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Off Season Has a Whole New Meaning at Teton Springs Resort

“OFF SEASON” HAS A WHOLE NEW MEANING AT TETON SPRINGS RESORT!

I understand logically why the hospitality industry calls post summer, specifically October and November, the “off” season, aka the “shoulder” season. Now granted, shoulder season will definitely vary according to the travel spot you’re eyeballing. But for the majority of the universe, the fall season is when business tends to slow way down in most destination areas. Kids head back to school so mom and dad are distracted by soccer games, PTO meetings, homework and trying to concoct that perfect Lady Gaga Halloween costume. However, if you don’t fall into the parent category, or for responsible moms and dads who can break away weekends with the kids in tow, there’s no better time to travel in what I personally like to refer to as the “on” season!

The law of “supply and demand” dictates that you’re almost guaranteed better value, in just about every category, when your travel schedule is opposite of the tour bus crowd. Air fares are more reasonable and lodging at just about every destination hotel and resort is not only available for the taking but suddenly delightfully more affordable. I also find the service element more enhanced as well; the “locals” now have more time to give the personalized attention we all cherish as travelers. In fact, at most places in the slow off season, the staff even seem to crave the interaction with out-of-towners. This is the time of year when secrets are divulged, and despite being a visitor, you’re suddenly an insider. There’s also room to spread out in the hot tubs!

Teton Springs Lodge & Spa, in the village center of Teton Springs Community, is now in the throes of the “shoulder” season. Granted, the Headwaters Golf Club is put to bed so that the staff can prepare this award-winning course for its winter hibernation. But the Lodge, Stillwaters Spa and Salon & Headwaters Grille are all standing at attention and you couldn’t ask for a more spectacular time of year to be in this Yellowstone-Teton region. Mother Nature continues to smile on Teton Valley and kisses us with day after day with sunny skies, moderate temps, and brilliant fall colors unlike anything I’ve witnessed in years. It’s a light jacket for an afternoon mountain bike ride and for that breathtaking hike into the adjacent Caribou-Targhee National Forest. Just don’t get so caught up taking in the fall foliage that you miss seeing the resident moose with her calf trotting up the golf course. The trout in our ponds are also less wary so be sure to pack that fly rod, and for the die-hard fishermen, there’s literally no better time than now to fish our local rivers. We’ll even tell you what flies to bring!

So, if you’re one of the lucky ones who can travel during this more mellow, but no less worthy time of year, it’s optimum timing for that road trip. And, in keeping with the spirit and tradition of the “off season,” Teton Springs Lodge & Spa would love to pamper you with incredible value-added packages. A few of my favorites:

“STAY & DINE” PKG: $78. per person (dbl occupancy) – NOW thru 12- 16th

  •  One night lodging in a deluxe Lodge Room (always ask about affordable upgrades to a one bedroom suite!)
  •  Two course dinner at Headwaters Grille – soup/salad/entrée/coffee or tea

“FALL INTO THE SPA” PKG: $169 per person (dbl occupancy) – NOW thru 12-16

  •  One night lodging in a deluxe Lodge room (only $25 upgrade to suite!)
  •  60 minute Deep Tissue or Swedish Message (a Facial would work too!)
  •  Full Continental Breakfast
  •  Day Spa passes

Be sure to check out the other amazing offers. Winter is right around the corner. How does heli skiing directly from Teton Springs sound?
Remember, it’s always the “on season” here at Teton Springs Resort!

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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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