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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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
O.K., I’m taking some liberty with the words to that terrific tune sung by Nat King Cole many moons ago. Winter in the Yellowstone-Teton area is anything but lazy, but it is absolutely crazy, crazy good that is! Do people truly realize the sheer magnitude of our personal playground?! This entire Yellowstone-Teton area is there for our taking. To offer some perspective, Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks together total more than 2.5 million acres. Yellowstone Park alone has more acreage that the states of Rhode Island and Delaware combined. Granted, summer and fall seasons present the opportunity to sample a lot more of this area, particularly the backcountry, than say winter. Still, the possibilities for adventure are virtually endless in every season, and all in our very own backyard.
October in the Teton Valley – An Absolute Dream
Personally, I’m not ready to give up these glorious fall days. October has been an absolute dream in Teton Valley. Mother Nature has been ever so kind indeed. In fact, the Headwaters Golf Course at Teton Springs even extended their season for members and resort guests by two full weeks. That’s big! Sure, we had the reality check, around mid-October, when 2 to 3" of snow blanketed the valley floor. That’s pretty typical. I also think in some cosmic way it just happens so people at least start to think about snow tires and packing away their garden hoses. Yeah, October was a real beauty and the fall colors as splendid as I ever seen them.
Now moving on to winter, which just can’t come fast enough. It’s this interim time between seasons that can be so annoying. My snow tires are on, garden hoses secure in the shed (and sadly golf clubs too) and even the visqueen is stapled to unused doors and windows. Ah, looking at the world through opaque plastic. It’s a way of life when you live in the Northern Rockies and your whole life is about dealing with all this fabulous snow. But it’s why we’re here and why visitors come and take a peek for themselves each year. I love winter in the Tetons!
The Best Skiing in the Country is Right Here
Our local partners and friends from Teton Valley Trails and Pathways will start preparing the Nordic track at Teton Springs as soon as possible, usually around Thanksgiving. They sure groom a sweet track! Turkey day also signifies another winter highlight in our valley, the ski lifts at Grand Targhee start going round and round, or at least we hope so. This powder paradise is pretty consistent when it comes to opening its slopes on time and the highly anticipated grand opening for the 2011-12 season is slated for Friday November 24th. The other neighbor to Teton Springs is Jackson Hole Mountain resort, also known as "The Big One" and with good reason. With a solid dose of November snow they too could welcome skiers and snowboarders early. So, we’ll spend the next few weeks glued to the daily snow reports, exploring ski swaps and sport shops searching for the perfect powder skis, tele boards or snowshoes. We will be ready and we’ve got some incredible Winter Skiing packages available to choose from!
Looking for a Thanksgiving Getaway?
There’s something else to be excited about. If you book a few nights at Teton Springs Lodge & Spa over Thanksgiving weekend, they treat you to a night, yes, treat as in absolutely free! Check out some of our very affordable Fall Getaway packages. You can book a comfy lodge room, or a deluxe one or two bedroom suite, or really indulge and stay in one of the totally buffed out mountain log homes that dot the beautiful landscape at Teton Springs. They’re not only knock-out gorgeous but affordable too.
This book two nights and get one night free promotion applies to all the sweet accommodations at this resort so I would book early. At the same time I would also make my reservations for the famously fabulous traditional turkey dinner at the Headwaters Grille. If you insist on making mom’s tried-and-true cranberry stuffing yourself, that’s easy to do. You and the family can make all the fixings’ in your full-kitchen suite or private home.
Don’t Forget to Pamper Yourself While Staying at Teton Springs
There’s one more solid reason to visit Teton Springs over Thanksgiving this year. In the 5,000 square foot Stillwaters Spa & Salon, your 60 minute massage just turned into a 90 minute massage, all for the 60 minute price. After skiing all that powder, you’ll need it. I promise you.
Check out our many affordable and fun vacation and get-away packages, or give us a ring at 877.787.8757 to speak to the nice Guest Services staff. Let’s all make this a Thanksgiving to be truly thankful for; a chance to play in the snow with friends and family. Come on November!