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Get a Jump Start on Your Summer Adventures


It’s a simple fact. You have to get an early start on summer adventures in this Yellowstone-Teton area if you want to sample even a slice of what’s out there. Some days it even borders on being a dilemma -what to do and then what to do next. It’s nice to have such problems. Memorial Day Weekend weather can be a mixed bag in the Tetons but this year for the most part we were treated to sunshine and nice spring temps.

A golf round at the Headwaters Club at Teton Springs once again was a glorious experience. The crew on this award-winning course should take a bow. It wasn’t too long ago that winter’s last remnants of snow filled the bunkers. These guys are good; the fairways are already bordering on lush and the greens smooth and true. And, it will only get better. The June issue of Golf Digest says it best, “Teton Springs Resort – near Jackson Hole – is a 27 hole stay-and-play nirvana highlighted by the Headwaters Golf Course in the Teton Valley, an immaculate voyage through the jaw-dropping beauty of the Teton Valley.”

The nice folks at Teton Springs Lodge & Spa must be giddy with spring fever because they just extended their incredible Stay & Play Package that’s always geared towards early, early season. It’s downright silly not to take advantage of their generosity because this deal is easily the best value in the region. The lodge website listing says it is indeed a thing of the past, but if you call Guest Services, they’ll let you slip in until about the 13th of June. They’ll also give you all the details; there’s other goodies on this vacation package menu besides the night in a luxurious lodge room and a round of golf on the world-class Headwaters Course. And, it’s only $105 per person. What’s to even think about?!

Stillwaters Spa Gets It’s Own Makeover!

The Stillwaters Spa & Salon hosted lots of happy clients last Friday. They unveiled their salon makeover to rave reviews. The salon now sports a 3 person pedicure station, 3 stylist chairs and two upgraded hair stations.

This is truly a beautifully appointed spa & salon and provides genuine personalized service, much needed pampering we all deserve, and top-of-the-line beauty & wellness products.

The Headwaters Grille is also pulling out all the stops to insure a fabulous summer season on the resort’s dining and entertainment front. Chef Jordan is flying in fresh seafood weekly and not sure how he’s going to top the seared wild Alaskan Halibut served last week – yum! The daily specials during their 5-7 p.m. Happy Hour provide the perfect atmosphere to meet with friends and swap stories about that “almost” subpar round.

And, these guys at the Headwaters Grille are literally giving you a third weekend night so to speak with their “Mulligan Mondays” every week. Now thru the end of September on the Grille patio there’s free music, food and beverage specials, great tunes, and the best seats in the house for taking in the surrounding scenery, great tunes and those glorious western sky sunsets. The Headwaters is now open daily for breakfast, lunch & dinner.

With the warm temps of late, the spring run-off is in full throttle. The Henry’s Fork is bursting with salmon flies and fishing reports from this Yellowstone-Teton area can literally make any fly fisherman salivate. The Fly fishing guides are ready to take you down the Snake River and catch a few lunkers! Soon there will be choices galore as we can look forward to conditions getting red hot on all of our local rivers any day now.



And golf isn’t the only sport at Teton Springs getting rave national reviews! Teton Springs was just mentioned in an article about Fly-Fishing in Teton Valley in the May issue of Bon Appétit Magazine. Outside Magazine also chimed in recently with a piece on our very own and glorious Idaho side of the Tetons.

Call now to book your Stay & Play Package, take a dip in the heated 25 meter pool, cast a line on the private ponds, eat like a king and be treated like royalty in the Stillwaters Spa & Salon. Sounds like a dream getaway to me!

CALL TOLL FREE: 877.787.8757

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March in Teton Valley Idaho

March in Teton Valley, Idaho – In Like a Lion, Out Like a Bigger Lion! Here in Teton Valley we rarely experience a March that fits the saying, “In like a lion, out like a lamb.” Thank goodness. The month of March in this Yellowstone-Teton territory is usually just more of the same as the months preceding it, powder days followed by even bigger powder days. However, this isn’t the norm. Most people in the great U.S. of A. celebrate the end of winter, and view this change of seasons as a time to finally get outdoors again.

There’s no doubt spring is rejuvenating – to feel the warmth of the sun on our face, watch the buds start to appear on trees, and temperatures heading in the right direction to warm winter-weary chilled bones. These same people pray that if March does indeed arrive with a roar that by the end of the month, winter is simply a distant memory.

But here in eastern Idaho, suffice to say there is definitely a genuine disdain for the arrival of spring. It’s generally accepted that in the year 2013, the waning days of winter are over and the start of spring officially begins March 20th. Official or not, die hard skiers and snowboarders in Teton Valley have the confidence in knowing Mother Nature doesn’t recognize, and certainly doesn’t respect, for what should happen with the onset of spring.

