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Gobble Gobble Shuss Shuss Turkey & Skiing are Right Around the Corner

Awesome Skiing and Heli Skiing Packages

Ah, why do I love Teton Valley, let me count the ways. We’ve just turned the corner into November and we’re still playing golf and fishing for Cutthroat. Crazy. This is after skiing Teton Pass, just days ago, when the skies opened up and a healthy dose of high altitude fluff graced our local hills. It’s hard not to be weather crazed when you live in the mountains. After all, so much of our daily life revolves around being & doing in the great outdoors, and when we can’t be outside, we’re obsessing about being outside.

Weather also dominates the news on a regular basis. Having spent my entire formative years at the Jersey shore, my heart breaks with the never ending imagery flashing across my T.V. screen of the unconscionable wrath and rage of Hurricane Sandy. These seaside communities comprise some of the country’s most treasured & breathtakingly beautiful places. It’s truly stomach wrenching watching chunks of your summer vacation memories literally floating in the Atlantic.

We too can have weather challenges living in the Tetons but fortunately not the kind where the National Guard has to be called in. Sometimes we have to deal with too much snow at one time (hehe). But winter storms, even the epic ones, barely slow progress in Teton Valley. Snow, and lots of it, is the fabric of life here and history tells us that once the faucet turns on we’re golden until spring. Music to a skier’s ear for sure.

Come Stay at Teton Springs and Experience the Best Snow on Earth!

Everyone’s gearing up for the inevitable; neighbors are hauling wood, putting visqueen on windows, switching to winter treads, and basically buttoning down the hatches. The local Idaho resorts, as well as Wyoming’s Grand Targhee and the Jackson Hole Ski area, are gearing up for what promises to be another terrific season.

Thanksgiving Time – The Turkey Chase Here

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and for many that means more than just turkey, pumpkin pies and football. For excited snow sliders it’s a car stuffed with buddies and gear, or a family ski vacation that’s officially kicking off the winter season. Yes, vertical descents are on the horizon.

But not so fast. We have an important dry land pursuit to take care of before hitting the slopes. Strap on the sneaks; it’s time to raise some money for two terrific non profits in Teton Valley at the annual Turkey Chase 1 mile, 5k and 10k Run (or walk), at Teton Springs Resort. Racers will line up outside the Headwaters Grille on Saturday morning November 17. Mark your calendar!

Fall & Winter – The Best Place to Stay and Relax is Teton Springs

Teton Springs Lodge & Spa is an optimum spot to kick off winter family vacations. The one & two bedroom suites are warm, cozy, roomy, deluxe and… drum roll please, so affordable.

It also appears holiday season brings out the generous spirit in the folks at Teton Springs because when you book two nights at Thanksgiving they throw in the third night FREE. Now that’s something to be truly thankful for! Check out all our Fall vacation packages!

Yes, there are a lot of reasons to count our blessings, not just at Thanksgiving but every day – family, friends, good health, and not to mention, money saving ski and stay packages and endless turns in knee deep powder.

Awesome Skiing and Heli Skiing Packages

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Holiday Fun for Everyone to Enjoy

SKIERS, SHOPPERS AND KIDS All HAVE PLENTY TO BE EXCITED ABOUT THIS HOLIDAY SEASON!

Sometimes when we wish for something hard enough, it really does come true. This time it’s a simple request for a snow season like last year. Teton Valley had one of those over-the-top winters in 2010-2011. Grand Targhee reported close to 600"of snow during their operating season, and then mid April arrived. The lifts stopped, as did the resort’s impressive count on daily snow accumulation. When all was said and done, it was guesstimated when Targhee reopened in June that well over 800 inches had indeed fallen at the resort November thru June. So, many ask, why do our local resorts hit the stop button come spring in those magi al years when it’s obvious winter is steadfastly hanging on?

It’s a natural phenomenon really. Spring signals a time when our thoughts naturally turn from snowsports to other outdoor pursuits readily available in this amazing Yellowstone-Teton area. After all, all that snow turns to water and water flows into the rivers and rivers are where the fish live. You get my drift. When we’re not hunting the big browns still dazed from their long winter nap, we dust off the mountain bikes and lace up our running shoes. There are plenty of cool trails on the valley floor when the grass finally decides to break free and the days are longer, and the brilliant sun once again warms our soul. We have many fun and affordable Winter Package Deals for the family!

Oh, but I do digress. It’s only November and we already have lots to look forward to this holiday season. Storms continue to roll directly over the Tetons dropping impressive quantities of white gold, and that means turning the boards downhill and not the kind of turns that one potentially has to work for this time of year. The lifts will go round and round at both Grand Targhee and Jackson Hole (November 25 & 26 respectively) proving that the local prediction for a glorious repeat of La Nina is true. It appears she is indeed back, with vengeance, and winter aficionados are once again dancing in the streets.

