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Archive for category Golfing in the Tetons
Winter continues to hang tough in Teton Valley which means fresh snow for Spring break! Grand Targhee currently boasts a 93″ base, and climbing, so skiers and snowboarders can expect the best conditions in the Rockies!
Spring Break Lodging Deal
Book 2 nights in any of the resort’s accommodations and the 3rd night is absolutely FREE! Click here for other winter packages
NEW – Henry’s Fork Salmon Fly Hatch Package
Pteronarcys – BIG TROUT LOVE Salmon Flies
Teton Springs Lodge & Spa has partnered with Worldcast Anglers to introduce the ultimate fly fishing adventure. Experience the famous salmon fly hatch on the world renowned Henry’s Fork of the Snake River.
- 2 nights lodging in a deluxe lodge room
- 1 day guided trip with Worldcast Anglers
- Complimentary Fly box w/ selection of hand tied flies
Only $389 per person*
This special offer is not available online. Call toll-free 1-877-787-8757 for more information and to book your fly fishing adventure!
* Guided trip includes lunch and transportation from lodge to river. Offer Valid May 1 – May 31, 2013. Price is per person based on double occupancy. Based on availability and not valid with any other offers or promotions. Tax, resort fee, fishing license and gratuity not included.
“Stay & Play” all summer in the Tetons!
- 2 nights in a deluxe lodge room
- Full breakfast each day at the Headwaters Grille
- One round of golf for each person (re-round for only $30)
- Complimentary use of practice facilities
- Upgrade to a 1 bedroom suite for only $30 per person per night
Only $199 per person per night*
*Rate is per person per night in a lodge room with 2 queen beds. 2 night minimum stay required. Does not include tax & resort fee. Some restrictions may apply. Valid May 25, 2013 thru Spetember 30, 2013.
Click here for more information on golf packages: Golf Stay & Play Packages
THE BEST SUMMER GETAWAY IS ONE FILLED WITH ADVENTURES SHARED WITH OUR BEST GAL PALS!
It was an easy sell talking a few of my best girlfriends into visiting me in Teton Valley this summer. A trip to Idaho and Wyoming was especially enticing for those from the east coast. They were literally wilting on the vine, like Iowa corn, and thus crazed to escape the heat and humidity that overtook the country with vengeance this summer. It’s been almost unbearable everywhere but here. I never take it for granted how lucky we are to live in the Teton Mountains and how silly it is for others not to put this area on the top of their bucket list for places to visit. Pick a season, any season. They’re all special for the unique adventures they offer, but summer – ah, I definitely have a soft spot in my heart for summer in the Tetons.
This was not the first rodeo for most of my guests but their past excursions to the Rockies have always entailed ski parkas, snow boots and powder ski lessons. They had never experienced green grass under their feet or have been lulled to sleep from the comforting sound the aspens make on a breezy summer night. They were also thrilled at the chance to don the latest outdoor warm-weather, mountain-worthy apparel; shorts, shirts and even hats properly sealed with SPF 45, brand spankin’ new hiking boots worthy of scaling Mount Everest, and back packs so technical I feared we would never figure out what all the secret pockets were really intended for. I had to chuckle when I saw them depart the plane on a recent perfect late July afternoon in Jackson Hole, greeted in a full embrace by the Tetons and the legendary cloudless Wyoming sky.
Each and every one of the ladies arrived looking like models in a photo shoot for Patagonia, Mountain Hardware or NorthFace, all outdoor product companies known for their wilderness chic. Bewildered, I had to wonder, where were my old familiar friends, who not too long ago would have greeted me in consignment store t-shirts, worn sneaks and battered Yankee caps? However, the same infectious enthusiasm for pursuing anything outdoors was still there; I was relieved. If the old adage that "the clothing makes the man" is true, than we were now ready to tackle anything this Yellowstone-Teton area had to throw at us!
