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Why does it take approaching the holiday season for us to ponder all that we’re grateful for? Living in Teton Valley in itself is a constant reminder of how fortunate we are. I was particularly reminded of this on a recent trip to California. When people I met along the way asked where I was from, almost everyone I encountered knew or has heard of the Yellowstone-Teton area. Some even seemed to be in awe that I actually lived here. It only served to remind me, once again, how lucky we are to wake each morning to the true splendor that surrounds us. As the holiday season approaches, we all need to give thanks for our family, friends, health and peace on this planet we all share. We also can’t help but to give a nod to the snow gods that year after year blanket this landscape with nature’s finest, in this wondrous place we call home.
Grand Targhee Resort – The Summit of Fred’s Mountain
You know you’re in the right place when your neighborhood ski area is Grand Targhee Resort! Perhaps not as well known as the Tetons themselves, Targhee has survived the test of time in grand style. This Wyoming gem celebrates its 45th birthday this ski season. That’s almost a half century of providing what many consider to be the best turns in the Northern Rockies, and most assuredly, the most spectacular scenery.
When you reach the summit of Fred’s Mountain with the Tetons in full view, you’ll be compelled to ask yourself, why go anywhere else. While quaint and unassuming, with a rather small base area by current mega resort standards (that’s a good thing!), the snow is undoubtedly and consistently the best in the west. And, on most days you’ll have lots of acreage to call your own. Graced with wide-open slopes and plenty of powder stashes long after the last storm has passed, Grand Targhee is a secret we reluctantly share.
Thanksgiving and Fall/Winter Get-Away Packages
Teton Springs Lodge & Spa, a place many call the heart of Teton Valley, show their appreciation for guests every November with their Thanksgiving Escape Package. You only have to pay for two nights and the third night is on them. Just another way this special place demonstrates the spirit of giving back to their guests. This generous offering is available in the hotel’s lodge rooms and suites and 3, 4 and 5 bedroom luxury mountain log homes that grace the perimeter of this 780 acre resort. Grand Targhee is slated to open their door to the adoring public on November 22.
Relax After a Day of Fun and Excitement at Stillwaters Spa & Salon
The Stillwaters Spa & Salon therapists are standing at alert to help manage those early ski season muscle aches and pains, and, you’ll only pay for a 60 minute massage and they stop at 90. November 30 spells the end of this special, so again, some urgency is called for. There’s also a Yoga/massage combo special going on now thru December 25 that’s worth checking out, bring your friends!
Eat Like a King, Fantasy Football, Clams, Lasagna, Yummy!
If cooking up a traditional turkey dinner is a priority, I wouldn’t delay in booking a Teton Springs Lodge suite or cabin. And they make it easy; these accommodations have all the kitchen tools you will need. Just bring the bird! The Headwaters Grille at Teton Springs offers a scrumptious Thanksgiving turkey for those who would prefer slope time to KP duty. Guests can also indulge in their Fantasy Football obsession at the Grille every Sunday, together with food & beverage specials.
They’re constantly mixing it up at the Headwaters Grille, (operating during the winter season on Thursday thru Saturdays) and Chef Jordan has just announced a roll out of new Italian dinners including Clam Fettuccini, Stacked Lasagna, Spaghetti and Grand Meatballs. Of course, special Italian wines have been added to the menu to complete this culinary experience.
Winter Activities in the Teton Valley
Another noteworthy event to put on calendars is the Holiday art Show at Teton Springs slated for Saturday, December 7th. It’s a fun-filled day where local artisans showcase their latest art & Jewry, kids create their own Christmas tree ornaments and Old Saint Nick makes an appearance to hear the latest wishes from kids of all ages. The Stillwaters Spa gets into the game with free paraffin hand wax treatments and a chance to win a luxurious Spa Gift Basket. Both naughty and nice can enter to win. It’s all part of the City of Victor’s annual Festival and Light Parade and should be on everyone’s calendar. Happy Holidays from your friends at Teton Springs!
Business meetings always productive and inspiring at Teton Springs Lodge & Spa!
Whoever said that for a business meeting or corporate retreat to be successful you had to stuff participants into a stuffy conference room located in some generic USA downtown city or an off-airport hotel? I remember all too well being in just those kinds of sessions with other dozing participants taking in the classic power point presentations, and most often the less than inspiring lectures on budgets, sales projections, market analysis or whatever it is that people are meeting about. Do we really need a bland meeting room with four walls but no windows to be productive, and even better yet, inspired?
I watch and talk to the guests who are at Teton Springs Lodge & Spa for a meeting. The size and dynamics of the group vary. It’s usually a small business or non-profit from the region, an executive retreat or a sizable group of physicians from around the country gathered here with the hefty goal of trying to make the world a healthier place. There consistently seems to be a common thread among the participants as they pack up and leave Teton Springs; they feel more optimistic about their company or organization, and their place in it, and feel ready and excited to help achieve their team’s particular vision for the future. This place is simply perfectly suited for that kind of an outcome.
Beautiful Lodge Rooms and Luxury Mountain Log Homes
It’s relatively easy to get the creative juices flowing at Teton Springs. It starts with the lodging. The lodge rooms are lovely; quiet and clean with a hardy western flair. However, often the groups will opt for the luxury mountain log homes that dot this community perimeter. These 3, 4 and 5 bedroom “cabins” offer spacious open areas for entertaining (or perhaps that small meeting), private decks and patios .
Once outside, one simply has to open their eyes. It’s incredibly beautiful in every direction you look. The Headwaters golf course surrounds the property and it’s green and lush. Beyond the links are the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, the Big Hole and Teton Mountains. Not a bad backdrop. Frankly, it’s impossible not to be inspired by the views and the open space. But hey, don’t just take my word for it; there is
plenty of kudos to go around for this resort!
