(Closed) Jackson Hole Wyoming Honeymoon?

posted 4 years ago in Destination Weddings
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I love Jackson Hole! We didn’t do our honeymoon there but I’ve visited a lot. Honestly, the only con about Jackson Hole is that it is VERY VERY expensive! But it’s so much fun, especially if you are outdoorsy.

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Helper bee

I love Jackson Hole too! Ditto 

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hikingbride about it being expensive, but it’s cute and fun and lots of great things to do. I think it could be a really nice honeymoon.

My DH and I rented a little ski cabin via Airbnb (but this was in the summer, so no skiing and lower rates). We went biking, had a fun time exploring Jackson Hole and ate some delicious food (really liked the Mangy Moose).Took the gondola up the mountain just for waffles at Corbet’s Cabin on Rendezvous Peak. Spent a day in the Grand Tetons for the most amazing hike—snow in June, temporary waterfalls, foxes just trotting by on the trail, moose—and we wished we had been there longer…

So much fun stuff to do. You’re also not far from Yellowstone, so you could visit or split your honeymoon between the two locations.

Have fun! 

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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Jackson is great.  It’s expensive and touristy (for Wyoming standards, lol, we don’t “do” big crowds) but it’s GORGEOUS.  The Tetons and Yellowstone and the National Elk Refuge and everything else are just amazing.  

So would you be going in the winter?  Great skiing, and you can still tour some of the two National Parks in the area (Grand Teton + Yellowstone).  Definitely rent a car and be careful on the roads – winter doesn’t mess around in Wyo and the roads can be treacherous if you drive “normal” speeds in poor conditions.

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

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dniiiicole :  I have been there, and I can agree that it is outrageously expensive. If you are looking for a similar feel, near the parks etc, choose a smaller town near there are and work from there. I have been to Yellowstone a lot, and by far my favorite place was Cooke City, MT.

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Worker bee

My husband and I actually did jackson hole/grand tetons/yellowstone  for our honeymoon! We went in late October,  so it was OFF season and was waaaaayyyyy better priced for hotels and food and not busy at all as far as tourism goes! Also, we got to enjoy cold weather without worrying about driving in the snow or dealing with all the road shut downs that can happen in the parks during really snowy times-and bears closer to hibernating…we did 5 full days there, 7 including travel day for there and back….we stayed the first  night in jackson hole, then spent 3 full days in yellowstone-staying in hotels around yellowstone, and then spent two days staying again in jackson hole and visiting the grand tetons, elk refuge, and overall touring and tasting/relaxing in jackson hole. It was great! We loved itand can’t wait to to again, maybe in feb/March to go on wolf tours!!

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Busy bee

We just spent a week there this summer. We camped in Grand Teton National Park and spent our time hiking and a day touring Yellowstone. It is incredibly gorgeous. One day we went to Jackson Hole resort and took the tram to the top and hiked around up there in the alpine. We couldn’t afford to stay there (prefer to camp anyway), but for a honeymoon would be nice. Jackson was a cute town but that whole area was very touristy – enjoyed it for a morning then were kind of done, just not our thing. Really amazingly gorgeous though, and we can’t wait to go back 🙂 I think it is the kind of place where you can find lots of things to do no matter what you like.

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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

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dniiiicole :  lol yeah, especially if you’re from the south, I wouldn’t go in winter unless you’re prepared for the whole winter experience!  I live in a different part of Wyoming, but for example here right now it’s 2 degrees outside (“feels like -14″ due to wind chill says the weather forecast), and the low tomorrow night is -20, and it’s snowed about 10” in the last day.  The roads are a mess.  It’s fun, but it’s wintery!  I’d hate to be traveling right now.  (Some weeks are really nice, sunny and in the 40s or 50s, so it’s not always like this.  Impossible to predict ahead of time.)

Fall is SUCH a nice time… September or early October.  It’ll be cool at night, but still sunny and warmish during the day.  Not nearly as busy.  Neat time for wildlife too, with elk rutting and bears out bulking up for hibernation, etc.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

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dniiiicole :  I love Jackson Hole! It is pricey. If you’re outdoorsy and interested in a lower-key vacation, I’d check out VRBO for a cabin rental so you can cook your own food at least a few nights. When are you planning to go? It’s cooler there than you’d think probably (depending on where you’re from). We were there in July and it was a perfect 75, cooler in the shady hikes in Teton National Park. 

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