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Sample Scrumtous Delights This Valentine’s Day

Skiing at Grand Targhee ResortI love chocolcate. No, I mean I really love chocolate, and embrace any excuse to give or receive it. It’s not just part of the reason – it IS the reason why Valentine’s Day is my most favorite day of the year. I can’t believe it’s merely a lover’s holiday and not a national holiday. I not only expect that a giant Whitman Sampler will be mine come February 14th, but I also reciprocate, giving a big box of gooey filled delights to my significant other. After all, he’ll share right?!

Bon-bons just won’t cut it for those romantics who have loftier goals on how to truly put the exclamation point on this special day set aside for lovers (or chocoholics!) So, I have a much sweeter idea for all the visionaries out there who truly want to WOW your lover come February. How does a “sweetheart package in Teton Valley” sound? Anyone who has been to this gorgeous valley beneath the Tetons knows that it’s undoubtedly one of the most spectacular places on earth. Lots of folks recognize Teton Valley, Idaho as more of a summer destination – the scenic gateway to Jackson Hole, Yellowstone & Teton National Parks. Outdoor enthusiasts also know that Teton Valley is hands down the recreation capital of the western hemisphere. For my money, winter is even more special and romantic, in so many wondrous ways.

For couples that relish slicing thru deep pow together, the ultimate bonding experience has to be a heli ski trip in the Tetons (talk about getting your heart beating and that’s what love is all about right?!). With over 300” of snow in the region thus far, you can only imagine what a day you would have and, drifting through pillow soft snow is only the beginning of this adventure.

After a day of ripping the pow, I recommend the romantic sleigh ride under the star-studded sky followed by a gourmet dinner at the neighboring Linn Ranch. Back at Teton Springs Resort enjoy a quiet glide across their Nordic tract or a snowshoe excursion off the beaten path. Take your camera; wildlife viewing is part of the tour.

Zen Room at Stillwaters SpaBy the end of this day you’ve earned an evening hot tub watching a brilliant sun set in the western sky. Your next stop is the Headwaters Grille. Sip a vintage merlot by the crackling fire while you savor something delectable from Chef’s John special valentine menu on February 11, 12 & 14. Grille. If you can tolerate an additional assault to your senses, try the extraordinary hydraquench body treatment at the Stillwaters Spa & Salon.

And, did I mention carving your own signature turns on the freshly groomed snow at Grand Targhee Resort? Are your pleasure sensors overloaded yet? They will be. Teton Springs Lodge & Spa is the place to make all of that happen for you and your sweet pea this winter. Make it a surprise. Book a luxury suite; it’s almost as affordable as chocolate. Or, consider this special Valentine Package. I think you’ll discover two nights isn’t enough but it’s a start.

  • 2 night’s lodging in a deluxe lodge Room
  • 60 minute “couples” massage in the two-person therapy suite with fireplace, followed by complimentary champagne and chocolate covered strawberries in the relaxing and elegant Zen Room
  • Don’t get up! This nice staff will deliver Continental Breakfast to your room each morning
  • Complimentary snowshoe rental
  • Upgrade to a one-bedroom Deluxe Suite for only $60.00 per night

“SWEET HEART” PACKAGE ONLY $289. PER PERSON VALID NOW THROUGH FEBRUARY 26TH

If your schedule only permits a one night stay (with all the goodies or without) the nice folks at Teton Springs Lodge & Spa can customize something for you. Savor the taste of Teton Springs Lodge & Spa this Valentine’s Day. That Whitman Sampler is so yesterday! Call 208.787.7888

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Rock the Tetons At Targhee Fest

Music Guaranteed to Rock the Tetons

Ok, maybe it was the Von Trapp Family who made magical tunes in the high altitude hills so famous in the “The Sound of Music” so many moons ago. But now, it’s the breathtakingly beautiful Teton Mountains that are keeping this tradition alive in the northern Rockies. The spectacular Teton Valley, in eastern Idaho, is quickly becoming a Mecca for quality summer music events and thus drawing visitors from all over North America to its lush countryside. This charming community, hugging the Wyoming border and a quick hop over Teton Pass from iconic Jackson Hole, has historically been recognized more for its famous potatoes, summer recreation and world-class skiing at neighboring Grand Targhee than for its cultural nourishment. However, the gig is up and the word is out that this low-key mountain community is home to not only some of the country’s most renowned musicians but also nationally recognized painters, sculptors, furniture makers, glass blowers, musicians, authors and filmmakers. It’s not difficult to understand why a creative force is blossoming in the shadow of the Tetons; the inspiration one can draw from the incredible beauty of this valley has the power to unleash the artist in all of us.

Visitors are drawn to Teton Valley this summer for a line-up guaranteed to excite any music aficionado coupled with a full schedule of outdoor adventures. Better plan on an extended stay. For many welcomed outsiders, the optimum home base for sampling this area’s wares just happens to be Teton Springs Lodge & Spa.

Located in the heart of Victor, Idaho, this four-season resort community is literally surrounded by the finest array of outdoor activities this area has to offer, the best of the west so to speak. Hang by the pool, tee it up on the award-winning Teton area Headwaters 18 hole golf course, cruise into the adjacent Caribou-Targhee National Forest on your fat tires, perfect your fly casting technique on the resort’s ponds and indulge in a massage. Or, simply take in Idaho’s most splendid scenery as the resident Bald Eagle soars overhead.

