The Lay of the Jackson Hole Land

Today, we’d like to provide some geographical specifics for our incredible guests to our beautiful area! While most people know our town as Jackson Hole, our town is officially named Jackson. The Hole is actually the valley in which we’re found. So what does the Hole encompass?

To start, the Hole is 13 miles wide by 48 miles long, and it sits at around 6,500 feet up.

Jackson is the only incorporated town. Other towns include Wilson, Teton Village, Moran Junction, Hoback, Moose, and Kelly. Jackson is at the south end, nestled up against Snow King. The world-class Jackson Hole Airport is located around the center. Along the valley’s perimeters are Snow King, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, and Grand Targhee Resort.

The Hole’s western side is walled by the majestic Teton Range, while its eastern side runs along the impressive Gros Ventre Range. Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Lake take up the northwestern reaches. The National Elk Refuge is also in the valley.

The Snake River courses through the valley’s entirety starting in the north at Yellowstone and running into the Snake River Canyon in the south.

SeeJH has an extensive number of real-time cameras set up throughout the Hole. You can find them here: https://www.seejh.com/webcams .

(Image: Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce)

Experience Jackson Hole with Amazing Free Smartphone Tours!

Free Jackson Hole Tours – on Your Smartphone!

 

Want to experience the real Jackson Hole?!

 

Toss out your old travel guides and download the free TravelStorys app!  It’s easy to use, full of fascinating info, stories and images, and infinitely entertaining.  Ten of the app’s 120-plus audio tours are based right here in Jackson Hole.  As you walk or drive through the region, the audio triggers automatically, telling you the most interesting stories about your surroundings in real time.

 

How did homesteaders survive Jackson Hole’s harsh climate in the 1800s?

 

Where am I most likely to spot a moose?

 

Who was the “last stagecoach robber” of Yellowstone?

 

What are the dark stripes on some of the Teton mountains?

 

How did the town of Jackson get around the no-alcohol rules during Prohibition?

 

Where are the best places to picnic and hike in Grand Teton National Park?

 

Find the answers to these questions and so much more in the TravelStorys mobile app.  Simply:

  • Go to the App Store or Google Play to download the app for free to your smartphone,

  • Select one of the nearby tours,

  • Attach your earbuds and slip your phone into your pocket (if you’re walking) or connect your phone to your car speakers, and …

  • Enjoy the tour!

 

Be sure to download the app and your chosen tours before heading out for the day.  Tour content is accessible even in the most remote parts of Jackson Hole where cell service and Wi-Fi aren’t available, so long as it’s downloaded to your phone ahead of time.

 

You can even “take a tour” from the comfort of your own home!  All TravelStorys tours can be accessed both on-site and remotely.

 

And coming this May: Jackson Hole tours translated into Mandarin!

Old West Days 2019: 10 Days of Western Pride, Cowboy Food, and Tradition

Media Release: Jackson Hole, Wyoming –April 4, 2019 – Old West Days just got bigger and better with the announcement of the new “Million Dollar Music Fest” presented by The Cowboy Bar and co-sponsored with the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce. Midland, the reigning Academy of Country Music “New Vocal Group of the Year,” will perform a free big-stage concert on Jackson Hole’s famous Town Square on Sunday, May 26, 2019.  The outdoor Midland concert will anchor the 10-day Old West Days Festival, a long-standing celebration of Western Pride.

 

“We are absolutely thrilled to add the Midland concert to the incredible Old West Days lineup,” says Maureen Murphy, director of events at the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce. “Midland is an enormous talent with a long history in Jackson Hole, and we are very fortunate to be able to share their incredible music with Jackson locals and visitors.”

 

Old West Days which now includes Elkfest and High Noon Chili Cook-Off, brings a variety of spectacular spring events to Jackson Hole loaded with family fun and Western tradition. Jackson was recently named a best place to visit in May by Travel + Leisure in part due to Old West Days.

 

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10 Days of Western Pride, Cowboy Food, and Tradition.

  • Elkfest, May 18, 2019
  • High Noon Chili Cook-Off, Sunday May 19, 2019 
  • Bar J Chuckwagon Season Opening Dinner, May 24, 2019
  • Old West Days Parade, Old Time Entertainment & Brew Fest, May 25, 2019
  • Cowboy Church, Sunday Sip & See, Million Dollar Music Fest, May 26, 2019 

 

Connecting these two Western weekends Jackson Hole relives the authentic 18th-and 19th-century western expansion with a Mountain Man Rendezvous showcasing the original lifestyles, crafts and storytelling.

 

Click HERE to read full release on Old West Days event information and more

 

 

The Whole Hole

The question often gets asked about Jackson Hole, “Where’s the hole?” Well, the hole is the whole valley, all 60 miles of it. 

There’s the town of Jackson and then there’s the Hole, or the valley where Jackson is located. Our area is called Jackson Hole and Jackson is the largest community in the valley.

The Hole has a great many places and features, which we’ll be sharing with you over time.

Outside of Jackson itself, do you have a favorite spot in our valley?