The group rented a cabin at Teton Springs Resort. Please note, I use the word "cabin" lightly here; these log mountain homes are, how do I put it – Ooh La La! Teton Springs Lodge & Spa has a great mix of 3, 4 and 5 bedroom cabins to choose from and they’re all unique, incredibly elegant but cozy too. But the best part, Teton Springs prices these accommodations insuring you don’t have to incur heavy debt to sample the lap of luxury; it’s truly amazing how affordable they are for a family or group of friends.
You also have the option of staying in one of the Lodge guest rooms or an elegant one and two-bedroom suite, which come equipped with a full kitchen, living room, fireplace, large balcony and your own whirlpool tub (with lodge accommodations you’re also only steps away from the Stillwaters Spa!)
The gorgeous kitchens in the cabins provided a homey atmosphere but my friends never pulled out a single pot or pan. After all, this was a real vacation right?! The Headwaters Grille consistently provided a delicious break from our action packed visit, and the view was so easy on the eye. This cozy eatery overlooks the first fairway of the Headwaters Golf Club and there were plenty of interesting menu selections, keeping us happy and content for days. There’s also the new Sage Gourmet Café, an intimate and relaxing bistro that is quickly becoming a popular hangout for anyone looking for a unique snack, lighter dinner fare and signature cocktail. The Sage turned into our very own clubhouse of sorts, and between delectable nibbles created by Chef Jenna; we enjoyed a competitive game of bean bag toss on the expansive lawn in front of the lodge (no athletic skill required).
It’s no surprise that the hiking in this area is world-class, and no, you don’t need expedition worthy hiking boots. Tennis shoes will suffice on most regional hikes.
Road trips with the girls naturally included exploring the town of Jackson Hole, definitely an adventure in itself. The ride over is almost worth the price of admission, truly breathtaking. Be sure to stop at the 10,000 foot summit for that group photo and a panorama that duly impressed even my gaggle of seasoned travelers. Hiking to the top of Snow King Mountain can be a grunt for sea level dwellers but the ladies were game. It’s just steps from downtown Jackson and so green and lush as you traverse this 1.8 mike trail ascending 1,500 vertical feet. Luckily there is a snack shop at the top and the ice cream treat was definitely justified. There’s a lot to explore in Jackson and believe me, we didn’t miss much. The luggage going home was stuffed with delicious custom turquoise baubles, hand stitched cowboy hats, and western boots decorated with every crazy color of the rainbow. My friends no doubt made a fashion statement at the local rodeo.
FLY FISHING IN YOUR FUTURE…
Fly fishing for the neophyte can be challenging until you get the hang of it. The folks at Teton Springs make the learning curve as painless as possible with instruction offered thru the resort’s Sport Club. You’ll quickly pick up the tricks of the trade from the local and good spirited fly fishing aficionados. The resort’s numerous private ponds and lakes offer an unintimidating and mellow environment to show off that perfect cast. My friends are now feeling pretty cocky about their new skill set and ready to snag that giant rainbow trout on the nearby Snake River. We’ll see.
After a few days of exploring the region, my friends were more than ready for a few days at the pool and ready to sample the activities in the Teton Springs neighborhood: golfing on the Headwaters Course (my pals loved the par 3 course!), mountain biking and hiking in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest that borders this property, tennis, hot tubing, Yoga (private sessions for just you and your pals can be arranged), basketball, weight lifting, wine tasting, and more.
The girls weren’t prepared for just how enticing the Stillwaters Spa truly is at Teton Springs. They were mentally committed to spending literally every minute they were here pursuing outdoor adventures – that is until they stepped inside the spa. Suffice to say, a few of our planned hikes had to be rescheduled to make time for a deep tissue massage and the ever mind blowing hydraquench.
The list of things to do is indeed mind boggling – whitewater & scenic river rafting, canoeing, scenic chairlift rides, hot air ballooning, kayaking, more mountain biking, even more hiking, museums, rodeos and music festivals.
It was tough saying good-bye to my good buddies, but comfort in knowing they’ll be back. There’s already talk of a future autumn trip, when the mountains scream with color and the air crystal clear. The girls will again be forced to make the tough decisions every day they’re here: what to do, what to do, what to do next?!
I also hear rumblings that their husbands are now scheming and planning their own guys’ trip to the Tetons. Who could blame them?!
