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Historical Traveler Reviews Signal Mountain Lodge Moran
Great view....so-so room...
The price you pay is for the view....not the rooms. Luckily, the clouds lifted late in the day of our one-night stay so we could see the mountains. We experienced rain, sleet, and snow showers during our few days in the Jackson Hole/Teton area so we didn't get to do much hiking. We spent one night in the park here at Signal Mountain before moving on to Yellowstone. We stayed in a Lakefront retreat with an unobstructed view of the lake and mountains (and clouds!). The room was a little chilly at first and the maintenance staff promptly brought an electric heater to us. The Trapper Grill restaurant was good. Beware, the portions are huge! Kitchenette in room was sparsely supplied. You would need extra cookware if you intend to actually cook anything. Full sized refrig was nice. Walls were thin. Did not hear voices but did hear plumbing noise. Beds were comfy and room was clean. Not much interior atmosphere but a priceless view out the window. Deer grazed just outside in the evening. Convenient central location in the park. Nice gift shop. Friendly staff.
Views 2 Die 4 but not the Ritz
Views to die 4 in lake front units. It is not the Ritz. We have stayed twice and the SML guided fishing was fun both times. The restuarant is also suprisingly good. No excessive noise issues either stay. Good for families who like outdoors activities. We went hiking, climbing with Exum(advance reservations)
, horse back riding outside the park, fishing and fooling around in the lake. About 1 hour to Yellowstone where you have to stop for buffalo herds in the road. Wildlife abounds away from the hotel. Great restaurants in Jackson Hole, Nani's pasta house(casual) and Snake River Grill(expensive).
We spent four nights in a lakefront retreat unit here. It had a living/cooking area, separate bedroom, and bath, but the big attraction was the deck looking over Jackson Lake and the Tetons. Spectacular! Staff very helpful, putting our groceries in the refrig before the room was cleaned for us to occupy. The cooking area is very tight, but you can manage. We ate in the bar one night to take advantage of one of the few tv's in a national park (the opening NFL game) and had excellent burgers. Great location for experiencing Grand Teton. Only drawback is that the lakefront retreats are four units to a building (2 up and 2 down) and you hear everyone else's plumbing noise. But I'd put up with that again for the view.
OK, it isn't the fanciest place to stay, but remember you are on Jackson Lake in Grand Teton National Park. Really you couldn't be in a better location. We stayed in a two room cabin. It was very nicely furnished and VERY CLEAN. The beds were excellent. It also had a desk and a small refrigerator. There was no TV, for which I was thankful. We had a partial view of the mountains from our window and a nice porch with chairs and a picnic table. We ate at the Trapper Grill twice and had good food both times. It is a cabin and the door hinges do creak. If your neighbor slams the door you'll hear it. We had no troubles with our fan like other reviews I've read. We couldn't hear anyone talking next door so the walls can't be that thin. The staff and the guests were all friendly and respectful. It was a pleasant experience and I would certainly stay there again.
A bit over-priced
Stayed in an upper lakefront retreat at $199 per night for two nights in mid June. The 1960's pre-fab looking unit had been recently remodeled with new kitchen cabinets, bath, and flooring. Even with the improvements however, the four unit building showed its age. There was no sound proofing between the units and none in the exterior walls. Could constantly hear doors slamming and cars pulling in and out. The view of the lake was beautiful but the accomodations were just satisfactory. Had no electricity the second morning of our stay. The front desk staff was very pleasant and helpful opening a small convenience store for us after our luggage was lost by the airlines. The food in the grill was also very good. Found ourselves gravitating to Jackson Lake Lodge for activities.
Doesn't get much better
With its dramatic view of the Tetons and Mount Moran, of Jackson Lake - and with its comfortable lodging and friendly helpful staff - well, it just doesn't get much better. Spent only one night in a Lakeside Retreat - May 16, 2004 - but wish it were much much longer. I can't recommend Signal Mountain Lodge enough. It surpassed my (high) expectations!
I have been to Signal Mountain Lodge twice. The first time in the summer of 2002 and then again May of 2003. We got married and our group of 20 stayed at the Signal Mountain Lodge. Both times I have been totally impressed. I have stayed in both the cabin and the Lakefront rooms. They were always clean. The staff is fantastic. I love the food. The breakfast is an event I look forward to everyday. The resort is quite. I would stay again and again at the Signal Mountain Lodge! Try the Black berry margarita in the bar!
