Affording magnificent views of the Grand Tetons and Snake River Valley, Amangani (peaceful home) is perched on the crest of East Gros Ventre Butte adjacent to the world-class ski destination of Jackson Hole.
Evoking the atmosphere of the American West’s pioneering days with its redwood panelling and blazing log fires, Amangani is nonetheless an all-season resort: In spring, summer and fall the surrounding wilderness areas of Grand Teton and Yellowstone beckon, with wildlife viewing, hiking, mountain biking, hot air ballooning and fly-fishing all popular attractions. The resort offers a heated, outdoor swimming pool linked to an expansive whirlpool, and a tranquil Spa and Fitness Centre.
Contemporary and stylish with high ceilings and large picture windows, Amangani’s Suites are warm havens mirroring their magnificent natural setting. Wood and stone are prominent design materials, referencing the surrounding mountains and forests, while woven cowhide chairs and faux-wolf throws nod to the region’s wild soul. All have terraces or balconies with mountain views.
Amangani’s comprehensive Wellness Centre includes four spa treatment rooms, two exercise studios and his-and-hers steam rooms. The wellness menu includes an array of rejuvenating treatments and holistic programs. Prepare for a day of Wyoming wildlife sightings with an early morning private yoga or Pilates session, or wind down after a long day of skiing with a deep tissue massage or Himalayan salt scrub. Treatments are also available in the privacy of your suite or outdoors on your private terrace.
Dining at Amangani
Looking out over the Snake River Valley with the snow-capped peaks of the Tetons in the distance, the redwood-paneled Grill specializes in local, sustainable ranch meats, fresh fish and seasonal farm-to-table produce. Forging a new American regional cuisine, our Executive Chef and his team create an array of dishes that can be enjoyed outside the restaurant as well, be it fireside in the Suites, by the expansive pool or on the sun deck.
Winter Adventures and Experiences
With some of the best skiing and snowboarding terrain in North America and two premier national parks nearby, Jackson Hole is ideally positioned to take advantage of the region’s outdoor offerings in all four seasons. Alpine and cross-country skiing are complemented by nature treks and guided wildlife tours, with more uncommon options including heli-skiing, dog sledding, white water rafting, fly fishing, photography tours and more.
Exclusive access to private Ski Lounge
A 20-minute scenic drive away, Amangani’s Ski Lounge is situated in the heart of the alpine Teton Village in Jackson Hole, just steps from the Bridger Gondola and Aerial Tram. It provides convenient ski-in ski-out facilities for the slopes of Jackson Hole’s Rendezvous and Après Vous Mountains, expert ski concierge service and refreshments.
Wildlife and snowshoeing expeditions
Explore the winter wildlife of Jackson Hole with an experienced guide interpreting animal tracks. Sightings may include moose, elk, white-tailed deer, mule deer and coyote. Alternatively, a half-day snowshoeing adventure explores backcountry areas, allowing plenty of opportunity for wildlife viewing.
Soar up and over 305,000 acres of terrain in a helicopter, taking in all of the Snake River and Palisades Mountain Ranges, and portions of the Hoback, Teton and Gros Ventre Mountain Ranges. A day of heli-skiing includes approximately six runs and 12,000-15,000 vertical feet. Snowcat powder skiing and guided cross-country skiing are other high-energy options.
Family fun in the great outdoors
Dog sledding, sleigh rides and snowmobiling are exhilarating activities in the bright winter sunshine, suitable for the whole family. Romantic horse-drawn sleigh rides can also be arranged for any time of the day or night, cozy blankets, hot chocolate, bells and all.
Summer adventures & experiences
With some of the best skiing and snowboarding terrain in North America and two premier national parks nearby, Jackson Hole is ideally positioned to take advantage of the region’s outdoor offerings in all four seasons. Alpine and cross-country skiing in the winter are complemented by nature treks and guided wildlife tours in the summer, with more uncommon options including heli-skiing, dog sledding, white water rafting, fly fishing, photography tours and more.
Experience Yellowstone and Grand Teton
Amangani’s in-house naturalists lead private tours of nearby National Parks. America’s first National Park, Yellowstone spans a vast area comprising lakes, canyons, rivers, mountain ranges and geysers, of which the most famous is Old Faithful. Experience the Park’s lower loop in an unforgettable day-long trip from Amangani.
Guided Wildlife Tours
Surrounded by pristine wilderness, Amangani is the perfect base from which to enjoy wildlife safaris. Take to the flatlands, the wetlands, the valleys and the forests with your own personal guide in a luxury SUV and enjoy nature up close and personal. Sightings of moose, bears, coyotes, elk, deer and even wolves and mountain lions are possible.
Adventures on land
Saddle-up and take to the trails for an unsurpassed horse-riding experience in exquisite natural surroundings or mountain bike through Bridger-Teton National Forest. Mountain climbers are spoilt for choice in terms of nearby summits, while hikers can explore Grand Teton’s spectacular forests on nearly 320km of hiking trails.
Adventures on water
The Snake River offers some of the finest fly fishing in North America with a lively mix of brown and native cutthroat trout. A scenic float down the river to an idyllic picnic site is a more relaxed option. Thrill seekers may want the rush of white-water rafting south of Jackson, and canoeing, kayaking and other water sports are available on Jackson Lake.
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