There are several little known rental cabins in Grand Teton National Park and its surroundings that provide guests with greater access to the beautiful scenery and wilderness the Jackson Hole area has to offer. If you’re looking for a more secluded, nature-filled getaway, consider making one of these cabins your next home away from home on your visit.
Colter Bay Cabins
Colter Bay Cabins in Grand Teton National Park's popular Colter Bay Village (pictured above) are nestled in the woods just a short walk from the shores of Jackson Lake. All provide the majestic Teton Range as a backdrop. These charming mountain cabins are the real deal. When John D. Rockefeller Jr. purchased this land, in one of the first acts of sustainability he moved the cabins from their original homesteads and built Colter Bay. The seven one- and two-bedroom cabins can sleep anywhere between two and 10 guests, depending upon the size of cabin you choose. Each are decorated with classic Western furniture and accessories. To enhance the experience of lodging in beautiful Grand Teton National Park, TV’s are not included in the guest rooms, but the occasional visit from the various wildlife that call the park home may provide entertainment from the windows of your cabin instead! Think of Colter Bay Village as summer camp for the entire family, offering kayaking, canoeing, hiking, horseback riding as well as restaurants and a general store. It’s everything you would want in a genuine Grand Teton National Park vacation. Staying at Colter Bay in a Colter Bay cabin presents an endless, untamed, Jackson Hole type of adventure.
Headwaters Lodge Cabins
The newly remodeled Headwaters Lodge Cabins at Flagg Ranch are conveniently located between Grand Teton and Yellowstone, allowing you to enjoy the best of both national parks. Situated two miles south of the entrance to Yellowstone along the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway, the cabins are but a short walk from the Snake River. If you can pull yourself away from the jaw-dropping views outside, you'll be able to retire for the day in one of the luxurious, yet rustic cabins which include queen or king beds, private bathrooms, patio, coffee maker (and in some cases mini fridge and microwave) and a patio with rocking chair. From your doorstep you’ll enjoy hiking trails, fly fishing trips, rafting on the Snake, guided trips through Yellowstone, horseback riding, wildlife viewing, photography and so much more. You can feed your belly with breakfast, lunch and/or dinner at Sheffields Restaurant, located in the Headwaters Lodge. Should you want something stiff to drink, Sheffields Saloon offers a chance to unwind with a variety of local brews and spirits. It’s an authentic Western Saloon setting, minus someone smashing a wooden chair over your back. Be sure to reserve your cabin early in the summer.
Budge’s Slide Lake Cabins
Located on the shore of historic Slide Lake in the Jackson Hole Valley, Budge’s Slide Lake Cabins provide a beautiful retreat for those who enjoy exploring the outdoors, witnessing wildlife up close and relaxing in the countryside. Each of the five cabins boast large picture windows providing postcard views—elk, deer, antelopes, fox, sheep, moose, weasels and coyotes are among the animals that can regularly be seen. Guests can also enjoy fishing in the lakes, rivers and creeks. Those interested in hiking can take advantage of the miles of hiking trails—from easy to expert. For those willing to voyage further, Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks are a short distance away. The wintertime offers its own host of exciting activities, such as snowshoeing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and downhill skiing at three nearby, major ski areas. The cozy individual cabins provide not only majestic scenery, but also amenities such as fully equipped kitchens, linens and towels, cookware and glassware, fireplaces and/or wood stoves and patios and barbecue grills in order to enhance your comfort. Enjoy a relaxing and adventure-filled stay at Budge’s Slide Lake Cabins in the spring, summer, fall, or winter—each season presents its own special beauty.
Luton’s Teton Cabins
If you’re looking for a relaxing vacation close to Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, consider staying at Luton’s Teton Cabins. Guests will have a special appreciation for the beautiful cabins, as they were all personally handcrafted from start to finish by the Luton family. Available in two- and three-bedroom options, the four cabins each flaunt a fully furnished kitchen, full bath with a tub/shower combination, large windows providing grand views of the Tetons and surrounding wildlife and a cozy front porch where guests can kick back and relax. Daily housekeeping is provided so that guests can maximize their time exploring everything Jackson Hole has to offer. Other amenities provided include picnic tables, outdoor barbecues, wireless Internet access, and a laundry room. Cabins fill up fast, so be sure to reserve early!
Anne Kent Cabins
Book your stay at Anne Kent Cabins and wake up in the morning to glorious views of the Tetons. The historic log cabins are family owned and operated and available year-round. The small cabin, known as “the front cabin,” was constructed in the 1930s and boasts wall-to-wall carpeting as well as native lodge pole pine furniture. All furniture is handmade by the owners, adding to the warm flavor of the Old West. A second available unit consists of two separate cabins connected by a patio, which has a propane barbecue and a picnic table. These two small cabins are reserved as one unit, perfect for families and friends who wish to vacation together but still maintain some privacy. Grand Teton National Park, Bridger-Teton National Forest and the National Elk Refuge surround the non-smoking cabins. Fishing on the Gros Ventre River is within walking distance and Town Square is a short drive away. Come enjoy unobstructed, panoramic views of the Teton Mountain Range by booking Anne Kent Cabins for your stay in Jackson Hole.
Dornan’s Spur Ranch Cabins
Surrounded by Grand Teton National Park, Dornan’s Spur Ranch Cabins are within driving distance of Yellowstone National Park (45 miles) and downtown Jackson (12 miles). Enjoy the views of the national wildflower meadow common area, where guests have spotted bears, moose, buffalo, deer, coyotes, elk and foxes. The small, family-owned resort has eight one-bedroom and four two-bedroom duplexes, each furnished with handcrafted lodge pole pine furniture. Each cabin has a covered porch, perfect for an evening of relaxation and watching the sunset. The 10-acre complex has a grocery store and deli, gas pumps, gift shops, a wine shop, two restaurants and a bar. For those looking for some action, the resort offers mountain bike, canoe, paddleboard and kayak sales and rentals. Be sure to stop by the Chuckwagon, which offers all-you-can-eat sourdough pancakes at breakfast and has events on Friday and Saturday evenings as well as an acoustic Hootenanny every Monday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. Consider Dornan’s Spur Ranch Cabins as your next getaway destination. Maybe you’ll run into Miles, the local moose!