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Staying in A Vacation Rental vs. Hotel in Jackson Hole, WY

Which is right for your trip to Jackson Hole: A vacation rental home or a traditional hotel? This guide will help you find the best place to stay!

When finding the right place to stay in Jackson Hole, WY, there are a variety of accommodations to consider. From family-friendly motels to traditional hotels, cozy inns, and more upscale resorts, you’ll find lodging options for every budget and travel style. 

Rather than traditional hotel properties, many of our guests choose vacation rentals for their getaway. Below we’ll outline some of the considerations and benefits of staying in a vacation rental. We hope this helpful comparison can guide you in your travel planning.

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COVID-19 Travel Precautions

Here in Jackson Hole, both hotels and vacation rentals are taking precautions, following health expert's guidelines, and implementing updated cleaning procedures to protect guests. As a community, we have been working to keep each other and visitors safe and healthy. Some lodging options have also updated their cancellation policies to be more flexible. 

Stress-Free Group Travel

For large groups and families, a vacation rental can ease the stress of travel. In a vacation rental, even your downtime is an opportunity to connect and bond with your family and friends. Catch up as you relax on the couch after an activity or soak in the hot tub. When staying as a group in a traditional hotel, you may find it difficult to continually plan and coordinate meeting times and locations for shared activities and meals. Rather than texting and tracking one another’s whereabouts, a rental home is a natural gathering place. 

The Option to Cook At Home

Jackson Hole does offer a robust dining and nightlife scene. There’s always a delicious option to try, and the apres ski scene is a blast. A vacation rental gives you the best of both worlds. It's your choice to dine out or slow down and relax with a simple meal at home. If you’re traveling with a group, then cooking together in a gourmet kitchen can become as much a part of your vacation experience as exploring the beautiful outdoor surroundings.

Selecting Your Amenities 

When you travel, do you enjoy the comforts of a full-service hotel or resort or prefer the privacy of your own home? Many of Jackson Hole’s hotels and inns offer swimming pools, hot tubs, fitness centers, and spa facilities. Winter visitors interested in skiing and snowboarding will appreciate hotels with free shuttle service to and from the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. Vacation rental property amenities vary by individual property but commonly include private outdoor spaces, fireplaces, hot tubs, and sometimes even daily housekeeping service. Learn more about which amenities to look for in a vacation rental on our blog

The Right Location

If you are a first-time visitor or unfamiliar with the area, it may be useful for you to check out our post comparing the two main areas to stay in Jackson Hole: downtown Jackson and Teton Village. Downtown Jackson offers walkable shopping, dining, and nightlife in a historic setting with an Old West feel. Teton Village is located at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and adjacent to Grand Teton National Park. If you stay in a vacation rental property, many of the rental homes will be located outside of the downtown area, along the Moose Wilson Road and within Teton Village. Both downtown Jackson and Teton Village offer beautiful views and the laid back mountain lifestyle that visitors seek in Jackson Hole, but each location is unique. To see which is right for you, read more about these two areas on our blog.

If you'd like to learn more about where to stay give us a call at (888) 838-6606. Our team of travel experts lives and plays in Jackson Hole. We can help make your dream trip a reality!

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