Sure, there are the more traditional meeting rooms at Teton Springs but they all sport windows looking out to this glorious Teton world. The Caddis Lake Overlook Tent is the latest meeting/event venue to be added by Teton Springs Resort and can accommodate large groups, wedding receptions and the like. It overlooks the 9th & 10th holes of the Headwaters golf course. Word of caution – the views can be very distracting.
Then there’s the Sage Café. The Sage is a warm, intimate room with a lovely patio affording great views of the surrounding mountains. Suffice to say, we have the right space for your next meeting or event and the staff at Teton Springs are notorious for taking care of everything – soup to nuts is this resort’s specialty.
I think it’s a given that meetings are probably not scheduled at Teton Springs because of the meeting facilities, as nice as they are. After all, everyone needs a break and when the day’s work is done, the group scatters with folks headed every which way to sample the incredible activities in this vast Yellowstone-Teton region.
Everyone needs a break and there are plenty of distractions; reeling in that monster cutthroat on the South Fork, a round of golf (or friendly group tournament) on the Headwaters course, day trips to the national parks or leisure hike into the national forest that surrounds this property. The list of things to do goes on and on.
Often, meeting goers head straight to the Stillwater Spa & Salon for a message or some other well-deserved treatment after straining that brain all day!
Call today to find out more about Teton Springs as the perfect location for your next meeting or event. TOLL FREE 877-787-8757
Music on Main, Mulligan Mondays, the "Targhee Fest" and Salmon Flies on the South Fork – It’s all music to our ears!
It appears summer has arrived with vengeance in our corner of the Northern Rockies. It’s not often we see the mercy climb to 90 plus degrees in Teton Valley at anytime during the summer, but to have the temps skyrocket like they have this June and early July is just crazy. This unseasonably warm weather has also tricked the salmon flies into showing up to the local river parties early. These bugs now fly with abandonment on the South Fork and the lower Teton, a few weeks ahead of schedule I may add. This anomaly doesn’t hurt anyone’s feelings, especially yours truly. Check out the fishing packages; this is one fishing vacation that practically comes with a guarantee.
Weather continually holds the top spot on the daily newscasts. There are monumental storms or weather events somewhere almost every day it seems. I just returned from a family vacation on the New Jersey shore and the devastation I witnessed from Hurricane Sandy was no media hype. My sister has a house on a lagoon in Beach Haven West. Her house was salvaged, but barely, and the rebuild completed in time for our annual family reunion. Others on her block not so fortunate. Of the 20 houses on her street alone, life was evident in only two residents. We watched as her neighbor’s homes were leveled right before our eyes as we sipped morning coffee. It’s an eerie sight in this shore town and others along the coast. I realized I suddenly missed the sound of dogs barking because there wasn’t any. As I walked the neighborhood I was struck by how devastation still clings to the streets. Everywhere you looked people’s dreams kicked to the curb like discarded trash; a piano, children’s toys,
boats resting in living rooms, silverware, hot tubs perched on cars, crumbled docks now serving as grotesque lawn ornaments.
So Many Things to Do in the Teton Valley
Flying home via Jackson Hole I counted my blessings. Everything was still intact. You could hear the visitors ooh and aah as the Tetons came into full view. I smiled knowing that everyone that visits Yellowstone-Teton country this time of year will have life-altering experiences as they explore all that nature provides from dawn to dusk. The folks at Teton Springs Lodge & Spa guarantee it. They’re experts at personalizing an itinerary that suits every guest.
Targhee Fest – The Headwaters Club
THEN THERE’S THE MUSIC…After a day of filling your cutthroat and brown trout limits on the South Fork, it’s time to check out "Music on Main" at the Victor City Park. It’s so close you can practically walk to the park from Teton Springs. Every Thursday starting at 6:00 p.m. thru August 8th, the level of highly talented bands taking center stage in this intimate venue is staggering. Bring a blanket and the kids; it’s the perfect family scene and it’s free! Another terrific night of music can be found at Teton Springs as the Headwaters Club hosts "Mulligan Monday’s" every Monday evening thru September. Starting at 5:00 p.m. the resort has booked some of the best entertainment in the region and the view is staggering from the resort’s event site, Caddis Lake Overlook. Food and beverage specials round out this terrific night of tunes and drop-dead scenery. After the concert, head to the Headwaters Grille to
sample Chef Jordan’s cuisine featuring locally grown ingredients.
Teton Springs Lodge & Spa’s winter promotion partner Grand Targhee is next up on the music scene with the "Targhee Fest" quickly approaching. Slated for July 19-21 and followed up with the 26th Annual Bluegrass Festival August 9-11, the Targhee festivals are legendary and the vibe unmistakingly cool and unpretentious.
Pamper Yourself and Stay in a Luxury Mountain Log Home
There are more than a few of Teton Springs guests who wouldn’t think of missing these events. The resort’s luxury mountain log homes undoubtedly provide the perfect accommodations for a family or group of friends after a day of fun and sun at these music extravaganzas. It’s the perfect blend of sunny attitudes and soaring altitudes in Teton Valley’s music scene these days.
THESE LITTLE PIGGGIES WENT TO THE SPA…What a delightful experience having a manicure and/or pedicure at the Stillwaters Spa & Salon, especially given the recent makeover in the salon. The spa is also offering a luscious hydraquench at a special rate now through the end of July. Speaking from personal experience, this particular treatment should come with a warning; it is indeed habit forming.
Golf, swimming, fly fishing, music, exploring, hiking, biking, ballooning, eating, pampering – and the list goes on. Whew. You better get going; Call Teton Springs now and indulge all of your senses.