Monthly Archives: October 2013

Jackson Hole Shopping

photo-144Fall is here in Jackson Hole so whilst waiting for the snow to fly and gearing up for that pre-holiday shopping list,  it’s a great idea to hit up this well-curated collection of local favorites.

1. MADE: local, handmade, thoughtful, chic with a funky twist.

2. Bet the Ranch: fabulous, vintage, Western inspired and well curated.

3. Shayne: not-to-find-anywhere-else-in-town luxury beauty products, candles and more.

4. Lily & Co: orchids, arrangements, botanicals, decorative tabletop, home and baby.

5. Local Restaurant & Bar: new(er), young-folk hot spot with excellent cocktails and local carne.

6. Pinky G’s Pizzaria: hot slices, cold beers, lots of youngsters dancing to beats.

7. Paper & Grace: notes, cards, personalized paper products and great for pickup items and gifts.

8. Trio, An American Bistro: local’s big, smaller, sister offers wood-fired pizza and great appetizers.

9. Pearl Street Bagels: bagels, cafe and a funky local scene with lines out the door at rush hour.

10. Tayloe Piggot Gallery: simply fabulous art and jewels.

11. Dwelling: think chic, modern, mountain-home.

12. Lee’s Tees: tees for tourists.

13. Teton Toys: toys for tots.

14. Yippy I-O Candy Co.: candy for sweet tooth’s and homemade fudge.

15. Terra: NYC-curated clothes and beauty products come to the Tetons.

16. Cafe Genevieve: good old, town-sqare-located home cooking.

17. Persephone Bakery: fabulous pastries straight off the streets of Paris with coffee to boot!

18. Workshop: locally made treasures.


Wyoming Tax Benefits: Why Wyoming

Blog sponsors Realty Group of Jackson Hole– members of Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty have their finger on the pulse of the extraordinary benefits and tax advantages associated with calling Jackson Hole, Wyoming home. As long as the focus of this blog resource is to give readers the ‘lay of the land,’ let’s not ignore the glorious financial foot Wyoming maintains within the overall landscape of the increasingly tax laden U.S.

Realty Group of Jackson Hole collaborates with Chris Reimer of Jackson Holes Long Reimer Winegar Beppler LLP to talk Wyoming tax essentials in a scenic piece.

Houston to Jackson Hole Direct

To piggyback off yesterday’s post, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort announces direct flights from Houston to Jackson Hole this winter. Go big and fly direct from the Lonestar State to the Cowboy State this winter. You’ll be in for one wild ride.

Take Flight to Jackson Hole-Direct. Photo courtesy of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Take Flight to Jackson Hole-Direct. Photo courtesy of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

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New Winter Non-stop United Express Service
from Houston to Jackson Hole, WY

(October 10, 2013), Teton Village, WY – This winter, United Airlines will expand its air service into Jackson Hole, WY with new non-stop United Express flights from Houston, TX. The airline will also expand service from its New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport to Jackson Hole. United Express partner SkyWest Airlines will operate the Houston flights on Saturdays from Feb 15 to March 30, 2014.  With the addition of the new Houston flights, Jackson Hole is now the most accessible destination in the Rocky Mountain region with non-stop service to twelve US cities.  “It’s never been easier to get to Jackson Hole,” stated Jerry Blann, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort President and board member of Jackson Hole Air Improvement Resources (JH AIR), “and with the continued partnership with United, we look forward to welcoming visitors from all over the world to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, a world-class resort destination.”


Voted #1 Ski Resort in North America by SKI Magazine readers for 2014 Jackson Hole opens for the winter 2013.14 season on November 28th. The legendary resort famously deliver epic powder snow, 4,139 continuous vertical feet, 2500 acres of the best beginner, intermediate and expert skiing and snowboarding in North America and a genuine “Last of the Old West” atmosphere. Neighboring the legacy National Parks of Yellowstone and Grand Teton and operating in Bridger Teton National Forest, there is no more spectacular setting for a destination resort in the world. And now Jackson Hole is one of the most easily accessed destination resorts in the West with direct flights from twelve major cities, including new non-stop flights from JFK, Houston and Seattle in addition to San Francisco, Minneapolis and Newark last winter. For route maps, ski packages, online tickets (now with Best Price guarantee), web cams, videos and more please visit or

Jackson Hole Winter Flight Schedule

Most important tid bit to take away from this post: Direct flights to Jackson Hole are on the rise.

United Airlines at Sundown En Route from Denver to Jackson Hole


Last year around this time United announced direct flights from Newark to Jackson Hole- just in time for Christmas.

