Jackson Hole, Wyoming
At a Glance
Majestic views of the Grand Tetons from each suite
Trademark Aman quality with top-notch service
Infinity swimming pool and Aman spa
Highly qualified portfolio of wildlife guides exclusive to Amangani guests
Twenty minutes from Grand Teton National Park and one-hour from Yellowstone
Seasonal specialist wildlife programs including Bear and Wolf Expeditions
Best time to Visit
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Jackson Hole has an extreme continental climate with very cold winters and warm summers. Activities are very seasonal. Spring, from late April to June, is marked by mild days and cold nights, with some rain and occasional snow. It is in spring that newborn elk, moose, bison and bears start appearing. Summers offer warm days and cool nights and a profusion of brightly colored wildflowers. In autumn, the aspen and cottonwood run gold and red. The days are sunny, with cold nights. Rain eventually gives way to snow. Winter brings with it enough deep snow to keep a skier happy well into April. It also brings the elk to the valley. They come down from the mountains by the thousands to the National Elk Refuge, which lies at the very edge of town.
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Magnificently perched on the edge of a butte with extraordinary views towards the snow-capped Grand Tetons in Wyoming, Amangani is a year-round resort that combines impeccable design credentials and access to some of America’s most iconic attractions.
Amangani, which means ‘peaceful home’, is located close to Jackson Hole at nearly 7,000 feet above sea level, and is a discreet and luxurious hideaway offering highly personalized service in the most majestic of settings. The building, which features Pacific redwood and sandstone walls, and floor-to-ceiling picture windows, has been designed so as to maximize at every opportunity the tremendous natural backdrop. Interiors are inspired by the minimalist yet softly welcoming decor that Aman-junkies have come to love, with detailing such as the rawhide chairs that nod at the colorful history and culture of Wyoming’s frontier region.
From Amangani’s entrance, stairs sweep down to the Lounge with its soaring redwood ceiling, two-storey high windows and wood-burning fireplaces and sofas. Adjoining this is the library with its excellent collection of coffee table books on the area’s flora and fauna, Native American culture, Western art and the area’s two great national parks, Yellowstone and Grand Teton.
All of Amangani’s forty rooms are suites, and have floor-to-ceiling windows, wooden floors, and cast-iron fireplaces. Wonderfully spacious and serene, each contains a bedroom, living room and slate-trimmed bathroom with a deep soaking tub. The living area consists of a king-size platform bed and a fireplace, and furnishings include a redwood-frame day bed for lounging, a dining table, chairs and a pine-stump table. Sliding glass doors lead to a deck, with mountain and valley views.
The Grill, a 65-seat dining room, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and has a lovely wood-burning fireplace, specially commissioned artworks and window views to the mountains and is a great place to enjoy regionally sourced foods such as bison ribs, while the Zinc Bar, with its rugged sandstone columns and wrought-iron bar stools is an intimate spot to enjoy a beer or a huckleberry martini.
The spa and fitness center offers a number of treatment rooms, exercise studios, steam rooms and personalized yoga programs, while outdoors is a magnificent swimming pool and whirlpool with incredible mountain views. The pool is heated year-round to 27 degrees, allowing you to swim when there is six feet of snow in midwinter.
Alluring as it may be to simply stay and enjoy Amangani’s inimitable style and facilities, the surrounding wilderness simply must be experienced. In winter, enjoy some of the best powder skiing on Earth, take a snowcoach into Yellowstone to see geysers, steaming psychedelically-colored pools and magnificent waterfalls, look for wolves, go back-country snowmobiling, or ride across crisp snow on a sled pulled by a team of huskies, while in summer you can saddle up and take a trail ride in the Tetons, hike through flower-filled alpine meadows, go fly-fishing or white water rafting, take a hot-air balloon ride, and enjoy some of the best wildlife in North America, from grizzly bears and elk to pronghorn and bison.