OK especially for families
stayed July 5, 2003- the Grill was better than average- room was OK- had king bed- obstructed view of lake- $168 was expensive for us! Lots of families who seemed to be enjoying themselves- enjoyed the microwave and frig
Quaint but not perfect
We stayed there in Cabin 111 this past weekend (June 6-7, '03). From the outside, the log cabins are neat and attractive with a tiny private porch for whiling away the afternoon. Inside, it was very dark with loud, creaky floorboards and we agree totally with the first reviewer as far as the noise level from the bathroom fan. Plus, the insulation was poking through between the logs in the ceiling and the bathtub contained dried vomit, which we did not notice until we went to shower the next morning. Gross! The room overall was small but cozy, and our heater worked, thankfully. The bedding was clean and the views from the porch were very nice. Food at the Trapper Grill was unremarkable (typical hotel food). We did not get to eat at The Peaks (fancier venue) because their hours did not fit our sightseeing schedule but the menu looked enticing. The price was definitely right at $80 per night, so if you don't mind a few glitches and sloppy housekeeping, this may be all right for you.
Great unless you want to actually sleep
The other reviews here sound great, but we would not stay here again - at least not in the type of room we got. We rented rooms in the log cabins which consist of three adjacent (shared wall) units comprising a single cabin. $137 per nite. They have two double beds in each room - no fireplace or frig. The room was dirty. We stayed in Room 131 the first nite and the heater did not work. We wore sweats to bed and piled up all the comforters from all four beds on ours. It was still too cold to sleep. In addition, the water heater for the three units is in the bedroom right next to the bed and was quite noisy. Not too charming.
The next night we moved to Room 143, the center unit of another group of three cabins. It looks nice and had a nice porch to view the lake, but the bathroom fans in the adjacent units were QUITE loud and again, no sleep.
The location of the lodge is the best. Jenny Lake accomodations are not actually on the Lake and Flagg Ranch is in an area that is not that nice. The Trapper's Grill had great breakfasts and polite staff. And the Jackson Lake Lodge has a great bar from which to view the Sunset over the Tetons (or take your drink out on the patio). The Grill there is also good and the fancy restaurant (name forgotten) was wonderful. The best hike, was to go up to Inspiration Point and then keep going into the canyon. We went in fall when the leaves were starting to turn and it was absolutely beautiful.
If you decide to stay here, try to get a room with a fireplace and king size bed or else stay somewhere else. On the other hand, if you have some kids and sleep pretty soundly, this might be alright for the price.
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Travel Blogs from Moran
We drove from Cody to Grand Teton National Park in driving rain that turned into hail stones. When we finally arrived, the Grand Teton mountains were wreathed in clouds and mist. After bear proofing our porch (NOTHING to be left outside that smells vaguely like food or humans - there was a Black Bear in our area) we retired to our mostly cosy (but …
... a few kilometres to one of the closer lookouts, while Brendan decided to be energetic and keep going on a longer return loop. Came across some delightful views, a fast flowing waterfall, and a couple of moose - one with her calf.
The return journey saw us stop at Leigh Lake, the popular spot for kayakers and rafters, about tea time. As we had our kitchen with us, there was no great hurry to get back to our site, so Mandy cooked tea in the RV while Brendan maximised his time and ...
... off to a good start. The road to Yellowstone was breathtaking especially with the snow still around. We climbed up over the Togwatee Pass which was 9658 ft high. On the other side we saw the Teton mountain range for the first time. They are breathtaking and we followed them all the way into Jackson Hole. It is very much a little Queenstown with far more shops than 10 000 people could sustain long term. We had lunch and had a wander but kept my wallet in my pocket. We then ...
Yellowstone. It was a major destination of the trip. A little, well a couple hundred miles out of the way. We left Sundance Wyoming Thursday morning and decide to skip devils tower(we almost went just because we[mostly me] listened to The Gunslinger - the first book in Steven King's Dark Tower series). No real relation between the two, just two cool towers. A major bummer, but it would have added an hour plus to the trip. This ended up being a great decision ...
... great experience too.
We meet down below and had a great lunch sharing our tales, both very high on the excitement. Later we took a stroll around the village and wander off to the open chair lifts. Photos were purchased with a nice frame to be sent home. Happily we left Jackson Hole and went back to Jackson.
After downloading and a rest we headed into town for a nice beer and icecream.
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