National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World program is an exclusive collection of hotels committed to sustainable tourism, authenticity, and excellence in service. Spanning from Africa and Asia to North and South America, these world-class properties inspire travelers to explore the planet and delve into the local culture and environment. They also offer access to activities and attractions found nowhere else. Bentwood Inn is very proud to be among this extraordinary group of lodges! Keep reading to learn more about what this privilege means for Bentwood Inn and the other Unique Lodges across the globe. For more information about our inn and Jackson Hole, Wyoming, check out our complimentary Vacation Guide!
Bentwood Inn: A National Geographic Unique Lodge of the World
How Lodges Are Chosen
When identifying hotels for the collection, National Geographic looks for places where guests can have an unforgettable experience. Stunning architecture and design, incredible views, innovative sustainability practices, and excellent cuisine are just a few of the requirements. The properties must offer also activities to help guests engage with their unique surroundings. Activities like guided nature walks or horseback riding tours are a couple of examples.
National Geographic’s lodge experts spend time at each site, evaluating operations and meeting with staff. This ensures that their high standards are met. As one of only seven properties selected in the U.S. (as of July 2019), Bentwood Inn is proud to have passed this rigorous review process.
National Geographic and Bentwood Inn
Recently, Bentwood Inn attended the Annual National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World Summit in Washington, D.C. We met with 49 other members to share ideas on sustainability and how to provide a unique guest experience. We even participated in specialized training by National Geographic photographers to learn how we can help our guests capture the unique wildlife in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. These skills, combined with our seamless service, commitment to sustainability, and beautiful accommodations help to create life-changing experiences for our guests. Here are some of the things we offer at our inn:
- Five individually decorated rooms with private decks, balconies, and/or fireplaces
- Great room with a 3-story river rock fireplace and 30-foot ceiling
- Dining room that serves breakfast daily and a Bistro dinner up to two times a week
- Library stocked with books about the region’s natural and cultural heritage
- Expansive decks with areas for relaxing and socializing
- Tesla charging station
- Free, fast Wi-Fi in rooms and common areas.
Bentwood Inn offers special accommodations and convenient amenities, but the surrounding wilderness and ski town are pretty special, too. Spend the day exploring the great outdoors (or wandering around Jackson), then come back to comfort and rustic-chic luxury at Bentwood Inn. Cuddle up by the fireplace or lounge in a Bay window seat as you gaze out at the Teton Mountain Range. You’ll enjoy some of the best sleep you’ve ever had and savor a delicious, gourmet breakfast each morning of your stay. If experiencing one of the most interesting lodges in the world is on your bucket list, then you’ve found the right place!