Only a driver and five iron shot away from the resort, you’ll take to the streets of Victor, 58 North Main Street to be exact, for “Music on Main.” Music on Main, compliments of the Teton Valley Foundation, is celebrating its 5th summer as a music force in Teton Valley, unifying community and visitors alike. This free series opens on July 15th and repeats every week through August 19 and consistently delivers on its promise to pack critically acclaimed bands into every Thursday session. Pack your lawn chairs and blankets and arrive hungry. There’s a diverse blend of local (Teton Valley) food and libation on site.

Targhee Fest 2010 - Music Rocking the Tetons

There’s barely time to sleep; the next stop on your Teton Valley magical music tour is the Grand Targhee 6th Annual Targheefest July 16-18. This low-key but immensely popular event offers the best of Americana and the mountains don’t remain quiet for long. The 23rd Annual Targhee Bluegrass Festival, the nationally recognized granddaddy of music festivals in the Rockies, kicks off on August 13th. Both events are definitely worth planning your Teton Valley vacation around. Targhee festivals take place on their intimate outdoor stage nestled in a band of Aspens and the hills definitely come alive for these events. A combination of premier performers, activities for the entire family, a relaxed, casual atmosphere all provide a two festival knock-out punch. The resort even provides free shuttle service from Driggs to this Alta, Wyoming, venue festival weekends and the nice folks at Teton Springs Lodge & Spa will help with any other transportation needs you may have

Other Noteworthy Teton Valley Music Extravaganzas:

July 10

Linn Canyon Ranch presents “Competitive Trail Challenge” – wannabe cowboys or those looking for a glimpse into the authentic west shouldn’t miss this event! Music by “The White Buffalo,” western arts & crafts, horse training demonstrations, silent auction and a whole lot more.

August 27

The Spud Drive In hosts the 2nd Annual “Casting 4 A Cure” concert to benefit the International Rett Syndrome Foundation (www.casting4acure.com) and presenting Chicago based “Freddy Jones with special guests Idaho’s Equal Eyes.” Teton Springs Lodge & Spa and the Teton Springs Foundation are proud sponsors of this wonderful event and be sure to check out all of the terrific special events happening at the historic Spud Drive In this Summer!

Call Teton Springs Lodge & Spa Lodge & Spa to secure your Teton Springs Lodge room/suite or luxury cabin in the Beautiful Teton Valley for this summer’s Magic Music Tour (toll free 877-787-8757). See you in Teton Valley and don’t forget those dancing shoes!

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A Jackson Hole Vacation Guide

TETON VALLEY IDAHO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE OFFERS VISITORS MAGNIFICENT HOT AIR BALLOONS COUPLED WITH AN OLD FASHION FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION!

Any legitimate summer Jackson Hole Vacation Guide will steer travelers visiting the area to neighboring Teton Valley, Idaho, for the annual 4th of July Festival. Also known as the “Hot Air Balloon Rally” and the “Teton Valley Summer Festival,” this event, once lauded as one of the Top 10 Events in North America by the National Bus Tour Association, will sure to please the entire family. Teton Springs Lodge & Spa, located in the heart of Victor, Idaho, finds itself smack in the middle of all the holiday festivities. Guests of Teton Springs Resort will also discover a complete laundry list of activities & outdoor recreation right outside their lodge or cabin door.

4th of July in Teton Valley

Only 25 minutes from Jackson Hole, vacation guide in hand, you’re ready for the 29th Annual 4th of July celebration but be sure give yourself plenty of time to sample the incredible activities and recreation at Teton Springs. A sampling includes: golf on the award-winning Headwaters Course, pampering treatments at the Stillwaters Spa & Salon, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, tennis, basketball and state-of-the-art fitness center. Fly fishing at dusk on the resort’s stocked ponds is also a terrific way to close out a dynamic day in Teton Valley. If you’re a beginner, we can help with that too with on-site instruction by resort experts. Tired yet?

Agriculture and ranching have historically been the economic engines in this fertile land on the west slope of the Tetons, but tourism is quickly becoming this valley’s bread and butter. An area map and a Jackson Hole Vacation Guide show the breathtaking Grand Tetons looming large, dominating the valley’s scenery. The Teton River, a Blue Ribbon tributary and fly fishing Mecca, is also one of this valley’s natural attributes. Year-round special events also draw visitors to this quaint but dynamic valley but none represent the heritage and character of Teton Valley more than the 4th of July Balloon Festival.

 

Check out the full schedule at Teton Valley Chamber so you don’t miss a thing. If for some reason you can’t take in all four days (sometimes a day of fishing on the nearby South Fork of the Snake River gets in the way!) at least put these on your holiday “must do” list:

  • Hot, hearty breakfast at the Teton County fairgrounds (a bargain at $5.00 – set your alarm for “early!”)
  • Taking in the prep for balloon launch (the atmosphere and sounds are riveting!)
  • Soaring across the quiet Teton sky in a hot air balloon (advance reservations required thru the chamber)
  • The Tetonia Rodeo (this could easily rate #1!)
  • The Victor 4th of July parade (get there early with your lawn chairs – this is a big deal!)
  • Arts & Craft fair in Victor & Antique & Fine Arts Show in Driggs
  • What else but the fireworks!
  • Widespread Panic at the Spud Drive-in on July 4th (o.k., so this isn’t part of the Balloon Rally but talk about ending the holiday weekend with a different kind of fireworks!)

Call the nice folks at Teton Springs Lodge & Spa to book your room for the summer’s premier holiday weekend. Or better yet, ask about one of the signature 3, 4 and 5 bedroom cabins. You’ll dig the cabins at Teton Springs so much we’ll probably see you around through Labor Day! Toll free: 877-787-8757

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