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Teton Springs Lodge & Spa Ready for Prime Time with Natural Retreats!
We didn’t necessarily need U.S. News & World Report to tell the world that Teton Springs Lodge & Spa was the “Best Hotel in Idaho,” but that’s what they recently did, for the third straight year I may add. Visitors to this charming Teton Valley property have been making that claim practically from day one, when this boutique hotel made its grand debut back in December, 2007. And, it’s not just the brick and mortar and classy facilities that Teton Springs has been recognized for – TripAdvisor, the world’s giant travel site had also recognized this lodge with its coveted “Certificate of Excellence” award for its customer service, on multiple occasions, based on guest reviews. I believe this speaks volumes on how one can be expected to be treated from the moment they step into this hotel’s lobby.
With this repeat recognition for a job well done, the tendency could be, if you’re not careful, is to sit back, take it all in, bask in the glow of the accolades, and maybe even relax a tad. I haven’t seen one iota of this occurring. In fact, the awards seem to have provoked a common cause among the troops at Teton Springs, a esprit de corps if you will, to keep this momentum going. I also get the sense that it’s really not about the awards for the individuals who steer this ship. The culture at Teton Springs is inherently obvious to an outsider from the onset; these guys want each and every guest to have the time of their lives in this spectacular Yellowstone-Teton region. They take it personally. There’s the carrot.
Teton Springs Lodge and Natural Retreats
So, just when you think Teton Springs will roll along and do what they do best, something big comes along to brighten the horizon even more! NATURAL RETREATS, a luxury travel company with property holdings both domestically and internationally, has recently signed an operating and real estate agreement with Teton Springs Lodge & Spa. Natural Retreats vacation rentals will not be found in the hub of urban jungles, but rather sit nestled in the most stunning locations on the planet. Now they’ve added the jewel that is Teton Springs Lodge & Spa to their arsenal of magical retreats – places of great beauty, solitude, relaxation, discovery and adventure.
Their commitment to guest service is evident by their personal concierge service and inherent company philosophy. “A cornerstone to this Teton Springs opportunity is our shared absolute commitment to unparalleled guest service,” said Matthew Spence, CEO of Natural Retreats.
Beautiful Cabins Along Side the Golf Course and Mountains
It appears everything is about the service for this group; experts in their real estate division have assisted charmed vacationers find their own slice of paradise with the perfect second-home in one of their enviable locations around the world. In the Teton Springs Resort Community, the elegant custom designed three, four & five bedroom luxury mountain log homes fit the profile perfectly for their Handpicked vacation home rental & purchase program.
Teton Springs fits hand in glove with the branding platform of Natural Retreats which focuses on operating properties with break taking coastal vistas, charming and intimate countryside sanctuaries and wilderness locations, all magnets for vacationing families, fly fishermen, destination wedding parties and corporate gathering.
Fly-Fishing on the South Fork of the Snake
Avid fly fishermen who fish Idaho’s acclaimed South Fork of the Snake River will perhaps be familiar with Natural Retreats, as they own the South Fork Lodge in Swan Valley, just 30 minutes down the road from Teton Springs Lodge & Spa. The South Fork is renowned worldwide for its dry fly fishing. All of us who fish the coveted South Fork have often floated by the South Fork Lodge and have admired it for its rustic, but elegant, architecture and of course, location, location, location.
Guests enjoying dinner in their Riverside Bar & Grille (I’ve had the pleasure, its delicious!) or sipping a cocktail on the patio swapping fish tales, will agree this is one special place. Our new relationship with the South Fork Lodge also means Teton Springs guests will take to the South Fork’s big water with the region’s most experienced guides behind the oars. This river is teeming with rainbows, browns and cutbows and South Fork Lodge guides boast private access to 65 miles of the South Fork, a river often talked about in hushed tones.
Need to learn the art of fly fishing, or simply perfect that rusty casting technique – we can handle that at Teton Springs on one of the many private stocked ponds & lakes that dot the property.
Joining the Natural Retreats family will undoubtedly have huge ramifications for the Lodge & Spa, as well as for the sleepy town of Victor, Idaho, as the world stage beckons. Known globally for producing the tastiest spuds in the world, Idaho is so much more that an oversized baked potato or plate of yummy tator tots. This Yellowstone-Teton region is one of the most breathtaking places on earth, with recreation opportunities to match.
Yes, while it’s certainly humbling and enormously gratifying to be called the “best,” it’s even more gratifying to strive to be greater. Think we just inched closer to that with Natural Retreats in our corner. We’re ready for our debut.
A warm welcome to Natural Retreats…
Experience culinary magic with a night of dining in Teton Springs newly named restaurant – Range, recently acquired by highly acclaimed & prestigious award winning Chef, Rick Sordahl. Continue the enchantment with a relaxing night stay in a One Bedroom Luxury Suite and Spa Day Passes.
