 2021 and 2022 Jenny Lake Lodge Dinner menus with details about the above dishes, are here.

Chef De Cuisine Nonelius Jefferson at Jenny Lake Lodge was previously at the Mural Room at Jackson Lake Lodge


Ten other restaurants in Grand Teton National park
are described here with links to menus and links to info about restaurants in Jackson, Wyoming.


Driving directions to Jenny Lake Lodge:

A climbing school warns its customers:
“It is very important that you arrive on time, so please allow enough time for travel from wherever you are staying. Speed limits in the Park are low to protect wildlife and visitors, and rangers ticket offenders regularly. We want your entire experience here to be positive, so please do not speed.”

simple highway map

To get to Jenny Lake Lodge from Jackson, Wyoming or from the Jackson airport, routes 191, 89, 26 are all the same highway. Take them north out of town or north from the airport. (The south entrance of Yellowstone NP is about 60 miles north of Jackson on U.S. Hwy 89. Old Faithful is about 40 miles further, about 100 miles from Jackson.)

Grand Teton Park begins about five miles north of Jackson on Highway 89 (named N. Cache in town). The airport is 8 miles north of Jackson on 89. The closest entrance gate (and visitor center) is at Moose Junction, 12 miles north of Jackson, where you will need to pay an entrance fee to the park that is not included in the cost of any overnight accommodation in the park. If you stay for more than one week and visit Yellowstone, you save money by investing in a National Parks and Federal Recreation Lands annual pass.

After you go through the Moose entrance station you will be on Teton Park Road (aka TPR).

simple map

Well after Jenny Lake and the South Jenny Lake junction, exit left at the North Jenny Lake Junction, also the road to String Lake, named on many maps Jenny Lake Loop road.

After you turn off the Teton Park Road at the North Jenny lake junction you will be on a road often with No Roadside Parking designations and log barriers due to the heavy visitor use at String lake.

sign at edge of road says no roadside parking

This road will become one-way only, after it passes the entrance to Jenny Lake Lodge.

From the entrance road off the Jenny Lake loop AKA Jenny Lake Scenic Drive,
you make a left hand turn on the roadway highlighted in lavender on the map below
and the main lodge (the large brown box labeled ML on the map below),

where you check in and get your cabin assignment, meals and horseback riding reservations
is on the left.

map with highlighted colors on driveways

On the map above, if you follow the extension of the roadway highlighted in lavender,
the Danny Ranch road swings around past employee housing, (the tan boxes)
then to the stable for guest horseback riding, the tan-almost-square on the far right on the map above.

There is an alternate entrance to Jenny Lake Lodge (JJL) that guests often use once they have checked in and become familiar with the JJL driveways / roadways layout.

If you leave the property at the main entrance from the Jenny Lake loop road, (that you likely came into the JLL property at), you are on a one-way, one lane road. Some times of the day this can be the fastest southbound route but sometimes it has slow traffic, or even backed up traffic when people try to enter and find parking at the small parking area at the Jenny Lake overlook.

cars backed up trying to get into parking lot

JLL guests are told about the Jenny Lake Lodge back road second entrance / exit to the premises.

The small map you receive when you check in at Jenny Lake Lodge has said
“when driving/ bicycling north or to String Lake, please use the Service Road.”

As you approach Jenny Lake Lodge on the Jenny Lake loop road,
just before it turns into a one-way-only road, you will see a side road to the left,
(usually with no Jenny Lake Lodge sign),
but with a discreet Service Road Only sign
side road

that is directly opposite the entrance, on the right off the Jenny Lake Loop road, to the String Lake parking lots / picnic area.

On the map below, note where the String Lake road crosses the Jenny Lake Loop road and becomes Jenny Lake Lodge road. That is the alternate entrance / exit “service road’ at Jenny Lake Lodge.

end of a lake, roads and buildings

Here is an aerial photo of the intersection of the road to the String Lake parking (on the left) and the service road /  back entrance (on the right) to Jenny Lake Lodge, with some of the cabins showing at the bottom of the photo:

aerial photo of roadways

and see it on a Google map, the Jenny Lake Lodge service road entrance on the left, the road to String Lake parking on the right, and the start of the one-way section of the Jenny Lake Loop road straight ahead.

This is also the easiest access to parking next to most of the cabins.


Maps of hiking trails from Jenny Lake Lodge:

(A trailhead is the starting point of a trail.)

The Leigh Lake trailhead at String Lake

is a little under a mile from Jenny Lake Lodge.

Your vehicle will be safer parked next to your cabin
than if you drive it to the nearby String Lake area trailheads / parking lots,
especially if you get back from your hike after dark.

The trailhead for the hike into Cascade Canyon is a little under 2 miles from Jenny Lake Lodge if you use the trail along the northwest side of Jenny Lake.

The trail all the way around Jenny Lake is 7.6 miles round trip.

(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:

You can find a larger copy of the NPS photo map below of Jenny Lake, String Lake, Leigh Lake, Paintbrush Divide, Cascade Canyon, Paintbrush Canyon, Hanging Canyon, Mount Woodring, Mount Moran, Teewinot, Holly Lake and Lake Solitude at:

photo map with trails, lakes, peaks and roads

You can find a larger copy of the NPS photo trail map below of Thor peak, Mount Moran, Mount Woodring, Rockchuck Peak, Mount Moran, Paintbrush Divide, the Jaw, Jenny Lake, Leigh Lake, String Lake, Bearpaw Lake, Trapper lake, Paintbrush Canyon, Leigh Canyon, Cascade Canyon, Moran Canyon, Holly Lake and Lake Solitude


photo map of trails, lakes, peaks


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