This year, Delta is hoping on the Metropolitan Area bandwagon and offering direct non-stop flights from JFK to JAC! If you live at the end of the earth (and not saying that we do), it makes a huge difference for long-legs of travel to not switch planes. Put it this way, leave your apartment in Manhattan, head to JFK (forgetting the security part), sit back and have a glass of wine, a little reading and a four-hour+ cat nap…et voila, you’re landing in a National Park (sure it may be closed) and headed seamlessly headed to the hills of one of the most iconic ski resorts on the planet. There are also now direct flights from Houston and Atlanta. Feast your eyes on this spreadsheet and get after booking that winter direct flight from your big, bright city to the bold mountains of the Teton Range and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

It’s never been easier to get your gang to come out and ski the number one (#1) ski resort in North America. Time to leave on that jet plane!


Grand Teton Hotels: Hotel Terra Jackson Hole

Slopeside...Where the Livin' is Easy!

Slopeside…Where the Livin’ is Easy!

Hotel Terra Jackson Hole is undoubtably an ideal place to stay while visiting (or not, as the government shutdown persists) national parks or taking to the hills of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Few guests know that the very plush, eco friendly room in which you rest your head, is also available for ownership. Huh? It’s a hotel? Yes, and it’s also a condo hotel.

Rob DesLauriers, developer and owner of Hotel Terra Jackson Hole and member of Realty Group of Jackson Hole speaks directly to the ownership approach of the hotel. Condo-hotel whole ownership models like that found at Hotel Terra Jackson Hole and Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa typically work well for destination and resort real estate in particular. DesLauriers explains more.

Some of the benefits of ownership:

  • Licensed, dedicated on-site Property Manager acting as the owners’ personal liaison to the hotel management. The Property Manager works at the hotel and is available to go over the rental contract, take personal reservations, and answer any questions.
  • Management offices located in the same building as vacation home.
  • Knowledgeable reservations staff available seven days a week to book units for owners.
  • Experienced hotel management company to operate the Hotel efficiently while providing exceptional customer service and quality levels.
  • Enthusiastic hotel sales and marketing staff to represent the Lodge worldwide and to maximize exposure for increased rental bookings.
  • PMC provides all owners with concise, easy to read quarterly rental statements Website available for information and reservation requests.
  • Full concierge services for owners and guests. 24‐hour bellman service in season. Daily maid and linen service for owners and guests. Charge privileges for owners and guests. 24‐hour front desk with check‐in, checkout service on a year‐round basis unlike other local management companies
  • Additional owner benefits include discounted hotel rates for family, friends and referrals, retail, spa and food and beverage discounts. Ski lift discounts are available with advance notice. – See more at:


Grand Teton National Park Government Shutdown

Photo Via: Jackson Hole News & Guide

Photo Via: Jackson Hole News & Guide

If you’ve hit the road and are traveling to Grand Teton National Park this week, we all know you’ve hit one heck of a stop sign. In the interest of avoiding politics, this post serves merely as a detour for the visitor who had high hopes of driving the Jenny Lake loop and listening for an early morning elk bugle under the Cathedral Group. Fear not for the old federales F’in up your plans, here’s a hit list of travel to-do’s ranging from homespun and hardcore to entertain you whilst not visiting GTNP.

Note to hikers: this partial government shutdown allows for two days for backpackers and hikers to leave the premises. Our reccommendation: head straight to the rec center for a shower and try the following:

Actually, before you leave the park: Stop by Dornan’s in Moose for a drink. At least you’ll still get the view and a little pop might take the edge off of your foiled vacation plans.

Ok here we go:

  • Hike/see the sites by taking to grand old Snow King. 1,571feet or 1.8 miles of vert. NBD. 
  • Dine on the town square: Local (burgers/game), Lotus (great hippy food), Snake River Grill (for a well-worth-it splurge).
  • Head to the movies for some good indie action with Franks Fall Film Festival- what luck!
  • National Museum of Wildlife Art: everyone needs a little Remmington in their life, right?
  • Go shopping! There are so many cool art galleries, stores and outdoor gear spots to spend time and/or money.
  • Hike Teton Pass and wet your whistle at the famous Stagecoach at the base of Teton Pass.
  • Teton Village: it’s rather sleepy this time of year, but stare up at that giant of a hill and make a note to return this winter.
  • Spa, baby: Hotel Terra and Teton Mountain Lodge & Spa are both great places to get a massage and soak up some Teton Range views from a rooftop hot tub.
  • Mangy Moose: World Famous Restaurant, Saloon, Bar & Emporium. Nuff’ said.

Believe it or not, there’s more to Jackson than it’s iconic jagged peaks, high-alpine glacial lakes and roaming big game. In fact, it’s an adventure and views around every corner where strangers can find plenty to do without a shutdown in sight.

Howdy Strangers- There's Plenty to do during a shutdown!

Howdy Strangers- There’s Plenty to do during a shutdown!