Wyoming may be rightfully best known for its awe-inspiring Yellowstone National Park, but that is certainly not the only majestical national park in America's least populated state. The Grand Teton National Park includes the major peaks of the 40 mile-long Teton Range and is a favorite for mountaineering.

It is only some 10 miles south of Yellowstone National Park and is part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. It is a stunning national park and well worth staying in if one gets the chance. Fortunately, there are a number of accommodation options to choose from within the park - See here for the 10 greatest national parks in the United States.


About Grand Teton National Park

  • Size: 480 Sq Miles
  • Location: Wyoming

The origin of the park's name is from the early French trappers in the region. The original French name was "les trois tétons" meaning "the three teats" in English. These majestic mountains boast a dozen small glaciers located higher up in the ranges. It is known as a virtually pristine ecosystem, the number of flora and fauna species to be found there hasn't really changed since prehistoric times - including an incredible 300 species of birds.

Grand Teton National Park is today a popular destination and activities include fishing, hiking, mountaineering, and other ways to enjoy the grand outdoors.

  • Number Of Drive-In Campsites: Over 1,000
  • Length Hiking Trails: Over 200 Miles

For those seeking lodging in the national park, there are a number of options for all. These include cabins and camping right in the center of the Grand Teton National Park. Some of the lodging accommodation options include:

  • Jenny Lake Lodge
  • Jackson Lake Lodge
  • Colter Bay Cabins
  • Colter Bay RV Park
  • Headwaters Lodge and Cabins

These lodgings are open on a rolling basis and reservations can be made up to 366 days prior to the day one actually wants to book it. None are open year-round.

Jackson Lake Lodge

Located in the heart of the Grand Teton National park is the Jackson Lake Lodge. This lodge is situated majestically on a bluff overlooking Jackson Lake, as well as the Teton Mountain Range and the Willow Flats. The lodge is complete with onsite amenities, shops, an outdoor pool, and restaurants. Guests here can enjoy a variety of activities.

  • Windows: The Windows Are Massive With Stunning Views
  • Ideal For: Ideal For People Looking For A Central Location
  • Season: Mid-May To Early October

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Jenny Lake Lodge

For those seeking a rustic lodge option, then there's the Jenny Lake Lodge. This is an upmarket accommodation option with packages like their Signature Stay Package. That package includes a five-course dinner, daily horseback riding, use of their cruiser-style bicycles, and a scrumptious gourmet breakfast. The property itself is a stunning AAA 4-Diamond property. Basically, a package deal here includes everything one will want while staying in the national park.

  • Ideal For: Families, Those With A Budget, Couples, Those Looking For Seclusion And Elegance
  • Season: June 1 To Sometime In Early October

Colter Bay Village

For another option, consider the Colter Bay Village. There are more options for affordable accommodation here and has a choice of tent cabins, campsites, an RV park, and rustic homestead log cabins. Also based around the village are a number of activities for the park such as horseback riding, hiking trails, ranger programs, lake cruises, and boat rentals for those wanting to get out on the picturesque lake.

  • Ideal For: Families And Those Looking For An Authentic Mountain Experience, Those On A Budget
  • Season: From Late May To Some Time In Late September or Early October

Related: Here's What You Can See In Grand Teton If You Only Have Two Days

Headwaters Lodge And Cabins

Finally, another option is located only a few miles from the park entrance to the national park - as well as close to Yellowstone National Park's entrance. The Headwaters Lodge and Cabins also offer accommodation options to those camping and on a budget. These include tent sites, RV sites, camper cabins, and more modern-style cabins.

There are also a number of facilities here like a restaurant, convenience store, and gift shop. Additionally, there are activities like the other site hiking, horseback riding, and fly fishing.

  • Ideal For: Those Wishing To Visit Both Teton National Park And Yellowstone National Park From A Singular Central Location
  • Season: Opens In June And Runs To Late September

For pricing and availability of these accommodation options check out the Grand Teton National Park accommodation website. Wyoming is much more than the geyser wonderland of Yellowstone and Teton is just one of the many gems that Wyoming boasts of. One of the best ways to really experience a national park is to stay a few days in it.

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