All Suites are carpeted, air-conditioned and include a bedroom and living room and a spacious bathroom and dressing room. The living area consists of a king-size bed, metal fireplace, a window-side daybed for lounging, a black resin-and-terrazzo dining table, woven cowhide chairs in faux wolf fabric and a pine-stump table. In the bathroom, a deep soaking tub affords window views.
The suites also offer a mini bar, a CD player, a TV, DVD player and a two-line phone with data plug-in and high-speed Internet access. Wireless Internet connection is available. Amangani offers 29 Suites, five Deluxe Suites, two Amangani Suites, the Spring Gulch Suite, the Sena Suite, the Shoshone Suite and the incredible Grand Teton Suite.
Each of these suites has a living area with back-lit cedar or fir planks on the walls and clear-heart redwood flooring throughout, a furnished deck accessed via sliding glass doors, mountain and valley views, a deep soaking tub, twin vanities, dressing area and slate trimmed shower room.
These two suites are each a spacious 676 sq ft have a balcony or patio with views over the Snake River valley and Teton mountain range and a ample-sized bathroom and dressing area.
The Deluxe Suites are similar in layout and design to the superior suites but a little bigger. These suites have large balconies with mountain views and are positioned at the end of the corridors.
This suite is located on the ground floor and is one of the most spacious suites at 780 sq ft, its own private patio and incredible views of the Grand Teton Mountain range.
|The Shoshone Suite||
This unique suite is the same design and size as the Deluxe Suites but has a more spacious balcony overlooking the Snake River valley and the Teton mountain range.
|Spring Gulch Suite||
Located on the top floor of the hotel, the Spring Gulch Suite has a large balcony, 676 sq ft of living space and views of the pool and the Grand Teton.
|Grand Teton Suite||
This suite is 625 sq ft and is located on the top floor of the hotel with magnificent views of the Gran Teton and surrounding mountains. A bathroom/dressing room area with a sunken bathtub and separate shower complement the suite's king-size bed in the bedroom/living-room area.
Children are welcome but there are no specific child care facilities. Interconnecting suites are possible for families and rollaway beds are available on request.
Amagani offers a guest experience that is intimate and discreet while providing the highest level of service. A premier ski resort and base for exploring the wilderness of Grand Teton and Yellow Stone National Park, the hotel features an excellent spa and fitness center, gallery gift shop, lounge and library and wireless internet service throughout the hotel.
Wireless broadband connections are available in all suites and public areasThe Gallery showcases art, antiques, crafts, jewelry, pottery and paintings from the area. A selection of coffee-table books, clothing and Aman’s own spa products are also available for purchase.
The Grill with its wood-burning fireplace, a slate floor warmed with rugs and magnificent views of the mountains serves a delicious breakfast as well as lunch and dinner. The Grill specializes in local, sustainable ranch meats, fresh fish and seasonal farm to table produce. Dinners and receptions can be arranged in the private dining room, and guests can also enjoy in-suite dining. Picnic lunches can be prepared with advance notice. Drinks can be enjoyed at the bar, or in the lounge next to a cosy fire, also ideal for relaxed afternoon dinning.
The library has a fine collection of coffee table books cover subjects as varied as the region’s flora and fauna, Native American culture, Western art and the area’s two national parks. A selection of novels, magazines, CDs, DVDs and games is also available.
The hotels 35-meter heated, outdoor swimming pool is linked to a whirlpool and both enjoy magnificent mountain views, especially at sunset. The Resort Spa and Fitness Center features treatment rooms, exercise studios, separate steam rooms and individualised yoga programs.
In winter snow piles up carpeting the valley and offering an abundance of seasonal activities. Jackson Hole averages 1,016cm of snow a year, the entire valley turns white after mid-November and it can stretch past early April. With over 1,000 hectares of skiing and snowboarding terrain, and the Teton Village alpine community of shops, restaurants, bars and recreational activities, Jackson hole enjoys some of the best skiing anywhere.
