After the last skiers come down Rendezvous and Apres Vous Mountains in April, Jackson Hole, Wyoming ever so briefly experiences its spring shoulder season—which is quickly followed by the bustling summer months. It’s at this point that the Western town goes through a distinct shift from one tourism peak to the next and winter sports turn into hiking, biking, and rock climbing; snowshoeing and cross-country skiing tours switch to wildlife safaris with potential sightings of black bears and grizzlies.
Summer in Jackson Hole is far from a well-kept secret. Travelers, understandably, are drawn to the mountain town this time of year. Weather-wise, June through September is ideal for exploring Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone; with Jackson Hole as your basecamp, you can even see them both over the course of a single trip. The draw to the area is so strong, in fact, that in 2022, the peak of summer travel through Jackson Hole Airport surpassed the previous winter's apex. If you’re planning a visit this summer, you’ll want to book your accommodations soon, whether you want the five-star services of Caldera House or the adventure-focused amenities of Mountain Modern—there’s a hotel for every type of traveler making their way to Jackson Hole.
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The Cloudveil, Autograph Collection
The vibe: Western-inspired with touches of city style
Top amenities: The Bistro restaurant, rooftop terrace, outdoor pool and garden, fitness center with Peloton Bikes and Lululemon Studio Mirror, dog-friendly rooms, town car service
What's nearby: Million Dollar Cowboy Bar; the town’s photo-op elk antler archways
The new kid in town, The Cloudveil, an Autograph Collection hotel, opened its doors just as the 2021 summer season kicked off. As the only hotel in Jackson's historic Town Square, it holds a position of prominence the property doesn’t take for granted. From the open-layout lobby beckoning visitors to stay a while to the ongoing slate of programming (including live music and stargazing), it’s apparent The Cloudveil deeply cares about the guest experience, both on- and off-property. In the summer, its “pathfinders,” or dedicated concierge team, is at the ready to set up Yellowstone tours with local company Jackson Hole Eco Tour Adventures or ensure you have the proper gear for your mountain biking. This attention to detail and level of commitment isn’t always found in 200-room hotels, but this one rises to the occasion.
Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole
The vibe: Classic mountain lodge with Four Seasons style
Top amenities: Heated outdoor pool, hot spring-style jet tubs, weekly workout classes in the fitness center, cold plunge pool, spa with 16 treatment rooms, car service
What's nearby: The base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, with its bike park, Via Ferrata, and aerial ropes course available