Holiday Magic Rocks the Tetons


I don’t know of many people who go into the holiday season feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. Do you? The craziness starts well before Thanksgiving and for the next five or six weeks we’re immersed in often frantic days of overeating, over shopping (inevitably followed by the dreaded over returning), just overdoing in general. Then we ring in the New Year exhausted and settle into winter. There’s all this talk out there now about “returning to the basics,” which hopefully means spending more time with friends and family. We should also enhance this commitment to create more hang time with our loved ones by heading outdoors with them, leaving the PC and the myriad of other electronic gadgets we covet on the shelf for a time.

It’s been an odd fall season here in Teton Valley. We enjoyed unusually warm weather in September and October which extended the golf season on the Teton Springs Resort Headwaters Golf Course. Granted, the links officially shut down in mid October, which may seem early to some diehards. However, you just never know when old man winter will strike in this part of the country and the staff needs time to put the grounds to bed for the winter. We also snuck in an extra month of terrific fishing on our local rivers. It was a memorable fall season for sure for all things outdoors.

Moose at Teton Springs Lodge

Closing the golf course didn’t stop us crazed duffers from playing a hole or two, with the management’s blessing of course. But now it’s mid November and the faucets have officially turned on. It’s been snowing for a few weeks. Looks like the La Nina prediction, calling for lots of snow in the Tetons, is spot on. Our weekends are now spent at ski swaps and conditioning classes and anxiously watching Grand Targhee’s Snow Report. Everyone’s hopes are up for a powder rich winter, and why not. We’re off to a very promising start.

As I watch the inches pile up on the deck outside Teton Springs Lodge & Spa, I can’t help but be excited about the holiday season this year in Victor’s Teton Springs Community. It’s almost guaranteed that you’ll kick off this year’s holiday season feeling relaxed and rejuvenated with a three night Thanksgiving weekend stay at the deluxe Teton Springs Lodge & Spa. Only thing that isn’t deluxe is the price. Now here’s the deal; stay three nights in a luxurious Lodge room, and one night is FREE. It’s crazy but true, and worth repeating. Spend three nights at the Lodge but only pay for two.

 

Stillwaters Spa at Teton Springs LodgeMy vote for best case scenario – arrive Thanksgiving day for Chef John’s scrumptious Thanksgiving spread at the Headwaters Grille; Follow up dinner with a relaxing soak in the hot tub and then off to bed. Grand Targhee lifts open at 9 and there’s nothing worse than being tardy on the season’s opening day. But if you’d rather sleep in and hang at the Lodge, that’s understandable too. Perhaps an afternoon leisurely cross-country ski at the resort is more in order. Or, completely escape the beaten path; strap on the snowshoes and head into the Caribou-Targhee National Forest adjacent to the resort. You may just find yourself eyeball to eyeball with our resident moose. Cap off this perfect holiday with a deep-tissue massage or hydraquench at the Stillwaters Spa & Salon. After all, the lifts will turn again tomorrow.

This Thanksgiving special also available in the one and two bedroom Lodge Suites and in the luxury log mountain cabins. Truly give thanks this holiday season with your friends at Teton Springs Lodge & Spa.

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