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Finding where to stay in Grand Teton Nationa Park can be confusing, especially if this is your first visit.
Grand Teton National Park is a great place to visit and I definitely do not want you to be stressed out figuring out the best places to stay while visiting Grand Teton! That is why I created this guide so you can decide where to stay in Grand Teton.
What you need to know is that I stayed in all of these places that I listed here and I think you will like them and you will be comfortable there. Check them all out and see which one is the best option for you.
Before we go on, I just want to say that nothing beats staying inside the park. If you are into exploring the park and you are an avid hiker who likes to hit the trails every day then staying inside the park is the best option. However, the choices are limited, and all the lodges and campsites in the park book well in advance (at least a year in advance).
Following is the list of lodges inside the park. Read about each place and see which one is the best option:
- Jenny Lake Lodge
- Jackson Lake Lodge
- Signal Mountain Lodge
Next, I listed a few of my favorite places to stay near Grand Teton National Park that, I think, are worth checking out:
- Bentwood Inn
- Fireside Resort
- Hotel Jackson
- Wyoming Inn of Jackson Hole
Next, I listed and described all the campsites located inside Grand Teton National Park. If you like and don’t mind camping, then make sure to check each one and choose the best location.
- 1. Grand Teton National Park At-A-Glance
- 2. Where to Stay in Grand Teton National Park - 7 Best Places to Stay
- 2.1. Jenny Lake Lodge
- 2.2. Jackson Lake Lodge
- 2.3. Signal Mountain Lodge
- 2.4. Bentwood Inn
- 2.5. Fireside Resort
- 2.6. Hotel Jackson
- 2.7. Wyoming Inn of Jackson Hole
- 3. Campgrounds in Grand Teton National Park
- 3.1. Gros Ventre Campground
- 3.2. Jenny Lake Campground
- 3.3. Signal Mountain Campground
- 3.4. Colter Bay Campground and RV Park
- 3.5. Lizard Creek Campground
- 3.6. Headwaters Campground
- 4. Intrepid Scout's Tips for Where to Stay in Grand Teton
Grand Teton National Park At-A-Glance
Before diving in, here are a few highlights to help you plan your trip:
- Best Time to Visit Grand Teton National Park
Hands down, summer is the best (and most popular) time to visit Grand Teton National Park. The weather is warm and all park facilities are open. However, my favorite time to visit is early to mid-September. The weather can be awesome in the fall and it is a great time to avoid the crowds and find some solitude on the trails.
- How to Get to Grand Teton National Park
Grand Teton National Park is located in northwestern Wyoming and the closest airports to Grand Teton National Park are Jackson Hole Airport (JAC) – 8 min, Idaho Falls Regional Airport (IDA) – 2 hours, and 11 min, Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) – 5 hours. Now, Salt Lake City International Airport is a major airport and all major airlines fly into this area from large cities all over the U.S. and internationally. Use Skyscanner to browse flights and find the best price.
- How to Get Around in Grand Teton National Park
There is no shuttle service in the park and the best way to get around is by having your own car. I use dicovercars.com to browse deals on rental cars or rent an RV or campervan with Outdoorsy!
- Intrepid Scout’s Tip:
It costs $30 to enter the park. The entrance pass is good for 7 consecutive days. If you are visiting several national parks then make sure to get America the Beautiful National Park Pass. This $80 pass is valid for 12 months and gets you into all 400+ national park sites!
Where to Stay in Grand Teton National Park - 7 Best Places to Stay
Jenny Lake Lodge
If it is within your budget, then hands down, stay at Jenny Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park.
Jenny Lake Lodge is by far my favorite place to stay when I am visiting Grand Teton National Park. It is located right in the middle of the park.
Accommodations are elegant and you can choose from a duplex cabin, freestanding cabin (my recommendation!), suite cabin, and deluxe suite cabin.
Now, if you have stayed at any of the lodges in National Parks, then you know that the accommodations are rustic, which is part of the experience, in my opinion.
Make sure to check out their Signature Stay Package which includes breakfast and dinner, complimentary horseback riding, bike rentals, and wine tasting. The price is steep, but it is all worth it.
Now, if you decide to stay at Jenny Lake Lodge, make sure to reserve your cabin well in advance (I am not joking! Make sure to reserve your room at least a year in advance).
I need to mention that Jenny Lake Lodge is a perfect starting point for many of the best hikes in Grand Teton National Park.
Cabin at Jenny Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park / Where to Stay in Grand Teton National Park
The cabins at Jenny Lake Lodge are rustic and charming / Where to Stay in Grand Teton
Jackson Lake Lodge
Jackson Lake Lodge is my second choice when staying inside Grand Teton National Park.