Dine & Lodge Package
Only $150* per person (based on double occupancy)
- One night in a luxury one bedroom suite
- Dinner for two at the Range
- Two complimentary day passes to the Stillwaters Spa
- Add a second night in your suite from only $89.50 pp
*Based on availability and not valid with any other offers or promotions. Valid March 6 – March 29, 2014. 3 course dinner. Certain restrictions apply. Does not include tax, gratuity or alcoholic beverages. Includes resort fee.
It is never too early
to book your Fly Fishing or Golf Package at Teton Springs!
|High Mountain Heli-Ski PackageThe ultimate skiing adventure! With another storm hitting the Tetons this weekend, now is the perfect time to book your March heli ski trip!
Only $1,499 per person
|Fly Fishing in Paradise!Teton Springs Lodge & Spa is situated in the heart of fly fishing paradise! The infamous Teton River is just steps away and the nearby South Fork of the Snake and world-famous Henry’s Fork guarantee a fishing experience like no other
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|Stay & Play GolfThe 18-hole Championship Headwaters Course and 9-hole Nelson short course were masterfully crafted and designed in a unique collaboration of some of golf’s greatest talents, the legendary Byron Nelson, U.S. Open Champion Steve Jones and master architect Gary Stephenson.
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It seems as if Teton Springs Resort is constantly being recognized for something. Receiving the “Best Hotel in Idaho” designation by U.S. News & World Report, for the third consecutive year I may add, was the latest and greatest. Great food is another thing putting Teton Springs on the map these days, especially since Chef Rick Sordahl opened the Range at Teton Springs. Rick, a highly touted chef who enjoys national recognition, took over the reins of the resort’s food and beverage division in January. Local residents, hotel guests, Headwaters Club members, you name it, they’re coming in droves to sample Rick’s intriguing dishes. With Rick’s food, you recognize instantly, passion is always one of the main ingredients.
Relaxing and Fun Winter/Spring Get-Away Packages
So, it makes perfect sense that the Lodge just announced a new Dine & Lodge Package certain to delight the region’s foodies, and really, optimum for anyone simply looking for that quick getaway. Included: one night in a deluxe one bedroom suite, dinner for two at the Range and Day Spa Passes for two, valid now through the end of March. Call the Guest Services staff for details on this and other Winter/Spring Vacation and Get-away Packages.
The most hyped season in Yellowstone-Teton country is naturally summer. Scores of international and domestic travelers excitedly step off the plane in Jackson Hole or Idaho Falls to experience the Wild West up close and personal. For first time visitors, it presents the opportunity to see for themselves what the early1800s mountain men & explorers, Jedediah Smith and John Colter, found so darn intriguing. However, winter (and early spring) is the season of choice for many as they make their annual trek to Teton Springs Lodge & Spa. We applaud their brilliance.
The Best Snow in the West
Flanked by the Teton and Big Hole Mountains, Teton Springs Resort guests can head in virtually any direction and be wowed. There are so many options, and, so much snow. It’s the place to be if one wishes to indulge in the best lift served skiing and riding in the Northern Rockies. In addition to their copious amounts of snow, Grand Targhee was recently named one of the most scenic ski resorts in North America by USA Today.
The Ski & Stay, Stay & Heli, Stay & Pamper Package options guarantee something for everyone and the folks at Teton Springs are not afraid to mix it all up to make you happy.
Relax at Stillwaters Spa
The Stillwaters Spa is located on the first floor of the lodge, making it easy for guests to don one of the hotel’s thick, comfy robes, and head to this oasis of infinite sensations. As much as we all appreciate a good back rub from a friend or loved one, sometimes only the trained hands of a pro will do the job.
Besides the fact that a massage is virtually a slice of heaven, a growing body of evidence, way beyond strictly anecdotal evidence, is strongly suggesting that a good massage has varied health benefits. How much better can the news be; now we all have more of an official reason to have more massages – it’s doctors orders!
Anyone who has had a great massage will indeed testify to both the positive physical and mental ramifications, and I’m personally willing to skimp on just about everything else to get my muscles regularly kneaded & untangled. The Stillwaters Spa has absolutely the best therapists on staff, each with their own unique area of expertise. In fact, I find it impossible to request a specific massage therapist from Stillwaters; they’re all simply grand. The spa is also creative when it comes to mix and match packages; you can always find a cost-saving combo special on treatments and products. And, for that occasion when we need to look particularly amazing, schedule a make-up session, facial, or hair cut with Nicole, Jill or Julie. Any winter blahs simply melt away………………
March in Teton Valley….in like a lion, out like a bigger lion. Enjoy the powder turns and other resort goodies.