Jackson Hole

If you are looking for adventure, great food, shopping and entertainment, then Jackson Hole is a great place to visit during your stay at the Southview Lodge. This well rounded city provides fun things to do for all different kinds of people young and old. Some of the things you can find are live music, the Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum, the Elk Refuge, the Jackson Hole Museum, gift shops, restaurants, and horseback riding trips to name a few. Please don’t miss your opportunity to visit this popular vacation destination while staying at the Southview Lodge. (For more information on the many things that Jackson Hole has to offer, visit www.jacksonholenet.com.)

Center for the Arts

The Jackson Hole Center for the Arts is a fantastic entertainment center that can host 500 people and is located just two blocks away from Jackson’s Town Square. Before enjoying a show at the Center, you can enjoy a quick bite to eat at the nearby restaurants. The Center for the Arts features live entertainment from full orchestral productions to ballet. The Center also offers classes for dance and art and is open year round. Be sure to call ahead of time to see what or who may be performing here and to get your tickets for a great show.

Day Spas and Massage

Most people will agree that taking the time to really unwind and relax is ideal while on vacation. One of the best ways to do this is by visiting one of the day spas in Jackson Hole. Great for men and women, these spas provide soothing massages, cleansing facials and other healing treatments to make you feel totally relaxed.

Granite Hot Springs

Soaking in natural hot springs is something most people will not experience in their lifetime. Located along the Hoback Canyon in the Gros Ventre Mountains, Granite Hot Springs is the perfect place to unwind and relax in healing, natural waters. There is also a man-made pool near by and both facilities are accessible during the summer by conventional road and the winter by dogsled or snowmobile.

Guides and Tours

Choose from at least 25 different guided tours that will take you to the most beautiful parts of the country during the winter and summer months. Your can select which best fits you and your group ranging from camping trips into wild country to animal viewing from the comfort of SUVs with heated seats! When it comes to guided tours where you can view wildlife or even spend time reliving experiences of the pioneers, Jackson Hole has it all.

Horseback Riding

Due to its location, Jackson Hole is a great place to experience true country and what better way to do it than on a majestic animal like the horse. You can ride at private ranches, private and public arenas, on local trails and in areas of back country. Local outfitters offer many different riding options from hourly, half-day or full-day trips. Great for experienced riders and beginners, horseback riding can be enjoyed by all especially under blue skies and in the beautiful country of Jackson Hole.

Jackson Town Square

Jackson Hole Town Square is famous for its four elk antler arches located at each of the four corners. It serves as a meeting place, shopping and dining hub, or just a place to relax. Surrounding the square are many different gift shops and art galleries featuring beautiful renderings of countryside and animals. During the summertime you will find stagecoaches ready to pick up anybody interested in a tour of Jackson Hole complete with background and history of the town and the things in it. During the winter, the square takes on a very festive feel as the trees are decorated with stringed lights and the whole thing is covered in a blanket of snow. Stop by the Jackson Town Square during your visit to see the centerpiece of the city.

National Elk Refuge

Over the past 100 years, the National Elk Refuge has been the home to the largest elk herd in the United States. It is home for 5,000-8,000 wintering elk each year along with bison, deer, bighorn sheep and wolves. During the winter months, huge groups of elk migrate to the refuge and can be seen from nearby roads. You can also get up close to these majestic creatures on sleigh rides provided for the public from December to April each year. Get within a few feet of these animals on these large sleighs pulled by horses and you may see others animals who also frequent the area.

Restaurants and Dining

Whether you are looking for some down home cookin’ or fancy Thai cuisine, you can find it at Jackson Hole. With a huge variety to choose from, here are some recommended restaurants that offer great service and taste.

Amangani Grill
Bubba’s Barbecue
Il Villaggio Osteria
Nani’s Cucina Italiana
Nikai Sushi
Rendezvous Bistro
Snake River Grill
Westbank Grill
Wild Sage


Jackson Hole is a great place for any tourist looking for meaningful memorabilia. For those interested in sporting and outdoor activities, Jackson Hole offers a great selection of equipment and gear. For those looking for souvenirs, you can find them in all different shapes and sizes from T-shirts and stuffed animals to magnets and mugs. Those who enjoy looking for great deals on fashion, you can visit several different clothing shops. Jackson Hole is also known for its beautiful paintings. Many different vendors and stores sell beautiful works of art depicting animals, scenery and other representations of the west.  Whatever you might be looking for, you will find it in Jackson Hole.

Skiing and Snowboarding

Home to some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the world, Jackson Hole is the perfect place for beginners and advanced individuals looking for great slopes. There are five extraordinary resorts each of them great for skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing and even snowshoeing. Come out to Jackson for great powder and a great time.