At Jackson Lake Lodge, you have a choice of either getting a cottage or a room at the lodge.
My recommendation is to get a room at the lodge with a mountain view. It makes a huge difference. You will love it because the views are off the charts.
The cottages have small patios and the rooms at the lodge have balconies with a couple of chairs and a table. I think that nothing beats sitting on a patio and watching a sunset or a sunrise with Grand Teton Mountains in the distance.
I would say that the rooms are fairly simple but comfortable and clean.
Also, the main lobby is a great place to hang out and have a cup of coffee and enjoy the views.
View of the Tetons from Jackson Lake Lodge.
Jackson Lake Lodge / Where to Stay in Grand Teton
Signal Mountain Lodge
Signal Mountain Lodge is another place that I like to stay at whenever I am visiting Grand Teton National Park. It sits right on the shore of Jackson Lake with the Teton Mountains in the background.
Signal Mountain Lodge offers different accommodations. You can choose from rustic cabins, rooms at the lodge, or bungalows. My recommendation is to go with Lakefront Retreats. Specifically, make sure to select upper lakefronts with a balcony.
Signal Mountain Lodge / Where to Stay in Grand Teton
Now, these are comfortable but no-frills kind of accommodations. First of all, what is important to me, is that they are clean, the beds are comfortable, and the water in the shower is hot.
What is nice is that each unit comes with a nicely equipped small kitchen area.
Signal Mountain Lodge accommodations / Where to Stay in Grand Teton
If you decide to stay at Signal Mountain Lodge, then make sure to drive (or hike) to Signal Mountain Summit. The views of the Teton Range are one of the best ones from the viewing platform at Signal Mountain Summit.
Signal Mountain Summit is the best location to see stunning sunsets in Grand Teton National Park.
Now, make sure to start driving at least an hour before sunset to secure the best viewing spot because it does get crowded. By the way, there are two parking lots, so head to the second parking lot, which is situated above the first one and offers better views.
Also, take a foldable chair and make sure to grab a blanket and a jacket as well, because even in the summertime, it gets pretty chilly in the evening.
Bentwood Inn is located 14 miles from Jackson Hole Airport and Grand Teton National Park is 23 miles away.
Bentwood Inn is a beautiful hotel built from 200-year-old logs.
The rooms are all decorated in individual western themes with antique-style furnishings. Each room has a fireplace, flat-screen TVs, upscale linens, and down comforters. Some rooms have bay windows, whirlpool tubs, and balconies
Don’t miss the 5 pm happy hour with complimentary wine, beer, and hors d’oeuvre served in the main room. Hands down, you will really enjoy staying at this hotel!
Brentwood Inn / Where to Stay in Grand Teton
Brentwood Inn / Where to Stay in Grand Teton
Fireside Resort is located no more than a 5-minute drive from Teton Village.
It is a concept of a ‘tiny house’ style cabin, which is a nice alternative to staying in a hotel. The cabins are nicely decorated and very well maintained. There is no doubt in my mind, that you will enjoy staying at this place.
Fireside Resort / Where to Stay in Grand Teton
Fireside Resort / Where to Stay in Grand Teton
Hotel Jackson is a classy hotel with spacious beautifully decorated rooms that reflect the Jackson Wyoming style. I have to say, customer service is top-notch and you will not go wrong with staying at Hotel Jackson.
I loved everything about my stay at the Hotel Jackson!
Also, the hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Jackson.
Hotel Jackson / Where to Stay in Grand Teton
Wyoming Inn of Jackson Hole
Wyoming Inn of Jackson Hole is a beautiful hotel, clean, with friendly staff. My room was spacious, with a large TV, a glass shower, and a nice and comfy king bed.
The spa has a nice large tub, which is much needed after a long day hiking in the mountains. The fitness center is small, but it has a Peloton treadmill, which is great! Again, you will enjoy staying at this hotel.
Wyoming Inn of Jackson Hole / Where to Stay in Grand Teton
Campgrounds in Grand Teton National Park
Campgrounds are very popular places to stay in Grand Teton National Park.
There are seven campgrounds in Grand Teton National Park. They used to be ‘first come, first serve’. However, effective January 26, 2021, they all moved to an advance reservation system.
The maximum length of stay is 7 days per person at Jenny Lake Campground, and 14 days at all other campgrounds—no more than 30 days in the park per year.
Gros Ventre Campground
Gros Ventre Campground is probably one of the most popular campgrounds in Grand Teton National Park since it is one of the biggest campgrounds in Grand Teton National Park with over 300 sites.
