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Warm, sun-filled days & cool breezy nights in the Tetons sounds like the place to be this Summer!
Even with all the crazy weather issues our nation has experienced over the past few years, I continue to be shocked, dismayed and totally in awe when I see what is happening again this summer across the country. Seriously. How does it ever get to be 106 degrees in Rapid City in June, and, will poor Florida even have the time to get back on its feet from recent catastrophic floods before their next wave of natural disasters hit, namely hurricane season?! Not to mention the brutal devastation occurring in Colorado. So much of the entire country is way out of whack for sure. Except for the Teton Mountain region, and for that, we are truly blessed.
The first few decades of my life was spent by the ocean. My grandparents owned a gracious home a mere block from the beach in South Jersey (thank goodness before Snooki and company permanently tarnished Jersey’s rep). What a glorious way to spend one’s entire summer vacation with my siblings and occasional stray cousin – covered in warm sand, riding waves and discovering the mysteries of the vast ocean landscape on my uncle’s fishing boat. I just returned back from a trip to the shore, a special place where that first pungent smell of the bay seems to jostle every single memory of those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer.
Family Outdoor Activities for Everyone to Enjoy
Coming home to Teton Valley, I had the same flurry of anticipation and excitement as I landed in Jackson Hole and seeing those magnificent Tetons bathed in their evening light. Those jagged peaks rising into the cloudless sky always evoke an array of emotions in my heart as they seem to almost reach out and greet me like an old friend. As I touched down on Wyoming soil I also realized that I’ve celebrated an equal number of birthdays living both by the sea and in these glorious mountains – how did I ever get to be so darn lucky!
Yep, it’s good to be home, and fortunately for us "locals" and guests visiting the area, it’s easy to get here from virtually anywhere. Flying into Jackson Hole offers the traveler an incredible sense of arrival with the airport flanked by the iconic Tetons and the impressive Gros Ventre Mountains to the east. It’s also the only airport in the entire country located in a national park, the spectacular Grand Teton National Park no less. That explains why when you exit this airport you immediately spot an elk or two wandering through a herd of Bison and a moose leisurely enjoying an evening snack in the Snake River (just look for a gaggle of humans holding cameras.) http://www.jacksonholeairport.com/
While you may not spot the moose on your way to the resort driving the eastern Idaho route to Teton Springs, the short trip is equally as beautiful as you follow the Snake River surrounded by endless acres of wheat & barley bending in the breeze. Don’t forget to stop at the scenic overlook and when you reach Swan Valley, stop and sample one of their famous square ice cream cones. You’ll be finished it just as you drive into the resort.
Luxury Log Cabins, Beautiful Lodge Rooms
Hope you’re planning on a long excursion; there’s just so much to do, for all ages. Your lodging options will also cause your head to spin – but in a good way! My friends recently stayed in one of the luxury log mountain homes, and everything was deluxe but the price. It’s amazing how affordable these well-appointed and beautiful 3, 4 and 5 bedroom homes are and what a terrific place to come home to in the evening after a full, action packed day. Put your feet up on the patio, take in the scenery and plan tomorrow’s adventures. Lodge rooms and suites are also a crowd pleaser and it’s now easier than ever to book online.
Teton Springs Resort straddles the Wyoming/Idaho border, an area known for its natural resources and unlimited adventure opportunities. As a guest of Teton Springs Lodge, the term "perfect day" takes on many different meanings – enjoying the resort’s 25 meter pool and hot tubs, basketball and tennis courts, fitness center, reeling in that monster cutthroat in one of the resorts’ stocked ponds (we offer instruction too – for all ages!), a family-fun golf outing on the Par 3 golf course (or championship 18-hole Headwaters Golf course), and taking in the neighborhood on a mountain bike, which just happens to be the Caribou-Targhee National Forest.
Yellowstone Wildlife and Scenic Tour
Both the kids and adults will remember this outing for a lifetime! A comfortable Suburban pulls up outside your lodge door and off you go to Yellowstone National Park. It’s the only way to go – no distractions that come with driving yourself through the park and your professional guide points out all the breathtaking scenery and points-of-interest along the way. Your tour of Yellowstone is a full-day filled with information on the park’s history, its eye-popping geological formations (Old Faithful is just the most famous but you’ll see others that will take your breath away) and you’ll learn about the Native Americans and settlers who roamed and lived in this area years ago.
There are frequent stops for pictures and time to truly experience our country’s first national park. Your viewfinder will likely focus in on deer, elk, bears, buffalo, moose and other animals and birds living in this splendid and natural environment. You will also stop at the most spectacular Grand Canyon of Yellowstone and the Upper and Lower Falls of the Yellowstone River. We’ve got Summer vacation packages for the couple and entire family!
Book your trip to the Tetons now. As I’ve mentioned earlier, it’s the perfect time to be here! Call 877.787.8757 and visit Teton Springs Lodge. The real memories start here!
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.
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!
Call 877.787.8757 for reservations and information
For Immediate Release – 11-14-2011
Jeff Naylor – General Manager 208-787-7888 – email@example.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.