With direct flights out of thirteen major cities, travel-junkies now have ready access to one of the most desirable celebrity vacation spots in the world: Jackson Hole, Wyoming. This ranching community maintains its cowboy roots, but has a glamorous edge that attracts visitors and second home-owners like Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, Harrison Ford, Sandra Bullock, Brad Pitt, Pippa Middleton, Tiger Woods, Uma Thurman, Matthew McConaughey, and more. Lately, Pittsburgh Penguin's star Sidney Crosby was spotted vacationing (and playing hockey of course!) in Jackson Hole.
Kanye and Kim also recently spent an extended period of time living in Jackson Hole and working on a new project with Travis Scott, Nas, Kid Cudi, and The Dream. West also threw an album release and listening party at a private ranch in Jackson Hole, and his entire community of musicians and celebrities headed to Jackson Hole to celebrate.
So what is it about Jackson that these celebs can't get enough of? Here are the top six reasons that celebrities love Jackson Hole.
1. Natural Beauty
Visitors revere Jackson Hole for its gorgeous natural setting. The word “Hole” in Jackson Hole, actually refers to the valley between two stunning mountain ranges, the Grand Tetons and Gros Ventres. The powerful Snake River winds its way through this picturesque valley. The area is so breathtaking, that in the 1970s, when the U.S. launched the Voyager II into space, scientists included an Ansel Adams photograph of Jackson Hole as a representation of life on earth in case aliens discovered the vessel!
2. Healthy Lifestyle
Jackson Hole is the perfect place for celebs to support an active and healthy lifestyle. With close proximity to Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, and access to rivers, lakes, mountains, and valleys, visitors enjoy year-round outdoor activities to suit every ability and interest. Skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, Iditarod dog sledding, and snowmobiling will keep winter athletes happy. In the summer, stay fit by fishing, hiking, golfing, cycling, rafting, and so much more!
3. Privacy and Tranquility
When you come to Jackson Hole, you’ll join a club of insiders who know how to truly get away from it all. Celebrities flock to Jackson Hole because they can escape their hectic everyday routines and live more simply. The local “Ranch” lifestyle prioritizes respecting privacy, slowing down, and reconnecting with nature. Many Jackson Hole accommodations capture a true sense of place, with vistas of the wide-open mountain valleys, and rustic, elegant decor reflecting the area’s unique heritage.
4. Luxurious Amenities
Celebs love to tap into the luxurious experiences offered at Jackson Hole’s four and five star resorts and hotels. The Four Seasons Jackson Hole, Hotel Terra, The White Buffalo Club, The Wort Hotel, and Hotel Jackson, all offer world-class services, spas, and dining options. These properties offer concierge services that bring you the best of Jackson Hole. Book yourself a private ski guide who knows all of the most exciting backcountry terrain. Or bring the kids and learn about the natural wonders of Yellowstone National Park on a private tour led by a wildlife biologist.
5. The Best Skiing
Skiers and snowboarders come to Jackson Hole from all over the world to experience some of the best terrain in North America. Known for its “cowboy powder” and challenging runs, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort was recently rated the number one ski resort in North America by Forbes magazine. In addition to expert and backcountry terrain, the mountain offers plenty of beginner and intermediate runs too. Snow King, a mountain close to downtown Jackson, offers additional terrain, family-friendly snow tubing, the Cowboy Coaster and night skiing. Nearby Grand Targhee Resort offers 2,000 additional acres of inbounds terrain, cat skiing and fresh powder, as well as cross country skiing and snow biking. Jackson Hole truly is a skiing and snowboarding paradise.
6. Vibrant Culture
With so much natural beauty, Jackson Hole is a mecca for foodies and art and music lovers. Celebrities can take home a piece of local artwork at one of the 25 plus local galleries and enjoy foot-stomping live music just about every night of the week. The National Museum of Wildlife Art is a must-see and the Center For The Arts has a packed schedule of film, music, and art events. The local restaurants vary from casual to fine dining and offer the attention to detail, creativity, and authenticity that you would expect to find in a major city. The area’s cultural heartbeat is in Downtown Jackson. Town Square Park with its iconic antler arches, sits at the center of town, surrounded by blocks of walk-able restaurants, shops, and galleries. Spend an afternoon strolling the boardwalks and don’t miss two famous landmarks, the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar and the Silver Dollar Bar.
With daily direct flights to Jackson Hole, it’s easy to get to this true Western town that celebs love. When you’re ready to book your dream vacation to Wyoming, call Jackson Hole Central Reservations at (888) 838-6606. Our local experts can help you book flights, accommodations, and activities for your stay and recommend travel deals and discounted package pricing.