If you’re looking to experience a true winter wonderland this holiday season, consider spending Christmas in Jackson Hole! Imagine gathering around a crackling fire with loved ones as you share stories and catch glimpses of the surrounding snow-capped mountains. If venturing out into the snowy depths is your cup of tea (or hot cocoa—brrr!), you’ll find plenty of winter adventures here, too. Keep reading to find out why we love Christmas in the ‘Hole, then be sure to access our free Vacation Guide for more local recommendations!
4 Reasons to Spend Christmas in Jackson Hole This Year
1. Oh, What Fun It Is to Ride…
Yes—you can finally know what it’s like to ride in a “one-horse open sleigh!” The winter sleigh rides in Jackson Hole are actually led by a team of two horses, but you get the idea. There’s truly nothing more magical than bundling up and riding past herds of majestic Bull elk! Check with the National Elk Refuge to learn more about this incredible winter activity.
2. You May Experience a Santa Sighting
Is it any wonder that Jackson Hole is one of Santa’s favorite places to visit? Snow-capped Tetons, chilly temperatures, and perfect ski conditions are just a few of the draws for everyone’s favorite jolly man. We’ll let you in on a little secret: You’re most likely to see Santa Claus in the Town Square between December 15 and Christmas Eve (from 5 to 7 p.m.). There’s also a chance you’ll spot him out on the slopes (Jackson Hole Mountain Resort) on Christmas Day!
3. Plenty of Festive Fun
You’ll definitely want to leave room on your holiday itinerary for the Jackson Hole Playhouse’s annual “Holidays at the Playhouse” show. The season runs from December 13 to January 5, so there’s a time that works for everyone! It’s a dinner theatre-style performance that’s packed with side-splitting fun.
If you’re planning to celebrate Christmas in Jackson Hole, you’ll need a warm, cozy, and special place to stay. Beautiful Bentwood Inn is located in the heart of Jackson Hole, so you’ll have easy access to all of the best things to do in the area this winter. You’ll love our cabin-chic rooms, fantastic amenities, and jaw-dropping views of the surrounding natural beauty. You may even spot some native wildlife (we’re talking elk, moose, bears, and more). After all, we are just 10 minutes away from Grand Teton National Park and an hour and a half away from Yellowstone National Park!
During your trip to Northwest Wyoming’s picturesque backcountry, why settle for a less-than-amazing lodging experience? Take a look at our Cowboy Room for an accommodation that’s almost as gorgeous as the surrounding landscape. This king room features a private entrance on the first floor, a river rock fireplace, and luxurious details you won’t soon forget. Or, if you’re bringing your crew along for the holidays, opt for the Bunkhouse Room. No matter which accommodation you choose, you’ll be able to cuddle up by the fireplace and reconnect with the true meaning of the holiday season—love and togetherness!