Spring Creek Ranch
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Our campsite is about 40min south of the park, so I had to get up super early to catch the first sunrise on this leg of the trip. The girls wanted to sleep in, so I went by myself. On the way in, I saw lots of wildlife along the roadside including Bison, Elk, and Pronghorns. After finishing my sunrise shots, I headed further north to scope out some of the other sunrise sites on ...
... to the Columbia River in Oregon. It's known for its exciting, but drenching, whitewater rapids. For our tour we opted for the scenic raft ride where you don’t get wet. Ideal for the cooler fall temps as well as a 5 year old. We cruised with the Dave Hansen Whitewater and Scenic Trip Company which is affiliated with our KOA. After a bus ride and picking up a party of retired folks we arrived at the Snake River to board ...
... of pictures this afternoon in this great setting and are pleased with the results.
The only thing we are not fond of here is the mozzies, we had best dig the insect repellant out.
We are really keen to see some of the wildlife, but so far no luck, although the bear warning signs and descriptions of what to do when attacked are somewhat off putting. Thankfully we hope we are at least adhering to the making plenty of noise one so as not to startle a ...
Today we headed up to the North side of Yellowstone where Roaring Mountain smoked, Mammoth Springs offered amazing views of terraced geysers, and Norris Geysers Basin, a diverse set of pools. We then drove south to Grand Teton National Park where we camped at Colter Bay for the night.
... including Black Pool, which we agreed should have been called Blue Grotto. Near Fishing Hole Geyser we observed otters fishing for cutthroat trout.
After lunch we made another stop to saunter along the shore of Leigh and String Lakes with awesome views of the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Spring Creek Ranch Jackson
Exceptional Value !
Spring Creek is a resort in the ranch-style and sits 1,000 feet above the valley floor on 1,000 acres. The views are the very best you can get of the Teton Mountain Range. Accomodations are nice. The hotel room I was in had just been remodeled. The restaurant was excellent. Great food and very good service. The views from the restaurant are memorable. The ranch will be 25 years old in 2005 and is offering 25% off their rack rates in January and they have a great Fall Promotion that includes breakfast, dinner and accomodations for 2ppl at $190.00 per night and their Wilderness Adventure Spa is offering incredible prices during November ($90.00 for 1hr hot-stone massage). I had one and it was the best massage I have had anywhere!
The staff is very attentive and they have a full Concierge desk that I really appreciated. This was a real treasure for us on our trip to Jackson, WY.
we had a 2-bedroom condominium. although the carpet was dirty, the condo was a great place to
lounge with 2 teenagers. the bedrooms were upstairs(no air-conditioning up there,fans only.)the
evenings were warm and we opened the windows
and in came many house flys.
the pool needed umbrellas because the sun was
almost uncomforatable late in the day.
the granary restaurant was outrageously expensive.
we ate out at top notch restaurants and this was
the most expensive and the food was mediocre at best.(my son ordered a caesar salad and received 8
pieces of romaine lettuce on a plate for $9.00.)on a
positive note, the location was very good(not in
the middle of town with a tourists everywhere and
not in teton village where there is not much going
on there.)the horse back riding was very nice.
A geat place to stay
My family and I stayed at Spring Creek Ranch from August 28 to September 2, 2004. From my first contact with Joanna in reservations until we checked out everyone was pleasant and more than accomodating. We asked if we could check in early and Andrew took my cell phone niumber and called when our unit was ready. We were originally booked in a 2 bedroom condo that had bedding for 5 people. However, when we checked in our unit did not have the promised bedding set up and therefore would not work for us. A quick call to the front desk remedied the situation. RJ offered us a 2 bedroom loft unit, but said we'd have to wait 2 hours until it was cleaned. If that didn't work for us he offered us rollaways for the night, and we could move in the morning. We opted to wait and were given a wonderful 2 bedroom loft condo with amazing views of the Tetons. The condo was bright, clean and a wonderful place to just sit out on the porch and enjoy the view. We ate breakfast in the Granary on two mornings and enjoyed great food and adequate service. We did have to wait to be seated one morning when the restaurant was basically 1/2 full and that was probably our only complaint about our stay. The housekeeping staff was thorough and accomodating. We often were not out for the day when they wanted to come and they graciously agreed to return later. It was a wonderful place to spend 5 days. It took only minutes to get into Jackson where we enjoyed many of the fine restaurants. We recommend Spring Creek highly and would return in a minute!
Great views Poor Service!
The views are incredible, but the service is terrible! One morning we awoke to find no toliet paper or coffee, one day no new towels. The room came with breakfast included, but there was virtually no help at the restaurant, but while what little service was cheerful the food was terrible with over-cooked eggs every morning and coffee cup always wanting. The rooms are poorly designed and not much sound proofing. We had a 2 bedroom that entered downstairs to walk up 14 steps a narrow halway and also not very clean. The rooms are expensive and we would not recommend staying there or eating at the Granary restaurant. Very disappointing!