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Make Marvelous Memories in 2019 with Goosewing Ranch

Goosewing Ranch Dude RanchHappy New Year! Have you made all your New Year’s resolutions yet? Is one of them spending more quality time with family, making memories? Of course it is! And that means you’ll want to take advantage of this great offer from Jackson Hole’s top-notch Goosewing Ranch! They’re offering a 10% discount to families of 3 or more who book a peak season summer vacation package (between June 30 and August 24). Yes, you’re welcome. But don’t procrastinate (surely another resolution)! Because this offer is only valid until January 10, 2019. So make like a frog and jump on it! Contact Goosewing today at 1-307-733-5251 or [email protected] for more details.

Oh, and please note, this offer is not valid with any other specials or discounts, some restrictions apply, and you’ll need to contact Goosewing directly for more details. To receive this discount you MUST mention at time of booking that you saw their ad for this 10% off special.

Start building beautiful memories today with this special offer at Goosewing’s Jackson Hole Guest Ranch!

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Flat Creek Inn and Mart Strikes Again With More Great Deals!

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Photo courtesy of Flat Creek Inn.

The Flat Creek Inn & Mart is an immensely popular lodging, food, and supply destination for residents and visitors of the Hole and its surrounding region!

Therefore, it’d be a darn dirty shame for us not to share with you their amazing new deals that you’ll want to take advantage of while they’re available.

This one definitely pops out right away:

Stay and Sleigh Special:

One of their most popular specials, for good reason – Only $119 for a one-night stay and 2 tickets on the horse-drawn sleigh through one of the largest elk herds in the world. (Not valid with any other discount or promotion.)

Then there’s this one for you hunters in particular:

The Knock Your Boots Off Hunter’s Special:

Only $350 for a 7-day (minimum) stay with them this fall.  This special runs from October 1st through the Fall.  (Not valid with any other discount or promotion.)

If you won’t be doing any skiing, no problem:

Not Skiing? Save 20% on any stay through May!

Come to Jackson Hole this fall, winter or early spring at a discount. Get 20% off any regular priced reservation with their new promo “Creek20”.  Valid from 10/01/2018 – 5/10/2019.  (Not valid with any other discount or promotion.)

But since many of you come to do just that, they’ve got this one:

Ski, Snowboard & Sleep Special at Flat Creek Inn!

Our 2018-2019 SKI, SNOWBOARD & SLEEP package is an amazing deal if you are looking for affordable skiing in Jackson Hole! It includes a one-night stay at Flat Creek Inn, a grab and go breakfast, a ski lift ticket to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and a discount on ski rentals. The price is $209 for one person and $159 per additional person up to 4 per room. This special can be booked for several nights. You will not find a better deal than this!

Booking begins now and is available through 3/29/19. Reservation stays are between the dates of 11/24/18 – 4/5/19.  Guests can cancel free up to 7 days before arrival. Blackout dates include the Snow King Hill Climb (March 21-24). This special is not valid with any other discounts or promotions.

To make reservations call 307-733-5276.

To find out more and make a booking, go here:  https://bit.ly/2yuIufy

 

Must-See Destination #10: The Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center

Folks, this place is awesome! You’re going to love it!

A two-and-a-half hour drive north of Jackson Hole will bring you to West Yellowstone, Montana, and the impressive Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center.

It’s a not-for-profit wildlife park and education facility which opened in 1993. The Center is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

The Center has a number of exhibitions that look at grizzlies, wolves, ground squirrels, and birds of prey. It is currently working on a Riparian Habitat exhibition to include river otters, cutthroat trout, boreal toads, and American dippers. A new habitat in the works will feature river rapids.

The animals the Center keeps were orphans, born in captivity, or urban nuisance animals threatened with death.

 

What the Center does to care for the animals and what it teaches the public are cutting-edge and absolutely worth a visit!

It’s open 365 days a year with admission good for two consecutive days!

 

Check it out at Grizzly Discovery 

 

 


Images from the Grizzly & Wolf Discovery Center

You want to be here. We want you here. 

Image credit: Only In Your State

You want to be here. We want you here.

To experience the breathtaking mountains and wide fields. To watch elk and moose grazing. To smell the crisp pine-scented air. To swim in clear, cool, pure, glacial lake water. To hear the music of the streams. To taste the freshest produce and the juiciest steaks. To meet some real-life cowboys. To touch those legendary arches at Town Square. To make way for the majestic bison as they regally trod the roads. To dazzle at the sunrises and unwind with the sunsets. To gaze upon the billions of stars that light up our nocturne valley.

And it’s okay to say hi to total strangers here. Heck, if you don’t do it, they will. Stop in to our office even, and meet our SeeJH team. The door’s open and the coffee’s not too bad.

Yeah. We know you’re coming. That’s why we do what we do here at SeeJH. To pave the way. We know you won’t stop smiling after you leave. We want you smiling before you arrive.

You come here for peace. You come for reverie. And you come for fun.

See you soon, friend. See you soon.