Throughout the valley, there is ample opportunity for cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing (to track winter wildlife) and even half-to-full-day dog-sledding.
In spring and summer, mountain and valley hiking trails wind through a world dressed in wildflowers. Wildlife from black bears and grizzly bears to bison, elk, mule deer, moose, pronghorn and coyote can be seen and wildlife safaris led by biologist guides tour the best viewing sites. More than 300 species of birds, from bald eagles and mountain bluebirds to trumpeter swans and sandhill cranes, can be found in Jackson Hole alone.
Spring Creek Riding Stables, a short walk from Amangani, offers trail riding and, in winter, horse-drawn sleigh riding. There is also dude riding on western saddles with trips varying from half to full-day.
Two tennis courts can be used at adjacent Spring Creek Ranch. Tennis rackets and balls are available for guest use and the valley also has two fine golf courses: Teton Pines Country Club & Resort and the Jackson Hole Golf & Tennis Club.
Bryony Butler (Staff)
Amangani translates as peaceful home and it certainly did not disappoint when it came to tranquility. Each of the 29 suites include a warming gas fireplace, deep soaking bathtub over looking the valley, walk in wardrobe and day bed. All rooms face out towards the expansive valley meaning there is no such thing as a bad view, the mountain back drop is the perfect tranquil setting tucked away from the main winter ski resort of Teton village and Jackson town. The hotel is the original Aman in North America and is timeless in design. The Amangani is a little more rustic than its sister property the Amangiri in Utah (offering a different style in keeping with its mountain location) but its position and views are outstanding. Architectually it is impressive, I was struck immediately by the quadruple height ceiling and captivating windows with views for miles over the valley and jagged mountain ridges of the Tetons in the distance. Furthermore the pool offers the wow factor, throughout winter it is heated to a very comfortable temperature and is quite a picture steaming in the hillside. I think the hotel is probably best suited to adult guests or those with much older children, however the hotel caters for young kids with childrens tents set up in the suites and yoga classes designed specifically for little ones. There are also a limited number of connecting room options.
Kerri Martin (Staff)
As I drove up the hill towards the Amangani, what struck me at first was the fabulous views that such a location commends. With everything on site positioned to make the most of these mountain and rolling valley views, it's hard not to be relaxed in such a tranquil setting.
Amangani, is definitely the most luxurious offering in Jackson, but fans of the Aman brand may be a little under whelmed due to slight differences in facilities and the fact they operate on a room only basis. That's not to say the hotel doesn't provide a worthwhile stay. The suites are a generous size and can accommodate families with interconnecting options. They've tried to keep the decor in harmony with the great outdoors, so you'll see unique art work and a western theme running throughout.
Head out with a team of huskies and shoosh along forest trails in the shadow of the Tetons. Learn dog handling skills and feel the excitement of running your own dog team and sled - a truly uplifting experience.
Grand Teton Safari in the Snow
Experience the beauty and stunning scenery of Grand Teton National Park in the snow on this private tour, where you will head off into Wyoming's wilderness in search of bison, elk deer, foxes and even the elusive wolves.
Jackson Hole - The Best of Winter Wildlife
Explore the National Elk Refuge and Grand Teton National Park in search of the area’s abundant wildlife. This gathering of wintering animals makes winter one of the best times to view wildlife in the Grand Tetons and take a winter sleigh ride.
White water rafting
There are plenty of places in the USA to run white water, but one of the best is the upper Colorado River where you can run standing waves and whoop and holler in delight as you and your team shoot the rapids.
Location & directions
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Amangani clings to the crest of East Gros Ventre Butte, some 2,135m above sea level, and affords magnificent views of the Grand Tetons and Snake River Valley below.
How to get there
Direct flights to Jackson airport are available from a number of international airports in the States such as Denver, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles, and are provided by a several different airlines including Delta and United. A 16-hour flight (inclusive of stopping time) via Chicago with British Airways and United Airlines is available from London Heathrow.