Your choices for lodging in Jackson Hole are myriad. Should you stay out in Teton Village or in the town of Jackson? Pick a no frills hotel, a bed and breakfast, a rental house or more upscale accommodations? With the White Buffalo Club you get the best of the rest: luxury suites with an intimate, Western flair in a prime downtown location.
Luxury Suites With Western Charm
Located just three short blocks from Jackson’s bustling Town Square, the White Buffalo Club is close to an array of dining, shopping and nightlife options, not to mention some world-renown art galleries.
The hotel offers rooms and suites thoughtfully decorated with the echoes of the Old West tradition of Jackson Hole, plus all the modern day high-end amenities that make the White Buffalo Club one of the premier hotels in all of Jackson. There is something for everyone at the White Buffalo with 17 well-appointed rooms ranging in size from single king bed individual hotel rooms to one- to three-bedroom suites and one-bedroom apartment-style accommodations. There is even a 3,000-square foot penthouse suite boasting three bedrooms in addition to a private deck with hot tub. And every room or suite comes with its own stackable washer and dryer, too!
Perks include a ski valet and shuttle out to Teton Village and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
All the artwork throughout the facility is from local artists. In fact, during early September’s annual Fall Arts Festival, the White Buffalo is frequently a tour destination for festival-goers!
The White Buffalo Club
Accommodations: Single rooms with king-size beds; one- to three-bedroom suites; one-bedroom apartment-style units.
Amenities: In-house USDA steak restaurant; full service 24-hour fitness center; spa; ski valet and shuttle to Teton Village
Address: 160 W Gill in downtown Jackson
Phone: 888-256-8182; 307-734-4900
World-Class, USDA Steakhouse
The Restaurant at the White Buffalo Club is one of only very few eateries in Jackson Hole offering USDA prime steaks. But while the smaller, boutique restaurant is known for its steak, Executive Chef and Jackson Hole native Joel Hammond says, “Our specialty is good food.”
Very popular with diners is the restaurant’s Carte Blanche menu option that is the chef’s guided dining experience for the whole table. It consists of five courses with wine pairing. Hammond is a very inventive chef. He describes his culinary creations at the 42-seat restaurant as “French food, but with a lot of Japanese ingredients.”
The entrees are very seasonal, featuring the best ingredients available. Chef Hammond tries to use as much locally sourced food as possible. He has a great relationship with the valley’s cattle ranchers and farmers and this translates into offering Jackson Hole visitors what they want when they come here: incredible meat year- round and wild game in the summer.
"Our specialty is good food."- Chef Hammond
The restaurant’s menu rotates constantly.
“I simplify the menu in summer quite a bit so it’s very familiar for a lot of people who come to Jackson Hole,” the chef says. “We have a lot of wild game and fish as visitors also want food that’s from here. In winter I branch out more and cook more seafood.”
Examples of entrees include bison short rib, bouillabaisse with artic char, octopus, mussels and smoked tomatodashi among other ingredients, as well as market fish. Hammond says he butchers the restaurant’s own steaks and grinds all burgers on-site. He also boasts that everything is homemade, from the catsup and butter to bread, spices, cheeses and more.
“There’s a story behind every ingredient,” Hammond says.
In addition to the intimate dining room, customers can request and enjoy private dining on the third floor terrace, a delightful space with views of the surrounding buttes. Music is also part of the ambiance up on the terrace. Another option for private dining is in a cozy, wood paneled room off the lounge which doubles as a yoga class space during the day.
The lounge features a fireplace and big screen TV and has a double happy hour: 5 to 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. to close. There is a special lounge/bar food menu that includes items such as steak frites (USDA prime tenderloin), mini hot dogs and roasted bone marrow, among other mouth-watering and tummy-satisfying gastronomical options. Creative cocktails are offered in the lounge and the restaurant, as well as an extensive selection of fine wines.
Complimentary wellness classes/24-hour fitness
All hotel guests have access to yoga and other wellness classes in a dedicated room that morphs into a private dining room in the evening. The spacious fitness center has an impressive selection of equipment ranging from state-of-the-art elliptical machines, treadmills, spin bikes, free weights and more. Personal trainers are also available.
And the best part of the fitness center? It’s open to guests 24/7!
The hotel’s spa offers facials, massages and herbal wraps, among other relaxing — and rejuvenating—options.
All in all, the White Buffalo presents its guests with the best of both worlds, especially during ski season. You can stay where all the action is in town, but still have easy access to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort via the courtesy shuttles to and from the hotel.
For more information and reservations, visit whitebuffaloclub.com, or call 888-256-8182.