So Many Fun Winter Activities in the Teton Valley

Shifting sunlight is normally the criteria for when the beginning of spring is designated. Ah, light, it is the one component that local residents and visitors to Teton Valley alike embrace who cherish all things winter, like skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and backcountry adventures. In the Teton Mountains, spring simply means longer days, and thus, more play time.

Safe to say most Idaho resorts can’t touch the terrific winter vacation packages that Teton Springs Lodge & Spa offers. For example, lodging in their deluxe hotel and snowcat excursions at Grand Targhee.

Thank goodness Targhee had the vision back in the late 1980′s to take a huge chunk of their most pristine mountain terrain and set it aside as a private reserve for skiers and snowboarders hungry for an affordable & quality knee deep powder snow experience. Granted, Targhee had the unique luxury of owning (well, Forest Service Use Permits in this case but that’s practically like owning) two distinct mountains in Wyoming’s iconic Teton Mountains. So, the Wyoming cowboys in charge of this unassuming and totally charming destination resort created the ultimate slice of heaven on Peaked Mountain reserved just for the cats.

They also left plenty of lift served acreage to go around. As the sun is illuminating the Wyoming sky over Targhee’s quant village, anxious skiers and snowboarders board the
snowcats and chug up to the summit of Peaked Mountain. On a clear day, the Tetons are in full view and the
vistas are staggering. That alone is worth the price of admission.

The Place to Stay While Skiing Targhee or the Teton Village

Teton Springs also offers the option of traveling a short distance across Teton Pass for a day of sliding at the Jackson Hole ski area. Or, stay put at Teton Springs; there’s Nordic skiing and snowshoeing right outside your lodge door. Simply put, there’s no other resort destination in the lower 48 that offers the variety of unique ski and stay packages and other year-round adventures than what this charming boutique hotel offers. For that dynamic spring fling and some nice spring getaway packages, the best option going is their stay two nights and the third night is FREE, in any and all resort accommodations.

Welcome to Yellowstone-Teton territory, home to easily the best skiing and snowboarding and family ski vacations in North America. Spring can wait.

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Skiing Knee Deep Powder with Blue Skies

Skiing Knee Deep Powder with Blue Skies in the Teton Mountains let’s hope this isn’t just a dream!

News of the recent epic snowstorm in New England, and the destructive aftermath, has really been monopolizing the airwaves lately. This latest weather episode to rock the northeast was significant, no doubt about it. However, it always makes me smile when the national news covers this stuff for days on end. Here in the Tetons, an overnight storm dropping 24" of what the locals call "white gold" barely causes a stir. Of course, Teton Valley doesn’t in any shape or form resemble Boston Massachusetts or, any other American city for that major.

One obvious distinction that separates this relatively tiny hamlet of Teton Valley, Idaho, from anywhere USA, is the fact that heli skiing packages are available at Teton Springs Lodge & Spa, which sits nestled off Highway 33 in the south end of the valley. This boutique hotel is the centerpiece of the Teton Springs Resort and offers year-round visitors amazing activities. Winter guests delight in the hotels varied mix-and-match ski and stay packages, including the grand poobah of ski packages – that of heli skiing.

If a day of glorious turns in knee-deep powder, with deep blue skies overhead, mind-blowing Teton Mountain scenery and no lift lines appeals to your sensibilities, then heli skiing should indeed be on the agenda. High Mountain Hel Ski is the premier (and only) heli ski operator in the Tetons and Teton Springs couldn’t ask for a better partner in taking to the skies.

If a family ski vacation is on the docket, perhaps it’s a spring break trip. Teton Springs Lodge & Spa specializes in winter family vacations. The three, four and five bedroom mountain log cabins are luxurious in every way.

Guests are always pleasantly surprised just how affordable these places truly are, especially when they step foot into of these buffed-out cabins. Each home is unique, has literally everything you could possibly need, and more. They’re simply perfect for the family, and, roomy enough that friends can join the party too!

Teton Springs also lists Grand Targhee Resort as a partner in winter recreation, and, the last time I checked the measured snow depth at Targhee was the deepest of any area in the entire country. Not unusual for this Teton valley snow Mecca; they always post the big numbers!

There’s still plenty of time and winter left to book family ski packages to Teton Springs, with deals that include a complimentary night in the lodge, or in one of the sweet log cabins.

There’s Nordic skiing on the resort’s track, door-to-door guided snowmobile trips to Yellowstone National Park, snowshoe treks into the Caribou-Targhee National Forest. That’s just for starters. There are many Winter family activities in the Teton Valley and close by.

The atmosphere is homey and relaxed the staff genuine and this entire property screams quality. Guess that explains why Teton Springs Lodge & Spa was recently named the "Best Hotel in Idaho" by U.S. News & World Report for the second straight year. The final decision after reviewing over 2,000 luxury hotels in the United States was made by travel industry leaders and hotel guests. There’s no doubt these guys got it right – you be the judge.

Call Teton Springs today for your winter dream vacation – toll free: 877.787.8757, visit


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