TETON SPRINGS IS CELEBRATING TOO! – Here’s a Lodge & Spa package that is guaranteed to kick start your winter season into high gear. On this package your spacious and well designed suite is practically free!
Valid now thru December 16th:

Kick Start Winter Package

  • Stay 1 night in a Luxury 1 Bedroom Suite
  • 60 min Spa Treatment per person
  • Day access to the Stillwaters Spa including free use of:
    • Eucalyptus Infused Steam Room,
    • Relaxation Lounge with complimentary tea
    • Hot Tubs
  • Full amenity Locker Room facilities
  • Gourmet Breakfast basket

Only $129/person (based on double occupancy) does not include $5.00 per person resort fee or sales tax.

We have many more Winter Packages and Spring Packages available for the family, friends and get-togethers.

A day or two relaxing in one of these comfy and totally buffed out suites (complete with fireplace!) with friends and family would be a welcomed reprieve from anyone’s hectic holiday season and now the brass ring is also there for the taking – resort skiing that starts Thanksgiving weekend.

If sliding downhill isn’t your thing but a brisk "walk" is, strap on a set of snowshoes and fill those lungs with beautiful clean Teton Valley air while taking in the sights. Or, take a relaxed ski excursion with grand views gliding up Teton Canyon, followed by your well deserved, 60 minute muscle relaxing massage, by one of the many terrific technicians at the Stillwaters Spa.

The weekend after Thanksgiving is what I’m personally looking forward to – the Third Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Show at the Teton Springs Lodge & Spa. This is a terrific event with Santa hanging out most of the day, and a great chance to find that unique Christmas gift crafted by one of Teton Valley’s own. And, whatever you do, don’t forget to visit the Stillwaters Spa for the free paraffin hand wax treatment. Ooh la la.

  • 9-11 PANCAKE & SAUSAGE BREAKFAST AT THE HEADWATERS GRILLE $4/adults, $2/kids 6-12, 5 & younger FREE
  • 9-4 FREE HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW - Featuring dynamic art & jewelry by local artists
  • 10-2 SANTA VISITS & FREE PICTURES! Santa hears Christmas wishes from kids of all ages and FREE pictures taken with Jolly Old St. Nick!
  • 10-5 OPEN HOUSE AT THE STILLWATERS SPA – discounted Holiday Gift Packages, Spa Gift Certificates wrapped and ready for under the tree & complimentary paraffin wax hand treatments from 2-4
  • 11-3 FREE CHILDRENS CHRISTMAS CRAFTS – browse the craft fair while your kids create their own handmade ornaments!
  • Noon-3 ROCKIN’ DOGS & ICE CREAM – selling specialty dogs & treats

Now that you’re in a festive holiday mood, book your Christmas stay at Teton Springs while their generous lodging offer is still available, we have tons of very affordable and relaxing Winter Package Deals. Ah, it is truly beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Happy Holidays!

Call 877.787.8757 for reservations and information

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Teton Springs – Top Rated Resort In Idaho

For Immediate Release – 11-14-2011
Jeff Naylor – General Manager 208-787-7888 – jnaylor@tetonspringslodge.com
TETON SPRINGS LODGE & SPA RATED TOP RESORT IN IDAHO AND EARNS TRIPADVISOR "CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE" FOR YEAR 2011

Teton Valley Property Honored as a Highly Rated Hotel as Reviewed by Travelers on the World’s Largest Travel Site

Victor, Idaho – Teton Springs Lodge & Spa today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence for the year 2011, which honors top-rated lodging businesses, restaurants and attractions worldwide, as reviewed by travelers on the world’s largest travel site. To qualify, Teton Springs Lodge & Spa had to maintain an average rating of four or higher out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor. Additional criteria include volume of reviews and how recently they have been submitted by travelers.

Top Resort In Idaho… Bringing Beauty, Adventure, and Relaxation Together

Teton Springs Lodge was rated "Top Resort in Idaho" based on guest reviews of 334 hotels/resorts in the Gem State. "This powerful endorsement from our resort guests is indeed humbling," said Jeff Naylor, General Manager for Teton Springs Lodge & Spa. "It’s an honor to receive this recognition from the people who matter the most, our guests. I’m proud to be associated with this property and I can’t say enough about our staff’s commitment to provide exemplary guest service every day," continued Naylor.

The TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence program gives exceptional businesses the recognition they deserve," said Christine Petersen, president of TripAdvisor for Business. Traveladvisor.com, founded in 2000, provides consumers with one-stop-shopping travel information on hotels, resorts, airlines, events, and activities to pursue in any particular destination worldwide.

The Number One Hotel In Idaho

Situated in the heart of Teton Valley, Teton Springs Lodge & Spa opened in December 2007. This year-round resort offers 52 casually elegant guest rooms and suites in the main lodge. Teton Springs also manages three-, four-, and five-bedroom mountain log homes situated on the award-winning Headwaters Golf Course. Teton Springs is the only resort in Eastern Idaho to offer its own luxury spa, golf club and onsite fly fishing to their summer guests with heli-skiing, Nordic skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling in the winter. The private Headwater’s Club is an 18-hole course designed by the late Byron Nelson, Steve Jones and Gary Stephenson as well as a nine-hole Nelson short course and practice facility. The 5,000 square foot Stillwaters Spa & Salon, Headwaters Grille, Swim and Tennis Complex, and a 25-meter pool and Fitness Center, round out the resort’s facilities.

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