A beautiful place
The Spring Creek Ranch is very relaxing and well-located. It is a hybrid of a condo development and a resort, which is a little confusing when booking but really just means more to choose from in terms of accomodations. We stayed in a studio condo which met our needs beautifully and really felt like a home away from home. It had a very well-equipped small kitchen, a dining table, a murphy bed which was left down and didn't crowd the room, and a nice sitting area down a few steps with a fireplace, sofa, chairs, coffee table, TV/DVD, and finally a deck with an amazing view of the Tetons. The room wasn't luxurious, exactly, but yet it contained everything you might need plus some: iron, ironing board, radio/cd player, books, afore mentioned kitchen with literally every item most home kitchens contain, starbucks coffee and coffee maker, etc. Housekeeping did an unobtrusive and excellent job. Loads of firewood outside room and matches and firestarter right next to fireplace-I don't know about you, but I hate it when a room has a fireplace yet it's a struggle to procure what you need to use it!
When we first arrived, I wondered if we should have chosen an "inn room", which are the official hotel rooms (as opposed to condos) which ring a lovely pond near the Granary restaurant. The setting is very pretty and their proximity to the restaurant made me think they might be more desireable. But, as our days unfolded and we relaxed in our studio and found ourselves enjoying the ability to spread out and kick back, I knew we had chosen the right accomodation for a week-long stay. Larger and more comforts of home beat cute pond setting In addition, our particular unit was very centrally located between the main lodge (which has the pool and fitness center) and the restaurant. Each was a 1-2 minute walk from our studio. Also, when we booked, the reservationist stressed that the inn rooms had superior view to the studio units, but I find that hard to believe. Our view was magnificent.
Minor annoyances: service at breakfast was uneven at best (management needs to address this-there was a lot of grumbling among guests about this). If breakfast hadn't been included in our room rate, we probably would have made other arrangements. The food itself, however, was very good. Also, there was no screening from the deck right next door. If you wanted to use the deck at the same time it would be a little uncomfortable because there is no privacy(they are connected and there is only a low open railing between them). This didn't end up being an issue for us, but I was surprised that this hadn't been addressed in the design of the decks.
The setting of the resort is really special. You are up on a wind-swept hillside overlooking the valley. It is very peaceful and beautiful. They have kept it quite natural looking and I hope they will preserve that feeling as the property continues to be developed. We love sitting out on our deck in the afternoons as the grasses waved in the breeze.
Grand Teton National Park is absolutely beautiful and very user friendly. The park and the Jackson area in general are like an outdoor-enthusiast's amusement park! You can do it all. We took great hikes, kayaked on Jenny Lake, went on a float trip down the Snake River, took a boat ride with a park ranger, and ate lots of good food! It's a fun place and the natural beauty of the area is breathtaking and seemingly endless. We easily could have stayed longer than a week. If you like the active life with a large dose of creature comforts, you'll love the Jackson area. We don't have children, but we noticed that all of the families that we saw seemed to be having a great time.
Spring Creek Ranch is a wonderful place to stay when visiting Jackson. I checked out all of the competition when we were there and nothing seemed to compare. It isn't inexpensive, but in terms of what you get for your money it is exceptional. We really enjoyed our stay!
Incredible view, comfortable accomodations
We just returned from a business meeting at the Spring Creek Ranch in July. Our two bedroom condo was nicely decorated and had amenities such as a sub-zero frig, wash machine and dryer. The property is 2.5 miles up a winding road, just outside Jackson, offering a magnificent view of the Teton Mountain range across the valley. The property including the reception area and Granary restaurant are somewhat rustic, but certainly adequate in the services such as riding stable, pool and tennis. Jackson Hole has a fun, cowboy town which is not too far of a drive. We drove out to Teton Village and much preferred our location to the base mountain. If you decide to travel to Yellowstone National Park it's a minimum of two hours on a two land road just to reach the entrance, but well worth the effort.
Family of 4 enjoyed Spring Creek Ranch.
We enjoyed Spring Creek Ranch very much. Rooms were clean and well furnished. Nights were very quiet. Since we were on top of a butte, there was no nearby traffic -- just beautiful fields of wild flowers surrounding us. We needed the washer/dryer that was included after traveling for a week.
Great views from our 2nd floor unit. The pool was very nice and large however no shade from trees or umbrellas. Bring a hat!
Property was a 10 min drive from town. Except for the Granary restaurant on site, you would have to go to town for dining or a drink. We ate at the Granary on a Breakfast plan and was a bit disappointed. The service was slow but the food was fine. $9 for continental breakfast of fruit, cereal and roll which was pricy since my 9 yr old only wanted one bowl of cereal. $12-15 for omelets/ oevos rancheros. I'm glad we didn't have to pay.
5 stars, 6 diamonds, what ever it takes, this is the absolute best place we ever stayed, and we have been around this country. Condo was wonderful, service was great, staff was friendly and helpful and the views were indescribable. Food at the Granery was top notch. If you visit Jackson Hole and do not stay here, you have missed something.
Week at the Inn Room - nice room with an excellent view of the Mountains and city of Jackson. Staff of Spring Creek is way above the average. A lot of personal attention from everyone - shuttle service is outstanding - no need to rent a car. Overall very nice trip to JH - will come back next year.
Best of the West
The best value. Stayed with family in a condo. Resort is away from ski area but shuttle service works wondefully. Veiws are fantastic, When you arrive at resort you know you are in Wyoming. Views are the best in the state. A lot of other activities snowmobiling, dog-sledding, hot air ballooning. food was very good at resort and town offers a lot of choices. Also used kitchen and cooked in once. To sum it up. Our children said it was the best family vacation we have ever had. My wife and I agreed. we rebooked for next year wherethey have a ski free program.