The north side of the campground offers the best views of the Tetons.
But, to be honest the views from the south side with Gros Ventre River winding its way through the cottonwoods and blue spruce are just breathtaking.
There are 39 sites at Gros Ventre Campsite that have electric hookups. All campsites have a picnic table, a fire pit, and parking for either one RV or two cars. Bathrooms have flush toilets and cold running water. Gros Ventre campsite is closed from October 15th through May 15th).
View from Gros Ventre Campground in Grand Teton National Park / Where to Stay in Grand Teton
Jenny Lake Campground
Jenny Lake Campground is my favorite campground in Grand Teton National Park.
First of all, Jenny Lake Campground is situated just a few hundred yards from the east shore of Jenny Lake and the views are pretty spectacular with Teewinot Mountain and Cascade Canyon across Jenny Lake.
Jenny Lake Campground is a small campground with just 61 sites, which I like a lot! Now, 10 of the sites are reserved for hikers and bikers only. And finally, no trailers, campers, or generators are allowed, so it is just tents.
The maximum per site is one tent, and one vehicle (vehicles cannot be over 8 feet high or 14 feet long). All campsites have a picnic table and a fire pit. Restrooms have flush toilets and cold running water. There are no shower facilities on site. The maximum stay is 7 days at Jenny Lake Campground (it is 14 days at all the other campgrounds in Grand Teton National Park)
Jenny Lake Campsite is closed from September 27th through April 30th
Jenny Lake Campground / Where to Stay in Grand Teton
Signal Mountain Campground
Signal Mountain Campground is another option of where to stay in Grand Teton National Park. It is situated near the Signal Mountain Lodge which is very convenient because you have showers and laundry services nearby.
There are a total of 81 sites and some sites are near the shores of Jackson Lake, while others are slightly away and above Jackson Lake.
What are like about this site is that you get to enjoy the views of Mount Moran, which are simply off the charts!
The campground accepts both tents and smaller RVs (up to 30 feet in length). All campsites have a picnic table and a fire pit. Restrooms have flush toilets and cold running water.
Signal Mountain Campground is closed from October 18th through May 13th.
What I like about Signal Mountain Campground is that you get to enjoy the views of Mount Moran, which are simply off the charts! / Where to Stay in Grand Teton
Colter Bay Campground and RV Park
Colter Bay Campground is a large campground situated right next to Colter Bay Village. I think it is the best campground for families since you have access to showers and laundry services (additional fees). There are several restaurants, a visitor center, and a few stores where you can replenish your supplies.
The views of Mount Moran and the Teton Range are awesome from Colter Bay Campground.
The campground accepts both tents and RVs (up to 45 feet in length). All campsites have a picnic table and a fire pit. Restrooms have flush toilets and cold running water. Public showers are available at Colter Bay Village
Colter Bay Campground is closed from September 27 through May 20th.
Lizard Creek Campground
Lizard Creek Campground is a perfect campground to stay at if you are visiting both, Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park. It is situated 11 miles south of Yellowstone and eight miles north of Colter Bay Village providing easy access to both parks.
All in all, Lizard Creek Campground is a small campground with only 60 sites and most of them are located right on the shore of Jackson Lake.
There are no electric hookups at Lizard Creek Campground. All campsites have a picnic table and a fire pit. Restrooms have flush toilets and cold running water.
Lizard Creek Campground is closed from September 7th through June 11th.
Headwaters Campground is located within the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway, and in my opinion, its location is perfect if you are visiting both, Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park.
Now, there are 34 tent sites at Headwaters Campground, 97 full-hookups, and pull-through RV sites, as well as 40 camper cabins.
All campsites have a picnic table and a fire pit. Restrooms have flush toilets and cold running water.
Lizard Creek Campground is closed from September 7th through June 11th.
Intrepid Scout's Tips for Where to Stay in Grand Teton
- My first choice is to stay at Jenny Lake Lodge. I like this lodge a lot and the location is perfect. If Jenny Lake Lodge is all booked up, then try some other lodges inside the park. Seriously, keep trying to see if you can get a reservation because nothing beats staying inside the park and avoiding the crowds that swarm Jackson Hole.
- If all fails and everything is already booked, then try some of the places that I stayed near Grand Teton National Park. The only drawback is that, if you are like me, then you want to escape the hustle and bustle.
- If you are a camper, then my recommendation is to try Jenny Lake Campground. It is my favorite spot! If Jenny Lake Campground is all reserved then take a look at Lizard Creek or Headwaters Campgrounds. They are great alternatives if you are visiting both Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks.
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