GREAT GOLF, SCRUMPTIOUS FOOD, HIGH ENERGY COUNTRY MUSIC
TAKES ITS BEST SHOT TO HELP OUT THIS TETON VALLEY COMMUNITY!
When mid-August rolls around, that spells the beginning of the end of those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer for many folks. The sound of music in the mountains fades as the terrific festivals that abound in Teton Valley throughout July and August close up shop until next year. Maybe one more camping weekend, or two, is squeezed in before the tents and supplies are painstakingly packed up and secured in their proper place. Moms are diligently swinging through the local retail haunts picking up school supplies and trying to get the real skinny on their kid’s new teacher. How does this glorious season, a time to explore endless outdoor mountain recreation and experience new adventures, pass by so darn quickly?
Well, let’s not rush things. For those of us who refuse to give up our warm-weather outdoor pursuits without a good fight, there’s still plenty of time to play. There’s also another way to "play" this August, and this one will make you feel good on the inside and out. The Headwaters Golf Club at Teton Springs Resort is hosting the "Leon Vest Invitational Golf Tournament & Dinner" on Wednesday, August 24th. This is an annual fundraising event for the Teton Springs Foundation and what a perfect place to tee it up for charity! Enjoy a round on one of the Northern Rockies truly magnificent golf courses, all while supporting Teton Valley’s rock solid non-profits achieve their goals – which is helping others in the areas of health and human services, educations, the environment, art and culture, and sports and recreation. Non-profits are critical for any community, at any time, but it sure seems that in this particular economic climate they can literally be a life line for some residents and the community programs that serve them.
You can be a duffer like me and still have a blast at this tournament. It’s a scramble format so all pressure is off and the operative word is FUN, all while supporting a great cause. Local retailers, vendors, resort properties and golf courses have again generously dug into their own pockets so participants can expect terrific raffle prizes, and even better yet, amazing food and entertainment. Lunch, dinner and music by the ever-popular and famously fun Miller Sisters are all included in this price of admission.
- 11:00 a.m. – Registration and Buffet Lunch
- 1:00 p.m. Shotgun Start/Scramble Format
- 6:00 Dinner, Awards, Raffle & Music by the Miller Sisters
- Cost: $175 per person – Dinner only: $75
So, if so some reason you can’t swing the clubs on August 24th, at least come join the group for dinner and music and the opportunity to support one of Idaho’s greatest communities!
Regardless of how many fairways you hit and putts you sink, this day promises to deliver one of the best golf games you’ll ever play, and for some many people. Call Lisa Smith-Batchen for more information on the Leon Vest Invitational @ 208-787-8146 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s how you’ll be helping the Teton Springs Foundation
Founded by the original owners and developers of the Teton Springs Resort, the Teton Springs Foundation has been contributing to the Teton Valley Community since 2001.
The Foundation is a recognized 501c3 that carries out its mission of enhancing the quality of life for valley residents by awarding semi-annual grants to local nonprofits. Funded primarily by proceeds from real estate sales within the resort, the Foundation is governed by a 7 person board made up of local community members.
To date more than 30 area non-profits have shared grants totaling more than $750,000! These awards have enabled local charities to provide area residents with enhanced services in the following areas: Health and human services, education, the environment, art and culture, and sports and recreation.
Organizations that have received funding include:
- Family Safety Network
- Friends of Teton River
- Community Foundation of Teton Valley
- Teton Valley Hospital Foundation
- Targhee Institute
- Teton Arts Council
- Teton Valley Search & Rescue
- Teton Regional Land Trust
- Senior Citizens of Teton County
- Teton Education Foundation
- Idaho Film & Television Institute
- Teton Valley Community School
- Teton Valley Community Recycling
- Teton Valley Trails & Pathways
- Teton Christian Academy
- Teton Valley Museum Foundation
- Teton Basin Ice & Recreation
- Targhee Animal Shelter
- Teton Valley Foundation
- Teton Basin Charitable Trust
- Teton Valley Recreation Foundation
- Valley Advocates For Responsible Development
- Teton Valley Ski Education Foundation